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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Santa hats on a slimline...

 I really enjoy making the slimline cards that are currently so popular. I just wish we could get two card bases out of a letter-size piece of cardstock. 

Here's one that I made recently:

I used a special die that is specifically for slimline cards to make the top panel with the three apertures.

I put some double sided tape behind the leaf-like openings around each circle. Then after adhering this white piece to the green panel, I sprinkled some glitter over these tiny openings and burnished it into the exposed tape.

The Santa hats were die-cut and then the red and white parts were glued together. I added a little glitter to the white portions of each hat. The center sentiment was made using several dies from different sets--a circle die, sentiment die and holly die. The hats and the center sentiment were all popped up on foam squares.

After stamping my inside sentiment, I added another Santa hat at a jaunty angle. This card measures 4" X 8 1/2" and fits nicely into a business size envelope.

I like how this one turned out, so I hope to make more of these cards for next year.

We had planned to visit my daughter, who lives 9 blocks away, on Christmas morning, but that has now been called off. They had a visitor in their home a couple of days ago, and a day or so after the visit, she (the visitor) tested positive for COVID-19. My daughter and her family are now quarantining just in case one or more of them contracted the virus during that visit. We are sad we won't be able to get together, but we so appreciate their care and concern for us and others. We're just praying that none of them gets sick.

I hope all of you have a very merry Christmas and a healthy and joyous New Year!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



designbydonna said...

Cute card. I haven't jumped on the slimline bandwagon yet but admire all the cards being created in that style. I'm sorry you didn't get to be with your family but I am glad they found out about the positive test before you went there.. We too are alone as our families are way more than 9 blocks away. We had a nice facetime with our son and watched the 11 month old granddaughter open our gift. Not the same as hugs but okay.

Lynette said...

What a great card, Cheryl! I'm so sorry about your daughter's family. I hope they all remain healthy. What a bummer you couldn't get together with them, but I'm glad you are staying safe.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Love those Santa hats! Very cute card!

The holidays haven't been the same at all. So sorry that your daughter's family found it necessary to quarantine. I'm sure they were just as disappointed as you! Here's to a a much better 2021! We certainly all need it.

Glittered Paws said...

Cute cute, and love the slimline die. I have made a few slimline cards and really enjoy it and have 2 slimline dies. We were unable to go to granddaughters house for Christmas as she had Covid. Miss seeing the little people - but we facetimed and they and we enjoyed it. We will see them in January.