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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mini Cards!

The current challenge at the All Things Unity blog (ATU22) is to make mini cards, no bigger than 3"x3". What they don't tell you is that making these mini cards can be kind of addicting! With their small size, you can make them as simple or as detailed as you like. My first one is really simple.


Both images are from Unity's October 2010 Kit of the Month. I stamped and cut out the happiness banner, and popped it on the card base, where I'd stamped the small hearts image and added a strip of razzleberry cardstock.
For my second card, I added a little layering and colouring.


The image and sentiment are from the Unity set Mix-Up of Cuteness. I was going to make the kettle stainless steel, but then decided to go for a retro red enamel one. My dream kitchen has always been red and white; in real life, it's green and cream. Funny how that happens. ;)
My third card gets very fancy... for me, anyway.


Patterned paper AND multi-media colouring! These cherries are also from Mix-Up of Cuteness. The cherries and leaves are coloured with Sharpies; the stems with Prismacolor pencils.
These were all fun and quick to make! I think there will be more mini-cards in my future.

Supplies: (Hey Hottie) white & yellow cardstock, Unity Mix-Up of Cuteness, Brilliance graphite black ink, Prismacolor pencils; (Happiness) white & SU rich razzleberry cardstock, Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month, Versamagic perfect plumeria ink, pop dot tape; (Cherries) white & SU ruby red cardstock, AmberINK schoolgirl plaid - picnic gingham: tiny iPaper, Unity Mix-Up of Cuteness, Brilliance graphite black ink, Sharpies, Prismacolor pencils Pin It Now!

6 comments:

lynn said...

hi lindsey!

thanks so much for joining us at all things unity! your mini's are all darling, and i really love what you've done with the cute card below:)

Meg said...

So cute! Those little cards are fun to make and so freeing! All of them are great, but I really love that first one--you are really trying to make me like razzleberry, aren't you?!?!

Emily Leiphart said...

These are so sweet, Lindsey! I love how you used so many of your new images to make these. The second is my favourite!!

Angela said...

hooray for all things tiny :)
I love all three -- they are all different, but they're definitely all you! (and I looove razzleberry...except for the name. Ick.)

Donelda said...

I adore all of these. The cherry one might be my fav although it is hard to pick .. but I adore cherry images! I too am a "small card addict"!! I adore making all kinds of smallish sized cards. I take them to work and give them out to my co-workers!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Super cute cards--love that HOTTIE card! LOL! Great play on image and words:) And that happiness card is so pretty! Great job! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at ATU!