Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Quick Creative Gift--Part 1 of 2

It's Hump-day and the countdown to the weekend has started! Today I have the first part of a two part 'Thank You' notecard gift that is super easy and only take about an hour total.
I started with a package of notecard (gasp-store bought notecards) from Michael's Dollar Bins.
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I took a stamp/punch set, a couple of the new Fiskers punches, some stamps from Paper Trey Ink and CTHM, my cuttlebug with a polka dot folder, some chalk ink and away I went. I also used a couple of cuts form the Cricut Preserves cartridge--there are some great shapes in the labels and lid functions! Here is the results--all 8 cards are different which I really like because it makes the Thank You notes a little more personal.
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Make sure to come back on Friday and see what I make to put these cards in--no wrapping paper needed! Plus a VIDEO to boot!

You still have some time to enter to win this weeks blog candy. For a chance to win a Cricut Jukebox leave a comment on each post this week and I will announce the winner on Saturday in honor of National Scrapbooking Day!
There is more blog candy to be had from Saturday--you have until 10 PM CST today to leave a comment on this post or this post at Everyday Cricut


Thanks for stopping in-
Bryan

PS--I want to send a special thank you to Lilgreenbug for the wonderful card she sent me! Not only was it great to get mail--but it gave me tons of insepration for a couple projects you will see a little later this summer--Thanks a million!

85 comments:

  1. I love the way you made one card and altered it for many different looks. Thanks for the ideas.

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  2. Great idea for store bought note cards. It's prefect for teachers. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Great idea! I have walked past those cards at M's many times.

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  4. Great way to change up each card for a different look. TFS

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  5. Love them. What a great way to enhance store bought note cards. And I just happen to work part time at the store who sells them. :)

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  6. That is such a cute set. I did the same thing with Cricut Hello Kitty cuts for my DD's teacher and for a tween girl's birthday gift. So fast and easy and can change them up. TFS

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  7. Great card set! Absolutely love your creativity! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Thanks...can't wait to see what else you have planned.

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  9. what a great way to doctor up "store bought"
    note cards,
    thanks for sharing,
    Carol N<><

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  10. Very nice cards, doesn't look store bought after you refined them all so individually. Great idea.Looking forward to part 2. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. What a creative idea! TFS
    MCF's Mimi

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  12. You can't go wrong with Michael's dollar bin. Very creative and inexpensive way to make a card set. TFS

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  13. great idea for teacher's appreciation week next week!

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  14. Great cards, looks like they were easy to put together. Can't wait till this summer, can you show us what she sent you? TFS :o)

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  15. I love this set of notecards and the colors your used!

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  16. What a terrific idea scrapguy... You turned simple store bought cards into something more and it's a wonderful gift.. I love that idea... :) TFS! (scrapper1969)

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  17. Awesome Thank You cards! Like really like that there is some little difference in each one. :)

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  18. Kuddos to you for such a great idea! Glad you are back from all of your traveling... can't wait to see what else you do. And show us your card from Lilgreenbug:o)

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  19. Great job! Great idea...very creative you are! Thanks for sharing

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  20. I love these quick, easy, and elegant cards!

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  21. Great cards, simple but so elegant

    Carie Ledbetter
    kcledbetter@att.net

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  22. Great idea Bryan. Saving time is essential and you cannot beat the price at the dollar bin at Michaels. LOVE the cards
    Thanks for sharing
    Susan

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  23. What a great idea! These kinds of ideas are always great, since we can give them as gifts, and stretch our crafting budget! Looking forward to part 2 :)

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  24. love the simplicity of this!!

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  25. Great idea for an inexpensive gift made to look elegant.

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  26. The notecards are so cute. And just think...you saved yourself a little time to work on the other fabulous projects you have waiting. Thanks for sharing.
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  27. Great way to make a lot of cards quickly. I have to make my daughter's grad thank you's soon- this will help.

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  28. Love these cards, very simple, but beautiful. I love that you did them all a little different. Very nice, thanks for sharing!

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  29. This is an awsome giveaway, hope to win

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  30. Great looking cards! Love that they all look a little different.

    Thanks for sharing them.

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  31. I have been tempted to buy note cards but haven't done it yet. I think I will check them out nest time I am at Michaels. TFS

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  32. What a great idea. these are simple and great. I am all about simple. Thanks for all you do to inspire me!

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  33. Adding what you did, makes it your own!! LOL, Simple and to the point but with a little bling here and there, never know what you will come up with. TFS!
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  34. Wonderful idea to take advantage of the dollar bins in stores. Thank you for sharing.

