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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fun With Thinlets Dies

During the Stampin' Up! Convention in July I was one of the lucky recipients of a Label Card Thinlits Die package during one of the Prize Patrols.  I couldn't wait to get home and play with it. You can find the flyer for these Thinlits in my Promotion information, but basically this is what the two Thinlits die sets look like.

So on Tuesday, I was blessed to have Sheri Lee, one of my downline and Serena Marsh a demonstrator from Burnaby, BC come over for a stamping day. We had the opportunity to play with the Thinlits Die and some other great products, and had so much fun!  Here are some of the Christmas themed cards we made using the Thinlits Dies. I wish you could see them in person because these photos just don't do them justice! 

This is the first flip card I made using a card base of Smokey Slate card stock that measured 5 1/2 x 6".  For the inside of the card I used a piece of Whisper White card stock that was embossed with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder.  I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels to pop those snowflakes right off the page. 

To add some glam to the front of the card I used Silver Glimmer paper that was cut out with the label die from the Label Card Thinlits set.  It fits perfectly on the swing label, showing a perfect 1/8" edge all around the rim of the label.  Love it!  

The smallest snowflake image from the new Festive Flurry Stamp set was stamped twice in Soft Skye ink on Whisper White and cut out with the Festive Flurry Framelit Dies. I purchased the bundle which is shown on page 30 of the Holiday catalogue.  It includes the stamp set and the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies and I saved 15% or $12.00 off the total price.  I'm glad I bought the bundle as the stamps and dies work perfectly together and there's no tedious fussy cutting.  I wasn't going to buy "another snowflake" set this year, but I've fallen in love with this one and I know I'll be using it a lot this year. 

I cut out matching DSP for the back of the swing label and stamped "merry Christmas" from the Petite Pairs stamp set on Whisper White card stock in Smokey Slate ink.  The sentiment was cut out with the large oval punch, and popped up with dimensionals.   

Here's a stunning card made by my downline Sheri Lee. I loved, loved, loved her take on this card.  She chose to expand the card so the base is 5 1/2 by 8 1/2".  I'll provide a picture tutorial tomorrow to show you how to get this perfect extension.  I think it adds so much more to this card, and I probably will use this version the most when making swing cards, as it just adds so many more possibilities for design. 
Unfortunately this is a crummy picture because the lighting has affected the look of Sheri's beautiful card. You'd never know the base is in Soft Skye with Whisper White and Silver Glimmer Paper details, but trust me it is!  Sheri also used paper from the Winter Frost Designer DSP pack. She stamped her sentiment in Soft Skye on the DSP and then cut it out with the large oval punch. The sentiment piece was then mounted on a piece of Whisper White that had been cut with the Scallop Oval punch. 
Here's another card I made using the extended card stock measurement.  I just love it because it gives some extra space to write your message on the inside. The card base is Soft Skye with touches of Smokey Slate. 

I stamped the snow flake in Smokey Slate for this card and then cut it out with the Festive Flurry Framelit Dies.  I also cut another snowflake from Silver Glimmer Paper and mounted it with dimensionals behind the stamped snowflake.  Wow does that ever make the snowflake image come to life.

Over the coming weeks, I will be showing you some tutorials and providing tips for using these awesome Thinlits Dies.  I wish I had the Circle Card Thinlits Dies, but oh well, I've added it to my Wish List!  

Here is a video on the Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up!  Enjoy! 


Debra Keane said...

Hi Penny. You did a great job on this card. I haven't purchased these yet. Thought I would wait to see what everyone else was doing with them! I'm sure I will break down soon and get them!

Janet Y said...

Lovin' that Thinlits die. This card is awesome. I cannot wait to get mine.