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Loaded Flatmail Cards | Diane Williams

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Sending a card is such a lovely gesture, but sometimes you want to send a little bit more than a card. Especially to your crafty friends! These loaded cards made with the Horizon collection are perfect for sharing a few fun goodies while keeping your postage costs to a minimum!

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To create the card base, trim a 12×12 sheet of patterned paper down to 10×10 inches. Then, fold the base in half vertically to create a 5×10 folded card. Unfold the base and use the guide above to measure, cut and remove to pieces shaded in grey. Fold the bottom flap up and glue on the left and right edges to create a pocket. Your card base is now ready for decorating.

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Begin by creating a band to hold your letter in place by using some of the off cuts of your 12×12 paper. Cut a strip 6×2 inches wide. Fold over 1/2 inch from each side. Add adhesive on both flaps and glue to the inside of your card base. Add some embellishment of a small message using alpha stickers. You can tuck your letter inside and it will stop the message from falling straight out the bottom.

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Create a small cluster of embellishments to the front of your pocket, remembering to keep it as flat as possible so stickers and die cuts are ideal.

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Once your pocket is decorated you can pop in a few goodies such as tags, die cuts, smaller pieces of patterned paper, cut apart sheets, and washi sampler cards. Stitch around the edges of two pieces of cellophane or plastic and fill it with a custom sequin mix to add a bit of sparkle to your happy mail!

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Complete the card by adding tags, patterned papers, embellishments, and a sentiment to the front of your card base. Craft foam give a small amount of dimension but will still fit in a regular envelope.

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For something really special, punch a small hole through the top of the folded card and add a small charm or tassel.

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Who doesn’t love getting happy mail? So why not make it a little bit special and share some of your gorgeous Horizon supplies!

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2 Responses to "Loaded Flatmail Cards | Diane Williams"

  • Tina Phillips
    July 11, 2019 - 1:21 pm

    I love this!! What a cute way to surprise someone with happy mail!!

    • Diane Williams
      July 23, 2019 - 10:46 pm

      Thank you so much!