Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Two Mini Slimline for Divinity Designs

Hello!  Today I'm sharing two Mini Slimline cards made with stamps, dies and patterned papers by Divinity Designs. I am really enjoying creating Mini Slimline cards these days, so of course I was excited when DD came out with a Mini Slimline die release!

My first Mini Slimline card is a Birthday Card, and all the Divinity Designs Supplies I used are linked in the Supply list below.


I have become a huge fan of the beautiful patterned papers by Divinity Designs - they have a semi gloss finish to them and some of the pads come with coordinating solid papers.


More of the patterned paper inside, as well as a DD sentiment.


I was really happy with how this next card turned out, with the soft colours and all the layers.


The Mini Slimline Leaf Background Die is soooo pretty and have several ideas for it already.


Inside there is lots of room to write a note of thanks!



You can find lots of inspiration on the Divinity Designs Blog!

** Mini Slimline Card Base requires a larger die cutting machine


Card size - both, 3.5 x 6" which fit in a #8 envelope


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Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Mini Slimline Hugs Pop Up Card

Hello!  Yesterday the Crafty Meraki Design Team had an Instagram Hop to celebrate their new release called Meraki Cheer. Today I'm sharing another card using one of the sets from the new release ... Love You Mom. Since I made this Mini Slimline a Pop Up card, I have a walkthrough on YouTube as well: 

This is one of those cards that has LOTS of shimmer and shine, but it's very hard to capture in photos. The main stamp (MOM) was heat embossed with a burgundy embossing powder that is mixed with gold. I went over all the flowers with a Wink of Stella pen, and the flower centres are raised and shiny from Glossy Accents. The popped up butterfly got both the shimmer AND Glossy Accents. Finally, I added the stamped rectangle to pink glittered card stock!


Inside I made a simple box pop up, and added the new Hugs With Shadow Word die to the pop up part along with a sentiment from the Here's To Mom set.


To add some interest to the background I used the Crazy Kaleidoscope stencil by Heffy Doodle (also available in the Crafty Meraki shop). 


The pretty floral spray from the Love You Mom set is one I am going to get a lot of use out of! Here I added one to the inside back and in the photo below you get a good idea of the shimmer from the Wink of Stella pen.


"Crafty Meraki is a tribe of women who are all creators but more importantly, love helping others in any way we can! 

Meraki (may-rah-kee) a verb, or adverb, a Modern Greek word, derived from the Turkish “Merak” (Labor of love, to do something with pleasure), is applied to tasks, usually, creative or artistic tasks, but can be applied to any task at all. Meraki means to do something with passion, with absolute devotion, with undivided attention.

Crafty Meraki was born out of a vision to help creators do what they love doing the most- to create!"


Supplies:
Love You Mom - Crafty Meraki
Hugs Shadow Word Die - Crafty Meraki
Crazy Kaleidoscope Stencil - Heffy Doodle
Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes
Card stocks
Claret Embossing Powder
Ohuhu markers
Glossy Accents
Jane Davenport Water Color Markers
Water Brush
Pink glitter card stock
Gold gel and white gel pens
Card size - 6 x 3.5", fits in a #8 envelope

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Monday, 19 April 2021

Meraki Cheer - a New Release!


Hello!  Crafty Meraki is having a 'Mini Release' and it is wonderful! I am sharing a Slimline card using two of the new items being released ... Wings of Hope and the Hello Shadow Word Die. We are celebrating the release with an Instagram Hop and I have all of those details near the end of my post. 

The card background was cut with the Craft A Round Slimline die, and I inked it with dye inks and blending brushes before adhering it to my white card base. Matting a white panel with gold foil card stock, that was added to the card front for a place to add my elements. Then, I gold embossed the largest butterfly from the Wings of Hope set and inked that as well. After fussy cutting it out, I added foam tape to the back before adhering it to the white panel.

After cutting the pierced shadow layer for the Hello, I brushed on the same colours as the background and the butterfly, then used Heffy Doodle's Fancy Foliage stencil to add the pattern. You can also find that stencil in the Crafty Meraki shop, and it's a fun way to dress up your die cuts. Then I cut the Hello portion twice ... once from white confetti card stock and once from gold foil. Alternating the colours gave me a second one to use on another project - in opposite colours! NOTE - remember to keep the fallaway pieces from the centre of the letters (like the loop of the h) so you can add them back in for a cohesive look.


