Today’s Waltzingmouse sketch challenge is to create mini cards. How fun is that? As inspiration for my cards I used this Tuesday’s Trigger challenge.

I LOVED the color combo and composition of the piece and kept it all. My cards are tiny 3″ x 3″ cards. They were created out of 3″ x 6″ Solar White cardstock folded in half.

I started by stamping a label from Very Vintage Label No. 4 in Broken China Distress Ink.  I stamped a different sentiment into the frame of each card with the same ink. All sentiments are from the Fancy Phrases set.

The border stamp from Victorian Frippery was stamped in Spiced Marmelade on the right edge of the cards. The left side of the card was embossed with the Damask Embossing Folder.

After making the cards I decided to make a matching note card tote, following this tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.  It’s simple and almost like the cards. I did use a bigger frame from the Very Vintage Label set and added a little scroll on the top and bottom of the sentiment.

The top corners of the box were punched with the Crop-a-Dile Cloud Chomper. The handle is a 3 /4″ x 8″ piece of Pumpkin pie. It was adhered to the outside of the box with silver brads. This way you can move the handle back while adding the cards into the box (this cool hint was posted under the video tutorial).

Here is a video (with a different box that I will share later) for the visual learner:

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Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

18 Responses to “Waltzingmouse Sketch and Tuesday Trigger Combo”

  1. Beate, so adorable. I love the colors you used. I’m always afraid of orange color, but now I know what I can combined it with. What paper brand is that pumpkin pie color from? Thank you for sharing. ;0)

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  2. I love your videos. They are so precise and informative. You always choose the perfect colors.

  3. This is just a wonderful set! I love the orange and teal together, one of my faves!

  4. Beate this is so beautiful! The colors are wonderful and it’s somewhere between CAS and classy/elegant. So beautiful!

  5. I LOVE your CAS Beate, so very PRETTY!~

  6. I love your pretty note cards and tote, Beate!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial as well!!

  7. Oh my goodness this is adorable! Your take of the trigger is perfect and notecards and holder is perfect!

  8. Oh this notecard set is gorgeous! I tried this challenge and was not successful. The card I made was not blog worthy. LOL

  9. really love your take on the trigger. beautiful set of cards. off to watch the video!! =) have a lovely Sunday, my friend!

  10. what an adorable box! i love it … always look forward to your awesome videos!! 🙂

  11. Yay! Another tutorial. Thank you, Beate. I love these, they are so cute and could be used for tiny Easter treats. x

  12. Beate these are super cool…and I love the card holder. I will defintetly be trying one of these.

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial.


  13. I LOVE these…they are so fresh and pretty. Such a great idea, too!

  14. These are so pretty, Beate, and are perfect for the trigger, too! Great job!

  15. Hey Beate! What a sweet approach to this week’s Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you gave it a whirl! 🙂

  16. WOW! Those turned out GREAT! Love that idea, Beate. Beautiful job with the trigger! Hugs!

  17. Great colours and lovely cards!

  18. Oh my goodness that is just adorable, love it, and the embossing on the mini cards 🙂

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