Trimming The Town Vertical Slimline Cards Four Ways

by Joanne James3. August 2020 16:33

Today I'm sharing a card - or 4! for this week's fun challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches


Yes the talented Linda Callaghan has left this week's sketch very much open to interpretation - as long as our cards are slimline; how fun! Slimline cards are very much on trend right now and whilst I've created a few horizontal ones recently, I haven't created any vertical ones. So I decided that's where I would start today and in fact, ended up creating 4 - take a look:


I decided to be brave and cut into this fabulous single sheet image from the new 'Trimming The Town' DSP pack that launches in the Autumn-Winter catalogue that launches tomorrow - here's the sheet I'm talking about:


And this is how I cut it:


This gave me 4 vertical slimline pieces and 3 additional pieces from the bottom section, that I will make up and share with you another day. I mounted each of my paper pieces on either Poppy Parade with a Misty Moonlight base, or Misty Moonlight with a Pool Party base. Here is each of the finished cards:

Card one:


Card two:


Card three: 


Card four:


These cards are completely 'no stamping' (on the front at least) - I snipped the sentiments from another of the sheets in this DSP pack, and mounted them on dimensionals as you can see on the photo below:


And that, as they say, is that! The hardest thing was committing to cutting into the sheet of patterned paper! Four cards for my Christmas card stash - how excited are you that the new Autumn-Winter catalogue is launching tomorrow? Only one more sleep to go!

I've had a super busy day so am just squeezing today's post in between last-minute Stampin' up! orders to earn Bonus Days coupons - today is your last day! - and cooking dinner and fixing a bicycle tyre puncture - oh the life I lead! Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (7) -

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
8/3/2020 5:23:17 PM #

OK you are a certified genius!  These cards are fabulous - and only you could have figured out how to cut that paper just so!  I love what you did here!  Beautiful holiday cards!


8/3/2020 6:31:18 PM #

WOW!  These are so fun, and a great way to use that paper, which totally did not inspire me at all!  I am sure you took a big gulp when cutting into it, but look how cute and fun they are, especially with the sentiments...very trendy!


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
8/3/2020 7:09:24 PM #

Great idea for making a series of cards


Amy O'Neill
Amy O'NeillUnited States
8/3/2020 7:46:22 PM #

This dsp is perfect for a slimline card (or 4)!  I love  this!  I would never have know what to use that sheet for!  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!


Karren Johnson
Karren JohnsonNew Zealand
8/4/2020 9:07:47 AM #

Perfect use for that gorgeous paper!  Such wonderful cards!  Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
8/5/2020 7:17:51 PM #

I saw that dsp in the new catalog and fell in love, and here you've made these four fabulous cards with it!  These are so awesome and a great way to add a bunch of holiday cards to your stash.  Love this idea!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/8/2020 10:45:44 PM #

I love what you've done with this paper. I completely overlooked this paper but the retro feel of it is lovely - it reminds me of the books we had to read at primary school. It just shows that you don't need a lot of fancy techniques to make a fabulous card - just some great products and a good dollop of creativity.
Which you have in spades. Smile


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