Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Another Dollar Store Discovery

Last week I hurried into the Dollar General store located near my daughter's home. Inside the door was a display with some exceptionally beautiful cards, note pads and packages of 20 gift tags. They are from the "The New Grace Collection" company. I must admit there are many times that I visit the Dollar Stores, and leave empty handed. This time I did not. I purchased packs of these "thank you cards", although they do not say thank you on them which works for me. I can use them to send any message that I want to express. When I brought them home, I removed the outside packaging paper.

Then I took my wonderful "Quickie Glue Pen", which is a staple in my home. It can be purchased inexpensively from any craft store, and my small, never ending container of FINE glitter, from the Martha Stewart collection at Walmart, and proceeded to embellish my already beautiful stationery.

I added light touches to the flower centers, and sprinkled them with glitter(I wish it would be clearer on the picture). I allowed them to dry for an hour, and I was done. To the other pack of note cards, I used touches of the pen and glitter to the butterfly and the centers of the purple flowers on the envelopes. Why do I do this? Just because I think the touches of this fine glitter add so much to already finished paper products. The little glue pen and glitter last for a long time, but for me they are used so often. I use the fine glitter because I only like light touches of glitter.

To complete my project, I put each pack of note cards in clear cellophane bags(from the paper store), tied a matching pen in with a coodinating colored bow. Now, I will put these away to use when the need arises...hostess gift, small birthday gift, thinking of you....or whatever.

I wanted to show you these adorable packs of 20 gift tags that were on the same display area. Think how pretty they would look tied on a bag of cookies, or tied with ribbon on any package. I referred to these when I did my lunches in a box. They are one of the Dollar General purchases that I made that really excited me, because of their uniqueness and beauty. I am aware that it is hit or miss with the Dollar store adventures, but I thought you might enjoy seeing one of my recent "hits".


Stacey said...

Oh my goodness! I can't get over the fancying up you did. (Don't you love that word?)

The cellophane bags alone makes them look like an expensive gift. I have to go today.

Shelley said...

I love how you embellished these and packed these up! Great idea for hostess gifts. you will be invited to my next party! Michigan isn't too far, right??? :-0

Judy said...

What great finds! And the cards look much nicer yet when you are done with them. Thanks for passing along your ideas.

(We both have a card theme going today.)

Happy@Home said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful finds and letting us in on the secret of how to make them even better!! There is no shortage of dollar stores in my area. It seems like when I visit them I don't find much. I guess I'll have to give them another try.

I do love that fine glitter.

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful as always. Love and beauty flows through your hands.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Wow, you really found a good find! Love how you embellished them up! Clever girl, you!


lindsey said...

You always have such great ideas....you should have a TV show!
Its hard to find such pretty stationary in a pound shop in the UK, but I will certainly keep and eye out.

Anonymous said...

These are so pretty. I am heading over to my dollar store to see if I can find anything like that. I love the way you packaged them and added the special touches. Who wouldn't want to recieve something special like that. I hope you have a lovely day ♥

Tracy said...

Wow! Gorgeous and you've given them just the right elegant touch! I'll have to check our local Dollar General for those beauties. Thanks for yet another great idea, Judy! = )

Brenda Pruitt said...

Now I really like this idea! You always need cards for this and that reason. And glitter! Haven't used it in years, though I see it's huge now. I've got to get some glitter.

One Shabby Old House said...

You are going to make the Dollar Stores profit rise today. I am going out to get some of those tags. How good they will be for my antique booth.
Thanks for the wonderful tip.

Barb said...

Hi Judy, lovely post. I love glitter. During my crafting days with my girlfriends, I was known as the 'glitter queen.' Ha. I put it on many of my snowmen and Santas for such a lovely look.

The card idea is wonderful.



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