Friday, July 3, 2020

Slimline Birthday Card + Recipe

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I'm still enjoying the slimline craze. It gives you the real estate to build scenes, which has always been one of my fave things to do - but now that there are products built for that size, it's even easier. I like how quickly this has taken hold of the industry!

I was watching Simon's live today and was THRILLED to see that they now carry beautiful, top opening self-adhesive slim line envelopes - I had to buy a bunch! IN MY FAVORITE COLOR - Audrey Blue! So excited. But there are other colors too. 

Anyhoo - I have a slimline card and video for you today. I've been enjoying some simple, "make a card" type videos during all this craziness - it's not something I did a lot of before, but there's something relaxing about it right now that I'm enjoying - so I hope you are too - that's what today's video is. Just the start to finish process on this card. 

It starts with the stitched slimline frame from this cute slimline scene-building die set. I just used the frame portion today. 

Then I used these images and matching dies for the focal points. 

I freaked out a bit when I got my order, because the embellishments I used today COME ALREADY IN STORAGE CONTAINERS AND LABELED! And it's for the system I use, which is this one. I might have shrieked! Zero extra work to put them away - I love this so much. Plus the embellishments are adorable, which you'll see in the video. 

On top of the die cut panel, I ink blended this beautiful layering waves stencil in three ink colors with Life Changing Blender Brushes (inks listed below). Then I Copic colored the images extremely simply, and popped them up with foam dots, connecting the fishies to their balloons with silver cord - I have a little trick for making this type of thing very fast, that you'll see in the video. 

I used these cute bubble embellishments. Stay tuned below the video for crafty sales and a delicious recipe!

Here's the video - if you don't see a video player below, click here to watch on YouTube.

Simon Says Stamp Envelopes SLIMLINE...
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(1) 4x8 Shellabration Stamp Set –...
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(1) Shellabration Coordinating Die...
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(1) Waving Hello- 6x9 Laser Cut...
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(1) Bubble Blower: Transparent...
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(1) Bubble Bath - Flat-Backed Rainbow...
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(1) Sending Love - Clay Envelope...
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(1) Just Keep Swimming- Clay Fish...
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Life Changing Blender Brushes: 4-Pack...
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Premium Dye ink Pad : Sapphire –...
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Premium Dye ink Pad : Slumber –...
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GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Blue...
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Copics at Simon Says STAMP!
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Pre-Cut & Scored Cardstock
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Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
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Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
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LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
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Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
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Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
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Essentials by Ellen Storage...
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Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
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XL Stamp Storage Pockets
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Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
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Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
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Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
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New at Ellen Hutson
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Click the sales graphics to shop the Independence Day Sales below! There are serious bargains to be had. 

Now for the food portion of the weekend!

I recently made a favorite recipe. This can be made with cauliflower or broccoli, and it's from one of my favorite websites! It's lemony and delicious - perfect for summer. I would have said perfect for a potluck, buuuutttttttt we all know that's not happening! So enjoy my modifications to the recipe and a link to the original here. Changes in red are mine. 

What do you have planned for the 4th? We will be making ribs and these amazing crispy potatoes I posted about here and doing some huge house projects. No relaxing here! But possibly starting the week a little more squared away!

I hope you have a safe and happy weekend! 


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1 comment:

  1. Love the fish card! If course, I am a sucker for anything with a water/ocean theme. Pisces child that I am!


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