Friday, October 28, 2011

Vintage feel holiday cards

One of my favorite places to get discounted craft supplies is my local Tuesday Morning store.  For the size that the store is they have a fair amount of paper and other craft supplies.  I’ve bought many paper packs for there for pennies on the dollar compared to my local craft store.

Some of the items are at a great price and some are not so great.  I’ve been lusting over this pack of embellishments the last few times I’ve been in the store.  I just couldn’t bring myself to pay $19.99 for this pack until yesterday.  I figured if I kept looking at it and putting it down at the last minute that I should just get it.  It was hard paying that much for it since there wasn’t matching paper but I was pretty sure that the papers I recently won would match pretty well.

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The pack came with two boxes of chipboard letters and numbers, a pack of buttons, a pack of embellished snowflakes, paper flowers,

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fun vintage vibe trims,

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tons of stickers, and a stamp set.

It really was a lot of items for the price.

100_9017  Luckily it did match with the papers I won a couple weeks ago so I have new stamps and embellishment for some Christmas cards.

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With one sheet of the patterned paper, two sheets of yellow cardstock and three sheets of burgundy paper I sat down and made 10 cards with this same basic layout.

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Some have flowers, some snowflakes, some have ribbon and some I stamped a sentiment instead of the chipboard letters.

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I love the cards and listed them in my Etsy store to see if they sell.  If not they have a good home with me and might get mailed out to family and friends.  I might have to hand deliver rather than mail as most of them will require extra postage since the embellishments are so thick.

I loved these snowflakes and flowers so much that they inspired me to make some flower rosettes with my Tim Holtz die.  I loved the result and have to say it is getting rather addicting.  I think I made fourteen of them last night from one sheet of 12 x 12 paper.

Stay tuned for more holiday cards with my handmade rosettes inspired by the ones I bought.

Are you getting ready for the holiday season?

I can’t believe Christmas is less than two months away!

June

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4 comments:

  1. The cards are great, and you can't put a price on fun! I had no idea Tuesday Mornings had craft stuff, I'm checking it out!!

    Carol

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  2. Very cute card! I totally get how you feel- there are just a few things that I can't stop thinking about even though they may be more expensive than I was wanting to pay. I always end up getting them! Haha :)
    Thanks for checking out my project.

    Bekah
    If Work Permits

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  3. Love your cards, glad you bought the pack at Tuesday Morning. We used to have a store near us but it closed, the other store is quite a drive. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  4. Love the cards!! But did you HAVE to mention that Christmas is only two months away???? OH MY STARS!! Where did the year go?

    By the way....you can hand deliver my card and I'll make sure I have some more Riesling to share with you.... lol

    Have a good week!

    Amy B

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