Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Bonjour, Life is a Journey

 

Bonjour Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Slimline card I created recently, using stamps and dies from Honey Bee Stamps.

To create the background scene, I used Honey Bee Stamps Slimline Borders die set to create the various hills above the the road. I used the Paris Skyline Scene Builder die set to add the Eiffel Tower and other Parisian buildings to the scene.

I used stamps from the Enjoy the Ride stamp set to add the bunnies on the moped and sentiments.

I added red clay hearts over the background to finish off the front of my card.

For the inside of my card I added the birthday sentiment from Concord and 9th's Perfect Pairings - Birthday die set. I die cut this from red and black cardstock, offsetting the sentiment slightly so a shadow is seen.

I added another Eiffel Tower to the lower section of my card, so that the uppermost part of the tower was between the sentiment.

I also added the sentiment and heart to the top right hand corner of the card.











Tuesday, October 19, 2021

You Make Me So Happy

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another "faux embroidered" Slimline card I created using some of the new stamps and dies from Divinity Designs October release.

I liked the look for the faux embroidered card I created last week using floral papers, so I decided to pull out the new Slimline Cross Stitch Background die to create a Slimline version. I used papers from the Floral Favorites Slimline Paper Collection, die cutting one sheet with the cross stitch die. I then applied adhesive all over the back of the die cut panel and adhered it directly over another sheet of the same paper so that the pattern lined up perfectly to create the desired effect.

I layered this panel to a slimline card using the Slimline Rectangles and Slimline Card Base die sets.

For the sentiment I used the Embroidery Hoop Set and the Keep Me In Stitches stamp set to create the Embroidery Hoop sentiment layer. 


For the inside of the card, I die cut another of the Slimline Cross Stitch Backgrounds, this time from white cardstock. I layered this to a purple rectangle using the Slimline Rectangles die set and adhered it to the inside of the card.

I created the sentiment panel using the Embroidery Hoop Set and Keep Me In Stitches stamp set.








Monday, October 18, 2021

You're the Best Polygon

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a slimline card I created recently.

To create the background of my card I used Honey Bee Stamps Polygon Thin Frames die, using the die to die cut shapes from 6 different colors. I then assembled each of the polygons, alternating the order of each of the pieces. I adhered the polygons to the front panel of a slimline card, trimming off any over hanging edges. I was able to used one polygon to add the half polygon panels along the top and bottom of the card.

I didn't want to cover up the background too much, so I kept this simple and just added the sentiment which is from Simon Says Stamp.


To create the border along the bottom of the inside of the card, I had to die cut a couple more panels so I had enough to cut in half and adhere along the bottom edge.

I added the "Big Hugs" sentiment which is from Picket Fence Studios' Big Happy Hugs Word Die.












Sunday, October 17, 2021

Pand-tastic

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a Mini Slimline Pop-up card to share with you today.


To create my card I used the Botanicuts Bamboo die from The Greetery. I added four of the bamboos to the front panel of my card. 

For the Mimi Slimline panels I used Waffle Flower Crafts Mini Slimline Layers die set.

I used one of the pandas from Art Impressions Pand-tastic stamp set.


For the inside of my card I created a pop-up card using the pop-up die from the  Karen Burniston's Street Lantern Pop-up die set. 

I created a panel similar to the one on the front of the card to use on the back panel of the inside of my card.


For the base panel, I added a rainbow paper. I also added a sentiment which is layered onto oval dies.






Saturday, October 16, 2021

Milk and Cookies for Santa

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Rebecca Ednie, our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Being the third Saturday of the month it's time for a sketch challenge.


As you can see by the photo at the top of this post, I stretched the sketch to create a Slimline card. 

For the white background panel, I embossed the rectangle using Spellbinders Big Dot Slimline Embossing Folder. I then added the fishtail flag banners along the top of the panel and the two striped rectangles to the bottom.

To decorate my card I used Mama Elephant's Gingerbread Cookies stamp set. The sentiment at the bottom of the card, is from The Ton's Easy Expressions Christmas Stamp & coordinating die set.


For the inside of the card, I added a thin strip of patterned paper along the right side of the card.

I used MFT Stamps Stacked Merry and then added the "Christmas" word from MFT Stamps Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set.

I added the milk and gingerbread cookie to the bottom of the card.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.


Friday, October 15, 2021

Sweet Christmas Wishes

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas themed Slimline card using new October release products from Divinity Designs.

To create the slimline portion of my card I used Divinity Designs Slimline Card Base, Slimline Pierced Layering Rectangles and Slimline Rectangles die set.

 I used the new Slimline Petals Embossing Folder to dry emboss the red paper that had been die cut with the Slimline Rectangles die set.

The paper and decorative pieces (candy canes, sentiment etc) are from the Candy Cane Paper/Die Duos set. This set includes 4 candy cane themed patterned papers; 2 solid papers (red & green) Candy Cane Frames Papers and Candy Cane Sentiment Papers as well as dies that allow you to die cut all the frames and sentiments. There is also a refill pack available for this set in case you need more of the papers.


For the inside of the card I created a white slimline rectangle panel using the Slimline Pierced Rectangles die set. I then added the red curved red panel which was die cut using the Slimline Curvy Slopes die set and the Slimline Petals Embossing Folder.

