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August 6, 2011

August Guest Designer!

I am so excited because I have been asked to be a guest designer at Meljen's Designs for the month of August!  I couldn't believe it when I got the email.  My family couldn't figure out why I fell out of my chair at the computer!

I have been thinking about how to use up some of my many scraps.  I had been thinking about making some 3 x 3 mini cards and thought this was the perfect opportunity to give it a try.  All of the cards shown below measure 3 x 3 and were made using scraps of cardstock, paper, and ribbon.  No new pieces were harmed in the making of this blog post!  I love the fact that I could resize the images to fit the mini cards perfectly.

I have shown each of the cards in more detail below along with the list of supplies used for each card.  All of the images were colored using colored pencils and baby oil.

Left:  I used the image Little Layered Flowers-Stitched Lotus and Stitched Leaf.  You can get these images as part of a set or individually.  I printed the Stitched Lotus twice to layer it and folded the top flower petals slightly for some dimension.  I embossed the brown cardstock with D'Vine Swirls.

Right:  I used the image Little Bug Line.

Left:  I used the image Johnny Bird Boots and the freebie sentiment Friends.  I used some paper flowers and pearls in addition to some baker's twine from the Twinery.

Right:  I used the freebie image Giraffe's Necktie, which is available in a freebie pack you can download here, and the freebie sentiment Stitched Hello.  I cut the border using Lattice Rectangles from Spellbinders.  The polka dots were stamped using the Polka Dot Background from DeNami Design.  The image was punched out using a punch from Stampin' Up.

Left:  I used the image Double Scoop Ice Cream and the freebie sentiment Sweet (available in the freebie pack).  The rhinestones were colored to match using Copic markers.  The ovals were punched with punches from Stampin' Up.  The scalloped circle was cut using a die from Lifestyle Crafts.  The mat pieces were punched from a piece of cardstock embossed with the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder.

Right:  I used the image Cuddle Bug and the freebie sentiment Thinking of You (available in the freebie pack) printed inside the freebie Little Stitched Cloud.  The background was embossed using the Flourish Texturz Plate from Stampin' Up.

Left:  I used the freebie image Stitched Country Heart and the freebie sentiment Thinking of You (available in the freebie pack).

Right:  I used the image Simple Little Butterfly.  The background was stamped with the steam curl from the Espresso Stamp Set from DeNami Design.  The small button brads are from the Paper Studio.

Left:  I used the image Smile Flowers.  The blue strip was punched using the Pinking Hearts border punch from Stampin' Up.  The yellow flowers were punched using a mini punch I got in the dollar bin at Michaels.

Right:  I used the image Little Pocket Mice.  The background was stamped using a stamp from the Sprinkles stamp set from Stampin' Up.  The circle and scallop were cut using dies from Lifestyle Crafts.  The button brad is from the Paper Studio.

Whew!  That was a really long post!  Thank you for sticking with me until the end of this post.  I hope I have inspired you to create your own mini cards!

1 comment:

Lisa Petrella said...

WOOOHOO!! Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot!!! Way to go!! All of these 3x3 cards are SO CUTE!!! And KUDOS to you for making use of your scraps!!!! AWESOME work!