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4 posts categorized "Mini Slimline Card"

A Floral Monster-Book-of-Monsters?
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Sphoorti again!

 

Did the title of this post throw you off? It's weird, when I made this card, I had no plan, but in the end I started thinking it looks very similar to the Monster Book of Monsters from Harry Potter. Here's how it looks in case you don't remember: 

 

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What do you think? Am I completely off? Well, anyway, let's get into how I ended up with this card.

 

Do you all remember my post from September where I color blended over a hot-foiled panel? During that hot-foiling frenzy, I didn't quite use the right settings for one of the runs using the PSF809 Leaf and Tendril Hot Foil Plate and ended up with a panel that didn't entirely foil properly. It was patchy. I couldn't get myself to throw it away, so I color blended over it to see if that would make it any better. It helped a little, but it still looked as if something was wrong with it. Check out these close ups of the strips. See what I mean?

 

 

So I tried out this super cool technique that my awesome friend Rachel (@colourandsparkle) showed off in her reels—it’s all about getting creative with card stock, but like, in a fun way, not just shredding it to pieces! It’s similar to what Laura Bassen calls the "Stripping it up" technique. Rachel is all about that eco-friendly life, always finding ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. She took Laura's technique one step further and strips up random bits of card stock, old gift wrap, and pretty much any cute paper she can find, and turns them into these amazing cards. Seriously, you should see what she can do with just scraps—it’s so gorgeous! Check them out here: https://www.instagram.com/colourandsparkle/?hl=en

 

I thought I'd give it a shot and shredded the panel into very thin strips. I took some clear packaging tape and adhered it to my table with the sticky side facing up so that I could lay out the strips in order. If you look closely at the photo below, you'll see the packaging tape on the table.

 

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I wanted a random assortment of shapes and sizes and colors so I put them together willy-nilly. Then I cut out the bottom side of the strips. I ended up with tiny pieces that were left over, so I just kept continuing along the sides, decreasing in height as I went so it tapered off on both ends.

 

Originally, I thought I'd make a two fold card with the strips mounted up on foam tape, but somehow I decided to go with a tri-fold card using this panel as one of the three sides. I couldn't bring myself to throw away the leftover skinny strip that I cut out, so I adhered to the second panel on the inside like so:

 

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Then I adhered the main strip panel to the first flap of the card (I trimmed it slightly so that the strips look like they're floating and don't have any of the front panel / flap showing behind them). Oh, I also adhered an extra layer of card stock behind the skinny floating strips to give them some extra sturdiness.

 

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The unfinished card was sitting on my desk for weeks like this. I just did not know how to finish it up or what else to do. I felt like something was missing. Unexpectedly, I received the package of latest release products from Poppystamps store owner, Dave. One of the goodies included the 2580 Nordic Flourishes craft die, and it looked so pretty, I just started die cutting away. I didn't plan to use it on this card or anything. I just went on a die-cutting spree with all the Nordic beauties from the Poppystamps Winter 2023 Release.

 

I had a bowl-full of the flourishes sitting on my desk and one day I just absentmindedly placed some on the second panel (opposite side of the one I adhered the skinny inner strips to). It looked lovely, so I went with it! I adhered them in the areas where we could see the second panel.

 

 

I had die cuts of 2453 Freestyle Hugs die set and decided to use that as the sentiment.

 

Then came the toughest part of all, and that was the sentiment placement. After days of contemplating and second guessing myself I asked my friends, Claire and Tracy, which of the below orientations they like most.

 

 

They told me which one they liked most and that's the one I went with! The end result?

 

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I never expected to end up with such a card, but I absolutely love it! It was totally worth the wait, I think! I'm so glad I didn't throw away the scraps! Special thanks to Rachel, Claire, and Tracy for their ideas and support! The only problem is - how will I ever be able to replicate the patchy reversed foiled look? I guess that's the problem with repurposing junk and making it beautiful - you may not have more of the same junk to replicate in the future! Sigh. First world problems, I know.

 

I couldn't help but take a ridiculous amount of pictures to show the full effect and colors, so here's a lengthy scroll-able gallery of them in case you'd like to flip through.

 

 

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Doesn't this totally look like a pretty, pastelly version of the Monster Book of Monsters? Or is it just me?

 

Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below! Thank you for visiting and sticking with me through the end of my very long post!

