Learn how to create mini notecards to leave for a loved one to make their day using simple papercrafting items.
Mini Greeting Cards and Envelopes for Kids
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Supplies You Will Need:
Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets: Sweet Smiles, My Lucky Charm, Wheelie Like You, Here's the Scoop
Lawn Fawn Let's Polka 6x6 Patterned Paper
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
1/2 Inch Corner Rounder
My Favorite Things Die-Namics Gift Card Pocket Vertical Die
Dylusions Ink Sprays Fresh Lime and Vibrant Turquoise
Fireworks Sprays Tangelo and Rose Bud
Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Pen
Spectrum Noir Markers (IG1, IG5, TN2, TN3, CR2, CR3, CR9, CT4, LG1, BT2, BT3, LV1, Blender)
Die Cutting Machine (Cuttlebug used)
Using the My Favorite Things Die-Namices Gift Card Pocket die, cut out 4 pockets from patterned paper. I used Lawn Fawn's Let's Polka, but any patterened paper will do. To maximize paper, use the die twice on the same sheet (6x6). You cut once, and then just flip it around. You can get two die cuts from one sheet of paper!
Leave it flat (we will assemble it later). Stamp the images you've chosen onto what will be the front of the gift card holder. Use a sticky note to mask off portions of the holder if you only want the image to show up on the front. If you choose a large image and do not mask it off, the image will wrap around to the back or side of the gift card.
Cut mini cards out of white cardstock to 3.5 x 2 inches. Stamp the same images onto these cards. This way, the cards and envelopes will match.
Use a tape runner to add adhesive to the flaps. Assemble the gift card holder.
After everything has been stamped and assembled, you can start to color in the images. Since these are pretty simple (and might get thrown away, gasp!), your coloring does not need to be perfect. I used Spectrum Noir markers and used similar colors for each card. I did very basic shading.
I colored everything in at the same time. I did all yellows at once on each card, then pinks, greens and so on. This made the process very quick and easy!
I wanted to add some simple shadows to the gift card holders, so I stayed with the same colors. Since the envelopes were mainly either pink or yellow, I only used pinks and yellows on the envelopes when I colored them in.
I also added some subtle sparkle to each card, using the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Crystal Clear pen.
Besides adding the sparkle, I decided to flick some spray mist onto each card, too. I didn't use the spray nozzle. I took the nozzle off and I flicked it onto the card so there would be splatters instead of the overall mist.
To finish everything off, I corner rounded the cards. This just made them look a little cleaner inside the gift card holder.
That's it! It was super easy, right? I think it is so cute to have not just little notecards, but the matching envelopes make them even sweeter!
I've already dropped a few of these in my daughter's lunch. Wait until my husband gets one, LOL! Looking for more inspiration? Head on over to the free IDEAS area of the website! There are tons and tons of inspiration over there to get that creativity flowing!