Monday, January 6, 2014

Money-Saving Monday: The Superhero Edition!

It's a new year so it's time to dust off and resurrect an old favorite. Please welcome back Money-Saving Monday. This was always one of the more popular features on Scrap This Save That, so it needs a glorious return!

Even though Christmas is over, along with most of the white elephant gift giving parties, I thought I would share with you a quick tip for saving a lot of money on white elephant gifts. Although I know traditionally white elephant gifts should be a gag gift or regifting something unwanted, I always like to bring nice presents that I think people will get a lot of use out of. It's always fun to have the popular present that everybody wants to "steal!!"  With that in mind, I made superhero cards and envelopes to take to our last white elephant party of the season. They were perfect for the crowd that was there.

I found a Batman and a Superman logo in the Silhouette Store and use them as the basis to create my cards. I used the outlined shape of the logos to create a shaped card for each. This was done by duplicating each shape and welding them together. I love the fact that I can design and do things like that with my Silhouette Cameo.  Love that machine!!

Next I made the standard envelope and rounded the edges on the flap. I cut small logos to go on the back of each flap. I think it really added a nice extra touch to the envelope. For the black Batman envelopes, even though you can't see it in the picture, I cut a white panel for the front of the envelope so that the sender would be able to write on it without having to use a special pen.

I hope you like the cards and the resurrection of Money Saving Monday. What interesting white elephant gifts did you give or receive this past Christmas?

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E


Sarah Hendricks said...

Dude, these are so cool! There aren't too many manly cards out there that dudes would actually keep! This one I think they might!

Jackie said...

I looked in the Silhouette store and can't find the Batman logo anywhere. My grandson's first birthday is coming up and my daughter wants to do a Batman theme. Do you happen to have the link to the file?