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13 posts categorized "Slimline Card"

A Summer Hug
by Nancy Penir

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I've been playing around with the slimline dies, Poppystamps has in the store, and love the Leafy Vines Slim Plate.

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My card today is for no one in particular, just a general 'Hugs' card. Who couldn't use a hug right now?

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Lots of bright summer colors, and happy flowers to brighten someone's day!

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My cardstock began it's life in white, and was transformed with Distress Oxide Inks, blended. I did the reverse color combo before die cutting the leafy vine.

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The Slimlines will fit any business size envelope, and mails with a regular stamp.

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Hope you give a slimline a try, if you haven't attempted one yet. 

Have a wonderful week, hope it's crafty!

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Leafy Vines Slim Plate
By Jeanne Jachna

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Do you love slimline style cards?  They're the "long drink of water" in the crafty world!  I like them because they're a little something extraordinary.  If you're a big fan too you'll want to check out the new Leafy Vines Slim Plate. 

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If you've visited me before you know I'm all about the color.  I couldn't resist trying this die in a different way.  I decided to do a rainbow inlay of all the pretty die cut pieces.  Yes.. this takes some time, and it's like piecing together a puzzle.. but OOOOOOOhhh  when you're done.... the smooth flat colorful inlay is total eye candy!

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I started by cutting the Leafy Vines Slip Plate from white card stock.  Next I cut a sheet of double sided tape and adhered it to the back of the panel.  Next I die cut each of the pieces in different colors of card stock.  This is a great way to use up some of your scraps.  I have all my scraps in a 9x13 baking tray sorted by color and always have them close at hand for small cuts on a rolling tray that I slide under my desk.   

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The sticky two sided tape makes it easy to place the pieces and keep them in place.  When the panel was completed I simply peeled off the back side of the adhesive and adhered the panel to my card base. 

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Another way to achieve this look would be to cut the die from white card stock just once and then ink each of the pieces before layering them in place.  

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A simple sentiment seemed like a good solution for this card since I didn't want to cover any of the beautiful inlay.  The Luscious Script Thanks with a gold glitter background was the perfect fit!

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Finished Size 8.75 x 3 7/8

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Intricate Butterflies
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a slimline card that is fairly quick to make when time is of the essence.

I started by die cutting the Leafy Vines Slim Plate from white cardstock and attaching it to my white card base. I like the simple elegance of tone-on-tone die cuts.

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Next I took the Intricate Butterflies and die cut two sizes (there are 4 to choose from) from white cardstock and inked them with Distress Inks. The large butterfly was inked with a darker shade of the same hue as the smaller butterfly.

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I sprayed the butterflies with shimmer spray and they sparkle so beautifully (the photo doesn't capture it)! Then I  layered them and I added a black gem to the body centre.

For contrast I decided to die cut the Brilliant Rings from black cardstock, added those to the card base with foam tape then adhered the butterflies to the rings. I really like how the colourful butterflies pop against the black!

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I took two separate sentiments from the Birch Press Blooming Spring stamp set and used them for my card. The stamp for the top sentiment actually reads “sending you hugs this” but I didn’t ink up “this” and now the two sentiments “sending you hugs, happiness and joy” work well together.

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I always enjoy making butterfly cards, I feel they work for many occasions and if you are ever stuck for a card design, repeating the same elements over is a great choice.

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Wishing everyone a crafty week!

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Two Colour Slimline Plate card.
by Pam Simpson

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Burgundy & Cream card..Simple quick card! we all need these sometimes..

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I have cut "Leafy Vine Slim Plate" 3 times and adhered these together, it gives a lovely depth to panel.  Adhered onto a Burgundy/Wine card the same size, ..I have used a cream card 1" inch wide strip, wrapped 1" inch linen ribbon around to the back, adhere using double sided tape..Next adhere to the panel..

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Next I cut in Cream and burgundy "Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frames..using 3 D foam tape placed on a slant, cream "Happy Birthday Flourish" , decorated with Orchard leaves. finished with a cream Linen double bow and gems..

Finished card 9"inches x 4" inches..

Thank you for stopping by and "Happy Easter" to you all Pam x.

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Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome! If you love bright, happy and spring color, you're in for a treat today! Nancy here and I've been playing with Poppystamps' newest release. Oh my, Spring Bliss!

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Have you created a slimline card yet? I'll share a secret with you, this is my first. Couldn't resist Poppy's new Leafy Vines Slim Plate. It packs a wow on a slim line card! Here's a quick and easy 'how to' for you.

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Here's a photo of measurements that will get you the base for a slim line card. 8" x 8 3/4", fold down the middle, and the beautiful Leafy Vines Slim Plate fits perfectly on the card's front, with a nice edged frame too.

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Then the fun begins! Pale Eastery pastel? Monotone single color? Or Bright no holds barred wake up color! Just had to celebrate the season's change with a bold punch of color for this card!

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My card's a slimline shaker with the new Farm Fresh Eggs cut from Glitter Card Stock moving around inside. I threw in some spring sequins too.

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Pretty much an afternoon of decorating bliss on the front of a card! The slim lines fit easily in a business size envelope, or you can find colors online on Amazon and many  hobby stores too.

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Hope you're inspired to try a slimline. Be sure to check out the Poppystamps' store for all the newest stamps and dies. And a big shoutout to our sister stores, Memory Box and Birch Press for their latest. New paper packs that will thrill! Hugs, all!

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Leafy Vines Two Ways
by Kim Singdahlsen

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There are slimline dies in the new spring release at Poppystamps!!  Today I am playing with the Leafy Vines Slim Plate. I had a number of ideas and just couldn't decide whether to use it vertically or horizontally so I did both!

Using it vertically felt like branches for birds.  Earlier this week there was amazing bird song outside my window (I'm in Colorado and it's winter so cheerful chirping birds are very unusual.)  I am lucky enough right now to be working from home so I threw open my window and reveled in the sound.  Also this week people in my neighborhood have been posting pictures of cardinals.  I've never seen a cardinal in Colorado.  The pictures have been so amazing with brilliantly red cardinals sitting on snowy bird feeders.  So you can see I had birds on my mind.

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I used a soft blue background then cut my Chirping Birds out of a variety of bright colors. This was such a fun and cheerful card to make!  The sentiment is also brand new - Happy Birthday Poe Script.  I am very picky about the look of my sentiments and how it fits the card, and I think this is a perfect match.  The sentiment is cut out of black glitter paper in keeping with the celebration.

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Besides branches for birds, I also envisioned a tangle of growth - like wildflowers.  So my next card is horizontal and backed with green which I splattered with white and sparkles to give it a magical, sun-splattered look.

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One of the other amazing new die sets is the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set.  It is stunning done as an easel with all of the layers.  Check out this post by Pam to see all of the amazing detail.  It's a big sets of dies - the easel, the leafy background, multiple flowers and butterflies.  If I'm going to get a big set like this, I want multiple ways to use it.  So for my card, I just used the flowers and butterflies.  I didn't even layer them up like in the linked card by Pam; I kept them looking like simple wildflowers.  I did a loose stripe of flowers/butterflies across the center then used the new Splendid Happy Easter die cut from a new Memory Box glitter pad - Graceful Garden.

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These were very fun cards to make.  I love the cheerful colors of the birds, flowers and butterflies as they play in the vines! Of course, this vine can also be very elegant - see this post by Marybeth.  I look forward to making more cards with the vines and I'll definitely make easel cards with the fern and daisy set.  The spring release is full of gorgeous products!

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