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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mini cards

Hi Everyone!
In my stash I have some clear 3" plastic boxes that I purchased from Denami Design at the West Springfield Craft Show a few months ago. I liked the ideas Denami Design displayed with the boxes and thought they’d be fun to have.

Two weeks ago I participated in Denami Design’s Mini Card Blog Hop. My mini cards were 3.25" squares which is a size I typically create because that is the size of some gift enclosure cards I once purchased for inspiration.

As I hopped along the blog I saw that many participants used the plastic boxes as packaging for gift card sets. I contacted Paulina with some questions about the boxes and her gift cards. She responded quickly and graciously answered all of my questions as she always does. Knowing how much care and thought she puts into helping her customers is one of the many reasons I purchase Denami Design products.

Now my gift cards are 2.75" squares so that they can easily fit in Denami Design’s 3" plastic boxes.   I use my bone folder to crisp up the folds in the boxes. I put a piece of Scor-tape along the opening at the bottom of the boxes. When the gift card sets are complete I wrap twine around each box and tie the twine into a bow.

When I was doing some cleaning the other night I found a bag of buttons that MaryBeth gave me for a gift a while ago. The buttons are pretty shades of green, pink, and blue, and are a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures. I thought they’d be fun to use on some gift cards.

I cut some Memory Box paper so that it measured 2.75" x 5.5". I scored and folded at 2.75" on the 5.5" side to create a 2.75" card and used a corner rounder punch to round off all 4 corners on each card. I pulled out my Baby Button Bits and Blooming Button Bits clear stamp sets from PaperTrey Ink and a few text stamps from some of my Lawn Fawn stamp sets. I mixed and matched image and text stamps and created some birthday, baby, get well, and thank you mini cards. I threaded floss or twine through the buttons before I attached them to the cards with glue dots.

I stamped the bear and the cupcake’s frosting on patterned paper and fussy cut both images before I adhered them to the cards.

Just so you know if you like the look of buttons on mini cards PaperTrey Ink has 2 other "button" clear stamp sets called EveryDay Button Bits and Holiday Button Bits. I recently ordered the EveryDay Button Bits set and may work with my Holiday Button Bits later today.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Paulina said...

Oh Carol, you are just so sweet! Thank you for the kind words! I try my best to answer everyone's questions quickly. :)