Tutorial: fruit mini cards

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

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

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.

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

Cut out the fruit pieces.

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:

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.

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

I have one more little tip for you…

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.

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.)