Sunday, February 8, 2015

3X3 Thank You Notes (Valentines Eddition)

I took inspiration from Pinterest of course and found THIS IDEA.

It can be replicated in so many ways but just changing out the die cut or punch and different paper behind it.

This is a long post because I am showing you how I get the most out of cutting my 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper to get as many 3X3 cards as I can, also showing how I use the left overs to get my 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch square layering pieces.

 I am using a Fiskars trimmer.

I put my 8 1/2 by 11 Heavy Weight card stock portrait style and cut at 6 inches.
 This is what it looks like after.

One piece at 6 inches wide by 11 inches tall.

One piece at 2 1/2 inches wide by 11 inches tall.
Taking the 2 1/2 inch by 11 inch piece and put it landscape in the paper trimmer, I am cutting each piece to 2 1/2 inches.
 Now I have four 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches square pieces.

I have one 2 1/2 inch by 1 inch piece left, that is scrap.
 Before I cut the 6 inch by 11 inch pieces I am going to use my Martha Stewert Scoreboard and place the card stock portrait style and score at three inches.
 Now back to the trimmer, I put the scored 6 inch by 11 inch piece landscape in my trimmer and cut at three inches.
Now I have three 3X3 cards and a 2 inch by 6 inch piece left which is scrap.

It takes nine sheets of 8 1/2 by 11 inch card stock to make 25 3X3 cards with more then 25 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch layering pieces.

You dont always have to layer.
 Here I am using a Fiskar's heart punch and assembly line style punch out the hearts out of all the 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch squares.
Here I am showing you that I have put the paper in all the way and using the edges peeking out to make sure the heart is centered.
 I choose some small heart pattern paper from my stash, it was from a Color Box pack and it matches my Ink from Stampin UP in Regal Rose and Raspberry Ripple.
 This 4X4 stamp set is from one of my Stamps of Life card kits that you can only get with the kits, its not sold separately.

These 4X4 are becoming a quick favorite of mine because of their size and different fonts.
Here I am placing my pattern paper on my heart punched square to use it as a guide.

I am using Tombow Mono liquid glue .
Then I carefully place this on top of my 3X3 card.

I only had to do this once.
 And now I have my guide and I left it next to my stack as a reference to where I place my squares.
 And assembly style I use some small square foam that I got from Hobby Lobby and put one on each corner and above the top of the heart.
Ta Da in a zip lock baggie with a pack of 25 envelope's from Hobby Lobby.

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Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
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Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
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The Stamps of Life card kit club stamp sets are not available to purchase separately. You can go to their website click here and become a member, its well worth the price.

I am sorry but Raspberry Ripple has been retired from Stampin UP, you may be able to purchase from Ebay or Face Book scrabooking deal sites.

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