Mini Cards

(Before I go on, be sure to check Laura's awesome blog.  Turns out she is a use-your-scraps-for-cards girl, too!  She is amazing.  Look HERE.)

OK… mini cards.  I am currently addicted to making bitty greetings.  Generally, I just cut a card in half, resulting in a card about 2.75"x4.25".  I still put it in a regular envelope since the PO doesn't like anything smaller than 3.5"x5".  Here is one I did a few weeks ago, which is very inspired by the amazing Shari HERE.

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Supplies:
Hero Arts stamps (house/greeting & sun), gems and notecard
Bo Bunny patterned paper
Fiskars corner rounder
Cuttlebug
Colored pencils and gamsol
Diamond Stickles

By the way, isn't that Bo Bunny paper the cutest?  The Almond dot is the one I use most – it is the perfect neutral-yet-a-bit-of-interest paper for any project.  It is magical. :)   You can find it HERE, along the other colors.

I have gotten a lot of emails about getting good scallop edges for pages.  I personally LOVE the Doodlebug trims.  They have a petite scallop, which is great on cards and pages.  And you can get the colored ones and have the option of using the back, which is always white.  Fun stuff.  You can find them HERE.

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Before I head on to email, a word of warning: there will be some serious enabling coming up soon.  I finally installed my new toy:)

Take care!

24 CommentsCards, Product Information

  1. Sarah M

    That card is just SO darn cute! Love how you’ve used the gems (along with everything else).
    Have fun with your new toy! I’m sure you’ve already ‘enabled’ me to get enough other things to pay for it. ;) Lucky for me I’m intimidated by electronics… Just don’t go doing anything silly like giving us a how-to video showing just how easy it is to use. ;)

  2. Tami H

    Really now…could this get any cuter?! :) Love the mini size and how you used the house stamp…I made a card with that set today too (housewarming card) but now I want to chuck it and make one like this instead. ;) Just adorable.

  3. Adorable card! That’s the perfect idea to use all of the new smaller Hero sets. I’ll have to try some!

  4. Love the itty bitty size! It makes the house look big! Adorable happy house scene!

    And, Mz. Enabler… I am still working off the last enable post for blending tools and sponges! Not sure if I am ready for the QK Silhouette plunge! I am one of those who has not yet gone down the die cut machine path..

    ps.. Want to be a super duper enabler? Please share your blending tool ebay source!

  5. Hi Jennifer! I’m so happy to happen on to your blog! I always enjoy every detail of your work! I’ll be back! Take care.

  6. You got a Silhouete! Oh girl,just you wait! Your life is about to change forever. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE mine.

  7. You got a Silhouete! Oh girl,just you wait! Your life is about to change forever. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE mine.

  8. I just love Laura and her great idea’s she always inspires me. You are such the enabler LOL.

  9. Teresa Azua

    ok! this is the CUTEST little card!!!
    love the gems on the side and the heart, actually I love the whole little thing :)
    TFS

  10. And another great card. I just looooove all the things you make. Thanks for the link to Laura’s blog, she’s wonderful indeed. But hey… I just sneaked a Cuttlebug in today (thanks to you). And I already own a Zip (which I obviously haven’t used a lot). So I (OK, my husband) can’t handle much more new scrapstuff coming to our house LOL. Love the Doodlebug Frills too. I bought them in white to sponge them in any color I’d like. Make a guess… they’re still unopened. I’m bad I know. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas!

  11. ana

    je me repeter mais j’aaaaaaaaddddddddooooreeeeeeeee

    ana paris

  12. what an adorable card!

  13. Laura does rock, doesn’t she! :) Love the card Jennifer! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Darling Card Girl! I’m soooo in love with my doodlebug trims too!!

  15. Deborah

    I went and took a gander at your new toy. Yowza! That thing is truly revolutionary. I may finally have to break down and invest in a die-cutting machine.

  16. Sue

    Oh MY!! That is just the darn cutest little card. You are killing my pocketbook…….I am ordering all kinds of cool things to create with!! It’s so fun!!
    Thanks for including WHERE to buy some of these items…..it helps save so much time looking for it……then hopefully I can use that time to actually create more!! :)

  17. Kathy H

    Great card! I never thought to make the card a little smaller and then I could have elements come off of it – duh! Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas!

  18. LOVE that little house – so sweet!! and i swear, you’re making me covet a cuttlebug – love the texture it brings to this.

  19. Jen I thought your teeny tiny card was the cutest thing when I got it :)
    I cant wait to see your silouhette creations cuz I already have it! I’m sure you’ll motivate me to use it more! :)

  20. Melissa

    DARLING—this is simply irresistible!

  21. Yes, Laura is amazing, talented, and ultra sweet!! Thanks for linking her here! She’ll get a kick out of it!!
    What an adorable card too!!!

  22. thanks so much for the little shout-out jennifer! way cool of you to do!

    i never think to make teeny tiny cards … this one is adorable! and i love the doodlebug paper frills … have them in all the colors. lol!

  23. LOVE mini cards! :)
    This is SO cute….LOVE it!

  24. Linda Cain

    Doodlebug strips are terrific! I use them in my classes for lots of projects. My house class had 2 of them and the girls loved the easy use of them.
    GREAT, GREAT work and videos! Thanks for sharing such an overflowing amount of talent and ideas!

    Linda Cain
    http://cain81art.blogspot.com

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