Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Make Merry Mini Note Cards

As my thank you to the volunteers who came to help make Christmas Party favors for the Ronald McDonald House, we made special mini note cards using a special embossing technique and creative large skinny box to hold them in along with a few extra sweet treats!

Holiday Mini Cards were made using a special technique inspired from Patty Bennett.

These cards are too small for regular mail but great for adding to a present or inserting into a gift bag.

  1. First, you'll need to make a 2" circle template with the center cut out to make a "donut/wreath". (TIP: if you use a thinner chipboard like the ones that come as the backing of your designer series paper packs, you may need to layer several of them together to get the right thickness. I used three.)
  2. Place the 2-1/2"x2-1/2" Whisper White card stock inside the Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder.
  3. Place the Chipboard on top of the embossing folder, centering it to the card stock below.
  4. Place the the embossing folder and chipboard onto the multipurpose platform, then the cutting pad, and run through the big shot. (NOTE: Since every machine is a little different and depending on what material you'll be using, you may need to to add a few card stock shims to get a better image.)
  5. Sponge the embossed image with Old Olive. Color in the berries with Real Red marker.
  6. Using Real Red classic ink, stamp the bird image into the center of the wreath.
  7. Stamp a verse onto Whisper White card stock and punch out with the Modern Label punch. Pierce holes on the side with the paper piercing tool or 1/16" hole punch and place gold brads.
  8. (Optional): sponge the edges of the label and embossed card stock.
  9. Layer Real Red card stock to the Chocolate Chip card stock and then layer the embossed Whisper White card stock to the Real Red.
  10. Tie a bow with the Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon and attach to card with mini glue dot.
  11. Attach the label with stampin' dimensionals and voila.
For the card holder, I got the inspiration from Becky Roberts

This one was created by Elisa White. My sample used the Snowflake Printed Window Sheets, she decided to use White Staz On Ink with a snowflake and bird stamp to make her own designer printed window sheet.

    And for an extra touch, Nikki Molina, stamped a coordinating "poisetta" to her envelopes.

    I love this project because you can change it around for all occasions.
    Thanks for looking!

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