Fun with 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing several mini note cards that I’ve made either with “scrap salad” or with the Scrappy Strips Technique.

So what is “scrap salad” you might ask? Well, after each creative session I’m most often left with parts and pieces I’ve stamped, die-cut punched, colored, etc. These leftover pieces were made as I experimented with my layout or technique. Over the years I’ve gotten into the habit of putting these leftover nibbles and bits into a baggie for my future use or to give away. The pieces typically coordinate in color and style, to some extent, so they make a pretty awesome creative jump start.

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

I especially love using these “card salads” for making 3 x 3 note cards.

I’ve used parts and pieces from each of five of the piles in the photo above to make some of the projects I’m sharing today.

The first “salad” I worked with included three little piggy’s that I had watercolored and die-cut. These images come from the This Little Piggy Stamp Set. I also had some sentiments stamped on a strip of cardstock from the same set.

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

I was able to punch out one of the sentiments with a circle punch and back it with a balmy blue punched scalloped circle. The other sentiments were stamped too close to the edge of the card stock to punch a circle so I simply cut them by hand.

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

I added a few additional pieces to bring this card together including some Balmy Blue circles to back my piggy focal pieces, plus some dry embossed pieces of Pear Pizzazz card stock that are popped up on dimensionals. These were so quick and easy to put together and they’re so cute!

The This Little Piggy Stamp Set is retiring as of 6/2/20 so make sure to purchase this set soon if you want it!

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

Below is the inside of my final card from which these card salad pieces came. To see more projects made with the This Little Piggy stamp set and the blog post featuring this card click HERE.

This Little Piggy

These next two 3 x 3 note cards are made with the “card salads” shown in these next two photos.

This first salad is made with the Honey Bee Bundle which is also retiring on June 2nd!

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

This card salad is made with the Daisy Lane Stamp Set. I’m happy to say that this stamp set and it’s coordinating punch will remain in the new catalog. Yay!

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

Below are my two 3 x 3 note cards made with these card salads. I added just a few layers and the card bases to put these two together. So easy!

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

From this next “card salad” I made five 3 x 3 mini note cards!

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

For this first card, I used the Very Vanilla and Roccoco Rose lace pieces, nested together like a puzzle, to create the background. These lace pieces are die-cut using the Stitched Lace Die. I then simply punched out several daisies in two sizes and three colors and added a, 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dot to the center. These Dots are retiring and on sale for just $3.19! Gotta love that price!

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

This next pair of cards were created using the Daisy Lane Stamp Set plus a couple of dry embossed layers and some Rococo Rose 1/2″ (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon. I cut my ribbon in half along the length and attached one side at the top and other at the bottom, with mini glue dots.

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

These next two cards are exactly same except I’ve use Early Espresso card stock instead of black to coordinate with the colors in the stamped images.

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

These were so simple and quick to create!

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

Here’s my “scrap salad” from my Distressing Techniques Class:

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

For this card and for the Distressing Techniques class I used the Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures Stamp Sets, which you can also purchase as part of a bundle. I’m so sad to say that the Tasteful Textures stamp set and coordinating dies are retiring very soon. I don’t have a close up of the mini note card I made as I have already given it to someone but it is included in the photo at the end of this post.

So if you haven’t figured out already, I hate to waste and love to use scraps in my creative efforts!

So for all the 3 x 3 note cards so far I’ve used “scrap salads” but for the remaining cards I’m sharing today I’ll be using scraps that are strips of card stock and designer paper from some scrappy strips technique cards I shared previously.

I created 9 – 3 x 3 note cards just from the scraps leftover from the three cards you see here. To see my post with these cards and to learn more about the scrappy strips technique click HERE.

Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

My first trio of 3 x 3 note cards:

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

My second trio of 3 x 3 note cards:

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

My third trio of 3 x 3 note cards:

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

Here’s my full set of scrappy strip 3 x 3 note cards:

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing all these fun and simple 3 x 3 note cards and are inspired to pull at some scraps or “scrap salad” and create some of your own!

Check out these adorable 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards. I've used a variety of stamp sets plus made several with the scrappy strips technique too!

Thanks so much for spending some time with me today!

I’ve included a partial supply list with links to my online store, at the end of this post plus some basic dimensions. It’s not comprehensive but should be enough to get you started.

Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


More Going On Now

  • “Taste of a Suite” Product Shares NOW Available to Preorder! Click HERE to learn more!
  • Retiring Products Lists Now Available! Get your favorite products before they’re gone! Get discounts up to 60% Off! Click HERE to see all the retiring products in my online store.
  • Become a Newsletter Subscriber and get Special Perks plus FREE Downloads too! Click HERE to subscribe!
  • GET PERKS when you Place Orders through my online store! Receive FREE Project Kits. Click HERE for more details.
  • Online Stamp Club Spots Available! Click HERE to learn more!
  • Earn Loyalty Leaves with your purchases in my Online Store! Cash them in for FREE Stampin’ Up! products! Click HERE to learn more.
  • Join me for my next Facebook Live Event on Thursday 5/21/20 at 7 pm EST. Find me on Facebook by clicking here: Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse Facebook Page

Click HERE to Shop in my Online Store Now!

Current Hostess Code:

KFAJ62VJ

Use the current hostess code to get Free Card Kits and other perks with your qualifying purchases!

If your order is $150 or more Do NOT use the hostess code! You’ll get hostess rewards AND Free Card Kits too!

