Free Thank You Cards

 
Here's another freebie for everyone!
I had to make a bunch of 
Thank You Cards
yesterday and am passing them on to you.
There are five different colors
and the last page has five 
Thank You tags
that I cut out and put on the 
front of the card with 
raised adhesive to make it "pop" out. 

These cards a half sheet cards
so they are perfect if you need
room for a lot of people to sign
their thank you's. 

Let me know what you think!
And
THANK YOU 
for all your comments!

These are also archived on the Freebies Page.

One Stop Thursday Linky Party!

 
It's time for my 
One Stop Thursday Linky Party! 
I'm so excited to see what everyone has created!
This week we're doing it a little different
because ANYTHING GOES!

Link up your parties, giveaways, tutorials,

printables, etsy stores, whatever!
Consider it free publicity 
with no backlinks or credit required.
Just have fun!

To Enter:
  • Link to your parties, giveaways, tutorials, printables, etsy stores, whatever!
  • No back link required 
  • No limit on entries
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Attention graphic designers! 
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Family Tree for Under $10

*UPDATE*
In the post below, I show you how to paint
clear contact paper to make a family tree;
HOWEVER,
since then I've recently discovered you can 
buy black contact paper!
I now sell Black Contact Paper for $.70 a foot in my {Store},
along with a similar version of the Family Tree for $11.99.

The benefit to using contact paper instead of vinyl
is the black contact paper is not only easier to apply,
but is movable and you can re-position it
a few times before it loses it's stickiness;
whereas vinyl shrivels once you decide to move it. 

Keep reading! 



Today I'm really excited to start 
sharing some decorating ideas on a budget.

My story with decorating on a budget
starts back when my husband and I were
married four years ago and both in college.
It can be tough but it's so much fun to learn
to be creative and use what you have.

Then our sweet little girl came along and
with that some more budgeting. 
When we got our apartment almost two years ago,
I was thrilled to have $25 to decorate our entire little "home."

Since then we have now moved into a house,
which is amazing and so fun to call our own.
Budgeting is still a necessity 
and so we find ways to stretch what we have
and find being creative is half the fun!

We try to spend between $25 - $35 a week on groceries
and I've slowly been decorating room by room
with a craft budget of $25 a month.
I figured there's got to be other people out there
like me that are on budgets but want to 
still enjoy making things and doing crafts.
That is the entire reason I created this blog,
to provide tips, freebies, ideas and affordable items
so hopefully there's no one that
"can't have it because they can't afford it!"

On to the good stuff!
My cute sister-in-law got this amazing Family Tree
 
and I wanted to use it in our hallway.
Unfortunately, $39.99 wasn't going to work
for us so I put my brain to work to figure 
out how I could make one.

I went to our local dollar store and 
picked up 7 different frames,
along with the "Family" quote.

Now for the fun part
(and my biggest decorating secret!)
Contact Paper!

This stuff is incredible! 
Vinyl can get pricy,
but this stuff is only $5.50ish for a huge roll!
I paint on it, cut it, use it to hang items, 
stick it on the wall without it removing paint,
and lots more that I'll be sharing in the future.

Here's the rest of the process on how 
you can make your own family tree.
  • On the WRONG side of the contact paper, draw your leaves, branches, and stump.
  • On the RIGHT side of the contact paper, you'll be able to see through to your drawing on the backside. Cover the areas with 2-3 coats of paint. (I used black acrylic paint)
  • After the paint is completely dry, apply a thin layer of modge podge.
  • Once modge podge is dry, turn it back over to the WRONG side so you can see where to cut.
  • Peel of backing and apply on wall where desired.
 

Good luck!

Click HERE
to print the pattern
or find it on my {Freebies} page.
Enjoy! 

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!

One Stop Thursday Linky Party

 
So it's my first official  
One Stop Thursday Linky Party! 
I'm so excited to get this started
and see what everyone has created!

To Enter:
  • Must be a free printable or free graphic  
  • No back link required 
  • No limit on entries
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Also, in the next few days
I'll post how I made this family 
tree for less than $10!

 
Thanks for posting!

Attention graphic designers! 
Each month at the bottom of my site, I post links to free scrapbooking cliaprt and kits. If you are interested in having me post any of your free graphics, please leave a comment or contact me on the sidebar. No charge necessary, consider it free advertising! Thanks!




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