Monday, June 22, 2015

Mini Card Gift Set

Our internet was out for a few days last week which made me get creative to use something I already had and create without my die cutting machine. I love the results!

I looked through my drawer of print-n-cuts I already had ready to go and chose the 3 little Oriental ladies.

Then I searched through my sequins and charms stash and picked out some fun embellishments for each girl.

I cut white cardstock 8" x 4" and scored at 4" for a 4" x 4" mini card.

The pattern paper was cut at 3" x 3" and the smaller embossed white cardstock at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". I used 2 embossing folders and my Cuttlebug adhering the layers with foam tape for dimension.

Then I grabbed my We R Memory Keepers envelope maker board to create some mini envelopes. (I still love that board! It just doesn't get old.)

A Fiskars punch was used on the card edge and a strip of matching pattern paper added to the inside so that the border would pop.

The package for the gift set is actually a recycled sack I received an order in. I created a decorative mini mat for the front of the sack using the same technique for the front of the cards, but this time incorporating all 3 of the pattern papers onto one mat. A large button and crinkle ribbon was added to highlight the sentiment strip. I used my square punch to flag the end of that sentiment strip.

All of the sentiments came from Cardz TV Stamps various stamp sets.  If you'd like to re-create something similar to this, here are the items I used for easy reference:

  • Pink Oriental Girl:
    • Sil ID# 7156
    • Cardz TV Stamps - It's All About You
    • Ink - SU Strawberry Slush
  • Orange Oriental Girl:
    • Sil ID# 7150
    • Cardz TV Stamps - Just Saying
    • Ink - SU Pumpkin Pie
  • Green Oriental Girl:
    • Sil ID# 7149
    • Cardz TV Stamps - Mixed Messages
    • Ink - SU Pear Pizzazz
  • Sack Cover:
    • Cardz TV Stamps - Mixed Messages
    • Ink - SU Pear Pizzazz
Voila! Love it. Hope the person I give it to loves it too!

See you next time,
:) Janis


  1. Oh how Pretty!!! LOVE the Embossing! Have a Creative Day! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  2. I absolutely LOVE these cards,they are so adorable <3

  3. These little cards are supper adorable Janis! I love each one of them. I love when the internet goes down. lol I think of all that can be done while I'm wasting my time away on it. Always good to unplug for a while! Hugs, Brenda