15 posts categorized "Slimline Card"

Three Window Unicorn Card
by Janet Katz

Poppystamps 3 window unicorn card

The Poppystamps Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit is amazingly flexible. It has 2 unicorns with 3 different manes, horns, wings, a heart, stars, a rainbow, clouds. It's like if Lucky Charms cereal was a die kit (and a set of stamps)! I love slimline cards. I use the 3.5 x 8.5" card as my slimline measurements.  I started by cutting out one rainbow in toned-down shades of cardstock. The rainbow die simply cuts 6 rainbow-shaped stripes, so there is still a need to glue the stripes down side by side to either your main card, or to another piece of small cardstock. This last one is what I did. I promptly cut my rainbow in half to use in 2 different windows.
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Next, I used a circle punch to punch three 2" holes in a piece of heavy white cardstock. Then I chose 3 pieces of blue cardstock for the sky backgrounds and punched out one 2.5" circle from each of them. Next, I used almost all the dies in the kit to cut 3 unicorns, 4 clouds, a moon and 3 stars.
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I played around with the different scenes I could create inside and outside the windows. When I'd made my decisions, I glued the three blue 2.5" circles I punched out onto the card front. I used the panel with the three circle windows to guide me in what I put where. I glued the background "scenes" directly onto the blue circles. Next, I glued the foreground pieces, like the unicorns, the moon and 1 cloud onto the front of the white panel. My unicorns had glittery white wings and horns, and manes I colored with a pale purple marker. Finally, I used foam adhesive to pop up the front panel onto the decorated card. My last move was to heat emboss the sentiment onto black cardstock with white embossing powder and glue it to the card front.
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Have you made a slimline card lately? If you haven't tried the format yet, I highly recommend it. And so do my unicorns.

Janet Floral Signature copy



Snowflake Joy
by Kim Singdahlsen

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My card is to wish you Double Diamond Snowflake Joy!!!  (The card uses the Diamond Snowflake and the Double Joy dies - thus the Double Diamond Snowflake Joy!) 

The Diamond Snowflake is absolutely gorgeous. It includes two layers which could be used separately but I layered them, and then left the very tips unadhered so they had dimension. The inside of each snowflake is all about the beautiful pastel glitters in the in the Memory Box Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad. There's amazing sparkle in these pads.

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The Double Joy is a large "joy" including an outline.  For my card I did the outline in glitter black and then did the inside in vellum so the snowflakes peeked through.

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Finally, as if all of that glitter wasn't enough, I added some clear crystals to frame the top and the bottom of the "joy". 

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The snowflake has so many potential uses.  I love this snowflake and I'm already thinking about thank you cards after Christmas.   I think I'll do the same layout but with a diecut thank you along the bottom or a sentiment stamped on a strip.

Wishing you "Double Diamond Snowflake Joy"!Kim Floral Signature copy



Woodsy Hugs
by Janet Katz

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I just love this Luscious Script Hugs die set. "Hugs" is such a short but appropriate sentiment for birthdays, get well, cheer up, and sympathy. The set comes with both the word and the offset background die. I wanted to make a slimline card (3.5 x 8.5") and decided on a tailored, masculine look using plaid, gold and navy blue cardstock.  I pieced them together to make long mats, hiding the seams behind the word.  More on how I did this below. I decided to soften up the sentiment by using a couple of my favorite dies -- the Floral Cluster and the Orchard Leaves. Finally, I added some gold liquid pearls to parts of the flowers and the background. I adhered everything together and attached the panel to a folded piece of beige cardstock as the card base.
Here's how I "stretched" my 6x6" paper. I used a single sheet from the plaid paper pad and cut it in half. I had a little notch in one piece from where the hanger hole was.
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I had my work cut out for me because I needed a piece that was exactly 3x8" to mat onto the gold piece. I also needed to hide a seam on a diagonal and match the plaids up. First, I took my two 3x6" pieces, overlapped them and taped them together with removable tape, making sure that the notch was going to get cut off or not show behind the die cut. Next, I figured out the angle I wanted the "hugs" at to fit across the card with little to nothing of the die cut hanging off the left and right edges. Then, I made a pencil line and made the cut.
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The two pieces fit together and made a piece much longer than the 8" I needed.  Finally, I decided I wanted my sentiment to sit about 1/3 of the way from the top, so I cut off a little from the top and bottom of my plaid piece so the seam would land just where I wanted the sentiment to land.
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I used the same trick with my navy blue cardstock, but without needing to match a pattern or avoid a notch. However, I made a mistake. I neglected to place my navy blue seam at the same place as my plaid seam and cut all my extra length off of one end of my long navy piece. I was relieved when I was still able to make it work and cover the 2 seams.
Janet Floral Signature copy





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. 


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.


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. 


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. 


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. 


 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





Crystal Lingo
by Sue McRae


Happy Monday crafters! I have two colourful cards today using the Crystal Lingo stamp set.

I started by heat embossing the cool geometric slim line rectangle shape twice in clear embossing powder on watercolour paper.


To ink the designs I took my Distress Inks and just swiped and smooshed them onto the panels. One panel was done in rainbow colours, the other in green, aqua and blue. I then liberally sprayed each piece with water and let it dry on its own.


For the rainbow card I die cut the Marzipan Alphabet from black cardstock to create the word because. I like the fun shapes of these letters and the added cut lines the dies create for each letter. It’s a great detail and adds texture to the letters. It is kind of hard to see this on the black cardstock.


To finish off this card I stamped the sentiment and added a bunch of Fairy Jewels that match the Distress Inks perfectly.


For the birthday card I stamped the sentiment in black ink on white cardstock and coloured the letters with two shades of yellow Copics. There are matching dies for the sentiments making it quick to get a close cut for the words. To finish off this card I added clear Fairy Drops.


Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a great crafty week!

Sue Floral Signature copy





Seasons Change
by Janet Katz


Happy fall, everyone! Cooler weather is just beginning to creep into central Texas and I’m here for it. For my first project as a new design team member, I wanted to design a slimline card, which typically measures 3.5” x 8.5” when folded. I started with the lovely Soaring Tree Frame cut from kraft cardstock. 

I used gold, burgundy, and rust cardstock with the Floral Cluster die, cutting off the tiny leaves on the edges and adhering them to the tree. Next, I die cut the adorable Pile of Pumpkins (I adore pumpkins!) from some deep orange cardstock.

I knew I wanted a snowy background and the Snowspeckle Washi Tape worked perfectly. I’d never worked with washi tape this wide, and found it easiest to adhere the leading edge of the tape to my plastic table top and then unroll it. This way I could measure what I wanted and get a smooth application by just putting my cardstock onto the sticky side. 



I used a medium blue cardstock and cut the washi-covered piece down to just fit behind the tree. I used the same blue for the card base. I used a plain circle die to create the green hill, and then I swiped Versamark ink on the tops of pumpkins, the hill, and in one area of the tree. I heat embossed with white embossing powder to give it the look of snow. I went over a few more branches with a white gel pen. 


I adhered all these pieces together along with the washi-covered background, and then used my same fall-colored cardstock to die cut Orchard Leaves. I cut apart these to make a nice variety of leaves for the card front. I used foam adhesive tape to pop up the snowy scene and added a computer printed sentiment. I hope you enjoyed this card, and I hope the beauty and cooler temperatures of fall are waiting just outside your front door.

Janet Floral Signature copy