Monday, January 3, 2011

Use Those Freebies!

If you love color as much as I do, you might gravitate towards the paint samples in your department/home improvement store. Even though I haven't painted a room in years (we rent), I just love the beautiful mixes and shades of colors that can be found there! The most awesome thing about them is that they're almost always free. FREE!
I grabbed up a handful of my favorites a few months ago from Ace Hardware and finally got around to making this card. As I was making it, I realized just how easy it would be to make a set of neat cards in different colors.

For this card, all I did was cut the paint sample strips to fit the card and I cut the part with the names of the paints. Then I just layered them, added a decorative strip border (Martha Stewart Crafts Deco Shells border punch). I finished the top off with a polka-dotted ribbon from Hobby Lobby, a rub-on from 7Gypsies, a Spellbinders Lacey Square die cut and 2 orange gems.
So go grab up a fist full of those paint samples and let your imagination run wild!


  1. I LOVE this card! The border punch and the green ribbon are perfect touches with those paint strips.

  2. cute card, i so love the border punch