Friday, March 4, 2011

Dollar Deal Delights Part 1

We've all seen these items in our local craft supply stores... the nifty little one dollar paper crafting items. These items range from clear and rubber stamps to rhinestones, glitter and flocking. You most likely own one or two of these items yourself (if not, what are you waiting for?), but if you're anything like me you own A LOT of these items. I usually can't resist picking up one or two of the dollar crafting items, but after I buy them I tend to shove them in a drawer and completely forget about them. I tend to use my more expensive items- probably because I did spend more money on them. (Maybe it's my way of justifying purchasing them). So I came up with a self-imposed challenge... to create a series of cards using these lovely little dollar items! I'll be sharing these cards-and the dollar items I used to make them- here with all of you. Hopefully it will inspire you to go ahead and dig out all your own little dollar goodies and give 'em a go!

For todays card I used the following items: three different g studio stamps (two background and one sentiment), two varying shades of pink chalk ink by g studio, half pearls and some scrap ribbon which was part of some packaging of something I purchased at some point in time (woo hoo- free!). Other elements include my card base, pink card stock and two different sizes of Fiskars Petals punches.

So here it is! I used the background stamps on two different shades of pink card stock and used the petals punches to cut them out. I alternated the circles and dots in the three layers (I also alternated the dark and light pink paper). I placed half pearls in the centers of each flower. The top flower is adhered to the card using dimensional adhesive so it stands slightly higher than the bottom flower.

I turned the center petals up a bit to add some dimension to the flowers and to showcase the alternation between circles and dots in the different levels.

I am already working on the design concept for my next card. Can't wait to share it with you!

As always


  1. I LOVE this. :) It's Simple and Pretty.

  2. HI!! I'm Bonnie (Pink Stitches from swapbot) I'm totally in love with all your cards! So pretty! I hope we can be friends so you can send me some :P Definitely following!

  3. Blackbird 4 here I'm already a follower.I envy you getting all that in dollar stores you would get nothing like that here in our "euro! shops

  4. Wow! This is adorable! I LoOoOve your layered flowers-such a clever use of color and pattern!
    I wanted to let you know about a brand new weekly CAS challenge that will be starting soon. Its called CAS-ual Fridays. I hope you'll stop by to check us out and we'd love to have you add yourself to our fun followers :)


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