Quick Mini Note cards
The size of a Mini Note cards you like may vary from my size. To me it is more important that they are practical and easy to use. Also I like to use my supplies creatively and the size of these Mini Note cards depended on the size of the background slim dies that I used. Most of the Slim line dies have a width of 3.5 inches. So I chose the middle frame die from Birthday Star Slimline die, it measured 3.5 inches in width and 6.5 inches in length. When folded in half it gave me almost a square note card measuring 3.5 x 3.25 inches. The best thing about this size is that now I can lay my die cut slimline dies over it - for a tone on tone background.
I love the tone on tone look, created by layering same color cardstock. This technique makes a Clean design with a bit of texture and make your designs look more elegant! I also like use colored cardstock, for adding interest and creating colorful cards. This makes an interesting background - but lets the focal point of the card get enough attention too.
The focal points on my card consists of the cute critters from the EAP - Snug Bug and I die cut them with their coordinating dies.
I am using the Die cutting technique - to create a tone on tone background.
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Buzzing Bee Mini Note card
I took a yellow colored cardstock die-cut the second frame of the Birthday Star mini slimline dies and folded it in half. I also die cut the same cardstock from the Slimline Crafty hive para dies and cut it in a way that it fits the folded cardstock. The bee hive die cut fit perfectly on the panel as it's width is the same as the cardstock's, it was only needed to be trimmed at it's length.
I diecut a cute mushroom house and two bees and trimmed the sentiment - Buzzing by to say hi from the EAP - Snug Bug. I adhered the mushroom house with glue and to add some interest added foam squares behind my bees and the sentiment.
Lady bug hugs Mini Note card
My initial plan was to make just one! But they were so quick to make, I thought why not club more of similar critters and change the background. Now that I had used Bees, I thought of using the adorable lady bugs for my next Mini Note card.
I realised a leaf background will be great for lady bugs, so I took a dark green colored cardstock, just like earlier I die-cut the second frame of the Birthday Star mini slimline dies and folded it in half. Then for the interest to the background, I die cut the same cardstock from the Olivia mini slimline dies and cut it in a way that it fits the folded cardstock. The width of the mini slim line die was the same as the cardstock's in this case too!
I diecut the adorable lady bugs from the EAP - Snug Bug and trimmed the sentiment - Sending you bug hugs. I adhered the tree trunk with glue and with foam squares added the upper lady bug and the sentiment.
Hoppy Toad Mini Note card
And then I thought let's get a Birthday Mini Note card made with the Hoppy Toad.
I chose a Navy blue cardstock for the toad and die-cut the second frame of the Birthday Star mini slimline dies and folded it in half, just like before. I had the perfect dies for the background - Mermaid slim line para dies, that I cut with Navy cardstock and adhered on the folded Mini Note card.
I diecut the sweet dragonfly and Toad from the EAP - Snug Bug and trimmed the sentiment - Hoppy Birthday. I adhered the toad in the pool with glue and with foam squares added the dragonfly and the sentiment.
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Sending Crafty hugs ~ Ishani
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