Since starting this blog, I haven't really made any craft-type posts. I don't do crafts that often, but now with our new house I am motivated and have several projects I want to work on. I felt one of the most important things is letting people know that we have moved! I know that no one sends that much via snail mail anymore (email is so much easier, and cheaper!), but even still, I like finding the occasional holiday card/birthday card/invitation in my mailbox. Heck,
even though I am 27, I still love getting mail!!
Anyway, we have been moved in for a week, and I felt like I had to get these things done ASAP. Why? I don't know, probably because I am crazy. I have been inspired by lots of cool paint chip crafts on Pinterest, and I thought this would be awesome. I also stumbled upon some heavy debates on the topic! Apparently some people are very sensitive about people using paint chips for crafts etc, because they think that the companies will run out, or raise prices, or whatever. Well, someone actually called Behr and asked them what they thought, and they replied that they love people using their paint chips! More exposure and free advertising for them, right? I picked up a handful of paint chips (which I will also use to determine paint colors for the house!), and got started on this project!
Not many supplies are needed, paint chip, paper cutter, glue or double sided tape, stationary, printer...a lot of people may even have this stuff at home. I had to buy a paper cutter (I got a cheap $10 one at Walmart because I can't cut a straight line to save my life), and the cool see through paper I used, but that was it. This was a cheap project compared to the buying pricey pre-made address cards.
These photos will pretty much take you step by step through the process.
Here we go!
And...you're done! Now just do however many you need! I am going to post some of them because I just love the colors!
If you're lucky you may find one of these bad boys in your mailbox in the next few days!
Inspiration from Hand Make My Day.