Michael's usually has a great selection of $ items, this being one of them. These cards come in a packet of 8 and there were many different patterns to choose from. I wasn't especially thrilled with the ornament in the center but I really liked the borders so I bought a pack with the intention of replacing or covering that center item.
I was writing out some thank you's recently to some students and staff. I had found a package from a while ago of some cute holiday postcards that I used for the student TY's that I'm mailing, but I needed something to put in an envelope for the staff members, so I scrounged around and found this packet of notecards. Then I put the gears to work - remember my resolution is to use up my cache. Taking into account the items that I presently had on my work table I came up with this. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and a die cut and voila! I wish you could see it up close because the red piece is embossed and raised and really looks cool.
So next time you're in Mike's take a second look at some of those notecards. You can add any kind of embellishment to them to give them more interest, like jewels, stickers, die cuts, even ribbons.