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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Cute Little Notecards

I participated in a cardswap on Scrapbook Steals and received a really unique style card from Kristy M. It was a 4"x4" piece of cardstock with a 2 1/2" x 7" (but folded in half to 3 1/2") piece of cardstock as the card. I followed the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and made my card 3" x 7" on a 4"x4" piece of cardstock. I thought that allowed me a little more room to play with my images. Totally Stampalicious asked for a set of at least 3 notecards. For all 3 cards I used Colorbok red sorbet pearlescent paper as my 4"x4" cardstock. I added a quilted fall patterned paper as my background. I used green, orange, and yellow patterned paper for my 'cards' because the insides were white and that would let me add my sentiments/messages. I added two strips of fall ribbon behind each image. I inked the edges of my circles using amber ColorBox ink.
My ladybug image was a facebook freebie from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

My tree was from the Designed2Delight progressive challenge. I 'quilted' the hearts on the tree to match my 'quilted' background. I added a Silhouette heart bench image (cut with my Silhouette). I used my pine needles distress ink to add some grass.

My harvest raggedy was a GSD file from My Scrap Chick that I cut out with my Silhouette and paper pieced together.
I added a BoBunny button tied with yellow twinery twine to each card with a popdot. The button acts like a little doorknob to open the 'card' part of the card. Here's a picture of one of them open.

And here's a picture of all 3 together.
My lessons learned: I wish I had outlined my pieces of my scarecrow so that they stood out more but it was tricky working with such small pieces. I think I will only use full card sizes for those paper piecings in the future.  I think if I was to make notecards again I would choose 3 images from the same stamp company. I just felt these were a little too different from each other. Of course I'm probably not giving the same person all 3 cards so it doesn't really matter if the images are different. I like that I left the fronts without a sentiment so that I can use them as all occasion giftcards. Well, Fall all occasion giftcards ;o)

8 comments:

Genevieve said...

Oh my! These are so sweet, beautiful creations. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Genevieve DT

Julie Hoffman said...

These note cards are adorable!!! Love the little buttons with twine and cute images!! Thanks for playing along in our note card challenge at Totally Stampalicious!!!

Nati said...

Beautiful cards!
Nati from Brazil
http://natquill.blogspot.com

Jeannie said...

Such a perfect and adorable set of cards! Adore them all! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

mulberry station said...

How fun, I love all your cards. It is nice to have you join us at SSW.
Nancy SSW-DT

Kathie said...

Hi Barbara, what a great job I just love your set of 3 cards. So cute I have the images you've used and colours. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW-DT

Sharon Basel said...

Fabulous set of cards Barbara! I love all of these images but especially the scarecrow lady - great job with all the piecing on that one. Really great designs with the image panel opening up. very creative take on the sketch. Thanks for playing in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week!

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous, gorgeous cards
luv
Debby