Friday, May 29, 2020

Punch Paper: The Art of Sentimentality

The token of sentimentality is meant to be one of friendship, love. But that doesn't mean we have to be limited by certain language or just make a bookmark!

The cool thing about antique perforated paper projects is that there is so much of the stuff to look at. I'd like to see people do more of these at events, or at least see them as gifts. Here's some pieces I found online (many with links broken from ebay) that may inspire you to try punch paper. At the very least, they're pretty :)

Victorian punched paper craft bookmark 005 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
A pledge of my  affection... on this needlepoint bookmark with heart. Late 1800s...
Charming Victorian Needle Case/Love Token
Antique Vintage 19th century Victorian Ladies by chemindesmuguets, $35.00Small Punch Paper Cross-stitch Bookmark - Friendship c1850s - 1860s. A 5 1/4" x 1" silk ribbon bookmark with applied 3 5/8" x 1" punch or perforated paper sampler with Friendship cross-stitched at center. There are 22 punch holes per row per inch. Pencil mark on perforated paper.
Vintage Remembrance Bookmark Cross-Stitch on by EphemeraFan
$50 starting bid. Bidding starts to close Thu, Feb 28, 2019 6:00 PM EST. Register now to bid in NHADA Auction: Americana & Folk Art.


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