Today I am sharing a simple Quick and Cost Effective card I made for my cousin who recently had a baby girl.
Quick, because I set my timer for 30 minutes, but only took 20. Cost Effective, because all supplies came from Claudine Hellmuth’s Welcome to Swellsville card making kit (under a dollar a card).
Card making kits are the way to go. Everything is right in front of you and you don’t have to dig around through your entire stash. With this card, I made a point of using the items that worked first and resisted even looking through everything in the kit before I starting gluing and sticking down. Not only did it make things go quicker, but I had to improvise with my own drawing/doodling (YAY !). For example, after I stuck that thought bubble down I though it could use some kind of border running along the card and behind it… so I drew my own border. Also, I wanted to ground that cute pink bear. She seemed to be floating in space, so I drew a line on either side of her and wasn’t quite happy with that…so I kept going with a controlled scribble. I really like how the scribble came out between the bear’s legs, by then I think I figured out what I was doing.
A quick thought: Create your own card making kit! Dig through your stash and gather all the items you might need to make some fabulous greeting cards and or gift tags and put it in a wonderful box. Or…as I plan to do, replenish a purchased card making kit as certain supplies dwindle.
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