Dollar Tree DIY | Greeting Cards

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I love sharing personal stories in hopes of helping someone else, tons of planner tips, organization, and DIYs. In this post I’ll be sharing a quick and easy DIY greeting card with stickers from Dollar Tree. As always, be sure to click the links throughout the post for related posts/links to purchase.

Most of my DIYs are based around projects that I have created for the local nursing home in connection with my church or for my job as I work with three-five year olds. The cards created were made for those at the nursing home. My church has been involved with this outreach for as long as I can remember and they visit 7 months of the year. Being that May is the closing month, I created cards for both Mother’s Day and Father’s day with the message reading:

Just because you don’t see God’s hand, don’t question his plan.

I created super easy card using card around Christmas using photo paper and sharpies I had purchased from Dollar Tree. I had a lot of supplies that I had recently organized in my craft closet so I wanted to make use of what I had without having to purchase anything else. Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • blanks cards or card stock
  • Sharpie pens
  • double stick tape
  • washi tape
  • Dollar Tree fashion duct tape
  • Dollar Tree 3D stickers

In making the women’sย cards I used white blank cards that I had left over from my DIY college graduation announcements I had never thrown away. My grandmother also had card maker kits that she had been hoarding and not using so I went through, sorted the supplies of the kits, and made use of what I could for the cards. One was specifically for Father’s Day and the other had scalloped detail that I maximized by cutting in half. Same with the Father’s Day design, I maximized the cards by cutting where need be to get the most out of it.

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For the women’s cards, I took the 3D stickers I had from Dollar Tree. I actually had received them from a tricky tray.ย I spaced them out throughout the cards that I had.For the scalloped cards, I just took a sharpie and outlined. I really wanted to use what I had and not go and buy any extra stickers so then I started using some stickers I had in my sticker stash on the back.

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As for the men, I’m glad that the paper was printed. It made it easier to just write the note as the print was a design in itself. Being that I cut the cards to maximize they were in a variety of sizes, but the worked. For the larger ones I had gold foam crosses so I put those along with a label from Michaels on the front. The other alternative that I had was blue paper and I took the darker pieces that I couldn’t write on and filled theย semi circle. I then added stripes of black washi and a phrase sticker I had in my stash. Really easy.

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Make use of what you have. If you can’t use it for what you intended it for, find another use. For the black paper, I didn’t have a white pen to write on it and I didn’t want to not use the print so I found another way to use it. For the women’s cards I had the left over circles from the red cards and I just took them and make lady bug cards instead.

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