Thursday, June 28, 2012

Card Bargain (another shopping find)

I was in the shopping plaza with a Marshall's store not long ago and, of course, I had to pop in to check and see if there were any crafting bargains.  Over the years I have found many unexpected surprises in the stationery section.  They often have Martha Stewart items and several brands of paper stacks.

I spotted this box of cards and envelopes from My Mind's Eye.  There are fifty cards, five each of ten designs, in the box.

The price was an extremely affordable $5.99 - regular Marshall's price and not marked down yet.

At $5.99 for 50 cards and envelopes, the cost per card and envelope set is 12 cents.  The envelopes I usually buy at Staples are $11.49 for 100 - so this seems like getting the cards for free!

The cards are printed on both sides - I considered these the front sides.  The cardstock is a nice weight and the inside of the card is a coordinating color.

The backs of the cards are mostly more subdued solids with a few exceptions.

I've been making some cards using these handy bases.  It's pretty simple to add a few cuts, some bling and a sentiment.  I'll share the details on this design tomorrow.

If you are on the email feed, there are probably two posts on this email.  I am on "summer hours" and have been busy sorting out a lot of things that I need to do before I go to see my Dad again.

Thanks for all of the interesting feedback about the Cricut vs. Cameo (or other machines) decision.  I am holding on to most of my Cricut items for now and do continue to use them - but not as frequently as in the past.  I have some cartridges that I have never opened that I might sell (of course as soon as I would sell one, I would find a use for it!).

If you missed the discussion - you can see lots of comments on THIS POST.

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  1. Hi Diane, wow what a great deal you got! That's a great find, you can use these to make lots of wonderful and gorgeous last minutes cards. I love you yellow and green card on your second post, very colorful. I sometimes find good deals like this at our local Winner's store. Have a great day.

  2. I wish I had found these cards. I have the paper stack that matches and I could do great things with them. That's what happens when you live in a small town - not enough shopping. lol

  3. Occasionally I find something at Marshalls too. Great finds, small prices.

    Dianne Bell -

  4. Another great place to find bargains is Tuesday Morning. I found lots of Graphic 45, 25 in a pack for $4.99 and some other brand names of card stick for ridiculously cheap prices.


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