Weekly News / Best Ever Mini Note Cards

By | February 10, 2015

It’s Tuesday and that means new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!  Notice that the Flower Frenzy BigZ L Die is on sale this week for a huge savings.  This is a great die cut that I use all the time.  In particular, I really love the leaves, and the flowers are great for layering.  Also, notice that the new From the Garden photopolymer stamp set is on sale this week.  I love that Stampin’ Up! is including items from the Occasions catalog in the Weekly Deals!

Weekly Deals Feb 10

 

There’s also a new photopolymer stamp set introduced today.  This is a great set for Valentine’s Day.  Isn’t the envelope cute?

Lovely Amazing You

 

The Sale-a-bration product of the week is the This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection.  Here are some examples of Project Life scrapbook pages you can make with this great set:

Saleabration 1

 

Saleabration 2

 

Finally, for my inspiration today, I have some quick and simple mini note cards.  Sometimes, do you just need to make something fast?  Well, every project doesn’t need to be a huge effort.  Here are some examples of easy 3″ by 3″ note cards, which fit perfectly in the square envelopes from the Annual Catalog (p.194 #107309).  You can get 40 of these envelopes for only $7.50.

All the cards I’m showing today are single layer and so easy, you can make them in about 5 minutes.  For each one, I went ahead and decorated the envelope to match.  I used the Best Day Ever stamp set, which you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration each time you spend $50 between now and March 31.

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For my first card, I stamped four simple flowers in a row.  I stamped one extra flower on some scrap card stock and cut it out.  For the greeting, I first inked the stamp with Crushed Curry, then I used a baby wipe to remove some of the ink from the bottom of the stamp, and sponged on Melon Mambo.  I love this variegated effect!  For a quick embellishment, I added one pearl.

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For my next mini note card, I stamped the greeting in a similar manner.  To create the banner of triangles, I drew a faint line with a ruler to ensure I stamped straight.  (I have to admit that I’m not very good at eyeballing a straight line.)  However, with the line, it was a snap to place the photopolymer stamps in the right place and then simply erase the line.  (If you look real hard, you can see that I forgot to erase the line on my envelope!)  If you have clear or wood mount stamps, I would suggest a Stamp-a-ma-jig to mimic this look.

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On the bottom part of the card, I stamped the dots several times, then I stamped off and stamped several more.  Lastly, I added a Best Year Ever Accessory Pack button (another free Sale-a-bration item) tied with some White Baker’s Twine.

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For my last card, I achieved the ombre look of the greeting as follows:  First, I inked the whole stamp with Pink Pirouette, then before stamping I used a baby wipe to remove the ink from the “Day” and “Ever.”  Since I have photopolymer stamps, I carefully inked the bottom two words with Blushing Bride ink, then before stamping, I used a baby wipe to remove the ink from the “Ever.”  Finally, I carefully only inked the bottom word with Calypso Coral.  Afterwards, I huffed on the stamp to moisten all the ink and stamped.

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For a little touch on this one, I simply added a bow tied out of White Baker’s Twine.  As I said, super simple and super fast.  But, you know whoever ends up receiving these will love them!!!

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Supplies used on my mini note cards:

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Have a wonderful and creative week!

Tami Hewlett

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