Not sure how to apply the Hostess Code? Click HERE to learn more.


Click Below to See Retiring Products in my Online Store!

Last Chance Products

See the Jan. to Jun. 2020 Mini-Catalog PDF below.

Check out the NEW Jan - Jun 2020 Mini Catalog! Learn more here!

Check out the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog PDF below.

2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog

The 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog is Coming on June 3, 2020!

2020 - 2021 Annual Catalog Cover

Check out my scrappy strips video tutorial here:

If you watched this video here on my blog and enjoyed it, please go on over to my YouTube channel and give it a Thumbs Up, Share it with friends and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. I’d be so grateful! Plus, once you subscribe, you’ll have the option to click on the bell, to be notified whenever I publish a new video.


Project Dimensions:

  • Card Body: 3″ x 6″
  • Panel: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Inside Panel: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″

Project Supplies:



Tags:

About Me Page

I am a seeker of that crazy, excited feeling that comes when you've created something that’s unique, beautiful and expresses who you are in some small way. It’s like making a new discovery, when you find a unique combination of color, layout, dimension and texture. I call it a creative spark and it makes me giddy! Through sharing and teaching I hope to help others find this amazing feeling of creative bliss!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Posts

April 2024 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

April 1, 2024
Posted in ,
Today's project features the Spotlight On Nature bundle. This project was created for the April 2024 Color Challenge and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and April 2024 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Stacy Marsh’s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! […]

See the 2024 – 2026 In Colors and Delicate Forest Set!

March 23, 2024
Posted in ,
Check out the 2024 - 2026 In Colors and these gorgeous, simple cards made with the Delicate Forest Stamp Set!

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing the 2024 – 2026 In Colors and some simple, gorgeous cards made with the Delicate Forest Stamp Set! These projects were shared in my recent YouTube live as part of my 21st Anniversary festivities. Make sure to check out the “More Going On Now” Section later in this post […]

March 2024 Color Challenge & Color Fusers Blog Hop

March 4, 2024
Posted in ,,
The March 2024 Color Challenge & Blog Hop is live. My project features the Everyday Details Bundle including beautiful, line drawn images.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and March 2024 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Brenda Nelson’s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The […]

Cards with the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle

February 23, 2024
Posted in ,
The cards in today's post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.

The cards in today’s post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors. The Thoughtful Expressions Bundle is a new item in the January to April mini-catalog. This project highlights my favorite image in the set which is this lovely hummingbird. These cards also feature four of […]

Make these stunning cards with embossing paste!

February 9, 2024
Posted in ,,
Learn how to create some beautiful, striking cards with Shimmery White Embossing Paste and the Foursquare Decorative Masks.

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some gorgeous cards that use Shimmery White Embossing Paste. These cards are variations of my February 2024 Color Challenge project. I just had to keep playing with Shimmery White Embossing Paste and this scrumptious color scheme including three of the 2022 – 2024 InColors. These colors will be retiring […]

February 2024 Color Challenge & Color Fusers Blog Hop

February 5, 2024
Posted in ,
The February 2024 Color Challenge features a gorgeous color combination! My project was made with masks and Shimmery White Embossing Paste.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and February 2024 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Kim McGillis‘s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The […]

Make this Easy DIY Valentine Treat Wrapper!

January 26, 2024
Posted in ,
Learn how to make this quick and easy DIY Valentine Treat Wrapper! They're made with Sale-A-Bration products that you can get for FREE!

Check out this quick and easy DIY Valentine Treat Wrapper! Get the products I used to make this project for Free during Sale-A-Bration! The DIY Valentine Treat Wrapper you see below is just one of several versions of my design! I’ve had so much fun making these and giving them to crafty friends. I’ve saved […]

Simple Cardmaking with Embossing Folders

January 13, 2024
Posted in ,
Cardmaking with embossing folders is an easy way to add texture & dimension in one quick step! It can add interest to designer papers too!

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite things, cardmaking with embossing folders. Cardmaking with embossing folders offers a super easy way to add texture and dimension in one quick step! Plus, it’s a great way to add interest to designer papers too! In this post, you’ll see two cards made with some […]

January 2024 Color Challenge & Color Fusers Blog Hop

January 1, 2024
Posted in ,
The January 2024 Color Challenge & Blog Hop features a bright & cheery color combination! My project features the Botanical Beauty Stamp Set.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and January 2024 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Brenda Nelson’s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The […]

Simple Christmas Card with Watercoloring

December 9, 2023
Posted in ,,
simple christmas card with watercoloring

Today’s post features a stunning and simple Christmas Card with watercoloring, that anyone can make! I’ve included photos in this post of three versions of my card simple Christmas Card with watercoloring. This first photo is the simplest of the three. For these cards, I’ve used various circular objects to stamp the outlines of my […]

December 2023 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

December 4, 2023
Posted in ,
December 2023 Color Challenge

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and December 2023 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Kim McGillis’s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The […]

Learn how to make this new fun fold card!

December 2, 2023
Posted in ,
Check out this NEW fun fold card layout that's so easy to make! These cards are made with the A Walk in the Forest designer paper!

I’ve been paper crafting for over 20 years so it’s a real treat to discover a new fun fold card layout! Just when you thought you’d seen everything yet another new idea appears. This is one of the things that has kept me excited about card-making for so many years! Plus, if you know me, […]