I have been a tiny bit obsessed with the Triple Step Heart Blooming Die by Concord & 9th, as you can probably tell. I'd watched a video with Jennifer McGuire where she made a hinged notelet that went on to the front of a card, and she totally sold me on it. I was even dreaming about the hearts, haha. They are SO satisfying to make. It's like doing mini jigsaws!
Using Jennifer's little flip notecard idea, I thought I would create sets of actual notecards using the die and make little box envelopes for them as I thought they would make great gifts for people. A little something to brighten someone's day.
Using the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge, I created the first set of notecards. I thought the colours were such a lovely combination. I added a coral pink to brighten it up a bit. I doubt I will ever win a CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge because I find them so hard to do, but I'm really grateful for the inspiration and love joining in anyway. I find leaving white space is a bit too hard for me. I have a compulsion to fill it! However, I'm hoping this time that my heart on the front of the box and a bit of blank space are a bit more acceptable than the one where I stamped my complete background! (totally NOT CAS).
One set down, and I couldn't stop myself. I had to make some more! So I created this second set:
This second set was made for two challenges: Paper Craft Crew Challenge - to use outdoor colours. This colourway reminds me of the spring flowers I keep seeing everywhere right now. I combined the Outdoor Colours challenge with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, using the column Florals - Free - Any Shape Die.
Here's how they came together - I used this video by Jennifer to create the notelets. I had figured out how to make a small 3d envelope die (again from an old video from Jennifer - what can I say? I'm a huge fan!!), but I needed different dimensions, so I went on a search to see what I could find. I came across a fantastic website called The Crafty Owl with a Box Buster, an online calculator to help you build box envelopes for your dimensional cards! What a find!!!!
On the front of each set of notelets, I stuck a flat die-cut inlay heart onto the envelope to which I added a few of Little Things by Lucy's Cards iridescent gems and some Zig Wink of Stellar for a bit of sparkle. I used the die 'Little Notes' from Lawn Fawn's Gift Box Die to decorate the front of both notecard set box envelopes.
Because the cardstock I used for the envelopes was textured, I thought they needed a label, so I used the label from Concord and 9th Happy Holidays Label Die, which is perfect for using on custom made envelopes.
I promise my next post won't be a die-cut heart! If you choose to buy the die, though, you will totally get my obsession. They are a great thing to do when you want to be creative, and you don't know what you want to make. I've been making them while snuggling up with my man to watch a bit of TV. What's not to like?!
I've got some gorgeous florals coming your way next, and then I think it's time for a bit of cutesie. It's been a while since I did some cute cards.
Thanks for popping by!