I have decided to do a card making tutorial every Thursday throughout the summer! Follow me on Thursday's for ideas and inspiration in making your own greeting cards!!
If you are like me, in this present difficult economy, you are looking for ways to cut costs and still live a similar lifestyle, like you did before the recession. Many people save everything! I save scraps of sewing supplies, trims and fabrics; paper; anything that I think I might use later. I even use left over paint that is already mixed up rather than throwing it out! I recently was inspired to make a greeting card which started from left over paint from another project. I painted some old music paper randomly, with the remainder of some blue paint.
I also had some card blanks, that I picked up at the local craft store for a buck. You wouldn't have to use a pre-bought one, you could make your card from any color card stock paper that you might have. Cut the edges with one of your fancy cutters to make it look finished.
Then for the scrappy part! I went to my scrap drawer--yes, I have one in my plastic craft chest, top drawer! I pulled out a handful of scraps, including a piece of gold cording, yellow bias binding, ribbon, gold and bronze trim, and a little package of pressed flowers that I bought years ago at a craft sale!
And, voila! Here is the finished collage product, which I am quite proud! What cost me a few pennies, would have cost about $4.00 at the card store. And I am sure I will be happy to give this little card and someone will be happy to get it!
What have you done lately with your "scraps"?