Happy Monday and a wonderful Memorial Day to those who are celebrating. It has been a relaxing day here since we went shopping all day yesterday. We traveled to Jacksonville (FL) in search of some great deals at the craft stores (I found a few which are posted below.) and my hubby made a trip to Gander Mountain while out and about. He got himself a manly treat, so it was worth his time too.
I finished up these two birthday cards this morning.
The paper is We R Memory Keepers ~ Madame Royale.
I used the Celebrations cartridge to cut the party hat and present. Both are adhered with foam strips to add dimension. The Celebrate sentiment was cut at 1" from the same cartridge.
The flowers with gems (above) are from Scrapbuck.com. The flowers below are from Joanns (orange) and Michaels (pink). The big pink brads are from Joanns too.
ALL materials were purchased on sale, with coupons, or found on clearance. I hardly ever buy anything at regular price. I am able to purchase more for my money by finding unbelievable deals.
Here is one more for a fellow teacher. She asked for a card for her Mother using her favorite colors. The bird was cut from the Serenade cartridge at 3" and Mother was cut from Heritage at 3/4". I will bring it to her tomorrow and hopefully it will be to her satisfaction. She asked for a Father's Day card also (with browns and blues), so I am going to work on that next.
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Don't forget to decorate the inside of the card and then the outside of the envelope. It is a sneak peek of what is going to be inside. It is also a way to use those scraps that seem to pile up quickly.
Here are some more deals I found yesterday.
The best deals can be found at your Ross, TJMaxx, or Marshalls if you are willing to search thru their "sometimes messy" shelves. I always look for the edge punches there before anywhere else. They occasionally have the Martha Stewart edge punches for $4.99. I only bought one yesterday, but they actually had 4 or 5 different styles. I know in a day or two I will be wishing I bought the others. Look for your paper pads there too. I found the Sports K&Company pad for $1.49 and the cat stamps were only 70 cents at TJMaxx.
This paper was $2.00 per pack at ACMoore.
Did anyone else find some good deals this weekend? Where do you find the best prices for your craft supplies or biggest selection? Do you prefer ordering on-line? Just curious!
I am going to have a Guest Designer coming soon. More information in the next day or two. If you are interested in a guest spot, please let me know. With summer vacation in a few days, I plan on adding more!
Thanks for stopping by!