I added the candy cane, frame and sentiment which are all from the Candy Cane Paper/Die Duos set.





Thursday, October 14, 2021

Sending Big Hugs

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges.

Just like Slimline Cards, Mini Slimline Cards are also becoming very popular, for our challenge this week create a Mini Slimline card. Typically Mini Slim Line Cards are either 3 1/2 inches x 6 inches or 3 inches x 6 inches. More info on Mini Slimline cards can be found in the files section of the Slimline Card Addicts Facebook Group. 


When I was looking through the stash of stamps and dies that sit on my table, I came across Hello Bluebirds Ocean Scene die which I haven't used as yet, looking at it I could see how it could be used as a grass scene rather than an ocean one. I die cut the Ocean Scene die from white cardstock and then used Distress Oxide inks in green and grey to color each of the various piece. I layered this onto a Mini Slimline panel that I die cut using Waffle Flower Crafts' Mini Slimline Layers die set. This rectangle panel I colored using blue inks.

To decorate my card I used stamps from Lawn Fawns Happy Hugs stamp set.

For the "Thinking of You" sentiment I used the sentiment stamp with coordinating die from Honey Bee Stamps Thinking of You Big Time stamp set.


For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using the pop-up die from Karen Burniston's Street Lantern Pop-up die set.

I used Lawn Fawn's Sending Big Hugs die which I die cut from cardstock blended with blue inks and black cardstock and layered together to off set. I then added a few of the animals from Happy Hugs stamp set.



Along the bottom of the card I added the grass and path I created using the Hello Bluebird's Ocean Scene die. Along the top edge of my card I added clouds using Trinity Stamps Slimline Scene Border die set.


Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:







Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Embroidered Happy Birthday

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a birthday card I created using products from the Divinity Designs October release. This month's release has two themes, one being a sewing/cross stitch theme, which is what I used for this card. 

Cross Stitch or Embroidery Canvases come either blank or with a pattern printed on them which you use as a guide for your cross stitching or embroidery. I decided to go with the printed canvas look for my card today. To create this look, I used one of the floral papers from the Floral Favorites Slimline Paper Pack. You need two papers exactly the same. I die cut one of the papers using the A2 Cross Stitch Background that had a metal shim in the die cutting sandwich to allow all the tiny circle bits to come out. I then applied adhesive over the back of this panel and adhered it to the other paper so that the design matched up exactly. I then trimmed around the top panel.

I used the Matting Rectangle and A2 Landscape Card Base die sets to layer the background to my top folding card.

For the sentiment I used the Embroidery Hoop Set to die cut the hoop and the circle panel for the sentiment. I used the birthday sentiment included in the Keep Me In Stitches stamp set to add the sentiment.

To finish the card I added the silver screw to the top of the embroidery hoop and the needle under the sentiment to which I added some yarn.


For the inside of my card, I adde another embroidery hoop and added another of the sentiments included in the Keep Me In Stitches stamp set.











Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Happy Birthday To You

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a birthday themed Mini Slimline card I created recently.


To create the background of my card I used Concord & 9th's Birthday Basic Turnabout stamp set. As the background panel, was a little shorter than the size of a Mini Slimline card I added a border to the top of the card leaving some white space at the top.

I used the dies from the coordinating die set to add the balloon.


Along the top of the background panel I added a border using Scrapbook.com's Slim Borders die set.


For the inside of my card I created a pop-up card using the pop-up die included in Karen Burniston's Street Lantern Pop-up die set. 

To decorate my card I used the cute mice from MFT Stamps Mice Day to Celebrate stamp set.


Here is one last photo of the inside of my card, taken at a different angle.








Monday, October 11, 2021

Bundle of Sunshine


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Sunflower Slimline card I created recently. This card uses the September 2021 My Monthly Hero kit which contains the large sunflower image, with coordinating dies and stencils. Normally the kits included smaller images, this time around it is just the one large image and three or four sentiments.

I love how this kit comes with the coordinating stencils which take the hard work out of coloring.

I also used Pink and Main's Plaid slimline die for the background of my card.


For the inside of my card, I used the left over part of the sunflower image I used on the front to add to the bottom left of my card. 

I added the "hello" die which is also included in the kit, adding the other sentiment included in the stamp set.








 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Scraps Make Quilts

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a card I created using stamps, dies and papers from Divinity Designs. Some of the stamps and dies are from the October release.

I created an A2 card using the A2 Card Base with Layer and Matting Rectangle die sets. 

To create the quilted square on the top of my card I used the new Flower Petal Quilt die which I die four times from papers included in the Pretty Pink Peonies Paper Collection. This was layered to the A2 Cross Stitch Background which I die cut from white cardstock. I layered the cross stitch panel to pink paper from the patterned paper collection.

I added a sentiment from the Jesus is the Stitch stamp set to the centre of the quilt square which I die cut using the Double Stitched Circles and Circles die sets.

To finish off the front of the card I need a needle which is from the Embroidery Hoop Set. I couldn't find my embroidery thread, so I added some twine through the needle instead.


For the inside of the card, I added a scrap of patterned paper along the bottom of the card. I also added another of the sentiments from the Jesus is the Stitch stamp set.