I have been so intrigued with the Card Thinlits Dies but haven’t played with them until today. I have seen a few really cute cards made with them but couldn’t decide what to put in the swinging spot (I am sure there is a more professional term for it but I haven’t come across it yet – what would you call it??). I really like this style of card for a number of reasons. It takes less paper and makes a really nice presentation. The framelit makes it very fast and easy (you know those are my favorite words!) so if you haven’t tried it yet, you really should!
I used the Simply Scored board to add the score markings on the front of the card for a little added detail. The flower was lots of fun to make, using with the 1″ circle punch. I punched 5 circles, then folded the two little flaps. I glued them down to a 6th circle and topped with a linen thread bow and button. Now, for the inside:
The inside can be done in lots of different ways, but I used more DSP and a sentiment. So, what do you think? There are so many great ways of making the thinlits cards and I will be playing with it again soon. Don’t you think it would be a really special holiday card? Did you notice the lining in the envelope? That is also made with a thinlit that adds just the nice touch for a special card! It’s a great way to use paper that you have stashed away because you are enjoying your new paper and can’t bear to get rid of the old stuff. Now you can use it and not feel bad about it. It is the perfect way to use retired DSP.
It’s All in the Details
- Stamp Set: Paper Pumpkin October
- Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Sky, Birthday Basics DSP
- Ink: Baked Brown Sugar
- Cool Tools: Circle Card Thinlits Die (#133480), 1″ Circle Punch, Simply Scored,
- Finishing Touch: 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim, Linen Thread, In Color Designer Buttons, Regal Candy Dots
Well, that was a fun little project tonight and I really hope you liked it and will give it a try soon! I would love to hear your comments and your ideas for using the thinlit dies. Let me know if you have anything in particular that you would like me to make. It always helps, I think, to see what other stampers are making. We don’t have to copy them exactly but it can help us get the creativity started. Until next time,
Keep calm and craft on!