Sunday, 9 May 2010

Frugal Hand Made Cards

I bought a pack of plain card and envelopes £4.99 for 30, and 2 punches, £2.99 and £1.99 respectively. I punched away merrily using scraps of old card, old birthday cards, used gift wrap, and even an old paint chart!!














The paint chart booklet was good because it has huge blocks of colour in it.

I then spent a happy hour using 3d self adhesive pads (99p for a big packet) to make 30 cards that cost me around 36p each. I found similar cards in Asda - with only 3 3d flowers on - £3.00 each!
I stuck the leaves on with Pritt stick and a blob of glitter in the centre made them a bit more special.



This one was made using old gift wrap.




... and I had great fun doing it, although it is addictive.

29 comments:

The Girl said...

Oooh get you!! They're brilliant! (Cue whiny voice) I want to make some nooooow!!

There are too many exclamation marks in this comment. I apologise, I'm feeling excitable.

bad penny said...

these are fabulous - I'm sure the recipients will love them. I have a daisy punch which I think is broken having tried cutting through plastic !

andamento said...

Wow, they're fantastic. I really want some flower punches now! Excellent idea.

Michela said...

You clever thing! ..I would never be soooo good neither at maths..
xxxx

Petit Filoux said...

Very cool, love them!!

Julia said...

Ah they are really pretty! I like the blue one...and the sparkly one...oh, all of them really! ;D

Julia x x x

Rubyred said...

Very pretty! Cost effective too!
Rachel x

topchelseagirl said...

Clever you! I want some punches now.

lesley said...

I need you here Diane!! with your personal decorative input!
Baz is still decorating the lounge aghh!! I could put some of those designs to good use!!
Well done!

Jill said...

Cards can be soooooo expensive can't they?

I always thought the punches would carry a higher price tag than that - I'm pleasantly surprised. Perhaps I should pop down to Hobbycraft and take a ganders at their card making stuff.

You've made a great job of your little collection. I'd have ended up with glue all over the place.


Jill x

Christy@WickedHappy said...

Those flowers are just fabulous! Sounds like you have certainly gotten your money's worth! :)

Menopausal musing said...

Absolutely gorgeous...... Well done.

Blueberry Heart said...

fab, brill, lovely! Soooooo clever to use a paint chart! I just slung all mine out - d'oh!!
BH x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

What a fab idea to use paint charts - love that idea! lovely looking cards too.

Rosie said...

Wow, what pretty cards - you are clever - you've made me want to try making cards - I've only ever done them with photos on the computer - that looks like great fun:)

love those cupcakes said...

Who's a clever girl, then?!!!! Lovely.

Lisa said...

Is there no end to your talents?
They are mighty pretty.
Lisa x

Flower Girl said...

Love them & a homemade card is always so much nicer to receive than a mass-produced, shop bought one! Rebecca x

dubgirl said...

Check out my blog, I've posted a photo of some of the lovely cards you sent me, they are almost too nice to use x

noelle said...

wow, you could start your own range! x x x

Sandie's Patch said...

The cards are really pretty! Watch out Asda! LOL!

Sandie xx

Tabiboo said...

Very impressive and very effective, you'll have us all going card crazy.

take care,

Nina xx

lazylol said...

Lovely Diane - now I want to get my card making supplies out!

About the Bumble Bee said...

Hi Diane,

Wow, I love your cards; speaking as a card addict myself.

What a great job and using the paint sample charts is an idea I will have to pinch.

Best card punchy wishes,
Gill

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Your cards are so pretty! I really like them. I too love making cards.

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

winnibriggs said...

They are beautiful. Well done you!

The Ample Cook said...

They're brilliant!

Cards are so expensive aren't they? Nothing like getting a home made one, they're much more special.

Karen said...

So pretty, dear Diane! You've got a rare talent!!

The Curious Cat said...

Those look amazing! Really professional looking! xxx