Thinlits – it’s SO not what you think!

Nope, when I say Thinlits I’m NOT talking about those skinny little things you see at restaurants “pretending” they eat ALL the time and NEVER exercise, their tiny frame simply nature’s way of saying “lucky you!”. Don’t you hate them, especially when you know they DO watch every bite that goes into their mouths and are exercising behind closed doors EVERY chance they get, lol!

Anyways, what I’m talking about are the Thinlits Card Dies currently available only on-line from Stampin’ Up! These have been on display in my side-bar for a few months now and I’ve shown them here before but after an evening with some very creative Stamping Divas who were making some INCREDIBLE cards last night, I thought it best to show you this again.

Thinlits Card Dies - you have to get at least ONE!!!

As you can see above, it says these Thinlits Card Dies match up with four of the current stamp-sets – Oh, HelloYippee-Skippee!Really Good GreetingsRegarding Dahlias.

I had made some cards from these dies when I first received them in the new year but after last night,  I’m TOTALLY inspired to try again. Especially as another of my Stampin’ Divas showed us yet another technique for these cards to make them VERY user-friendly I’m so fired up to try again!

Oh. My. Gosh. So many stamps, so little time – excuse me, I feel an Inkee Fiddling coming on!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

What’s caught your… Quatrefancy!

I know, I know… really, really bad pun but I had to do it considering I was utilizing quite a bit you might say of the Quatrefancy DSP!

Anyways, here is my take on this week’s Mojo Monday (remember – clicking on their name will open you on their page where you can see some amazing creations!).

Live the Life Imagined - Mojo298

 This is the sketch and this month you one can choose either round or square. Obviously I’ve opted for square as I have yet to order my nesting circles. Next week I’m placing an order dear Inkee Fiddlers so if there’s anything you know you’ll need over the summer months (I’ll be away for most of August) please let me so that I may include your items in the order! Mojo299Sketch

 If you could see what I originally began with and what I finished with you’d laugh as the square design is the only thing remaining, even the color of the card base changed literally as I was about to stick the background down. I was determined Coastal Cabana was going to be my base but at the very last moment opted for Baked Brown Sugar which changed the feel immediately making it complete!

As much as I wanted brads on this card I did however want something a little different so chose brads from the Vintage Trinkets set that look like tiny, tiny buttons. I then proceeded to scruff them up a bit by sanding them, then adding just a little black pen to the center to dull them even further. The Pumpkin Pie strip was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder to take away its flatness.

Vintage Trinkets with a little smudging...

Due to my pledge of masculine cards, I felt I couldn’t add a flower so eventually punched branches from the Bird Builder Punch out of Crumb Cake before layering the branches directly on top of one another. To take away the starkness of the Crumb Cake I ever-so-gently sponged Cajun Craze over the branches to match the Cajun Craze I’ve used for the Dotted Scallop Ribbon.

Branches from the Bird Builder Punch

And yes, I know I’ve been told I “over layer” but like sponging, that’s who I am, I like, no I LOVE loads of layers. Besides, layering is also a FABULOUS way of using up off-cuts/scraps as I keep almost ALL my bits. This being the result – no wastage and loads of layers! 😉

Its layer upon layer upon layer upon layer...

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Midnight Muse, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron,
Whisper White, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Stamp Set: Really Good Greetings
Classic Ink: Cajun Craze, Island Indigo
DSP: Quatrefancy
Punches: Bird Builder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, 2-1/2″ Circle
Big-Shot: Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Vintage Trinkets
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Two-Way Glue,
Clear Mount Block, Paper Snips, Sponges, Sanding Block, Marker Pen

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

What day is it???

Where does the time go? It’s almost time for the new MOJO Monday and I’m only just completing and posting this one. Good grief but… notice how I’ve managed to keep my pledge of creating masculine cards each week with this challenge.!

Really Good Greetings - FINALLY!

This is this week’s Mojo sketch.

Mojo298Sketch

I wanted numbers on this card so reached for the Soho Subway DSP. Finding a contrasting color for the numbers was a no-brainer as all I needed to do was flip the paper. How easy is that?! As you may have also sensed, I can’t seem to get enough of the new burlap ribbon and don’t even get me started on the Hung Up Cute Clips – LOVE THEM ALL!

Lovin' the new embellishments!

For a little something different I used some of the stickers from the “This and That” designer collection. All the stickers in that set are so cute and although are more for the journal, can obviously be used elsewhere. Add a sentiment from the Really Good Greetings stamp set and voila!

Just a little "this and that"!

CARD RECIPE
Card-Stock: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede, Natural Ivory, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set:
Really Good Greetings
Classic Ink: Early Espresso, Island Indigo & Baked Brown Sugar (for sponging)
DSP: Soho Subway
Embellishments: This and That Designer Stickers, Hung Up Cute Clips,
Garden Gingham Designer Washi Tape, 7/16″ Trim
Essentials: Stampin’ Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Sponges,
Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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