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Hey, everyone! When I make handmade cards, I typically use an A2 size (4.25" x 5.5"). Lately, there have been a few popular size formats floating around out there including the Mini Slim size (3.5" x 6"). It can feel a bit out of the box to design on a different size card, but it's really pretty easy to adapt your card designs from the popular A2 size to a Mini Slim format. Today, the Taylored Expressions Creative Team did just that and are sharing ideas for using the same products and color combinations on the two different formats.

The pair of cards that I created in the two formats features the Bouquet Whimsy stamp set and coordinating dies. Here's a look above at the two cards together and I will walk you through the different things I did on each card size below.

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This first card is the A2 size. The first thing I did for both cards is die cut and stamp the floral elements from the Bouquet Whimsy stamp set. There's nothing better that having lots of pieces to arrange on your project that are ready to go. After they were stamped, I spattered them using the Copic opaque white ink.

For the card backgrounds on both cards, I stamped the Wood Plank Background onto Toffee cardstock using both Toffee and Sugar Cube inks. I cut the A2 card piece with a Stitched Rectangle Stacklets die and the Mini Slim card piece with a Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets die - this was the only Mini Slim specific product that I used!

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I decided on a floral border at the bottom of the cards and arranged the elements from the Bouquet Whimsy set to create it. Some often pieces are popped up with foam squares and some are attached directly to the background. Above the border, I added letters cut out with the Cap it Off Alpha die collection to spell out 'hello' on the A2 card. The outline of the letters is stacked up with several layers to add more dimension. On the A2 card, I had a space above the sentiment that needed a bit more something and so I added a smaller floral border with more elements from the Bouquet Whimsy set.

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As you can tell, the Mini Slim card is pretty similar to the A2 size. I did spread out the elements in the floral border a bit more to fill in the longer length of the card. The longer card length also allowed me to add the longer 'thanks' sentiment that would be a bit crowded on the A2 card size.

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After adding the sentiment above the floral border, this card did not need anything extra above it and so I left that piece off of the Mini Slim card design.

Both cards turned out great and I really only did a few things to adapt the design from the A2 to the Mini Slim size. You can pretty much use the same products, layout, etc. for both card formats. If you haven't created cards in other formats besides A2, what are you waiting for? It's fun to play and try new things, like a different size!

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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. There are also a few products being used by the team that are on sale this week in the TE webstore, so make sure to heck that out! Stop back again, I will have more crafty inspiration to share with you soon!

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