Wednesday, September 15, 2010

This Cards Costs... Whaaaa?! A Special Thanks!

So, part of today's post was quite unplanned and I've been inspired to send a Thank You to two special ladies who have been reading my blog... Shannon & Elizabeth!   You both really lifted my spirits today and so I thought it would be fun to send you a blog 'thank you' card here, and also include a fun little reason why CTMH is THE BEST, too!

About a month ago, I posted a little card I made that beat the Dollar Store.  Well, earlier this summer, I found a card that blew my socks off.  I'm not exaggerating when I loudly said "you've got to be kidding me" with my chin on the floor - LOL!   Not because of how simply cute it was (which... it was), but because of how much it costs!!! 

So here is my CTMH version for Shannon & Elizabeth - thank you for inspiring me, ladies!  On the inside it says 'for brightening my day'.

And, here is the (store to be unnamed, but it's one of my favorites) version that costs FIVE BUCKS... and the shiney stuff you see is just a plastic sleeve to protect the sparkles on plain white paper!!! 

So what's the difference (besides the fact my card is customized inside and that my heart is a little more heart shaped using the red, pink & purple sparkles instead of our green & blue ones)? 

Oh, about $4.34!!!  Yes, that's right girls, my CTMH card cost me only $.66 and includes the envelope, too.  I'll even be generous and include our shipping and Las Vegas tax... which makes the card $.77.  And, I also saved all that time driving to the store and back wasting gas, and then the time it takes to search among all those cards figuring out which one I wanted, and then standing in line again to pay for it... and if you're like me, somehow I picked the slowest line, too!  "Price check on register 4, please!"  LOL! 

It took me longer to write this post than it did to make my card.

Amazing, huh?!  Please save your time and money, make a friend a quick Close To My Heart card as easy as this one, and make their day!   And did you know our Close To My Heart stamps are made right here in the U.S.A?

P.S.  I think my next challenge will be to make a Close To My Heart card that actually costs $5!

Supplies Used:  Check out my website & get your money saving supplies today!

Y1003 2"x2" Block
Y1002 1" x 3.5" Block
Z2166 Tulip Exclusive Ink Pad
X254 White Card and Envelope Value Pack
Z1326 Red, Pink & Purple Sparkles... prefer the Blues & Greens?


  1. Ahhh- I feel all warm and fuzzy now! Thanks Teri! You're amazing!! What an amazing compare!!

    Want to know a funny fact- I'm the Shannon... and guess what... my middle name is Elizabeth! Before I read the post carefully and realized there was also someone named Elizabeth I was trying to figure out how you knew my middle name!

    Happy I could make your day! Thanks again for all your great ideas and taking the time to share!

  2. What an awesome card! Yours is much better than the store version.

  3. Love this, great inspiration and value for this $.66 card...keep the good ideas coming Teri

  4. Your card is so much prettier than the store-bought one! There is no way I would pay $5 for a card that simple. Now I want to make one for myself too. Great job!!!

  5. Excellent comparison! And I agree. . .your card is MUCH better that the store version!


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