Thursday 1 December 2022

Christmas Mini Slimline

Today's card has more of a masculine feel to it.
I'm using up some scrap pieces to make this mini slimline.

Super easy to make but may be difficult to find the right size envelope so I will add how I made one at the end.
A standard Slimline card is size is 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 whereas a Mini Slimline is 6" x 3".

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I had these scraps of cardstock leftover so decided to use them on this card.  I had stamped it with the Plaid Turnabout stamp and Distress Oxide inks.  The colours I used were Iced Spruce, Uncharted Mariner, Brocken China and some Rustic Wilderness.  
  • I cut the leftovers into strips to fit on the white panel that was 5 3/4 x 3".  
  • Next, I die cut the sentiment outline in white and then the backing in some blue cardstock and glued them together.
  • I glued the sentiment over the plaid flag background.
  • I glued the finished panel to the slimline base.
  • To add some interest, I punched out the holly leaves and added 3 silver gems.

  • The envelope to mail this card is very simple.  I used my Envelope Punch Board to create it.
  • I cut my lightweight white cardstock to 8 1/4 x 8 1/4".  (I used the lightweight cs as it is easier to fold and not as stiff as the heavy.)
  • I placed it into my Envelope Punch Board and punched the first mark at 3 1/8" and scored along the marked line.  I rotated my cardstock and followed the instructions, continuing around until my envelope was made.  It is so simple to do using this Punch Board.  You can make any size envelope. All the measurements are included on the front of the board.
For mailing purposes, I would mail it in a business size envelope so 
you wouldn't have to pay extra postage.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
The Sisterhood of Crafters- CHRISTMAS or WINTER

Stamp- Plaid Turnabout (Concord and 9th)
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Merry Christmas die (Amazon); Misti; punch (Martha Stewart);
silver gems


Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful Christmas card and I love the blue plaid! I love anything with plaid on it and the colors you chose are perfect!

Bonnie said...

Love your mini slim line. I am like Verna and am nuts for plaids. I have found that if you cut the envelope paper to 8 3/8 and score at 3 1/8 it fits the USPS for a single stamp. Her is the link to print the PDF of the USPS Mailing Template: //

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the plaid colours and how you added them to the sentiment, a beautiful card Karen.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful card Karen, I love the design and yes it would make a great male card. Great colours, Kate x

Bobby said...

I love that plaid broken up into flags, Karen. The solid sentiment die works perfectly across a slimline card.

Pat said...

What a fabulous plaid card Karen and the design with it cut into flags and
adorned with holly and the blue to fill in the die cut sentiment works beautifully. I always think plaid is perfect for Christmas and this would make a great masculine card. x

Heike said...

It´s a blue christmas - like your card.