It’s no secret I LOVE Target. It’s no secret that I love a good deal … thus the dollar spot at Target is always my first stop. How could you pass it up?!? On my last trip, I found all kinds of fun things … fancy ribbon tape, letter stickers, festive paper straws, padded sparkly heart stickers, and this pack of gold striped blank note cards just begging for a little bit of ‘fancy-ing up’ :
With a couple new supplies (also from the dollar spot), and a bunch of existing craft ‘stuff’ in my collection, I gave each of these eight blank cards a makeover for Valentine’s Day. Here’s how they turned out … one-by-one:
CARD 1: WASHI TAPE HEART CARD
This was super simple, and the inspiration came from Tasha’s washi tape letters she created for her twin girls’ room. I stuck washi tape strips to a piece of card stock, then traced a heart on the backside and simply cut it out. I stuck the heart onto the notecard with some double sided foam pieces to give it a bit of dimension, and … COMPLETE!
CARD 2: AN OMBRE PAINT CHIP HEART CARD
I had this paint chip ON HAND already … (read: ‘Lowe’s I did not steal this sample just for this project’). I used my heart punch, and created an easy ombre heart card!
CARD 3: A FELT HEART WITH ARROW
A little felt, some embroidery floss, some sparkly gold paper, and a minty turquoise paper straw (from Target, of course), and you’ve got a unique and very fancy card!
CARD 4: AN OMBRE TISSUE PAPER HEART CARD
With inspiration from Courtney’s beautiful tissue paper hearts (check them out here … with detailed instructions), and this pack of tissue paper from Target, this card was easy and fun to make:
CARD 5: TULLE POM POM WITH ARROW
Check out this post for detailed instructions on how to make a tulle pom. Other than the pom, I used another paper straw, sparkly gold paper, a wood scrapbook embellishment (found at Michael’s), and an ‘all you need is love’ stamp with embossing powder to create this card.
CARD 6: A RIBBON AND HEART CARD
This was, by far, the easiest card to make. Some ribbon scraps and glue, plus a couple padded sparkly hearts (also from the dollar spot), and this card was complete! Yay for simplicity!
CARD 7: PAPER STRAW BITS HEART CARD
This card required two sets of paper straws and some gold glitter. I cut up the straws into tiny bits of varying lengths and simply glued them right onto the notecard to form a heart shape. I then cut out a heart from some scrap paper, covered in glue and sprinkled with gold glitter. Glued this to the center of the straws, and … COMPLETE!! My inspiration for this one came from Aniko’s Roll Up Wreath featured over on Tater Tots and Jello a couple weeks ago. I’m pretty sure Aniko’s is MUCH fancier than this, but it’s a similar idea.
And last, but certainly not least …
CARD 8: A PAPER STRAW ARROW CARD
Similar supplies as some of the other cards were used here. Sparkly gold paper, paper straws, and a bit of minty turquoise ribbon plus some glue and you’ve got this finished product! Love how it turned out!
And there you have it … my 8 ideas to fancy up some dollar spot note cards just in time for Valentine’s Day. Make one of each, or pick your favorite and make 8 of those! It was a super fun project … now, who to send these to? Hmmm ….
So now the question I asked earlier … WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE??
Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a good start! Check back bright and early tomorrow for a fun link party I’m co-hosting with some other fun ladies!