My husband Stan created this card for me a couple of years ago, to give to friends and neighbors when they were having a difficult day. Occasionally we all need a little something to urge us along and know that someone is cheering for us.
I wanted to do a tutorial so you could make your own, and Dorthy was incredibly accommodating to help me with measurements and instructions.
Thanks again Dorthy for helping me and THANK YOU Stan for making it up in the first place!
Thinking of You Drink Mix Card
1 – 8 ½ “ X 5 ½ “ cardstock 2 – small brads
1 – 4” X 5 ¼” printed paper small hole punch
Scissors or paper cutter 1 – drink mix packet
For SMALLER drink packets, use the following measurements:
1 – 3 ½ “ X 11” cardstock 1 – 1” X 3 ¾” cardstock
1 – 3” X 5” printed paper 1 – 3’ x 4 ¼” coordinating printed paper
For LARGER drink packet, use these measurements as it is larger than the other types:
1 – 4” X 5” coordinating printed paper paper glue
1 – 1” X 4” cardstock round 7/8” punch (opt)
Here are examples:
The SMALLER Crystal Light drink mix – the generic types would be in this category also would use the smaller measurements.
The LARGER lemonade and fruit punch drink mixes would use the larger measurements.
Cut out all pieces
Fold card stock in half. Glue 4” X 5 ½” on front of card centering it.On the back of the 4” X 5” piece of paper mark the center on the 4” sideUse the round punch and make a small notch on the center mark
Run glue down the 5” edge. (only about ¼” wide)Overlap the other side and glue into a tubeFlatten the tube so that the notch is centered
Run glue down the center back and then one on each sideGlue on the card at an angleSlide drink mix into tubePrint your greeting and glue onto 1” X 4” cardstock (Dorthy used catsup 18).
Hold it over drink mix and punch holes for the bradsYou may need to use an awl on the left side.
Put the brads in place. Easy peasy!
Voila! Now make someone’s day a little sweeter and you will be amazed what it does for YOU!Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014
Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.