Our church has a lot of missionaries serving all over the world. When making cards, especially ones that are going internationally, that translates into - they must be flat. I love to decorate with embellishments and ribbons that have knots, buttons and burlap, etc., but these are all flat cards except that first one. That is actually going to a local friend who is having a hard time. This is made with the Ariana paper pack, and Ruby and Crystal Blue Cardstock with just a few sparkles on the sides.
patterned paper on left side - 2 inches
small strip in the center - 3/4 inch
solid cardstock on right side - 2 inches
I put the larger pieces on first, then glue the smaller strip in the center to eliminate any white space underneath showing.
The solid square cardstock is 3 inches
The neutral square where I've stamped is 2-1/2 inches
I sponged around the edges of the neutral square and filled in the lights with a bright yellow marker - simple techniques.
Easy, fast, and effective, that's the way to make missionary cards!