Monday, February 18, 2013

Mini Winners!

Mini-winners!  Say that 5 times rapidly!  Don't tell me what you ended up with at the end! 

I wanted to share some mini 3" x 3" cards that I made to include with my customers' orders.  I like to let them know how much I appreciate their orders and add some little personalized comments, so these little cards are the perfect way.  And, as I learned from my upline, if I just write on a post-it note and don't put their names on the envelope, they can re-use the card!

The colour palette is from Dynamic Duo's Challenge #40, a black tie challenge along with Tempting Turquoise.


I wanted to focus the design on the soda pop caps, new in the Spring Mini Catalogue, and I just learned how to squish them properly, and it actually worked!  WOW!  I punched out centers using the 1" Circle punch and stamped them with images from the Collage Curios stamp set, also available in the Spring Mini.  The stamped doily is from the Delicate Doilies stamp set, while the sentiment is from a lovely little set called Kindness Matters.  The black doily behind each squished soda pop top is created using the Delicate Doilies Sizzlets L.  It makes lovely die-cut doilies, but you must take the time to poke out ALL the little bits the die creates but doesn't fully liberate from the card stock. I use either my Paper Piercer or the stylus from my Simply Scored scoring tool.


With the little ribbon tails made from 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in Basic Black, it looks like each medallion is a little awards ribbon for the winner, so I'm hoping my customers will feel like big winners!

I still may do a full standard-sized card for this challenge (so I can add the dessert option of clouds), but I will do some more work on that tomorrow!  See you then for a MOJO Monday design.

Stamps:  Collage Curios (w129099; c129102); Delicate Doilies (w122590; c122592); Kindness Matters (w122900; c122902)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise (102067), Whisper White (100730) and Basic Black (121045) card stock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pad in Tempting Turquoise (126952); Jet Black StazOn (101406)
Accessories: Soda Pop Tops (129388); Big Shot (113439); 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in Basic Black (124145)
Tools:  Delicate Doilies Sizzlet L (126999); Simply Scored Stylus (125624); 1" Circle Punch (119868)

One Inch Circle Punch

Delicate Doilies Sizzlet L

Collage Curios Stamp Set

Kindness Matters Stamp Set
Soda Pop Tops


9 comments :

Joyce said...

Such cute mini cards. Lots of fun details.

Heather Cooper said...

Thanks, Joyce! They were fun to make! And I'm getting addicted to squishing the soda pop tops! lol

Carolyn Rakowski said...

Fabulous Heather finally got through to have a little look.
hCarolyn

Heather Cooper said...

Thanks so much, Carolyn. Had a peek at your blog and a little cry at the pain you've had to endure. My prayers are with you and your family

Kristie Goulet said...

These are very cute 3x3 cards! I love those bottle caps, need to get myself some with my next order. ;)
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I am your newest follower and I will be back often.

Heather Cooper said...

Thanks, Kristie!

Karen Day said...

Such sweet little cards, Heather! I'm sure your customers will love them :o) Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Erna Logtenberg said...

Cute cards! Thanks for joining the Dynamic Duos this week!

Vicki B. said...

Such fun thank you cards, I know your customers will love them, I need to bet those bottle caps!!! Thanks for joining us this week on the Dynamic Duos challenge.