This month's set is a variety of different "Thank you" sentiments and is perfect for starting the year off. Slimline cards are so popular, but most folks seem to make them horizontal, so I think it's fun to play around and do an up & down one every so often, just to shake things up! Plus the slimline size allows for super fun treatments like this star card shows off.
So most cards are usually made the A2 notecard size (4.25” x 5.5”) or a A7 greeting card (5” x 7”) but the slimline cards are usually 3.5” x 8.5” and fit in a #9 business envelope. CTMH also sells a pack of Slimline card bases and envelopes which makes everything so much easier!
Every month Close to my Heart has a special stamp set available, the Stamp of the Month and it's exclusive to that month only. It can be purchased at full retail price $18.95 or at a discount of $5 if you have a qualifying purchase of $50 or more. With the CTMH VIP program, you can get the stamp set free with purchase, so that's pretty neat too - let me know if you are interested in the VIP reward program, I can let you know the details.
So to make this card, first trim down a piece of Peacock cardstock to 8-1/4" x 3-1/4". Cut one piece of Blossom 3" x 8" wide, then using a trimmer, cut that piece in half from end to end. Adhere the peacock to the slimline card base, and glue the large triangle piece to the peacock with a small border. (Review last week's blog post to see where the other triangle went!)
On White Daisy cardstock, stamp the "Thank You" star in Peacock, Smoothie, Green Apple, Intense Black and Charcoal inks. Fussy cut out the stars.
For the other stars, I had some tabletop confetti from another project - it works well because the stars are various sizes, so that adds some interest to this quick & easy card.
Glue down the various star confetti to the card base - I used the green liquid glue. For the "Thank You" stars, use 3-D foam dots or the left-over foam from shaker window spacing to pop them out from the background. Make sure to put the confetti stars on the printed paper, so that the theme ties together. On top of the confetti stars, I put Diamond Stickles Glitter Gel to add a little splash to the confetti stars, and it makes them really shine in person. Set aside until dry and this starry slimline is ready to go!
Here's a list of the products used, please do reach out and let me know if you have any questions! Thanks & stay crafty!
Stamp Set: S2101 Every Thank You
Ink: Intense Black Ink Pad (Z4189) Green Apple Ink Pad (Z6513) Smoothie Ink Pad (Z6513) Peacock Ink Pad (Z2849) Charcoal Ink Pad (Z2831)
Papers: Slimline Card Base & Envelope (X257) White Daisy (1385) Thin Cut & Fussy Cut for YOU Sentiment & Cricut Cuts Bring back my Pack, Blossom (CC12208) - 3" x 8" Peacock Cardstock - (X5958) 8-1/4" x 3-1/4"
Embellishments: Diamond Stickles Glitter Gel (Z3563) Beistle Stars Confetti Tabletop (Amazon)
Tools: 3-D Foam Tape or Dots or Squares Adhesive