Spellbinders Slimline Classic Card with Ciao Bella The Muse
Hello, Friends! Today I’m excited to share the newly released Spellbinders Slimline Classic Card Making Die with you. If you are a fan of slimline cards, as I am, then this is definitely a die you’ll want to add to your crafty stash! Elegant, easy to make cards are a snap to make when you let this amazing die do all the heavy lifting for you! It’s one of the April 2021 Releases over on the Spellbinders page.
Spellbinders Slimline Classic….Meet Ciao Bella The Muse
I paired these lovely Classic Slimline Etched Dies up with soft blush papers from Ciao Bella’s The Muse paper collection. Here’s how simple it is to put this elegant card creation together.
First, create an 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ top fold slimline card base from cream cardstock.
Now cut an 8 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ panel from Ciao Bella’s The Muse collection to line the card front.
Next, create a center panel from an 8 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ from the same collection.
Then back this panel with foam tape or waste chipboard. Center it and adhere it to the first panel.
Now, die cut the main filigree and sentiment twice using cream cardstock. Layer together with thin foam tabs between them to create subtle dimension.
Then die cut four corner pieces from cream cardstock and tuck in each corner.
Finally, add ivory roses and bows on each side of the die cut panel.
Place ivory flat back pearls in the corners and ends of the die cuts. So easy, so elegant! Who could ask for anything more?
A Peek Inside
Add a pocket inside the card. Then create a little gift wallet with more of the designer papers.
There’s room to write a small note and tuck in a little gift.
I hope you’ll take a peek at the other slimline card dies in The Slimline Collection. There are some wonderful options available! Spellbinders is also offering a Free Spring Blooms Bonus with a $100 purchase right now. I guess I’d better go shopping!
Carta Bella En Vogue Eiffel Tower Slimline Birthday Card for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! Let’s make an Eiffel Tower Slimline Birthday Card. Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Today we’re breaking out Carta Bella’s 2019 En Vogue. If you have this lovely collection in your Closet of Shame, then it’s time to pull it out and make something beautiful.
Meet me in Paris in front of the Eiffel Tower and we’ll share some Macarons as we take in the City of Lights. Oooh la la!
Tips and Details
Begin by scoring an 11″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cream cardstock at 3 1/2″ and 3 3/4″.
Fold along the 3 3/4″ score line and repeat.
Trim the flap on the right to measure 1 3/4″.
Now fold and burnish the score lines to create a 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ side fold slimline card.
Add hinges to the back side of the flap and fold to form a 1/4″ box pocket inside the card.
Watch the video tutorial to see all the card come together step by step.
A Peek Inside
The inside has a decorative gift card pocket on the left and a box pocket on the right. You will learn how to make the two treat folios in the video tutorial below.
Eiffel Tower Slimline Birthday Card Video Tutorial
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Throwback Thursday episode. If you don’t have the En Vogue Collection in your stash, I’m sure you can use this same design with another retired paper collection.
I’ve loaded this card into my Etsy shop. And you’ll find a linked supply list below this post.
Hello, Friends! Today’s Bunny Week make is a super simple Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet Card. Once again, I am working with scraps from Memory Place “Peter’s World” paper collection. (Linked below). Like all slimline cards, this one measures 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and is made from one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper. This is a very quick and easy make, fun to give, and easily adaptable for any theme or occasion.
Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet Tips and Tricks
First, score an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of gray cardstock on the long side (landscape orientation) at 3 1/2″, 7″, and 10 1/2″.
Now fold along the scored lines to form a side opening slimline card base.
Next, machine stitch the focal image on a panel of 3″ x 8 1/8″ cream cardstock. My panel of designer paper was about 2 3/4″ x 6″.
Then mat this cream panel on a slightly larger panel of light blue cardstock.
Now cut a scrap of the carrot pattern to fill in the gap between the focal image and the bottom of the cream cardstock. Back this panel with foam tape or waste chipboard and adhere below the focal image.
Next wrap half a doily around the left hand side of the cream panel. Then decorate the card front with flowers and leaves from your stash. I found another small doily (I think this is an ancient Prima embellishment) .
Locate the tab that we saved from yesterday’s post. Tuck this between the layers on the right hand side of the card. Affix a resin keyhole here. (Retired Melissa Frances resin)
Stamp a greeting on a small tab from the paper collection.
Add some burlap bows and your work is done!
A Peek Inside
Line the inside of the card as seen above. Create a pocket from grey cardstock and adhere it over the 1/2″ flap on the right. Tuck in some teas that match the paper collection. Then hold everything together with a lovely little binder clip.
That’s it! You could easily substitute chocolate for the tea, or mix it up if you prefer.
I have one last bunny project to share with you all tomorrow for Throwback Thursday. I saved the best for last!
Thanks for stopping by!
** Please note. Many of the items used in today’s project have been in my stash a long time. I will link to the products I can still find below. You can substitute goodies from your stash for the other items.
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.