Thursday, July 7, 2011

Embellishments with the Basics 3 design card

One of the things I love about my Slice design cards is the great variety with the designs. Some of them are more theme-related and specific, and some have become absolutely vital go-to design cards which are incredibly versatile and work on many different projects. I find the Basics cards have definitely remained in my go-to pile.

The Basics 3 design card has a nice, elegant font and some beautiful swirls that are perfect for adding some style to layouts and cards. I used it to make the following embellishments, along with the Making Memories Paper Reverie (Brun Antique) collection.

Basics 3 font

I like to mix up upper and lower case as well as the size of the letters for a different look. It gives me many more options with the same font.

The Basics 3 card has the standard font and then an extra lower-case one with each letter in a scalloped circle. I've used this for titling in the past, and it also works perfectly for monograms. On this embellishment I added two swirls and also a flower from the Paper Reverie (Brun Antique) Baubles collection.


I mentioned repeating designs to create borders in this post. The Basics 3 card has some perfect designs for this. I just cut out the same shape multiple times and put them next to each other. You could also mix them up with other shapes for a different look.


I cut the flower shape on the specialty shimmer paper at 2.5", then the shadow on the dictionary paper also at 2.5". The bottom layer (the 'B' side of the leopard paper) is cut at 3". I used pop dots to adhere the layers and give them dimension, which makes the different elements easier to see.

Hopefully this has inspired you to go and create your own embellishments!

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~ Caroline ~


  1. I use my slice ALLLLL the time to add embellishments to my scrapbook pages but I never thought about joining flourishes to make a border! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Great ideas! I love the border!!

  3. I would have never thought to make a border with the shapes. That is a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing these with us.

  4. love the tip about joinging shapes to make a border! Genius! thanks for the idea. I will try it!

  5. The border is great. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Super....I had tried to combine the designs in the basics 3 card in the past but it didn't worked for me....these you made..I love them and will try them. I think I need to be more creative.