Today’s card is a wonderful fun-fold that opens up unexpectedly! I call it a tri-fold card because there are three square panels that fold over one another.
This square card has three sections and each folds over the other to create a nice opening. The cover piece is punched in the center with a 2″ Circle Punch. Two Blue Glimmer Paper trees are punched with the Pine Tree Punch and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the circle opening.
The Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon was colored with a sponge dauber and Seaside Spray ink. This creates a ribbon that matches the color of the card perfectly!
When the first panel is opened from left to right, you find the sentiment layered on the pretty Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper. And when you open the second panel from bottom to top, you find another Blue Glimmer tree and a half circle that looks a bit like a moon! This is where you will handwrite your greeting.
Have you made a slimline card? They are easy to make ~ and fun! Today I have a video tutorial and measurements to help you make your own! I’m excited to send some of these cards to my friends and family this year!
The card base is what makes this a slimline card. I make mine 9″ x 7-1/2,” scored at 3-3/4.” Then you simply decorate it as you do any card, except that there is more space than usual to decorate!
The trees on the card were punched with the Pine Tree Punch. The Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper has lots of pattens, making it perfect for this card and lots of other projects!
The envelopes I use for my slimline cards are resume envelopes from Amazon. They are nicer than the blue lined bill/invoice envelopes 🙂 Here is the link to the ones I use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001I8ZXZU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Gold and white ~ always so pretty and elegant, and perfect for Christmas cards! I’ve been combining some of Stampin’ Up!’s most elegant papers: the white Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper and the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Paper. And oh boy, are they gorgeous together!
The branch of leaves was cut from Pretty Peacock card stock using the Birds & More Dies. I just love to use this tall grouping of leaves on a “portrait” oriented card.
Have you made a slimline card yet? Well, if not, you are in luck, as today we are making one! It’s easy, and I have the dimensions and some hints for you!
Here’s the replay from yesterday’s Facebook Live, with all the details for you!
In case you didn’t get the measurements:
The Whisper White card base is 8-1/2″ x 8,” scored at 4.”
The Just Jade card stock layer is 8-1/4″ x 3-3/4,”
And the Whisper White layer is 8″ x 3-1/2.”
Mask the Whisper White layer by laying the polka dot Decorative Mask over the lower portion of the Whisper White Layer. Lightly rub the Sponge Dauber with Just Jade ink over the masked portion of the Whisper White layer. Remove the mask and move it up to the top of the paper. Complete masking the upper portion of the Whisper White layer as you did the lower portion. Set the mask aside.
Distress the edges of the Just Jade layer with a Bone Folder and adhere to the card front with Multipurpose Glue; distress the masked Whisper White layer and adhere in the same manner. Tie Gold Twine around the center of the masked layer and tie in a bow at the front. Adhere to the Just Jade layer with Multipurpose Glue.
Punch three trees from the Flowers for Every Season paper using the Pine Tree Punch. Adhere two trees on the top portion of the card and one tree on the lower portion. Cut the word “joy” from a piece of Gold Foil using the Joy Dies; adhere to the card with tiny dots of Multipurpose Glue.
The slimline cards are so much fun to make! I hope this has helped you, and you are well on your way to making lots of pretty slimline cards!
More holiday card ideas! Today’s card is quick and easy. All you need to do is choose your favorite holiday color! I’ve used Real Red, but you could use a green or blue…or my favorite – pink! (Pink can be used for holiday cards!) Start with a card base of your favorite color, 8-1/2′ x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4.”
Add a piece of Whisper White card stock embossed with a pretty embossing folder. Here I’ve used the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. After embossing, very lightly sponge the top of the Whisper White piece with a Sponge Dauber, using the ink that matches your card base. Adhere this layer to the card base using Multipurpose Glue.
Punch a circle from Real Red card stock (or your color of choice) using a 2″ Circle Punch. Cut a branch of leaves from a coordinating green card stock using the Forever Flourishing Dies. Here I’ve used Just Jade card stock. Adhere the circle to the lower right side of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Tuck the base of the leaves under the circle and adhere with dots of glue. Stamp the sentiment from the Warm Hugs stamp set on a 1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock using Real Red ink. Clip a flagged end on the right side of the strip using Paper Snips. and adhere the strip to the circle with Multipurpose Glue.
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I’m excited to send Christmas cards this year! I want to encourage my friends and let them know that I care about them. So that means I need to make lots of Christmas cards 🙂 Here’s a video tutorial showing how to make this card:
The Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper is just that, classic. The colors are traditional (Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce). I chose the Cherry Cobbler dotted pattern to look like a snowy night. The Whisper White piece resembles a hill of snow and was cut out with the new Curvy Diesl
The trees were punched out with the Pine Tree Punch and layered on top of the “hill of snow” 🙂
The sentiment is from the For Unto Us stamp set. I really love this set, as it has wonderful spiritual sentiments in different and modern fonts. I’ll be using this set for lots of my cards this year.
Here are all of the items in the new bundle: there are 2 stamp sets, the Curvy Dies, and designer series paper! Mark your calendar for November 3rd so that you can get this bundle in time for all of your card making!