Slimline Envelope Tutorials

If you’ve been a follower for the past few months, you know that I have fully embraced the slimline card trend.  I really enjoy making both standard slimline as well as mini slimline cards.  I’ve made several of both, but the mini slimline is my favorite.

When slimline trend first hit the scene, I bought “resume” envelopes from an office supply store and used those for a while.  But I found they were too big for the size card I was comfortable with.  And when I started creating mini slimlines, I needed envelopes for those.  So I came up with a template for both a standard and mini slimline.

My standard size slimline measures 8″ x 3 1/2″.  The envelope starts with an       8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of 32lb paper.  I found that using card stock was too heavy and regular 20lb copy paper seemed to light.  32lb paper seems to work perfectly and has a nice smooth finish. You can find the paper I use HERE.

Here are a couple standard slimline cards and envelopes.

Stampin Up To a Wild Rose Mother's Day Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Stampin Up Pierced Blooms Just Because Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

My mini slimline measures 6″ x 3 1/2″.  The envelope starts with an 8″ x 9″ sheet of 32lb paper.

And here are a few mini slimline I created.

Stampin Up Kangaroo and Company Slimline Birthday Card- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Stampin Up Fine Art Floral Mini Slimline Card Ideas- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I seal the envelopes easily with Tear & Tape.

 


Stampin’ Up! News…….

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.

Thanks very much for stopping by today.

Take care,

Rosanne

Plentiful Plants Mini Slimline Thank You Card

Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Mini Slimline Thank You Card- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.  I did some (ok…a lot) of stamping over the weekend and finally started to really delve into some of the new sets in the Annual Catalog.  One set, which I was not initially that excited about, turns out to be one of my new favorites.  The Plentiful Plants bundle is a lot of fun and sparked so many ideas. I am a plant lover, both inside and outside, so I shouldn’t be surprised that I was inspired by this set.

For today’s card, I once again created a mini slimline….

Materials & Measurements

  • Basic White Thick card stock:  6″ x 7″, scored @ 3 1/2 on 7″ side
  • Gray Granite card stock:  5 7/8 x 3 3/8″
  • Bloom Where You are Planted DSP:  5 3 /4″ x 3 1/4″

Details

  • Glue DSP panel to the Gray Granite card stock.
  • Using a die from the Layering Circles dies, cut 3 circles through both panels.
  • Create a Gray Granite frame around each cut out circle.
  • Adhere this panel to the Basic White card base using dimensionals.
  • Stamp a variety of flower pots from the Plentiful Plants stamp set.  I stamped mine in Cinnamon Cider, Night of Navy and Merry Merlot ink.
  • Cut the flower pots using the Perfect Plants dies.  These could also be easily hand cut.
  • Using a dimensional, adhere each pot inside a circle.
  • Cut a variety of plants from the Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP and add to the pots.  I cut a whole page of these plants while watching TV to have for more projects.
  • As a little extra touch, I added a few water droplets on the leaves using Nuvo Drops.  You could also get the same results from Clear Crystal Effects.
  • The sentiment is also from the Plentiful Plants stamp set and is stamped in black ink heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I hand cut it out and popped it with dimensionals.

Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Mini Slimline Thank You Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I did something a bit different with the envelope by using a piece of DSP.  I really like this brick pattern and thought it would make an interesting envelope.

I’ve had a few questions about the envelopes I use for slimline cards.  If you’re interested in making your own slimline envelopes, please stop back tomorrow as I will be posting a tutorial and template for both a regular and mini slimline card.



Stampin’ Up! News…….

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.

Thanks very much for stopping by today.

Take care,

Rosanne

 

 

 

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Designer Series Paper On Sale


July already!! While the summer seems to be zooming by, I wanted to share a super promotion that starts today.  The Designer Series Paper listed below is 15% off.  This offer runs through August 2nd and is a good opportunity to grab a new or favorite collection.

Today through August 2nd….

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.

I think most would agree that Stampin’ Up!’ offers some of the best patterns in their Designer Series Paper collections.  They certainly make creating beautifully coordinated projects fun and easy.  Now is the time to order or perhaps re-order your favorites.  I’ll be re-ordering two of my favorites:  Hand-Penned and You’re a Peach.  Do you have a favorite(s)?

Thanks for stopping by today.

Take care,

Rosanne

 

 

 

 

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Anniversary Shaker Card

Stampin Up Anniversary Shaker Card- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Hello!  I wanted to share a pretty shaker card I created using the Golden Garden (although I used the silver side) Designer Specialty Acetate along with a pattern from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.  Both of these products are retiring after today so I’m getting this card in just under the wire!

It’s been a while since I created a shaker card and my daughter, Elizabeth and her husband, James will be celebrating their 4th anniversary in early July. So I thought this would be a nice card to give them.  

Stampin Up Anniversary Shaker Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Materials & Measurements

  • Petal Pink card base:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Fine Art Floral DSP pattern:  3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Petal Pink card stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Golden Garden Acetate pattern: 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White card stock for the sentiment

Details

  • Glue the DSP panel to the center of the card base.
  • Create a frame with the Petal Pink card stock.  I used a rectangle frame die from My Favorite Things but you could create one with the Stitched Rectangle dies.
  • Emboss the frame using the Parisian Flourish embossing folder.
  • Create the shaker window by gluing the acetate to the back of the frame.
  • Add Foam Adhesive strips around the frame.
  • Sprinkle sequins onto the center of the DSP panel.
  • Adhere the framed window being sure to line it up so it covers the DSP pattern.
  • SHAKE!

Stampin Up Anniversary Shaker Card -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The sentiment, from the Forever Fern stamp set, is stamped in Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.
  • It’s cut using a stitched rectangle die from the Ornate Layers dies.

I was happy to finally get to use the Golden Garden Acetate on a card before it retires. It’s especially pretty over the sparkly sequins. 


The January – June Mini Catalog retires today.  Some of the products from this catalog are even discounted.  Click HERE to see the list.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your week is going well.

Take care,

Rosanne

 

 

 

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