Welcome to week five of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!
My card this week is brought to you by the stamped and die cut pieces I rejected from my Cherry Cobbler card last week, repurposed this week to make a slimline Christmas card!
I have to confess I bought the Leaves of Holly Bundle (the Leaves of Holly Stamp Set and the Holly Berry Dies) mainly because I love this sentiment die with its holly frame!
I was worried about how to use the holly leaves and berries on a card as they are quite large, so I decided to leave the background layer quite plain, using cardstock instead of DSP and extending the length of the card to a slimline card.
I used the scoring blade on my paper trimmer to score the Shaded Spruce cardstock at 5 mm intervals, creating a clean and modern embossed layer that lets the oversized holly berries and leaves take centre stage.
A length of white bakers twine was wrapped twice around the Shaded Spruce layer before the stamped “Seasons Greetings” sentiment and holly leaves and berries were adhered to the front of the card.
To make an envelope for my 20 x 10 cm slimline card I used the coordinating Boughs of Holly 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper.
It’s very simple to make a matching envelope for any sized card. All you need is a paper trimmer, tear’n’tape adhesive and some brads and bakers twine for the closing mechanism.
To work out the size of the envelope add 1 cm to the length and the height of the card so it has enough room to easily slide in and out. Then work out how much overlap is needed in the middle of the card to adhere the sides of the envelope together.
Slimline Envelope instructions for a 20×10 slimline card
- Using 12×12 DSP, score at 7 cm and 18 cm and then cut at 23 cm
- Rotate the DSP once and score at 2.5 cm and 24.5cm
- Cut away the 4 corner pieces away
- Add a strip of tear’n’tape to the length of the 5 cm side flap
- Cut an angle in to both sides the top and the bottom flaps – I eyeball it, but it’s around 1cm at its widest point
- Fold the sides in, adhering the 5cm flap over the top of the 7 cm flap.
- Add tear’n’tape to the bottom 2.5cm flap and adhere it to form the base of the envelope
- Form the closure using two brads and another length of white bakers twine.
For the front of the envelope that gorgeous sentiment die is used as an address label, decorated with holly berries.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Sharon Davern – I can’t wait to see what Sharon has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon‘s blog. Sharon Davern is the host of our Heart of Christmas blog hop this year – thank you so much Sharon!!!
If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.
Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx