Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tackle It Tuesday: Don't Buy Cards

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Do you buy cards - birthdays, anniversaries, get well? If so, Cheapo says to STOP! For the cost of one brand name birthday card, you can make MANY of your own! It doesn't take a whole lot of creative spirit; just a tiny bit of time. Don't have any supplies? Use what is around you! Children's art stamps, old magazine pictures, stickers, even cut out sayings from old cards! In all reality, it's not the card that holds the true meaning, it's what YOU handwrite inside! Isn't it exciting when you go to check the mail, and you find a letter that ISN'T a bill or junk? Something with actual handwriting on it? Letter writing is a lost art - let's find it again! Worried about envelopes? You can buy a box of 50 for $3 something at stores like Walmart. Or VERY cheap clearance supplies at craft shops and warehouses.

The past few weeks, my good friend Michelle and I have taken one day each week to get together and make cards! Granted, we sure do a lot of talking and coffee drinking - but in the end, I'm amazed that we have turned a pile of paper and stickers into something VERY useful!

I have a card box organizer at home that contains file separators with catagories like birthdays, anniversaries, sympathy, etc. How nice it has been to open that card box and have my choice of cards to send when I need them! No running to the store! No feeling guilty about overpaying for a card! Pure money saving convenience! *wink*

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Jeanette "Frogster" said...

I totally agree! I haven't bought a greeting card in years! although I am not quite so organized as you - usually mine end up being made when the occasion arises...
Thanks for the inspiration!

Dayfamilyof4 said...

What a great idea! I really like to make cards, I love coffee, and I think I have a friend that might too :) I guess I just need to get an organizer... where did you find yours?

Toni said...

My organizer was a gift from my MIL. It's from Hallmark. I think it was one of those "buy so many cards and get this for X amount of dollars" type deals. I've seen them on ebay for about $12-$15. SO handy to keep everything in one place!

~Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

This is such a great idea! For what it costs to buy a nice card I could buy materials to make a dozen of them. Thanks for the inspiration.

~michelle pendergrass said...

I feel horrible!! I totally forgot to add the Cheapo site to my Google Reader and I was thinking, man, she hasn't been blogging much.

Well. Yes. You have. I'm just a dork!!


I need to take some pics of my cards. Maybe that'll be my Tackle it Tuesday next week. :)

Tanya said...

It is totally so much more interesting to check out hand made cards than store bought ones! It's a nice outlet for creativity to make, too. Yours are always so nice. :)