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Tips for Using Framelits & Thinlits

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Have you ever wondered… What’s the difference between a Framelit die and a Thinlit die? I know I have! Well I’ve found the answer for you. Both Framelits & Thinlits are dies for cutting your paper with the Big Shot die-cutting machine. You can also use them with the Cuttlebug and other die cutting machines. I only have experience using them with the Big Shot, so that’s what these tips are for. Some of these tips will also work with your other machines. A Framelit is a “frame” that can cut out a stamped shape. Which of course means it has a…

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Ballerina Shaker Card

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Have you ever wondered how to make a shaker card? You know, those cards that when you shake them little bits of confetti or glitter shake around behind a window? They are so fun!! Kids really love them. In this episode of Ink It Up with Jessica TV I’ll show you step-by-step how to make a shaker card! For this card I used the Sparkly Seasons stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies from Stampin’ Up! (If you want to get both the stamp set & dies, make sure to order the bundle to Save 15%!) These stamps might be in the Holiday catalog, but…

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Not My Favorite Vintage Leaves Card.

By | Big Shot, Birthday Cards | 18 Comments

Confession: I do not like every card I make. That’s okay. You likely won’t be 100% satisfied with every card you make either. The important thing is to keep making cards! And don’t worry, the person who gets your card won’t usually know that you didn’t love the card. (Unless you tell them. Or they read it in a blog post.) As I was making my Vintage Leaves One Sheet Wonder Cards, I wanted to try something new. Because trying new things is fun and you never know when you will stumble onto something AMAZING! What I did on this Vintage…

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Vintage Leaves Cards

By | Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Cards, One Sheet Wonder Cards, Thank You Cards | No Comments

Last week I shared a few fall cards that I made using a sheet of paper stamped with the Vintage Leaves stamp set. (You can see the full sheet of stamped paper here.)  Well here are a few more cards that I made with that same sheet of paper! Thank goodness for matching framelits that cut out these leaf stamps perfectly! Makes it really easy to add an extra popped-up leaf as an embellishment. This is an easy one and a great way to use those extra long, skinny strips of paper. I hate to throw those away because they can add…

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Quick & Easy Thank You Card

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that during the summer I have very little time for making cards. Between vacations and taxiing kids around and wanting to spend time outside while it’s nice, time in the craft room is in short supply. So when I need a card it’s got to be quick. This Quick & Easy Thank You card will only take a few minutes but it’s got texture and color that shouts “Summer!” The texture comes from just a few cranks of the Big Shot. If you don’t have a Big Shot machine yet, you are…

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