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!
There’s also a new photopolymer stamp set introduced today. This is a great set for Valentine’s Day. Isn’t the envelope cute?
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
Supplies used on my mini note cards:
Have a wonderful and creative week!