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Vintage Caps Alpha: Part 2

November 7, 2010

Second part* of the gorgeous French Vintage Alpha,

decorated for scrapbookers in October CC colours.

*Since I worked my way down through the alphabet to extract and decorate,

and then back up again to save individually.

In case you were wondering Β  πŸ˜‰

This is what the original embroidery sheet looks like.

Isn’t it beautiful? I wonder what stitches you might use on a pattern like this.

Imagine monogrammed handkerchiefs, little works of art…


This alpha does NOT contain I or W.

Lilcajunett, what program do you use?

Let me know – if you use Photoshop, I will do a Newbie Note on using masks,

or direct you to a tutorial if you use another program.

31 Comments leave one →
  1. Rene' permalink
    November 7, 2010 9:41 pm

    TYVM for your part just love ’em both!

    • November 7, 2010 10:02 pm

      So glad you like the alpha, Rene’.

  2. kaffp permalink
    November 8, 2010 8:55 am

    These are beautiful, thank you for your work on them.

  3. Kirsten permalink
    November 8, 2010 12:45 pm

    I will use the B in a challenge at DSO! thank you so much. It’s very beautiful!

    Glad to hear you are doing ok *SS*. I didn’t know you had been ill.

    • November 8, 2010 3:47 pm

      Thanks, Kirsten. Send me a comment when you upload your challenge and I will go have a look πŸ™‚

  4. Kirsten permalink
    November 8, 2010 6:31 pm

    Here is my page:

    Hope I have done your amazing alpha justice??

    Hugs Kirsten.

    • November 8, 2010 8:44 pm

      Kirsten, I love your LO! Would you like me to post it and show off your lovely work?

  5. Annette permalink
    November 8, 2010 9:18 pm

    The alphas are gorgeous – thanks so much for sharing!

    • November 8, 2010 9:59 pm

      Thanks, Annette! I really appreciate your feedback.

  6. Robin permalink
    November 8, 2010 10:02 pm

    Many thanks for this gorgeous alpha. I saw it at dso. It’s beautiful.

    • November 8, 2010 11:23 pm

      So glad you like it, Robin. Don’t forget to come back for the CC kit in October colours πŸ™‚

  7. Kirsten permalink
    November 8, 2010 10:38 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind words juno – very much appreciated :-)). OHHH – I’m very honored that you want to post my page – thanks again *SS*.

    • November 8, 2010 11:24 pm

      Happy to, Kirsten! Hopefully tomorrow…

  8. Laurel permalink
    November 8, 2010 11:11 pm

    Very pretty! Thank-you!

  9. November 8, 2010 11:19 pm

    Thank you for the alphabet! I was able to download part 2, but am not able to download part 1 (A to O). I hate that I can’t get it, it is so beautiful. If you have a way of me being able to download it please let me know. Thanks again!!!

    • November 8, 2010 11:27 pm

      I’m so pleased you like it, Diane. I’ve just tested the download and it worked for me.
      Can you please try again? Let me know if you are still having problems.

  10. November 9, 2010 3:09 am

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Alpha(s),Font(s), Word Art(s) post on Nov. 08, 2010. Thanks again.

  11. Lilcajunett permalink
    November 9, 2010 4:44 am

    Juno this is a very pretty set of alpha’s, I used to do embroidery when I was young. My
    Grandmother taught it to me when I was 12. So this Alpha just fell into my heart! And I’m using the gimp right now. It ‘s much easier to learn as I understand the tutorials better from the page you posted!

    • November 9, 2010 12:25 pm

      I’m so delighted my Alpha is evoking warm memories for you, lilcajunett. And I’m glad you are finding the GIMP tutorials useful. I have a tut ready that shows my version of using a clipping mask in GIMP. I will try to post it at Save the Green tomorrow and I will post a download link for the instruction folder here as well, so watch out for that.

  12. Glenda permalink
    November 9, 2010 6:46 am

    Thanks for all your clever work.

    • November 9, 2010 12:26 pm

      Clever? I like that! Thanks, Glenda πŸ˜‰

  13. Monique permalink
    November 11, 2010 10:21 am

    lovely alpha, I played around with it and I made an I and a W. If you want it email me and if it is good enough you can add it into the package

    • November 11, 2010 11:03 am

      *Monique: Yes, please! Emailing you now…

  14. November 11, 2010 5:26 pm

    Birthe’s Comment: (by email)
    “Hi Carol!
    I read your question to Ramzi about letters I and W.
    All antique alphabets are missing these two letters.
    The I & J were used interchangeably I believe,
    or the letter was simply adapted from a J to an I.
    That is usually easy to do.
    As for the W – if you turn the M upside down you have a W!

    By the way, I am so glad you left that comment, or I probably
    wouldn’t have found your homepage. (Cards by Carol)
    Your cards are beautiful, and I will definitely be using some
    of them. Thank you for your generosity. πŸ™‚

    Birthe in Calgary

    Thanks very much for sharing the background info, Birthe!
    Greetings to you in Canada.

  15. December 2, 2010 4:57 am

    Carol I’m so glad to have found you too. I use Photoshop but Gimp has always interested me. So glad you can use the free images on my This is what makes the blog world wonderful. I will be back to “dig around” on your wonderful blog. Sandra

    • December 6, 2010 12:20 am

      Welcome, Sandra! I look forward to playing with some of your lovely painted backgrounds. I will include you in my credits when I do! And if you would like some of my designs in return, please help yourself πŸ™‚

  16. Cindy Nouri permalink
    November 6, 2014 4:25 am

    Hi there! I was so admiring your vintage caps last night and printed 2 of them. Now when I go back I can’t open up and see them each larger to print. Is there something I’m doing wrong? I JUST love them!

    • November 6, 2014 11:31 am

      Hi Cindy, glad you like the Vintage Caps. Wow, hard to believe I posted those FOUR YEARS ago! You dug deep to find those. I’m so pleased to see you’re now following my blog. That way you won’t miss any goodies as I usually disable the older links periodically.
      I’ve been thinking about what the problem could be. Did you unzip the downloaded folder? I just checked and you can actually double-click the zipped folder and print a file from there. But unzipping the compressed folder lets you see all the contents.
      If you don’t know how to unzip a folder, just Google “unzipping a folder” and you’ll see lots of tutorials, some for Macs, some for Windows 7 etc. For many systems, simply Right Clicking on the zipped folder icon will give you a menu from which you can choose Extract Here.
      Please let me know if that helps, Cindy. If anyone else has had the same problem and found a solution, would you take a minute and leave a comment, please? You might have lots of idea that I haven’t thought of! I’ll copy this comment over to the current post as well so more of you can see it and help if possible. Thanks, guys.


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