Thursday, August 25, 2011

Reuse & Purpose: Why, Thank You!

When it comes to wrapping gifts or sending out cards or letters, I always try to use what I have on hand. I enjoy the challenge more than running to the store and plunking down several dollars for a card that may not exactly convey the message I wish to express. When it came time back in May to send thank you notes for Veli's V-themed birthday celebration, I rummaged through my assorted pieces of paper and and looked to my jug of glitter for inspiration in sending sentiments in Veli's Croatian mother tongue.

I found a font I liked, enlarged it and then made a stencil for my letters. I cut out the letters "h" and "l" on a slightly naughty piece of newsprint I saved from a MoMA exhibit.

For the letters "a," I repurposed gift wrap saved from Veli's birthday celebration.

Finally, it was time for the glitter, which was reserved for the giant "V" that was to be the focal point of a card made from folded paper stock. I then glued on the rest of the letters on to say....

Thank you in Croatian!

Always Frugal Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. Looks so nice! Amazing what can be done with some re-purposed materials, very thrifty and green!

  2. Very clever Stan. Love the touch of glitter. Hope you are safe and dry this weekend.



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