I have been seeing too many crafting memes lately that say things like…
Why spend 7 dollars on something you can craft for 108!
I created this 10 minutes card in an hour and a half!
and I feel frustrated. I feel frustrated because I believe memes like this make at home crafters feel bad when they do make a cheep craft or when they make something really quickly. Just because something is inexpensive or it didn’t take too long, doesn’t mean that it isn’t special.
So today I have create 8 cards using a three dollar crafting kit, some tape, a little glue, and a pack of 3 dollar sequins that I didn’t use that much of, so really I only spent pennies on the dollar when it came to the sequins.
I pulled out the Hunkydorry Sparkle & Shine Mirri Magic Raise a Glass card kit from White Rose Crafts in addition to some Kaisercraft 6mm Double Sided Tape and some Doodles Paper Playground Conversation Hearts Sparkle Blend sequins.
I share the full process of how I created these 8 cards, a process that only took me about 40 minutes (and I may have been distracted by food and dogs during this process). Because I like you, I have sped up process to a simple 10 minute video. To watch the video in HD, click here.
For a closer look at each project, scroll down!
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Memes like that focus on the cost (both money and time) of crafting while ignoring all of emotional benefits of creating.
I come from a large crafting family (we all have our stashes) and the unanimous consensus is that it’s money and time better spent than buying alcohol or cigarettes!