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  35. great ideas for "premade" cards

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  36. I can't wait to see the second part of this awesome project! Gail gailheinecke at charter dot net

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  37. I love your note cards and a wonderful thing to have on hand.

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  38. Really nice cards and simple can't wait to see the finished project.

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  39. Great ideas! Thanks! I appreciate a mans view on scapping!

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  40. Like simple cards. Thank you. smgoodie
    smg(underscore)gdp(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. What a cute simple card, you come up with great ideas and love using them so thanks.
    Emily
    ewenzbauer@msn.com

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  42. Great cards. These are perfect for anyone. Love the color combo. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Bryan,

    You make everything look easy, but 8 cards in an hour sounds good to me! Can't beat the Michael's dollar bin finds...

    Thanks for sharing,

    Jennifer

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  44. If I wasn't married already I would have asked you!!!! Found you by way of Everyday Cricut. I'm a new scrapbooker and I'm having a ton of fun. I love your ideas because they aren't terribly feminine, which I adore because I'm very bad at frilly. It's even got my husband interested! (Which stinks cause now we'll fight over the Cricut. And yeah, he found the Songbird cart and it's his fave to. LOL) Muah! Thnx for all you do and for sharing it with us!

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  45. Simple and handmade! Love it!

    Lori
    mama2pinknosedaussies at ymail dot com
    thepaisleyturtle.blogspot.com

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  46. i love the variety. love the colors. TFS!


    amylucimar (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  47. Thanks for the ideas. It's so nice to get things from a guy's perspective. tfs

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  48. Thanks for a great idea when you need something quick.

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  49. Can't wait to see what you make to put the cards in

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  50. looks easy to make and very attractive too.

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  51. Such a great color combination you used for these! Thanks for sharing your projects!

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  52. Great idea using the premade cards! I wonder
    what you are going to make to put them in.
    Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!

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  53. I'm anxious to see what you put these great cards in. I like your color choices.
    jan
    jjueckatcoxdotnet

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  54. I'm a big fan of the colors! Great cards!

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  55. Such a lovely selection, with some great colours.
    Kim xXx

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  56. Brayan,
    Thanks for another great idea. I need quick cards. Been gone for 2-days and had bloger withdrawl. Ha! Good luck to everyone. Can't wait to see the rest of the process on these cards. E-Mail davidbayles@sprintmail.com

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  57. Really good idea to enhance pre-made cards. Can't wait to see what you did in part 2.

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  58. I like the card and the color combination! I once saw a lady dress in this colors and thoght it was attractive.

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  59. Thaynks, love the colors. I need to use my cuttlebug more!

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  60. Great Idea- just doing a little additional embellishment to dress up ready made cards. What a cute gift idea.
    mdot kdot schmidt athotmail dotcom

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  61. Just wanted to let you know that there is not a comment section on the Hobbs winning post.

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  62. I use store bought notecards sometimes too. it's a great way to use up some scraps from all my card making, but without too much work.

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  63. I love to use pre-made cards at times also! Sometimes there are some really cute ones that I just can't resist! And they sure are quick and easy and nice to have on hand for an emergancy. TFS as always, great things Bryan!
    mccadesmom at gmail dot com

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  64. I love simple. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  65. I love how simplistic but beautiful these are!

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  66. What a great idea! Simple and quick projects are always needed. Thank you!

    sucor_2@hotmail.com

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  67. really nice. thanks for showing something when you need something quick.
    michele
    tishy34@hotmail.com

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  68. Oh, cute cards and even better when they're cheap! :) This is exactly what I was thinking of doing for my ds's teacher. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  69. Great cards. Inexpensive to boot! I love the fact that they are all of the same theme or colour scheme and yet individual. Nice job.

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  70. Oh, you are not only smart but thrifty! It never fails but you could use a "Thank You" card but you just don't have the time to do one. And you really just need a very simple one that you could write a quick note inside. Perfect solution. Thanks.

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  71. These cards would make a great gift. Thanks Kathie

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  72. What a cute little gift for someone special. Actually what a nice little gift for someone in a nursing home. They always need those little card. Enclose a book of stamps and there is the perfect gift!
    Nice job crap Guy! You ROCK!!

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  73. I love how you took normal note cards and added your own touch. Great idea! :) They look awesome.

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  74. What a cute idea!!!Thanks for the tips on this cartridge(in the labels) need to check it out a little more closer.TFS & a chance to win.

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  75. very creative.. I never thought to alter an existing set of cards..hmm....

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  76. Great cards and great gift idea!

    Deanne

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  77. I love the cards, thank you for sharing them with us.

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  78. This is an awesome idea! It gives the cards a little something extra :) thanks for sharing!!!

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