Easy Mini Slimline Cards | Altenew Hop

Create easy Mini Slimline cards and eliminate crafty leftovers. Featuring the Altenew Suddenly Spring Stand Alone Die release. Plus a giveaway!

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Altenew Suddenly Spring Full Release

Here’s a closer look at the Stand-Alone Dies included in the Altenew Suddenly Spring release.

Mini Slimline Cards

I don’t use pattern paper often, but when I do I try to eliminate waste and leftovers. So, I thought outside of the box with the Cheerful Meadow 6×6 Paper Pack.

Altenew Circular Elements Die Set
Circular Elements Die Set & Slim Sentiments Die Set

Instead of cutting the 6×6 pattern paper to A2 size, 4.25 x 5.5-inches, I merely cut it in half. This creates two 3 x 6-inch pieces of pattern paper which is perfect for mini slimline cards! Make two of the same card design or switch up your elements.

Mini Slimline
Slim Sentiments Die Set

Mini Slimline Envelopes

Are you wondering what envelope to use for a Mini Slimline card? These mini slimline cards measure 3 x 6-inches and fit perfectly in a #7 coin envelope which measures 3.5 x 6.5-inches.

Altenew Decorative Swirls Die & Slim Sentiments Die Set
Decorative Swirls Die Set & Slim Sentiments Die Set

Or you can make your own envelope with an envelope punch board. The leaf cluster above is cut with the Decorative Swirls Die Set from Summer Afternoon Gradient Cardstock.

Use Your Leftovers

For this card, I used the leftover pattern paper piece from the first card. I simply trimmed it down with a circle die to remove the Circular Elements die-cut edges and matted it with white and black cardstock.

Altenew Reflections Die
Reflections Die & Fancy Greetings Stamp Set

Isn’t the reflections die fabulous? Don’t forget to stretch the use of your dies by using the die-cuts as stencils and masks too. Or you can die cut a piece of fun foam and use it as a stamp. So many options.

Mini Slimline Card

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Alcohol Ink On Deli Paper

Sometimes you just have to experiment and in this video, I’m playing with alcohol inks on deli paper. I’ve totally gotten into gel press printing and bought some deli paper for that. But, I wondered what else can I do with it, so here we are.

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$300 In Total Prizes

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/25/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/27/2021.

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  1. Amy Brown says:

    Ooo, mini slimline cards+ so cute!
    I think I may have some of thoe envelops laying around ….. gotta get crafting!

  2. Tasfiah Obaid Tasfi says:

    Love your mini vibrant slimline cards, I struggle with using the waste papers, this seems like a really great idea, will have to try these fun sized cards, thank you for the inspiration 💜

  3. I love your use of colour and these cards are so bright and happy! I would never ahve throught to use deli paper for alcohol inks!! It looks wonderful!! I’m going to look through my pantry to see if I can find some!! 🙂 Thanks for the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂

  4. Annemarie Caister says:

    I love your clean and simple style Amber

  5. Katie Amodio says:

    What fun, happy, colorful cards! Springtime all over these delightful creations!

  6. Such happy cards. I need to try slim line cards!

  7. Rochelle Dalton says:

    It’s nice to see something different in these cards! I love the leaf die you used and need to get my hands on it!!

  8. Hilary Bishop says:

    Your slimline cards are beautiful and I really like how you use the embossing folders to add a different dimension.

  9. Katy Glenn says:

    I love slimline and mini slimline cards. Yours are gorgeous.

  10. Sandy Phillips says:

    Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing!

  11. The card with the “leftovers” was my favorite. I love leftovers.

  12. Gayle Hicks says:

    Those slim line cards are so bright and beautiful.

  13. Amazing cards. Love your color combination. Thanks for sharing

  14. Sam Burnett says:

    I love slimline cards, and yours are great! So many useful tips too! TFS!

  15. Rosemarie Donlin says:

    Some great ideas for easy cards.

  16. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Great tips for using the papers. Nice ideas for some slimline cards.

  17. Elizabeth Kuhn says:

    Slimline is so in right now! It’s such a fun dimension to work with, and I love what you did with your beauties. So much color! Love it!

  18. Susan Babcock says:

    Sweet mini slimline cards!

  19. Lindsey F says:

    Wow. Lots of inspiration and great tips.

  20. Lindsey Fabian says:

    Wow! Thanks for all the great tips and inspiration.

  21. Maria Christakos says:

    Your choice of colors really makes these unique and so very lovely!

  22. Cyndi+Morris says:

    I’m finally convinced that the slimline style card is not a “passing fancy.” I’m just getting started making them and I’m starting with the mini slimline. Your gorgeous cards have inspired me!

  23. such bright and cherry cards! Thanks for sharing.

  24. Jeanne Beam says:

    Awesome cards! Love using leftover paper…
    Such a great video. I love using deli paper but I haven’t tried it with alcohol inks. I will definitely try it..
    Thanks for sharing…

  25. Sandra Baggarly says:

    Such cute & cheerful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

  26. I’m enjoying the mini slimlines lately and nice tips for using leftover patterned paper. I use patterned paper frequently and have so many snippets.

  27. Love your fun, cheerful and playful colors on these cute cards, Amber, and the way you used up left over papers! I am definitely going to give the alcohol inks on deli paper tips! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Sharon Gullikson says:

    You have some good ideas there. I just love Altenew flowers…..and I like to use up left overs, too. It’s like they are “free” because they were just extras.

  29. Linda Conway says:

    Beautiful cards! I do love especially the Reflections die!

