Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Budget Wednesday - Taco' Bout
It's Wednesday, and it's time to talk about some penny-saving!
Today's card is a super simple card, featuring a cute set from the Sweet Stamp Shop called Give Em Tacos. This adorable mini set is only $3.95 and it includes both the taco and the sentiment. I colored my taco in with Copics, carefully cut around it and adhered it to a white notecard I found in my crafty closet. Then I stamped the sentiment and added 3 little enamel dots. Easy peasy! And looking good.
If you're not familiar with the Sweet Stamp Shop, it's a small shop that has both very affordable and completely adorable stamps. They have what we consider "regular" stamp sets (4x6") for $14.95, half-sets (2x6") for $7.95 and minis (3x3") for $3.95. This makes it easier to stay within a budget, but still pick up something super adorable. They also feature planner stamps, so if you're into planners or need a bunch of teeny images, definitely check them out.
There is one downside to their shop.... The stamps are only available for limited time. The designs do get retired, which means you might sometimes need to rush and get them asap. But they do feature retiring sales, too, which is an extra chance to save up.
Another thing that really helps save is to practice clean and simple cards with minimal design. This kind of design is all about using a very few carefully-placed elements to create something dramatic or eye-catching. I'm planning to write a post that goes more in-depth about clean and simple designs, so keep an eye out for that.
Thanks for reading!