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Tips for Embossing with Thinlits Dies Using Springtime Impressions Thinlits

It’s quite remarkable how we’re able to get intricate and delicate die-cuts with Thinlits dies. Did you know you can use the same dies to emboss cardstock too? Today I’m demonstrating my tips for embossing with Thinlits dies.

Click to watch my tips for embossing with Thinlits dies tutorial here if the video is not playing on your mobile device.

Tips for embossing with Thinlits dies demonstrated by Shelly Godby of www.stampingsmiles.com

Did you watch to the end to see my Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions card with the stepped-up embossed cardstock? If not, you want to go back now to see it!

The goal is to emboss your cardstock without cutting through it. As promised, I’ve added the embossing sandwich so you don’t have to read the small print on the instructions included with the Big Shot Embossing Mats. The shim that worked better with my Big Shot is listed and noted with if needed. You’ll want to experiment and use the sandwich without it first.

 

Big Shot Sandwich for Embossing with Thinlits Dies

Big Shot Platform

Cardstock Shim (if needed)

Standard Cutting Pad

Die with Cutting Side Up

Single Sheet of Paper

Thin Silicone Rubber Mat (blue)

Impressions Pad (white)

 

Stamping Sleeves are the solution to preventing ink from smudging your hand stamped cards. Click on www.stampingsleeves.com to order now.

 

Abstract Impressions Card Measurements

4-1/4″ x 11″ Soft Sea Foam Cardstock

(2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White Cardstock

3″ x 3″ Soft Sea Foam Cardstock

2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ Petal Pink Cardstock

3″ x 3″ Whisper White Cardstock

 

Click HERE for Joy Crafts Bow Maker 

 

All the supplies to make my Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions card using my tips for embossing with Thinlits dies are pictured below and available to order now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 

Abstract Impressions Card Supplies

Stamping Smiles June Drawing for Stampin' Up! Varied Vases BundleYour June 2018 order could win one of three prizes in my June Drawing! The first name randomly drawn will win a Varied Vases Bundle ($39.50 value)! The second name drawn will win one FREE month of Stamping Playground membership ($9.95 value)! The third name drawn will win one FREE month Hassle-Free Cards subscription ($4.95 value)!
One entry into the June Drawing will be given for every $35 in order totals due (before shipping and sales tax) placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com June 1 through June 30, 2018, Mountain Time using Hostess Code H2ZGMTZG.

 

Very Important: If your order is $150 or more (total due before shipping and sales tax), please DO NOT apply the Hostess Code to your order. Orders of $150 or more automatically earn at least $15 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend on additional Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, including hostess only products. Orders placed using a Hostess Code do not earn Stampin’ Rewards but will receive entries in my monthly drawings.

 

Click here for the full set of rules and alternative entry method.

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Does it Look Like This When You Try to Copy Hand-Stamped Card Ideas?

Do you waste time and cardstock when trying to copy hand-stamped card ideas you find?If you’ve ever looked at hand-stamped card ideas and tried to copy one, you may have had a mess like this too.

What you see is only part of the materials I wasted trying to copy a Cool Treats card from the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalog (now retired). The card idea was cute and thought I’d save time copying it. Boy, was I wrong!

It started by guessing the wrong color for the card base which also meant for the ice cream too.  There were more scoops of ice cream that hit the trash as I tried to make mine look like the picture.

Next was the attempt to get the banners right. First, it was too wide and then too short. The third time was the charm.

You’d think the size of circles should be easy. Not so. It took a couple of attempts.

After a too much time spent and materials ruined, the handmade greeting card was done. But, something wasn’t sitting right with me. I called Stampin’ Up! to see if they could tell me what colors were used. Ah, Sweet Sugarplum! Also found out the green was supposed to be Old Olive. It still looks like Lemon Lime Twist to me in the photo. I switched my card base and ice cream cone to Sweet Sugarplum and kept Lemon Lime Twist. and was quite pleased.

Card subscription program www.hasslefreecards.comThere are a lot of hand-stamped greeting card ideas available online. But, most leave you, like me, guessing at the sizes of layers, colors, and sometimes even the stamp sets. You can avoid all of that with a subscription to my Hassle-Free Cards!

You’ll receive an exclusive card design of mine every 15 days that takes the hassle out of finding attractive yet still easy to make card ideas with your subscription. Every Hassle-Free Card ideas include a color photo, supplies, measurements and directions for only $4.95/month that will save you time, materials and frustration trying to copy hand stamped card ideas! Click HERE to subscribe now.

 

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or if I can be of assistance to you.

 

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Leave a comment below if you’ve ever wasted time and materials when trying to copy hand-stamped card ideas too.

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Fancy & Feminine Stampin’ Up! Time for Tea Card

Stampin' Up! Time for Tea card designed by Shelly Godby of www.stampingsmiles.com with Stampin' Up! Time for Tea Stamp SetA delicate teacup and saucer bring back memories of picking out your favorite in your grandma’s hutch or sipping a cup of tea with a cherished friend. Share that feeling with this fancy and feminine Stampin’ Up! Time for Tea card.

The Stampin Up! Time for Tea Stamp Set has coordinating dies to die-cut the teacup and saucer (including the cup handle!), ultra-feminine circle labels and border. The Time for Tea Stamp Set and Spot of Tea Framelits are available in a bundle to save you 10% on both!

Stampin' Up! Time for Tea card designed by Shelly Godby of www.stampingsmiles.com with Stampin' Up! Time for Tea Stamp Set

Time for Tea is one of the special few stamp sets to have its own suite, or grouping, of products making it easy to create fantastic projects. The Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper and Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack are two coordinating products from the Tea Room Suite.  

Stampin' Up! Time for Tea card designed by Shelly Godby of www.stampingsmiles.com with Stampin' Up! Time for Tea Stamp Set

The Coastal Cabana ribbon was tied into a double bow. Click HERE to see how to make double bows with a Joy Crafts Bow Maker

 

All the supplies are listed below to make my fancy and feminine Time for Tea card and are available to order in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com or by phone 702-513-9997! 

 

Stampin’ Up! Time for Tea Card Supplies

 

Stamping Smiles June Drawing for Stampin' Up! Varied Vases BundleYour June 2018 order could win one of three prizes in my June Drawing! The first name randomly drawn will win a Varied Vases Bundle ($39.50 value)! The second name drawn will win one FREE month of Stamping Playground membership ($9.95 value)! The third name drawn will win one FREE month Hassle-Free Cards subscription ($4.95 value)!
One entry into the June Drawing will be given for every $35 in order totals due (before shipping and sales tax) placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com June 1 through June 30, 2018, Mountain Time using Hostess Code H2ZGMTZG.

 

Very Important: If your order is $150 or more (total due before shipping and sales tax), please DO NOT apply the Hostess Code to your order. Orders of $150 or more automatically earn at least $15 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend on additional Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, including hostess only products. Orders placed using a Hostess Code do not earn Stampin’ Rewards but will receive entries in my monthly drawings.

 

The drawing is open to those with a U.S. address. You must be 18 or older to enter. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Click here for the full set of rules and alternative entry method.

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or if I can be of assistance to you.

 

Stamping Smiles,

Order Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories!

 

 

 

Stamping-Playground-Membership-Site www.stampingsmiles.comJoin me on the Stamping Playground! A membership community for stampers who want to have fun while they learn, create and share.

 

 

Leave a comment below if you like my fancy and feminine Stampin’ Up! Time for Tea card.

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