Wanna know ways I save cash on craft supplies? You can do it too, when you start to look at your stash a teensy bit differently. And why wouldn’t you when you can make this super sweet and simple note card?
What’s Not to Love?
- uber cute
- a make-it-in-a-flash design
- easy and great for lots of occasions
Where’s the plant pot come from? Normally it’s the basket of the hot air balloon! Well, scratch that! It’s just one more way you can get a bit more life from the stash of supplies you already own.
Ways I Save Cash on Craft Supplies
It’s not earth shattering, but it might be news to you. The number one (and really the easiest – ’cause I’m sort of lazy sometimes) way I know is to take a fresh look at my stuff. ( Sometimes I even squincher up my eyes and look at my stamp set and dies (yeah, weird but true! 🤪)
Here are some ways I do that:
- Think outside the stamp box. Turn your stamps upside down and sideways. What do you see? Is there another shape that begs to be “let out of hiding”?
- Who needs to be realistic? No one ever said our designs have to be REAL! These hearts make a super sweet “plant”. Which stamps do you have you’ve only used for its intended purpose?
- Punches as mats. Here the Basic Gray label is cut in half and adhered so it frames the focal point. Frame to the right and left or the top and bottom, or both. See how I do this on this watercolour technique video (hint: it’s about 33 minutes in if you need to speed watch the video!).
- Change up the style of card. Big or small, folded or plain, postcard or not, intricate or simple. This simple little design feels totally different than this one even though it’s got the same colour scheme.
- Wander through the catalogue – ah-gain. I do this regularly. And I see all kinds of things I never even noticed before. Boy those SU! artists are talented.
- Mix up your colours. Plant pots can be just about any colour you can imagine. They don’t need to be terracotta tile only!
Cuttin’ It Up!
- Poppy Parade – 3″ x 6″, scored at 3″, 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
- Mango Melody – 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″
- Whisper White – scrap about 1 3/4″ x 3″
- Basic Gray – scrap about 1 3/4″ x 3″
- Whisper White baker’s twine – about 6″ long
Let’s Make It!
1.Punch label from Whisper White cardstock. Stamp plant pot (balloon basket) three times ins Basic Gray ink. TIP: stamp middle one first then one either side.
2. Stamp hearts in same fashion in Poppy Parade. Add words at bottom in middle, also in Poppy Parade.
3. Punch label from Basic Gray and cut in half lengthwise. Glue to back of white label so a small sliver of gray shows top and botom.
4. Run small square of Poppy Parade through Subtle embossing folder and die cutting machine. Glue to Mango Melody square then to front of folded card.
5. Attach label with dimensionals in middle. Make a tiny bow with the twine and use a glue dot to adhere to middle pot.
OPTIONAL: Stamp heart one more time in bottom of back envelope flap.
Over to You!
Now I’ve shown you another way to use the Above the Clouds stamps, isn’t it time you add the bundle to your stash? Save 10% now and you’ll get both the stamps and punch. Here are the supplies I used for today’s design. Thanks so much for shopping with me.Supply List
I always love being able to help you get a bit more life from your craft supplies. In fact you can see all my ideas over the years by searching for this title on my site. You might be surprised at all the ways to save!
I’d love to hear from you. Which of the ways I save cash on craft supplies appeals to you – and which ones will YOU try?