Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Slimline Card: A Tea Party in a Box Card
Hello, Friends! Polka dots, buttons and tea….that’s the theme of this Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Slimline Card. I’m thinking we could all use a little happy right about now. And these cheery teacups and teapots make my heart smile. I hope they make your heart smile, too!
This 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ slimline card is just so full of happy! I’ve paired up LemonCraft “Delicious” papers with black micro gingham ribbonfrom Really Reasonable Ribbon. Cheery red flowers and cherry red buttons tie it all together beautifully.
Sometimes, you just need to throw yourself a tea party, right? So this cute card has a tea party for one tucked inside the interior pocket.
It’s hard not to smile when you pull all these goodies out to enjoy! What a perfect way to say Happy Valentine’s Day, or Happy Birthday, or Get Well, or Thanks! If you’d like to learn how to create this box style card base, you can check out THIS TUTORIAL.
I hope you’re having a good week! It’s busy here, and I’ve got to get back to it, but I just had to pop in and share this happy little card with you. (It’s available in my ETSY shop.)
To see more cards made with this paper collection, please click HERE.
Authentique Hooray Birthday Chorus Slimline Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! Can you hear the piping voices of the sweet children on this Authentique Hooray Birthday Chorus Slimline Card? The retro red and aqua color palette of this card is certainly music to my ears. How about you? Especially the pops of red from Really Reasonable Ribbon’s January Ribbon Club Assortment!
Because slimline cards measure 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ , I had plenty of room for the birthday chorus. To fussy cut them from Hooray 1, leave a straight line along the bottom edge, but trim around the top and sides. Then pop them up on foam tape or other dimensionals to really make them stand out.
One of my favorite ribbon tricks is to create a layered border from ribbon. This time, layer Random Hearts Red Grosgrain ribbon over Poppy Red Satin with a grosgrain edge behind the Birthday Chorus. This draws the eye to the black and white focal image and helps it to pop off the page. Tie everything together with Random Hearts Grosgrain Bows in the corners.
Spellbinders Expressions of Love Slimline Shaker Card
Hello, Friends! If you haven’t started making your Valentines yet, I think you’ll enjoy today’s Spellbinders Expressions of Love Slimline Shaker Card. Simple to make, shabby chic, and shimmering with metallic foil accents, it comes together in no time flat!
Don’t you just love these intricate Forever Love Heart Dies? Their lacy elegance is perfectly paired with Little Birdie Crafts Shabby Chic paper collection. Pink Metallic Cardstock really makes them and the “Love” sentiment die cut pop off the page.
Building the Card Base
First, score an 8 1/2″ x 7″ panel of white cardstock in half to form an 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ top-fold slimline card base.
Next, machine stitch an 8 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ panel of Little Birdie Shabby Chic designer paper on a slightly larger panel of pink cardstock.
Now, cut a 7 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ panel of designer paper. Then arrange the Forever Love Heart Die inserts on the panel and die cut according to your machine’s instructions.
Then, die cut the hearts a second time. This time use pink metallic paper and the outside heart frame when you die cut.
Now you will carefully adhere the foil hearts over the inset die cut hearts. Overlap the layers just the tiniest bit to create a shadow effect.
Shake and Bake!
Next, adhere clear cardstock (acetate) on the back side of the panel. Add foam tape to tje back to create a shaker box.
Then, place your shaker mix on the card base and carefully position the top layer over it. Press gently to seal all the edges.
Now place foam adhesive on the back of a Shabby Chic Die Cut image and adhere between the 2 hearts. Tuck some little posies (linked below) around the die cut to anchor it to the page.
Now die cut the “love” sentiment from a scrap of the designer paper and a scrap of the pink metallic paper.
Adhere them together so they are slightly offset to create a shadow effect.
Next layer the sentiment on another die cut image from the Shabby Chic Collection.
Finish the corners with ribbon, string bows, roses, stick pins, pink heart buttons, and a resin rose.
A Peek Inside
Finish the inside of the card with more Shabby Chic designer papers , fussy cut elements and a side pocket.
Fill the pocket with a pretty tea bag and a 3×4 sentiment card from the paper collection.
You can find out about this lovely new Spellbinder release HERE. Look for a linked supply list below the post.