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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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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Ooo, mini slimline cards+ so cute!
I think I may have some of thoe envelops laying around ….. gotta get crafting!
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 💜
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! 🙂
I love your clean and simple style Amber
What fun, happy, colorful cards! Springtime all over these delightful creations!
Such happy cards. I need to try slim line cards!
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!!
Your slimline cards are beautiful and I really like how you use the embossing folders to add a different dimension.
I love slimline and mini slimline cards. Yours are gorgeous.
Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing!
The card with the “leftovers” was my favorite. I love leftovers.
Those slim line cards are so bright and beautiful.
Amazing cards. Love your color combination. Thanks for sharing
I love slimline cards, and yours are great! So many useful tips too! TFS!
Some great ideas for easy cards.
Great tips for using the papers. Nice ideas for some slimline cards.
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!
Sweet mini slimline cards!
Wow. Lots of inspiration and great tips.
Wow! Thanks for all the great tips and inspiration.
Your choice of colors really makes these unique and so very lovely!
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!
such bright and cherry cards! Thanks for sharing.
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…
Such cute & cheerful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.
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.
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!
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.
Beautiful cards! I do love especially the Reflections die!
Wow! Every time I watch you create, I learn something new! Gorgeous cards! I need some deli paper.
Love how you used those die cuts!
I love the bright colors on your cards! Thank you for your video- I’ve never used deli paper on my cards.
Really lovely and beautiful cards. Thanks!
Hugs from Canada! 🇨🇦
Really beautiful cards – thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs from Canada!
Beautiful. Love the way you used your leftovers.
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.
Simply lovely! This hop is filled with inspiration!
Thanks for sharing some wonderful ideas. Your cards are very inspirational.
Beautiful cards Amber! Thanks so much for sharing your video! 🙂
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!
Clean and powerful cards. The slim sentiment dies sure make a statement. Thanks for sharing your art!
I LOVE the bright colors you used for these dies!
Wow! So many great examples!
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.
Pretty colors and textures! I love your mini slimline cards!
I just bought some deli paper and can’t wait to try your technique with my alcohol inks!
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.
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!
Love these! I have never tried a slimline so I really need to try. Love your ideas!
I am really liking the mini slim line cards. These are so pretty.
What fun slimline cards! Great inspiration.
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!
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.
Love your work & videos! This release is no exception. Thanks for inspiring us with each & every post!
All the cards are beautiful. The fourth is my favorite, though. I just love the gorgeous colors and the elegant CAS design.
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.
All just lovely!
I love your work! And videos. The alcohol ink video was great. I never thought of doing the smooching technique with alcohol inks. Brilliant!
My favorite is the hello lovely Reflections card. It is very simple, clean, sharp and put together. This is why we keep the scraps!
love your cards – awesome designs
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!
Lovely use of several of the Suddenly Spring dies. I must go watch the video later today. Love your cards.
Your cards are amazing! Now, I must buy deli paper. Thank you for the inspiration.
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.
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!
Always love new ideas for using leftovers. Slim line cards are a super idea for that. Beautiful new designs.
Wow!!! Awesome technique!!! Gorgeous!!!!
I love the cheery colors of your mini slimline cards. Thanks for sharing.
Love your colorful mini slim lines! So creative!