Five Mini Cards in 30 Minutes for Grad, Wedding & Birthday Gifts

Multi-Occasion Mini Cards

Happy Wednesday! As I was thinking about events coming up (graduations, weddings and birthdays), I thought “Wouldn’t it be nice to come up with one card that would work on gifts for them all?” So “TA-DA!” If you like that idea, too, I’m here to share today’s all-purpose mini cards! And to top that ice cream sundae off with whipped cream and a cherry: start to finish for 5 cards = 30 minutes!  WIN-WIN!

After creating Mondays’ “delightful” card (with a similar theme, seen HERE) I just wasn’t ready to put away the Stitched All Around Bundle or the new In Color Designer Series Paper (DSP). They’re both at the top of my favorites list at the moment!

stiched all around mini cards

BATCH PROCESSING

The key to saving time when creating multiples is to do what I call batch processing and assembly line production. Which is just a fancy way of saying do like things all at once, then assemble last.

  • Grab your Stampin’ Trimmer and cut and score your Whisper White mini cards first. Here’s a Savvy Tip for 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper.
    • Cut it 6″ wide by 9″ long
    • Score on the short side at 3″
    • Now cut on the long side at 3″ and 6″
    • You’ll have three 3″ x 6″ cards, all ready to fold into 3″ x 3″ mini cards
    • Repeat a second time, for a total of 6. Never hurts to have an extra!
    • If you’re not into scraps, get the 12″ x 12″ Whisper White Cardstock for zero waste and eight cards per sheet!
  • Cut your DSP to 3″ x 3″ (one of each color). I like cutting them a titch big. 
  • Next, move to your Big Shot and die cut six stitched labels from Whisper White Cardstock. That’s also one extra, for boo-boo’s or to go with your extra card. You can thank me later 🙂 Trim down on your Stampin’ Trimmer (see photo below). Save that extra piece for another project later!
  • In both these photos (above and below), you’ll notice I stamped first, then cut. That was mostly for staging the photos. It’s probably easier to cut first, then stamp- but, do whatever works for you.

  • Let’s stamp! Set up your stamp area like an assembly line. Lay your stitched labels out -one under each stamp pad- and stamp, clean, stamp-clean-stamp-clean… in each of the five In Colors. It goes super quick. If you also like to sign the back of your cards, now’s the time to stamp them as well. Like I suggested Monday, leave the insides blank to add later for just the occcasion you need.

stitched all around mini cards

ASSEMBLY LINE

  • Last thing to prep: cut your ribbon to about 15″, one of each In Color. 
  • Now we’re ready to assemble. Have everything in front of you, along with your favorite adhesive, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Snips.
  • Adhere DSP to all card fronts. Use your Bone Folder to crease fold.
  • With card closed, wrap your ribbon around the card with the bottom tail slightly longer. Center on the front and secure with a Dimensional (leave the top paper on). See photo below.
  • Attach Dimensionals to back of Stitched Label (as shown below). Leave the paper backing on- we’re not ready to adhere yet!

stitched all around mini cards

  • With paper still on your Dimensionals, flip it upright and pull the ribbon through the center opening on the edge (as shown below). 
  • Flip it back over; now remove paper backing on all Dimensionals and adhere to the card front.
  • Tie the Ribbon into a bow. Trim ends, if necessary. That’s it!
  • Repeat with the other In Colors.

stitched all around mini cards

BUNDLED TO SAVE 10% 

I just love the versatility of this bundle! Especially, the Framelits dies! There’s a variety of label sizes and shapes to fit lots of different sentiments (not just these coordinating stamps), PLUS two embossed edge dies, that fun x pattern, a teeny stitched heart and two circles! Buy them bundled together and save 10%!

If you’re a fan of coordinating products like I am, then grab these goodies and plan to create oodles of beautiful projects with them! The colors are bright, cheery and oh, so “Lovely” (catch that?! lol)

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Enjoy today’s project? I’d love to hear from you! I hope you’ll join me Friday for a fun 3D project that coordinates with today’s mini cards! Then, maybe I’ll be ready to move on! Until Friday…

Happy Stampin’!

xxx tammy 🙂

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One Comment

  1. Great multi event cards! Love the assembly line process!

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