Hey, crafty friends! It’s Heather back again today to share more inspiration for creating card designs in both the A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) and Mini Slim (3.5″ x 6″) sizes. The TE Creative Team stepped up to the challenge and I love the different variations that they all created. Some cards were pretty much identical except the card size, some changed the card orientation to accommodate various elements, some varied where/how many elements were placed on the designs, and more! Today, I have more projects to share with you for the A2 vs. Mini Slim card challenge from a few more of the TE Creative Team Members.

Before we get to the projects from the TE Creative Team, I want to remind you about the 30% off promotion happening this week in the TE webstore on select products:

If any of the main products that the TE Creative Team used on their project has caught your eye, we are making a selection of them available to you for 30% off through this Sunday, May 9th or while supplies last. Here are the sets included in the sale:

Now let’s take a look the A2 to Mini Slim inspiration for today from members of the TE Creative Team:

Melody Rupple created two fun birthday cards using the Life of the Party stamp set (+ coordinating dies). She used three of the critters on both cards peeking through window/frame cut outs. For the A2 card, Melody used a larger circle frame created with a Stitched Circle Stacklets die and Inside Scallop Circle Stacklets die for the critters to peek out from. On the Mini Slim card, she used the Mini Slim Square Window Cutting Plate die to cut out three smaller windows that accommodates the narrower card width. I also love how Melody used the Mini Slim – Sunray stencil on each card!

These two cards created by Noriko Fairchild have the same layout on the two different card formats. Noriko stenciled the Candles Layered Stencil set and stamped the details using the Counting Candles Add-ons stamp set onto cardstock panels for both. She cut the panels out using a Stitched Rectangle Stacklets die for the A2 card and a Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets die for the Mini Slim card and added them to colorful cardstock bases that coordinate with the colors that she used on the stenciled candles. Which card size is your favorite with this design?

Kevin Bray created his A2 and Mini Slim card designs using the Little Critters stamp set. He paired up a few critters for each card colored in a fun monochromatic style and layered them both over a background that is stenciled using the Mandala stencil. The card orientation is flipped from portrait for the A2 card to landscape on the Mini Slim card to allow a wider area for the critters and sentiment strips on that card format. The sentiments are from the Mini Strips – Fun & Funny stamp and are embossed in white on Blue Raspberry cardstock.

Annette Allen created a pretty in pink pair of Christmas cards using the Beautiful Baubles Layered Stencil set and the coordinating Beautiful Baubles Add-ons stamp set. She used the stencil as is on the A2 card (portrait orientation) to stencil the design, but then stenciled the ornaments individually across the Mini Slim card size that she flipped to the landscape orientation to accommodate them all. The sentiment strips on both cards are from the Simple Strips – Thanks stamp and cut out using the Simple Strips – Asymmetrical die.

Emily Mydlowski created colorful bouquets of flowers on her cards with the Bouquet Whimsy stamp set (+ coordinating dies). For the A2 card on the left, Emily created a fuller bouquet of flowers by using the larger blooms and adding in extra stamped and die cut flowers. The Mini Slim card features a bouquet that isn’t quite as full, using smaller blooms and not adding any extras for this look so it won’t overwhelm the card. Both cards are perfect for bringing color and sunshine to someone’s day!

Kavya used the Swinging By stamp set (+ coordinating dies) along with the Treetops Background (+ coordinating dies) to create cards in both the A2 and Mini Slim size. Her card designs are pretty much identical, but this is great example of the different look that the two sizes give you. Her card designs combine amazing coloring with Copic markers and ink blending to create the cute scene and I love how she masked off and colored a circle in the background to create the moon! The ‘birthday’ word under the owl is from the On Repeat – Birthday stamp and is embossed in white on Cookie Monster cardstock.

This pretty set of floral cards were created by Arjita Sepaha Singh and feature the Unexpected Blessings stamp set (+ coordinating dies). Arjita used the same elements on both the A2 and Mini Slim cards, but did the A2 card in a portrait orientation and the Mini Slim in a landscape orientation. The flowers are colored with Copic markers and then layered over a background stenciled using the Criss-cross stencil. The sentiment that she used on both cards is from the Handlettered Love stamp set and is embossed in gold on Sugar Cube cardstock.

That wraps it up for the inspiration for this week for creating card designs in both the A2 and Mini Slim card sizes – I hope you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for stopping by and check back again soon for more crafty inspiration. We have new products and inspiration coming your way next week that are perfect for Father’s Day and other celebrations for the men in our lives – stop by the TE blog this weekend for a sneak peek!

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