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Sweet Card of Encouragement

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.Drink Card 1


Cut out all pieces

Drink Graduation Card 1Fold card stock in half. Glue 4” X 5 ½” on front of card centering it.Drink Graduation Card 2On the back of the 4” X 5” piece of paper mark the center on the 4” sideDrink Graduation Card 3Use the round punch and make a small notch on the center markDrink Graduation Card 4

Run glue down the 5” edge. (only about ¼” wide)Drink Graduation Card 5Overlap the other side and glue into a tubeDrink Graduation Card 6Flatten the tube so that the notch is centeredDrink Graduation Card 7

Run glue down the center back and then one on each sideDrink Graduation Card 8Glue on the card at an angleDrink Graduation Card 9Slide drink mix into tubeDrink Graduation Card 10Print your greeting and glue onto 1” X 4” cardstock (Dorthy used catsup 18).Drink Graduation Card 11

Hold it over drink mix and punch holes for the bradsDrink Graduation Card 12You may need to use an awl on the left side.Drink Card 2
Drink Graduation Card 14Put the brads in place. Easy peasy!Drink Graduation Card 16
Drink Graduation Card 15Voila! Now make someone’s day a little sweeter and you will be amazed what it does for YOU!Drink Card 3Drink Card 2Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014
Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.





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