I hope you enjoyed the box yesterday.  Today I’m going to start sharing some of the Mini cards that we created to go in the box.  These are all 3×3 finished cards so you start with a piece of 3″ x 6″ card stock and fold it in half.  They fit inside the mini square envelopes.

This first card features the Open Sea stamp set and Nautical Expedition Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini Catalog.  The base of the card is Not Quite Navy and a strip of the designer paper.  Next a piece of Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.  The images are stamped on the Crumb Cake square – the globe in Crumb Cake ink and the Anchor is actually Basic Gray ink.  Before I attached this piece to the Early Espresso square I added the little Vintage Trinket safety pin.  Here is a close up picture of how I did that.

I used the 1/16″ circle punch and punched a hole inside the top of the anchor and another just outside.  Then slide the open end of the safety pin through both holes and close it up again.  Tie the Early Espresso Baker’s Twine to the safety pin.  This design came right out of the Summer Mini Catalog.

That’s it for that one.  Now on to the second card for today –

This one features the Button Buddies stamp set along with the Extreme Elements set and the Happiest Birthday Wishes hostess stamp set.  The base of the card is Sahara Sand.  Stamp the block of dots from Extreme Elements in More Mustard ink.  Here is a close up of where I stamped.

There is a strip of Well Worn Designer Series Paper across the card and the greeting was stamped on the bottom.  The snail from Button Buddies is stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Punch out with the wide oval punch (I know that is the old name but I just can’t remember what the new name is).  Behind that is a punch out of More Mustard card stock using the 1-3/4″ circle punch.  On the snail shell I added a More Mustard button tied with a piece of Linen Thread.  Cute!

I hope you like these two little mini cards.  I have more to come in the next few days so check back again.  Thanks!