Thursday, April 5, 2012

Moxie Fab 5 for $5

First, you guys are the best. Thanks for not only reading my rant, but responding to it & supporting it. It really does help to know that there's support out there :)

So, I have some more fun stuff to post for Moxie Fab's Practical Solutions week - this time in the 5 for $5 category. All of the Practical Solutions challenges end Monday April 9 at midnight. Luckily, in the cost accounting for the $5 category, we do not have to consider adhesives, inks, etc. That makes it a bit easier! Still, it's a heck of a challenge. So I did it twice, because that's how I roll.

Keep in mind I'm not a photographer...and the requested photo format is sadly beyond my abilities. Here's Set #1:

Supplies not considered in the cost: Memento London Fog ink

Cost for set #1: $3.36 (score!)
Studio G stamp set (all images and sentiment): $1.50
3 pieces of 6x6 paper: 58 cents
SEI Field Notes: used 5 of a total 15 pieces: 50 cents
pearls: 10 cents
envelopes: 50 cents
cardstock: 18 cents

The butterflies are stamped on scrap cardstock from cutting the card bases, fussy-cut and then adhered to the card.

Here's Set #2:

Supplies not considered in the cost: Palette Noir ink; clear embossing powder

Cost for Set #2:  $4.21
2 sheets of patterned vellum from the dollar store: 38 cents
Studio G sentiment: 1.50
rhinestones: 15 cents
cardstock: 18 cents
envelopes: 50 cents

I stamped the butterflies on each card, then stamped them again on scrap vellum (left over from cutting out the floral designs) and embossed with clear EP, fussy cut them, and adhered directly to the card. 

Since I'm not really happy with the group photos, here's my favourite card from each set:

There may be another post from me later - right now I need to finish the morning obstacle course and get everyone out the door!



Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

2 absolutely fabulous card sets! My favourite is the 1st one because I love grey. But the 2nd one is so very unique - gorgeous!
Have a nice day!

Jingle said...

These are great! I really love set #2!

walchowDesign said...

Fabulous card sets, Jessi! Love both designs and love the sentiment on the second one!

Beckie said...

THese are so pretty. I love 'em.

Be blessed, Beckie

~Tammy~ said...

Total awesomesauce!!!!

Cindy C. said...

These two sets of cards are fabulous!!

CinnamonSally said...

Two gorgeous sets Jessi, love the geys of the first, so unusual and the second set is beautiful!

Lindsey said...

Wow, these sets are amazing! And frugal, too. :D

Dana said...

These sets are amazing!! I love how they are both elegant, but differnt syles!!

Allison Rankin said...

Amazing! Just love that gray set! And super coloring on the second set!

Anonymous said...

These are fantabulous Jessi! Can I see some CAS designs here... LOVE it!

Jenny said...

Wow these are gorgeous and so CAS too, I love the Stained glass colourful!
Not easy to photograph group shots is it, you did great though:0)
Jenny x

kingstonmama said...

Two beautifaul sets of cards! Love the grays in the first set and the stained glass images in the second are gorgeous. They look beautiful surrounded by all that white space, and your butterfly and rhinestones are perfect accents. ann

Virginia L. said...

This is so awesome! Love your design and layout, Jessi! You really aced the challenge!

Jen W. said...

Jessi, these are stunning!! I love the monochromatic cards with those gorgeous floral images but I love the colourful stained glass ones too! Perfect to showcase together.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, super super super gorgeous!!! Love especially the second set, that colorful window is very pretty!!
Hugs, Wendy

JJ Bolton said...

Those sets look like a million bucks!

The shades of gray set is so elegant and classic!

And your stained glass cards are just lovely:) Did you do the coloring with markers or pencils? Too pretty!

Great job Jessi!

Unknown said...

These are very pretty! I especially love the butterfly set :)

Marie said...

Speechless! What a fantastic array of cards. Two completely different genres and each has a beautiy of its own.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wow, that's impressive! I can barely make 1 card for $5 (or as my husband says, each card costs about $150 in supplies). I love the grey colors in the first set and the stained-glass vellum in the second set is so pretty! You rock!

Nance said...

Gorgeous! Love! Very inspirational.

Theresa said...

I'm sorry I'm so late to have missed these on the day they came out. Jessi, these are AMAZING. Wow I love them all. They are all spectacular.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking these up to the 5 for $5 Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)