Cigarette cards were given away in packets of cigarettes and cigars from 1875. They were originally just plain bits of card that were used to stiffen the packet but then they were produced with advertising on one side only, the reverse being blank.
From 1893 John Player produced sets of 25 or 50 general interest cards that were given away individually in packs to encourage customers to buy their brand. Popular themes were 'beauties' (famous actresses, film stars and models), sports (in the US mainly baseball, in the rest of the world mainly football and cricket), nature, military heroes and uniforms, heraldry and city views.
In this set of 30 sheets we've included reproductions of some of the sporting images and made some great backgrounds to match to enable you to make complete co-ordinating cards. Or why not frame a group of the cards, mounting them onto the background sheet before adding the frame?
Subjects covered in this set include football, cricket, horse-riding, cycling, greyhound racing, boxing, rugby and tennis. Most of the images are aimed at men's cards although the ladies are also covered in both the tennis and horse-riding ranges.
We've also included a sheet of greetings and funnies - such as 'Old golfers never die, they just lose their drive' as well as others based around the other sports. This set is great for making cards for those interested in cartophily (cigarette and trade card collectors) but also just as good for the sportsmen (and women!) in your life.
We've made several cards to give you inspiration for using this set - click on the project button to see them. Remember, the designs can be used for the other types of sports in this set too!
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Christmas Escapades is packed full of images to suit all tastes from the young to the old. There is pyramage, large pyramage and motifs in this set and the sheets also include background strips, border strips and Christmas wording.
The Christmas Escapades set was already so jam-packed that we couldn't fit in everything we wanted to. We therefore designed this Christmas backgrounds set which includes complementary backgrounds, relative-orientated wording, plain panels and even Christmas inserts.
This set contains 40 printables with a children's theme. You'll be getting pretty kitties, birthday dogs, wild animals, cars, bunnies, diggers, dinosaurs and pirates in this set. You'll be able to make complete cards with some of these by combining the motifs with the backing sheets.
Introducing Whiskers and Wagtail - a gorgeous ginger tom and cheeky, lovable dog! This set contains 30 sheets that even includes printable card blanks to enable you to make fabulous cards that everyone is bound to love. Not only are there motifs and pyramage in this set but there is also fantastic DECOUPAGE that can be used alone or with the larger images.
This gorgeous set contains 39 sheets to download and print featuring lovely wild animal illustrations straight from an African safari! Cute monkeys, fluffy lion cubs, great zebra and towering giraffes are all featured here as well as some other fab animals.
Our Planes, Trains and Automobiles set will make lots of lovely cards that are suitable for men's birthdays and Father's Day. Not only does it contain planes, trains and automobiles but it also includes a lovely sailing boat image and a racing bike picture too.
After having such fun creating miniatures for the Origami Shirt set, they were very much in mind when I started working on this fab motor car-themed set. This set of 40 sheets not only contains some superb car images but there is also a sheet of cute miniatures that can be used with them.