A while back I learned that my slimline cards would fit into business-size envelopes, who knew! So I decided to make one of my September Sip ‘n Stamp night cards a slimline card. I wanted my group to see how easy it is to make these cards. We started with a 7-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Basic White, scored in half (3-3/4″ along the short side). I used a frame of Old Olive for color, and cut pieces of DSP from the Beauty of the Earth. The woodgrain piece is 3-1/8″ x 2-3/4″. I cut a 3″ x 5″ piece of the trees and cut that into three 1″ x 5″ pieces then laid them out in order on the front so that the print matches across the card.
I stamped the birthday greeting from Biggest Wishes with Soft Suede and Tuxedo Black Memento ink on the wood grain. I suggest you practice using the stamps on a scrap piece of paper to get the greetings to stamp the way you want them to look. After adhering it to the Old Olive I added a strip of Bumblebee over where the two different DSP came together. Originally I wrapped a piece of heavy twine around that (see above), but it turned out to be too bulky to mail. Instead on my final card, I added a piece of Braided Burlap trim and frayed the ends. After this was done, I popped the Old Olive and its pieces onto the front of my card with dimensionals.
Here are the supplies I used for this card. Remember, most of these supplies are for all my cards this week. So you only have to order one set of most of them!
Have you tried making slimline cards or avoided them because you didn’t want to make envelopes? Here are my suggestions for business envelopes – Amazon and your local office supply store! Some colored, some lined envelopes (not sponsored links, just ones I’ve used. The colored ones may not exactly match our Stampin’ Up! colors, but they work!). Or add your own lining to plain business envelopes with a DSP that matches your cards. Let me know when you make your slimline card!
Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration ends September 30. There are so many fun products you can earn for free with each $50 or $100 purchase.
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