The challenge today on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog is 'Skinny Cards' where the card front measures 3.5'' x 5.5''. (This is the size of card stock left over when you cut a 5''x 5'' card from an 8''x 11'' piece of card stock.)
I've not really tried making cards this small before, and as I am playing with the dies from Karen Burniston's new Pop it Ups collection for Elizabeth Craft Designs, I thought I would experiment with her new Butterfly Pivot die.
The new Pivot dies and Pop-up dies allow you the flexibility of choosing from many card base sizes (as long as it fits through the Die Cutting machine), and I found it worked just fine in my little 3.5'' tall card!
I used butterflies from the same Butterfly Pivot Card set, and also from the Butterfly Accessory set to decorate the card.
All the papers are from Crate Paper's Flea Market collection.
I also used the banner from Karen's 'Banner & Borders' Thinlit set, from her Sizzix Snippets collection.
I glued twine onto one side, and added little bunting flags on foam pads, plus a sentiment from a Tim Holtz stamp.
The left-hand butterfly pivots round so that it shows through to the card front, making the front really easy to decorate.
Some of products used: