Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Pals Blog Hop - My Happiest Season!

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “My Happiest Season.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My latest obsession is the slimline card.  I think it reminds me of Holiday cards from a long time ago.  My Happiest Season is Thanksgiving - I love the craziness of the day. Family is around, it is so loud, no one can hear each other talk and we eat my favorite foods!

My project uses some of my faves from the new mini catalog - Banner Year, Pick a Banner Punch, and the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.

The measurements for my card are:
Card base: 7" x 8 ½" - scored @ 3.5" (mint macaron)
Layer 1: 3¼" x 8¼" (x2 - 1 for the inside & 1 for the outside) (whisper white)
Layer 2: 3 ¹/₈" x  8¹/₈ "   (Gilded Autumn DSP)
Layer 3: 2½" x 7½   (mint macaron)
Layer 4: 2¼" x 7¼ " (whisper white)

The measurements for my envelope are:
8.5" x 11" (mint macaron)
3¹/₈ " x 3⁷/₈ "  (lining for envelope flap - Gilded Autumn DSP)

I am always grateful at Thanksgiving for family (and the rest of the year too)!

Using Mint Macaron card stock, I made an envelope that perfectly fits the slimline card.  To see how I made the envelope, watch the video below:

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 9th when our theme is “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” The Design Team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More! ↞YOU ARE HERE
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  20. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  24. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  25. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  26. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  27. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
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  1. You have inspired me to give these slim cards a try. Yours is great.

  2. OK, you've done it now. My next obsession will be slim line cards and coordinating envelopes. Love your card and the colors!

  3. Love love your card - my favorite dsp in a long time. Thanks a million for sharing the envelope for the slim cards.

  4. Slimline cards are so much fun and yours is really super!

  5. Leah thank you SO much for the video on how to make the slimline envelopes!! I've been using a legal sized envelope but this is so much nicer!

  6. Great card Leah! I have been wanting to try my hand at slimline cards, I love your envelope tutorial, great job!

  7. Beautiful card Leah and I loved your envelope video!

  8. Great slimline card! The matching envelope with the little squirrel is darling.

  9. What a great Thanksgiving card! We need to do more for that wonderful holiday. Love the slimline style!

  10. Great Thanksgiving card, Leah! Wonderful slimline!

  11. I adore this slimline card, and everything about it! Great job!


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