Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Look what I found...... I'll send some to the UK

Look what I found in the dollar bins at Michaels. Packs of eight 5" x 5" cards and envelopes, all printed, front and back with knitted images. They are perfectly plain, with no greeting, so effectively, you are getting eight pieces of 10 x 5 printed knitting card for a dollar.
I have seen cards in the past where people have scanned a sweater or jeans to get a realistic fabric paper, now you don't have to bother doing that, all done for you, and at that price, it must be a bargain............
So what did I do with them?
For the first card, I used a snow embossing folder by Kars for the background, then cut the cute sitting snowman from the Snow Friends cartridge at 4 1/2". I used the green cable knit card for his hat and sweater, and added a pompom

Then I decided to use the jacket from the Sport Mania cartridge, and skis from Winter Woodland to make a male card for a skiing enthusiast

Doesn't that fair-isle knit look realistic? Yes, I know ski's aren't red, I used artistic licence there....

and lastly, on a snow background paper again, I cut a red cable mitten and hat. The hat is from Snow Friends, and the mittens are from Joys of the Season

I can see Kiki wearing these, they look so snuggly!

The only drawback to this great find, is that the cards are printed on glossy paper, they would have been even better on matte.
Now I also know how very irritating it is to be in the UK, and visiting blog friends who are banging on about the latest must-have bargain in the USA, so if anyone in the UK or Europe would like a few of these, say so in your comment under this post and I will send an assortment to three of you. Put your name, and where you are from on your comment. They would obviously work with sissix, or any die cut machines. I will pull names out of a hat if more than three want some, I'll put the winners names in my blog post on Friday
edited to say, of course I'll send to Australia as well, anywhere where they don't have a Michaels!


  1. What an absolutely super idea! I love it I will have to get to a Michael's ASAP.

    How nice of you to help a few friends overseas.

  2. LOVE these! I guess a trip to Michaels is in order...a few weeks ago I made a knitting page for my 2 year old niece...this paper would have been great!

  3. what a a genius idea!! love the cards, you are so creative.. =) thanks so much for sharing!


    i'll have to check my Michaels in Canada for these!

  4. Hi Enfys,

    These are great card images. I love how you have used them. Are Aussies eligible for your kind offer? It's ok If we're not. Just thought I would ask.
    Thanks again.

  5. Enfys,
    Can I say I live in Europe and get some of these.......I have been at the Hospital with mom for the last 3 days. She is having heart problems. She is 83.........These are so cute.........I don't have time to make cards now but I still view your blog....Great Job.

  6. WOW!!! What a find!! Those look awesome and such a bargain! Love love love the cards you made. That sweater looks soooo real and those mittens. :)

  7. What a great idea. I might be going to Michaels and look for them. I agree I like mate finish the best. You are so creative. I don't think I would have see the possibility there. Thanks Enfys

  8. What a WONDERFUL IDEA!!! I saw them at my Mike's today....I'll got get some tomorrow after seeing your cars! :)

  9. How clever of you. The cards that you made with them are marvelous!! It's all in the way that you look at and SEE things.

  10. I would love to have a set I love what you did when them, but only one thing, I feel the same way I live in Hawaii no Michales Or Joann's here so I miss out on all the fun and goodies....Maile Crickut #1933

  11. I love your cards, what a gr8t idea, only one thing wrong, I live in Hawaii and know the feeling when friends from the mainland tell me of their supprizes. I would love to have a set....

    Maile Lei circle#1933

  12. I live in the UK and it would be FAB to have a few of the papers !! How lovely of you....

    hugs Diane xx

  13. Hello did you get my last message..

  14. Your creativity is not to exceed them. what you show here is simply awesome.

  15. Hi, Your cards look amazing - the knits look so real in the photos, just like something my Grandma would make. I would love the chance to get some of these, and of course I'm willing to pay all costs. Thanks so much for the chance.

