Monday, January 31, 2011

Ippity Hop Monday - Mini Cards

Good morning everyone!  Today I have two mini cards to share with you.  Both cards came about because of a Sizzix die I purchased a while ago. I bought this die online without seeing it in person and when it arrived it was much larger that I thought it was.  Since the die cut  was really too big to use on a card, I thought it would make a cute mini card.  Here is the first card I made. 



For this card I used the Sing a New Song stamp set from {ippity} pictured here:





I loved the little bird in this set as soon as I saw it, and I knew that no matter how it was used, it would make for a cute project.  As  far as the design of this card, I have to tell you a little secret.  I  stamped the sentiment upside down by mistake and it ended up on the left side of the card instead of on the right. I really liked the background paper  I used and since I didn't have enough  paper left to cut out another die cut I thought of  the Tim Gunn ( of Project Runway) quote   "Make it work."  So that's what I did. I actually kind of liked how it turned out.  Using the same Sizzix die for the card base, here is the second card I made.





For this card I used the House a Home stamp set from {ippity} pictured here:



Aren't these little houses cute?  I like the combinations of patterns that make up each house. I use Palette ink and Rangers ink to stamp the houses and sentiment with.  The papers I used on both cards are from the chelsea's place collection by Making Memories.

All of the stamp sets used in today's cards are available here. To continue along the blog hop click here.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.

Susan

13 comments:

Patricia said...

I love your cards!! Great job on "making it work"!!

Bogner's said...

Love your shaped cards! So fun.

Andrea said...

very pretty! love the shaped card!

She said...

Love your shaped cards. S x

Gardner's Basket said...

These are GREAT!! Wonderful idea to make shaped cards. So creative.

Lone Pine Designs said...

I love the shape and the ribbon placement is perfect!

Lisa said...

Both of these are fabulous - great job making it work!

Karen said...

Perfect die for mini cards! WOW..each card is so striking! Love that ribbon touch, and all the colors, and details!

lynn said...

i just love your card style, susan! really, really love both of these:)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

wow oh wow these are amazing I just love the shape of your cards wow!!!!

Scrapcollectr said...

Youre right on two accounts: (1) the die is perfect for a mini card...great shape! and (2) those houses are adorable. Great job!
*smile*

Cheryl S. said...

I love both the bird and house cards, they are wonderful. I was wondering if you could tell me how
you created the gathered ribbon at
the bottom of the bird card?

Thanks!

Susan B. said...

Hi Cheryl,

To gather the ribbon, attach a piece of double sided tape to the card. Then zig zag or fold the ribbon on top of the tape. The ribbon will stick to the tape and keep it from moving. I hope this helps.

Susan

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