Monday, January 31, 2011

I Want It All! - Three 3x3s

I decided that for my next set of projects with my "share", I'd make some little Valentines. You can get three little 3x3" cards (3x6" before folding) from a sheet of 8.5 x 11" and still have some scrap left over for future projects. You can ALSO get envelopes to fit, which makes this size ideal for little gift cards! And of course, there is the "cuteness factor" that automatically attaches to miniature things.

I chose to use the Rose Red sheet of CS, cutting a piece 6x9" as illustrated above. I scored down the center of this before cutting it into 3 pieces, each 3x6". Stick one edge of each card in the eyelet or scallop punch, so that the little strip of stripes will show.

From the stripes and rosebuds piece of DSP, cut a half inch piece off one side (work from the stripey side and pay attention to the direction the stripes are going!). Half of this will make two of the cards, so cut another half inch strip for your third card if you wish (you'll have a bit left over). Attach these about 1/8" inside the edge of the card, as shown, using the Tombow. Next, you'll need a strip 1 3/8" wide. When you've cut that, turn it into two pieces, each 2 3/4" in length. Attach these, rosebud side up, to the card fronts, as shown.

All Holidays provided the simple sentiment (what a great set, it covers so many occasions!), stamping with Rose Red classic ink onto a scrap of Naturals Ivory CS. I then used the large oval punch (work from the back to center the sentiment in the opening, then punch) and the scallop oval punch for a "mat" out of a corner of Perfectly Pear CS. I layered these together using Tombow Multi-purpose glue, then popped it on with Stampin' Dimensionals. Note that you can play a bit here, going vertical or horizontal, using roses or knots of seam binding tape (you can adhere either with glue dots or Tombow if you can leave them for a few minutes to dry) or even buttons.

Have fun tailoring to your tastes! -Kathy

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