15 posts categorized "Mini Slimline"


Wed 20

Masculine Best Day Ever
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome! I'm up on the Memory Box blog today with this masculine birthday card I made for a family member. I used the "Put in in Gear" 3D embossing folder with a sentiment from the "You Anchor Me."

Here's another look at my card:


Here's how I made my card:

1) Dry emboss a piece of Memory Box watercolor paper, then apply Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink directly to the paper with the ink pad.

2) I decided to make a mini slimline card so I cut only a portion of the embossed panel with scissors to use on my card front.

3) I glued the portion of the embossed/inked panel that I wanted onto a piece of Kraft Woodgrain card stock also from Memory Box measuring 3" by 6".

4) I matted that panel on a brown piece of card stock that was just slightly larger, and then another mat of the Kraft Woodgrain paper that was 3.5" by 6.5".

5) Then I added that to my card base which was 7" by 6.5", scored at 3.25 on the 6.5" side.

6) I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Clair Pinecone ink and heat embossed in clear.

7) Lastly I added Autumn Jewels and Crystals to the card front.

Here's one last look at my card:


I hope you like my masculine birthday card that I made today. I usually struggle with masculine cards but this gear 3D embossing folder is just perfect for it! Thanks so much for stopping by!






Sun 10

"Love You" featuring Daisy Blossom Stem Dies
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this beautiful floral and woodgrain mini slimline card made with the newly released "Daisy Blossom Stem" die and the "Love You Posh Script" die.

Here's a closer look at my card:


Here's how I made this card:

1) Cut a piece of Memory Box "White Woodgrain" card stock to 3" by 6" and applied Distress inks direct to paper. I started with "Tea Dye" then added "Brushed Corduroy" and finished with "Rusty Hinge" making the outside edges the darkest.

2) I die cut both dies from the "Daisy Blossom Stem" die set 3 times from white card stock.

3) Next I colored them with alcohol markers and colored pencils to give them depth and a realistic look.

4) I cut the colored diecuts into pieces of stems and flower and leaves and arranged them on my woodgrain panel.

5) Once I was happy with the arrangement I started gluing them down with liquid glue and popping some up on foam tape.

6) I cut the "Love You Posh Script" word die outline twice from white card stock and glued them together.

7) I cut the thinner word die in the set three times, two from white card stock and once from thick watercolor paper.

8) I colored one of the white thin word dies with the same green markers and colored pencils that I used on the leaf dies then stacked all 3 together then added them to the outline with glue.

9) I cut a card base 6.25" by 6.5" and scored it on the 6.5" side at 3.25 so my card base is slightly larger than my woodgrain panel.

10) I added the woodgrain panel to the card base with double sided adhesive foam and then added some tiny yellow Memory Box jewels to finish the card.

Here's one last look:


I hope you like my card for today. I had a lot of fun creating it and really love how it turned out. Memory Box dies are so versatile and beautiful - I really enjoy working with them to create one of a kind cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

See you next time,





Wed 30

Hello You Are Special To Me
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this mini slimline card inspired by my teammate Laura. She had recently shared a gorgeous card with an inked background and white die cuts and it sparked an idea to combine dies from the latest release with stem dies from previous releases.  I especially wanted to use the "Seed Stems" die and add jewels to the seeds so that's what I did.

Here's a close up look at my card:


I used the following dies to create the bottom of my card. On some of the dies, I just used a leaf or two, or a shortened piece of one of the stems to fill in open spaces on my design.

94615 Tall Frilly Leaf Stems
94654 Fresh Cut Stems
94537 Wildflower Stems
94535 Lavender Stems
94534 Seed Stems
94538 Daisy Stems

And for my sentiment I used the Birch Press Design CL8155 Crystal Lingo

All of the stems and dies were cut from watercolor card stock, also from Memory Box.

To make the background I cut a piece of card stock 3" by 6" and ink blended the following Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, and Dried Marigold.  Then I spritzed it with my water sprayer for some more texture.
Once it was dry, I splatted it with black paint, then began to assembly my card.

Often while making this card I stopped to take pictures of where I put the stems and then I'd re-arrange them and take another picture. By looking at the pictures on my phone, it helps me see what layouts I like and which look odd to me. I do this a lot when I design cards because it really helps to step back and look at it that way. Next, I added the inked panel to a 6.5" by 7" (score this side at 3.5") card base with foam tape.


Lastly I added lots of Fairy Jewels, also from Memory Box. I love the gems and jewels from Memory Box as they come in so many variety of colors in one pack and they also have clear ones too.

Here's one last look at my card:


I hope you enjoyed my card for today. I had so much fun creating it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!






Sun 27

You Deserve Happiness
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with a mini slimline card made with new stamps and dies from the 2022 Memory Box Spring Release!

Here's another look at my card:


To make my card I started with a piece of watercolor card stock and smooshed and splattered lots of Distress Inks in pinks, yellow and oranges with lots of water too. Once it dried, I cut the "Memory Box Riverbank Large Layered Blooms" die from it and layered the flower together adhering it with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the new "Memory Box Friends and Family" Open Studio stamp set in black ink then covered the sentiment with post it notes and splattered black Karin marker watercolor ink on it. Once that dried I added the flower to the top of the card.

The center of the flower was cut from the newly released black glossy card stock and really helps tie the splatters and black ink from the sentiment all together. Lastly I added some Fairy Crystals to the card in two sizes. Here's one last look:


I hope you like my card for today! Please stop by the Memory Box blog each day to see more inspiration from the brand new 2022 Memory Box Spring Release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!





Wed 10

Peace Love and Joy
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.   I’m in full Christmas card making mode and am counting down with the Hallmark channel as they play Christmas movies 24/7 till then! 😆   So I have a mini slimline Christmas card to share today created with many products from the current Holiday collection.  

Started by die cutting the Serene Bird from alcohol marker-friendly paper and colored it with Copic markers.   The pine needles were die cut out of green paper from the Lush Green paper pack.   Shading was added to them using a finger brush and Rustic Wilderness distress ink (DI).  The pine cones were die cut out of brown plaid paper from the Woodsy Plaid paper pack.   I thought the bits of gold in it tied in nicely with the sentiment.   White gouache paint was added to the ends of each of their layers with a sponge dauber. 


For the background, mixed media paper was trimmed to 3.25”x6.25” and put through my die cutting machine along with the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate.   Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch DI’s were then ink blended on with blender brushes.   Arranged and adhered the bird, pine needles and pine cones to the panel next before splattering with white gouache paint for a snowy effect.


The Bennet Alphabet letters were die cut next out of gold glitter paper from the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad and their shadow from scraps of Bristol paper.   Heat embossed ”love and joy” from the Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set with white embossing powder on black cardstock, then assembled the card onto a white 3.25”x6.25” card base to finish.

And this does it for today.   Thank you for joining me.   Have a wonderful day.