Let's bring back the lost art of the handwritten note. A Handmade Card. Short, simple and sweet, we all love receiving something fun and pretty. This little one can be added to a gift, dropped in the mail or even as an escort card at your next soiree! Unexpected is always the best! When it's handmade, even better! Whether it’s National Letter Writing Month or a “just because” little note that’s hand delivered, it’s sure to bring a smile! Using the new Sizzix Mini Card and Envelope Bigz Die Set, its four little corners enclose your sweet message inside.

I’ve always loved anything mini and this new Sizzix Die Set is the perfect size! It makes your handmade card, short simple and sweet. Just choose the colors of the season or the colors of the occasion and attach it to a package, deliver it to your friend's desk or slip it under the door. It’s sure to brighten their day.

DIY Handmade Card. Short Simple and Sweet.

What you need:

Sizzix Big Shot Machine (670200)

Sizzix Bigz Die -Mini Card & Envelope Set (665483)

Sizzix Making Essential- Biodegradable Fine Glitter, Arctic Sky, 12g (663885)

Sizzix Making Essential - Express Glue, 120ml (664576)

Sizzix Making Essential Funnel Tray - (664353)

Sizzix Making Essential - Permanent Adhesive Roller (663474)

Sizzix Surfacez - Cardstock, 8 1/4” x 11 5/8”, 20 Assorted Colors, 80 sheets (663007)

Sizzix Surfacez - Patterned Paper, Color Story, 80 Sheets (665275)

How to make:

Die cut out of Arctic Sky Patterned Paper, 2 of the envelope flap bases, out of the Sizzix Arctic Sky cardstock, both butterfly pieces from the Bigz Mini Card & Envelope Die Set

DIY Handmade Card. Short Simple and Sweet.

Trim 1 piece of Arctic Sky cardstock to 4” x 8”, fold in 1/2. Place folded cardstock over the square shape. Adjust folded side of Sizzix Cardstock to slightly expose 1 of the side blades. Die-cut saving the fold. 

DIY Handmade Card. Short Simple and Sweet.

Slide butterfly die-cut with slit at bottom through butterfly with slit at top. Using Sizzix Express Glue, spread a thin layer on to top of opened butterfly. With wet side up, place butterfly onto the Sizzix Funnel Tray. Sprinkle an even layer of our Sizzix Arctic Sky Biodegradable Glitter onto wet area. Set aside to dry. 

DIY Handmade Card. Short Simple and Sweet.

Fold in all 4 flap corners on scorelines. Using Sizzix Permanent Adhesive Roller, adhere envelope bases to eachother, with flaps opening up at all 4 sides.

DIY Handmade Card. Short Simple and Sweet.

Using Express Glue or Permanent Adhesive Roller, adhere 1 side of butterfly to one flap point.

DIY Handmade Card. Short Simple and Sweet.

Once sentiment or message is written in folded card, adhere or loosely place inside assembled envelope. If desired, add a bit of adhesive to remaining side of butterfly to close.

DIY Handmade Card. Short Simple and Sweet.

Handwritten notes…an unexpected party in an envelope! Who wouldn’t love having one delivered? Add little treasures inside. Fold up a few dollars and tuck under the flaps. A handmade card, short simple and sweet! Oh what fun you could have with this set! We can’t wait to see what you’ve created. Planning on posting it? Be sure to tag us at #mymakingstory. Sharing handmade kindness…it’s my favorite thing to do. Signed. Sealed. Delivered. It’s yours!

Thank you for reading this blog, we love to see your creations, whether that is a craft Birthday Card, Christmas Card or Special Occasion! Tag us in your makes using the hashtag #mymakingstory.

You can purchase the products I’m demonstrating here with 20% off when you use the code DEBBIE20. Discount applied at checkout. Go to either Sizzix.com or Sizzix.co.uk to redeem your offer and to see the terms and conditions. 

Crafted by Sizzix designer Debbie Farinella