Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tips For Cardmaking on a Budget ... Part II

So... I'm back with a few more cards, and a few more tips on getting some cards made on a budget. 

 Tip #4: Use die cuts as sentiments! I was suprised at how in expensive word die cuts can be. They make an impact and are an easy way to add 3 deminesional interest to a card. I also love that you can change up colors and textures without having to purchase extra ink or embossing powders etc.
Tip # 2: Look into your existing craft stash for embellishments instead of purchasing items specifically geared toward cardmaking. The ribbon and embroidery thread above are straight from my sewing bins and were less expensive than purchasing bakers twine in rolls specifically meant for cardmakers.
 Tip #3: This tip is kind of a no brainer-- mix your stamp sets! (And purchase stamp sets with mixing in mind). I love the Chit Chat stamp set by lawn fawn because I can use each of the speech bubble with lots of images from other sets. The card above uses stamps from 2 different sets, while the one below makes use of  3.

I'll be back on Friday with just one more post on this topic :) I hope you are having a great 'hump day!'

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