A Slimline Lighthouse Card

Today I am sharing a cute, summery, tropical slimline lighthouse card. As I have mentioned, I am really liking all the extra space these long and narrow slimline cards offer for building scenes like I did with this card. And I just LOVE that diagonal stripe background – that’s one of the brand new slimline dies from Rubbernecker that will be released tomorrow.  I just couldn’t wait to give you a sneak peek .   

For this scene I used the  Lighthouse, Sun Moon, Palm Trees, Small Birds, Grass #2 and Deckle Hills. 

I am getting a little tropical with this slimline lighthouse card! Check out the new slimline die from Rubbernecker used for that background!

The Diagonal Background and Card Base

  • Cut the card base, the Slimline OPC Diagonal and a 3″ x 8″ layer using white cardstock.
  • Apply Beachside ink to the white layer using a blender brush to create the blue sky background for the scene.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the slimline and attach it to the blue layer.
  • Use ATG adhesive to attach the slimline and blue layer to the card base.

Sand Layers, Palm Trees and Grass

  • Use Kraft cardstock to cut three 3″ sand layer sections.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink by swiping the ink pad directly over the paper.
  • Cut the palm trees using Kraft and green cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Ink to the tree trunks using a mini applicator.  
  • Gently bend the palm fronds using your fingers and attach them to the tree trunks using glossy accents.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the grass sections.

You can almost hear the surf with this slimline lighthouse card - I am LOVING all the extra design space!

The Lighthouse, Sun and Bird

  • Cut the lighthouse sections using red, white and blue cardstock.
  • Attach the lighthouse pieces together using glossy accents.
  • Use bright yellow cardstock to cut the sun.
  • Cut the small bird using white cardstock and color the wings using a mini applicator and Chill ink.

Finish the Scene

  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the sand layers and attach them to the card front.
  • Tuck the lighthouse sections in behind the sand layers and attach using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the palm trees and attach them to the card front.
  • Tuck the small grass sprigs in behind the sand layers and attach them using glossy accents.
  • Use a piece of mounting tape to attach the sun to the top of the card front.
  • Finish by attaching the bird to the card front using a small piece of mounting tape.

I made this slimline lighthouse card using a brand new slimline die from Rubbernecker - come check it out!

Here’s a look at the Slimline OPC Diagonal die. Be sure to check out Rubbernecker’s full release of Slimline dies tomorrow.

I like this slimline lighthouse card so much I might have to do variations on it – what do you think? Rubbernecker released several new slimline dies earlier this month.  Take a look at my Slimline Category to see all the fun cards I have made with them. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this project.

 
5202-05D Light House Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
 

Slimline Card with Colorful Flowers

I have been enjoying playing with the new Rubbernecker slimline dies and love this slimline card with colorful flowers and vases.  The bright colors really pop against the white frame and card base and will definitely cheer up someone’s day.  Making it certainly cheered me up.  I used the Slimline OPC Scallop paired with the Vases and Shelves, Macrame Planters, Leaves and GreenerySmall Flowers #3, Small Flowers #1 and Tiny Flower Buds

This slimline card with colorful flowers is just the thing to send to cheer up someone’s day – come see more.

The Frame and Card Base

  • Cut the 8.50″ x 7:00″ card base and the slimline frame using white cardstock.
  • Score the card base at 3.50″, fold and use your bone folder to sharpen the fold crease.
  • Apply strips of mounting of mounting tape to the back of the slimline frame and attach it to the card base.

You will love making this slimline card with colorful flowers as much as your friend will love receiving it!

The Vases, Flowers and Greenery

  • Cut the vases and flowers using purple, aqua, bright yellow and bright pink cardstock.
  • Apply colorful shading on the vases using mini applicators and Color Fuse inks.
  • Place all the flowers face up on the molding pad and form them using a small tipped stylus.
  • Cut several sets of the foliage using green cardstock.
  • Attach the foliage sections to the vases using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the flowers to the foliage.
  • Finish the card by attaching the vases and plant hanger to the card using using pieces of mounting tape.

Click through to learn more about how to make this slimline card with colorful flowers.

