Birthday Wishes – Slimline Center Step Card

Birthday Wishes – Slimline Center Step Card

I must admit the whole “slimline card craze” has me a bit intimidated as there is so much card to decorate, but this step card design allowed me to focus on an area closer to the size with which I am used to working. (The center area is 6 x 4 inches.) Baby steps – lol!

The “Birthday Wishes” die is a Die-namics die from My Favorite Things. I also used the “Star Blast Edgelits” die from Stampin’ Up (retired?).

The striped paper is from a digital paper file by TheMockupLoft that I purchased on Etsy. The teal patterned paper is American Crafts (#320388). I also used Recollections heavy weight black, white, and Tranquil Teal from Gina K Designs.

Here is the template for creating my card base:

Start with an 8 1/2 x 8 inch panel.

The finished card is 8 1/2″ x 4″ that folds flat for mailing. It fits in a standard business envelope. (If you wish to create your own envelope with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, start with a 10 1/8 inch square, and make your first punch/score line at 3 1/2 inches.)

That wasn’t so scary after all!!

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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9 thoughts on “Birthday Wishes – Slimline Center Step Card

  1. Oh girl you crack me up, you intimated is not something I think of. Thanks for the layout and fantastic design eye candy. I am still avoiding this craze till a much latter date.

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  2. What an awesome card. And how clever of you to make a step card. Wow that was really jumping into the slimline craze with both feet. Thanks for including the diagram and information on the punchboard (though I’d probably use a business size envelope). Like Bonnie I’ve been avoiding the slimlines, though I have been admiring the ones that I’ve seen.

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  3. Beautiful card! And I’m with Bonnie, can’t imagine you intimidated with anything! Haven’t tried slimline cards yet, but thinking of trying for the kids Christmas cards as we send checks to them.
    Thanks for the pattern – think I will try “simple”!

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  4. A good idea to make the slimline work for you in a creative way. I too like the edger die you’ve used. Thanks for the template.

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