Hi folks, Laura here. I am really in to the idea of happy mail at the moment. We could all do with some extra smiles right now and we know how easy it is to please a crafter! For today’s share I have made a shaker card and some happy mail.
The card is slightly more complex so we’ll walk through the making of that first…
In your software size the daffodil mesh cut file to fit in a 115mm square. Mirror the file so you have two pieces that are opposites of each other. Release the compound path of the cut files and delete the outside line. Cut these on white cardstock and do not unload your cutting mat when it has finished cutting. Reinstate the deleted outline in your software and delete the inner sections, switch the cutting blade to a pen and set the machine to draw the outline.
Create a 155mm x 155mm card blank and cut a 120mm square from the front. Adhere a sheet of acetate to the inside of the aperture you have just cut, followed by the first die cut. Add a sheet of acetate on the back of other die cut piece and add foam adhesive around the edges. Add your sequins onto the acetate attached to your card, then add the second die cut carefully lining it up to match the first die cut. Finish off the card with a sentiment or extra embellishment.
Then comes the tag for the happy mail packaging…
Adhere part of the Pretty My Page Daffodil Mesh cut file to the bottom edge of a tag and trim away the excess. Heat emboss a stamped sentiment (these are from Skull & Cross Buns), add a few sequins, a wooden bee embellishment from Sticker Kitten and finally some Swiss dot ribbons to the top of the tag.
The happy mail is best described in four easy steps…
1. Curate some pretty crafty supplies tailored to the recipient – sequins, paper, tags, embellishments, stickers, die cuts… anything pretty! I have included some daffodil die cuts, one of which I have backed with patterned paper.
2. Arrange them in an aesthetically pleasing way and use paperclips to keep them in place.
3. Pop them in glassine bags and paper clip your tag to the front.
4. Mail them to your crafty friend!