Card Recipe #0001

Cutting Instructions

Layer 0 (orange card base): either 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ or 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ to form 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”

Layer 1 (paper with peaches): 4” x 5-1/4”

Layer 2 (orange strip): 1-5/8” x 4”

Layer 3 (paper with tiny flowers): 1-1/2” x 4”

Layer 4 (orange square): 2” x 2”

Layer 5 (turquoise square): 1-7/8” x 1-7/8”

Inner (white): 4” x 5-1/4”

Assembly Instructions

  1. Fold and score card base (layer 0)
  2. Adhere layer 1 (patterned paper) to card base
  3. Adhere layer 3 (narrower strip) to layer 2 (wider strip)
  4. Adhere layers 2/3 to layers 0/1, approx. 1” from bottom edge
  5. Stamp image(s) and/or sentiment(s) onto layer 5 (sm. square)
  6. Adhere layer 5 onto layer 4 (larger square)
  7. Adhere layers 4/5 to layers 0/1/2/3
  8. Add any embellishments to front of card
  9. Stamp image(s) and/or sentiments onto inner layer
  10. Adhere inner layer to inside of card
  11. Open card flat and stamp image(s) onto backside of card base
  12. Stamp image(s) onto upper left corner of envelope
  13. Stamp image(s) onto flap of envelope


I am participating in #The100DayProject for my first time ever. I will be creating, writing and sending a thank you note every day for 100 days and posting them on Instagram.

I have been making, writing and sending my mom a Happy Mail card every day since January 1st and plan to continue doing so. I hope that I will be able to add a thank you card to my daily routine. And, I’m planning to thank my mom for something in her daily Happy Mail card.

first of my #ctc100thanks2019 cards
Mom’s Happy Mail card