I hope you have been inspired by my slimline card with colorful flowers. It is always fun for me to mix and match colors to create eye-popping combinations.  Check out my Card with Soft Colors to see this same sets of dies with pastel colors.  Over on the Rubbernecker blog you can see Lisa’s brightly colored Slimline Summer Card  and Carol’s Slimline Shaker Card using the Slimline OPC Scallop frame that I used.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you are having a good week. Stay safe out there.

Here are the Rubbernecker dies and inks used on my project.

 
5322-01D Slimline OPC Scallop Die
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5309-05D Vases and Shelves Die
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5309-03D Macrame Planters Die
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3
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5210-04D Small Flowers #1
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #6
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
 

Handmade Kite Card

Making this handmade kite card on this vertical slimline layout was so much fun.  The tall card provides lots of space for the tree and the kites flying in the sky.  I used grass, flowers and a fence at the bottom of the card to balance the scene.  I used the new Rubbernecker Slimline Scallop with Holes, Winter Tree, Kite, Grass, Picket Fence, Garden Stems, Spring Leaves, Small Flowers #3 and Sun Moon.

Click through to see all the fun details on this handmade kite card!

The Slimline Card Base and Scene Layer

  • Cut a white 8.50″ x 7.00″ piece of cardstock,  score it at 3.50″ and fold.
  • Use white cardstock to cute the scallop slimline piece.
  • Mask off the edges of the slimline piece with masking tape.
  • Use Beachside ink , cloud template and a blender brush to apply the cloudy sky background.
  • Remove the masking tape, apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the layer and attach it to the card base.

The Tree

  • Cut the tree using Kraft cardstock and the leaves using green cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the tree by swiping the pad directly over the cardstock.
  • Form the leaves using the molding pad and leaf tool.
  • Attach the leaves to the tree branches using using glossy accents.
  • Attach the tree to the card base using rolled up strips of double stick tape and rolled up glue dots.

This handmade kite card might make you want to run to the park and play or to come see all the cute details.

The Grass, Flowers and Fence

  • Cut a grass section using green cardstock and a fence section using white cardstock.
  • Attach the fence to the back of the grass section using double stick tape.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the grass-fence section and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut the garden stems using green cardstock and the flowers using red and yellow cardstock.
  • Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the flowers to the garden stems using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the flower stems in behind the grass and attach using glossy accents.

The Kites and Sun

  • Cut the sun using bright yellow cardstock and attach it to the top of the card using glossy accents.  Note:  I normally pop the sun up on mounting tape but for this I wanted the sun to appear behind the popped up kite.
  • Cut the kite three times using bright yellow, teal and red cardstock.
  • Mix and match the colors to create the three kits and attach the pieces together using glossy accents. Note:  The kite tails can be used in either direction and look more natural if alternated on the kites. 
  • Finish by attaching the kits in the sky using pieces of mounting tape. 

Come see how I created all the fun details on this handmade kite card – it was easier than it looks.

It’s pretty hot out right now so you may have more fun staying in and making a handmade kite card.  Rubbernecker has so many dies that make it fun and easy to create cards like this.  And, I can’t say enough about how much fun I am having playing with the new Slimline Dies.  Did you get a chance to see my Slimline Beach Card that I posted a few days ago?  I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you get a chance to play with your dies today.  Have a great day.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5322-03D Slimline Solid Scallop w/…
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5202-04D Kite Die Cut
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5309-06D Spring Leaves Die
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Picket Fence Die Cut 5152-01D
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5309-08D Garden Stems Die
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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Here the other tool sand supplies used.

 
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Twins, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Vertical Slimline Beach Card

Today I’m sharing a vertical slimline beach card. At first I was a bit intimidated on how to create a scene vertically on such a tall palette but I love how it all came together.  I imagined I was playing out in the water with the ball and looking back towards the beach.  Once I formed that picture in my mind it helped me figure how to create the layers of water and sand.  For this card I used the newly released Rubbernecker Slimline Solid Bubble Scallop paired with the Lifeguard Tower, Palm Trees, Sand Toys, Deckle Hills, Waves and the sun created using the Mixable Flower Stack 5107D.

