Friday 17 July 2015

Teensy gift cards

I found some blank white cards and envelopes in a box the other day - just diddy little things but it struck me that I could make a few little gift cards to enclose with Playground prizes:

I used:

- 4" x 3" white card blanks, tent style

- patterned paper from Papermania's Capsule Collection 'Heather' paper pack. Using the 'enjoy' word die from Penny Black's 'Hooray' die set I then cut the word out of the centre of the patterned paper and also die cut a further two words the same from plain white card

- to make assembly easier, I'd already backed the paper and white card with some 'Stick-It' adhesive sheet prior to die cutting, so it was just a case of popping the background onto the card front and then layering up the white card die cut word into the aperture twice before topping with the patterned paper layer

- for the dot above the letter 'j', I used a lilac gem (truth be told, I lost one of the patterned dots and decided that gems might be better anyhow)

I made two of these at the same time whilst everything was strewn out on the desk :) And they aren't very easy to photograph - for all I know you might think you're looking at a card with just a flat piece of patterned paper on, but just rub your finger across the screen and you'll feel that the word really is raised. Don't tell me that you really DID rub your finger across the screen?



  1. Cute little card and I love the word die cut. Yep, I could feel the raised word, definitely said 'enjoy'. ;-) xx

  2. Yep I can feel it too! Great card, I love this technique xxx

  3. The paper is really pretty. I couldn't feel it but think my screen needs cleaning. xx

  4. That's so pretty Di. I love that sentiment.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Nope, Di, no rubbing of the screen here...
    Did see it.. And think it looks great dear Di...
    But just admit did wonder if you cut a darker shade of mauve of one of die cuts and put it a tad to one side as a shadow what it migh look like... But might be too hard to manage. I don't know .. Not having tried this technique. Should. Shouldn't I ??L but actually don't have word dies that big, mine are teeny weeny except for thanks cuttlebug one which cant use in middle like that because of other words around it.

    Still think you're a marvel to include cards as well as posting goodies off, I am flat out doing my measly bit.
    Love Shaz.x

  6. LOL No I didn't rub my finger over the screen (but I wanted to), I can see the dimension on this fabulous card! I love the paper you used, so pretty! Hugs, Brenda

  7. A great little card Di, I love this technique and your pretty paper.
    Jean x

  8. My name is rosey not dosey.
    Look brilliant, great papers.

    Kath x

  9. Love this paper and the fantastic die! I did enjoy!

  10. Oh wow, Di--these will surely be loved!

  11. I can see the dimension on the word. (Did not rub across the screen)! I love the gem you used for the i. They may be diddy but they are pretty.

  12. Dass wot you told me to do. Now I got chocky sauce all over me screen!!.
    hugs Mrs A.

  13. very pretty little card!
    hugs, annie x

  14. Well you can see the sentiment Di, and it does appear raised up, and the Papermania paper is so pretty it doesn't need anything else. x

  15. I like this style of die cutting and inlaying and I thought it was a flash in the pan fad. I'm glad to see people are still thinking of it and still using it. This is quite an elegant card.

  16. Perfect for Playground gifts! I have been doing the same..making teensy cards and then forgetting to photograph them b4 popping them in with the prize! Drat...


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