Three ways with slimline dies w/video by Jeni

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I’m back with more inspiration using the Folkstar cover plate die by Catherine Pooler. Showing how to make three die cuts to make three different cards. Coloured inlay diecutting, turning your slimline die into a border and using a slimline die on different card sizes. Watch the video here on YouTube, or can watch it below.

Coloured inlay diecutting

With an 8.5×11” sheet of Neenah Solar White card trimmed in half lengthways, I smoosh down the Catherine Pooler ink pads to make Deck The Halls and Cranberry Fizz coloured card. Then leave these to dry overnight. Diecutting the Folkstar cover plate die from the red, green and another piece of white card.

To make the next step easier, very carefully remove the card from the die. I want to keep all those little diecut pieces in place as much as possible.

Next, I cover the back of the white die cut with Scor tape double-sided adhesive.  Popping in all the red pieces, then all the green pieces to make the stars. I share a few tips in the video tutorial.



Die cut the ‘happy’ and ‘holidays’ from the Phrase Builder Happy die set by Pinkfresh Studios twice from white card and adhere these layers together. I adhere these on the panel either side of the middle star. And finish card with Crater Lake sequins in the middle of each star.  The Tidy Tray is amazing at keeping all these little sequins in one place and it is so easy to funnel any unused sequins or embellishments back into the tub!



Making a slimline border

This card left me with a green die cut and red die cut which I just had to turn into cards.  First, I adhere the green die cut to a piece of white card and trim this to make a border. I adhere the Folkstar border onto a slimline card panel and added a thin stripe of black card either side with liquid glue.



I die cut the first part of the “thanksgiving” word die and cut the end of the “s” to disguise that this was cut from a longer sentiment. To tie the sentiment into the die cut border I ink blended on some Deck The Halls colour.  Adhering this to the pane and finished with the largest embellishment drops from the Midnight Ball mix. The Midnight Ball are black (but not a solid black) with a gorgeous shine.



Slimline die on A2 size

I adhere the red Folkstar die cut to a piece of A2 sized card. A slimline cover plate die is slightly too short to fill an A2 card panel like.  I add the rest of the die to fill the card and trim the panel to 4×5.25”.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from Cuddle Weather sentiments stamp set with Cranberry Fizz ink onto a banner strip. Then pop up the banner with foam tape to add some interest to this card. This card is finished with three Boiled Sugar clear embellishment drops.


Card bases and supplies

The card bases for these three cards are made from Neenah 110lb card. I have two more tutorials using this die – Folkstar Embossed and White on white inlay diecutting.

Don’t forget to share your makes with us at the Paper Tree Tribe group on Facebook, and use the #thelittlepapertree on Instagram. The current challenge (for a chance to win a £15 GV) on the Tribe group is open for your Christmas themed cards until 11th December.

Find card and ink supplies here and the basic craft supplies here


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