April 15, 2008

Inchie Snail Mail Stationery

Edited to answer a few questions: The brown piece of the notecard is 1/4 of a sheet of 8.5 x 11" cardstock(chocolate chip). So the finished size is 4.25 x 5-1/2" for each card. It does not fold. The white cardstock is layered on top of that and measures 4" x 5-1/4". The patterned paper piece is about 3/4" x 4" and the white square that the snail is on measures 1". Then the scallop square is the next size bigger Nestabilities die template. Hope that helps!

Today I have some fun stationery to show you. Taylor did a beautiful set of stationery on her blog so she is the source for my inspiration. For my supplies, I used a CHF script background stamp, Basic Grey 6 x 6 paper pad, Karen Lockhart's snail stamp, Inchie Squares, Spellbinder's Dies, Copic markers (all available at Ellen's store), brown and white cardstock, and Papertrey alphabet set.
The card base is two layers with no opening, so it's just a note card with a white front. I colored the snail (which I'm just loving these days), cut with Spellbinder's Die Templates, and mounted on an inchie square. I adhered the inchie over a strip of patterned paper which has a script pattern to it. By using a ruler, you can center the square nicely on the card front. I stamped the sentiment *snail mail for you* on the bottom of the note card. You can see this better by zooming in on the last photo below.
For the envies, I stamped up the script backgrounder with chocolate chip ink. I always stamp my background stamps upside down.
Then I placed one end of the envelope over the inked background stamp.
Using a scrap piece of paper, I placed it over the envelope and rubbed. This transfers the ink to the envelope with no mess.
Here's my finished set of notecards. These are just for me. They will be perfect for when I need to jot a little note to teachers or need a quick thank you note.
These would also be great for gifts for Mother's Day coming up, or teachers, etc. Package them up in one of Nichole's clear stationery boxes and tie a ribbon around....easy peasy gift idea!! And very inexpensive too. Thank you Taylor for the inspiration!!

29 comments:

Stephanie said...

I read your blog on my google reader, and I LOVE your cards. This snail one tho, ROCKS!! LOVE IT!!!!!
Your stuff is sooo cute, I want to be your IRL friend, so you'll send me stuff!! LOL j/k.....sorta.
:-)

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

Love it Michelle! Those are really great cards and yet not overly time consuming. Thanks for sharing...love your blog!

Hugs
Julie

MWIT said...

Love these cute little note cards. Yes, I think they would make great mother's day gifts. What a fun idea!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Beautiful. So clean and professionally done. Yesterday I read on Cindy's blog that she was told that there is a difference between homemade and handmade. This being one of your works of art, shows us the difference !! :)

Daniela said...

I love this, what a great idea!

Joan and Amy said...

These are wonderful. I love the colours and the little snail. Joan

broni (waterchild12) said...

These are so totally cute and clever!!

DeeDee said...

Oh Mish, how wonderfully CUTE!!!! I love this idea....thanks for the excellent instructions too!!!

Janet said...

Love it. Love every aspect of it. Thanks for such great pictures and step by step...I'm a visual learner and this just sooo works for me :)

Julia Aston said...

Hi Mish - these are just so cute - a quick question - are these 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 finished size? or do you score them and fold in half?? and are they both card stock? I'm just thinking these are quite stiff if you have to fold them??

thanks!

www.createwithjulia.blogspot.com

Cat said...

VERY cute card set. i can't wait to make a set of my own 'snail' notecards :)

something weird? i can't expand the last photo - all the others work, just not the last one.

Chelle said...

oh, i love them! fabulous set to have on hand!! i see gift sets in my future...my girlfriends would LOVE these!! thank you!! chelle

leenda said...

Excellent note cards! What a wonderful gift idea!

StamperSharon said...

Too darn cute, Mish, what a perfect little note card!

Janine said...

Just love your work!!! I visit every day!!

Michelle said...

Very cute! Even though Email is so quick and easy.. I still love the idea of snail mail occasionally

cardcrazy said...

Too too cute!

You are an inspiration!
-Krissy

colleen said...

Hi Michelle,
Your ideas are great. You are so inspiring. Do you sell any of your cards? I am collecting items to donate to Mooseheart Village (needy families and orphans) and would love to include some of your cards in there.

Monika in VA said...

It's awesome to see what you can come up with ~ I love the colors ~ well, I just love everything about your little 'notes'.

Elaine said...

Those are so stinking cute! I hate snails with a passion but your cards are just so darling!! What a nice idea and quick way to share a thoughtful gift/send a cute note!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Adorable! I love the little "Snail Mail for You" at the bottom ... very cute!

Amanda Angert said...

OH. MY. GOSH. These are adorable!!!!!! Love them Mish! TFS!

JJ'S CARD N CRAFT said...

Congratulations on such gorgeous cards n craft!
I love your blog Mish! TFS

Dottie K. said...

So beautiful! What a wonderful gift to receive! :)

Heather McNally said...

OMG - I loooooooooooooove these! Snail mail - SO CUTE!

Juanita B said...

Beautiful work, I love them!! TFS and the tips.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love your stationary and can't wait to make some for myself. Really, really adorable!

Take care - Regina Davis

Lee said...

Oh Gosh how adorable!! And what a wonderful gifty idea!!! I love your step by step photos....I actually feel like I can do these projects!!! Oh I think everyone is gonna want a little note from you with these!!! LOL

Anonymous said...

from pattico

I love these....I always like to give my daughters gifts on Mother's Day....after all they are both mom's..which makes me...???

I hope you all don't miss the Rhurbarb recipe I put on the "Fresh Rhurbarb Pie ...and a card" It's not pie but it is very yummy.

patti

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