It doesn’t get much sweeter than a mini slimline card loaded with treats!
Today we are sharing an idea for truly sweet cards for friends that is sure to bring a huge grin to their face! Lisa has created a mini slimline card positively STACKED with delicious treats and seriously, who doesn’t love cake? That makes that sassy greeting that much more funny! Let’s see how she made it!
Lisa started by creating her fun frame by cutting a piece of dark rose card stock with a die from our Mini Slimline Nested With Stitch set and our MSLI (Mini Slimline Insert) Rectangle Stitch die. We designed these Mini Slimline Insert Dies to work just like their full sized counterparts, giving you TONS of creative options. PRO TIP: Lisa points out that depending on the sizes of the dies you use, occasionally the edges of the dies may overlap each other, as shown here. Just be sure that the cutting edges of the dies don’t overlap and you won’t have any problems. Lisa did use a couple of pieces of tape to make sure everything stayed centered as it went through her machine.
Lisa then took a piece of gel printed paper from her stash – she has shown us this magical technique here and here – and cut it using the largest die from our Mini Slimline Tabbed Scallop Stitch set. She laid our Starburst stencil over this die cut, masked off the edges where the stencil was larger than the die cut and applied some Nuvo shimmer paste over the stencil. She made sure it was applied nice and evenly and scraped off the excess right away, set the die cut piece aside to dry and then washed her stencil immediately to make sure the paste was easy to remove.
Lisa used images that she had stamped, die cut and colored previously. Now here’s a super fun tip we bet she didn’t even realize is a tip! Lisa says “When we go away sometimes I like to just take coloring with me.” We LOVE this idea and it’s perfect for when you want to do something a little extra with your card design and still want to be time efficient!
Lisa added thin strips of foam tape to the back of her die cut dark rose frame and popped it over her COMPLETELY dry background piece. She then layered that onto a card layer size piece of the same dark rose card stock as her frame and then added it to a white mini slimline card base.
She experimented with placing her sweet treats over the card and when the design was to her liking, she added them with a mixture of dimensional adhesive and liquid glue.
Lisa then stamped the sentiment from our Dessert set and trimmed down each line to a close strip and added it to the card. PRO TIP: Lisa says she likes to do this sometimes to reduce the space a sentiment takes on a card front. She says experiment with angles, too, for a fun look!
Lisa added a few sequins and this card was ready to send!
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Let’s peep this card again!
We are getting huge kick out of this example of sweet cards for friends and love that it can be used for so many different occasions. What would YOU send it for?