Monday, April 28, 2008

Altered Notecards

Here is a set of 3 1/2 x 5 notecards that I found in the Target $1 bin. It's a set of 8 cards and envelopes that come wrapped with a band of ribbon and in a clear plastic box. I picked up a bunch of them with the intention of "altering" them. The notecards themselves are very plain. I thought they would make a quick and very inexpensive gift. All I did was "dress them up" a bit. . .and I really didn't even do much of that. I just stamped a panel that I attached to the front of the card. I didn't add any embellishments in order to keep them simple and still able to fit in the matching envelopes. This was a gift for my mother in law. I know how she likes to send thank yous and I knew she wouldn't feel up to stamping her own anytime soon. She really liked the set and it really didn't take a whole lot of time to complete once I decided on the stamped design. I'm also using the notecards for card sets that my husband asked for to give as gifts. I'll show you those once I finish them! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Women of Life, Garden of Life (Papertrey Ink); Ink- Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery (SU), Onyx Black (Versafine), Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink); Paper- white (Georgia-Pacific), yellow, green (DCWV); Accessories- scallop punch, slit punch (SU), ribbon and notecard set from Target Dollar spot.

17 comments:

Donna said...

these are SO great! I bet your DMIL will adore them...you're so clever. love the bright colors

My lifes inky escape and more said...

How cute! I love this little box and cards...you did a wonderfu job!

Joan said...

Great idea...did you dress up the clear box that the note came in originally or did you create a new one. I like both the notes and the box. Joan

Janine said...

What a fabulous project!!!

Michelle said...

Very cute - these are so awesome & I'm sure great to have on hand.

CraftyC said...

A great idea, will make a lovely gift!
Clairexx

Juanita B said...

WOW, I'm blown away, these are GORGEOUS!!! TFS.

Julie Brooks said...

Adorable!!!! What a great idea!!

Christi said...

This is so sweet!! What a great idea! :) Beautiful job!

Mauna said...

It's not home much it costs but what you do with it...you just did a great example of that! TFS

Jennifer Buck said...

Totally adorable! I love it! I'm going to be checking that dollar spot now! Tooo cute! TFS and have a great night! ;)

Jenn in GA said...

isn't it great to get something so cheap and be able to improve it so easily? i'm guessing you covered the box because it was a little less than desirable...i know how things can get beat up in that dollar spot. love the cover job on the box!

Lorie said...

My goodness! This is just such a great idea. Just how do you do it day after day?! :o) Thanks for sharing your talent!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh what a great find Charmaine! I love how you dressed them up. I'm sure your MIL will adore them!

Alexandra said...

These are so stinkin' cute - I saw those notecards and never thought of this! You are so very creative, girl! What a wonderful set!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

NancyJo said...

Absolutely love this notecard set! How quick, simple and wonderful!

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are so super fabulous!! I am always jealous when people find such great Target buys, mine never has anything!!

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