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Thick Basic White card stock: 7 1/2″ x 8 3/4″, scored at 3 3/4″
Granny Apple Green mat: 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, (Cut Basic white piece this size for the inside of the card if you have a dark card base.)
Balmy Blue mat: 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″
Basic White card front: 3″ x 8″
Highland Heather card stock 8 1/2″ x 11″
Begin by stamping a variety of flowers in light and dark shades on the 3″ x 8″ piece of Basic White card stock. For the card above, I used the lighter shade for the large flowers and a darker shade for the “centers.” My colors were So Saffron and Bumblebee, Balmy Blue and Pacific Point, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. The leaves were stamped with Granny Apple Green in full strength and stamped a second time without reinking. Be sure to stamp several leaves and flowers right off the edge of the card stock.
Layer and adhere the three mats on the front of the card….Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue and then the stamped Basic white piece.
Cut several different flowers and small “center” of flowers from card stock scraps in Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Pacific Point and Balmy Blue.
Stamp “Thank You” from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set on a piece of Highland Heather card stock and cut out with a stitched rectangle. Adhere 3 flowers to the left side of the rectangle and one to the right.
Place your 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of card stock with the 8 1/2″ side along the top of the trimmer/scorer and score at 2 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.
Next turn and place the 11″ side along the top and score at 1 1/2″ and 10 1/2″. Fold and burnish each score line.
Trim away the outer rectangles at the top and bottom of the short side. On the side with the 1/2″ flap, miter the edges of the center rectangle. (See photo below.)
Use a corner rounder to round all 4 corners on the top. (See photo below.)
++If you do not want to make your own envelope, this will fit in a #10 business envelope. +++
Now you are ready for the best part….take a photo of your card and then write it out and pop it in the mail! Don’t keep your cards in a box. Send them out and share the fun!
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