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  • Top folding mini slimline card using letter sized cardstock

    Hi friends, have you jumped on the mini-slimline-cards bandwagon yet? I totally have and I love this size. I most like them in the top folding style. So I have been wanting to figure out a way to create them without always needing 12x12 cardstock to make up for the 6in height. And with this card today, I think I figured out an insanely simple way to do it :-) I am sure you all have thought of this before, but I still wanted to share it in case you would find it interesting too :) Here's the card and I think you will understand the trick as soon as you see it. Yes! I cut my cardstock at 3.5in (instead of 4.25) and scored it at 6in instead of the normal 5.5inches. I added an additional piece on the card front - Hero Arts heat resistant acetate in this case - to make up for the little bit of height difference between front and back panels. It could really be anything, an extra border, patterned paper, different colored cardstock - anything that fits your design, so you can just play. Due to the placement of the acetate, there was a see-through window where my message would be. So, on the inside of the card, I added a small side folding notecard where I wrote my message. I did make a video for this one so you can check out how this came together. I did keep all the pieces of footage where I started with one idea and changed it half way through, because I wanted you to get a feel of what really goes on. This often happens with me and 9 times out of 10, I love the new direction I took. I hope you like it too. Okay then without further ado, here is the video: SUPPLIES LIST For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support! p.s. Just a note about supplies - the dies and embossing folder used on this card were part of Spellbinders club kits and unfortunately are no longer available. I am linking to the subscription products. Hugs! ~Varada

  • 3 more card ideas with patterned papers + dies

    Hi crafty friends, as some of you might know, I am recovering from a gynae surgery, so crafting is on hold for now. There are times when I just can't stand it and will do some watercoloring and I have also asked the help of my little one with some die cutting etc. But overall nothing exciting happening on the crafty front here these days. :( So, I decided to share some older cards I had created but somehow missed sharing. :) All these use the Simple Stories Happy Hearts 6 x 8 inch papers that came with Simon Says Stamp Feb 2022 card kit and dies from Spellbinders. I had also used my Brother Scan and Cut for cutting out the shapes, but that is something that can be done by fussy cutting with a pair of good scissors :-) On all the cards today I used the tiny hearts as my embellishments. These were all die cut using one of the dies from My Favorite Things Tag Builder die set. I shared 3 different cards using these same goodies way back in March. How time flies! Enough said, let's dive in. Card 1 For this card, I used the inside part of the frame from Sketched Florals die and added embossing details with Spreading Love folder on top. The card front was also embossed (with an older Fun Stampers Journey embossing folder called Love Stripes. I think the next best thing could be Spellbinders Diagonal Lines slimline folder, so I will link it below.) Yes - two embossing details, but love how it works together. Rest is just assembly. I think that is self explanatory, right? :) Card 2 Die cut and assemble - nothing fancy here, except for one thing. I found that the cassette background was far too busy and it did not let the gramophone stand out. So I layered a piece of pink colored vellum in between to mute out the background a little bit. One of my favorite tricks while using busy patterns. Card 3 Lots of patterned paper and glitter paper fussy cutting with this one, especially the little itty-bitty flowers, but totally worth it. Don't you think? :) Tell me which one is your favorite of the three. I am curious. :) Don't forget to tag me if you do #createwithvs and my social media / Instagram handle is @varadasharma. SUPPLIES LIST For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support! Hugs! ~Varada

  • You're Loved Card Using Hot Air Balloon Stamp Set

    Hello crafty friends!! It's Bhavya again from PaperSplash to share with you a floral hot air balloon you are loved card today. All the images are from Hot Air Balloon set from Sweet Summer July 2022 release. I've resized the images from the set and printed onto a 110lb watercolor paper, colored them in watercolors and fussy cut it and adhered this on to soft sky background. Few vellum clouds have been added for the interest. Adhered this whole panel on a top folded white A2 card base backing with DIY pattern paper. Sentiment"You're loved more than you'll ever know" from the January release New beginnings is printed to the inside of the card. Finally added shimmer, white and sparkly details to finish. That's all for now! Hope you like my card!Thanks so much for stopping by!! Do visit my blog PaperSplash and my Instagram Craftgeekbhavya. Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!!

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