Friday, November 8

Simple Variations on Thinlit Theme

I'm loving the new Thinlits Card dies... aren't you? Here's some great ideas from Lyssa Zwolanek displayed on her blog:

You can start with a basic card and adjust to make one with extended panel... so it more than doubles the usable writing space on the inside of the card.... see directions at end of blog


Yes another option, the basic card can be used with the flip-fold at the top or bottom of the card, or the card can be turned on it's side, as shown below.

Isn't this a great color scheme? I love it. Primrose Petals, Crisp Cantaloupe, Raspberry Ripple and Blushing Bride with Pear Pizzazz. Can't beat that adorable Crisp Cantloupe ruffled trim, either!
There's an easy technique for lining either the whole card or a part of it with patterned papers. Just tape it to the cardstock before running through the Big Shot. Just don't tape down the "circle" edge of the card.

Here's a list of the stuff you'll need to if you want to make these cards.
Circle Card Thinlit Die
2 1/2 inch circle punch
Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set
Blessings from Heaven Stamp Set
In Color Design Series Paper
Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim
Basic Pearls Jewel Accents
You can extend the normal length of the back panel of the card so that it is long enough to fold over and tuck back under the flip-flop part, by cutting your cardstock slightly less than 5.5 inches tall. The length should remain the normal 8.5 inches of a regular card.

The slightly decreased height will enable to you to pull the cardstock through the die so the right hand edge of the card is actually sitting on top of the die and sticking out, as shown above. Run it through the Big Shot like normal, with the new Magnetic Platform, or with the Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed.

When it comes out, you'll see how that extended panel did not get cut off by the die--but it perfectly scored and just the right length to fold over.
You now have a flip-fold card that's much
larger and has more interior writing space!

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