Hello, its Alaine with another bit of inspiration for this months Focus on the Tiny challenge. Today we are making some tiny projects with our smaller stamps.
I bought some tiny envelopes that fit 3″ square note cards some time ago thinking it would be fun to make little notes for my friends and family. To make the note cards, I used a 3″ square scallop die and cut three pieces from a pretty pink card stock. I cut 2 5/8″ squares from white card stock to fit inside the stitched lines on my die. Next, I used three Itty Bitty stamp kits, stamped them on the white squares and colored them up. I doodled borders around them and added sentiments that I had matted on the same pink card stock. Kits used: Spring Time Owl, Bad Days Bearable, Alfie-Heart & Soul Mouse, and Sad Stymie-part of the sentiment.
To turn them into note cards, I cut pieces of card stock 2 5/8″ wide by 5 1/4″ and folded them in half. I used strong adhesive to attach these to the back of the pink scallops.
The next tiny project is a corner bookmark. These can be fun gifts for your friends and family.
Start by cutting a 6″ square of Kraft color card stock. Then, score this at the 3″ mark and fold and turn 1/4 turn and score again at the 3″ mark and fold. Follow the diagram below to cut away one of the four squares you just made and the sides of the other two squares. Use strong adhesive to adhere the triangle pieces together.
Cut a 2 7/8″ square of white card stock and stamp your image. The stamp I used is the Itty Bitty set called I Love Big Books. I colored this with Copics, added a doodled border and then attached with strong adhesive to the bookmark.
Artist Trading cards, ATC for short, are always fun to make and trade with other stampers. They are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ in size which makes your smaller stamps a great choice for them.
This is a set of ATCs I made for my husband last year for Valentines. I do the 14 days of Valentines where I give my husband a love token every day leading up to Valentines. The last couple of years, I have stamped cards, notes and ATCs. This series was done to coordinate and uses a bunch of my Itty Bitty stamp sets. Sets used: Hubba Hubba, What’s Your Sign, You Are (Dyna-mite), You Make me Steamy, Skip a Beat, My Heart Belongs, Secret Ingredient, Love in the Background, Pretty Darn Amazing, Alfie-Heart & Soul Mouse
Focus on the Tiny Challenge
This challenge will go from today until the end of February. Make any card or project using an Itty Bitty stamp or a smaller stamp from any other kit. There are so many ways to showcase these smaller stamps and Unity has so many wonderful ones to choose from. Be sure to enter your card in the challenge album on the Unity Show and Tell Facebook page.