Hello Monday and welcome to another week of card-making fun! Oh – and work. Always work! Is it really any wonder that’s a four-letter word?? 😉
I hope that you all got your hubbys/dads/grand-dads suitably feted yesterday – we went and had dinner with our friends and it was a lot of fun. We got to meet their newest addition – Jax – who is a son of their lovely lab Luke. I know he was named as a tribute to his grand-dad, Black Jack – so it’s nice that they’re on their third generation of a really nice line of dogs. He’s a chip off the ole block, for sure – quiet and calm. Smart as a whip! And, of course – he’s as cute as he can be!!
Now that you’re filled with “awwwwww” – let’s talk cards! Today’s card looks like I spent hours. And hours! But that’s the beauty of this fun new Thinlit – the Detailed Floral Thinlits. Just three pieces in the set and bing-badda-boom! Instant wow! And so many things you can do. For this one today, I combined two of the dies with a sentiment from the coordinating stamp set called Floral Phrases – and added in a pretty paper design from the Serene Scenery DSP stack. Take a look-see:
I started by running a panel of Pool Party card stock thru my Big Shot with two of the large dies from the Detailed Floral Thinlits set in place on the panel. Now. I don’t have the Precision Plate and I’m not sure that I’ll get it. I will, however, be getting the new Big Shot Platform (item #142802, on page 190 of the new catalog). It’s been re-designed (beyond the removal of the old tab system) to help the Big Shot cut evenly across the entire rolling surface.
Big Shot Education time-out: All Big Shots tend to cut better on the edges – where the rollers lay. So – that’s why sometimes you’ll see that thinlits or framelits perhaps don’t get cut quite as well in the middle. Well, the new Platform has a slightly convex center, applying a little bit more pressure in the middle – and thus helping to cut all your dies more evenly. Will be especially useful for these detailed sets.
Big Shot Education time-out complete!
Anywho – I had no issues getting my cut paper out of the die or getting all the little pieces out (I did run it back and forth several times – full disclosure!). Once I had it all out, I stamped the sentiment from Floral Phrases in the center of the panel – left conveniently untouched! I stamped it in Island Indigo.
I used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the pretty panel to a piece of the Serene Scenery DSP Stack – the one that looks like cirrus clouds in a dark blue sky. And then I added just a few small Pearl Basic Jewels to the panel and the card front was done!
On the inside, I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and SNAILd it to a Pool Party mat. Then I used a piece of card stock that I had from a previous card cutting excursion and used it as a stencil. I taped the stencil in place with Sticky Note Tape and lightly sponged the rose with Pool Party Ink – then a little Island Indigo in the center.
I SNAILd that into my Island Indigo card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
I repeated my Detailed Floral Thinlits rose stencil on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope – this time I tried highlighting all the pieces and parts by outlining them with my Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker. Different, but I kind of like how it turned out – I may do the same to the inside stencil before I mail it. You tell me – which do you like better? With…or without the outlining??
…and I used a second design from the Serene Scenery DSP Stack to make a custom Envelope Flap (note to self: buy another stack of this pretty paper post haste!!).
Et Voila! This gorgeous thinlit set reminds me of Scherenschnitte – literally “scissor cuts” in German – done by folk with truly mad fussy cutting skills. So….I get to reap the reward with none of the work! Yup – my kind of crafting! 🙂
A cool feature of this Thinlit set is the third – and smallest – of the dies. See it there in the middle?
When you add it to a piece of card stock – with or without one of the other dies – it cuts the card stock all the way across (unlike these that I used today). And it gives you a beautiful edge – mimicking the edges of the large dies. Like this card (that you can see on page 76 of your catalog!) – which used all three dies in the set!
The best way to buy the set, of course, is bundled with Floral Phrases….and have all the tools right together to make all sorts of beautiful projects. And save 10% doing it!
You’re already going online to buy this cool bundle, aren’t you? Let me help! Click here and go right to it! 🙂
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.
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Join in June and receive TWO FREE STAMP SETS (from the brand new catalog!) of your choice (no bundles or kits, sorry!), over and above the items you selection in your Starter Kit! That makes this a really great time to join!
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Here are the details for the extra Stampin’ Rewards:
- Hosts who have qualifying events with $350 or more in sales during the promotion period will receive $35 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards for the order.
- Hosts may participate in this promotion multiple times by hosting multiple events, but each event must qualify on its own.
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- Promotion Period: June 1-30, 2016
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ALSO IN JUNE!!
For the entire month of June, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra Stampin’ Rewards for hosts whose orders or workshops are $350 or greater! That’s over and above your usual rewards. So…that’s even more free money to spend to fulfill your Wish List! Or – you can even use your Stampin’ Rewards towards your Starter Kit!!
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That makes this a really great time to join!
- Promotion Period: June 1–30, 2016
- New recruits who join during the promotion period may choose two stamp sets from the new annual catalog to be included in the Starter Kit for free.
- Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.
- Promotion Deadlines: New recruits must be submitted online or by fax by the times below in order to receive free stamps.
- FAX: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT).
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Island Indigo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Pool Party Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and mat for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
Serene Scenery DSP Stack: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front – under Pool Party panel); envelope flap
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