#MerryChristmas

Hi everyone! I’ve popped in this evening to share a fun slimline Christmas card I submitted to Creative Scrapbooker magazine in late June for consideration of publishing in their Winter 2020/21 issue. I received notification in mid July that they chose it for publication so I had to hold off on blabbing and posting until after the issue was released. I got the issue in the mail today and needless to say, I’m on Cloud Nine!

Slimline cards have certainly made a come-back – my sister sent me a package of slimline card bases with matching envelopes about 7-8 years ago and that was the first time I had ever seen them. Slimline cards were originally created to fit in a #10 business size envelope and 8-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ is the most common size used, although I’ve seen a variety of other sizes as well. My personal go-to size is a 9″ x 3-3/4″ card base which I think fits best in a #10 envelope.

I cut a panel of black cardstock to cover the front of the card base, and then cut three smaller panels from green glitter cardstock and die cut a square into each one of them. I die cut three stitched squares (using the same square die) from the green plaid paper. I taped the three glitter panels together on the back side and slightly trimmed them, added skinny Washi Tape to hide the seams, and adhered the piece to the card base.

I affixed the plaid squares into the openings and added white glitter alpha stickers. I heat embossed the Christmas sentiment in white on black cardstock, flagged one end with a small square punch, and added it to the bottom glitter panel. The finishing touch was the addition of a couple small black gemstones to each glitter panel.

I embellished the inside panel with the green plaid paper and black cardstock used on the front, stamped the sentiment in black ink, and layered it on black cardstock.

And one more peek… I’m totally loving how this turned out! And absolutely thrilled to have been published again! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (X is for Xtra Special)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
4. Crafty Catz: #528 – Anything Goes w/ optional Christmas (playing twist)
5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #133 – Anything Goes
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #146 – Anything Goes
7. Not Just Cards Challenges: November Anything Goes
8. The Creative Crafters Challenge: #34 – Anything Goes
9. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes
10. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest White cardstock, Colorbok black cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Snowflake and Snowy Sayings stamp sets
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die, EK Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch and Perfect Clean Cloth, skinny black Washi Tape, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Darice white glitter alpha stickers, Darice small black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this slimline Christmas card and are inspired to make one! They are definitely a lot of fun! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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