Throwback Thursday: Authentique Imagine Tall and Skinny Birthday Card
Hello, Friends! For today’s installment of Throwback Thursday we are creating a tall and skinny birthday card with Authentique Imagine. This collection was released in 2017, and I fell for it immediately. A soft pink and minty green color palette grabbed me right away. Then throw in charming carousel images and I’m completely hooked! If you have this collection in your Closet of Shame, you might want to break it out and have a play. But even if you don’t, you’ll be able to use the tips and tricks included in this post.
Tall and Skinny Card Basics
Tall and Skinny (or Slimline) cards are a great way to use up narrow strips of designer paper. This slimline card base measures 3 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ with a side fold.
- First, score a 7 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ panel of white cardstock at 3 3/4″ on the short side to form th card base.
- Next, mat a 3 1/4″ x 7 3/4″ panel of the carousel horses pattern on a slightly larger panel of white cardstock.
- Now stitch or adhere this panel to a 3 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ panel of the dot patterned paper.
- Then back the 3×4 image with dimensionals and set aside momentarily.
Stack Your Scraps
Fishtail banners are also a great way to use up scraps of designer paper. I cut a big pile of them in various sizes with the off cuts I’d saved from previous projects.
- Adhere the largest (2 3/4″ x 4″) fishtail banner in the center of the card. M
- Next center a smaller striped banner and adhere over that.
- Now use a long skinny strip of green candy stripe paper in the center of that layer.
- Then adhere a shorter, wider carousel banner flag on the left side.
- Top this with 3 small pieces. Stagger the placement so that you can see the cut edge of each pattern.
- Now adhere the prepared image over the top of the banner flag stack.
- Finally, create a bow cluster with flowers and ribbon. Add some vintage corsage pins to the cluster as a finishing touch.
Add Some Details
- Heat Emboss a Reneabouquets Victorian Snowflake Doily with WOW Vintage Romance Embossing Powder.
- Next, place dimensionals on the back of the doily and adhere below the image.
- Top with a few Prima Hydrangea blossoms.
- Next, adhere a Reneabouquets Lissie Pink Premium Paper Glitter Glass Dragonfly on top of the flowers.
Attach a Prima Rose Quartz Paper Clip embellishment in the upper right hand corner. Top with a small Prima Fruit Paradise rosebud.
Now wrap the left hand side of the card with Iridescent Metallic String. Leave the tails long so that you can attach a key and birthday charm and still have enough length to tie a bow.
A Peek Inside
Decorate the inside of the card with designer papers and stickers from the collection. Add a blank panel for a photo or a note.
TIP: Sometimes a panel of paper is wide enough…but not long enough! Fix this problem by adding a pocket at the base of the panel. Now you have room to tuck in a tea bag, honey stick and bookmark.
Now the card is also a gift!
Top the bookmark with ribbon and a charm.
It’s such a good feeling to liberate pretty papers and embellishments from the Closet of Shame! Why not poke through your crafty stash today and see what older collections and supplies you can transform into lovely card or folio?
To see an older Authentique Imagine project, click HERE.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. You can find a linked supply list below this post.
Thanks for stopping by!
**Note: Throwback Thursday projects are created entirely with older papers and embellishments from my stash. Sometimes these items are no longer available for purchase. I will link whenever possible. I’m sure you can find a reasonable substitute in your own crafty stash. Thanks for understanding!
- Authentique Imagine 12×12 Paper Collection
- Other Embellishments