Sunday, October 31, 2010

Apple Mini Cards

Woo-Hoo!! Fall is on it's way. We've had a bit of rain, and some cooler temperatures. I'm starting to get a tad excited now.

Let me tell ya about these two cards. My daughter is a teacher's assistant to two of the sweetest third grade teachers who are very kind and encouraging to her. (Especially since she plans on majoring in Elementary education in college) Well, in our house, we burn candles almost every day, no matter the season. Not everyone appreciates candles in the summer though. But since the weather is changing, she wanted to show some appreciation by giving them each a jar candle. Of course, being a daughter of mine, you can't give a gift without a handmade card. So, I set to work to make two mini-cards. I love making these. They're 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" with the sweetest little envelopes. I colored three of the smaller images, from the Flourishes Clear Stamp set called Apple of my Eye, with Copics . Aren't these images adorable? The apple on the envelope was colored, cut out, and adhered to the envelope. Otherwise the Copics would bleed through it. They were each diecut with Nestabilities and popped up with some dimensional tape. Lastely, I punched a border along the bottom with a Martha Stewart punch, Scored a couple of lines, and added some Baker's Twine and a button. It hardly took any time at all.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your week is off to a super start!!
Happy Stamping my friends!
Tosh

Stamps: Apple of my Eye (Flourishes)
Paper: White and Kraft (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Copics, Labels 12 and Curved Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Backer's Twine, Button, Border Punch (MS), Scor-Pal

13 comments:

Keva said...

These are adorable! I love the images abd your coloring looks great. I've not ever tried to make the mini cards, but they sure are cute.

Gabriela said...

I adore your mini cards, Tosh. THey are exquisitely colored and the apple on the envelope is adorable. What a thoughtful gift for your daughter's two teaching mentors.

Michelle said...

So sweet, Tosh! LOVE these adorable fall cards! As always, your coloring is perfect, and I love the apple stamped on the envelope! You have shown us yet another great way to use that stamp set!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

pure sweetness in creativity and thought....and 'she' is your daughter for sure....and that is a great thing, my friend

Sheila H said...

Adorable and sweet!

Jerri Jimenez said...

These are so fun and adorable Tosh!The gift will be much loved and appreciated!

Luanne said...

What a thoughtful gift. The teachers will love them and your cards are really sweet. Love that Bakers twine!!

ChristineCreations said...

So pretty! Clean and fresh looking Tosh!

Leslie Miller said...

These are so sweet, Tosh! I love them with the candy striped baker's twine!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute CAS cards Tosh!!! The bookmark is awesome too :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Conniecrafter said...

they are too cute, like the matting on the tan and the twine is a cute touch, love your apple envelope too!

Dawn B. said...

These are so sweet. I love this set and the way you used it.. What a great idea.. I too love candles..They make your house smell so inviting..

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Tosha these are darling, beautiful coloring.

 
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