Saturday, 12 July 2014

DIY note cards

Happy Saturday every one! It's Ria here today.

For my project share, I did half a dozen of 3x3 note cards using two stamp sets, Cupcake & Be Mine sets, both from Sarah Hurley.

I have been keeping these 3x3 note cards for some time in my stash but didn't know how I will be consuming them all with those bold colors. A better way then is to do some decorations and just play with the stamps I already have.

Just a quick look on the supplies that I have used:

I cut the patterned paper a little smaller than my 3x3 card base and also die cut vellum with a circle die. I wanted to have my main stamped images to be my focal point and vellum will keep part of the pattern paper to be subdued in color.

I then stamped random images from the two stamp sets. I used the big ones here, cupcake, party hat, typewriter, some of the leaves and the jar.

I colored the images with promarker. For the cupcake, I did it two ways, one was paper pieced (pink frosting) while the other was colored with promarker (purple frosting), just trying out some variety.

For the rest of my stamped images, I colored them with promarker.
Here's what I got with all the images, ready to be used.

For the base, I added a strip of fabric tape for some texture and grounding of the image. I just inserted the vellum over the fabric tape to hold it in place.

I also stamped part of the envelope with the same chosen images used also in my main card.

Then, I assembled the images and put each a bow while the other two with wood veneer x for some fun texture. I keep the image offset in the left as I don't want them to be too centered, just keeping a little playfulness in the layout.

A closer look to one of the note card, assembled..

That's it! I can now use any of these whenever I need to, for a birthday, an occasion, or just to write a note to someone, just because.

Supplies used:
Be Mine Scrapbooking kit
Special edition stamps - Cupcake by Jaine Drake
Be Mine stamp set
Resin Neon bow
Veneers from kit
3x3 blank Note cards and envelopes
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Vellum, fabric tape

Until next time!


  1. Ria these are absolutely gorgeous. I adore the colours you chose, so much fun and the stamping on the envelopes to match gives them that professional finish.

  2. these are lovely Ria love the bright colours.