First of all, apparently the West Elm Blog found my post about the teacups I bought last year and posted it in a West Elm Round Up. That’s awesome.
When I was at the Texas Style Council conference in August I met a lovely lady named Danielle – she blogs over at Give the Glory. We met the last day of the event and we had such a bonding moment over sticky notes, specifically these to-do list sticky notes from russell+hazel. Well, one day when I was walking through the container store in NYC I found these sticky tabs and I thought to myself, I absolutely must get these for her. So I direct messaged her on Twitter and asked for her address (which in retrospect might have been kind of creepy), but luckily she’s just as trusting of a person as I am so I got to send them to her.
Before I sent them over I realized I should make a card to go with it. I thought about it and I didn’t want to send over a card that was bigger than the post-it notes, so the only option was to make a little mini card. (Yes, I understand that little and mini are synonyms, but I like them both equally.)
First I pulled out all of my favorite pieces of paper as inspiration.
Sense a theme here? I ended up choosing that flower patterned paper at the top left. I actually thought at the time that I was going to use both colors of the paper, but realized that was too much for a mini card. Next I had to figure out what to put on the front of it. I thought a flag would be cool, and I really liked the way the silver paper complemented the pattern – so I walked all the way down my three flights of stairs to go get a toothpick to make this flag.
I then decided that it looked stupid – still too much happening on such a little card, it needed to be toned down. So I found a little word for a little card, hello.
my favorite part: the color palete
the challenge: not adding too much clutter to the card
I think I like little mini cards just as much as big cards, what do you think?
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