Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card

Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card Spellbinders Cinch and Go Blooms by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Make & Take Tuesday: Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card Dies and Flower Shaping Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday and we’re going to make this super sweet Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card.  I have some new Spellbinder Dies to share with you, and we’re going to explore some flower-shaping techniques together.  It’s a jam-packed Make & Take Tuesday! Grab a cuppa and a snack, and let’s get this party started!

Mini Slimline Precision Dies

If you’re a cardmaker, you probably spend a good bit of time measuring and matting layers. Getting the width of those mats “just so” takes a lot of time.  So I was thrilled to discover the new Spellbinders Mini Slimline Dies.  Part of the Precision Layering Basics line, this set of 12 thin metal dies creates precise layers for your mini slimline card. It will cut perfectly spaced layers of 1/8-inch. When you combine the A set with the B set, you will achieve a 1/16-inch border. No more measuring, the work is done for you! Oh, happy day!

You can also use the dies to create accent layers on your cards, as I did here.  Here’s how I put this sweet and simple card together:

  • First, cut a 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base from sage cardstock.
  • Next, score the base at 3 1/2″ and 7″.  This will create a 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ mini slimline card with a 1 1/2″ pocket flap on the inside.
  • Now cut a dark green mat layer using the largest A die.
  • Then cut a sage check layer using the largest B die, and stitch the 2 layers together.
  • Create the accent panel the same way, only this time use the #6 dies from each set.
  • Back the accent layer with foam tape, center and adhere to the card.
  • Locate the letter board ephemera bit.  Glue 2 banner bits on the left hand side,  back with foam tape and adhere on the left hand side of the accent panel.
  • Now back the circle sentiment with foam tape and adhere over the letter board.
Handmade Flowers with Cinch and Go Blossoms

Spellbinders Classically Becca Cinch and Go Blooms by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The Make & Take Tuesday tutorial will show you how to make these pretty posies using the Cinch and Go Blossoms from the new Classically Becca release.  Becca’s flowers are always so easy to make.  And they are versatile!  You probably saw the white cluster flowers I shared last week on my Carta Bella Flora 4 Friendship Folio.  Well, today, we’re shaping these lovely blossoms a whole different way!

A Peek Inside

How much do we love the patterned papers in this Gather at Home Collection?  If you love pretty florals, cute mugs and country style pitchers, you need to check this collection out.  It’s wonderful!

Here’s the little treat wallet that I tucked inside the pocket of this sweet and simple card.  Make the pocket by folding the extra flap up.  Secure the sides with folded paper gussets.  Easy peasy!

Make & Take Tuesday Flower Shaping Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at the goodies I used to make this card and see how I shaped the Cinch and Go Blossoms, please enjoy this little video tutorial.

I hope this post has brightened your day and inspired you to dig into your crafty stash to create something beautiful today!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





6 thoughts on “Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card

  1. Susan Steele

    Beautiful slimline mini!!! Luv the inside …but the outside is so beautiful with those sweet pink cinch and go blooms! Which you make them look so incredibly easy to make …I believe maybe I just might can! Thank you Kathy for all the inspiration! And never would of thought of using black and white houndstooth ribbon on the cover …perfect! …it does give it such a homey feel! Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. kconner1961

    I love making my own flowers. Have you tried spritzing them with water and then letting them dry before putting them together? They end up hard and won’t mash as easily.

  3. Joni E

    Another awesome video! Thanks for sharing the lovely card-It reminds me of Spring during these snowy days. The flowers look so easy to make when you are making them, I will definitely have to try them myself.

  4. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a gorgeous card. As you might imagine I am in love with Carta Bella. They have the most beautiful colors and patterns in their collections. I love the soothing blues and floral motifs in your card. And your flowers are absolutely gorgeous and the pinks are a lovely contrast to the blues. One of these days I’m going to try stitching on my cards. It adds such a great effect. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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