Nov 17, 2008
The day has come when my day job interferes with my blogging! Tomorrow morning I will be taking a business trip to Providence, Rhode Island. Sadly, this means I may need to delay my "Things I like Tuesdays". I am bringing my laptop along with me on the trip, so you never know, I may end up posting anyway. I will have a meager amount of free time to explore Providence, so if any of you know of some must-see sites, please let me know. I'm hoping to drag my co-worker over to a fabric store, but we'll just have to see if that ends up happening!
Anyway, I'm so glad to see that many of you are excited about the prospect of making your own Christmas cards! Last year was my first time making them, and I was really surprised by how it didn't really cost me more to make my own compared to purchasing ready-made ones. I bought the plain cards from Jo-ann's (like this), and then glued two pretty contrasting ribbons to the card. It was very simple and affordable. I'd like to try to be a little more adventurous this year, so I'm thinking of buying some pretty paper from Create for Less or Crafter's Vision. Michael's is another good store if you are looking for value. These websites are a great way to find good deals on otherwise expensive paper or other card making products. You can also always use punch tools like this to dress up your cards.
I'd love to hear about any other resources y'all know about. There are so many fabulous paper sources, but most of them are out of my budget (i.e. the Paper Source). Though, they are fun to look at and get inspiration from! I'll have to save the rest of my plotting and planning for after my little business trip. Until then, happy crafting and I'll see you in a week or so!