Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mother's Day CAS card

In case you didn't already know, I love a bargain. Today while I was at Goodwill, I stumbled upon 3 boxes of 40 print-your-own wedding invitation and response card sets by Martha Stewart for $1 per box. I read the back of the box and saw that the response card envelopes were A2 size, so I figured I would buy the sets just for that. $1 for 40 envelopes is a good price. The other pieces I could either use to stamp images on or as card elements. They have one edge that is punched like eyelet. I am using the large invitations folded in half as A2 card bases. Here's a CAS Mother's Day card I made using one of the invitations.

The stamp is from a Hampton Arts clear set of Mom/Dad stamps. (It was $2 at Big Lots several months ago.) The ink is Studio G. The ribbon is Offray Simply Grosgrain.

I'm planning to make about 20 of these depending on what grosgrain ribbon I have that matches my inks. I used up the green ribbon on 8 of these and found enough lavender for 4 more. Have you seen that OWH has a challenge for Mother's Day cards? Get your boxes to your shipper by March 20th- half Mom cards and half general. My sidebar has more details!

Look around carefully, and you might also find a bargain to use in your crafting! What's your best crafting bargain?

Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: none thus far, but my box is filling up nicely!
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695


  1. So simple yet so elegant- just lovely!

  2. Love your card (and your bargains!) I love to bargain shop too but unfortunately my Goodwill never has crafting items :(

  3. great bargain shopping - I never find anything good at my goodwill either. that eyelet edge makes the card very special.

    Barb Housner

  4. Kathryn. What a find! Your card is simply elegant. YAY for your progress.

  5. Fabulous CAS design and talk about a great bargain too! The eyelet design is just so pretty. Never even though about using the wedding blanks. I'm going to look at the Martha Stewart clearance stuff more carefully next time I spot some. :)


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