Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Natters - I Need An Intervention! (Part Two)

 In my previous post I explained the silliness of my on-again off-again relationship with card making.  This post will be a picture heavy collective haul of paper crafting supplies I've bought over the past month or two.

So let's dive right in!

I had this paper pad before but must have gotten rid of it in my big 'I quit!' fit last fall.
You can better see the designs on the pages if you click the photo to see the larger version.
($3.00 at Walmart)

Another paper pad to give me more design options.
($3.00 at Walmart)

And another paper pad, with bolder designs but lighter colors.
($3.00 at Walmart)

 
The two sets of wedding themed stickers that I figured I could still get use out of for an anniversary card.
($0.97 each at Walmart)

A tape runner thingie.  I knew I had one already but couldn't find it so I grabbed this one.  Wouldn't you know, I then found my other one.  I think this is the cheapie out of the options at Walmart.  I think I need to upgrade when these run out because they're a little inconsistent when applying.
(Don't remember the price, from Walmart)

I got this punch with that anniversary card in mind, and also figured hearts could be used on different cards.  These punches are not cheap, so I don't want to put a lot of money into these (yet) if I'm going to keep quitting.
(Don't remember the price, from Walmart)

I'd been trying to work with only white cardstock as the bases of my cards.  I decided if I had other colors it might help so I got this pack of pastel colored cardstock.  There had been a pack of pastel cardstock in the scrapbook supplies aisle for $5.00 but I found this pack (different brand) over by the notebooks, printer paper, etc. for only cheaper.
($3.42 at Walmart)

Also found this pack of metallic cardstock in that paper aisle.  These might be good for wedding or anniversary, or maybe even Christmas cards.
($3.97 at Walmart)

I grabbed extra packs of bling in different colors, just to have a variety on hand.
($0.97 each at Walmart)

I really enjoyed using the blingy things on the few cards I've made so when I saw these at Dollar General, I grabbed them.  No clue yet how to work them in.
(Dollar General)

And then I saw these big gem stones and thought they'd be fun to try and work into a design somehow.
(Dollar General)

Some pastel bling.
(Dollar General)

The picture doesn't do them justice but these are flower shaped bling in bolder colors.
(Dollar General)

Glitter foam stickers, gold stars on one sheet, silver on another.
(Dollar General)

Felt owl stickers.  I had a pack of these before too, but must have gotten rid of them along with other craft things last fall.
(Dollar General)

Had to stop at Dollar Tree for my mom today and couldn't resist a quick trip down their craft aisles.  Found these pastel colored blingy flowers.  I don't think these are self adhesive though.
(Dollar Tree)

These sea creature stickers are cute and large, so they should be fun for some summer birthday cards.  Well, I guess it doesn't have to be summer, huh?
(Dollar Tree)

I have no real plan for these stickers yet but they're larger sized which is good for cards, and they're just darn cute.
(Dollar Tree)

I *love* these next four sets I found!  The packs are BIG.  Seriously, they are twelve inches long and have two sheets.  (Showing both sheets.)  They look like they'd be good for Project Life, which is becoming all the craze in scrapbooking or journaling or whatever it actually is.  I mainly grabbed them because there are a lot of useful sentiments that can be used on cards, and sentiments is one of my problem areas.  I don't have stamps and don't want to put the money into them just yet.  The other day I decided to just print out some common ones in various fonts and then cut them out to add to the cards.  These packs have a lot of things like birthday, thanks, best wishes . . . a lot of variety.  And I love all the muted colors and cozy designs!
(Click the pics to see larger versions and more detail.)
I love love love that last one, with all the purples.  I can't believe these are only $1.00!!  I should have grabbed the few that were left on the hook!
(Dollar Tree)

That is my collective haul.  Hopefully inspiration will hit me once in a while and I'll be able to make something worth sharing out of these things!  And if you're a Project Life-r I'd suggest hurrying over to your local Dollar Tree and see if you can find some of these last packs I showed!

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