Below is the first card I created with this wondrous art supply:
In that post I also noted that, not only had eight cards come out of that ONE DOLLAR art supply thus far, but I still had some panels left. Since all of the leftover panels had flaws, i.e., green rhinestones missing, I cut one of the panels into four squares. And used three of them in the following card:
Notice the three little frames that I'd cut from copper metallic cardstock on which I adhered my little treasures. That particular frame is one of 11 darling frames that come in the Ornate Frames Dies, which can be found on page 53 of the Holiday Catalog.
I know the samples using these frames are all Halloween-related. But I saw year round possibilities for all of them. So I ordered a set. And I'm glad I did. They arrived the other day, and they are too cute.
I didn't want to make this a regular card that I was going to send to someone. I wanted to keep it for myself. Looking at all the possibilities for sentiments to run across the bottom, I came across this particular one, which I've never used. At that moment, I decided to make it sort of a motivational inspiration for me to look at on a regular basis.
I don't always feel like it's true. But we are ALL capable of amazing things! I just need to be reminded of that once in awhile.
Well, that's nine cards already made using this single sheet of Dollar Tree bling. I love the stuff! My mind is already working on how I can use in my next creation.
If you had this wondrous sheet, how would you be using it?
Home made cards are so personal and perfect! It's hard to find a ready made card that says the right thing!ReplyDelete
I so agree, Michele.Delete
GREAT JOB! I love walking through the Dollar Tree and see such amazing ideas. A few years ago we did a Disney themed rehearsal dinner for someone and almost all of the things I found at the Dollar Tree. It was beautiful and amazing how you can re=purpose items from there.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Pamela! I adore being able to do cool stuff like this on the cheap! Your Disney themed rehearsal dinner sounds amazing!Delete
I love this. Sometimes the smallest supplies make the greatest projects. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.ReplyDelete
What an interesting coincidence! I picked up the same package when I hit the local DT on Fri. I figured they would be nice for my Thanxgiving cards. Besides Grands, I try to send cards to several elderly/shut in/in nursing home friends. They always enjoy the bright colors I use. Your cards are so professional compared to my amatuer efforts, but I do love making them! I make dollhouse miniatures and I love fancy punches to use to make dishes, trays, picture frames, etc. for my dollhouse people. They party a lot more than I do and need pretty dishes for their food creations!ReplyDelete
Aw, Kathy! I love your comment! Have a great time not only making your Thanksgiving cards, but continuing to make those darling dollhouse miniatures!Delete
Another lovely card! It’s interesting to me how card-making allows for use of scraps in the same way that quilting does.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michelle! Isn't that true though? Waste not want not.Delete
Love your homemade cards Linda.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow and Gather this week.
Aw, thanks so much, Kerryanne!Delete
I am utterly amazed that you made these beautiful projects a la Dollar Tree! Wow!ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks Sinea!Delete