Thrifty Gift Idea

I am always on the hunt for a Thrifty deal that I can turn into a Thrifty gift.
This week at Walgreens I was able to buy these packs of gum for .33 cents each.  I love to take them and spice them up a bit. Most people carry gum, so why not make it cute?  I have used these as little Birthday cards, teacher gifts or just to brighten someones day.  

It’s a card, it’s gum……..It is just too cute!

I already had the stamps, but the supplies (paper, glue, brads, ink) cost about .15 cents
You can make 6 of these out of 1 12×12 pattern paper, 1 sheet of white card stock, and 1 sheet of black paper.

I stamped out 6 little frogs. Then used a water color pen to color them in.

Added spots with a glue pen, so the frogs would have a little shimmer.

I used a circle punch to cut a slot in the top. Backed the frogs with black paper, added brads and stamped the words on the front.

Then wrapped the pattern paper around the gum, using a strong glue to hold it in place.

You could do these with any theme or colors.  


12 Responses

  1. What a SUPER CUTE idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. those are adorable!

  3. I absolutely L-O-V-E this idea! So cute & clever! You are a wonderful resource for happiness! Thanks! Now I need to run out to Walgreen's tomorrow and stock up on some gum! :o) ~Athena

  4. Very Very Cute!!!

  5. That is too cute!

  6. that is so awesome! TFS… I am going to have to do this.

  7. .33 cents, really? They are usually like a dollar.

  8. I totally want to try those and I even have those same stamps. Gotta love stampin’ up!!

  9. If only I had seen this a few years ago…I would have made them for my SILs baby shower party favors. I bet I could have found some cute paper for that.

    Fabulous idea, Sarah! 🙂


  10. Those are AWESOME!!! You could sell those!

  11. What a great idea! I love taking something free or almost free (you can often get gum free with coupons) and personalizing it to make a great gift. Good job!

  12. Smart lady!!! What a clever idea and it will make the person receiving it feel special because you took the time to take that extra step! I’ve got to do this! Thanks! 🙂

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