So, I started with the doggy card (of course). I stamped the image and colored it in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I then used some Simon Says Stamp card stock for the card base and added a rectangle and another half circle type shape that I had cut out of patterned paper with my MFT dies. I cut the mini envelopes out of white card stock and did the folds to create the envelopes. I then measured the width of the opening on each and cut a strip of paper slightly smaller. Next, I took my score board and scored the strips of paper at an increment smaller than the height of the mini envelope. I needed to find some stamps that would fit a message or two on these strips so I searched through all of my "mini" stamp sets that I rarely use. I stamped these messages with Avery Elle Aquamarine ink to match the theme I had going on for this card. I also ensured (on all of the cards) to include a little sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Push Here stamp set that says "Pull" or "Open"! Finally, I folded them, put them in the envelopes and added some glitter to the card! So cute!
I liked the idea so much that I decided to make a masculine and feminine card with a message inside the envelopes as well. So, I used two more Simon Says Stamp card bases and cut the envelopes, the patterned paper, and the paper strips again. For the feminine card I used patterned paper that I could then add some sparkle and shine to later. I followed the same outline above for making the strips that went inside and added some sentiments from the CZ Designs stamp set that is rather snarky and fun!!! I then added all different colors of Tonic Nuvo drops to the design and had a fun and feminine tiny message card!
For the masculine card I used some paper that I recently got from First Edition. It has texture and spot gloss on it and I love their paper packs! They make the simple things that much more fun! I wanted to keep this one very plain and masculine so all I did was add the tiny message envelope to the front and decorate it with a little image from another one of my older mini stamp sets. Again, I used a little bit of glitter to embellish - not too much because I plan on giving this to my husband - and I was good to go! The message inside is from CZ Designs also and the phrase "Hey Shorty" is so cute, especially because my husband is a foot taller than me!!!
So, that was my "Stashback Friday" for this week. Stashback Friday is a series that I do where I use older items in my stash so I remember that it is not all about what is new and next - but that I can use things I already have and still come up with some fun new things. I hope you try it and look through your stash for something fun and different. I know you will come up with amazing things! Jude :-)
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