Then, shortly after that, I found this frame on mega clearance at JoAnn. Score!
H&G last week, I decided to root through their bins of playing cards and other random stuff to see if I could find an alternative. It seemed to me that I could buy just the cards I needed, support a local business, not find myself throwing 47 cards in the trash (to make sure no one ever tried to play poker with a short deck!) and hopefully find something interesting.
My wishes came true! I definitely found something interesting. So interesting, in fact, that I can't decide which of the combinations I picked out will look best.
1. The oranges
It might be the blue background in this photo, but I think the 3 and 9 cards are more orange than red. The inability to read the numbers in the upper corners is based on the size of the cards - not just a problem with the angle in the photo.
2. The Party Pack
I love these cards and how easy they are to read. Their bright colors also make me smile. I don't think they look very much like playing cards, though, and I'm not sure whether that's a problem.
3. The Minis
These guys are sweet and I think their pastel coloring complements the frame. The plus is that, because of their itsy-bitsy size, you can easily see the entirety of each of the cards. The bad news is that each card will need to be mounted. I think I have coordinating paper to draw out some of the colors, but I think that might detract from the look.
So, now I turn it over to you: which do you think is best? I'm hoping to execute the final choice this coming weekend, so let me know when you have the chance!