6×6 paper pads into mini slimline cards

Welcome to a fun blog hop! The July stamps/dies release by Altenew is out and we celebrate with a fun blog hop. Join us to see the new products in action, to get inspired and to win prizes.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

Today I am sharing a quick an easy way to create mini slimline cards and use up those 6×6 paper pads you have been hoarding. If you fold a 6×6 patterned paper into half you end up with a mini slimline card base. Then follow my tips to bring together cards in no time using any stamp set you have in your stash. Today I demonstrate my examples using the latest products by Altenew so you can see them in action too.

When using subtle backgrounds:

  • pick colors from the background to use on your focal points, to help everything come together

Here is an example where I used greys and light browns for the TV, trying to match the circles at the patterned paper

Here is one more example where I used pink for the wheels to match the background color

When using busy backgrounds:

  • keep your focal point black and white to help it pop

Here is an example where I have both the flower as well as the sentiment in black and white.

Here is one more example using a busy patterned paper where my focal point in plain white and the sentiment plain black

And here is one more example where I kept the focal point monochromatic jus tto so you that you can work with some color… adding a color that I picked from the background in the focal point did the trick here. I did’t even bother to color it completly and made sure I have imperfections for a more artistic look. It’s one of those “embrace imperfections” cards that I love so much!

When using backgrounds with no color:

These are the easiest patterned papers to work with, when they are grey or black and white. No color on the background means you can go wild on your focal points. Anything works here and in my next two examples I went with flowers


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Dreamy Sunset 6×6 Paper Pack
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Poured Acrylic 6×6 Paper Pack
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Essential Rock Collection 6×6 Paper Pack
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Vintage Vibes Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Vintage Vibes Die Set
[ ALTN ]
Watercolor Extravaganza Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Watercolor Extravaganza Die Set
[ ALTN ]
Gardenia Duo Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Gardenia Duo Die Set
[ ALTN ]
Adore You Add-On Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Adore You Add-On Die Set
[ ALTN ]
Just a Number Die Set
[ ALTN ]
Feathered Friends Die Set
[ ALTN ]
Enjoy Your Journey Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Enjoy Your Journey Die Set
[ ALTN ]
All About You Word Die Set
[ ALTN ]
Anywhere With You Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Say Yes Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Cherry Blossom Enamel Dots
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Bearly Art glue – fine tip
[ SPL | SSS ]
MISTI stamping platform
[ SBC | SSS ]
Dress My Craft – Mini Score Board
[ SBC ]
Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Paper Comfort Trimmer
[ SBC | SSS ]
Glass Media Mat
[ SBC | SSS ]


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/11/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/13/2021.

next stop

You can start the blog hop here: Altenew Blog

Your next stop is: Norine Borys



  1. Amber Bissonnette said:

    Beautiful cards!!! I love all the examples and helpful tips!

    July 11, 2021
  2. Chark said:

    I love the coloring on the suitcase—the card feels like a retro ad in a magazine from the 60s! And that tv is fab!

    July 12, 2021
  3. Judy Reeves said:

    Beautiful cards! You just popped up randomly on my feed! Being a card maker, I’m always looking for new ideas so I watched your video. Now I’m a subscribe!😁
    Loved the vintage cards and the adventure card and the black & white. ..well, I just lived them all!

    July 13, 2021

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