Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday #229

Hello there and Happy Tuesday to you!  I am back with another Timeless Tuesday Post...today our hostess is the wonderfully talented Jenny and she has challenged us to "Make it Mini"!  That's right...make a mini card....or a set of three mini cards to be exact (FTTC229).  Aren't mini cards just the cutest thing....and they are kind of like potato chips, you can't just have one, am I right?  You can see all of the challenge details here.  


First, I decided to use the Strawberries set then midway through my first mini card I decided to add other berries too, so I also used the new Berry Sweet Frames set.  I just couldn't commit to one berry, I guess....I love them all so much!  :)  These minis are really simple in design....just a few square layers.  I didn't even use a single die to make the cards, just straight cutting on my paper trimmer.  I stamped the different berries and colored them in with Copics and added sentiments for each. Then I paper pierced them, sponged on a little distress ink and added them to my cards.  Here they are all lined up and waiting for their close up....

I also took photos of each one so you could better see the detail in each stamp....they are such lovely images!

The strawberry...

The Blackberry...

And last, but not least, the cherry...

Once I had finished all of my cards, I had the idea to make a little holder to keep them in for a future gift.  I stumbled across an adorable berry basket on the Silhouette America site and purchased it for my Silhouette.  I proceeded to accessorize my basket with a bloom I created from Spellbinders' Blossom Three and Circle nestie sets, a couple of ribbons (Mrs. Bonnie I am using your red ric rac ribbon!) and a couple of little strawberries that I made from another Silhouette cut file....a strawberry box.  I sized it way down so it would be teeny tiny!  And here is the finished project with my little berry basket to hold my mini cards...

I am definitely going to be making more of these for little gifts!  I never think to make mini cards, so thank you so much Jenny for this awesome challenge!  Now make sure you check out all of my team mates' projects....there is a lot of incredible inspiration out there just for you and when you are done, why not make your own set of mini cards?  You could win a prize for playing along, so c'mon and play!  Looking forward to seeing all of your creations and thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great rest of the day!  


Paper:  Flourishes Classic White card stock: Black Gingham, Pink Polka Dot, Green print dps; Black, green, and yellow card stock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo BlackRanger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Ranger Iced Spruce Distress Ink
Other:  Green ribbons, red ric rac, twine, Spellbinders Nestabilities Blossom Three and Large Circle die sets, Silhouette America digital cut files Berry Basket and Strawberry Box
Copic Color Combinations:



And YG91, R22, YG00, E50


  1. Katie, your creativity has no bounds! This is a stunning set! I love that the images are just in one corner, and sponging around them with Iced Spruce gives them all such wonderful depth. And, that little basket...adorable! I may have to finally get a Silhouette just so I can make one, too! ~Hugs!

  2. This is adorable and no small feet from amazing girlie! Love the basket and your cards. Coloring rocks... Totally love your creations as always....

  3. Good golly Katie!!! I just adore your triple gingham gorgeous creations! They are just darling and I just want to eat them up. Another incredibly fabulous creation this week... I wish I could get inside that incredibly creative head and see what you see when you create! LOL!!!!

  4. wonderful colouring! Lovely mini cards!

  5. How sweet your project is. Love the gingham bg paper which really makes the images stand out. Pat Adam

  6. OMGoodness! These are darling! I love the little basket for your fruit themed minis. The gingham paper gives that country feel. :)

  7. The simplicity of these little gems makes them all the more stunning Katie girl. The black gingham paper really makes them shine and the basket...Perfect! You're awesome! Hugs!

  8. Hmm...fault in the system I didn't get my e-mail for this one. I agree these are like potato chips - one certainly isn't enough. Just adorable, colored beautifully (what - no gold, I am shocked tee hee) love how you placed them all in that darling basket. Too cute.

  9. These are just gorgeous, Katie! I love that you used a small snippet of each image and a different sentiment for each mini card. Love the piercing too! And shut the front door! That basket holder is fabulous!!

  10. Oh my Katie!! These are simply adorable! And I love that you put them into a berry basket too! That black gingham dp is perfect!

  11. Katie,
    These are soooo cute. Love the B&W check borders and the sponging behind the fruit really adds so much!!!