4 Ways to Use Scrapbook.com Nested Slimline Rectangle Dies

I don't know about you, but I'm loving the whole slimline card craze! I'm on board with this new size and larger space to create and play. Today, I'm sharing some slimline card inspiration with 4 Ways to Use Scrapbook.com Nested Slimline Rectangle Dies. I've combined these dies with the beautiful Pinkfresh Studio Heartfelt Thanks Stamp and Stencils to give you lots of fun options and inspiration. I will warn you though, this is a bit of a long post, with lots of images, but I hope you find all the details helpful.

4 Ways to Use Scrapbook.com Nested Slimline Rectangle Dies by Juliana Michaels

1. Layered Dimensional Frame

For this first idea, I began by creating a card front using the Heartfelt Thanks Layering Stencils and Distress Ink.

Flowers: Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin and Crackling Campfire
Leaves: Lucky Clover and Pine Needles

On all of these cards, I cut a piece of cardstock to the exact size of the stencil (4x9 inches) to make lining up each layer of the stencil easier for me. The stencils do have guides etched into them to make this easier, but my old lady eyes I have a hard time seeing them well, so this technique makes it so much easier for me.

Once the stenciling was completed, I took the largest Nested Slimline Rectangle Die and cut out the design to create my card front which is 3.5 x 8.5 inches.

I then took the third largest rectangle, centered it on the panel, used Mint Tape to hold it in place and die cut the panel.

I repeated this process using the fifth largest die.

Once the die cutting was completed, I had three separate pieces.

Next, I cut a piece of typing paper to 3.5 x 8.5 inches to use as a base for adhering all of the layers together. You could skip this step and adhere the layers directly to your card base if so desired.

I began by adhering the outside frame to my base. I used Scrapbook.com 1/4 Inch Double Sided Foam Adhesive to adhere the middle piece to the card base to add some dimension.

Finally, I adhered the center layer to the card base. Here you can see the dimension created by using the foam adhesive.

With all of the layers adhered, it was time to embellish the card. I added some die cut leaves using the Pinkfresh Studio Leafy Branch Die, which I cut from white cardstock, gold metallic Kraftstock and vellum. To finish the card I die cut a label shape from white cardstock and added the sentiment from the Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set.

2. Alternating Dimensional Layers

I explain how I created this card and the third card in more detail below.

3. Reverse Alternating Dimensional Layers

For the second and third card, I first stenciled a card front using the Heartfelt Thanks Layering Stencil using Distress Ink. I used the same technique for positioning the stencil on this panel as I did the first one and die cut it using the largest Nested Rectangle Die.

Flowers: Tumbled Glass, Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers
Leaves: Lucky Clover and Pine Needles

I then created another card front just stamping the image from the Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set in black ink. Since I knew I was going to cut and alternate layering these pieces I wanted to make sure the stenciled image and the stamped image were in the same places on the paper. To ensure that this happened, I placed the stenciled panel in my MISTI, lined up the stamp with the image and closed the MISTI to pick it up for stamping.

With everything all lined up, I placed a piece of white cardstock cut to 3.5 x 8.5 inches in the MISTI and stamped the image.

Here are the two panels...one stenciled and one stamped.

Next I took the third, fifth and seventh largest dies and evenly spaced them on the stamped panel. I used Mint Tape to hold them in place as I ran them through my die cutting machine.

I repeated the die cutting on the stenciled panel. If you carefully lift up the dies from the first cutting, the tape will hold them together and you can position them to get the same cut on the second panel.

Here are all of the layers ready to mix and match to create the alternating layers.

From here I selected alternating layers to create each card and adhered them to a piece of typing paper as I did on the first card. I also used Double Sided Foam Adhesive to pop up the second frame and center piece to a bit of dimension.

Once all the layers were adhered, it was time to add the sentiment and embellishments.

To embellish each card, I die cut the word thanks from either gold metallic Kraftstock or black cardstock using the Scrapbook.com Classic Type Alphabet Dies. I then added the word "you" in either black or gold from the Pinkfresh Studio Exclusive Thin Words Everyday Dies. (You could also use the Pinkfresh Studio Exclusive Thank You Die as well.)

To finish off each card, I added some more of the beautiful die cut leaves I used on the the first card.

4. Shaker Card

To begin this card I created the stenciled panel using Distress Ink as I did for the previous cards.

Flowers: Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Dusty Concord
Leaves: Lucky Clover and Pine Needles

Next, I followed the same die cutting steps I used on the first card to create a frame. This frame I used to create the shaker box.

Once the frame was die cut, I adhered strips of Scrapbook.com 1/4 inch adhesive tape to the back side. 

I then cut a piece of acetate to size and adhered it to the back side of the frame.

Next, I added strips of Scrapbook.com 1/4 inch Double Sided Foam Adhesive.

With the shaker box completed, I began adhering the layers to a piece of typing paper as I did in the first card.

However, before adding the shaker bits or the shaker box layer, I adhered a couple of the leaves die cut from white cardstock so they would be inside the shaker box.

Next, I added shaker bits from the Lavender Dust Sizzix Sequins and Beads on top of the center panel. I then peeled off the liner from the foam strips and adhered the shaker box in place.

To finish the card, I added some leaves die cut from gold metallic Kraftstock and a sentiment from the Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set that I heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock.

Well, if you made it through all that I hope you enjoyed all the details I shared. I know this was a long post, but I wanted to make sure that I shared all the the little tips and tricks I used to create each card using the Nested Slimline Rectangle Dies.


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