Vintage Valentine Printed on Fabric…

Okay…it’s true confessions time – I am a hopeless romantic. I believe in true love, I cry while watching sappy romantic movies and I probably know every word to every love song ever written. My absolute favorite part of Valentines Day is a tradition my husband and I started when we were first married. We always exchange two cards – one that is humorous and one that is heartfelt. My Honey Bee has a way with words that make me tear-up when I read his messages…even after all of these years.

I’m not big on Valentine decorations, but I do like to put one or two new things around the house for this holiday of love. Now, y’all know how much I heart all things vintage. This includes the old fashioned method of letter writing by hand or typewriter. Don’t get me wrong – I adore all of my tech gadgets and I pretty much have everything with an “I” in it – phone, pad, etc. But these modern age ways of communication can’t hold a candle to penmanship or the rat-a-tat-tat of typewriter keys.

I love my antique Underwood typewriter. Jennifer on the other hand would have a different opinion. I bought this beauty at the Country Living Fair in Atlanta several years ago for a great price. Isn’t she pretty?

Valentine message printed on fabric and placed in a rustic frame. Graphics of a vintage typewriter "You're Just My Type"Well, she weighs a ton – and poor Jennifer carried it from the far end of the Fair all the way to the crowded parking lot – not a happy camper. I on the other hand was thrilled to get this beauty home. By the way…she still types like a champ :) My beautiful typewriter inspired todays project. A vintage Valentine printed on fabric and framed.

Here’s what I used:

  • Muslin fabric
  • Spray adhesive
  • One piece of card stock paper
  • Scissors
  • 8×10 frame

Valentine message printed on fabric and placed in a rustic frame. Graphics of a vintage typewriter "You're Just My Type"I love this barn wood looking frame. When I’m out thrifting this is the type of frame I’m always on the hunt for. They are very inexpensive and I love their vintage, antiquated look.

Valentine message printed on fabric and placed in a rustic frame. Graphics of a vintage typewriter "You're Just My Type"Carefully using the spray adhesive, I sprayed the backside of the card stock paper and laid the muslin on top. The adhesive is not permanent – it just holds the fabric in place and allows for easy printing.

Valentine message printed on fabric and placed in a rustic frame. Graphics of a vintage typewriter "You're Just My Type"Trim the excess fabric…

Valentine message printed on fabric and placed in a rustic frame. Graphics of a vintage typewriter "You're Just My Type"

Valentine message printed on fabric and placed in a rustic frame. Graphics of a vintage typewriter "You're Just My Type"…and run through your home computer and printer. I chose a vintage typewriter graphic from Graphics Fairy found HERE. The typewriter font is from my computer as well as the mini hearts.

Hot off the press…

Valentine message printed on fabric and placed in a rustic frame. Graphics of a vintage typewriter "You're Just My Type"I chose to leave my fabric adhered to the card stock for easier framing. I think it looks fabulous is this rustic frame! I had fun placing it in different rooms of the house.

Spare bedroom…

Valentine message printed on fabric and placed in a rustic frame. Graphics of a vintage typewriter "You're Just My Type"Upstairs landing…

Valentine message printed on fabric and placed in a rustic frame. Graphics of a vintage typewriter "You're Just My Type"Fireplace mantle…where I think it looks best!

Valentine message printed on fabric and placed in a rustic frame. Graphics of a vintage typewriter "You're Just My Type"If you have never printed on fabric I strongly urge you to give it a go. You can find all types of free graphics on the internet or your home computer may already have great graphics. We previously shared with you the Bee and Wreath project that you can see HERE. The best part is how easy this project is – and it prints just like a piece of paper. The possibilities are endless!

xo-Vicki

Comments

  1. says

    You are so creative! As someone that doesn’t own anything with an I this typewriter is totally up my alley. Love it and can’t wait to pin and share it. Hugs, CoCo

  2. says

    Vicki and Jennifer, this is so adorable. I’ve printed on fabric and I really should with all the sewing so this how to is perfect and you made it look so easy. I love the old fashioned typewriter and that print you chose is darling and something you can have on display long after the Valentine’s Holiday!! xo Lisa

  3. says

    Who knew you could print on fabric straight from the home printer?!? Y’all have the cutest ideas and great tips for making it doable :-) I first learned to type on an old Underwood typewriter when I was a kid ~ it was my Grammy’s and she would let me sit at the kitchen table and peck out little words. I loved the sound of the key strikes and the carriage returns. It was green and had it’s own case. Gosh I wish we still had it! Thanks for the memories 2 Bees! Bwg ~~

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