Slimline cards are very popular in paper crafting right now and I had lots of fun creating all the layers for this vertical slimline beach card.

The Scene Base, Water and Sand

  • Use white cardstock to cut the slimline layer.
  • Use white cardstock to cut an 8.50″ x 7.00″ card base and score lengthwise at 3.50″.
  • Cut a white layer of cardstock 7.50″ x 2.50″ to use as the scene base.
  • Use a blender brush and Beachside ink to apply the cloudy blue sky background to the scene base.
  • Use Kraft cardstock and aqua cardstock to cut four sand and wave layers 2.50″ wide by 1.25″ high.  Note:  I wasn’t quite sure how many layers I would use for the scene so I cut several to have on hand to work with.
  • Apply white embossing paste to the waves and then sprinkle on clear glitter before the paste dries.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the sand layers by swiping the ink pad directly over the pieces.

Attach the Scene Base, Water and Sand Layers

  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the scene base and attach it to the slimline scallop layer.
  • Use strips of mounting tape to attach the scallop and scene layers to the card base.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back lower portion of the waves and sand layers.
  • Begin attaching waves at the bottom of the card and work your way up the card, tucking each layer in behind the one before it. 
  • Repeat the steps by continuing up the card base with the sand layers.
  • I tucked a small piece of mounting tape in behind the center of each wave and sand layer to create a bit of distance so they wouldn’t look so flat. 

It was so much fun creating this vertical slimline beach card with all the different layers and images.

The Beach Images

  • Cut the lifeguard tower and pieces using red, white and Kraft cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the steps and railing pieces.
  • Attach the sections together using glossy accents and mounting tape.
  • Cut the palm trees using Kraft and green cardstock.
  • Apply Vintage Photo ink to the trunks using a mini applicator.
  • Attach the tree and palm fronds together using glossy accents.
  • Cut the toys using red, white and yellow cardstock and attach the sections together using glossy accents.
  • Cut the sun using yellow cardstock.

Complete the Scene

  • Tuck the palm trees in behind the top sand layer and attach using thin strips of mounting tape.
  • Attach the lifeguard tower in behind the third sand layer using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Tuck the ball in behind a wave layer and attach using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Attach the shovel to the back of the bucket using glossy accents.
  • Use a piece of mounting tape to attach the bucket to the sand layer.
  • Attach the rake to the sand using glossy accents.
  • Finish the card by attaching the sun to the card base using a piece of mounting tape.

Creating this vertical slimline beach card with all the different layers and images was so much fun.

Making this vertical slimline beach card was such a fun challenge for me.   Over the past year or so I have turned to making cards with lots of different layouts.  Check out my Scooter Z Fold Beach Card and Double Shutter Scooter Beach Card to see very similar scenes using lots of the same images.  There really is no end to the possibilities.  Check out this Instagram link for more slimline card inspiration.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a great week. 

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5322-04D Slimline Solid Bubble…
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5212-05D Lifeguard Tower Die Cut
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5202-09D Waves Die Cut
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5314-01D Sand Toys Die
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5107D
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
4011 Clouds Stencil
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Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
[ ELH ]
Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy,…
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Honey Bee Card

Making this precious slimline honey bee card was so much fun. I always love getting new dies and the Rubbernecker July die release gave me plenty to play with.  This card was made using the new Slimline OPC Scallop and Bee with Hive Set paired with the Nested Square Set, Grass, Large Ivy and Flower Buds

I had so much fun creating this slimline honey bee card and filling each frame with flowers, bees and bee hive.

The Slimline Frame and Card Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut an 8.50″ x 7.00″ card base and score lengthwise at 3.50″.
  • Cut the slimline frame using white cardstock and the three matting frames using aqua cardstock.
  • Use aqua cardstock to cut an 8.25″ x 3.25″ piece to layer behind the frame.
  • Cut three green grass sections to layer inside the frames.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the slimline frame and attach the square matting frames.
  • Use ATG adhesive to attach the grass layers to the back of the frames.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the slimline frame and attach it to the aqua layer.
  • Finish by applying ATG adhesive to the back of the completed frame layer and attach it to the white card base.

