I've always loved the "used to be a dollar" section at Michaels ( yep...still bitter that it's now the $1.50 - $3 section). So when I find things there that are 50-60% off, I'm ecstatic.
If you've been a reader of this blog you also know that I just shake my head at the price of cards when it's so easy to make your own.
On a recent trip, I stumbled upon some finds from Spring. Papers and pre-made tags 60% off which turned out to be $.60 per package. So for a whole $1.20, you can make at least 16 cards from these two things.
The paper pack had 12 8x8 sheets of 6 different patterns. The gift tags came in a pack of 16 and coordinate with the papers.
For the birthday card I made I used :
- Light metallic gold cardstock
- White cardstock
- Embossing folder and embossing machine ( I used my Cricut Cuttlebug)
- 2 papers from package
- 1 gift tag
- Self adhesive pearls
- 3-D Cupcake , candles, metal sentiment stickers from stash
Cut patterned paper 4.75 x 6.75 , attach to card
Cut white cardstock 4x5 and run through embossing folder
Mat on solid paper as shown
Tear solid paper scrap, adhere to middle of white panel
Attach tag, 3-D stickers as shown
Embellish with self adhesive pearls
Even if you don't have extra stickers in your stash ( a concept with which I am completely unfamiliar!) picking up a package of birthday themed stickers will still put you way ahead of what you'd spend on a single card.