Today I worked on a few mini slimline cards using design ideas from Call Me Crafty Al. I'm so grateful for designers who share their ideas!
This card has a fun fold on the front. It's a piece of 11X2.5 inch card that has 2 score lines: one at the 5.5 inch mark and one at the 4.25 inch mark. You then fold the card at the score lines and put adhesive on the small area between the scores, fold the card in half, and you have a section that doesn't open up with the rest of the card. It's a quick and clever way to do something a little unique. If you want to look at more of the details for creating the card, check out Crafty Al's July 2021 Sheet Load of Cards. I modified her instructions somewhat by adhering the back piece to a pink cardstock mini slimline card base so the card would stand up.
I used a digi stamp I recently won in a card challenge. It's from The Paper Shelter and called "Comfy at Home." I love the way The Paper Shelter's digis come with pre-colored versions as well as ones you can color yourself. They also have backgrounds you can use or omit as you like. It makes their sets very versatile! Since I'm down to the wire on entering the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, I went with the pre-colored digi here, but I think it would be so cute to personalize a future card by coloring the cats to match the recipient's pets.
I embossed the front pink panel with a Cuttlebug 5X7 EF called "Holly Ribbons." For the inside of the fun fold, I added the sentiment "Hope your Christmas is PURRfect" using a font called California Love.
The kittens in this digi are so cute, and I love the idea of cuddling up in a favorite chair with a mug of tea (I'm a big fan of dessert-flavored loose leaf teas). I don't have any cats, and my 125-pound Great Dane is not a lap dog, so I usually cuddle up with a book instead of a pet😄.