Hi everyone! I had a FABULOUS time shopping on Saturday. I'm head over heels in love with Hobby Lobby. Seriously. I'm totally smitten. I can't wait to go back. :D I wonder if they give coupons, though?
Today I'm finally sharing these sweet little DVD boxes I picked up at my local thrift store. I bought 12 of them for a quarter each, and at the time I didn't know what I was going to use them for, but I figured for that price, they had to be mine! :) Originally, I thought about using them to package some of the Christmas cards I was selling at the craft fairs, but they were already sealed in plastic, plus I would have either had to jack up the price of the cards or included the box in the price, and then I would have been losing money. SO... it finally dawned on me that instead of buying small little gifts for my co-workers, I would use the boxes to package a variety of cards!
My first thought was to decide which occasions to make. I figured birthday, thank you, get well, and sympathy were cards most people would use (and appreciate!). To make my life easier, I made 12 of each, so I didn't spend more than 2-3 hours on any one occasion. I kept the layouts pretty simple, too. :)
You can see a sneak peak of all the cards in that first photo, but the first set I'm showing you in detail is the sympathy card. I used up some old K&Co papers, and these kraft "bookmarks" I bought on clearance at Michaels. I put bookmark in quotes, because they're really just strips of cardstock, intended to be embellished as bookmarks. I got a package of 50 for something cheap like 50 cents or a dollar. Anyway, they come in handy for trying to save time on projects like this! :) I used my 3inch scalloped circle punch and the bird-on-a-branch image by Inkadinkado for my focal point. The sentiment is My Sentiments Exactly (Sympathy Sentiments) and the inside says "Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time"
I will be posting the other 3 cards this week, so stay tuned!
-Suzanne :O )