Friday, January 20, 2012

Easy & Cheap Paint Chip Valentine's Day Cards

I've been inspired by all the creative uses people seem to find for those free paint chip cards at home improvement stores, and I thought it'd be fun to turn the many shades of red and pink paint chips into Valentine's Day cards. To create this simple project, which has endless possible variations, you'll need:
-a couple free paint chip samples
-pre-made cards or some cardstock
(I got a pack of 8 sheets of cardstock for 99 cents at Target)
-a hole puncher
-craft glue

Punch some holes in each shade of paint chip you want to use. I had a handy little plastic doodad that was perfect for keeping the various colors separated. It works best to punch your holes from the back, non-colored side of the paint chips.

You can lightly draw a design on your card like I did, or just freehand it.

Working with a couple inches at a time, squirt a very thin line of craft glue onto your cardstock and lightly press paint chip dots onto the glue. Don't use too much glue and don't press too hard or you'll have unattractive globs of glue spurting out from behind your dots.

And that's it! It was so fun, quick and cheap to make these bright, festive cards for my special Valentines!


1 comment:

  1. What a neat idea! Very easy to do and fun too. I love your designs you did.


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