Hello everyone! I’m stopping by today to share a really fun take on the mini slimline size. It’s a Z-fold card which gives lots of room to write a message and also a great way to be able to stand the card up for display after the recipient opens it. I feel like Christmas cards are the top occasion people do this with so I pulled out some fun Christmas Newton’s Nook goodies and started crafting.
Here’s what the card looks like when it’s all folded up, coming out of the envelope. Isn’t that Reindeer Roll Call stamp just super fun!?! I love it! And found out that it fits perfectly on the new Bookmark dies! BONUS! After I stamped and die cut the bookmark into a shorter tag, I colored the holly and inked up the edges with brown ink and a blending brush. I threaded some ribbon through the slot and tied a bow to secure it.
Next, I switched gears to creating the card base. I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 6×9 inches and scored it at 3 and 6 inches. Then you just alternate your fold directions to create the main card base. Next, I measured 2 inches up from the base on the left side and positioned it in my paper trimmer to cut that angle off from the 2 inch mark to the top of the second fold line. This gives you a peek into the different levels.
I chose a piece of patterned paper matching the images in Reindeer Roll Call from the new Christmas Time paper pad and trimmed it down to fit each of the panels on my card. At the end I was left with a 1/2 inch strip that I adhered to the inside most panel for a little decoration. Then I stamped Merry Christmas from the Holiday Heights stamp set in black and a reindeer from Reindeer Roll Call in brown under it for extra fun.
For finishing touches, I glued 3 red pearls on the holly and added glossy accents to the holly leaf. Isn’t this card so fun!?! You could easily step this up or down depending on your likes and how many you’re making.
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!