UPDATE: This is DAWN’S video on HT use the envelope ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD... so thought I’d send you the link… just click on the blue and see how it works…
HEY HOW DO YOU LIKE MY NEW HEADER…
This week we are going to take a quick look at my recent travel…First we a lovely picture of Mt Rainier and Myrtle Falls … we spent a few nights there and were able to see the BLUE MOON while there..We stayed at the PARADISE INN and that’s where the moon photos were taken from the parking lot… My BFF Stephanie Goggleye took this one that is actually blue and we have no idea how it came out that way but hey it looks terrific doesn’t it. Then I took the other one with the lights of Paradise Inn in the foreground. Then my hubby and I went on down to BANDON OREGON and we fell in love with beach there. Its a quaint little town and the beaches are lovely as you can see with lots of SEA STACKS…long drive but we had a great time and my neighbor has been going there for years and her photos made me want to see it for myself then she also suggested a Winery the ABACELA WINERY in Roseburg and it was wonderful also and yes we did buy some wine. lol Ok I have tons more photos but I wont’ bore you with them..PS all photos here were taken with IPHONE…I love APPLE
Now on to the cards…SCS FLIP FLOP /SWIVEL CARD
Now I am going to link you to the the SCS FLIP FLOP CARD I think I actually may have shared this one with you before but I am sharing it again because it is the one that the THINLITS are based on… BUT the FLIP FLOP/SWING card will tell you how to cut your own.
THINLITS FROM STAMPIN UP
I saw these are Dawn’s web site and fell in love with them.. they are a little pricey but the good news is that they both cut the card and score it where necessary for it to fold properly… they also come with several other dies that you can use with the card. The bad news is that they are designed for the BIG SHOT which I don’t have and it is maybe a little bigger and maybe presses a little harder than my CUTTLEBUG soooo some of the dies mainly the word ones are too curvey and to involoved to cut well on the CUTTLEBUG but frankly they are also hard to read words so I would not use them in any case. They are available from any of the STAMPIN UP dealers but as you know I buy my stuff from DAWN so here is her website and she will show you how she used them.. DAWN’S THINLITS CIRCLE VIDEO and DAWN’S LABEL THINLIT VIDEO
The next think I want to show you with my cards, yeah I had to make quite a few…lol….is that you can make them either vertical or horizontal…your choice and below with my samples you see I have done some either way. In addition you can also use your embossing folders to emboss them on either side of the fold and give your card a little extra pizazz…the other dies that work with them allow you to layer them . Now if you do layer them as I have or use embellishments then you will need to use the 66 cent stamps as they will have that bump that the PO doesn’t like…..lol. But hey your recipients will definately like them…so here they are and at the end you will see what the dies look like .
You can see that I also used my favorite birthday punch the candles…I punched the strips and then using a sponge I sponged red onto the top of the candles so that they look like a flame.
Hey its never too early for the QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN ( that would be me) to make halloween cards so this one used a die to cut the web effect and then the spider is attached with the TAGGER GUN…I found the spiders at either Michael’s or JoAnn’s last year and I had a few left over and they look so cute hanging and moving on the front of this card. The EEEK stamp is one of (use to be 1.00$ ) 1.50$ stamps from Michael’s and again they put those out way early so you might want to check soon to see if they are there yet.
This one is using the second THINLIT and I forget what they call it but think it goes with their framelits or label dies… it does come with one that fits just inside the original cut of the card.
This is another one of the horizontal ones and as you can see I also used one of the herringbone embossing folders . Because the card was dark I stamped the words in white before I embossed ….but because the words are small they didn’t show up well with the embossing so I stamped them again on the banner ( which comes with one of the THINLITS) and then glued it onto the card works better.
The SNAIL DIE is one of SAVEY’S dies and I got it while on a recent trip to IMPRESS RUBBER STAMPS …its also available on line… there are so many dies out there now and they all work with most of the machines..ie CUTTLEBUG, BIG SHOT, or any of the others…then you will notice that I layered the larger matching shape with a smaller one that also came in one of the THINLITS.
In addition to the ones I have shown here there are several banners and a few arrows and a couple of hearts…plus the words but as I said I could not make the words cut . I tried several ways using shims and even the rubber pad which doesn’t work at all in CUTTLEBUG at least with these it will BREAK YOUR CUTTLEBUG so don’t try… the CIRCLE came from a set of nestabilities that I probably got from AMAZON as I rarely find them at the craft stores.
The THINLITS ARE $35 EACH but you do get several dies with each and you may find them on line but so far I have only found them at a STAMPIN UP DEALER and for me that is DAWN. OK I CHECKED..and AMAZON does have alot of thinlits dies but these are called THINLIT CARD DIES…and the only listings I saw on Goggle were all for STAMPIN UP…so check with DAWN or your own STAMPIN UP dealer.
AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY ...the wireheaded cyber toad…aka kath…see ya next week…