I do have a quick Moneysaver for you this week... This is the one that will solidly earn my place in the looney bin! Are you excited???
One product that I have always been intrigued by, but too cheap to buy is that fluffy flaky colorful stuff that you can add as an embellishment... There are a couple of different brands of it, but it is all very expensive. I wanted something like this to add "grass" to this cute Dustin Pike digi... So here was my cheaper alternative.
Do you like it? It's dried cilantro, which sells for about a dollar per metric ton. Well, not that cheap, but close. :) It's no secret, I struggle in the kitchen. All of my creativity and patience and talent, if you will, is with paper crafting. Cooking is just not my forté. I really hate to see my pretty spices go to waste... Hey, here is something that I can do with them! Alternatives to cilantro could be parsley, or Italian Seasoning also makes nice "grass." What a neat bonus, this card smells delicious!
I finished the card with a light dusting of finishing spray, to keep the cilantro firmly in place after I glued a little on and shook off the excess, just like glitter.
Did you know, you can also make your own colored "Flower Soft" stuff by coloring a piece of styrofoam with a permanent marker, and the grating it with a cheese grater? This is time consuming, and messy, but it works. I have tried this method in the past, but this alternative was much faster and I think it looks better too.
Hubby is on the phone with some nice men in white coats who are coming to see me and take me for a ride somewhere... I can't wait to see where we are going! :)
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