Every Monday so far this year I have mailed out cards. I challenged myself to send out at least one card every Monday for the entire year. So far so good. And I think it’s been more than one card every time – many times I have 7 or 8 going out. I thought I’d share with you one of the cards that I’m mailing out today.
I used the Cake Soiree Suite of products for this card. The stamp set and the dies will carry over into the new catalog but not as a bundle. So if you order them before the end of May you can still get the bundle price. The Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper is going to retire. It’s been a popular paper with all the pretty silver foil accents.
- Cake Soiree Bundle – stamp set and Sweet Cake Framelits Dies (bundle is retiring)
- Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series paper (retiring)
- Whisper White Thick card stock
- Whisper White card stock
- Daffodil Delight card stock
- Silver Embossing Powder
- Versa Mark ink
- Silver Foil
- Silver Thread
- Vellum card stock
- Classic Label punch
- 2″ Circle punch
- Stampin’ Write Markers – So Saffron, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Berry Burst
- Big Shot die cutting machine
You can shop online for Retired items in my store. Use the May Hostess Code – EJB9FJAP.
Thanks for visiting me today. I hope you had the chance to get some cards in the mail. Be sure to share a photo of your cards or you mailing your cards and use #mailacardmonday when you post on social media. Share what you love!
I decided for 2018 to challenge myself to mail at least one card every Monday. And to post it on social media with the hashtag #mailacardmonday – I figured if I told the world I was doing it and everyone was looking for me to do it I was way more likely to actually do it. We are now 8 Monday’s into the year and I have been sending out at least 7-8 cards every Monday! It’s working. So how many days does it take to form a habit – is it 21 or 66 so something else? I don’t know for sure but right now for me I seem to be doing good and plan to keep it up. Who is joining me?
Have you seen my mailbox? I’ve been posting my mailbox with either my cards in it or me putting them in. It’s funny how many people like my mailbox.
We don’t actually get a choice for out mailbox in my neighborhood. Everyone has the same one. They do look pretty good but it doesn’t take much to break one. A neighbor ran right over mine a couple of years ago. And every neighbor dog makes a pit stop there.
Anyway I thought I would share with you one of the cards going out in my mail today. This week’s mail is really going out on Tuesday because it was a holiday on Monday. We’ve had a lot of Monday Holidays already this year.
I have some thank you cards going out for some online orders that I’ve received in February. I’ll have more going out next week too. This is a fun card idea that I got from another demonstrator (my friend Renee Kohnke) when I went to Michigan at the beginning of the month. This way you can show both sides of the Designer Series paper. I modified it a little bit so I could use a 3″ wide piece of paper on my cards. You are basically cutting away 2-3/4″ from the front of the card and then attaching the designer paper to the short flap in it’s place. I just realized I should have taken a photo of the inside of the card so you could see it.
Here are the supplies and measurements for you:
- Very Vanilla Thick card stock – 5-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, scored at 4-1/4″
- Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper – 5-1/2″ x 3″
- Vellum card stock – 5″ x 3-3/4″
- Color Me Happy Stamp set
- VersaMark Ink
- Gold Embossing Powder
- Heat Tool
- Tear & Tape
- 3/8″ Metallic-edge Ribbon Gold
- Glue Dots
- Very Vanilla Envelope
- Pink Pirouette Light Blender Pen ( for coloring the flower on the envelope)
To make the card add Tear & Tape to the inside edge of the short front on the card base. Lay your card down as though you were going to close it and align the Designer Paper with the back of the card, then fold over that front flap so the paper attaches to it. For any adhesive that is hanging over on the inside – place your ribbon right on top of it – then tie in a knot on the front. Next I slid the vellum piece in place (emboss your words on it first) and then used glue dots to attach it so the glue dots are hidden under the ribbon.
When you open the card you see the other side of the Designer paper on the inside. I have made 3 or 4 different cards with this fun idea already.
Thanks for stopping by! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
I’m starting something new for 2018 – Mail a Card Monday – #mailacardmonday.
Every Monday I plan to send out at least one card and I’m challenging everyone else to join me!
This was my mailbox when I was sending out Christmas cards – so I’m not sending out that many every Monday. I’m challenging everyone to send out at least one card each Monday for the whole year! That would be 52 cards.
Last week Monday was a holiday but I got my cards in the box – I had 4 go out last week. So they really went out on Tuesday but I had them in the box. Today I mailed out 7 cards and had to resend one Christmas Card.
Throughout the week I make myself a little list of who I need to send cards to and then on Sunday’s I’m getting them together. I really do love to decorate the envelopes. So if I don’t already have a coordinated envelope I’m try to make those real quick on Sunday night.
Will you join me? I’m posting on my Instagram and on my Facebook Page and Group. Be sure to share a picture with me and a comment and let me know you are playing along.
Have a great day and let me know if you are playing along. And post with the hashtag #mailacardmonday