February 2, 2013

Mini Valentines

These cards are for a card challenge I've wanted to do all month but forgot about and thought was finished and so am only submitting it now.  The challenge is Moxie Fab's Make an Itty Bitty Card.  I had the idea for the cards last night and couldn't wait to craft them this morning.

I recently bought the Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 dies, and haven't had the chance to use them yet.  I wondered if I took the smallest die and then folded it in half, if it would make a nice mini Valentine's day card.

Well, I couldn't stop at one when I realized my idea would work, so I tried 3 techniques.  The card on the right is the die cut through and folded, with Memento Love Letter ink sponged inside.  The center card is the die cut laid over a piece of cardstock.  The left card is only half die cut.

I wanted printed fonts, so played with a few on my computer.  I printed out several fonts in a few different sizes (between 5-7) and ended up using the bold font on the middle card (Arial Black) and the handwritten style for the other two (Snell Roundhand).

The images are also from a font.  It's called Love Romance (link goes to the font) by Blue Vinyl (link goes to his website) and I downloaded it for free from Dafont.com.  I printed out several 'letters' and punched them out with a punch bunch heart punch.  The confetti is mostly leftovers from using the Martha Stewart Lace Heart Edge punch on other projects.  The dark red hearts I punched for this using that punch out of red velvet paper.  I coloured the images with markers.

The sentiment on the center card is backed with red cardstock, while the right one has inked edges and the right one is plain.

The cards all measure 1 3/5" x 7/8" or 35mm x 25mm.  Here's one of the cards with a quarter for the sake of comparison.  Note, the quarter is partly sitting on the card so as to keep the card closed (otherwise it looks larger in the picture).


patty said...

Those are just so adorable! Imagine how fun it would have been to hand out teenie tiny cards at school when we were kids.:) LOVE them!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jess! Thanks for linking this up to the Make an Itty Bitty Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)