Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release and Blog Hop

Pinkfresh Studio Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle Cards

It’s time for another Pinkfresh Studio release, and I’m SUPER excited about this one because there are so many new goodies for making mini slimline cards! I’m not sure about you, but I don’t make a ton of regular slimline cards because they’re just… so…. big? There’s a lot of space to fill! That said, I’m a huge fan of the “new” mini slimline size, and today I’ve got 2 cards to share that feature an incredible new Pinkfresh die set.

Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop

What are the dimensions of a mini slimline card?!

From what I’ve seen, it varies a little bit across brands. Pinkfresh Studio’s mini slimline supplies are sized for cards that are 3.25 wide x 6.25 long. They’ll fit inside of a number 7 envelope, which measures 3.5″ wide x 6.5″ tall. To make your card base, here’s what to do:

  • Take  8.5×11 sheet, and chop 4.5″ off to get 6.5″ (folding in half will make 3.25.
  • Turn and trim 2.25″ off
  • Score at 3.25″

Ta-daaa! Now we’re ready to get started.

Pinkfresh Studio Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle Cards

Both of the cards I’ve got for you use the Pinkfresh Studio Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle, a 15-piece (yes, 15!) set with diagonal and horizontal-stitched frames, as well as a variety of circle dies. If you, like me, enjoy making wreaths and shaker cards, this little bundle is quickly going to become one of the most-used in your stash, I can feel it!

Pinkfresh Studio Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle Cards

To get started, I created two ink blended panels that would become the background of my shaker cards. Lately I’ve found myself gravitating towards teal color schemes, so I decided to switch things up this time and go for a combo of pink, coral and yellow. The dye inks I chose were Candied Violet, Sparkling Rose, Coral Reef and Lemon Whip, and I used my blender brushes to completely cover the back panels before trimming them to fit my card bases.

Pinkfresh Studio Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle Cards

Next, I moved on to the window layers. For the ‘Yay’ card, I used a small circle die to cut out three vertically aligned windows on a piece of white cardstock, then used the dotted circle from the Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle (I LOVE this little die!) to create the frames around them.

Pinkfresh Studio Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle Cards

For the ‘So happy for you’ card, I repurposed the Slim Diagonal Stripes Die (intended for full-size slimline cards) from a previous Essentials release to create some white diagonal stripes. After adhering a piece of acetate behind it, I trimmed it down to match the size of my ink blended panels, then used two of the rectangle dies from the Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle to create a frame that was placed on top of the diagonal stripes.

With both of my shaker windows created, I backed them with skinny foam strips, filled them with clear crystals, then sealed up the back with the ink blended panels. once they were mounted on my card bases, it was time for sentiments!

Pinkfresh Studio Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle Cards

The ‘Yay’ was created using the Pinkfresh Studio Perfect Sentiments hot foil plate, and the ‘So happy for you’ from the Celebrating You hot foil plate. These two plates also have coordinating dies and stamps, and these days are some of the most heavily-used sentiments in my stash! I adhered the sentiments to each, then made some quick coordinating envelopes (how cute, right?!!) with the Mini Slimline Envelope die set. Yes, there’s an envelope die!

I’ve got so many more cards to share with you this week that use the new Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle, first, let’s talk about how you can enter to win it – and the rest of the release, too!

Pinkfresh Studio Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle Cards

Giveaways and Blog Hop

Pinkfresh will be giving away the FULL release over on their blog and YouTube channel, and there will be a total of 10 $25 gift cards chosen from all the blogs on the hop list. Winners will be picked from the comments, so be sure to leave a comment below, and visit all the other stops on the hop! Winners will be chosen on May 31st, and you’ll want to keep an eye on this page. If your name is chosen, you’ve got 2 weeks to claim your prize. Good luck!

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90 thoughts on “Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release and Blog Hop

  1. Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! I love the design and your color palette! Thanks for inspiring.

  2. Beautiful and inspirational in every way! Wow, 15 dies in the miniset. Love the shaker card and all the fun die cutting.

  3. Beautiful colours on two beautiful cards. The new release bundle is amazing. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for sharing. Sherry

  4. Your cards are stunning. And wow that die set sounds amazing. It is definitely going on my wish list!

  5. Your cards are a sight to behold – so gorgeous! I have now added the diagonal stripes die to my “must get” pile! Thanks for such beautiful inspirations!
    Lori S in PA

  6. Mini Slimlines are my Jam. I love me some stripes also. Very Nice & the colors are so cheerful! ❤😘

  7. These are so pretty! I love the colors and the awesome dies you used! I love all the mini slimline dies in this release!

  8. These would make great graduation cards. Love shaker cards and have to try more of them. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.

  9. Thanks for sharing how to make a slimline card base! I have never made a slimline card yet but yours looks really cool! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Love shaker cards. The diagonal shaker
    is gorgeous – fantastic colors. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  11. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you… I needed the dimensions for this card and you have saved me countless searches. Your cards are beautiful.

  12. I am a huge fan of slimline cards but haven’t tried the smaller ones yet. Love these colors and who doesn’t love a shaker. TFS

  13. Oooh……..I had missed the small dot circle die that came with Mini Slimline bundle. It’s simple and awesome. Love the color palette on the YAY card. Nice!

  14. Gorgeous colors on both cards. Anything geometric always gets an A from me. And you’ve inspired me to make my first ever shaker card. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  15. Your cards are so awesome! I love the clean lines and the pretty pops of colors. Shaker cards are my favorite!

  16. Love your shaker cards! So pretty! Thank you for the inspiration and explaining the details so clearly!

  17. Wow! Love your fun shaker cards! The ink blended background is pretty and I love your creativity with the diagonal die. I’m crazy about the dotted circles. Got to have the mini essentials dies!

  18. I love your cards! I make a lot of slimline cards, think I will try mini slimline cards! This collection makes them appear much easier.

  19. wow – stunning cards – love your designs!!!!
    must have those slim line envelope dies – lol

  20. The mini slimline essentials are so fun! Love the colors in your cards, can’t wait to use these new products!

  21. These cards are beautiful! I love shaker cards and thanks to this new release I’m think I’m going to love making them in the mini slimline size. Your blended card backgrounds are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

  22. Beautiful palette and designs for both these slimline cards. Thank you for sharing this lovely inspiration!

  23. I love shaker cards…and yours are amazing! I’m just getting into the mini slimline size, so I’m super excited to see all these new dies! Love your blending and those hot foil sentiments from the last release are a favorite of mine, too!

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