Saturday, November 13, 2021

Just Us Girls #610 -- TREND Week

 


At Just Us Girls this week, I am hosting TREND week... and the trend is MINI SLIMLINE CARDS!  

***A mini slim line card is generally 3.25" x 6.25" (sizes seem to range from 3" x 6" upwards).  Cut cardstock 6.5" x 6.25" and score at 3.25" on the longest side.  Lots of stamping companies are now making envelopes to fit mini slim line cards. ***

I have to be honest.  This is only my second slimline card.  I have not wholeheartedly embraced the trend.  When I receive a ream of Neenah 120#, a local print shop cuts and scores the sheets for me.  I order A2 envelopes in bulk because I make so many cards for charity. Also to begin collecting "slimline" stamp sets or dies would be a bit cost prohibitive for me.  That said, I still want to dip my toe into the current trend! Onward...

I decided a scrap card was in order given the unusual size.  I pulled various bits of Christmas paper out and together to assemble this card.  The NOEL letters are from Concord & 9th's Joyful Noel set, the holly ornament is from Memory Box (Cabrini Ornament), and the snowflake is from Poppystamps (Giovanna Snowflake). The finishing touches include pearls and sequins.

I did use my Memory R Us envelope punch board to make an envelope for this card... it was very easy!

Remember we are welcoming Rachel Davis as a Guest Designer for the month of November!

Be sure to stop by each of the DT member blogs, check out their cards, and leave them a bit of love.

I can't wait to see your slimline creations in the gallery!  Have fun crafting.

7 comments:

  1. Totally love this challenge as I adore making minis! This is an awesome “only 2nd” attempt! Good for you making your own envelope also well done.
    Ps Thanks for taking over the challenge

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  2. I am so glad I am in good company when it comes to latest trends and such. I love your Christmas collage card and way to go for making an envelope too. I wonder which one of us will make another one next. Take care!

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  3. I was also very late to the party with slimline cards! Yours is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you layered the ornament and snowflake for the O. Fabulous challenge for us this week!

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  4. I love the vintage collage look to your card, Elizabeth. That ornament is beautiful and takes center stage in the die cut. FYI: I started making slimline cards long before it was a trend (like over 10 years ago) but mine are a different size. I bought Monarch envelopes which are 3 7/8 by 7 1/2 and much cheaper that other sizes. I cut my paper 7" by 7" and fold in half. Or you could cut it 7 by 7 1/4 but square is easier to remember where to score. lol You can just use your paper trimmer to cut layers.

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  5. What a stunning card Elizabeth. So so beautiful.

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  6. Gorgeous Noel mini slimline card, Elizabeth!
    hugs~carol

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  7. This is amazing! It’s the perfect Christmas card with all the red, gold and green. I live it!

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