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Slimline Cards

Punched shapes and stamped images to make slimline cards.

Let’s make slimline cards.

Here’s how:

  1. Let’s get the card base sorted. Use a piece of standard size card base (A4 cut in half). You need your card base in a horizontal orientation. Score your card base at a little under the 3 inch mark. You will end up with a slimline card base that’s 8-1/4 x 3 inch.
  2. Next, get some Designer Series Paper (DSP), preferably double-sided and use a punch to punch out shapes. Alternatively, you can punch out square tiles and then stamp images on them.
  3. Lastly, arrange your punched out shapes and glue them on your card base. Make patterns like you would when you’re tiling the wall or floor. The trick to lining them up equally is to always start at the centre. Once you’ve arranged your tiles equally, then you can start sticking them down one by one.

It’s easy and doesn’t take too long. It will be fun to make matching envelopes for your cards too because slimline cards are longer than your ordinary cards and they will not fit in the standard C6 envelopes.

Here are suggested products to help you make slimline cards at home:

I hope that you enjoyed this slimline card technique and that you’ll give it a go.

Would you like to make slimline cards in class? Let me know so we can organise one for you. Bring along your friends so you can share the experience.

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