Appreciation (or Love You) Card

I decided to go all out and not just make a card, but decorate an envelope to match the card as well as the inside of the card! I was inspired by all the die cut flowers I had cut out of cardstock. The card was made using supplies from the Spellbinder’s April 2021 card kit of the month called, “Sincerely Yours.” It comes with floral dies and a die to make a miniature faux envelope. It is ADORABLE!

There are many choices you have with this card. I mentioned some of them in the video below, but here are some more things you may choose to change:

  • https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product?id=304082the greeting to fit your occasion (it would make a great Mother’s Day Card or Hello Friend Card or Birthday Card)
  • the color scheme to fit your likes or the recipient or the season
  • make a flat miniature envelope instead of one with dimension
  • the arrangement of the floral die cuts (more of a round bouquet or maybe just a sprinkling of flowers instead of a bouquet with stems)
  • and much more – the sky’s the limit!
  • frame the miniature envelope with a different shape frame or a thinner rectangle frame like the A2 Thin Frames Wafer Dies at Simon Says Stamp or their Frames Wafer Dies.

I definitely recommend using all of your dies to cut out as many items as you’d like before you start using this kit to make cards. Doing this will save you time in the long run and it will inspire your creativity as you sit down with all those die cut shapes to make cards! I store my die cuts in a small tin from the dollar tree with a lid that has a magnet on the bottom. I adhered a magnetic sheet to the side of the storage drawers next to the desk where I keep my die cutting machine so I can “stick” the tins right there and have them handy when I start die cutting. It is nice and neat and out of the way until I’m ready to make cards…I grab the tin and go to town!

The 3 round tins you see here are attached to the side of my storage drawers with an adhesive magnetic sheet.

See the video below for a visual of how I made this project:

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Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription
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Adhesive (two types of adhesive come in the kit, but I also used the tombow listed below)

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI

Xyron Adhesive Eraser: https://amzn.to/37uk9c1

Die Cutting
My Favorite Things – Die-namics – Pierced Rectangle Stax:
https://www.franticstamper.com/My-Favorite-Things–Die-namics–Pierced-Rectangle-Stax_p_106905.html Not an affiliate. Use at your own risk.

The card kit I used today came with some dies. I used the leaf die to cut out them out in gold cardstock, which also came in the kit. I used a Spellbinders Platinum Machine to cut them:

Spellbinders Platinum 8.5 Inch Platform Cutting Machine + Die, White: https://amzn.to/394vL5O

Ink

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Rose Bud Color: https://amzn.to/3gn74pf

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Lulu Lavendar: https://amzn.to/3n0VNfs

Paper
4 x 6 Notepad paper: https://amzn.to/3g2lqLx (Used to keep my working surface clean and to press down on the stickers so they would adhere)

Storage
Adhesive Magnetic Sheets 8″ x 10″: https://amzn.to/3dC8w5w (You can cut these with scissors to fit your space)

Round storage tins: Dollar Tree

Tools

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

We R Memory Keepers Tool Set (includes precision tweezers and die pick (also called brad setter) as well as othter tools) If you buy just the two separately, it will cost you almost as much as this whole tool set: https://amzn.to/38m2Kky

OR you can buy just the tweezers:
EK Success Craft Tweezers (reverse): https://amzn.to/3tFzPBS

Westcott Sewing Titanium Bonded Fine Cut Scissors, 2.5″: https://amzn.to/3cQ1hqw (Not needed for this project, but seen in video)

Marvy Uchida Jewel Picker (used to set center of flowers): https://amzn.to/3qXNodH

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
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Nicapa StandardGrip Cutting Mat for Silhouette Cameo (12×12 inch,3 Mats): https://amzn.to/3eh4sq9 (I cut these down to fit in my precision press stamping platform).

Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Stamp Shammy: https://amzn.to/3snbrmJ ( I used a regualr chamois that I had originally bought for my car to dry it after a wash. You can see it in the video. I use it to wipe the ink off of my precision press stamping tool. It was yellow).

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