A Special Fold Slimline Card for Andrew’s Birthday

My son’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago. We waited until he visited this weekend to celebrate a belated Easter and birthday together! I find it harder to buy for my son the older he gets! (I also find it hard to believe that I have a 35 year old son!!!! LOL) He lives in Rhode Island and even though our recent move made the drive easier and a bit closer; the tolls add up fast! So this year we decided to gift him with an E-ZPass (hoping he will come visit more often). I love to make my cards coordinate with the gift so I pulled out some retired Designer Series Paper (World of Good) for his card.
Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays masculine slimline card with World Of Good Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love this simple layout for a masculine card! I created a slimline card with a pocket so I could fit the E-ZPass application inside. (You can do the application process online if you have the vehicle registration information but I wanted to enclose his “gift” inside the card.) *This slimline pocket card works great if you want to enclose a check, cash, or “coupon”  inside. (We sometimes make our own coupon gifts, “Good For….”.)  This card design makes it easy to change up the DSP for a feminine card, wedding card, etc.
Stampin' Up! Balloon Adventures slimline masculine card with inside pocket holder for cash or check - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The inside sentiment is from one of my favorite retired stamp sets, Balloon Adventures. It was the perfect choice to go with this “travel” gift set. I like to change it up and add a little more interest by stamping on DSP when possible. I cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.
Here’s the details to make this card:


  • Card Base – Basic Black: 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 3 1/2 and 7
  • Designer Series Paper – Front of Card: 3 1/4 x 5 1/8, cut 2 @ 3 x 1 5/8
  • Designer Series Paper – Inside card: 1/2 x 8 1/2 (pocket), 3 x 4 1/2 (sentiment)
  • Designer Series Paper – Envelope: cut 3 @ 1 x 3 1/2


  1. Fold and burnish card base. Staple inside pocket on ends. Cover staples with DSP strip.
  2. Stamp sentiment on DSP. Adhere the 3 DSP pieces to front of card. *I added a special touch using Black Matte Dots to the map DSP to show the travel route from state to state.
  3. Stamp sentiment on DSP, cut with Stitched Rectangle Die, adhere inside card.
  4. Adhere DSP strips to the front of the envelope.

Stampin' Up! Celebrating You Slimline envelope and Love You Always Treat Box - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I am so glad Stampin’ Up! has added slimline envelopes to the product line! The slimline envelopes come in packs of 15 (5 each of 3 colors: Soft Succulent, Smoky Slate, White). And the best part is you don’t have to pay extra postage to mail this size card!
Stampin' Up! Slimline envelopes - visit juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering information - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
We always packs treats when we take a road trip. I made my son’s favorite handmade treats, Chocolate Pretzel M&M’s. I know he will enjoy these on the drive back home.
Stampin' Up! Celebrating You Slimline envelope and treat box - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
*I’ve shared this quick & easy treat before.  If you want the recipe Click HERE.
Do you have a favorite travel treat? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below. Mine is orange tootsie pops! I only buy them when we travel!

I hope I inspired you to create this simple slimline card.  Grab some DSP and give it a try!

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6 thoughts on “A Special Fold Slimline Card for Andrew’s Birthday

  1. What a great card and gift for your son! You have given me so much inspiration with today’s card. My son’s b’day is coming up soon and I am going to make him a slimline card, my first attempt. Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you Pat!!! This makes me smile! Let me know how your slimline card turns out! Would love to see a pic!

  2. Great card! I really like how you decorated the envelope, and I do appreciate you use (and acknowledge) retired products, especially paper. I have lots of retired papers and it inspires me to see them used, new ideas are always welcome! Thank you for the link to the recipe, I am going to make some, thinking mini peanut butter cups would be tasty too as well as Rolo.

    1. Thanks Lynne! I love patterned paper and have quite the “collection”. You never know when you need it for the perfect card/gift! I know many others love and keep retired paper and stamps too! We are not alone! LOL I have a hard time letting go of sentiment stamp sets the most! I like to find the perfect saying to personalize each card!

      OOOhhhh….mini peanut butter cups sound delicious! Let me know how they turn out!!!

  3. Jeanie this card is soooo cute. What a wonderful idea.! I’m going to incorporate some parts of it for my sons’ b-day cards. One loves to golf so will include a gift card for a round of golf at our course in our subdivision. The other I’m will have to think about….. great illustration of your love for your son!

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