Sunday, January 17, 2016

Macaron Mini Tablet Cards

 I'm still playing around with the idea of making greeting cards that the recipients will save because they can see the effort that went into making them and that these cards are useful, not just desk clutter.  (Because of the plastic cover, it was difficult to get a photo of both cards without a glare...sorry.)
 These tablets came in a set of three from a 100 yen store in Japan,...should've bought more.  They have printed white doilies on the back and front.  Because the doilies are on top of the plastic, I had to strategically place the images I had stamped and colored with Copic pens.  I didn't need any printed card stock for the cover because the tablet came that way.
I did add a real paper doily to the side and under the Neat and Tangled image.  I love this stamp set because it has so many usable pieces.   However, I didn't particularly like the Eiffel Tower on the girl's head so I substituted the macarons.  To do this, I first stamped the macrons on some marker paper and then masked the lower part of the bottom macaron with washi tape.  (Stamp the bottom of the macarons on a piece of plain washi tape and cut it out to form the mask.)  Next stamp the macarons so that they overlap the first macarons. Do this again but this time stamp the girl.  Voila!  You have an image of a girl with macarons on her head.  I colored the macarons and then coated them with clear Stickles before adding a macaron 'filling' of white Bo Bunny perlescent paint. Cut the entire decorated image out.
 I found the banner riveted tags at HM Ben Franklin Crafts...the birthday one was pre-printed and I applied a thank you rub-on and rub-on flowers to the plain tag. Tie the tags onto the macarons with twine and adhere everything down with sticky foam pieces.
If you keep your eyes open, I'm sure that you will find lots of mini tablets that you can turn into cards. Be sure to write a greeting to the recipient inside the cover.  I hope that you will creatively think 'outside' the card.  Your friends will surely appreciate a card that is a mini gift too.


Unknown said...

Glitter macaroons....yes please! Love your addition to those sweet notebooks.

Annette Allen said...

oh my word these are adorable.. so totally sweet..

yyam said...

Awwww...super cute! Love the glitter on the macarons...incidentally, I'm on a mission to use up my collection of Stickles this year. I really only need clear with all the other supplies I already have.:)