Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Little Cards


A have a couple “little” cards to share today…these are note card size (3 1/2 x 5, or thereabouts).  It’s fun to make something other than a standard card—if you have smaller images, they don’t get lost on the larger canvas!  The first one is for the Card Monkey challenge 56, to make a card for kids, using this sketch:

Monkey 56-001

Oh dear, I don’t have many kid-type stamps, but I thought the little bunny from Forest Friends was pretty cute for a little one!  I strayed a tiny little bit from the sketch:


I plopped the heart from the upper part of the sketch and stuck it down at the bottom!  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and I used a Chocolate Chip marker to only ink part of it, then punched it out with the 3-Heart Punch.   I also did some masking with the A to Z stamp on the bunny image! 

For my second card, it took me longer to figure out what sentiment to use than to make the card itself!  This is for the City Crafter challenge 57, stripes & polka dots.  I know the gals over there make really fluffy, frilly cards, but this is downright CAS:


I got this idea from Nelia and thought it was adorable!  I simplified mine quite a bit, but I still think it is as cute as a button!  The strawberry is the Scalloped Heart of Hearts diecut and the cap is the 5-Petal punch, and I trimmed one petal down to make the stem!  Sentiment is from Flight of the Butterfly!  Thanks for so much for visiting today!


  • Stamps for Bunny Card:  Forest Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes, A to Z
  • Paper:  Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, WW, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze & Regal Rose Patterns DP, Nursery Suite DP
  • Ink:  Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
  • Acc:  Nesties, Subtles Button, Choc Chip Marker, 3-Heart Punch, Bakers Twine, Eyelet Border Punch

  • Stamps for Strawberry Card:  Flight of the Butterfly
  • Paper: Textured WW, Real Red, Wild Wasabi Patterns DP
  • Ink:  Real Red
  • Acc:  Bright Button, Twine, Scalloped Heart of Heart diecut, 5-Petal punch


JeanFB said...

Adorable cards, LeAnne! I know what you mean about smaller notes - they are sometimes just more fun to make. I am going to CASE you on that strawberry, too!!! (One of my fave challenges is doing strawberries this week and I don't have any.) Such a cutie pie peeking at us from the bottom of the post. :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful cards, LeAnne! Love the sweet bunny and heart sentiment on the first. The masking looks fantastic and I love your take on that sketch. And fabulous strawberry card! Fabulous! You are so clever the way you used those punches, and the swirly sentiment is brilliant.
Love those cards! but the sweetest thing of all? Your wee babe!!

lisa808 said...

Cute strawberry and the polka dot paper is perfect with it.

Linda said...

Oh my goodness look at those teeth. Adorable!
I love the cards. The strawberry is amazing. I don't have that die but I have the bunch. Wonderful cards both of them.

Carol L said...

cute cards, but I just LOOOVE that strawberry and how you created that! WOW! Look at those 2 teeth!! Cute as a button :)

barb mann said...

LeAnne, Both cards are great but that strawberry one is the sweetest! What a super idea. Gotta case that one real soon.

Terry said...

I like both of your cards - they're both clean and simple. The baby's a keeper too. Thanks for entering the A La Card Monkey challenge!



Unknown said...

Love, love these cards and the photo is just adorable! The best yet. Blessings, Diane

Elise said...

YOUR card are completely and TOTALLY adorable, LeAnne! A perfect match for my favorite BLOG baby! I love it! She may be my favorite EAST coast baby, but I'll be letting you know, soon! *wink!* HOW come your weather is JUST like the kind I left? Hmmmmmmm?

Sylvia said...

Love your cards, LeAnne! the strawberry is outstanding! So creative! We don't use the sayings from that set often enough. Your granddaughter is just really taking off with so much personality...and two teeth..I know you are having the time of your life with her. Hugs!

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

I love both of these cards! The strawberry is so sweet. Love it!

Rosanne said...

What sweet cards!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Great cards! The SB was ingenious! Your little 'doll' is just as cute as can be. Congrats on being chosen for the Color Dare Featured Stamper!

Ros said...

Absolutely adorable card ... thanks for the tip ... and thank you for joining us at CCCB ... that adorable baby still steals the show!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your strawberry is so cute! And so is that bunny card. And so is that baby. :)

Unknown said...

This is so sweet.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Twila said...

Such a cute strawberry card. Love it!