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Friday, April 6, 2012

 Postage stamps make good images for these tiny notes, too.  The Snow White image is a cancelled postage stamp.  And the orange flower is from a photo.  Don't throw out those photos you think are "bad" until you look closely to see if anything on it could be used on a tiny note.  ") 
Some times the scrapbooking paper might even have a hidden image in it like the horse on the dark pink ard on the left.  Even a piece of film strip and a puzzle piece make good embellishments on them.

These cards are gifts for the ladies that I meet with every Tuesday morning for Bible study.  It's a surprise, so don't tell!  ")

More and more tiny notes.........................

I feel like I'm not being wasteful if I use up all my scraps making these cards.  I use 2"X4" strips for the card and then find images or stamp images to go onto the fronts.  You really have to think "tiny" when gathering everything to make them.  I have a small round basket that I put items in and keep it close by while making cards.  I hardly ever throw out small pieces of papers that I paint, ink and doodle on because they are just the thing to dress up a tiny note.  (The card with the copper edging has a strip of watercolor paper that was a scrap from some paper I made using my watercolor paints.......and usually the cheaper the paint the better because you can throw caution to the wind and not be afraid to use lots of color.........for only pennies!)

I love the sheets of scrapbook paper that have lots of images on them such as "graphic45" and "7gypsies".  Also Art Chix have many, many collage sheets that are handy to have for making the tiny notes.

See what I've been doing............

There are 144 Tiny Notes in this pile of cards.  These were first published in Stampington's  Autumn 2008 issue of Take Ten and then again in their Volume 7  issue of Hand Crafted.  I love to make these tiny notes as gifts for friends because we all have that moment when we're rushing out to a birthday party or shower and realize we didn't pick up a card.  These little darlings are so easy to sign and throw into the gift bag or to tie onto a package. 

 I use various sentiments on the tiny notes in order to
include as many events as I can.  Here you see the "be happy" card in center bottom which could be used for a wedding gift.  The pastel card at the top center of the pile with the blue chipboard button that has a white flower on it would be perfect for a baby shower.  Some of the sentiments I computer generate and I have rubber stamps for others.