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Dollar Store Crafts: Easy Valentine’s Day Cards Using Gift Bags

Hello friends. I decided to challenge myself and make Valentine’s Day cards using Dollar Tree products and a few of my own stamps and dies. My Dollar Tree doesn’t have an abundance of craft supplies like stamps but they have enough that you can create some fun crafts. Three of the cards use only Dollar Tree products.

I found some gift bags in the Valentine’s Day section that I used to replace my pattern paper as well as some doilies, 5/8″ ribbon, and confetti I used to decorate my cards. The doilies (30 count), ribbon (9ft), and confetti (1oz.) packages contain enough product to make several type of crafts so it’s a steal at $1.25! Ok let’s get into the making of the cards.

For the first card, I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base. I took one of the gift bags and fussy cut out the heart on one side and then die cut the background from the other side of the bag using the Lawn Fawn Quilted Heart Landscape Backdrop. I also cut a piece of a metallic gift bag I also purchased at the Dollar Tree to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ to back the background.

I adhered the heart to the front panel and die cut the “love” and shadow from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock White GLITTER 6×6 Cardstock and Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# 8-1/2 x 11″ Black Cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp LOVE Shadow Wafer Dies. I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black with the Simon Says Stamp LOVE stampset (discontinued) and die cut it with the Queen and Company’s Foundation 18.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black and added a 1 x 4-1/4″ strip of the same gift bag.

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For the second card, I cut a piece of Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 10″ and scored at 5-1/2″ to create a card base. I took one of the gift bags and cut a piece to 4-3/4 x 6-3/4″. I added a Heart-Shaped Paper Doily to the front panel as well.

Then I die cut the word “XOXO” from the metallic gift bag using Lawn Fawn Giant XOXO dies 3 times and adhered them to the card.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade Ink and added a 1 x 5-1/2″ strip of the same gift bag.

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For the third card, I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock to 7 x 10″ and scored at 5-1/2″ to create a card base. I took one of the gift bags and cut a piece to 4-3/4 x 6-3/4″. I added a Heart-Shaped Paper Doily to the front panel as well as the heart sentiment I fussy cut from one of the gift bags

I added some of the Valentine’s Themed Heart Printed Ribbon tied in a bow which finished off the card.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade Ink and added a piece of the Heart-Shaped Paper Doily.

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For the fourth card, I cut a piece of Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 10″ and scored at 5-1/2″ to create a card base. I took one of the gift bags and cut a piece to 4-3/4 x 6-3/4″. I added a sentiment piece from another gift bag to the front panel as well.

I finished the card off by adding some Nuvo Liquid Mercury Drops (discontinued).

I left the inside of the card blank and added a 1 x 5-1/2″ strip of the same gift bag.

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For the fifth card, I cut a piece of Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 10″ and scored at 5-1/2″ to create a card base. I cut down one of the gift bags which had a heart and sentiment on it to 5 x 5-1/2″ and adhered it to a piece of gold cardstock from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Kraft 8 x 8 Paper Stash.

I die cut the panel with the Queen and Company Foundation 18 Dies. I used the die that is 4-3/4 x 6-3/4.

I finished the card off by adding some Red Valentine’s Day Heart Confetti.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Love Stamp Set (discontinued I believe) with Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade Ink and added a 1 x 7″ strip of the same gift bag.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope I’ve inspired you to give these quick and easy Valentine’s Day cards a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

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Dollar Store Crafts: Valentine’s Day Floral Arrangement

Hello friends. Valentine’s Day is next month and we all want to make cute decor and gifts, right? Times are tough right now, everything is ridiculously expensive so why not save some money on crafts?!? I made this cute floral decor piece using only Dollar Tree products.

Everything you see in this post except the Fabri-tac glue can be found at Dollar Tree. You can use hot glue in place of the Fabri-tac which can be found at the Dollar Tree for sure! I cannot be trusted with hot glue (second degree burns on fingers are not fun :)) so I won’t be using that!!!

Let me show you how quick and easy this was to make. The supplies you will need are: a candy bucket or tin pail (any small container will work here), 3 pink and 1 red bundle of artificial carnations, floral picks, floral foam, lace ribbon and green floral moss.

I cut the floral foam down with a knife to fit inside the pail. This foam is very soft and easy to trim down. You literally can just shave the edges with a knife. You can glue down the foam to the bottom of the pail if you like. I did not need to because once I added the moss it secured it in place.

Next, I figured out how tall I wanted my flowers and trimmed them using wire cutters. Don’t try to cut these with scissors; it will not work well and you may hurt your hands (ask me how I know?:) ) I seperated out the stems so I could arrange them better. It’s much harder if you leave them in the bundle. I place them into the foam and fluffled them out. You can easily bend the stems so you can spread your flowers out better to create a full arrangement.

Next I inserted the Valentine’s Wooden Glitter Heart Picks. I used 5 but add how many you would like. I find that odd numbered items just tend to be more visually appealing. To cover all the foam and also add more stability, I added some Floral Garden Reindeer Moss inside the pail.

Lastly I glued on some of the Heart Ribbon Lace around the pail.


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Thanks for reading this post. I hope I’ve inspired you to give this quick and easy Valentine’s Day floral arrangement a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.