CASEing Coast to Coast: Pierced Blooms Slimline…Just Because

Hello there!  I’m winding down (14 days to go) a very hectic school year and  have been seriously absent from posting (and creating) for a few weeks.  However, it’s time for another CASEing Coast to Coast project with my friend, Karen Hallam in CA and I could not miss that!  Once a month, Karen and I each create a card based either on one the other has made or from a specific theme.  This month, we choose to create a slimline card.  I love slimline cards and was hoping to get a bit of my creative mojo back.  Here’s what I came up with…

Stampin Up Pierced Blooms Just Because Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Today’s card is one that could be used for a variety of occasions or simply just because! 

Materials & Measurements

  • The Basic White card base: 8″ x 7″, scored at 3 1/2″ on the 7″ side
  • Basic Black panels: 7 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ (cut 2) and 1/8″ x 3 1/4″ (cut 2)
  • The True Love DSP pattern:  7 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ and 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (cut 2)
  • Basic White card stock:  7 3/4″ x 3 1/4″


  • Glue one of the large Basic Black panels onto the Basic White card base.
  • Glue the DSP pattern to the Basic Black panel.
  • Cut the center panel from Basic White card stock using a die from the Ornate Layers dies and glue to the center of the card.
  • Stamp a sentiment from the Pretty Perennials stamp set to the top right corner of the die cut.
  • Stamp “happy” from the same set and cut out.  I used the Brother Scan n Cut to cut this and create the black mat.  Though you could easily hand cut both.  Glue below the stamped sentiment.
  • Using the Pierced Blooms dies, cut the flowers and leaves.  I used Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz card stock.  
  • The flower centers are clear enamel dots that I colored with Stampin’ Blends.
  • The flowers are popped up with dimensionals.

Stampin Up Pierced Blooms Just Because Card -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The inside is layered with Basic Black and Basic White card stock.
  • The inside sentiment is from the new Pansy Patch stamp set.
  • I simply embellished each side of the sentiment panel with 1/2″ strips of DSP and 1/8″ strips of Basic Black card stock.

Stampin Up Pierced Blooms Just Because Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I created a custom sized envelope and embellished it with DSP and Basic Black strips.  

Creating custom sized envelopes for slimline cards are quick and easy.  Stay tune…I’m working on a post sharing a few templates for various sized slimline cards.

If you haven’t already been, please be sure to  head West to check out Karen’s creative slimline card HERE.

Thanks very much for stopping by today and for hanging in there with me during my “dry spell”.  Summer vacation is right around the corner and I’m looking forward to getting back to a more regular posting schedule. 

Take care,



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One Comment

  1. Chris from Pella

    Love this bright and cheery card. I think I feel a CASE coming on!

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