Being Thankful with the Expressions Thinlits

Ok, I have to admit…. I have something on my shelf that I was soooo excited to buy and then once I got it home, I kept staring at it but couldn’t quite get up the courage to try it out.

Yes, it’s true – I’m talking about the Expressions Thinlits.  Now, I saw them in the Holiday Catalog and was struck by how cute and whimsical they were (turns out “whimsical” is a word I have been using a lot lately to describe things I like).  See….. aren’t they cool looking?

Expressions Thinlit Dies

Expression Thinlits (#132171)

But then I got them home and they went from whimsical… to dainty… to fragile in my mind and I kept not trying them out.  But I finally decided to give them a go, and guess what?  They weren’t as bad as I thought… in fact, I wish I hadn’t waited so long to play with them!

So, here is my first card I created using the Expression thinlits:

I started out with a rectangle piece of the Sweater Weather designer paper that I cut into pieces and then stamped with the Magnificent Maple stamp (though I guess it would have been easier to stamp first and then cut into pieces, but I wasn’t thinking that far ahead! Smile)  I rounded the opposite corners and then matted them with some Chocolate Chip cardstock.

Then I die cut the “Thankful” sentiment from the Expressions thinlits and very carefully peeled the sentiment out of the die.  ~There are little holes that you can use to poke the paper out of the die, and as long as you are gentle it pulls out fine.  It just takes some finesse the first time or two.~

The sentiment looked a little stark on the white side of the card so I added a few more maple leaves and softened them up by stamping on some scrap paper first and then before reinking I stamped on the white paper.  This gives the faint leaf impression.

Card Supplies Used: (all Stampin’ Up!)
Stamps – Magnificent Maple
Ink – Cajun Craze, So Saffron
Paper – Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweater Weather designer paper
Accessories – Big Shot, Expression Thinlit dies, Corner Rounder punch

 

So, give them a try and have fun with all the possibilities!

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