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