Hello and welcome to another NC Demos Blog Hop!  blog-hop-button

If you have visited my blog before, you know I spend a lot of my stamping time making a bunch of the same cards.

Swaps, cards for groups I am in, cards for my team, and lately I have been making a lot of little 3×3″ mini cards as thank you’s for my customers and especially in my Etsy store.

appreciated-cardAnd with the next Stampin’ Up! events rapidly approaching, the Etsy store is heating up!  I was needing some more little Thank You cards  so I could add a personal note to my customers.

As a cardmaker, you would think I would never forget the power of a handstamped card, right?

This means a lot to me to THANK them, and I hope they enjoy them as well, but they do not have to take a long time to create, either.

So this is another Washi tape tip… lots of cards and fast!

I stocked up on the 12×12″ Whisper White paper a while back.  Not even sure why, maybe it was on sale of maybe I had a great project in mind.

Whatever the reason I had a bunch, there is just no going wrong with a bunch of a staple such as this on hand!

First step, I took my trimmer and cut each piece of 12×12″ into halves, each 6″x12″.

Then I did one long score down the middle at 3″.  These will be little 3×3″ foldover cards.

For what ever reason, a card seems more real to me if you have to actually OPEN it.

Is that weird?

It may be but that is what I like.  lol

laying-down-the-washiBut of course I have a time saving trick for these… at it starts with laying this scored piece of 6×12″ paper on the awesome grid sheets.

If you don’t use the grid sheets as a base for your crafting, why not?  You are missing out, they really come in handy!

For this project, I was really loving the measurements and the easy to see grid that helps me line things up straight… all the way across!

I knew I needed 1″ of space at the bottom of the card for my stamp.

I also knew haw much room I had on left on the front of the card because I had already scored it all the way across.

The easiest part?  Yep, adding some wonderful color and pattern quickly by adding straight rows of Washi tape all the way across!

When I added the first row and went off the ends a bit, it held the sheet in place.  Very helpful!

When done, I just cut this sheet into 4 little cards.  Trimming off the far ends of the washi at the edges.

No overlap since it wouldn’t be there on both sides.add-the-popup

Now to stamp the Thank You on the bottom of the card.  This one is from the Thoughtful Branches set which was a limited time purchase in August.  If you didn’t get that set, you missed out.  I use it all the time.  But next time there is a special set like that you won’t hesitate, right?  RIGHT!

Final touch?  A matching punchie popped up with dimensionals and of course a bit of bling with our basic rhinestones.

No matter which one of our wonderful washi tape collections you use, the one thing that is consistent is there will ALWAYS be cardstock to match it.

3x3-groupCan any ole Washi tape say that?  NO, stick with Stampin’ Up! for the quality and the coordination!

Here are a few others, there are fun, I kinda got on a roll!  haha

I can’t wait to do more with some other punches… like the bell for the hollidays, or the HOLLY!

Lots of fun cards in my mind with the Washi and our punches.

Would YOU like to receive one?  I sure would love to send you one.  😉

Just click at the top right of this page to visit my Etsy store.  Everyone needs a personalized bonefolder… get your and some for your friends.  They will love you even more!

Every order gets a little card with my personal thanks.  And I mean it so much!

Now on to the next blog in this NC Demos Blog Hop, the Ah-mazing Jo Anne Hewins! NC Demos blog button 2And here is the whole list, I hope you enjoy our projects!

Elaine Brown-Pelletier
Tamra Davis –  YOU ARE HERE!
Jo Anne Hewins
Melissa Kerman
Tracie Evans Langley
Laurie Meier
Sue Root