Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Card for a Spring Birthday

My handmade cards are simple in design, but I try to find creative ways to use the supplies I have on hand. This is one of my favorites, and it was also one of the least expensive to make.

The flowers at the bottom of the card are cut from a sheet of scrapbooking paper. I'd purchased a pack of 12x12 sheets at Dollar Tree. The set included a couple of pages that I couldn't trim down to use for my 8.5x11 scrapbook, so I cut apart the images to use for cards. I think I was able to make at least six cards from the images on this sheet of paper.

The flower basket is from a set of stickers, from the same product line at Dollar Tree. The ribbon is from an inexpensive roll (4/$1 or so) from the craft store. The "Happy Birthday" stamp cost more than $1, but I made the investment because it was versatile; I've used it on many cards.

This card is for a friend whose birthday is today. (I hope she receives the original before she sees this post.) Happy birthday!

For more frugal ideas, check out Tightwad Tuesday.

3 comments :

  1. Now that's a sweet card. I also have my kids make cards for friends/family. Seems like cards cost upwards of $5 these days. Ridiculous!

    Nice to meet you thru beingfrugal.

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  2. I don't buy cards too often anymore. I usually have the little one make a handmade card. I love the one you made though. Very pretty!

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  3. I lOVE making cards too! So many people ask me if card making is an expensive hobby, and if you do it right, its not! You're Dollar Tree porducts look great and cost so little! Way to go!

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