I was recently at Michael’s and spent some time rummaging through their dollar bin section. They had a bunch of items that were in the range of $1 – $3 in price. They actually had some cute paper crafting stuff that all coordinated. My immediate thought was how I could likely create some super cute greeting cards using this stuff! So of course, I grabbed it
Here are some of the awesome cards I created. I did pull some stamps and a few items from my stash – but the majority of these cards were made using the cheapo stuff from Michael’s. Fun!
The kites were so cute, they were killing me. I was dying to use some of my new stamps from Simon Says Stamp and I thought these kites would be a perfect fit. When I went to use the kites, I knew I wanted a sky background – but I wasn’t sure how I would do it. I dug through my stash and found these Project Life cards, from the Honey collection. I wanted to see if I could somehow use them?
I decided to trim them down using my Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies. This made them the perfect size for a cardfront.
I then used the adorable cloud background to build my cards. The speech bubble was in the perfect spot for my greeting. These cards came together super fast and I love them! Big score finding this stuff in the Michael’s dollar bins!!
A few weeks back I got into a stamping kick – specifically stamping colorful backgrounds for my cards. I think it was because I discovered how well the Stamper’s Secret Weapon works. I had bought it on a whim to try it out and HOLY MOLY was I impressed! I am now able to get such a clean, crisp image when I stamp with solid images. I’m so darn impressed. Only wish I had bought this thing sooner!!
I’m sharing a set of fun cards I made from Paper Smooches Clear Stamps. I had stamped and colored these little guys with various methods: Copics, colored pencils, etc. But the stamped backgrounds were all done with some Papertrey Ink Polka Dot background stamps – something I’ve had in my stash for years. Such a great stamp set.
Here’s a close up look at each of the cards:
The images in this stamp set are so darn cute. I love how this set of cards turned out.
If you’re looking for more info on how I create my colorful hand stamped backgrounds, check out my recent Craftsy blog post. I share some tips and how-to’s. Thanks for looking!!
I’ve been having some fun playing with Lawn Fawn stamps that I grabbed at the CKC convention a few weeks ago. Here are some cards that I’ve been making. They are simple, but fun! Love coloring these cute images. The stamps and dies used for these cards are from “The Best Pun Ever” stamp set.
I’m offering the above cards as a set of 3 in my Etsy shop. I think these cards would be great to have on hand when you need to send a card out to anyone. They are great for all occasions.
These next few I made with some “Get Well Soon” Lawn Fawn stamps. I do love the ease of using the coordinating dies, however I do think buying dies gets expensive! I try to only buy ones that I really know I will get a lot of use out of.
This is a set of 3″ x 3″ cards…these little stamps were a perfect fit for a set of tiny cards. Just love those little band-aids!
I recently bought the Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers and I couldn’t wait to try and make these super cute bows. There are a lot of tutorials out there, but I found this one helpful. On the ends of the bow, I used a square punch instead of the punch board. I like my ends more straight versus curvy. Just a matter of preference!
I made several cards – how fun is this for a wedding or anniversary?
I created these for Father’s day. I think these bow ties make perfect cards for guys…and even little boys!
This one is pretty elegant. I am trying to decide what it would be best for. I think maybe a card for Father’s Day, Birthday – or maybe for your son on his wedding day?
I know I keep saying this, but I am uploading these to my Etsy shop every few days. I totally appreciate any and all orders thus far. It totally helps keep my crafty habit going…so I don’t feel badly about buying new goodies Thank you all!!