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25 posts categorized "Slimline Card"

Slimline Adelaide Snowflakes Card
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

It's Sphoorti, and I only have one card for you today, and it's such an easy one to make - you can whip it up in 30 minutes, tops!

 

I started off with the 2531 Adelaide Snowflakes craft die and cut some silver mirror, copper mirror, silver glitter, and gold glitter card stocks from the Glitter and Mirror pad assortments Poppystamps has.

 

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I took a card base long enough to fit the five snowflakes and adhered the gorgeous snowflakes in a staggered fashion along the x-axis.

 

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I hot foiled PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 on some white card stock with copper colored foil and chose the "You are the best" sentiment from it. I matted the sentiment with some silver glitter card stock.

 

 

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I had some glitter washi tape that slightly matched one of the snowflakes, so I lined the card base with it along the top and bottom edges.

 

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And you know what? That was it! So easy, yet so elegant and festive!

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? I'd love to hear from you! Thank you for visiting! See you soon!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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Soaring Tree Valentine
by Janet Katz

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I am still totally smitten with the Soaring Tree Frame from Poppystamps. It is adorable and oh-so flexible on regular, slimline or mini slimline cards. Here I used it as the centerpiece on a mini slimline Valentine. First, I cut the tree frame out with heavyweight, white cardstock. Next, I wanted some small hearts to look like the leaves of the tree. I found exactly what I was looking for in the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit. One of the included dies cuts both a small and a large "whittle" heart. I cut a lot of these out from a big variety of pink and coral cardstock including some pearlescent cardstock from the Memory Box Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad - the 6 x 6" pad has both shiny, mirror paper and pearlescent paper in the same color. I found some beige, dotted paper and some pink, gingham paper in my stash and decided on those for a background.
 
 
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After making all my die cuts, I used foam tape on the back of the Soaring Tree Frame and attached it to the dotted paper that I had cut to the same size. Next, I added all my hearts, minus the one on the sentiment. I used tweezers to get things just in the right spot. I adhered a rectangle of the gingham paper to a blush pink cardbase and then adhered the framed tree with hearts to the front. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit on a piece of white cardstock and cut it with angled edges as shown, leaving a bit extra on the right end to glue the final heart. I attached the sentiment and the last tiny heart to the front.
 
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Small valentine cards are so much fun to make, but probably more fun to send.
 
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Joy Throughout the Year
by Kim Singdahlsen

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Poppystamps has so many amazing dies that I was able to put together a slimline card full of joy throughout the year!

I started with Stacked Joy but instead of using the full stack, I used the insides of the "J" and the "Y". Then I went through my stash looking for dies to represent the seasons that were appropriately sized for the letters. With the wide variety of dies often with images in multiple sizes, it turned out to be easy.  The snowflake is the new Adelaide Snowflakes which has four sizes of snowflakes. Then Intricate Cut Butterflies also with four sizes. The Fanciful Fall Leaves doesn't have four sizes, but it does have four shapes (plus a couple of acorns) so I used the one that most looked like an "O". For Christmas, I used the Layered Holly Leaf Trio but I didn't layer it and I only used one of the leaves.  I adore the look of the holly with its layers, but it wasn't a consistent look with the rest of the dies.

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I used slightly different proportions than a standard slimline card.  First, I did not want the JOYs getting lost on the card so I cut the woodgrain slightly narrower at 3". Then I wanted a bit more color so when I cut my card base, it is 3 1/2" on the bottom, but the top is trimmed to 3" to fit the card front which leaves 1/2" showing. Then I got a bit lazy, top to bottom the card is 8". I did this so my little 1/2" wide colored strips could each be 2" long and they would fit in an 8" card. Here's the inside along with the sentiment from Christmas Sparkle that inspired all of this.

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I love the meaning of this card. The sentiment was my inspiration and the beautiful dies made it all come together!

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Don't forget - there are sales going on!  Both at Poppystamps and our sister company Birch Press Design! Enjoy!!

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A Polar Bear Slimline
by Janet Katz

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The Whittle Polar Bears die is another of the amazing Christmas releases for 2022. I wanted to create a night sky that had more "movement" than solid cardstock. I started with a piece of 140lb watercolor paper that was 3.5" x 8.5", the typical measurements for a slimline card. I used Distress Spray Stain in Uncharted Mariner on some watercolor paper, spritzing and drying between layers and using a little water to thin out color in a few places.
 
