Prior to getting engaged I had only stepped into Michaels a handful of times. Now I’m obsessed! I’ve found a few projects I would like to DIY so it is amazing how many trips to Michaels seem to be required. I blame their coupons! 40% off here, 10% off your entire purchase between 9 am and 1 pm there… Never leave home without your Michaels coupons! Mr. Gazelle is a good sport and just chuckles.This weekend I needed to be organized. I knew I wanted to pick up some embossing supplies, plus I wanted to grab some Styrofoam balls that I’m planning on using for centerpieces.
So what have I been picking up from Michaels you might ask?A paper cutter to help with our invitations. Paper punches that will be used with the Styrofoam balls I was buying, a glue gun, ribbon, a stamp and embossing materials.Here is a close up of some of my favourite things that I’ll be using. The paper punch, a rubber stamp of a bicycle, and some bicycle scrapbook paper. I cleared one Michaels out of their entire stock of this particular paper!
After picking up the materials I needed to emboss I of course had to try the technique out last night. First, I embossed an envelope with purple. Then I tried pearly white. Hmm, it didn’t stand out as much as I had hoped. Then I tried the pearly white on a darker background (but the only thing I could find was an ad in a magazine). Then I tried purple on a black background (but I was only able to find my black camera box for that one). One thing is for sure. I love this embossing trick!
Did you find yourself shopping at new and unexpected stores after you got engaged? Did you become a Michaels-a-holic?