A Slimline Insert Die Can Be A Gamechanger!

I am just LOVING this slimline insert die because the placement and arrangement of the tiny holes around the border and the windows give such an ornate looking palette with just one cut. And just look – three main colors, a few more dies and simple vignettes in each window and we have a card that looks AHmazing with so much less effort! How many times have you tried to line up multiple dies, or worse, tried to use the same die several times to get perfectly spaced windows? Right? Problem solved!

For this card I used Rubbernecker’s Slimline Solid Bubble Scallop, Slimline Inside Bubbles with Holes, Beach Bag and Beach Umbrellas, Flower Buds and Tiny Flower Buds.

A beautiful handmade greeting card featuring die cut beach items and a slimline insert die

Card Base and Slimline Solid and Insert Die

  • Cut the 3.50″ x 8.50″ card base using white cardstock and score lengthwise at 3.50″.
  • Use red cardstock to cut a 3.25″ x 8.25″ rectangle layer and attach to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut a 2.00″ x 7.00″ strip of white cardstock and attach it to the red layer using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut the solid slimline using white cardstock, place it back on the cutting platform, line up the inside slimline die and run though the machine a second time.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scallop layer and attach it to the card base.

A red, white and yellow vertical handmade greeting card made beautiful with the use of a slimline insert die

The Beach Bag Accessories and Umbrella

  • Cut the beach bag accessories and umbrella using red, yellow, white and black cardstock.
  • Assemble the pieces for the bag and bottles and attach them together using glossy accents.  Note:  I cut thin strips of yellow and white cardstock to use to embellish the bag.
  • Attach the hat sections together using a strip of rolled up double stick tape and glossy accents.  
  • Use black cardstock to fill in the sunglasses.
  • Cut the flowers using yellow cardstock, form them using a stylus and molding pad and attach them to the hat and sunglasses using glossy accents.
  • Attach the flip flop pieces together using glossy accents and attach tiny flowers to each using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accent to attach the umbrella sections together.
  • Cut a small rectangle using white cardstock for the towel base and attach thin strips of red and yellow cardstock using glossy accents.
  • Use snips to cut fringe all the way across the bottom of the towel.

A summery handmade greeting card using a slimline insert die to add a lot of detail with one cut

Finish the Card

  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the hat and sunglasses and attach in the first frame opening.
  • Use a piece of mounting tape to attach the beach bag in the second frame opening.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the flip flops and attach in the third frame opening.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the top center and sides of the umbrella, gently round the umbrella with your fingers and attach to the top of the scallop layer.
  • Attach the towel to the bottom of the scallop layer using glossy accents.

A slimline insert die, a slimline frame die and a handmade greeting card using those dies

Here are the supplies I used to make this project:

5322-04D Slimline Solid Bubble…
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5327-02D Slimline Inside ovals with…
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5314-03D Beach Bag Die
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5212-02D Beach Umbrellas Die Cut
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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I highly recommend you check out the collection of new slimline dies here and choose one – or more! – slimline insert die to try out. I pretty much ensure that you will be TOTALLY hooked!



2 thoughts on “A Slimline Insert Die Can Be A Gamechanger!”

  1. This is SO CUTE, Kittie! LOVE the doily touch to the dies! Which make this SO FEMININE!!!! AND your little elements are SO PRETTY in red & yellow! It makes me think of BARBIES for some reason—ESPECIALLY, those little sunglasses! All those little elements are SO CUTE!!!


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