Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Secretarial Office 101

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome two new followers - Richa Maurya and Majda Pur - thank you for joining me!

Today I'm sharing a card I made last week and I'm just getting around to typing up the blog post. This is a vintage card inspired by an old "Office Girl" magazine cover shown below. I made this card for my Mom!  She used to be a secretary many years ago, and so did I!  I think my Mom will get a kick out of the vintage images and hopefully they will bring back lots of fun memories of her working career! I can't wait to give it to her! I know I had a lot of fun making it!

Here are the products used:
  • Digital images: Secretary, typewriter, sentiment, telephone, binding clip (Crafty Secrets Office 101), pocket watch (Graphics Fairy)
  • Ink:  Antique Linen Distress Ink 
  • Dies:  Polaroid (Kaisercraft), leaves (unmarked dies from China)
  • Patterned paper:  Far Far Hill
  • Other:  Envelope, flowers and yellow paper clip (from my stash)

Inspiration Photo

I would like to support the following challenges:  Allsorts Use at Least 2 Dies 2/3; Brown Sugar Black and White and Splash of Colour 1/2; Catch the Bug Colour Challenge 1/3; CRAFT Back to School (She's reading Office 101) 1/5; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Twist Hats 3/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Black and White and One Colour 1/3; DL.ART August Linky AG 1/day; Double D Neutrals 2/3;Fab n Funky AG UE; Glitter N Sparkle Back to School (She's reading Office 101) 1/3; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack Dies and Machine (I use Cuttlebug) 3/3; Kitty Bee Aloha Friday School (She's reading Office 101) 1/2; Kraftin' Kimmie Vintage/Distressed UE; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Not Just Cards August AG UE; Open Minded Crafting Fun Back to School/Reading 1/3; Pile it On Die-cut Embellishments UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for die-cut leaves and Polaroid 1E; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Hip to be Square 1/5; Simply Papercraft AG 1/3; The Crafty Addicts AG Use Die Cuts 3/3; The Outlawz Monday Greeting AG 1E; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk2

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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


  1. I use to be a Secretary too Kitty !! :) This card is right up my street and it's beautiful. Love all the embellishments you have chosen to go with this image. Thank you for my lovely message on my blog - hugs - Michelle x

  2. Wow..pretty card..Your mom is gonna love it..It always makes me wonder how passionate you are towards crafting.. every other day i see a creation from you..and they all are so innovative...keep rocking..
    Thank you for mentioning me in your post..and thank you for following me;)..

  3. Beautiful creation Kitty. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Neutrals’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  4. What a fantastic creation Kitty. I know your Mum will love it.

  5. What a perfect card for your Mom, Kitty! Great design with all the little office embellishments. xx

    PS I have some blog candy to give away on my blog. :-)

  6. Fabulous card for your Mum,great B.paper and love all the vintage images
    Carol x

  7. Hi just popping back to say ---Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DTx

  8. A fantastic vintage card Kitty. I love it and sure your Mum will be over the moon. I really like all the vintage images and paper clip. Barbxx

  9. Oh, my gosh, that's so CUTE! I love LOVE it! So many great vintage secretary/office-themed images. Your mom will get a real kick out of it. Thanks for sharing in our Neutrals challenge at Double D!

  10. What a fabulous card Kitty, I bet your mum will love it xx

  11. This is so gorgeous!! I love the vintage image!! The details you added are fabulous!! Beautiful flowers, too!! Your mom will adore this!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Well remember learning to touch type with a sheet of paper folded over the keyboard so you couldn't cheat and look at the letters. Great image. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. what a beautiful card!
    have a nice day
    Fiki 🐈

  14. A beautiful card Kitty, such a brilliant image and lots of fabulous details.
    My Personal Blog: Crafting with Cotnob

  15. Oh, surely your Mum will love it so much!! It's a perfect card for her!! Fabulous vintage image and the details are so pretty!! Love the paper clips on the image and the colours so fresh and lighty!! Fabulous, my friend!!

  16. Fabulous card for your Mom! Great focal image and like how you embellished with smaller digits, and those yellow flowers are so pretty! She will be so happy when she receives this beauty!

  17. Fabulous card for your Mom! Great focal image and like how you embellished with smaller digits, and those yellow flowers are so pretty! She will be so happy when she receives this beauty!

  18. Cool card and reminds me of high school typing and general business classes.

  19. hello! an adorable vintage card, luv the embellies! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  20. Great card! TFS it with Brown sugar Challenge!

  21. This is so sweet. I love the design and all your pretty flowers
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

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  22. LOVE these vintage office images! Will have to check my Crafty Secrets stash for these. :-) Thanks so much for joining the August color challenge at Catch the Bug this week!

  23. Beautiful card. Love the fun image.
    Valerija xx

  24. Love this vintage creation. Great image and die cuts also love the colours.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!

  25. A fabulous card and great image. It reminds me of my early days working as a shorthand typist - my typewrite looked just like those in the photo!
    Kath x

  26. Wow, how great is your card!! Love all of it so great combined!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

  27. Where did you get the picture of me in typing class LOL. fabulous take on the challenge, fabulous card. love it.

  28. So so cool! LOVE all of these images and the vintage ... fantastic! You've been busy!

  29. This is such a fun card, Kitty! I love all the retro details! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge.

    love Mags B x

  30. Love the retro inspiration! Hope she loved it :) think it's a fab change to your normal style, super successful card :) Annabel x

  31. I am in love with your retro inspired card! Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Happy crafting,
    AngelaTTCRD DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  32. Hi Kitty!

    Wow, what a great card! Your Mom will surely love this - lots of memories for sure. I had a couple of spare lessons a week in my final year at school and took typing classes - remember typing to music! And the 'ting' as you whizzed the carriage back :)

    Thanks for coming to play in the Playground.


    Di xx

  33. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional black & white + one colour” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  34. lovely card thanks for sharing with creatalicous Rachel DT

  35. Lovely card! Thank you for joining Brown Sugar Challenge this week. Good luck!

    Simona, DT member

  36. Beautiful Card..with so many embellishment...lovely image..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge.

  37. Oh such a fun card!! Fantastic take on the picture! Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

  38. Oh Wow Kitty, this card is just so so cool. I love the retro/vintage look and all the elements look fantastic together, you have such variety in your cards.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  39. These elements are perfect for our vintage theme...beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps this week!

  40. Great card design. Wonderful job, very classy too. Thank you for joining Pile It On "Die Cut Embellistment". Best luck

  41. Brilliant card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  42. that is lovely, very retro also, lots of hugs and love, cuddles to your furbabys, xxx, Marion

  43. Fabulous vintage card, will bring back lots of memories for your Mum. Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  44. Cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun.
    Lynn, OMCF DT