The Bees and Hive

  • Cut the bee bodies using black and bright yellow cardstock and the wings using vellum cardstock.  
  • Assemble the bee sections and attach together using glossy accents.  Note:  I made the second bee facing the opposite direction by turning the black cap and antennae over and using the back side of the pieces.
  • Cut the hive using bright yellow and light brown cardstock.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the hive stripes to the hive base.

I had so much fun creating this slimline honey bee card and filling each frame with a mini bee themed scene.

The Flowers and Foliage

  • Cut the large and small flowers using bright yellow cardstock. 
  • Use white cardstock to cut the large round flower centers.
  • Form the small and large flowers using a molding pad and small tipped stylus.
  • Attach two large flower sections together for each flower using glossy accents.
  • Apply a small piece of mounting tape in each flower center and attach the white centers.
  • Cut the Ivy using green cardstock and form each leaf on the molding pad using the leaf tool from the tool kit..

Assemble the Honey Bee Card

  • Tuck the ivy branches in behind the frames and attach using glossy accents.
  • Attach three large flowers to the ivy in each of the end frames using glossy accents.
  • Attach the hive to the card base using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Finish by attaching the tiny flowers to the ivy branches surrounding the hive using glossy accents.

Making this slimline honey bee card and filling each frame with a mini bee themed scene was so much fun.

I think the bees and flowers in this honey bee card are so sweet.  The flowers in the set were made large enough so the bees could appear to land on them.  I am so in love with this Slimline OPC Scallop die and my head spins with the all possibilities.  Can you imagine what you have in your collection of stamps and dies that would be perfect inside those frames? Check out yesterday’s post to see five cards that I made using all the new slimline dies.  You can also see the complete list of the newly released dies.  Thanks for coming by and I sure do hope you have a wonderful and safe July 4th holiday.

Here are the dies used to make my card.

 
5322-01D Slimline OPC Scallop Die
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5324-01D Bee with Hive Die
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Nested Square Die Cut Set 5001D
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Here are the tools and supplies used.

 
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
 

July Rubbernecker Die Release

I am so excited to share projects with you that I’ve been making over the last several days for the July Rubbernecker die release. There are lots of summer themed images including camping and fishing that are great for masculine cards and five Slimline dies.  Today I’m sharing cards made with each of slimline dies.  I won’t give an individual step by step for each project today but I will share a full post tutorial for each of them over the next couple of weeks along with tutorials for cards made using all the new dies.   You can see links to the full release below.

The 3″ x 8″ size layout out of the slimline die is new to me.  What fun I had coming up with ideas of how to use the space for both vertical and horizontal cards.  The possibilities are endless.  How about you?  Have you had the chance to create projects with this new card layout that is trending all over social media? 

The July Rubbernecker die release is filled with lots of fun dies including these camping images and Slimline Solid Deckle die.. .

The July Rubbernecker dies release is filled with lots of fun summer images like these precious bees and the Slimline OPC Scallop die.

The July Rubbernecker die release is filled with fun images including this solid postage slimeline die.

The July Rubbernecker die release is filled with fun new images including this Slimline Solid Scallop w Holes.

The Rubbernecker die release is filled with lots of fun images including this Slimline Solid Bubble Scallop die.

I hope you have enjoyed my seeing cards using the new slimline dies from the July Rubbernecker die release.  I’ve listed the whole die release below.  And you can see lots of the dies I used on my cards today in the June die release. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

 
5322-05D Slimline Solid Deckle Die
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5322-04D Slimline Solid Bubble…
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5322-03D Slimline Solid Scallop w/…
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5322-02D Slimline Solid Postage Die
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5322-01D Slimline OPC Scallop Die
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5324-01D Bee with Hive Die
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5324-02D Bee w/ Honey Pot Die
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5323-01D Camp Fire Die
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5323-03D Camping Tent Die
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5323-02D Camping Items Die
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5323-04D Lake Boat Die
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5321-01D Tropical Fish Die
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5321-02D Sea Kelp Die
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5321-03D Seaweed/Coral Die
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