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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Inspired by SAF: Mini Notecards

Papertrey Ink held a "Stamp-a-Faire Summer Camp" event on July 21st,
highlighting many techniques, videos and tutorials and encouraging
crafters to enter cards and projects for each of the challenges. Even 
though I had planned to participate, I just didn't get anything finished 
in time for the challenge deadlines!!  I have been highlighting lots of 
projects inspired by the Stamp-a-Faire videos and techniques this week. 
I hope you have enjoyed looking back at some of these fun challenges.

There were so many great examples of card sets from the Papertrey Ink design team members for this challenge, but I was really fascinated by the mini cards made by Danielle Flanders in this blog post.  Even though I didn't have the Half and Half die she used to make her cards, I managed to duplicate these with some of my supplies.

The finished size of each card is 2" x 2 3/8".
Five colours were chosen and the details repeated on each one.

Lemon Tart
 Polka Dot Basics was stamped on the front and back of the white card stock.
A Dotted Scallop border punch was used along the bottom front edge and then a score line was made just above the dotted section.

 The tags were cut with Tiny Tags star die from the various colours. Each one was stamped with the matching colour, using a small flourish stamp. Rustic Jute twine was coloured with a copic marker (C9) and then wrapped around the upper portion of the card two times. The tag was attached and tied with a bow. In order to hold the star in place, I used a dot of foam adhesive.

Hibiscus Burst
 Black ink was used to stamp the sentiment.

Spring Moss
Each card fits neatly into a mini envelope - the Lunchbox Note Die was cut from Vellum. Each side was stitched with matching thread to create the pocket.

Aqua Mist

Mini Cards were tucked into Vellum envelopes.

 I made a little box to hold the mini card set. The finished size of box is 3" wide; 2" high; 3/4" depth. Five note cards/envelopes fit nicely into this size.

Start with a 4 1/2" x 4 3/4"  True Black piece of card stock; embossed with Swiss Dots folder.
On the 4 3/4" length -  score 2 " in from each side. This will leave a 3/4" center that will become the bottom of the box.
On the 4 1/2" section, score 3/4" from each edge. This will become the vertical sides of the box and leave a 3" wide front and back.

Embellishment Details
I cut the coloured card stock from the star die (Tiny Tags) and stamped them in the same way as the note card stars. The last star was cut from white card stock and stamped with the pattern and sentiment from the Tiny Tags stamp set. Each star was tied to the white Baker's Twine with a piece of silk thread.

Here's the final set: Note cards & Envelopes and the matching box.
This might be fun to give out on New Year's Eve and ask everyone to write down one wish for the upcoming year. Or it could be used for someone celebrating a birthday - each person attending could write down a wish they have for the birthday guy or gal!! I really enjoyed making these mini cards and have a few other ideas for using this design in the future.

Card Details: (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Polka Dot Basics, Mega Mixed Messages; Close To My Heart: "10 Things" (flourish)
Inks - Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst;  Lemon Tart;  CTMH: Orange
Papers - Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart, Orange Zest,
Stamper's Select White;
Dies - Tiny Tags
Other Supplies - Rustic Jute; copic marker (C9); EK Success: Dotted Scallop Border Punch, 3D-Dots;

Packaging Supplies
Envelopes: SU: Vellum; Lunchbox Note Die; Sewing Machine
Container: True Black card stock; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder; Tiny Tags stamps and dies; SU: White Baker's Twine

This is the 7th project in this series.
Additional Stamp-A-Faire project posts can be found here

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Camilla said...

They are so cute!!!

carol (krillsister) said...

those mini cards are adorable. Very CAS. Love the vellum envelopes.

Anonymous said...

SUPER cute notecards! And I just love love LOVE the vellum envelopes!

Anonymous said...

Great set of little cards, envelopes and box. TFS.