Monday, February 22, 2010

Dollar Store Finds Before and After

I found a matching card set and notebook at the one dollar store, and thought I would try and alter them.  I saw someone else do this on her blog and thought it was a really good idea.  I would give credit for the idea, but I can't remember who it is.
The first picture shows how one of the cards and the notepad looked before I altered them.
On both projects, for the ribbon I layered a light blue ribbon I had over a soft suede ribbon. 
On the card I added three cardstock buttons that I made using 2stampis2b's tutorial.  You can find it on youtube.
Besides adding ribbon to both the card and notepad  I used a regular sized hole punch to punch out soft suede circles, which I then placed in the center of each flower.
I also decorated the envelope.
After altering all the cards in the set this would make a cute gift.

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  1. Your buttons look great Patty! I'm so glad you made some with my video! Aren't they easy?

  2. Thank you!! I love making these buttons and your tutorial is great!!

  3. Very cute and an excellent gift idea. TFS