Monday, June 23, 2014


I needed a quick thank you type note card and I decided to do some inlay die cutting to give it a little more punch.

This really was quick and easy to make.  Start off by cutting you circle from patterned paper and then die cut the sentiment, I used a die from Savvy Stamps, in the center of the circle.  Be sure to save the little "extra" parts from the letters as you'll need to re-insert these later.  You can save the actual "hello" for a different project.  Die cut the sentiment again, this time from solid cardstock and insert it into the circle.  Here is a trick I use to adhere those little pieces back into the "e", "l", and "o".  I added regular tape to the back side of the circle, making sure that the open parts of the letters was covered with the tape.  Then I turned it back over to the front side the adhesive from the tape will let you stick those little pieces in where they belong.

On the inside of the card, I die cut the Vest Card from Die-Versions out of the same patterned paper.  I wanted it to look quilted, like a hunting vest would be.  So I dry embossed it using the Die-Versions Diamonds Background die.  I did the same technique to the front of the card as well.

Here is the vest opened.  I added a small strip at the bottom inside of the vest so I could tuck my note inside (without having to worry that it would fall out in transit).

I also added a strip (read "scrap") of the same patterned paper to the envelope for a coordinated note card look :-).


Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Anne, love the vest and the great moustaches.
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is so awesome, Anne!! I love the design and the fun mustache paper!! So fabulous!! Have a great day :)

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jimlynn said...

SO very cute and creative!!! LOVE this! The little vest is adorable and love the in laid die that way. Thanks for sharing how you did it too.

Tammy said...

Oh such fun! Love the clever way to include a gift card!

Gita said...

How cute! Love the vest inside.

Donna Ellis said...

great masculine card design, Anne! Love the mustache on the die cuts! hugs, de

Annie said...

Love this Anne. Great layout and design.
Best wishes
Annie x

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Anne, I love the vest and the mustache paper! Wonderful embossing.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great vest project how fun! Love the vest and the inlay idea.

nwilliams6 said...

Fabulous card Anne. I like the surprise inside and the trendy staches. Impressive. Hugz!