Tutorial: fruit mini cards

Welcome to my first card month tutorial!
I figured I would start with something easy – stamped mini fruit cards.

Tutorial: fruit mini cards

These are great for hello cards, to attach to a gift, or a just because card! I love the look of stamping an image onto patterned paper – it gives dimension and interest with only a little work.

To make these you will need the following supplies:

Tutorial: fruit mini cards

  • patterned paper: various scraps
  • kraft card-stock: Papertrey Inc.
  • stamps: Hero Arts
  • ink: Memento
  • scissors
  • foam dots (optional)
  • glue

Tutorial: fruit mini cards
Start by cutting 6″x3″ strips of kraft card stock. (Be on the lookout for more kraft card stock – I am in love!) Fold in half to make mini cards.

Tutorial: fruit mini cards

Stamp the same image on each of your accent colored papers and onto your card.

Tutorial: fruit mini cards
Cut out the fruit pieces.

Tutorial: fruit mini cards

Glue your colored pieces to the card and stamp a sentiment onto the card.

That’s it.

Easy, right? Here is a slight variation using the foam dots:

Tutorial: fruit mini cards

Follow the stamping directions above, but instead of gluing your cut out pieces directly onto the card, use foam dots to add height and more interest.

Tutorial: fruit mini cards

Tutorial: fruit mini cards

See how it pops off the card just a bit? Pretty!

I have one more little tip for you…

Tutorial: fruit mini cards

I had a problem when photgraphing my cards staying closed and laying down on the table. To fix this, I took a bit of Scotch tape, rolled it on my hands so it was barely sticky, and used it to “tape” the cards closed. After I took pictures, the tape pulled right off.

Tutorial: fruit mini cards

Do you have any stamps in your stash that you could use this method on? Look through your stamps for ones with large, un-detailed areas that are easy to cut out (I would not recommend this method for highly detailed stamps.)

 

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