Friday, March 19, 2021

Slimline Embossing: Happy Birthday

I have seen other cardmakers do fabulous things with regular sized embossing folders on slimline cards. I've even seen them line them up and manage to cleanly cover the entire front of the slimline.  For me - it's always an epic failure.  I can't line things up straight and then there's the fact that the edges of the folder squish the already embossing portions making them look flatter.  I have no idea how others are doing it.

So imagine my excitement when I saw someone come out with a slimline embossing folder.  There have probably been others but it's the first that I've seen - Spellbinders Slimline Flora.

03.19.21 Slimline Happy

This is for a workmate's birthday today. I don't know her well so while we were both in the office on Wednesday and we were discussing budgeting, I was covertly studying her office.  None of us accounting types have many decorations - just bland, square offices maybe with a few personal photos - but she did have a cover on the back of her chair.  It was Southwestern but in subtle colors.  So I stood there discussing budgets but my mind was ticking through the colors....terracotta, saffron, peacock....!!!

I didn't want to cover the embossing - so went with a simple "happy" and a sprinkling of flower sequins to keep it cheerful.  I LOVE these flower sequins but they are seriously cupped so I assume they wouldn't mail well.  Since I was handing this to her personally, it seemed the perfect time to bring them out.

03.19.21 Slimline Happy side


Dies: CZ Design (Simon Says) Chunky Happy Wafer Die, Mama Elephant Slim Card Basics (the scalloped edge), Taylored Expressions On Repeat die (the mini banner)

Paper: Stampin' Up Terracotta Tile, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Pretty Peacock, Pool Party

Other: Spellbinders Slimline Flora Embossing Folder, Honey Bee Pocket Full of Posies and Black Gem stickers, Altenew washi


  1. I love your inner private detective moment! This is a fabulous card and I'll bet she loved it!

  2. Yep. That's the one! On my list, Kim! Seeing it here makes me want it all the more! So gorgeous - and I adore that Happy die, too!

  3. Beautiful card, Kim. I love the DSP, the embossed background with the colorful diecut letters. They make a really fun card. Enjoy your day!

  4. Love this, Kim! I'm glad to see that I'm not alone i having a stash of new things still waiting. The embossing adds so much to this sweet and happy design. Loving the slimlines too.

  5. What a delightful fun design, Kim! I love how you played with these bold colorful letters!


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