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#techniquethursday - thinlits

I love a product that makes me look good.  You know those things that look really hard and tricky to make, but it turns out are really simple if you have the right product?  Thinlits flip card dies are just like that and I want to show you how I made this card in under 5 minutes.

Using my magnetic big shot platform I sandwiched together the circle card thinlit with whisper white card stock and the cutting pads.  

After running it through the big shot I had a card base that looked like this.

I then cut out another card out of the contrasting colour Summer Startfruit and further cut this down to allow it to sit inside the whisper white base.  Before attaching this to my base card I ran it through the big shot again to emboss it with the Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing folder.
I then cut out a few more embellishments using the Circle Card thinlits with my big shot and glued it all together.  No stamping.  No fiddling.  No mess.  Super easy and it looks really cool.  

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#tooeasytuesday - wheely easy card

I finally got some time in my craft room over the weekend.  It was only brief - about 2 hours but I did get some craft in.  It's funny when you come back to a hobby after a long break.  For me I was kind of unsure and a little nervous about what I was going to do.  It took me a little while to find my inspiration and to just dive in.  But now that I have I'm looking forward to finding a full day in my schedule so I can spend it all in the craft room.
Here's the first card I made.  It's simple.  It's easy.  I used the emboss resist technique for the bicycles at the base of the card.  And then some embossing with powder and a heat gun for the sentiment.

I'm not 100% happy with this card so I might have to do a do-over this weekend and see if I can really capture the idea I had in my mind.

Happy crafting

Embossing just got a little easier for everyone

If you've been a fan of the embossing I've shown on my blog then you'll know I do a lot of it with my bigshot.  I love the bigshot but I know many of you just want to emboss and aren't looking for a die cutting machine.  If that's you then the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine is the perfect machine that will help you take your craft to a whole new level - and it's only $49.95.  In fact if you order the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and all 3 of the new folders (over $90) before March 31, 2014 you'll qualify for a FREE sale-a-bration gift.  Bargain!  
Check out my online store for more info or to place an order.

Sale-a-bration time

It may be February but the sales aren't over.  In fact it's one of the biggest sale times of the year for Stampin' Up!  

For every $90 you spend on products you get to choose from 13 fantastic sale-a-bration gifts.  This is the perfect way to stock up or expand your craft collection.  Check out the brochure and order online.