You all know how much I talk about #happymail but that is because I believe 100% that it works! Who doesn’t love to get the mail and see that hand written name on an envelope??? It’s the first thing you open, I bet! Reading the words and seeing the beautiful pattern just warms your heart and is sure to put a smile on your face. The first thought you have is someone thought of me today! That piece of folded love is just magical!
This is a super fun Z Fold Card! You can check out others here and here! I started with a regular card base of Crumb Cake measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. First, I folded it in half like a regular card and then I folded the front flap of the card back again in half. This creates that Z.
Now it is time to decorate. On the front flap, I layered Mint Macaron (4-1/8″ x 2-3/8″) and Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper (4″ x 2-1/4″). On the inside of the card, I simply placed a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Using the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set, I added the greeting on the inside in Early Espresso Ink! Be sure this greeting is in far enough the left and under the greeting label so it’s covered when the card is closed! Then using the Autumn Punch Pack (Bundle & Save 10% – Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Punch Pack), to punch out the leaves and acorn. I love the punches coordinate with the stamp set AND the designer paper!
For the front greeting, I die cut the labels with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. One is in Very Vanilla and the other one is in Cajun Craze! Using the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set, I stamped the leaf in Crumb Cake (stamped off once) and the greeting in Early Espresso! This gives that nice subtle background leaf without overpowering the image of the greeting! When adding the greeting to the card front, be sure to only add adhesive to the left hand side. The left side is sticking to the card front but the right side should be hanging free!! I finished it off with some Gilded Gems on either side of the greeting!
If you want to create this card, check out the supplies listed below and have fun sending some folded love!