Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial AND a Giveaway!

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m guest designing for Little Birdie Crafts with this “Celebrate Life” Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial.   Tall and Skinny cards are trendy right now, and for good reason: they are fun to make, give you lots of room to add embellishments, and they are a nice change of pace from the standard square or rectangular card.

This one measures 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ with a 3/4″ spine.  I needed to add that chunky spine to accommodate the box pocket inside!

In the video tutorial, I’ll show you how to create the card base using a single sheet of designer paper from the “Celebrate Life” collection.  I’ll also share  how to repair a BIG MISTAKE (which I made!) with a simple fix.

We’ll put the front of the card together piece by piece to  make it easy for you to reproduce the finished project.

Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Would you like to learn how to make this fun box style pocket?  It’s easier than you might think, and I’ll show you how in the video below.

Once you’ve made the box pocket, you can fill it up with lovely treats.  I like to call this type of card “a party in a box.”  They make great gifts!

Little Birdie Crafts Gift Card Giveaway

Yes, you read that correctly!  Little Birdie Crafts has a $30 gift card for one lucky crafter!  Here’s what you have to do to be entered into the random drawing:

  • First, Like and Follow Little Birdie Crafts on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Sign up for the Little Birdie Crafts BLOG.
  • Watch the video on my YouTube Channel; Like and Subscribe.
  • Visit the Little Birdie Crafts online store and take a look around. Then tell me what you would like to purchase if you win the $30 gift card.

You’ll get one entry in the drawing for completing each of the above tasks.  Let me know in the comments below which tasks you completed. I’ll enter all the names in a random drawing, so the more tasks you complete, the better your chance is of winning!

This giveaway is open until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, March 9th, 2020.  The winner will be announced on my Kathy by Design Facebook page YouTube Channel and Instagram account on Tuesday, March 10th.  Good luck!

Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial on YouTube


You’ll find a linked supply list for this project below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!




14 thoughts on “Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial

  1. Helen

    This is so sweet, Kathy. Like the pastel colors of these papers. The variety of designs (especially the pop-out circles) make this Little Birdie paper pack an easy way to create cards. As always, I appreciate your video tutorial. tfs-Hugs.
    PS. Noticed the question above…I’m thinking of making this card design in a size that fits a small flat rate postal box for mailing to prevent any smashing. Any other ideas are appreciated.

  2. Susan Steele

    Oh my, my! Yes to a Party in a Box! This is just adorable! I luv these Celebrate Life papers and the matching flowers are just gorgeous! And of course I hit like on your YouTube channel and subscribed to the Little Birdie Blog and Instagram …I’ve been missing out, I can see! Thanks so much for sharing your talents …and helping us correct our mistakes! Lol! Hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a lovely, “delicious” card! Makes me want a cupcake too. LOL I really like the design of this card, it allows you to do so much on the front with your beautiful embellishments. As always the inside is just gorgeous and filled with such sweet treasures. What a fantastic gift this will make. Little Birdie has some really beautiful paper collections, not to mention their flowers! Thank you for showing us how you made it! Hugs!

  4. Dana Roepke

    Beautiful card – I like this size and layout and really enjoyed the tutorial. I went and subscribed to the Little Birdie blog, FB and Instagram and have been shopping for some of their beautiful chipboard pieces. Thanks again for a great tutorial 🙂

  5. Cheryl Wells

    Gorgeous card – love the wide, skinny design and as always it is embellished perfectly!!

  6. Julie Draewell

    Thank you so much for sharing your gift with me (us all ) love the shabby colors of this collection also thank you little birdie for a chance to win

  7. Rose Johnson

    Such a lovely card! I would love to try their paints and also those beautiful flowers from viewing their website!! Now following them on FB and Instagram and their blog!! Have been a follower of yours for quite awhile – love your videos!!

  8. Priscilla Hughs

    This is delightful and fun to watch you put it all together! Will definitely check out their blog…thanks again for sharing your creativity!

  9. Sherry Somers

    So pretty! Little Birdie has so many cute things. I would buy the chalk paints and the By the sea paper. If I was rich Id buy all the papers. They are just gorgeous! I also have a question. When you make the big cards or the 5×7 folios, do you make an envelope or do you just hand it to people?

    1. driskeljr

      This card is just gorgeous! I would by all of the products used on it and other collections as well. I’ve got some that I purchased last fall that have pumpkins, which I just love.

  10. Betsy

    Kathy, this is gorgeous! I see me attempting this over the weekend. One question……is there an envelope that fits this size or do we make our own?

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