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Video: Mini Messages Card + 12 GIVEAWAYS!

Hi there. I’m always looking for ways to make my cards unique and different. Today’s video shares how to add many mini messages to the front of cards for unexpected fun. (And I have 12 giveaways!)

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[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Personalized cards are the best. And when the card is extra special with many encouraging messages? It is even better!

I created two cards using mini messages on front. To create the messages, I used the Mini Trifold Notes Die from Waffle Flower. (See below for other ways to create these mini messages.) I die cut many from scraps of patterned paper and cardstock. I found that the patterned paper is a bit thinner and folds up nicely. Also, it often has white on the backside, which is perfect for writing a message. However, cardstock works, too!

Mini Messages Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the card with patterned paper, I tied some twine around the message to close them… and then adhered them to the card base with strong double-sided tape. For the card using the cardstock messages, I applied coordinating Distress Ink with a blending tool to define the envelope’s edges. I used Memory Box heart die cuts to keep these little messages closed.

Mini Messages Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

On both cards I stamped a greeting from the Waffle Flower Bowtiful Additions Stamp Set.

Mini Messages Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

To tie everything together, I stamped the sentiment from the Waffle Flower Happy Mail Stamp Set on to matching envelopes.

Mini Messages Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Another fun way to use this die is to create a bunch of mini envelopes to put in a jar. I plan on doing this and for next to my kids’ beds.

Don’t have this die? No worries. There are other ways to get the same effect. You can purchase tiny envelopes to add to your card and slip your message inside or you can cut thin strips of cardstock and accordion fold them closed. Any way you choose to do it definitely will put a smile on the recipient’s face.

CHALLENGE UPDATE

Today is the last day of Week 1 of the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge! No worries… I will be back tomorrow with Week 2’s challenge. Stay tuned!

I think today’s card would be good for encouraging any friend or family member… especially a kid. I hope you will try it!

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a Waffle Flower Mini Trifold Notes Die? The VERY kind folks at Waffle Flower sent TWELVE of them for me to give away! Nina is very generous and wanted to encourage the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. Thank you, Nina!!!

For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/15/15 telling me who the last card you mailed was to. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), Waffle Flower (WF), etc.

 

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1,021 thoughts on “Video: Mini Messages Card + 12 GIVEAWAYS!”

  1. You have such patience, and amazing attention to detail! Love this card with all the little packages—so cute!
    The last card I mailed was actually yesterday. Nov. 15th is my Mom’s 89th birthday!!!

  2. The last card I made was for my Dad, but I hand delivered it. He is in a therapeutic hospital after a small stroke. Thanks as always for your inspiration.

  3. I’ve been mailing thank you cards for baby gifts. My crafty friends got together and we made a bunch of cards while I was still pregnant ❤️

  4. My last card was mailed to a friend who is planning to go on a mission trip. I sent money for her fundraiser for the trip.

  5. What cheery cards!

    My last card was mailed to a local crafting friend. Unfortunately, I have lost my mojo due to work and travel and haven’t made any cards since April. I am hoping to change all that pretty soon.

    Thank you for the giveaway and have a great weekend!

  6. The last card I mailed was to my nephew. He’s serving a mission for our church in the Philippines. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. First of all I want to say that you make the cutest cards ever! Because of you I like it even more to make cards. I just bought a sizzix big shot plus and I can’t wait to receive it 😀 because of this I can make more beautiful and professional cards like you and many other cardmakers.

    The last card I gave to someone was my nephew, it was also the card that was most fun to make and also the card I’m really proud of. It’s a magic slider card 🙂

    I’m currently making a card inspired mini messages card. Only I don’t own the envelope die. So I’m drawing and cutting it myself, what a job haha 🙂 So I would love to own a die like this 🙂 thank you for your amazing videos and this giveaway!

    Sorry for the long message haha :’D

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