Hi everyone, it's Audrey, and today I have a fun Sizzix tutorial to share with you for creating some trendy mini notecards using stamps and dies by Stephanie Barnard, and the new Envelope Movers & Shapers die by Tim Holtz.
One of my most-needed card supplies is simple thank you cards, and yet I rarely seem to have one on-hand. This year, I've vowed to create a ready supply of thank you notes that are both quick and easy to make in bulk and are pretty, too. I love this simple design that I've come up with. I am crushing big time on pink these days, and love it mixed with the trendy look of gold. And with ten different sentiment stamps to choose from in Stephanie Barnard's adorable Thanks clear stamp set, I've now got plenty of ways to share my gratitude.
Sometimes all you need to express your thanks is a small notecard. At 4"x2.5", this little card gives me plenty of space to jot a quick note without worrying about filling lots of space. And I love having an envelope die that's a perfect match.
Let's take a closer look.
To begin, die cut the Envelope Sizzix Movers & Shapers L die from double-sided patterned paper. For die cutting with L dies, use this Sizzix die cutting sandwich for dies that will crease where you need to fold: Standard Cutting Pad, die (cutting side up), paper or material to be cut, Crease Pad (not shown).
To create a liner, die cut the envelope a second time from printed vellum. Fold the envelope shapes along the crease lines.
Trim off both of the side flaps and the bottom flap from the vellum envelope piece. Trim just inside the score lines to remove any extra bulk along the lines that will be folded over. Place a line of adhesive across the bottom of the vellum liner, then adhere it in place inside the patterned paper version.
Fold up the bottom flap. Add adhesive to the bottom edges of the side flaps, then fold them over to seal.
Make a 4"x2.5" card base from white cardstock and cover the front with patterned paper. Die cut a scallop strip from contrasting patterned paper using Stephanie Barnard's Borders Sizzix Thinlits set. When die cutting with Thinlits, we recommend using the Magnetic Platform and this Sizzix die cutting sandwich: Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, Paper, Thinlits die (cutting side down), Standard Cutting Pad. Save the small negative circles that remain from the inside of the scallops, and set them aside for now.
Trim approximately .25" from the bottom of the top flap of the card base. Adhere the scalloped border to the bottom edge and machine stitch to secure. Stamp thank you sentiment onto the card front using embossing ink and heat set with gold embossing powder.
Tie twine around the bottom of the card. Adhere the small circles leftover from the center of the scalloped border around the sentiment.
Finish off the inside of the card with another stamped sentiment. And enjoy!
Other Supplies Used:
- Patterned Paper, Printed Vellum: Crate Paper
- Twine: The Twinery
- Ink and Embossing Powder: Ranger Ink, Stampin'Up