Saturday, June 24, 2023

CCM Saturday Hop - Stretch it Out

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is slim-line cards! Popular slimline sizes are 3-1/2" x 8-1/2" (or big slimline 4" x 9"), either of which will fit in a #10 business envelope.

I started with 6-1/4" x 6-1/2" cardstock, and scored the 6-1/2" side at 3-1/4" which resulted in a 3-1/4" x 6-1/4" finished mini slimline card. I really like making minis because if you're using DSP as a background you can get two cards from one sheet of 6x6 or eight cards from a 12x12 sheet, with no waste! And I make my own envelopes* to fit, using retired DSP. 😉

Since I'm always in need of birthday cards, I chose Biggest Wish for the stamp set and added some fun die cuts from Beautiful Balloons and Darling Details.

To make the balloon strings, I unraveled some gold Simply Elegant Trim and used individual strands on each balloon. It reminds me of balloons with curly ribbon strings!

That's all for today - see you next Saturday! Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps. Or click the "back" button to go back to Lori at Loritamarie Crafts.

*Envelope instructions

  1. 7-1/2" x 8" DSP
  2. Score shorter side at 3-1/2" and 7"
  3. Score 8" side at 1/2" and 7"
  4. Fold up on all scorelines
  5. Trim off excess as shown.
  6. Add Tear n' Tape at side and bottom and seal.

Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Biggest Wish
  • Paper: Moody Mauve Cardstock, Gold Foil Sheets, Bright & Beautiful 6x6 DSP, Gold Celebrations Specialty DSP
  • Ink: VersaMark, Moody Mauve
  • Accessories: Darling Details Dies, Beautiful Balloons Die, Heat Tool, Basics Stampin' Emboss Powder (white), Simply Elegant Trim

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