The great ideas keep on coming from Lisa Horton Crafts. The slimline cutting dies were a big hit last year and now we have brand new slimline minis. This range launches on Create and Craft on Wednesday 19th May with an Early Bird Show at 6pm followed by Pick of the Day shows on Thursday 20th May at 7.30am/8.15am/3pm/8.15pm
I am a big fan of products that will mix and match. Here the yellow frame is cut from the outer edge of the Decreasing Stripes. I matched this with the Duo Backgrounds – Stitched Circles (seen in a previous post – https://elisabethhogarth.wordpress.com/2021/05/03/pick-of-the-week-from-lisa-horton-crafts/
Then I die cut and layered up the Beautiful Buds in yellows and white.
Here I have used the all the dies within the Decreasing Stripes alongside the useful Vertical Stamps and Coordinating Dies. I created a stripes frame to lay over a white mat and placed them in a stamping platform. The frame acted as a mask to fit the vertical words in between. I stamped them in black then moved the mat along in between the next line and stamped the words again in pink. When you pull the tab you can see all the words.
Just because these dies are made as mini slimlines it doesn’t mean they can’t be used in other ways. By lining the die up repeatedly I created a square pattern. On this card I die cut into the card base then added the green cardstock directly behind it. To hide the join I added a Squiggled Script sentiment.
Bright and Bold Daisy
On this card I used the Swirling Daisy panel as a frame to paper piece into. Not once but four times. This is a large 8×8 card and by using bright colours you can really make the most of the black frame. I finished it off with matching vertical sentiments.
Slimline Swirling Daisy
The same technique was used as in the Happy card above but this time I matched the die up vertically. Be bold with your colour choices and the design will really pop!
Paper Hugs Envelope
If your budget can stretch to this brilliant die set then I would say go for it. It allows you to create matching DL envelopes for your cards and you can cut them down for the mini slimline cards. There are main frames, side panels and matting dies along with adorable embellishments including a mini envelope, a heart, a star and a button plus the Paper Hugs words.
I didn’t just make matching envelopes with the versatile Slimline Multi Envelope dies. Here I have made a mini album using the outside panel, scoring the pages at intervals then adding the top flap panel on each side edge. The hole for the ribbon was cut using the small button die.
To make pockets for mini cards use the scalloped edge within the die set. These corner pockets were decorated with the sweet mini envelopes.
Another idea for a pocket is to die cut a panel using the Swirling Daisy and line it with a piece of vellum.
You can probably tell that this little album became a labour of love. I could have spent more time on it but I had one more project that I wanted to complete.
Miss P ?
This little kitten isn’t quite the same as Lisa Horton’s cat Prudence but it is still a beautiful image for this slimline album. Yes. I made another album because these dies are a little bit addictive! The papers are taken from a Ciao Bella paper collection and I will leave an Amazon link below.
The pages were made using the main panel and the side flap panel. I made a spine by cutting an additional panel and scoring it at 1.5cm intervals.
The last panel on the album was folded and scored and lined up with the front of the album to create a box like effect.
By folding the side panel back on itself I created a pocket for each page. The scalloped die came in very handy once again. Additional tags were made with the smaller stitched edge panel.
In addition each page was decorated with an illustrated small stitched panel that was layered up onto coloured card stock and cut from the larger stitched panel. I snuck in a few sentiments too.
I am working on a video to show this process in more detail so keep an eye on my YouTube Channel.
As you can see from the samples above – these dies may be called mini slimline dies but you can do so much more with them. Yes they are an investment however they are incredibly versatile and stylish too.
Enjoy Lisa Horton’s shows on the 19th and 20th May and please do share your makes in the Facebook group Crafting with Lisa Horton – https://www.facebook.com/groups/468312444069507
I would also appreciate it if you would leave a comment below to let me know what you think of the products that I have shown in this blog. Thank you.
Until next time
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SQUIGGLED SENITMENTS https://tidd.ly/3eX73qT
For my readers from the USA you can also purchase Lisa’s products from Scrapbook.com
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