This morning, while driving my daughter to school, I told her I’d be stopping by the store to purchase items for paper crafts. I wanted to accomplish this yesterday, but I didn’t have enough time. She was excited, and happily ran into school with a big smile on her face.
Target was my first stop (since Michael’s cardstock paper tends to be pricey). I found Astrobright card stock (65lb – 50 sheets) for, $4.34. I bought four packs.
I love Michaels. I made sure it was my last stop. This gave me a chance to browse and drool over all the crafting possibilities. As I mentioned in my Cuttlebug post, Micheal’s is having a sale on many of their items. The only thing, in this crafting storage container (storage container was on sale too) that wasn’t on sale was the Recollections clear stamps. However, I had a 40% off coupon so I didn’t pay full price.
In total, I spent under $54 at Micheals. Which is great, since I can easily leave the store a few hundred dollars poorer. 🙂 I’m hoping that the items purchased will keep my daughter and I busy for some time. One can dream, right?
I’m running out of storage space, so I’ll need to purchase more shelves to hold all my crafts (beadwork, sewing, and now card making items).
Two talented card makers
I’m including a few creative crafters that have given me some ideas…
Jennifer Bliss is an extremely talented lady that I’ve known for at least four years. You can check out her card making site, A Blissful Place. Jennifer posts cards several times weekly. I’m sure you’ll find something that you like. She recently posted a tea dyeing tutorial for card making, so check it out!
This past weekend, I stumbled across Amy Rysavy’s site. My goodness she’s a talented card maker. Recently, I’ve been on a Halloween kick. She had plenty of Halloween themed cards that kept me occupied. I’m really enjoying her videos too. My favorite card, from her Halloween card series, is the mummy. Isn’t it adorable?