Thursday, July 19, 2012

The weirdest Christmas cards

You know, if you read this blog from time to time, that I like a bargain.  Clearance is my friend.   I got this K&Co kit intended to make two gift card holders for 50 cents today.  I took it apart and turned the supplies into four cards.  Four weird Christmas cards.  The color scheme is strange and the fluffy trim is bizarre.  As much as they're not my style, I suspect there are some grandmothers or some little girls who will appreciate these pink cards.  It's fun to make something outside my comfort zone now and then. 

I'm going to link these up to the complementary colors Midweek Throwdown challenge on OWH Stars and Stamps.  Red and green are complementary, so pink and green are close enough!  


 

While I was at TJMaxx, I also found that they had restocked some EK Success punches.  Border punches were $3.99 and medium or two pack small punches were $2.99.  They also had some hand punches and corner punches but I didn't notice the prices on those items.  There was also a pack of We R Memory Keepers 6x6 paper marked down to $2; I absolutely bought it!  It's definitely worth checking out your local store to see what's there.  If they have things you would normally buy, you can save a bundle.  The punches alone were about 70% off retail. 

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Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 928 blank and 215 AnyHero (as of 6/26)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695

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3 comments:

  1. Those are definately some girly Christmas cards, but I think you're right - some little girl is going to adore getting one!

    I wish I had a TJMaxx here. You found great deals!!

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  2. Kathryn,

    Congrats on your bargains! You know how I love my garage sale and clearance finds. :)

    I LOVE these whimsical and non-traditional Christmas cards. I have a friend at work who would truly appreciate this color combo on a holiday card.

    Thanks so much for playing along with our Midweek Throwdown Challenge!

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  3. Nice work shopping for the bargains! Your cards are fun and the colors unexpected, sometimes it's fun to do the unexpected :)

    Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home!

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