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Hey, everyone! There's a release happening at Taylored Expressions today for new Mini Slim Essentials products! The Mini Slim card size (3.5" x 6") is a great format for something a little bit different, but not as big as the Slim Line card size. My that I have to share with you today also have bit of a magical theme to them AND I was able to add a few more designs for my birthday card stash!

The new products that I am sharing today are available to purchase RIGHT NOW in the Taylored Expressions webstore!


This first project features the Mini Slim Square Window Cutting Plate die and I used it to create this magical birthday shaker card. The panel cut out with the Mini Slim Square Window Cutting Plate is a piece of Sugar Cube cardstock that I did a rainbow blend on with my Blender Brushes, added the Mini Slim Candy Cane stencil over the top, and used my Blender Brushes to do the same blend again. I stamped the dragon, unicorn, and yeti from the Little Critters stamp set so they peek through the windows and colored them with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol.


I stamped the sentiments on the front of the card with Oreo ink and then I used Foam Sticky Strips, window acetate, and Bits & Pieces - Sparkly Stars to transform the card design into a shaker.

Watch the video below that was featured over on the Taylored Expressions blog this week to see how I created this project from start to finish:




This next card is a trifold Mini Slim card and I used the new Mini Slim Trifold Template + Dies - Circle set to cut out the layered window on the front of the card. You might remember that there was a square version of this template released in the past. It's great to have a circle option fr the window and there is also a new hexagon option too!

The pegasus in the window is from the Dreamer Stamp & Die Combo set. I stamped it in Oreo ink on Sugar Cube cardstock and colored it with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol.


I used the Stitched Cloud Duo dies to cut out the clouds that are added to each layer of the card. I added Stick It double sided adhesive to the front of the Sugar Cube cardstock that the clouds are cut from. After they were cut out, I peeled off the paper backing, and dipped the clouds into clear glitter. I love all the sparkle the clouds added to this magical card!


The sentiment strips on the card front and inside are from the Mini Strips - Fun & Funny stamp. I embossed them in white on Toffee cardstock and cut them out with the coordinating Mini Strips die.



This last set of Mini Slim cards features the new Cap it Off Alpha dies. Alphabet dies are the best for customizing sentiments and personalizing your projects! I loved the rainbow striped paper that I created on the shaker card above and wanted to use that again with the die cut letters. I paired the rainbow blend with Sugar Cube cardstock and was able to create two cards with the 'wish' word by reversing how I did the letters on each card - one with the rainbow as the outline and white as the inset, and one with the white as the outline and the rainbow as the inset. I used the rest of the rainbow paper cut in strips at the bottom of the card.


The star pattern in the background of the card is added with the Masking Stencils - Stars set using Sugar Cube ink. I layered the letters to spell 'wish' over the top and stamped the 'happy birthday to you' sentiment from the Just Saying stamp set underneath in Oreo ink. I whipped up a few silver glitter stars and scattered them around the card front for a sparkly finishing touch.



January 26th through Sunday, January 30th (or while supplies last), you can get the Little Critters Mini Slim Bundle for 15% off! The bundle includes the Little Critters stamp set, the Just Saying stamp set, and the Mini Slim Square Window Cutting Plate die. The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, January 30th.

Thank you so much for joining me today. Make sure you stop by the Taylored Expressions blog to see more and link up the the TE Creative Team blog posts for today. You can also find more details about the new Mini Slim Essentials products! Stop back again, I will have more crafty inspiration to share with you soon!