  30. Kristine Boydstun says:

    Wow! Every time I watch you create, I learn something new! Gorgeous cards! I need some deli paper.

  31. Anneleise Hampson says:

    Love how you used those die cuts!

  32. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love the bright colors on your cards! Thank you for your video- I’ve never used deli paper on my cards.

  33. Rachelle Arcaro says:

    Really lovely and beautiful cards. Thanks!
    Hugs from Canada! 🇨🇦

  34. Rachelle Arcaro says:

    Really beautiful cards – thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs from Canada!

  35. Brenda Lee N says:

    Beautiful. Love the way you used your leftovers.

  36. Absolutely love this size card and the cheery ones you made with this great new release. I am a sucker for the circle elements but the reflections die is growing on me. Thanks for the inspiration and great video.

  37. Thanks for sharing some wonderful ideas. Your cards are very inspirational.

  38. Bev Karolak says:

    Beautiful cards Amber! Thanks so much for sharing your video! 🙂

  39. The bright colors of the patterned papers works perfectly for your different card designs! I loved seeing the bonus video – I never would have thought to use deli paper but it looked to be a fabulous way to play with alcohol inks, with gorgeous results for both cards! Thanks for all the amazing inspiration!

  40. Marisela Delgado says:

    Lovely colors!

  41. Mary Ann Reilly says:

    Clean and powerful cards. The slim sentiment dies sure make a statement. Thanks for sharing your art!

  42. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I LOVE the bright colors you used for these dies!

  43. Nicki Baxley says:

    Wow! So many great examples!

  44. Michele W says:

    Thanks for the amazing video! I never would have thought to use deli paper on my cards but I will be trying it now. And to think you can’t see where it’s glued or where you use foam tape like you can with vellum … opens up all sorts of possibilities.

  45. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty colors and textures! I love your mini slimline cards!

  46. Connie I Hoffman says:

    I just bought some deli paper and can’t wait to try your technique with my alcohol inks!

  47. Jill Rauenhorst says:

    Your cards are so colorful and fun! Thanks for sharing the video using deli paper. I’ve only tried alcohol ink once, last week actually, on glossy photo paper that I had. Love the look on that deli paper, might have to get some! Thanks for the inspiration.

  48. Beautiful cards! Love the mini slimline (love that new circle die set, too) and the experiment with deli paper was super. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  49. Melissa Leftrick says:

    Love these! I have never tried a slimline so I really need to try. Love your ideas!

  50. Talitha Wright says:

    I am really liking the mini slim line cards. These are so pretty.

  51. Joni Mastronardi says:

    What fun slimline cards! Great inspiration.

  52. Love this mini slim line cards Amber, the last one is fabulous, love the way you used the reflections die and scraps! Thanks for the inspiration!

  53. Dorothy Ayotte says:

    What fun, happy cards. That cheerful meadow paper pad is so fun and colorful, and just perfect with these new dies! I love the new sentiment dies and how they can be trimmed to fit any size card.

  54. Vickie S Davis says:

    Love your work & videos! This release is no exception. Thanks for inspiring us with each & every post!

  55. All the cards are beautiful. The fourth is my favorite, though. I just love the gorgeous colors and the elegant CAS design.

  56. Caroline R. says:

    Wonderful cards, dear Amber! Thank you so much for sharing!
    I have used alcohol inks on so many substrates, I don’t believe there is any left to experiment with. I’ve used it on white tissue paper in a very similar fashion as you used the deli paper — only I limited myself to one soft color and a metallic, left white space and used it for gift wrapping. LOVED the result. Deli paper is another one I have experimented with and also watercolor paper. For the latter I mix the inks into drops of rubbing alcohol at a ratio of 1:3 and used on different areas of my watercolor sheet so I could still also use watercolors and other media. It is fascinating how fast the paper absorbs the alcohol ink.
    Happy coloring!

  57. Joni J. Seith says:

    I love your work! And videos. The alcohol ink video was great. I never thought of doing the smooching technique with alcohol inks. Brilliant!

  58. Roxanne Tellini says:

    My favorite is the hello lovely Reflections card. It is very simple, clean, sharp and put together. This is why we keep the scraps!

  59. Dee Earnshaw says:

    love your cards – awesome designs

  60. Love the look of your cards! Thanks for the video using the deli paper–thinking of giving it a try. Alcohol inks and I have not gotten along well in the past, maybe this will help!

  61. Carolyn Reiners says:

    Lovely use of several of the Suddenly Spring dies. I must go watch the video later today. Love your cards.

  62. Bonnie Johnson says:

    Your cards are amazing! Now, I must buy deli paper. Thank you for the inspiration.

  63. Patricia Wilson says:

    Oh my! I loved the technique with the deli paper. It reminds me a little of tie dye. The flowers stamped and cut out with this were amazing, so delicate. I’m trying that one. Thanks so much for your interesting take on alcohol inks.

  64. barbara lassiter says:

    I’m really loving the mini slimline card design. I found a box of 65 perfectly sized white envelopes in my stash for use with them and I haven’t looked back. Lol! Your cards are beautiful and cheery and I think this size is perfect for using up leftover pieces because you don’t need as much. I liked the tips from the video on Alcohol Ink and Deli paper because I originally bought Deli paper to use with alcohol ink. Thanks!

  65. Always love new ideas for using leftovers. Slim line cards are a super idea for that. Beautiful new designs.

  66. Maureen Reiss says:

    Wow!!! Awesome technique!!! Gorgeous!!!!

  67. I love the cheery colors of your mini slimline cards. Thanks for sharing.

  68. Bernadette says:

    Love your colorful mini slim lines! So creative!