Two For The Price Of One
Hello Everybody! Just a quick post today to share these two cute Halloween & Fall mini cards with you. They are both based on 2017 Holiday Catalog projects featuring the Merry Cafe stamp set. Thought you might enjoy seeing them “in person” so to speak.
Mini Cards Are So Much Fun
Mini cards (3″x3″) are a new thing for me and I am loving them! The new 3″x3″ Whisper White envelopes (2017 Holiday Catalog) are the reason I started making mini cards. They are so much fun to make. I have a thing for the teeny tiny anyway so these appeal big time to me. One of the best parts is these little cards are quick to make and your friends/family will love ’em. You can use them as gift cards, place cards or greeting cards.
Merry Cafe + Spooky Night = Spooky Delight
I think I may have mentioned a few hundred times how much I LOVE the Coffee Break Suite in the Annual Catalog. Just when I thought it couldn’t possibly get any better Stampin’ Up! offers the Merry Cafe stamp set in the new Holiday Catalog. Combine Spooky Night DSP, Coffee Cups Framelits and the Merry Cafe stamps to create a super-caffeinated Halloween treat. Oh-My-Gosh!!! Look at this precious little spookylicious card!
My Step-It-Up Tips:
- Add shimmer easily by using the Stampin’ Up! Shimmer Ribbon. I used this ribbon instead of the Vintage Crochet trim used in the original because I wanted to step up the bling. Ya’ll know I love bling. Simply cut a piece of the ribbon, fold it in half and glue it down behind the cup.
- Pop up the cup by die-cutting it and use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach it. I know I suggest popping up stamped images a lot but there’s a reason. Popping up card features adds depth AND interactivity. We all love to play with things. Touch is a very important part of a card’s appeal.
Merry Cafe + Painted Autumn = Fall Splendor
It’s almost like the Merry Cafe stamps and Painted Autumn DSP were made for each other… Well duh. So many color, pattern and texture combinations come together to make this mini a truly splendid Fall card. I just love the warmth and incredible texture/depth of this card.
My Step-It-Up Tip:
- Combine, combine, combine and have fun with it. Look at the layers of cardstock, DSP, die-cuts, burlap, twine and fussy cuts on this card! They work together to create a rich delightful image that is also appealing to the sense of touch. This is the Stampin’ Up! super power – everything is designed to work together. Feel free to let your creativity play with layers and images to your heart’s content.
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Here are the scrumptious Stampin’ Up! products used to make these minis. You can buy them 24/7 through my Stampin’ With Pixie online store. If you have any questions or need help, please get in touch. I’m so glad you stopped by today. Peace, love and two paws up!