Sunday, February 28, 2010

jazzing up store bought cards

I think it's been nearly 5 years since I bought a greeting card from a store. Ever since I started stamping and creating my own I've just never needed to buy one. Plus, don't homemade cards look so pretty?! I love getting one in the mail. But recently I had to break down and buy some. I still have some lingering thank you notes that need to be mailed from when my daughter was in the hospital. Yep, a bit behind on a few. She made some and sent those out but we still have some people that need to be thanked. Normally I have a stash of cards where I can just grab what I need but those reserves are low as well. 

So I found this cute set of thank you cards on clearance at Target:
I love the bright colors. And I thought I could jazz them up a bit and not make them look so boring...all while saving time and getting these darn thank you notes out in the mail!!

So here's some of the cards I came up with:
(click on the image to enlarge) 

A little less borning, no? Some felt flowers, Primas, buttons, ribbon and you have some cute cards! 
Now, I would certainly prefer to send handmade cards but when you're in a pinch, these work just fine. And that pink ribbon?? My recent find and absolute fave right now. Isn't it pretty??

Well, we're headed off to Smokey Bones in a little bit so we can catch the Olympics ~ USA vs Canada for the gold in hockey. Go USA!!! 


Kim's Treasures said...

I love doing these!

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Michelle! Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway!!! I am in Macomb, MI. Hope you have a great night!


Kim's Treasures said...

P.S. Thanks for becoming a follower too! Love it!

Just call me b said...

Love those!

Anonymous said...

These are absolutely darling! You're a genius.....why have I never thought of this? :)


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