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.
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