Cardmaking, Essentials By Ellen

How To Make Mini Love Notes

Can you ever send too many sweet cards & love notes? We don’t think so and making them mini just makes them easier to give! The Essentials by Ellen Mini Note die is perfect for creating tiny cards for gift tags, lunchboxes and more. And it is so easy to use! Carly is here today to show you how to make them! New products will be in store on tomorrow – Friday, April 30 – at 9AM PDT!

The Essentials by Ellen Mini Note Die is such a sweet little interactive card! It works so well with the Essentials by Ellen Love Notes & Besties stamp sets, with a cute little image on the outside & a little sweet, sassy sentiment on the inside!

Let me tell you how quickly these came together…

I die cut the mini note.

I cut a little 2-1/8 square and stamped a saying from the Besties stamp set.

I folded the mini note along the scored lines and adhered the square inside.

Then I applied double sided tape around just the frame of the mini note to adhere it closed. This makes it easy for the recipient to open along the perforated lines and see the sweet or sassy message.

After closing the note, it was so easy to decorate the fronts with images from the Love Notes set. I colored them super simply with Copic Markers and added a touch of glitter. TIP: When you run out of your favorite glitter glue, grab a clear glue with a fine tip like the On Point Glue and use it to apply loose glitter.

And since the first notes were so easy, I decided to add a shaker layer…

For the slim-style shaker, I just added some small sequins on top of the little stamped square after it was adhered in the mini note. Then I sealed in the sequins with a square of acetate before closing & adhering the note.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


The Essentials by Ellen Mini Note Die, Besties Stamps & Love Notes Stamps will be available exclusively in the Ellen Hutson shop on April 30th!

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  • Reply Kim U April 29, 2021 at 6:08 am

    Perfect for lunch boxes!

  • Reply lauranorris321 April 29, 2021 at 7:39 am

    So cute and easy!!

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