Today’s project is a super quick and easy DIY miss you card for a long distance relationship. I have a son currently in Indiana. 1,541 miles away- if anyone is keeping track. (I am!) When I saw the new USA map embossing folder, this featured card was instantly created in my head! I have additional friends and family who live out of state, and I think this is an adorable way to send them some love as well.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY miss you card:
- US Map Embossing Folder
- Miss You Embossing Folder
- Brights 4.25 x 5.5 Paper Pack
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Neutral A2 Blank Cards and Envelopes
- Shaped Hole Punches
The great thing about the 4.25 x 5.5 Paper Packs are that they are pre-sized to fit embossing folders, and the fronts of A2 sized cards. This makes card-making a breeze! If you use cardstock other than these paper packs, you will need to trim to fit the embossing folders.
I recommend Core’dinations cardstock. This is the only paper that I use for embossing. It has a core color that is lighter than the outer surface of the paper. It is ideal to show dimension, with a little bit of sanding, in all of your dry embossed projects.
Insert cardstock into embossing folder, with the paper facing upwards, and the manufacturer name on the top.
Emboss your paper following the instructions for your embossing machine.
Using the “miss you” embossing folder insert your envelope with the flap side up.
This will leave a de-bossed and backwards image on the front of the envelope, which can be easily covered with thin paper. I am planning on computer generating an address/return address piece to adhere to the front.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).