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After my background was finished (and my fingers were dark blue), I used both the polar bears die and the new Proper Merry Christmas die with 110lb white cardstock. I only used the outline portion of the Merry Christmas. I had some aqua-colored extra-fine glitter paper and hand cut an ice floe (different than an iceberg) for my bears to sit on. I lightly inked the bottom of the two bears with a pale aqua ink. I tried a variety of different papers to stand in for the ocean - navy with hand-drawn white caps, black glitter, white, light blue - and finally decided on a dusty navy blue.
 
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I cut a 1" x 8.5" piece and glued it to the bottom of my watercolor panel. I glued my ice floe on top and then adhered the bears with foam adhesive. I adhered the Merry Christmas outline directly to the watercolor piece, and finished the card with Poppystamps' Pastel Jewels.
 
Here's to enjoying a starry night with someone you love.
 
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The Wicked Witch of the West
by Janet Katz

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The first time I saw the new Witches Shoe die from Poppystamps, I immediately thought of the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. I didn't like that movie as a small child and I would hide behind the TV every time the witch came on TV. I figured she couldn't see me that way. Fast forward to now.
 
I toyed around with the idea of creating the famous image of the house on the legs and then I dove in to see if it would work. I chose a slimline design that measures 3.5" x 8.5". I knew I needed legs to make my design and there are no leg dies. I printed a simple illustration from the internet and did that old trick many of us learned in elementary school. I scribbled with a pencil over the backside of the image and then put it scribble side down on a piece of 110lb. white cardstock. Then I traced over one leg. When I lifted my image from the cardstock, I could see a faint line that I could cut along. I cut out two legs. Next, I cut strips of 65lb. black cardstock to create the look of black and white striped tights. I glued them on the legs and then cut off all the excess along the edges of both legs. I inked the bottom edge of the legs just a tiny bit to provide a shadow.
 
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I die cut two Witches Shoes with the new Poppystamps die from red glitter cardstock from the Memory Box Glitzy Glitter 6 x 6 pad. I decided to leave off the extra "collar" piece at the top edge of each shoe. I created the buckle from red and black glitter paper. To make the whole stocking and shoe ensemble work, I had to trim the feet on my legs just a little to fit it behind the shoe (ouch!). When it looked right, I adhered them together.
 
I used some yellow ink, yellow cardstock, and an embossing folder I had in my stash to create the yellow brick road. Next, I cut up strips from a sheet of cream Woodgrain Paper to create the siding of the house. I inked the edges with a brown ink and then glued one to the next by overlapping each piece just a little.
 
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I struggled with what to use for the whole card base and decided on green for grass. I used the brand new Pine Needle Shoots die in a slightly darker green to make grass shoots, adhering some with foam tape for dimension. What a flexible die!
 
Finally, I put everything together to create my Wicked Witch Scene. My sentiment was computer printed and die cut with the largest Word Balloons die.
 
I was thrilled to be able to shoot my photos on a vintage copy of the Wizard of Oz, owned by a relative many years ago.
 
When did you first see The Wizard of Oz?
 
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Boo
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there crafters, Candice here on the blog today sharing a slimline Halloween card using a few new products from Poppystamps. Slimline cards are a lot of fun to make and they are pretty easy too. 

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Today's card is using the new Ghost die from the new Halloween Assemblage die set along with the Boo sentiment from the new Boo Poe Script die. I die cut the ghost three times from white cardstock and the sentiment was die cut six times in two. Three times from white cardstock and three times from black cardstock. I then layered the black cardstock on top of the white cardstock with liquid glue slightly off center to create a shadow for the sentiment. 

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For the background of my card, I used my Distress Oxide Ink in Black shoot along with a blending brush to create a spooky cloudy night sky. I then used a black Sharpie marker and drew freehand a few bats to my background scene. 

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Next I adhered the die cut ghosts to the card with some 3m foam tape. Lastly I added the layered Boo sentiments to the card with some liquid adhesive. I really liked how my card came together. I tend to gravitate more towards cutesy Halloween cards, more so than spooky and scary halloween cards. I categorized this card as "cutesy" Halloween.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you enjoyed this card share and found inspiration. Unit next time crafters, happy crafting. 

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