Day 10 Mini-Slimline

Rainbow Leaf Mini-Slimline with Gina K

When I cut my other leaves for my wreath, I cut longer leaves for this card. The paper is the same. The leaf is from a set that someone gave to me. It makes a 5 X 7 gift box and card and it contains many other dies like this leaf. The leaf had no texture, so I embossed the leaves with the Swiss Dots folder. Many of the leaves hung off the edge so I trimmed them.

I am adding this card to the Shopping Our Stash challenge to Make a Tall Card. Since this is a mini-slimline, it fits. The paper is mostly Gina K Designs, My Favorite Things, and Hobby Lobby.


I had fun with a penguin and Valentine theme today.

This penguin is from Gerda Steiner Designs Valentine Penguin along with the greeting. The letters are stamped from The Stamps of Life lovebugs2stamp. I embossed the bottom of the card with a folder from Stampin’Up, retired. I added the red hearts across the card with a border die from Sizzix, also retired. The small hearts were punched with the Owl Builder Punch from SU.

I used the above sketch in creating this card. I group the hearts and letters as one unit and the penguin a unit, so that makes the three units down the left side. It has been quite a while since I used one of the sketches and this was a joy to work with.

There are red heart on the Double D Challenge mood board, so I am adding it to that challenge. The Shopping Our Stash challenge is to use hearts or vegetables. I chose to use hearts. Another challenge was brought to my attention, Colorful Options. February’s challenge is to use the color red.

Christmas Poinsettia

Christmas in July is happening on many websites and video channels. I am joining with Gina K Designs Challenge and Shopping our Stash Weekly challenge with a poinsettia card.

I used Christmas Flower stamp and die set from Gina K Designs for this card. I layered the flower by stamping it 3 times and cutting layers from the flower and piecing them together with foam adhesive and glue dots. I added pearls to the center that I had colored with a gold gel marker.