March 27, 2011

Cost Minus Local Market...



Cost Plus {World Market} is right!
You have the "cost"...plus! YIKES!

These little cuties are, well, cute...but $9.99 worth of cute? I
think not...especially when you know they will be marked down
to $2.99 in a week or two! So, I though I'd take a turn through
my "Cost Minus Local Market" and see if I could make a reasonable
facsimile thereof.



Now, I have no rick-rack...or oval-shaped cut-outs...sheesh, I couldn't
even find anything vaguely oval-shaped to use as a template!
So, mine had to be square...like me! ;}
I kicked it up a notch with some fun background paper though...well,
I think it's "fun"...but you know how square I am! ;}


I just printed up some vintage postcards...mine and a few from the
ever fabulous Graphics Fairy , then I got to gluing and glittering!
And what mine lack in "oval-ity", I tried to make up for with
foofery!




...buttons, pins, this, that & the other...never, ever forget "the other"!




As I said, I have no ricck-rak to speak of...or, even to mumble of...
so, I used my fancy schmancy scissors on the edges which, if
you're as blind as me...looks every bit like rick-rack! ;}

Well, they aren't as polished as the "real" ones, but they were
free..and free is very pretty indeed! ;}


There's still time to enter our
Little Vintage French White Farm House On The Prairie Give Away!

just go HERE to leave a comment by March 31st!!! We'd LOVE to have you!




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48 comments:

  1. Hmmmm, I actually think your tags came out better, even without the rick-rack! Very cute! ~mary helen

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  2. Yours are just as nice! No World Market here...Handmade is always better.
    deb

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  3. Free trumps most anything - and I think your little bits are every bit as pretty as 'theirs'!

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  4. I think your little ornaments turned out better than the 'competitor'!! I love the little chick and your signature glitter! :-)

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. I think they look great! Mine would be square and rectangular, too. I can never seem to find an oval or round thing as a template either when I want one. {Maybe I should keep a lid or something!} I like the scissor cut - who needs ric-rac! : )

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  6. I love the vintage postcards on here. Gorgeous!

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  7. I'd say that you've done yourself proud...they look every bit as sweet and the price was right.

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  8. I think I am in love with all your foofery...yours are leaps and bounds better than the "others". You go girl!!
    Carrie

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  9. I think yours are better then the store bought ones for sure. Great job! Your mosaic is so beautiful. Have a great week!

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  10. Your version is just as beautiful!

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  11. Love your version - perfect, I say!

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  12. Not only did you save-yours are a lot prettier! Thanks for sharing. I just love the vintage easter images.
    Hugs,
    Sonya

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  13. I love yours..The others- $9.99 for them? Yours? Priceless! They are perfect..xxoo Diana

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  14. Oh my, I think yours are much lovelier than the originals! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

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  15. Yours are prettier and filled with the soul of the creator!

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  16. what a lovely creations you.ve made, so cute, i love it!

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  17. Wow these are beautiful!!

    Hugs,
    Rozmeen

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  18. I love your tags best!!! My favorite ones are with the little yellow chicks.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  19. I am SO with you on the $9.99!!! Would never pay that much!! I think yours are great and even better free!!!! Way to go!

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  20. Your tags are much prettier and they will mean so much more as you made them ;-)

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  21. Yours has interesting elements that the store-bought did not. LOVE IT!

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  22. Morning...o.k so don't panic if you turn around and a tall thin redhead is behind you..its just me I am soooooo loving your blog I feel like a stalker...but don't worry its all good!!!!! Love those tags,alot!

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  23. given a choice, I'd pick yours!

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  24. You did an awesome job. I agree with the others...yours are SO much prettier! I love the addition of the pins and buttons.
    Jane

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  25. Fabulous job, they look great. Have a wonderful week.

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  26. What a great find!
    I think yours is "too cute" as well!

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  27. I still say homemade is best. Your creations were beautiful. I wouldn't pay $9.99 either. V

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  28. Tehehehee, Oval-ity, what a great word!
    Great work as well, of course, goes without saying really. Much nicer than the shop stuff.

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  29. lol... silly girl! GOOGLE "oval shape template" and there you'll find a bazillion sizes to select from--- then print. Taaaa daaaa instant "oval template" Silly!!!!.... :-P

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  30. I love the chickie best! I miss you- come see me! ♥

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  31. Yours are much nicer and come with stand up comedy to boot!
    xo
    Roselle

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  32. Beautiful, I love your tags, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

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  33. I like YOUR tags so much more that the commercial ones your showed. Square is definitely GOOD.

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  34. Oh my goodness..yours are 100x sweeter.

    hugs my friend...your images are stunning today.

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  35. Love your version of the tags ~ they look beautiful!
    Nancy xx :D

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  36. Yours have more flair, and are classier. i like Cost plus--some of the time.Most of the time, however, they overprice things. We like Clearance for that reason! ;)
    but handmade means more anyway, doesn't it?
    Rose & Studio

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  37. You're welcome! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!
    Bisous,
    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
    http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

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  38. so pretty and to be honest- i like the square much better!

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  39. I had to come back for another look at this post. I love your ideas, so very pretty. Vintage Postcards always a great idea!

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  40. i love handmade, always better! Your blog is stunning, i am so happy i found you!
    Lindsay

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  41. I think they are just darling! Great photography too!
    Thanks for the encouragement for my *mess*...every little bit helps:)
    Rene

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  42. M, these are soooo much prettier than Cost Plus! In fact I would have paid 10 dollars for yours, but I wouldn't have theirs. I love these!
    never liked rick rack anyway!

    Congrats to Anne on her win of your awesome giveaway!
    have a great week.
    sending hugs

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  43. I like yours better too! Came over from Graphic Fairy. Can you tell me where you got the seam binding with the script on it? Did you make it? Can you e-mail me the answer? Thanks!

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  44. Love these tags - so sweet - just the idea I was looking for

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