Here is a peek at the inside, where I added another stamped butterfly from the Wings of Hope. This one was coloured with water based markers before I stamped it, and I stamped a  sentiment from the set.


One more look ...




Below is the Instagram Hop list- If you are on Instagram, I hope you will hop along and be inspired by all the lovely creations!

 Crafty Meraki-     @crafty_meraki
 Arjita-                   @bcreative_arji    
 Charmaine           @charcards.charmaine.canham
 Gladys-                @crafty_mochi 
 Karen                   @karenaicken
 Lidya-                   @leeds_craftroom 
 Linda                    @stampinwithlizdesign
 Sindhu-                @handmade.by.sindhu 
 Yuliya-                  @card_soul  






"Crafty Meraki is a tribe of women who are all creators but more importantly, love helping others in any way we can! 

Meraki (may-rah-kee) a verb, or adverb, a Modern Greek word, derived from the Turkish “Merak” (Labor of love, to do something with pleasure), is applied to tasks, usually, creative or artistic tasks, but can be applied to any task at all. Meraki means to do something with passion, with absolute devotion, with undivided attention.

Crafty Meraki was born out of a vision to help creators do what they love doing the most- to create!"


Supplies:
Craft A Round Slimline Die - Crafty Meraki
Hello Shadow Word Die- Crafty Meraki (new release)
Wings of Hope- Crafty Meraki (new release)
Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangles - Pink Fresh Studio (available at Crafty Meraki)
Fancy Foliage stencil - Heffy Doodle (available at Crafty Meraki)
Mini MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Confetti card stock
Gold embossing powder
Gold gel pen
Shimmer spray
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up
Gold sequins
Wink of Stella
Card size - 8.5 x 3.5", fits in a #10 Business Envelope

Thanks for stopping by

Father's Day Gift Card Holder


Hello!  Welcome to our Karen Burniston Products - KB Riley LLC April Release Blog Hop. The Design Team have come together with Karen today for a fun blog hop to celebrate the release of 12 new dies. Sneak peeks of the new release started last week, and the dies are available to order NOW!

This release includes:
5 new Interactive Die Sets - Waterfall Card; Tiny House Pop-up; Mushroom Tiny House Add-Ons; Tiny Trees Pop-up; Flower Pivot Panels
3 new sentiment sets - Happy Mother's Day; Happy Father's Day & Welcome
1 new Charm Set - Tool Charms
1 new Stand Alone Die Set - Picnic Elements
1 new Slimline Die Set - Slim Flaps & Frames
Dies are available to order now on the website, and I have a photo at the end of my post so you can see them!

GIVEAWAY:
To celebrate the release Karen Burniston and each of the Karen Burniston - KB Riley LLC Design Team members will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to some lucky person who comments on our blog posts, so make sure you join the hop and comment on everyone's blog post. Winners will be randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received on our blog posts by Monday, April 26th 2021. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop posts to enter!  NOTE - I will also be choosing from comments left on my YouTube video!

IMPORTANT! Don't forget to leave some way for us to contact you, in case you are a lucky winner! (NOTE - Every time we do a give-away, I often have to draw multiple times, because the winners have left a lovely comment but Blogger doesn't allow me to see the email addresses. If I can't see a way to contact the winner I will keep drawing until I find one that I can).

I used several dies from this new release to create a Gift Card Holder for Father's Day and I have a walkthrough on YouTube

The NEW Flaps and Frames were designed to work on a Slimline card, but I have been using these new release dies in Mini Slimline cards to give you more options for card sizes. This Gift Card Holder is a Mini Slimline size (3.5 x 6") and fits in a #8 envelope.

When you lift the flap on the right, there is a signing block and a saw from the new Tools Charms that is animated with one of the arms from the Mini Pops.



One more look ...


Below are the names with permalink included for those who can just cut and paste the whole lot.



Please remember to be sure I have a way to contact you if you are commenting for the prize drawing. As I said above, Blogger doesn't allow us to automatically see your email address so if I draw your name and cannot see how to contact you I will keep drawing until I find a name with contact information.




