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Create a Fall Coffee Slimline Card

The air is getting cooler, the wind is blowing outside, and the leaves have changed color. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. To celebrate all things fall, I have a slimline card project for you that uses some beautiful autumn tones, and I am sharing a few tips to help you balance stamps and die cuts on your slimline card creations.

Slimline cards have been around for a while now, but they have recently become popular again. One of the biggest challenges is learning how to balance all of your images on a longer, slimmer cover.

As I have experimented with this new design, I have learned a few design principles to keep the card balanced and in proportion. Today, I want to share a few tips to help you when you create your slimline cards. After you have watched the video tutorial, keep reading to learn more.

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When you create your slimline card, you want to keep the background simple. Make sure you leave some “white space” around your design.

On this fall card, I used a dots slimline background die to create interest. I chose a subtle Pumpkin Spice pattern paper that didn’t distract from the design and backed it with a deep Harbour cardstock. I just love that new color!

When I began adding the images, I knew that I needed a “platform” for my die cuts to sit upon. Pretend that you are designing a fireplace mantel or tabletop. Your items don’t just float up there- they have a place to rest.

That is why I used those two strips of Mix In patterns at the base of my card. These strips ground my images and create a place for them to sit on.

I also kept the color palette simple. I chose four colors from the background paper and used them in a gallon, quart, pint ratio on my design. The greys from Linen and Charcoal were used the most, followed by Harbour, then Paprika, and finally a little bit of Shortbread.

Last but not least is that big, bold sentiment. Having more space to work with means that I can make a huge statement, and I did that with slimline letters. I just love how these turned out.


I hope that today’s project inspired you to create your own slimline card using a few of the tips. If you have any questions about the project or the supplies I used listed below, please leave a comment.

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here is a list of some supplies I used today
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