Around our home, Saturday is DIY day. Whether it’s a bathroom remodel, hemming pants, cleaning up a yard, or making cards, Saturday’s are a buzz around here. Even the kids get involved. T-Rex loves to brag that he “helped” Daddy fix the hole in the shower.
So Saturdays I’ll start sharing some of our DIY around here with tips, suggestions, or even how you can DIY the same things.
It’s a New Year, and every New Year I strive to stay on top of note sending – thank you’s, birthdays, get well, encouragement, miss you, love you, congratulations, marriage, new baby, anniversary – the list is endless! I’ve always appreciated a hand-written note, and in the days of “green” e-cards and emails, the effort of a handwritten note is precious. So this week’s DIY for me was to re-stock my card cabinet.
Cards can get expensive, so I got resourceful and stocked my cabinet with easy, semi-handmade cards. Michaels has a TON of $1 bins right now. I found packs of 8 blank cards and envelopes for $1. These cards were winter/holiday cards, but are generic enough to use all year long. I think it’s the ultra-cool glitter that classified them as “holiday.” But hey, I love sparkle all year long! I picked up a couple packs that were brown and good to use for men too. As a side note, sign up online for “the knack” and Michaels will send you a 20% off your entire purchase coupon during the month of your birthday. I just got mine and used it, so these cards were actually $.80 a pack for 8 cards.
Once I got the cards home, I took out the few word stamps that I have and positioned them in the corner to give the blank cards a bit of handmade flair. (Michaels also has bins of $1 stamps.) If you have nice handwriting, you could write a sentiment and dress up your handwriting a bit. A few of them, I stamped the inside with sentiments as well. Simple, easy, inexpensive, and super classy. Maybe I’ll send one to myself!!!