Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Express yourself with thinlit dies

I was talking to a lady about the new seasonal catalogue yesterday and was surprised to hear her say that she just can't think about Christmas at this time of year. It wasn't so much the not thinking about Christmas that surprised me, it was that she had assumed the catalogue was just about Christmas. It IS full of exciting festive kits, stamps, papers and embellishments of course (so those that are happy to think about Christmas can get started now!) but there are loads of other fabulous new items too. Today's card was made with one that leapt out at me! Come and see:

Doesn't the die-cut word pack a punch?! It was cut with one of the new Expressions Thinlits dies (p.36 of the seasonal catalogue). TIP: If you find a word doesn't pop easily out of your new die, try tapping the die with your embossing buddy before using it to cut your card stock.


The die says 'thankful' in fact but I chopped the end off with my paper snips to leave the word 'thank' and teamed it with the word 'you' from Oh Hello.  I layered these over some beautifully subtle washi tape strips. One is a herringbone design from the new Season of Style washi tape pack (p.25 of the new catalogue) which I've found works brilliantly with many of the other Stampin' Up designs like this one from the Epic Day pack.

I loved making this simple card and have plenty more ideas up my sleeve for using these dies - watch this space!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Oh Hello
Ink: Pumpkin Pie marker
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Basic Black
Other: Word window punch, Expressions thinlits dies, Big Shot, Epic Day and Season of Style washi tape
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I was talking to my daughter (who must have been taking a brief break from going to parties) yesterday. "You sound like a bally fool to me!" I said, pretending to be a cross posh person. "Oh no Mummy!" she protested. "I wouldn't mind being a ballet foal but not a bally fool!" She does keep me amused!

See you tomorrow,

7 comments:

  1. Love how you made this Vicky-that die is fabulous-I can imgine it will be well used!
    I love the image of the Ballet Foal(coplete with pink Tutu and point shoes tee hee!)
    Nessa xx

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  2. Very striking card Vicky. Good idea to use just part of the word.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  3. The bright orange is certainly very eye-catching with those subtle washi tapes, and the overall effect is wonderfully elegant. I'm so pleased you had a nice time away with your family and hope you are enjoying the last few days of holiday before your children return to school.

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  4. Lovely CAS simple card Vicky and love the die

    Anne

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  5. Love it Vicky. The "thank" really jumps out at you. Love washi tape too.

    Kat xx

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  6. Hi Vicky
    Love the colours you have used.... Card gorgeous as ever...,
    Hugs Sylvie xxx
    Thanks for the tip on using the Embossing Buddy......

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  7. I do love how you've used that die Vicky...I would've done the same! 'Thankful' is just not used so much in England I find!
    Lizy xx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x