November 13, 2010

Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Stickers Challenge

Hi friends, today I have two posts so be sure to check out my Papertrey group post project too. I'm here again to share some more projects using Cosmo Cricket products. Today's challenge was to use the tiny letter stickers. I created two fun cards that came together really quickly using all pre-made products like chipboard elements from Mitten Weather, the small letter stickers and items from my Etsy shop.
Both my card sizes measure 4.25" square. I love this fun little size for cards once in a while. On this card, I used the sticker letters to spell out a favorite sentiment of mine that I use with mittens and mugs, etc. I embellished a pair of purple chipboard mittens with tiny red ric rac and some glitter. These rest on a stitched purple tag that matches the Mitten Weather colors nicely. That extra stitching on the tag really ties in with the homespun feel that you think of with mittens and winter snuggly items.
My background paper and scalloped circle punch were created with Mitten Weather patterned paper. The top of my card features a Dainty Doily that has been folded over the top of the card fold. The clothespin accent features a Small Clothespin adorned with a purple button and tied with baker's twine.
For the card sentiment, I used red letter stickers to spell out a heartfelt greeting. I like to apply these in a *not so straight* fashion....nice and vertical but a little above and below an imaginary line. I love the look of little sticker letters. My best tip is to keep all your letter stickers in one folder and mix and match them when you start to run out of letters. You get kind of a ransom note look that is oh so fun.
My next project is a whimsical little number featuring a quirky Santa chipboard element and a note to Santa that I tucked inside a coin envelope.
I fancied up Santa with a pom pom hat, a tied jingle bell and a little snippet of red ric rac. His little grin just cracks me up. He acts as a tent topper of sorts, if you are familiar with that style of card that I make. Another Dainty Doily was used on the fold of this card as well as some green and red Mitten Weather patterned paper for the card front.
For my note to Santa, I fancied up a coin envelope with more letter stickers, another clothespin accent, a glittered star and some Martha Stewart glitter on the envelope edge to resemble snow.
Here's the best part of this card, all tucked inside the envelope. I created a message to Santa that perhaps wasn't meant to be seen by everyone else. I think some one's been a little bit naughty. Using letter stickers, you can create any type of sentiment you want. For my tag, I used a red tag and layered it with a piece of vintage ledger paper. Another small sticker was used to point the direction the tag pulls out. A chipboard mitten was tied to the tag with baker's twine and piece of green vintage lace. Definitely a card that I could recreate for my ornery little nieces and nephews. I'm sure their parents would get a kick out of these.
Hope you enjoyed my projects today. Be sure to check the Cosmo Cricket blog for more fun ideas using the small letter stickers from the Design Team. If you would like to recreate my cards, I used a bunch of fun goodies from my Winter Crafting Kit...there are just a handful left. All of the items in this kit will coordinate well with Cosmo's Mitten Weather line of papers and embellishments.
Hope you're having a great weekend! I can feel that winter is drawing's been rainy and cold.....perfect weather for lighting a fire....playing Yahtzee with the girls....watching movies....our first big batch of chili and cinnamon rolls....maybe a little crafting. Mitten weather for sure!


Patti J said...

What fun!!! Those stickers ARE tiny!!! Love your creations, Michelle, as always! Thanks for sharing!

kybarb said...

Do you have any tips to share when trying to pick up those tiny stickers? Do you use a tool of some kind to get them in place?

Sherrie said...

You know I have so many alpha stamps and having my cricut too I usually pass right by alpha stickers without a second thought. But, I LOVE these cards and must now take a second look. In fact, I think I have a set at home that I haven't taken out of the package. Can't wait to use them now! TFS

Anonymous said...

What great projects, especially your note to Santa - priceless!! I just love the way your mind works!!

Anne said...

These cards are so wonderfully fun! It just looks like they were fun to creat:) I love all your little extras and if Santa lets you know what good is, please let me know!:)

Carl said...

Amazing post about the Tiny Type Stickers Challenge and also the pictures about it, is also good.

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