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

supplies

Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

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 ]

giveaway

$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

 

103 Comments

  1. Lauryne Cunningham said:

    Thank you for this fantastic idea! I have lots of 6×6 paper pads to look through! Your cards are gorgeous!

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  2. Alexandra said:

    Love your tips about using busy backgrounds!

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  3. Zora Bergström said:

    This is so greate idea. Love all most the bla k and white with the lovely flowers.❣

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  4. Gail Taillefer said:

    Love your ideas and designs. Love watching your videos

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  5. Delia Wilkes said:

    Love all your makes Vicky, especially the card with the Feathered Friends die cut. It’s really elegant.

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  6. Helen F said:

    What a wonderful set of cards Vicky! I love the way you used the DP in the background!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  7. Brenda Lee N said:

    Great cards! Love your paper assortments.

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  8. Marcia Peck said:

    Thank you for the design tips as well as the beautiful cards. You’ve just made my creative life so much easier!

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  9. Karen Parks said:

    Awesome ideas. Isn’t Altenew the greatest!

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  10. Maureen said:

    Love the cards and your design tips. I have lots of those 6X6 pads!

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  11. Bobbie said:

    Especially like the slimline cards.

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  12. Anna Rodgers said:

    Beautiful cards and wonderful ideas, Vicky! Looks like I better be flipping through those paper pads of mine!

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  13. Sharon O said:

    very clever way to use those 6 x 6 pads! love each of your cards! thanks for the wonderful inspiration! you never fail to make beautiful projects and provide exceptional tutorials.

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  14. Linda said:

    Love these ideas! Thank you for sharing Altenew craft ideas !

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  15. Roxanne Tellini said:

    My favorite is the dotted Hello rose. I love the graphic background to it.

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  16. Denise Ward said:

    I had never considered using a folded 6×6 paper for a slimline card, but it is a fantastic idea, especially since the Altenew pads are made of such a good quality weight. Your cards are simple, but delightful. My favorite is the vintage television card. I’d love to make that birthday card for friends and family.
    Enjoy your vacation!

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  17. Claudia said:

    I just love your videos and your 6×6 pattern paper card idea is just so fun to try. I am always looking for new ideas to try! Thanks for the inspiration! I love the the retro TV, brings back so many fun memories!!

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  18. Verna Angerhofer said:

    You do beautiful work. The cards are fantastic!

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  19. Jacqueline Hall said:

    Gorgeous cards. I like the slim line spin. I also love your use of the pattern papers.

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  20. Donna Payne said:

    I love your work! You are so talented. I have made a couple of your 3d flowers. I am a newbie and your instructions are super easy to follow.

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  21. Diana W. said:

    These are really lovely. You are the clever one! Thanks for the great ideas.

    July 6, 2021
    Reply
  22. Rhea said:

    Beautiful cards as usual

    July 7, 2021
    Reply
  23. Joan Fitzsimmons said:

    Thank you for the idea with the 6×6 poured acrylic paper. Love it!

    July 7, 2021
    Reply
  24. Theresa said:

    BEAUTIFUL papers!!!

    July 7, 2021
    Reply
  25. Angela C. Posch said:

    Thanks for the 6×6 paper idea.

    July 7, 2021
    Reply
  26. Dee Earnshaw said:

    such beautiful work – pure eye candy:)

    July 7, 2021
    Reply
  27. Lori Spitzer said:

    Hi, Vicky – All these cards are superb! Love the use of the patterned paper.
    Your friend in the US –
    Lori S in PA

    July 7, 2021
    Reply
  28. Karriane Goodwill said:

    Love the ideas for using 6×6 patterned paper. I love the card size. Thanks

    July 7, 2021
    Reply
  29. Gillian Louise said:

    Lovely cards and the whole collection is so versatile!

    July 7, 2021
    Reply
  30. Katherine Dent said:

    I loved these simple cards. I was just looking at my stash of 6×6 papers. My favorite card with the one with the skates. Brings back memories from my childhood.

    July 7, 2021
    Reply
  31. Donna de Gale-Kalloo said:

    Beautiful cards as usual! Thank you for the tips Vicky!

    July 7, 2021
    Reply
  32. Michelle Jaycox said:

    Wonderful ideas on how to use up paper pads. I had not thought of using them for card bases. Thank you for the inspiration!

    July 7, 2021
    Reply
  33. Marie T Barnhurst said:

    Really useful suggestions on using colors and patterns to best effect!

    July 7, 2021
    Reply
  34. Patricia R Schoenberg said:

    Your cards are absolutely fabulous! I am in search of ways to use patterned paper and you helped tremendously. Thank you.

    July 7, 2021
    Reply
  35. Sharon Gullikson said:

    The swirly patterned papers are so cool. I love them

    July 7, 2021
    Reply
  36. Nicki Baxley said:

    These are gorgeous! I love your ideas

    July 8, 2021
    Reply
  37. Kelsey Thomas said:

    Your cards are so fun!

    July 8, 2021
    Reply
  38. Jill Rauenhorst said:

    Fabulous cards!

    July 8, 2021
    Reply
  39. Marisela Delgado said:

    So beautiful!

    July 8, 2021
    Reply
  40. Inkin' Chickie said:

    Great idea shares on how to use up the packs.

    July 8, 2021
    Reply
  41. Cathy Finkbeiner said:

    So fun, I love the subtle brown on the TV and the bold dots on the flower.

    July 8, 2021
    Reply
  42. Liz K said:

    Absolutely adorable!

    July 8, 2021
    Reply
  43. Dorothy A said:

    Fabulous cards! I love the stamped images, and I LOVE the patterned paper. Since I am “vintage” I really like that TV stamp- we had those kind of TV’s when I was VERY young LOL.

    July 9, 2021
    Reply
  44. Marie Hansen said:

    These are great! I always feel stuck with patterned paper in general. Thanks!

    July 9, 2021
    Reply
  45. Dee Earnshaw said:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards, Vicki – you are so talented

    July 9, 2021
    Reply
  46. Lisascreativeniche said:

    These are fabulous! I love the shaker tv card!

    July 10, 2021
    Reply
  47. Denise Bryant said:

    Such a fun card size, and a great way to use the 6×6 pads! Awesome samples! Love that TV!

    July 10, 2021
    Reply
  48. Bunny Hoyle said:

    Such lovely creations. The acrylic pour papers are so nice. Thanks for the helpful tips.

    July 10, 2021
    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *