I often get inspired to mix and match elements, stamp sets, dies and Designer Series Paper. That’s what this card is. It’s a menagerie of products that I think would make some great Fall “happy mail”.

Today’s Card Story

  • Being overdue for a slimline card, the idea of one was my inspiration.
  • I don’t have a “Pieces and Parts” photo today. When I remembered to take one, I already glued the leaves to the patterned paper layer.
  • That isn’t so horrible, but I used the last of my Leaf Label tags.
  • This one’s simple enough that I know the “visual” won’t make a difference for your inspiration.
  • If you don’t have the Leaf Label tags and want to duplicate this design, find a large element and go with it.
  • The size of the maple leaves is approximately a 2″ square.

Here’s How  I Did It

  • My preference for a slimline design is what I call a “Mini Slimline”.
  • The card measures 3 1/2″ x 7″, and fits perfectly into a Monarch size envelope.
  • The Crumb Cake cardstock base is a 7″ square, scored at 3 1/2″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 3 1/4″ x 6 3/4″.
  • I die cut a bunch of leaf sprays using the Country Wreaths Dies and my Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. It’s so easy to die cut lots of little pieces with the Mini cutting machine. I sat it in front of me and cut.
  • I used scraps of Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Poppy Parade for the small leaf die cuts.
  • Simply attach the larger elements first (in this case, it’s the maple leaves), and arrange your smaller die cuts around the front of the card.
  • I enjoyed not only arranging the leaf sprays but also mixing in the Fall colors.
  • Have fun with your elements.
  • I stamped the sentiments from the Cottage Wreath stamp set with Cherry Cobbler ink and added a few Amber Gems for some sparkle.

So, find three large die cut elements, scatter some small, fun shapes around, add a sentiment and a little sparkle and create some “happy mail” !

… the only limitation is your imagination!


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