Today I just wanted to take a minute and show you that making things doesn’t have to be hard or expensive or complicated!!
So I made 3 cards in about 30 minutes, and that included finding the supplies in my mess!! They are all similar and I think they are beautiful! So here are the steps and the pricing so that you can tell how inexpensive things can be to put together.
First the pricing:
I got the gems on one sheet for $1.50 at MIcheal’s and still have about 3/4 of the sheet left.
I got the dimensional butterfly stickers at the local dollar store and there were 9 butterflies on each sticker, yes I bought all 3 colors on separate sheets so I spent $3.00 but have enough left to do many more cards.
The shiny flourishes sticker I bought at the local Walmart for $0.97 because I wanted to put some on my phone, it had 8 stickers on it so I still have a couple left there also.
The cards were the most expensive part for me. They were $5.00 a box of 40 with envelopes at my local Joann’s. Yes they were on clearance but you could use a coupon and get them for that same price.
Now putting them together:
I started by knowing I wanted a gem in each corner.
So then deciding what flourish to use with which butterfly was the hard decision.
After that I just added smaller gems to the ends of some of the flourishes.
So here’s how the cost breaks down:
gems $0 .125
butterflies $0.11 each
card and envelope $0.125
So that total is under $0.50 for the ones with just one butterfly and under $0.70 for the blue on with 2 butterflies.
I know a lot of you are saying “but I’m not creative, like you“, you don’t have to be “creative” just find something you like and copy it!!! Copy mine!!! Ask me for a design and then duplicate it with different things!! Don’t be afraid to play with whatever makes you smile!! Yes I do tend to buy things that smile at me not always knowing how I will use it but, it almost always works out good!!! Don’t be afraid to attempt, I can always help you fix it so you like it!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!