I have been waiting so patiently for Stampin’ Up!® to add a slimline collection and it is finally here! Slimline cards usually come in two sizes. The Stampin’ Up!® one is used to make a 3.5″ x 8.5″ card. The stamp set is called Slimline Sayings. It includes six larger sentiments that are a perfect size for slimline cards. There is also a coordinating die set called Slimline Card dies and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle. The die set has four dies in it. Two of the dies can be used for a background and two are for edges.
To make this card I first took one of the Slimline Card dies and cut it out in Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay card stock. I adhered the Pool Party one to a Basic White card base and then layered the pieces from the Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay cut outs inside using Multipurpose Glue.
After this I punched out the Penguin from the Penguin Place bundle (which includes the Penguin Place stamp set and the Penguin Builder Punch). This bundle was in the July – December Mini Catalog. Although that catalog has retired, the Penguin stamp set and punch are still available and will be in the new Annual Catalog that comes out later this spring. I used Granny Apple Green card stock for the back of the Penguin and Basic White for the inside. I stamped the eyes and nose and punched out the feet in Pool Party. The Penguin Place stamp set includes the balloon. I love that our old Balloon Punch can punch of this balloon perfectly. I added the piece of white twine and attached it to the Penguin’s hand. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink. Although this sentiment fits a slimline card perfectly, it can also be used for a regular A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) card too.
First of all, I have to apologize for this blog post. My computer is in the shop for repairs so I am trying to write this post on my phone. This is not an easy task (at least for me) so if the photo of my card is bad or if things are not lined up correctly, I apologize and will fix it when my computer is back. In the meantime, this post will be short and sweet.
I made this card using the stamp set call Penguin Place. this set has a coordinating punch called Penguin Builder Punch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle. I first stamped the Penguin in Gorgeous Grape ink and punch it out. The punch can be used for the feet too so I punched them out in Fresh Freesia card stock. I stamped the hat and scarf in Just Jade and cut them out by hand. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Create With Friends. I adhered the Wonderful Snowflakes to a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock using Multipurpose Glue The snowflakes are iridescent so they sparkle and shine, The little stars are called Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins. As a side note, the Wonderful Snowflakes and the Cute Stars Sequins will be retiring at the end of the July – December Mini Catalog.
It is hard to believe that tomorrow is the last day for the Stampin’ Up!® Sale-a-bration. I can’t decide which is my favorite product from that catalog that I was able to get for free. I love the Counting Sheep and Delicate Dahlias stamp sets. I love the Sheep Dies that coordinate with the Counting Sheep stamp set. I love the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper that coordinates with the stamp set called Penguin Place and it’s coordinating Penguin Builder Punch that are both in the 2021 July – December Mini Catalog.
To make this card I used the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper. The background of this card is a piece of this DSP that I adhered to a Just Jade card base. I cut a 2 5/8″ x 5.5″ piece of Misty Moonlight card stock and layered that on top. Then I cut a piece of Basic White card stock using a die from the Ornate Layers set.
The Snowman, the Polar Bear and the Penguin that I used on my card are from the other side of that Designer Series Paper. That is one of my favorite things about Stampin’ Up!® DSP. There are always two sides with different patterns. I fussy cut the characters out and glued them to my card. I am not big on fussy cutting but these were all easy to do since the lines were not complicated.
I cut out three snowflakes using the Stitched Snowflakes dies in Basic White and Misty Moonlight card stock. The sentiment from from the stamp set called Artistically Inked.
Remember, tomorrow is the last day to get free products from the Sale-a-bration catalog with a qualifying order. There are lots of things to choose from that I am sure you will love as much as I do.
Penguin Place is one of the new stamp sets in the 2021 July – August Mini Catalog. It has a matching punch called Penguin Punch Builder and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. I know I do not usually buy stamp sets that have critters but now that I am a grandmother and a couple of my granddaughters are getting older, they are starting to show an interest in art, crafts and card making. They don’t care too much about flowers or sentiments. They want critters, fairies and princesses. That means that I need to start looking at stamp sets that they can enjoy so I can pass my love of stamping on to them. In a couple more years my grandsons will be old enough so I will need to start buying more male related sets. In the meantime, Penguin Place is perfect for both!
To make this card I first punched out the penguin’s body in Basic Black cardstock using the Penguin Builder Punch. This punch also cuts out the penguin’s white part and the feet. I punched the body in Basic White (of course) and the feet in Mango Melody. I adhered them all together with Multipurpose Glue and then stamped the eyes and the mouth.
Next I stamped the presents in Pacific Blue, Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana and Highland Heather ink and then cut them out by hand. I am not much of a fussy cutter but since these were rectangles, I figured I could handle it. I stamped the balloon in Mango Melody ink. By the way, the balloon can be punched out using the retired Balloon Punch if you have it. Lastly I stamped the balloon string and then glued everything onto a piece of Basic White cardstock I had cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Then I layered all of that onto a piece of Coastal Cabana card stock that I had also cut out the the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The card base is Pacific Point.
This is a photo of Madelyn and Olivia. Madelyn and her dad, Sam came up to the cottage for a week and they finally got to meet each other. I think they each loved their cousin!