I have a little secret to share! You all know I love Trader Joes for their amazing flowers and yummy foods, but now I have a whole other level of love for them! The other day I was looking at some of their potted plants and realized they were next to their greeting card area. I was instantly drawn to all of the pretty cards and then I realized they were only a dollar! Can you believe it! Now I have never been one to spend a lot of cards. Yes, there are some beautiful ones, but they always end up in the trash so, I never really splurge on them. When I found out the cards were only $1 I started picking up all of the ones that spoke to me. Now it’s my first stop when I go to Trader Joe’s. I noticed that sometimes there are only a couple or just one of a certain card and you never know if it’s coming back. So many have beautiful fronts and no copy on them and others have copy with quotes and not a, “Happy Birthday” so they work perfectly as little pieces of artwork!
So, head to your local Trader Joe’s and join me in my obsession! It’s so simple to put it all together and make it go from greeting card to chic artwork! The best part is that the cards fit pretty perfectly into a 5″ x 7″ opening.
When you are working with a small piece of artwork I like the idea of going with a bigger frame and a mat is a must! It just helps makes the piece look special and no one will be asking if it’s a greeting card.
Another tip to make the artwork a little more special is by dressing up your mat. I have been known to wrap my mats in fabric for a punch of pattern, but it’s also super simple to paint it. Sponge brushes are the easiest for this because you won’t have brush marks to deal with.
Now if you ever want to use that greeting card as an actual card then I recommend putting into place on the mat with painters tape. This way your card is straight, but when you remove the tape you won’t ruin the card.
It will literally take minutes and such an easy way to add a piece to your gallery wall, photo ledge or bookcase.
Close up of the pretty card I’m obsessed with!
I may or may not had already written in this card to give it to someone and then went back for another one to frame and couldn’t find it! So, instead I grabbed a new card for the gift and kept this beauty to frame!
It’s really turned into an addiction! I have so many cards now, because I loved the artwork on them.