I’ve admitted before that I might be a little addicted to the New Horizons Suite. So if you’re like me you’ll understand how excited I was when the Paper Pumpkin kit for March 2022 was announced. This all-inclusive card kit is called Beyond The Horizon and coordinates with my favourite suite. In addition the March kit will also include a second 4″ x 6″ stamp set making even better value for money. So to celebrate I used the New Horizon Stamp Set and coordinating products to create this slimline card.
Like many other cardmaking trends I’ve been a bit late to the party with slimline cards. However when Stampin’ Up! included slimline envelopes in the January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue I couldn’t resist any longer. The envelopes come as a pack of 15 (5 each in Smoky Slate, Soft Succulent and white) and are 3-7/8″ x 8-7/8″. So using the size of the envelope as my starting point I set to work.
I began by cutting a 7″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Soft Succulent Card. Then, still using my Paper Trimmer, with the short side at the top I scored it at 3-1/2″. I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my slimline card base.
To line the card I cut a 3-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card, and then cut a second piece the same size to use on the front.
Now I was ready to do a little stamping using the On The Horizon Stamp Set and an Evening Evergreen ink pad.
First, on one Basic White piece I stamped the birds at the top and the grass along the bottom edge. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I glued this layer inside the card base.
Next I stamped the birds and grass on the front of a Soft Succulent Slimline Envelope as my coordinating feature.
Finally I stamped “Relax & enjoy your day” in the bottom right corner on the other Basic White Layer.
ABOVE THE HORIZON
Before going any further I decided I needed to choose my scene from the New Horizons 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I found a pretty sheet with a wide stretch of water and ‘trees’ below a pink and yellow sky. This would work perfectly on my slimline card and I simply cut the sheet in half vertically to make it 3″ x 6″.
Next I laid the DSP onto the Basic White Card and stamped the birds image onto the top of the paper and extending onto the card beneath. Then I removed the DSP so I could add one final detail to the stamped card layer.
I wanted to add texture to the Basic White Card and for that I chose the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. This embossing folder is not designed for taller slimline cards so I needed to be creative. I began by placing the card inside the folder and running it about 2/3 of the way through my Cut and Emboss Machine. Then I backed the folder out, removed the card and inserted the other end into the folder. As before, I only ran the folder about 2/3 of the way through before backing it out again. Now when I removed the card it was completely embossed but with no tell-tale join showing across the middle.
With the embossing done I glued the embossed layer onto the front of the card base. Now I was ready to add the DSP layer but thought it was a bit flimsy to be popped up. So first I cut 3″ x 6″ piece of Basic White Card and glued the DSP onto that. Then I could put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and mount the strengthened piece onto the embossed layer.
To complete the card I couldn’t resist bringing out the Horizon Dies, specifically the grassy shape. Instead of using card or ink to add colour to the grass I found a green scrap of New Horizons DSP. So I cut it out with the die and glued it at the bottom of the DSP layer. With that my very first slimline card was done.
Oh my goodness I’ve never been disappointed when playing with the New Horizons suite, and today is no exception. I also love how different the slimline card looks. What do you think?
BEYOND THE HORIZON
So now here’s a little more information about the March Paper Pumpkin kit “Beyond The Horizon”.
It’s a card kit that has everything you need to make nine A2-sized cards (3 each of 3 unique designs) with coordinating envelopes. As well as the card bases and envelopes, there’s die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive and a Misty Moonlight ink spot. The exclusive photopolymer stamp set in the kit includes “thanks”, “hello”, “thinking of you,” and many more you’ll be able to use all year round. The colours used are Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pale Papaya and white.
If that wasn’t enough March is Paper Pumpkin’s birthday. So to help us celebrate Stampin’ Up! is including a second 4″ x 6″ exclusive stamp set in every box!
I have a feeling that the Beyond The Horizon kit is going to be extremely popular and may even sell out before the end of the subscription period. So if you want this kit my advice is to make sure you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin now. If you decide you don’t want it after it arrives, simply call Stampin’ Up! and invoke the satisfaction guarantee. March is the perfect time to take Paper Pumpkin for a test drive!
BUNDLE BONUS – Did you know that if you want both the On The Horizon Stamp Set and coordinating Horizons Dies you can get them at a discount? Simply place your order using the ‘bundle’ item number. and you’ll save 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately.