This mini slimline card is so easy to make and sends sweet wishes for spring!

It’s getting to be that time where all I want to create are handmade spring cards. I know it’s around the corner and I can’t wait so I like to hurry it along by making cards that feel fresh and pretty and……well springy! At the same time I am really enjoying making mini slimline cards. They are perfectly suited to smaller scenes, let simple elements really stand out and they don’t require any additional postage like their full sized cousins. 

I love to make a spring projects with pretty spring colors.  I used the new Mini Slimline Tabbed Deckle and Mini Slimline Nested Stitch to create the soft blue card base and bright pink frame. The Spring Word with Shadow was cut in blue and white and were embellished using the pink and yellow Tiny Flower Buds and the green Tiny Leave #2.  

today's idea for handmade spring cards mini slimline sized with dainty die cut details

Mini Slimline Card Base and Mini Slimline Frame

  • Use light blue cardstock to cut a 6.00″ x 7.00″ layer and score down the center to create a 6.00″ x 3.50″ card base.
  • Cut a blue Mini Slimline Tabbed Deckle layer using the largest die and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Use bright pink cardstock to cut a Mini Slimline Nested with Stitch layer using the second largest die.
  • Place the layer back on the cutting platform, line up the third die and secure it in place with mounting tape and cut the frame opening.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the pink frame and attach to the card base.

Pretty mini slimline sized handmade spring cards using simple dies for layering, the sentiment and tiny details

Spring Word, Shadow and Floral Embellishments

  • Use blue and white cardstock to cut the Spring Word with Shadow.
  • Apply Connect Glue to the back of the spring die cut and attach it to the white shadow.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the shadow, line it up inside the frame and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut the Tiny Flower Buds using pink and yellow cardstock and green cardstock to cut Tiny Leaves #2.
  • Place the tiny flowers face up on the molding pad and push down in the center of each using a small tipped stylus.
  • Trim off the top portion of the tiny leaves, place them on the molding pad and gently push down in the center to create dimension.
  • Attach the flowers to the center of the leaves using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the flowers and leaves to the spring and shadow.

Check out my handmade spring cards category if you would more spring card inspiration. 


The die cut sentiment details from today's idea for handmade spring cards adorned with tiny die cut details

 
5426D Mini Slimline Tabbed Deckle
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5425D Mini Slimline Nested with stitch
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5406-01D Spring word w/ Shadow Die
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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5334-02D Tiny Leaves #2 Die
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
[ SRH ]
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
[ RBB ]
Amazon.com : Dahle 550 Professional…
[ AMZUS ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Connect Glue, Gina K Designs
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ]
Amazon.com: Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
[ AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
[ AMZUS ]
 


How about you – are you into the handmade spring cards phase of your card making? Share with me your favorite ideas for spring cards and let’s get inspired together!