Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Paper Variety Challenge...Again!

Yes, again, I love their challenges. AND ITS SPONSORED THIS WEEK BY ROBYN FROM MY PINK STAMPER! How fun, we get to create something PINK of course! The challenge this week is:

I have been super-duper busy creating Valentines Candy Grams for my girls' school this year. Like I said before, I must be a little crazy, gotta make a couple hundred mini cards and labels and bag toppers! So far, I have made 144 mini 3x3 Valentines cards using the Tiny Treats: Valentines Set from Papertrey ink.

Of course the key to mass producing something is to gather all your supplies and start an assembly line. I first used white cardstock (8½ x 11) and cut out 3x6" card bases. (I was able to cut 3 card bases out of each cardstock). I cut out my patterned paper at 2¾ x 2­¾". This patterned paper I actually found at the Target Dollar spot, they always have paper packs for the holidays there, I bought all that they had! The scalloped circle is 1 7/8" and the white cardstock circle is 1½".

Adhere your patterned paper center to each card using your choice of adhesive. I used TomboMono Adhesive tape runner.

Using the Tiny Treats: Valentine stamp set, I stamped one image per scallop circle using Inkadinkadoo Black Dye inkpad and colored them in with matching reds and pinks from my Prismacolor markers. I used Crimson Red, Ballet Pink, Pink, and Process Red.

I attached the scallops to the center of each card using dimensionals, and Voila! You're done! I made 4 sets of 16 mini cards with traditional Valentines Colors. I am also make 5 more sets of 16 cards using primary colors, more for the boys in the school. I will post those when I am done! So for this weeks Paper Variety Challenge, this is my submission!

Here are the cards close up. I just love using these Tiny Treats stamp sets, Papertrey Ink is releasing another one this month for BIRTHDAYS! I can't wait, its so cute!

Each card has a matching saying inside as well as "To: From:". There is also space for the kids to write there own messages if they want. I said I was crazy for taking on such a big project, but I have to admit its not so bad, I am having fun doing it!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!


patti west said...

seriously alex, these are the most cute valentine's ever!!! so sweet and thoughtful of you do make them for your dd. :) thanks for playing at The Paper Variety - come play with us every week! :)

~jan said...

Gosh, these are darn cute! Such simply sweet designs! Love them all! :) Thanks for sharing them with is at The Paper Variety!

mindy gallagher said...

super cute! so sweet and thoughtful :D to bad kids don't always appreciate all the hard work we put into things! hehe! thanks for playing with us at TPV!

XXOO AMY said...

W-O-W! That was a lot of work, but sooo worth it, super cute! Thanks for playing along with us at TPV!

lisaplus5 said...

WOW again!!! what a beautiful gift you have created for so many! these are so sweet!!! thank you for playing with us at TPV!

madebyKarla said...

What a project! So sweet of you to make all these. I love the target dollar spot too :)

Sparkly Pink Star said...

oooh I love these!