Welcome to the Slimline Card Blog Hop

Slimline cards have recently become a popular card design and many of you have been searching for inspiration to make a few slimlines of your own. This week, our talented blog hop team has been working diligently to create a few of these tall, thin card designs. We can’t wait to share a few ideas with you.

Our monthly blog hops are a wonderful way for you to gather a few ideas for future projects. Feel free to Pin these projects directly from each of our blogs and save them for later.  You may be just starting here or you may have come from Kim Loewen’s blog – either way, you are in the right place.  When you are finished viewing my Beautiful Butterfly Slimline Card, click the link at the end of my post to “hop” on over to the next website. If you get lost along the way, you will find the list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This past month, my creative juices have not been flowing in the right direction. If you follow me on social media, you saw one of my recent attempts at a slimline design and, oh, boy, was it a mess. Even though that card did not turn out how I expected, I was able to learn from my mistakes and create something new.

This gorgeous butterfly card is a small reminder to myself – even after a messy month of disasters I need to remember to love myself. I need to give myself some grace, step away from the craft space, and be happy with the creative mess that I am. Little reminders like this are just God’s way of telling me that everything is going to be okay. 

It is for this reason that I used many of the elements from the You Are Enough collection. I just adore all the phrases, patterns, and rose gold elements in that collection. I purposely chose to use a piece of pattern paper that says “beautiful” on this card to add to all the other reminders to be good to yourself.

I also added an elegantly layered die-cut butterfly image to this card. The softness of the vellum plays so well against the soft cream color of the French Vanilla cardstock. I wish the photo could show you how lovely the texture paste background looks with the distress oxide ink. My poor camera has decided to go on strike and I am struggling to get well-detailed photos of my projects this month.

I hope that today’s project inspired you to create a slimline card of your own and I hope that you remember to take a little time to LOVE YOURSELF. Take care of your soul, spend some time in the sun, and enjoy creating something new this week.

Now head on over to  Darlys Recker’s blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all of the team blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun slimline card ideas. Remember, the You Are Enough collection is only available while supplies last. If there are any products currently on your wishlist, you might want to head on over to my site and grab them sooner than later.  

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You Are Enough Is Simply Stunning

In May, we celebrate Nation Scrapbooking AND Mental Health Awareness. For me, these two go hand-in-hand. Crafting and memory keeping are great ways to re-live your best memories. They can be cathartic exercises that help you remember the best in yourself and others. When you create artwork with positivity at its core, you not only renew the happy feelings associated with those memories, but you also create new ones as you continue to do what you love. That is just one of the many reasons why I am loving the new You Are Enough Collection!

This gorgeous gemstone-inspired collection is the perfect foundation for inspirational artwork. The You Are Enough suite is full of dazzling patterns, eye-catching foil accents, and uplifting sentiments. It includes a stunning combination of patterned papers, rose gold cardstock, stickers, sequins, pocket cards, stamps, and butterfly thin cuts, and it is perfect for scrapbook layouts, cards, and other personalized artwork.

Along with all the exciting products in the You Are Enough collection, this special also includes two discounted bundles and three workshop options. The discounted bundles are available at up to 30%-off and offer various groupings of You Are Enough products, so you can pick and choose the bundle that works best for you and your crafting vision.

Here is What Your Get in Your Everything Bundle

Of course, the Everything Bundle has the greatest discount, but you also have a few other bundles to choose from. The You Are Enough workshops include a cardmaking, a scrapbooking, and a 6″ x 8″ Everyday Life™ album workshop—each of which comes with pre-designed projects and instructions on how to put them together!

Each of these bundles includes the supplies you need to make the projects that will be featured at the You Are Enough Live Workshops in June. You can view each of the projects you are going to make and download the cutting guides using the links below.

You Are Enough Card Kit

Live Event June 21st

You Are Enough Scrapbook

Live Event June 25th

You Are Enough MiniAlbum

Live Event June 23rd

If you love these collections as much as I do, you are going to want to grab them soon because the items in the bundles are only available while supplies last. With all of these different options, the You Are Enough special is a treasure trove of creative possibilities and the perfect way to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month!

I have already started creating a few projects using You Are Enough including a Back to School scrapbook page and a few fun fold cards I created for the You Are Enough blog hop. Today, I spent a few minutes on my Facebook page showing how to make those fun fold cards I created for the blog hop. Here is a simple little tutorial for you.

The You Are Enough collection is full of possibilities and options. You can choose to purchase the items from the collection and create whatever you want or purchase the workshop kits and bundles available through this special.

Remember! There are two discounted product bundles available through the You Are Enough special. – the You Are Enough Paper Bundle is available at a 20% discount, and the You Are Enough Product Bundle is available at a 30% discount – BUT they are only available while supplies last. If you are on the fence about this collection, don’t wait too long. It may be gone before you climb down.

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Create Cards with Every Little Thing

Today, you get a little sneak peek at a few products in the upcoming catalog.  Our Every Little Thing products are full of beautiful colors, patterns, and designs. If you are a Close to My Heart consultant, like me, you have the opportunity to play with all of the products one month before the new catalog arrives.  Creating with Every Little Thing has brought so much joy into my craft space. Are you ready to see what I have made?


Each season, we have multiple card-making kits for you to purchase in the Seasonal Expressions catalog, and, starting September 1st, you get THIN CUTS with your kit.  This time, instead of creating the cards as shown,  I chose to go off the rails a little and create some fancy fold cards using the supplies that came in the Every Little Thing Cardmaking Kit.

Aren’t they just darling? I had so much fun creating these for my upcoming workshops.  For those of you who live locally, you can learn how to create each of these cards at my Coffee & Cards workshop on September 7th.



If you live long distance or you are a consultant who would like to create this workshop, I have options for you, too.  I am offering an Online Class on October 10th where you can learn how to create a fancy fold using our card bases, how to shade the butterflies, and tips for making each card designs. I will be offering multiple Creative Classroom Classes this season where you can learn from the comfort of your home. MissCarriesCreations-FancyFoldCards.jpg


If you are interested in buying the Workshop Guide, you can do that, too. Each Workshop Guide includes a supply list, cutting guide, assembly instructions, and full color photos. The workshop guide is not included in the online class. Make sure to order this separately if you wish to have a set of printed instructions. MissCarriesCreations-EveryLittleThingWorkshopGuide.jpg


I can’t believe that summer is almost over and a new season of creating is right around the corner.  I am excited to show you the new catalog and share all of the new products at my local and online workshops. If you are a part of my VIP Group, you will be getting a special catalog walk-through in September.  Are you ready to make something new?

I can’t wait to see what you create!