Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Mini Love Notes for Any Occasion

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello crafty friends, it’s Nina-Marie here with you, and today I wanted to share some inspiration for using the Doodlebug French Kiss collection to make adorable (and easy!), mini love notes!

These mini notes are perfect for many occasions! Some ways I think would be perfect to use them are:

  1. Put into your kid’s or grandkid’s lunch box with a little note written inside.
  2. Tucking money or a gift card into for a sweet surprise.
  3. Leave on someone’s desk as a thinking of you note.
  4. Give as Valentines.

These are simple to create which means even kids can put these together!

Each of these cards feature the versatile, Petal Envelope die (a Simon exclusive!) This clever die has four tabs that can either be tucked into each other for a petal effect (and stays closed on its own!) or tied closed with some cute twine or ribbon. I used both techniques for these cards.

I  even decorated White Mini Envelopes to match some of my cute notes! Once folded, the petal envelope fits inside the mini envelopes perfectly (and looks so adorable!). The new French Kiss washi tapes can be used to close the flaps of the envelopes; the border stickers in the 12×12 paper collection also look cute on the envelopes!

Be sure to check out the video below to see how I put these cuties together! I hope they inspire you to make some sweet mini notes of your own. They are so much fun to create, and even more fun to give!



Doodlebug FRENCH KISS Odds and Ends…
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Doodlebug FRENCH KISS Chit Chat Die…
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Doodlebug FRENCH KISS Jelly Clips…
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Doodlebug FRENCH KISS ICONS Cardstock…
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Doodlebug FRENCH KISS Mini Icons…
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Doodlebug FRENCH KISS 6×6 Inch Paper…
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Doodlebug HEART THROB Sprinkles…
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Doodlebug FRENCH KISS Sprinkles…
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Simon Says Stamp PETAL ENVELOPE Wafer…
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Neat and Tangled SCALLOPED Die Set…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Crafter’s Companion GEMINI JUNIOR…
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Kokuyo LONG Dot Liner Adhesive Runner…
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  1. I love these little notes. I send these sometimes to my grandkids who live far from me. They love receiving them.

  2. These mini cards are
    adorable and love the
    couple on the bicycle!
    So happy to be a blog
    candy winner!!
    Carla from Utah

  3. Wow! Love so much the Doodlebug French Kiss collection!!! It’s one of my fave ever! Adorable projects!!!
    Congrats to the winners!!!

  4. These are so adorable Nina-Marie. I loved watching you making them and hear the tips for giving them away.
    Awesome the Petal Envelope Die from SSS.
    Thank you so much for showing.

  5. These colorful mini notes are too cute. Everyone would love to find one of These in a hidden bag or something like that. :-)

  6. Adorable is the word that came to my mind when I saw the mini notes and from the comments, I see that many others had that same reaction!

  7. Well aren’t these adorable! I don’t think I’d ever really thought to piece together the petal envelopes as you suggested; that would be a great way to use of scraps and get more envelopes in the process. Thanks for sharing.

  8. These are too cute for words Nina! I am a huge fan of tag dies and gift holder dies and this is one that would be invaluable to my small collection. Love it!
    Congratulations to this weeks winners!

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