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Monday, November 16, 2020

Thanksgiving Slimline Card

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Made this Thanksgiving card using my Cricut Explore Air and Simon dies. When I started out making this card I was cutting Kraft cardstock and when I went to score & crease I noticed the cardstock was not straight. I thought I cut it incorreclty so proceeded to cut another pieces, same thing happened. Turns out the Kraft cardstock is not cut even on the 8 1/2" side. Have only used a few sheets out of packet from Hobby Lobby so wondering if they will allow me to exchange for a new pack (I do not have receipt)? Has this happened to anyone else?








cardstock/paper:  browns, red core'dinations, white, yellow 

  patt - leaves

Cricut: cartidges -  Simply Scarecrow - leaves,

  Thanksgiving sentiment written w/ Copper pen

  machine - Explore Air

Simon: die - Slimline Nested Rectangles - to cut the darker brown frame 

Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - walnut stain


The Close To My Heart CTMH Nov - Dec catalog and new Core Sept 2020 - Aug 2021 catalog are available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.


Entering this in: 

Bitten by the Bug 2 Ch Thanksgiving 11/22

CHNC Nov Pattern Ch  11/30  

Dies R Us Ch157 Happy Fall Y'All  1/3  11/28


  1. too cute! I have been wanting to try a slimline! thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2


  2. Very cute slim line card and I do have cardstock that isn't completely square and some are worse than others. I usually just trim it after I fold it to have the edges all even. Making them parallel or at right angles to the fold.Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  3. This is a beautiful fall card! Thanks for linking up to the DRU challenge. Best of luck to you!

  4. Wonderful card with great patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  5. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

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  7. Nice card - I don't think I have ever had an uneven package - but it would be worth a try to take it in especially if you have the wrapper to show it is from their store?? I buy my Kraft by Colorbok from Walmart - I love it! It is nice and thick and around $5 for 50 sheets - they might have raised the price to $5.88 now - as some of the Colorbok sold there is now $5.88 - best Kraft I have ever purchased - I have purchased both the 12x12 [not sure how many in this size] and the 8 1/2 x 11

  8. What a fabulous Thanksgiving card. I love the bg paper and the leaves, so cute! The writing is perfect and elegant! Thanks for joining us at bbtb2.

  9. How frustrating with the cardstock being uneven!!! I'd say try taking the package back...the worst they can say is no. Because that is just not acceptable in a product. Love the card, have seen several slimline cards lately and keep meaning to make one. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  10. Love the card. The leaves are the perfect embellishments. Thanks for joining the challenge at Bitten By The Bug. Dorlene DT BBTB2