CategoryMini Slimline

Two Perfect Gnome Cards For Friends!

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Get the steps to make not just one but two adorable gnome cards for friends to make their day! These two gnome cards for friends are SO cute and they are so versatile that this is a design idea you are going to want to bookmark or pin on Pinterest to use over and over. Change up your color scheme and the sentiments and you’ve got cards for DAYS! Let’s check out Allison’s details so we can make these and […]

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Offset Layered Die Cut Background – WOW!

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You are going to RUN to your craft spot to make this offset layered die cut background! We are in AWE of the effect that this offset layered die cut background has on this project and our brains are popping with ideas for how to use this fun trick with other dies. Aren’t you just bedazzled by all those gorgeous angles? The depth and richness of this textured look is fantastic! And when you see how easy this is – […]

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A Beautiful Fall Silhouette Card

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SUPER quick and easy, yet gorgeous, this Fall silhouette card idea is a KEEPER! Silhouette cards are perfect for so many occasions and this Fall silhouette card totally fits that bill. Using a pretty (and so easy to make) stenciled background with that bold pop of black on top adds loads of impact with a minimum of effort. We saw a card with this same black-on-color yesterday and this is another example of how beautifully this approach works. Jamie created […]

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Make Cute Die Cut Instax Style Photos for Cards!

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There are so many ways you can make die cut Instax style photos for cards with one of our dies – this frosty version is beyond adorable! Instant photos are enjoying a HUGE come back right now and we’ve seen this style replicated on cards by our designers like this one and this one. We knew our fun Group of Friends stamp set would inspire selfie cards and when we saw how many people loved that concept, we added our […]

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Looking for Mini Slimline Snowman Card Ideas?

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If you are on the hunt for cute mini slimline snowman card ideas, this just might be your last stop! With mini slimline cards still so hot and snowmen being just so dang cute, then it’s no surprise that slimline snowman card ideas are always in demand. This super cute card with its winter holiday but non-Christmas specific greeting is an ideal card, much like yesterday’s project, to have to send to anyone and everyone this holiday season. Plus, this […]

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A Sweet Mini Slimline Snowman Shaker Card

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Beat the heat with this mini slimline snowman shaker card to kick off our Christmas in July 2022! We love this adorable mini slimline snowman shaker card! The photos just do NOT do this project justice! When you shake the card, the sparkly shaker filler adds a barely there but fabulously dramatic “snowfall” through those tiny windows in that mini slimline cover die. What a fun way to kick off our Christmas in July 2022 celebration! Would you like to […]

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An Adorable Die Cut Mini Slimline Card!

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How sweet and charming is this die cut mini slimline card? Some cards give you the instant feels and this die cut mini slimline card makes us want to run and make a tall glass of ice cold lemonade and sit and chat and soak up the sun! Jean has put this together for us and one of the most magical things about it – aside of that summery vibe! – is that this card was made almost entirely using […]

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Make This Die Cut Flip Top Window Card!

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Wait until you see all the details in this handmade die cut flip top window card! Our eyeballs popped out like those cartoon characters when we saw this die cut flip top window card that Lisa made for us today! It is LOADED with adorable details and she even added a fun belly band to keep her magnificent window closed. And of course, being a member of our amazingly generous Design Team, Lisa has shared her how-tos with us so […]

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An ADORABLE Handmade Card For Dog Lovers!

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No matter what kind of pupper they have, this might just be the perfect handmade card for dog lovers everywhere! We were so delighted when we first saw this super cute handmade card for dog lovers. The classic color combination of red, white and black along with the easy, nested layers highlights those sweet little paw print hearts to perfection. Let’s follow along with Jamie’s step by step instructions so we can make our own! To begin, cut a piece […]

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Make a Cute Mini Slimline Shaker Card!

