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8 ways to {FANCY UP} Target Dollar Spot Note Cards

January 27, 2014
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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’ :


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Blank Notecards … Before!

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:



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Washi Tape Heart


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!



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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!

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My ‘supplies’



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Felt Heart with Straw 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!



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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:

Ombre tissue paper pack from …. Target



Tulle Pom Pom Card


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.




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!




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 …



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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??

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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!





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  • Reply Judy January 27, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    These are beautiful. Come join my link up party!
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    • Reply Katie January 28, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      HI Judy … I linked up! Thanks for stopping by, and for the invite!!
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  • Reply Angela (Life in Velvet) January 27, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    These are too cute! Awesome job! You would never know these are from the dollar spot!
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    • Reply Katie January 27, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      Ha! Thanks, Angela.

  • Reply Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body January 27, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Katie! WOW! I love, love what you did with these note cards. I love them all, but I think the paper straw arrow one is my favorite. Pinning!!!
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    • Reply Katie January 27, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      Thanks, Tasha! I totally got the inspiration from the washi tape heart from your fabulous wall decals. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you did with your girls’ room. Thanks for stopping by tonight! Have a good week!

  • Reply Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney January 27, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I love all these ideas!! Thanks for the shout out of my tissue paper heart!! Your awesome Katie!

    My boys would have an awesome time making cards like these, so creative!
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  • Reply Sonnet @ SohoSonnet Creative Living January 27, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I’m a sucker for that damn dollar area as well. I always have to find the bag that has my dollar goodies so I can hide it from my husband when I get home lol. These are super cute, fun ideas…. my fav fav fav is the ombre (of course) hearts made out of paint chips. Super duper fabulous, love!
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    • Reply Katie January 28, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Ha! I totally hide my bag of crafty stuff from my husband, too. Hope he doesn’t read this … :)
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  • Reply Melissa @ A Prudent Life January 28, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I have these cards AND most of the supplies – gotta love the Dollar Spot! I like them all, but my favs are the tissue paper heart & the not stolen paint chip ombre card :)
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    • Reply Katie January 28, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      That’s right … not stolen! Thanks for stopping by. Also … I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your OMAHA Broncos shirt for this weekend. I’m not usually a Broncos fan, but I like Peyton, so I’ll be cheering for them (plus I hate Pete Carroll).
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  • Reply Sonya ~At Home with The Barkers January 29, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Found you on G+ and had to see all of these cards! They are so cute. Love the name of your blog!
    Have a great day ~Sonya
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    • Reply Katie January 31, 2014 at 6:51 am

      Thanks, Sonya! Love your site, too! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a note!

  • Reply malia January 29, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Wow this is so creative! Pinning! Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!
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  • Reply Barb January 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Some very creative ideas here on how to jazz up some cards. My favorite is the 3 paint chip hearts. A beauty. I love to see cards at any time of year (I’m a self confessed letter writing advocate) but Valentine’s Day is an extra good reason to send a little love in the mail. Visiting via “lovelyladieslinkup’
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  • Reply carolyn February 2, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Love Target too! And yes, sometimes things just need a little pizzaz added to them!
    Love these cards!
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    • Reply Katie February 2, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      Thanks, Carolyn! Have a great week!

  • Reply Lisa at Mabey She Made IT February 3, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Thanks for co-hosting this week, Katie, and congrats on the most viewed link! Such fun ideas here!
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  • Reply Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly February 3, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    These are so much fun! I have to stay away from Target because of all the awesome finds in the Dollar Spot!

    Thanks for linking up with Take it on Tuesday! Check back tomorrow to see if you were featured! *nudge, nudge. wink, wink*
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    • Reply Katie February 3, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      Hi Jillian!! That dollar spot is bad news for me!! I buy way too much with the excuse ‘its only $1.’ It adds up … Especially when some of that stuff is really $3. Sneaky, sneaky!!
      Thanks for the fun party, and I’ll be back tomorrow 😉

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  • Reply Ashley @ My Craftily Ever After February 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    So many fantastic ideas!!!! I would love if you would share them at our party
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  • Reply Kim~madeinaday February 5, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    All of these are so cute! I will be featuring it tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks so much for linking up with me each week! I love all your ideas!

    • Reply Katie February 5, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Hi Kim! THANK YOU!! That’s wonderful news! I’m thrilled, and will be over first thing tomorrow! Hope your week is going well!

  • Reply Corey @ Tinysidekick February 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    This is great! I have some dollar bin note cards waiting for some love like this. Thanks for sharing at The Makers.

  • Reply TheBargainBabe February 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Saw you at So Simply Stephanie’s link up. These are great ideas, I never really thought about sprucing up the Target cheap cards. Ooooh I am such a sucker for the dollar spot.
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