Saturday 14 April 2012

Mini Cards, Set One

I have wanted to try my hands at making some mini cards (3x3") for some time now. I even bought some envelopes with my last SU order, and that was quite awhile ago!   Then, when I pulled out that glossy die cut bunny that I used to make our granddaughter's Easter card, I found these in the box. Glossy, scalloped edged, 3" folded cards WITH matching envelopes with a scalloped edges on the flap. SWEET!

I found some stickers that worked well with the coloured paper scraps I had on my stamping area, and made these three mini cards. I can see that they are going to be FUN to do and I plan on making more of these over the summer.

Then I decided to make a little box to put them in for gift-giving.  I used a 5" square of card stock, scored at 3/4" on all sides to make up the box base. A couple of snips and some Score Tape and I had the perfect size box for these three cards. That bird one is VERY dimensional and needed some extra room.

I used some crafting plastic transparancy to make the lid, cutting it at 5-1/8" square. Again, I scored it at 3/4" on all sides, snipped and attached with Score Tape.  I made a belly band out of another scrap of paper, and stamped/punched a label to finish it off.

Considering everything was already in my stash, I was very happy with this little gift idea.  Plus, it felt so good to USE things, especially the little cards. I've had them for at LEAST 10 years. 

Supplies:  Scalloped edges enclosure cards and envelopes - Stampendous.  'For You' Stamp - Hero Arts.  Label Stamp - SU.  Stickers, embellishments, patterned paper - all from my scrap bin and Odds & Sods pile.

Today we get to look after our daughter's puppy. That means we will have FOUR dogs at our cabin. FOUR. And our Mr. Cooper doesn't take too kindly to other dogs in 'his' house. So - lets all hope we can keep him from eating the puppy while she is in our care. Yikes! I'm going to have my work cut out for me for sure.

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. that are nice giftboxes
    Have a nice weekend

  2. What a stunning set of cards Karen and thepresentation box looks so professional. Hope you manage to keep the puppy from becoming lunch!

  3. I really love these gift sets Karen,the colour showing under the scalloped edge is just so pretty...the little box is what makes it such a pretty gift. Love your attention to detail :00
    Jenny x

  4. Oh, these babies are absolutely gorgeous!


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