Tiny Thank You Cards from Scrap Paper

Tiny Thank You Cards from Scrap Paper
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What do you do with left-over pieces of scrapbook paper?  I save them and slowly use up the bits in cards and projects.  After talking to a friend of mine about 3″ x 3″ thank you cards, I was inspired to make up a batch of ready-to-go cards using scraps of pretty, left-over paper.

Small Thank You Cards

Small Thank You Cards

I started with a sheet of 12″ x 12″ kraft cardstock and cut 8 cards from it. Yep, I was able to get 8 cards from one sheet because of the small 3″ x 3″ size! I used some leftover kraft cardstock to make a few more card bases. Then I folded them up and set them aside so I could cut some 2.5″ squares out of leftover paper scraps. If you’d seen the odd-shaped scraps I had before cutting them down, you’d probably be surprised I could use the scraps for something else.

Next, I used my Artiste Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart. I cut out the word bubble several times and then stamped my sentiment into the cut-out. This sentiment was from one of the stamp sets that comes with this Cricut cartridge.  The beautiful thing about the CTMH Artiste and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges is that they have many shapes that correspond with chipboard and My Acrylix stamp sets. The clear acrylic stamps and stamp blocks make it easy to place the stamp in the right place of the cut out shape.

I adhered the squares of craft paper to my cards and popped the sentiment bubble with double-sided foam tape.

"thanks"

“thanks”

Rinse and repeat. That was it. I was done! These little guys were so easy to create and they’re perfect for tucking in with a customer order or for any time I need a quick thank you card.

So, if you have some leftover scraps, I’d encourage you to make some 3″ x 3″ cards. They’re cute and they come together quickly. Thanks for reading my blog!

Tiny Kraft Thank You Card

Tiny Kraft Thank You Card

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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