Vintage note

Wow! This week we’re bringing you a wonderful vintage-style ‘Just a Note’ card from the talented Heather Mitchell. Not only is it great fun to make, but its versatile sentiment also ensures its perfect for any occasion. Whip up a bunch of these wonderful ‘Just a Note’ cards and you’ll always have a pretty handmade greeting on standby. Happy crafting everyone!

Just a Note Greetings Card

by Heather Mitchell

Shopping List

Papermania Madame Payraud: 12x12 paper pack (PMA 160162); Mini Alphabet Stickers (PMA 804102)

Papermania: Embossing Powder – Gold Tinsel (PMA 4021012)

Xcut A5 Dies Set: Trim Borders (XCU 503057)

Papermania Vintage Notes 1m Lace Borders (PMA 367401)

From docrafts stockists                                                  

Sizzix: Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die – Flower Garland; Sizzix Bigz Die: Tattered Floral Die

From Sizzix stockists

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad: Tattered Rose

Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder: Tattered Rose; Gold


150x203mm (6x8) cream base card

Cream, pale pink and dark pink card

Heat tool

Glue gun

VersaMark inkpad

Pink ribbon

Pink buttons

White pearls

Double-sided tape

From your local craft shop


How To…Make the Card

  1. Cover the front of a 150x203mm cream base with pale pink card, and then attach a 145x198mm piece of floral Madame Payraud paper, distressing all edges with Tattered Rose Distress Ink, as you go.


  1. Die-cut four flowers in varying sizes using the Tattered Floral die, and alternating between dark pink card and Madame Payraud paper for each layer.


  1. Wipe over the dark pink flowers with the VeraMark inkpad, sprinkle with Gold and Tattered Rose embossing powders and emboss with a heat tool. Distress the Madame Payraud flowers with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. Assemble flowers and set to one side.


  1. Die-cut two fancy corner shapes from pale pink card using the Trim Border corner die and heat emboss with the Gold powder. Attach with double-sided tape, as shown. Secure flowers to base using a glue gun, as shown.


  1. Die-cut three pennant shapes: two from pale pink card and one from Madame Payraud paper in varying sizes. Distress the edges using Tattered Rose Distress Ink and layer. Make up the ‘Just a Note’ greeting from Mini Alphabet Stickers, distressing the edges with Tattered Rose Distress Ink, as you go. Attach to base.


  1. To finish, add 30mm loops of ribbon and lace to flowers, as shown. Decorate with buttons and pearls, to finish.


Meet the designer

View more of Heather's fab cards and find up what crafty activities she is up to at her blog


Happy crafting everyone!


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