I made those mini (3X3) Thank You cards sets for Naomi's teachers for the end of the school year. The room Mom was taking care of giftcards for us, but I wanted to do a little something personal on top of it. I used SVG Cuts files (Linus 3D Fall cards if I remember correctly) .
I had changed my blade just before starting that project but I'm not sure the settings on my Cricut were right because I had a little bit of trouble with the stitched design. It's wonderful that the machine does it all for you, but it still takes quite some time to cut little intricate designs like those. And since I made the envelopes too, I limited my projects to 12 cards, 6 of each design, and gave 3 apples and 3 sunflowers to each teacher. I would have loved to do 10 cards for each, but time was (again!) of the essence, and even as is, the whole project took me a few hours (granted, lately I am very slow! ;-))
It's hard to see on the pics but the open design is actually raised from the card which gives it a cool effect. (you can click on pics for a larger view).
This is the little card I made to write a little note to go with my gift (PTI stamps). I simply tied my little sets with a lenght of brown taffeta ribbon.
Then I slipped a little set with the little card, and 2 little Ghirardelli squares (at Naomi's suggestion! ;-)), in each of those little bags and that was it! :-) The little bags are also from a SVG Cuts file. It's amazing how fast and easy they come together. Love it!
I hope the teachers loved it. I had fun working on those, I just wish my brain was connecting as fast as my SCAL is!... ;-)