Mini Slimline Greetings

Mini Slimline Cards are trending right now and I thought I’d make some for you. The great thing about them is they allow you to use up any left over 6 x 6 paper pads. You know, the ones that always seem to be laying around because you couldn’t find a use for the left over pages in them or the pages that just didn’t seem to fit with any of the other pages in the pad. All you have to do is cut the 6 x 6 page in half and you have a front panel for your mini slimline card!

You’ll need:

  • paper trimmer
  • 8.5″ x 11″ piece of cardstock cut down to 6.5″ x 6.25″ and folded in half to make a 3.25″ x 6.25″ card (save the left over pieces to use for die cutting, for decorations on the card, or for matting your other images/embellishments)
  • 6 x 6 piece of patterned paper cut at the 3″ mark so you get two pieces of 3″ x 6″ pieces to use for the front of the card
  • adhesive
  • decorative elements such as die cut shapes, focal images, ephemera, etc.
  • Mead #6 3/4 envelopes (look for the ones that are not security lined) or make your own

Once that’s all ready to go, just adhere your 3″ x 6″ piece of pattern paper to the front of your 3.25″ x 6.25″ card base and you are ready to decorate it! I like to use the left over pieces from the 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock to use as a mat for a focal image or a die cut decoration. It’s up to you. Have fun and let your creativity go! Check out the video below:

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Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription
https://shrsl.com/2ti8z

Adhesive (two types of adhesive come in the card kit, so you don’t need these two listed below unless you want them!)

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI
Scrapbook Adhesives Easy Runner Grand: https://amzn.to/3mA0jjO

Dies

Hero Arts DI345 Infinity Dies, Nesting Postage Stamps: https://amzn.to/3wYA3FY

Mead #6 3/4 Envelopes (measure 6 ½ x 3 5/8): https://amzn.to/3e2PMLh

Mead Security #6 3/4 Envelopes: https://amzn.to/3mOwAVO (These have the security markings inside the envelope for checks/privacy but they are less expensive than the ones above)

Paper


4 x 6 Notepad paper: https://amzn.to/3g2lqLx (Used to keep my working surface clean and to press down on the stickers so they would adhere)

Pens

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush: https://amzn.to/2KMlCAQ
American Crafts DIY Chalk Markers Medium Point, Gold/Silver: https://amzn.to/3dirRIx

Photo Album

4 x 6 Flexible Photo Album to store die cut shapes: https://amzn.to/2Qh8I0G (This is not the one shown in the video, but it is a comparable item. I like that it lies flat so it will store in the spellbinder’s box easily)

LINKYO Stamp and Die Storage Pockets, Set of 100, 5.75 inches by 7.5 inches: https://amzn.to/3tgBvRE

Tools

Fiskars 12 Inch Original Craft Rotary Paper Trimmer:https://amzn.to/30gUAH1

We R Memory Keepers Tool Set (includes precision tweezers and die pick (also called brad setter) as well as othter tools) If you just the two separately, it will cost you almost as much as this whole tool set: https://amzn.to/38m2Kky

Natural and Acrylic Nail Buffing Blocks, 12-Pack, 4 Sided, Medium Grit, White:
https://amzn.to/3dhGqvU ( I used it to sand the rough edge of the paper that frayed when I cut it)

Tim Holtz 9.5″ Kushgrip scissors (with black handle): https://shrsl.com/2wvtp

Mini Cutting Mat Green color: available at Dollar Tree

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