Thursday, June 18, 2009

A different take on cards...

I know - you're probably thinking that I have some weird card obsession at this point, right? =)

I really don't make cards very often at all and am more of a scrapper at heart, so I figured I'd give all of you scrappers in blog land another take on cards that you'd enjoy too.

I created this mini album with four pre-printed card bases and three envelopes, some ribbon & fun embellisments, plus a very little bit of coordinating cardstock (like three 4 x 5-1/2 pieces). And that's it! This mini-album takes maybe 45 minutes to make, start to finish, if you don't have all of your supplies right in front of you or want to embellish more than I have done here.

I used all Close To My Heart products, including 1/3 of the Cute as a Button My Originals Card Kit (the whole kit has 12 pre-printed card base designs, three sheets of Stickease cardstock sticker accents - none of which I used on my project - and four envelopes for just $12.95!) I used the Friendship Word Puzzle & Simple Beauty My Acrylix stamp sets, Blush, Chocolate and Sweet Leaf Inks; Colonial White Designer Ribbon Rounds Collection, Cottage Edge Anchors and the Shades of Chocolate Mini-Medley Accent Collection.

Here's what an inside page looks like:

I added pictures to the back of the cards, too:

I used plain white envelopes, instead of the vellum included in the card kit, because the plain envelopes were much sturdier. I cut off the flaps, stamped on both sides of the envelopes and inserted a stamped piece of coordinating cardstock to be used as journaling tags once everything is put together.

I did use one of the Stickease for the very back - it fit the closing sentiment perfectly!

Thanks for looking!


Juanita said...

I love this idea, turned out lovely as always, great job!!

Jamie Harder said...

Adorable mini album!!

youngkath said...

This is so cute! Have you done this before because I feel like I have see it before? Have you done this as a class? If not, that would be a great class!

blsmom said...

I linked to you!! Would have done it earlier but I didn't know how!! LOL!!!! Hope all is well up valley!! ;)

Charlene said...

I love this little book! Very adorable and inspiring! :)