Supplies:
1162 Slim Flaps and Frames - Karen Burniston (NEW RELEASE)
1164 Happy Father's Day - Karen Burniston (NEW RELEASE)
1103 Enjoy the Ride - Karen Burniston
1146 Mini Pops - Karen Burniston
Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Card stocks
Patterned paper - Snap Color Vibe, Simple Stories
Silver metallic card stock
Card size - 3.5 x 6", fits in a #8 envelope

Thanks for stopping by today

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Flower Pivot Panels Sympathy Mini Slimline Card


Hello!  Today I'm sharing another card featuring Karen Burniston's NEW RELEASE! Once again I made a Mini Slimline card and used the new Flower Pivot Panels inside. I have a walkthrough of my card on YouTube:  


While I thought about doing a completely white on white card, it just felt really flat so I brought ini some matte silver card stock from my stash. The With Sympathy is from a previous KB release and I really like the size of it. I added it to a panel of white pearl card stock and then some crystal Nuvo Drops.


Inside is the new Flower Pivot panels. In addition to the white card stock and the white pearl card stock I also added white glitter card stock! 


The 'Thinking of You' cuts as a single piece, which makes it nice and easy to adhere. It's from the Word Set 10.


The pierced rectangle for the signing block is from the new Waterfall Card die set.


Here is a peek at all of the new dies being released:



Supplies:
1160 Flower Pivot Panels - Karen Burniston - Shipping April 19th!
1138 With Sympathy - Karen Burniston
1102 Word Set 10 - Thinking of You - Karen Burniston
1161 Waterfall Card (rectangle) - Karen Burniston - Shipping April 19th!
20" Seam Binding
Nuvo Drops
Card Stock
White glitter card stock - Stampin' Up
White pearl card stock
Card size - 6 x 3.5", fits in a #8 envelope

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 17 April 2021

Coffee Themed Napkin Fold Card


Hello!  Today I'm sharing a second Napkin Fold Card. The Napkin Fold Card With Layers** was part of the April Release at Divinity Designs. You can find lots of inspiration on the Divinity Designs Blog HERE, and I have a walkthrough of my card on YouTube

I really like the script on these But First Coffee stamps and I added one to the Belly Band and another one inside. The Oval Stitched Rows dies are new-to-me and I quite like the detail they give! The little spoon was cut from matte silver card stock and comes from the Bitty Cups & Mugs, which is what I used to decorate the inside as well.


Here is a peek at the inside, with all the folds opened up. I added the second layer of triangles only on the larger ones that surround the inside as well as the four outside corners. The Mini Cups & Mugs dies were perfect for decorating around the coffee themed words.



The card is held closed by a Belly Band, which is also a die set by Divinity Designs. It works great for holding closed those cards that have lots of folds and want to spring open when they come out of the envelope.

You can always find lots of inspiration by Divinity Designs on their BLOG and everything is available at Divinity Designs.

** Requires a larger die cutting machine


Supplies:
Napkin Fold Card with Layers** - Divinity Designs
Geometric Paper Pad (Slimline Sized) - Divinity Designs
Belly Band - Divinity Designs
Oval Stitched Rows - Divinity Designs
But First Coffee - Divinity Designs
Mini Cups & Mugs dies - Divinity Designs
Bearly Art Glue
Card stocks
Water brush
Silver card stock
Wink of Stella
Grey comic marker
No hole sequins - Studio Katia
Ribbon - stash
Card size - ~4 x 4", fits in an A2 Envelope

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 16 April 2021

Coffee Themed Mini Slimline Card



Hello! I'm back with another Mini Slimline Card made with products from Divinity Designs You can always find lots of inspiration by Divinity Designs on their BLOGand everything is available at Divinity Designs.  I was excited to see this Mini Slimline Leaf Background die in the Mini Slimline release so pulled out the Geometric Paper Pad (Slimline Sized) and die cut a panel from one of the sheets in that. 

The card base was cut with the new Mini Slimline Card Base** and after backing the leaf background with a confetti panel (cut with the Mini Slimline Rectangles), I adhered it to the card front. I used both the Double Stitched Circles and the Scalloped Circles for my focal element and stamped an image from the But First Coffee onto the top circle. I added just a touch of colour with dye ink and a water brush, then a layered flower and two sprigs from the Bitty Blossoms dies.

I wanted 'something'  at the lower edge of the card front, so used the smallest die from the Mini Slimline Layering Rectangles to cut & emboss a 'strip' which then gave me something to anchor this cute cup from the Mini Cups & Mugs dies. I added some sequins to the card front as well as Stickles for a little sparkle. You know I love a little sparkle and shine on my cards!


Finally, here is a peek at the inside, where I used the Mini Slimline Rectangles for the layers and stamped the confetti panel with another one of the images from But First Coffee. A little green spattering to break up the white space and a single flower & leaf from the Bitty Blossoms and my card was finished.