  16. OMG ... leave it to you Enfys to find something like this in the dollar bin, then thinking outside the box, create the most delightful sweater cards EVER!

    You are a genius! I love this idea!


  17. I'm in the US, so I'll have to check Michael's for myself, but I wanted you to know that I think those cards are fabulous! The fair isle sweater is just perfect.

  18. These are so stinkin cute En, I can hardly stand it! Anyone else would have just used them as backgrounds. I just love how clever you are and they way you see things. hugs, eileen

  19. the cards are gorgeous!! what a doll you are to think of others!! will have to check out my michael's today... lol

  20. I love how you are constantly thinking outside the box! I thought you were going to use the cards and decorate them with images or designs and instead what do I see? I would have never thought to actually use the cards for the images and this is the greatest idea ever! Thanks so much for sharing with us. I love how little ideas turn into big fun for everyone! :)

  21. hi what a greaty idea with the card they look so real
    i woulkd love some if i am picked i live in the UK

  22. OMG! Really great job with those cards - off to Michaels then :) Thanks for sharing.

    hugs, MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom

  23. What a great friend you are En! I agree with Eileen, you are so creative. I'd have just used the cards as backgrounds! I'll see if I can get to Mikes and see if they have them. Very cute cards, and who said ski's aren't red, I think they should be! lol

  24. Hi Enfys
    Thank you for posting these items, just popped to michaels and bought some. Also got some studio g glitter glue and card packs for a dollar.
    Take care and keep the bargains coming

  25. wow!! what an amazing idea ~ super cards!!
    how kind of you to send out to everyone who "needs" them!!
    vanessa xx

  26. ooh that knitting paper is sooo effective fab cards Enfys xxx

  27. Oh my goodness, I am going to run
    to Michaels to get some of these cards now. Thanks Enfys for the
    inspiration. It creative people like you that make me so happy!!!!

  28. What a beautiful cards Enfys.

    Hugs Riet.x

  29. How clever you are! I don't have a Michaels where I live but I could find a store in a couple of hours. tfs

  30. How adorable! I will definatly have to check out my Mike's asap. I haven't seen those before. Great cards!

  31. What fun...I just picked some of those cards up at Michaels. I hope I can copy your idea's..what fun.

    Thanks for sharing

  32. Wow, now that is talent! I would never of thought to use the cards in that manner. Wonderful!

  33. The card stock is beautiful and you used it in such an awesome way! I love each and every one of them! ~Diane

  34. Pauline(Newcastle)Thursday, October 07, 2010

    Hi Enfys, I agree with you about the US seeming to have such good stuff! Maybe a few of their stores would like to set up in UK.
    I'm in The North East of England near Newcastle and would love to be lucky enough to receive some of these.

  35. Wow these look so real, love the effect they give.
    Kim xXx

  36. I 'd love to have some of the paper. I wish we had Michael's over here in the UK. Thanks for the offer.


  37. Great idea, you are so creative! I'm headed to Michaels after work today!

  38. Those are just too cute! I'm on my way to Michaels, it's only a 110 mile drive for me in Kentucky but I make the trek at least once a month. Thanks for sharing.

  39. I can never find the awesome *Michael* goodies that you do...You do such great work you could make an old sock look great.
    Bev V

  40. Wow Enfys... that's cool!
    Never seen this before... think I've to go to the UK or the USA since there's no Michaels here!

    have a great week, hugs Anja

  41. The very day before I saw your post, I saw these cards in Michaels and thought they were ugly and had no idea what someone would do with them. THEN, you posted your cards and I got in my car and went right back to Michaels to buy these cards in every style. I have been happily dressing snowmen ever since. I am going to make a ton of them and string them as garland on my tree! Thank you so much for the idea, and for all of your ideas! You are so creative.

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  44. I would love to have a set....maile Lei

  45. Dear Enfys
    I would love a set of these....great cards too!

  46. I would love to have a set....maile Lei

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Enfys x