Sunday, November 10, 2013

Crafty Shopping and Office Order Cards

After going to spin class today, I ran a bunch of errands.
  • Petsmart for kitty litter.  Bought 2 31-lb. boxes of the Arm & Hammer brand, with a $2 off coupon in hand.
  • ACMoore.  I saw that they had some Spellbinders dies for $10.  I thought that was the original price so I was hoping that they'd be part of the 40% off deal they were having this week.  Wrong.  $10 was the marked down price.  Left with nothing.
  • Michaels.  Found 2 dies that were $1.29.  I thought they were going to be $3.99, so that was a nice surprise.  My gem supply was running low, so I bought a box of those.  And finally, I found a cute fox holiday stamp.
  • Tuesday Morning. I was on the hunt for some paper flowers after seeing that some people on YouTube had found them there.  I came out with 6 bottles of them $2 each, an American Crafts paper pad, and a set of embossing folders.  I felt a little guilty with these purchases, until I remembered that my Human Resources department contacted me on Thursday, requested 25 birthday cards and 37 anniversary cards.  The guilt quickly dissipated.
My goal this weekend was to come up with a sample card for each type so that I could send it to them on Tuesday for approval.  As always, the gender-neutral nature of these cards is always a challenge.  After a few hours of thinking things through and trying different designs, I settled with these cards.
Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Charcoal, Warm Green, Blackberry, Yellow Citrus, Warm Red
Stamp: Hero Arts- Year Round Sentiments, Stampin' Up- Owl Occassions
Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Charcoal, Yellow Citrus, Warm Green, French Blue, Blackberry
Stamp: Hero Arts- Everyday Sayings,  Hot Off The Press- Delicate Patterns, Fiskars- Border-A-Plenty
Other: Black Sharpie Ultra Fine Point marker


cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Nice cards Tina. You seem to always find those good deals....yay!!!

RE: your previous post and having an Etsy sale after 2 months....I finally had an Etsy sale. I was thinking of closing my Etsy store cause of no sales and wouldn't you know comes a sale, so that put alittle bit more cash in the paypal account. Guess I will stay on Etsy a few more months. Have a good week!!

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