 

Lots of Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

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Herd Birthday
Tiffany Pryce

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Hey friends! Tiffany here. I thought I'd make a departure from holiday cards and use the Whittle Forest Reindeer kit to create a winter-themed birthday card. Have you checked out this adorable kit yet? The little deer and evergreen trees can create the cutest scene cards. The kit comes with several dies and a coordinating sentiment stamp set so there are a lot of card design possibilities. Let's get into the details of how to create this card!

First, create a mini slimline card base measuring 6.25 x 3.25 inches from white card stock. Trim a panel of patterned paper from the Jolly Christmas paper pad to 2.75 x 5.75 inches. Matte the panel with a piece of dark red cardstock from the Berry Red paper pad.

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Next, with scissors trim two snowbanks from white cardstock. On the lowest snowbank, stamp a sentiment with black ink. Lightly ink blend the tops of the snowbanks with mint ink. Adhere the snowbanks in place with liquid glue and foam tape.

Die cut the pieces of the card - the trees and one deer. The trees were die cut from cardstock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror paper pad. And the deer was die cut from the Earth Neutral paper pad. The deer's hat was cut from the opposite of the patterned paper and the antlers were die cut from white cardstock and colored with brown dye ink. I added some shading to the deer with ink and cheeks with a copic marker.

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Adhere the trees to the card front and add Fairy Sugar glitter glue in Mint Frost to the tops of the snowbanks.

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Hope you liked the card! I think this would make a great masculine or gender neutral birthday card. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

 

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All the Happiness
Candice Crawford

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Hello there crafty friends! Hope you are all having a wonderful week. Today I am coming on the blog to share with you this beautiful floral card using products from our sister company, Memory Box. 

I am in need of a few thank you cards; so I decided to pull out this large 6x9 stamp set called All the Happiness from Memory Box to make a set of mini slim line cards. In addition to the floral stamp set, today's card, also uses the Memory Box Spring Plaid Slim sheets,  Stitched Rectangle Trimmings die set,  and the Joyful Moments stamp set for my sentiment. 

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Mini slim line cards are just as popular as the regular sized slim line cards. They measure 6.25 inches long by 7 inches wide and are scored at 3.5 inches. Mini slim line cards make great note cards and can easily fit a security business sized envelope.

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To begin, I stamped the floral image in Versamark ink onto a scrap pieces of white card stock and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detailed gold embossing powder. Next I took my Copic Markers and colored the floral image, then die cut the image using the coordinating die from the stamp set. 

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Next, I die cut the stitched rectangle from both a piece of white card stock and gold card stock. Since this die cuts a thin stitched frame. I paired the gold frame from the gold card stock with the inner piece of the frame cut from the white card stock. I sponged on some Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink onto the white panel, then stamped the sentiment from the Joyful Moments stamp set in Versafine Onyx ink. 

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Next, I trimmed the patterned paper to 6.25 inches x 3.5 inches and adhered it to my mini slim line card base with liquid adhesive. I then added the sentiment panel and the flowers to the card with 3M foam tape. Lastly I embellished the card with some gold metallic pearls from my stash. 

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 I hope you have enjoyed today's card project and found inspiration. I also hope that you will try making a slim line card for your next project. Until next time....Happy Crafting. 

Candice Floral Signature copy

 

 

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Sweet Friend Shaker Card
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafty friends! I’m finishing off my summer posts with this sweet ice cream shaker card. It’s still really hot where I live and am looking forward to the cooler fall temps!

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This card is a mini slimline, my first time making one! Using the Whittle Ice Cream Cone, I die cut it five times from white card stock.

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I took the cones and inked them up with Distress Ink. Here’s a little tip for you. To prevent your ink pads or die cuts from sliding around when you’re trying to ink blend, lay them on a Silpat or silicone baking mat. The texture of this mat grabs the ink pads and die cuts and keeps them in place. No more inky fingers! They are inexpensive at Amazon.

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They also come in this style. Works the same way.

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For the background of the ice cream I inked up a piece of white card stock with Distress Inks and spritzed it with Perfect Pearls for a little shimmer and texture.

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I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the cones and added foam tape. I used clear seed beads for my shaker bits then attached the rainbow inked panel on top.

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For the sparkly lines on the card front, I sprinkled clear iridescent glitter over two lines of double sided tape and burnished it in with my fingers.

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The sentiment was created with the Poetic Uppercase Alphabet. These letters are a great size for card fronts and the die cuts several of each letter at once. It’s a great way to customize your cards and it also comes in lowercase.

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I attached my panel to a light grey card base and it’s all done!

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This card could be used as a birthday card, missing you or just to say hello.

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Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a wonderful week!

Sue Floral Signature copy

 

 

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