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Mini Cards for Tin — By: Lodell Halvorson
   
   

Lodell Halvorson

Designer Tip:These mini cards can be used for photos or encouraging/inspirational words, or whatever you choose. Leave loose or punch a hole in the corner and tie them together with a ribbon or use a binder ring.

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Instructions:

  1. Mini card #1: Cut a 3 1/4” square purple dot and back with cardstock. Round the corners and sponge dark brown ink on the edges. Use the template to trace and cut a blue Bracket Frame A. Stamp two leaf images and a dragonfly as shown. Ink the edges and glue centered on the purple. Trim the blue points that extend past the edge of the purple.
  2. Trace and cut a striped Emblem Frame. Ink the edges and mat on brown with 1/16” borders. Glue centered on the card.
  3. Stamp “Thinking of you” with wisteria on white cardstock. Trace and cut out a 1 3/8” circle and ink the edges. Mat on brown with 1/16” borders. Punch a 1/4” hole in the upper left corner.
  4. Mini card #2: Cut a 3 1/4” brown square and back with cardstock. Ink the edges of a 2 3/4” x3 1/4” horizontal stripe and glue centered on the brown. Ink the edges and glue a 2 3/8”x3 1/4” purple dot centered on the card. Round the corners and ink the edges of the card.
  5. Stamp a brown stem and flowers as shown on the left of the purple dot. Glue a 1 1/2” wide photo to the right of the flowers. Punch a hole in the upper left corner, using the previous card as a guide to line up the holes.
  6. Mini card #3: Cut a 3 1/4” green square and back with cardstock. Round the corners and ink the edges. Trace and cut a Bracket Frame A from a vertical stripe. Ink the edges and glue centered on the green. Trim the excess on the edges.
  7. Stamp a large brown stem and daisies on white cardstock. Stamp “Hello” to the left of the large daisy. Trace and cut around the image with the Bracket Frame B template. Ink the edges with wisteria ink and mat on brown with 1/16” borders. Glue centered on the stripe. Punch a hole in the upper left corner.
  8. Mini card #4: Cut a 3 1/4” brown square and back with cardstock. Round the corners and ink the edges. Cut a blue 2 7/8” square with the flourish on the bottom. Round the corners and ink the edges. Glue centered on the brown. Punch a hole in the upper left corner.
  9. Stamp a brown stem and flowers on the left side. Glue a 1 3/4”x2 1/2” photo with rounded corners on the right.
  10. Mini card #5: Cut a 3 1/4” brown square with the flourish on the left and back with cardstock. Stamp brown leaves, dragonfly, and “Just Because” on a 1 1/2”x3 1/4” green as shown. Ink the left edge and glue to the right side of the brown square. Ink the edges of a 1/4”x3 1/4” stripe and glue to the left of the green. Round the corners and ink the edges. Punch a hole in the upper left corner.
  11. Connect the five mini cards using ribbon or a binder ring.

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