Hi everybody! Well, this week is more than half gone already and tonight is Christmas Eve! Woo-hoo! Are you ready?! I played in the studio yesterday morning and made a couple more projects to enter into several of The Outlawz Challenges going on now. The first project I have to share is this mini slimline card folio which I’m really excited about! My inspiration came from an origami card holder I saw on the Stampin’ With Inky Butterfly blog HERE. I changed it up some, and the cards reminded me of mini slimlines so that’s the angle I went with for my version!
I’m entering this in the Twisted Thursday Challenge which is Anything Goes with a twist of Rounded Corners (my mini slimline cards have the bottom right corner rounded). I’m also entering this into the Festive Fridays Challenge where Fred She Said is the sponsor and challenge participants can choose from Christmas, Flowers, Pets, Birthday or Anything Goes themes – and I’ve chosen Anything Goes. And finally, this fits in the Tuesday Color Challenge as well, where Sherry West Art is the sponsor and we’re using the following photo for inspiration (I zeroed in on the salmony-pink and green):
I used Stampin’ Up Fruit Stand DSP and chose a strawberry pattern on one side with stripes on the reverse side to create the folio. I embellished it with small die cut strawberries and green flat-back pearls, and I created a band with a velcro closure. I used a fun Prickley Pear Stamps clear stamp set for the front and inside sentiments, as well as the strawberry stamped on the envelopes. Here are shots of the folio closed, open and one with the cards and envelopes displayed.
I created the mini slimline card bases from Solar White cardstock and rounded the bottom right corner on each. I cut the layers from Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock.
I embellished each card front with a strip of striped pattern paper layered on Stampin’ Up Cucumber Crush cardstock and two small die cut strawberries. I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner in black ink which completed the card front.
I embellished the inside with a strip of the striped pattern paper and a narrow strip of the green cardstock, then stamped the sentiment in black ink.
And one more look at one of the cards… I’m so smitten! This was such a fun project!
Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes w/ optional Anything Vintage
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
4. Creative Moments: #205 – Anything Goes
5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #135 – Anything Goes
6. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #470-473 – Blog Hop/Anything Goes
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush cardstock, Stampin’ Up Fruit Stand DSP, HP 32# copy paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Berry Sweet Fruit Treats stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Nuvo alcohol markers- 415, 453, 379
Dies/Punches: Impression Obsession Small Strawberry Bunch die set, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Flourish with a Bling green flat-back pearls, Scrapbook dot com clear double-sided adhesive, 5/8″ velcro circle
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!