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This adorable unicorn is PERFECT for today’s cute mini slimline shaker card! Mini slimline cards are still a fan favorite of card makers and one way to make them even MORE special is to turn them into shaker cards. We love that Allison was inspired to make this cute mini slimline shaker card using our new, adorable unicorn set! These chonky charmers are so chill and you just look at those faces and you can’t help but smile. Making mini […]

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Handmade Birthday Card Idea for Cat Lovers

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Use this handmade birthday card idea for cat lovers to make them feel truly special! Whether it’s you who is a feline fan or the lucky friend you are sending this to, this handmade birthday card idea for cat lovers totally fits the bill! Adding the cute die cut details over some simple layers made with our mini slimline dies give you tons of design variations! Allison created this for us and, as always, we’ve got the goods on how […]

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Easy Multicolor Stamped Flowers For Cards

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See how making multicolor stamped flowers for cards can be super easy and just gorgeous! There are lots of ways to create multicolor stamped flowers for cards, scrapbook pages and other paper crafting projects. This super easy method yields beautiful results and keeps all those pretty colors from getting muddy and lets them POP! As beautiful as these many colored flowers are, Natasha shared with us that one of her favorite things on this card are not them! It’s the […]

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WOW! Ombre Emboss Resist With A TWIST!

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Two techniques combine to make an ombre emboss resist look you won’t be able to stop using! You may have seen versions of this ombre emboss resist technique before. You simply heat emboss a background stamp with clear (or white on white card stock) powder and then apply your inks from lightest to darkest to create an ombre look. Today Carol has take this gorgeous application and totally upped the ante with a DOUBLE ombre look! You can see how […]

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Two Simple Steps – Add Shading to Stamped Images

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Learn the two super simple steps to add shading to stamped images for TONS of depth and dimension! When you add shading to stamped images, you immediately add depth and dimension to your projects. There are loads of ways to do this – colored pencils, coloring directly onto your stamps, water coloring, etc.. Today Lisa is showing us a very simple two step process – well, ONE additional step – that takes literally seconds and can completely change the look […]

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A Mini Slimline Background Die Sets The Scene!

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Look what a single mini slimline background die can add to a sweet card! When we design our dies, we try to create them so they can serve many purposes on your cards – this mini slimline background die has been a HUGE favorite so far and today Annie is letting it play a major role. And we LOVE it! Annie has made this adorable card, perfect for a friend, spring themed by using these precious little lambs and using […]

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Cute Card Ideas For Friends – Sweet Spring Version

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You will want to save this in your card ideas for friends file FOR SURE! We are getting such a kick out of this precious card – it combines our theme of Spring with a design for cute card ideas for friends that can be adapted for any time of year. Jamie chose some sweet, soft colors for this version and we can see it in tropical colors for summer, those beautiful burnished shades for the fall and even this […]

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A Monochromatic Spring Mini Slimline Card

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Fresh greens on a mini slimline card bring a breath of spring air! We just love the beautiful emboss resist effect on this monochromatic spring mini slimline card! It speaks of soft, fresh breezes and that sweet single flower hints at bountiful days ahead! Allison created this for us and she’s sharing all her steps – let’s take a look! She started by cutting a piece of white card stock with our Mini Slimline Cover #2 die and adhered it […]

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How to Create Realistic Copic Colored Lilies – WOW!

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Who knew just DOTS could create such realistic Copic colored lilies? There are a few tutorials out there that show you how to make realistic Copic colored lilies using a variety of stamps but we haven’t seen any that have yielded flowers that look like you could just pick them right off the card! Carol is sharing her one simple but incredibly impactful Copic marker tip that has us having to close our mouths with our hands! Let’s dive in! […]

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Using Lines and Curves Design on Your Cards

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Lines love curves and curves love lines – find out why! There’s an expression “angles love curves” and today we are going to take a peek at how you can never really go wrong using a lines and curves design on your cards. When our brains look at curves, our emotions are activated and offer the perception of softness, safety and comfort. Straight lines and angles offer stability, order and strength. When you combine the two, our brains are super […]

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Cute Idea For Cat Valentine Cards To Make

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If you and your sweetie are cat lovers, then you will adore this cute card! When we saw this adorable card, we were thinking it was the perfect example of cat Valentine cards to make at home for your favorite feline fans. While we missed seeing it for this year’s Valentine’s Day, we are absolutely book marking this for next year! We love the little pun, the sweet kitties and that beautiful soft background. This is from Jamie and of […]

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How To Make a Mini Slimline Card

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Let’s cover all the scoop about mini slimline cards! By now you may have figured out how to make a mini slimline card but we thought it might be handy to have all the “Mini Slimline Card 101” information in one spot. Mini Slimline cards are staying in the hot trends of card making and we can see why! They are super cute, are a fresh shape and size, and are easy to make with no special tools needed but […]

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