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

Posted by on January 27, 2014 in DIY and Crafts | 26 comments

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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:

 

CARD 1:  WASHI TAPE HEART CARD

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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!

 

CARD 2:  AN OMBRE PAINT CHIP HEART CARD

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PAINT CHIP OMBRE 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!

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My ‘supplies’

 

CARD 3:  A FELT HEART WITH ARROW 

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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!

 

CARD 4:  AN OMBRE TISSUE PAPER HEART 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:

 

http://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/make-a-tissue-paper-heart-wreath-with-your-kids/

Ombre tissue paper pack from …. Target

 

CARD 5:  TULLE POM POM WITH ARROW

http://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/make-a-tissue-paper-heart-wreath-with-your-kids/

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.

 

CARD 6:  A RIBBON AND HEART CARD

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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

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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

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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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8 WAYS TO FANCY UP TARGET DOLLAR SPOT NOTECARDS

 

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!

signoff

 

 

 

26 Comments

  1. These are beautiful. Come join my link up party!
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    • HI Judy … I linked up! Thanks for stopping by, and for the invite!!
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  2. These are too cute! Awesome job! You would never know these are from the dollar spot!
    Angela (Life in Velvet) recently posted…My Favorite (Metallic) ThingsMy Profile

    • Ha! Thanks, Angela.

  3. 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!!!
    Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body recently posted…Join in the BE BOLD CHALLENGE!My Profile

    • 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!

  4. 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!
    Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney recently posted…DIY Baby Food Jars Turned Valentine Storage DecorMy Profile

  5. 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!
    Sonnet @ SohoSonnet Creative Living recently posted…Easy DIY Tile CoastersMy Profile

    • Ha! I totally hide my bag of crafty stuff from my husband, too. Hope he doesn’t read this … :)
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  6. 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 :)
    Melissa @ A Prudent Life recently posted…Custom Broncos Superbowl T-Shirt (Free Silhouette Cut File)My Profile

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

  8. Wow this is so creative! Pinning! Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!
    malia recently posted…Heart Hand TowelsMy Profile

  9. 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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  10. Love Target too! And yes, sometimes things just need a little pizzaz added to them!
    Love these cards!
    Carolyn
    http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/
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    • Thanks, Carolyn! Have a great week!

  11. Thanks for co-hosting this week, Katie, and congrats on the most viewed link! Such fun ideas here!
    Lisa at Mabey She Made IT recently posted…Shortie PajamasMy Profile

  12. 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*
    Jillian @ Hi! It’s Jilly recently posted…Ad: Pineapple Sweet & Sour Chicken with Tyson Batter Dipped Chicken TendersMy Profile

    • 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 ;)

  13. So many fantastic ideas!!!! I would love if you would share them at our party http://www.mycraftilyeverafter.com/2014/02/04/awesome-things-tuesday-12/
    Ashley @ My Craftily Ever After recently posted…Awesome Things Tuesday – 12My Profile

  14. 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!
    Kim

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

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

  16. 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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