Card made with the Slimline Mantel Dies. Brick hearth, gold mirror and festive details

Slimline Mantel Dies - Made Easy

Hi Griffinites,

With Christmas just over a month away, it is time to crank out those Christmas cards! We love to create scenes on our cards, and the Slimline Mantel Dies do just that! This versatile die set makes mantels to suit anyone's liking and even decor! If you don't have these, you can get them on sale on our website this week!

Let's create a gorgeous Merry Christmas card together! 

First we create the mirror, fire, sconces and candles using matte gold cardstock.

There are lots of ways to make your mantel come to life, add brick texture with the Door Dies, Decorations and Folders. Try sanding them with a sanding block to add interest, or even watercolor them.

A rectangle cut out this pretty background from the Vignette Papers and Embellishments.

Texture was added to the top of the background layer with an embossing folder from the Christmas Slimline Embossing Folders.

Add the embossed background layer onto a slimline card of your choice. This one is from Vintage Christmas Slimline Cards and Envelopes.

Add your brick layer with foam adhesive.

Top it with the mantel. Add fun details like the gold shown here.

A mirror was made with the gold that we cut and some shiny silver foil cardstock.

Add another layer of the gold for added dimension.

Sconces and a pretty Christmas wreath decorate the wall above the mantel.

Add two holly corner stickers to the top corners of your card.

A fussy cut fireplace adds warmth to your card.

Garlands and candles complete the scene.

Use real jewels or create paper ones to adorn your garland. Send your festive card on its merry way!

There are so many different types of cards that you can make with this dieset. It is a fun one for paper piecing!
Red and gold are always in fashion for the holidays!
Mix patterns for an extra holly jolly card.
Get really fancy with the items from your craft room.
Enjoy and share this tutorial for the next week here on the blog, and access it again and again with your AG Membership (along with many other benefits!). We look forward to seeing your Slimline Mantel Dies Cards on social media, or email us at
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Great ideas. I plan to play with this card and put a picture over the fireplace.

Patti Breidenstein

Such beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your technique with us Ms. Anna.

Vanessa Fuentes

Love the brick backing for the fireplace. I can see using that die for so many other things!

Darlene Clark

Oooo I want to live there!

Dee Ciccarelli

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