Monday, August 8, 2016

Simple Mini Cards

The other weekend when we were at the cottage, I needed 2 cards....2 quick cards.

I usually like to make square cards.
5.5 x 11 scored at 5.5
With this size I am left with a 11x 3 strip of card stock.
I like to make mini cards with theses pieces.

Being at camp I have limited supplies (well, limited for me that is ;)  )
I always keep a bit of card stock up there, some small pattern papers, a mini trimmer, my Spectrum Noir markers and stamped images to be coloured.
I just happen to have brought some washi tape with me as well (I don't leave home without it...well, some of it, teehee)

One of our neighbours at the cottage has just got into making cards.
So loved my mini card so much that she made a "Thank You" card for me in the same size.
She was a bit worried that I would be upset that she used my mini card idea.
I just chuckled at her and told her I love to share what I know...I have a blog and YouTube channel where I do just that ;)
She takes photos of flowers around our area and that is what she puts on the fronts of her cards.
Isn't it so pretty :)

I cut all of my scraps into managable sizes 6X6 and a tad smaller and gave them all to her.
It was a win, win :)
I got to give away most of my scraps, so now I don't have to feel guilty cutting into my new paper with all those scraps needing to be used up.
She got pattern papers (as she didn't have any).
Plus she brought me some raspberry jam she just made...yum.

I hope you all have a very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)


  1. oh tracylein, wie gut, dass du im landhaus auch bastelvorräte liegen hast....nun hast du deiner nachbarin mit deinen papierresten auch eine freude gemacht und sie dir mit der himbeermarmelade....wie schön....deine karten gefallen mir und auch die deiner nachbarin....tolles erlebnis....

    1. Ruth's comment via Google translate: oh tracylein how good that you have in the house are bastel inventories also .... now you have your neighbor paper residues with your also made a joy and they will with the raspberry jam .... how nice .... your cards like me and also your neighbor .... great experience ....
      ... Hugs ...
      ruth..chen ;-))"


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