Welcome to Stampin' Addicts Hidden Treasures Blog Hop! Today a group of us demonstrators will bring you a selection of items available, but not found in the current catalogs. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy a tour of Stampin' Up's hidden gems. If you have been following the blog hop in order, you have just come from Mary's blog featuring the masculine set Dude, You're Welcome! Weren't her projects fun?
Today I am reviewing the Circle Card Thinlits die. This and the Label Card Thinlit swing card dies have been around since last summer. I've used my Label Card die for stamp club, but this one wasn't even open. Doh! Time to challenge myself to come up with something new.
I created a warm-up card using Lyssa Zwolanek's Easy Porthole Flip Card tutorial.
Stamps: Positively Chevron BG; Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White; Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Primrose Petals; Accessories: Gold Sequin trim, Rhinestone jewels, White baker's twine, Clear embossing powder, Stampin' Spritzer, Aquapainter, Circle Card thinlits, Circle Collection framelits, Big Shot; MDS Elements: Lucky Framable designer kit.
You may have also seen the MDS hybrid spinner card I posted for MDS Monday.
So I tried to think of some out-of-the-box projects using the Circle Card shape. I thought a camera-shaped card would be cute.
For this card, start with a 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" base, and thread the card stock through the die so you don't lose any length of the card base.
Stamps: Hip Notes; Paper: Old Olive, Night of Navy, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Et Cetera DSP, Silver Foil, Vellum, Chipboard; Ink: Calypso Coral, Baked Brown Sugar; Accessories: Rhinestone jewel, Sponge, Circle punches, Corner Rounder punch, Circle Collection framelits, Circle Card thinlit, Big Shot, Dimensionals.
One day the die and I are staring at each other. Honestly, there has got to be a 3-D project that you can make with this die. Think, think, think. I was thinking about a bag with a circular handle... maybe a carpet bag?
After cutting a 1-7/8" circle out of each center to create the handles, the die-cuts are glued to the inside flaps of the "bag". The unique part of using the Circle Card die is it creates a flap that you can fold over the handles to close the bag.
Paper: Summer Starfruit, Sweet Sorbet DSP; Accessories: Antique brad, Circles Collection framelits, Circle Card thinlit, Big Shot.
There just isn't enough time to create all the ideas I came up with. You could try a step card, glue several die-cuts together for a mini album, even use a die-cut as a pull-out for a This & That page. Such fun options for this little die!
If you aren't yet a member of Stampin' Addicts, you can sign up here. Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Yapha at Rubber Stamping & Card Making with Yapha put together with the fun photopolymer stamp set Map It Out. She's made some amazing projects.
1) Yapha -- Map It Out Photopolymer Stamp Set
2) Mary (nuhhdad) -- PhotoPolymer Countless Sayings
3) Tanya (Tanya27) -- Eye-Catching Ikat
4) Twila (tjdstampsalot) -- Envelope Punch Board
5) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Hip Hip Hooray card kit
6) Mary (MaryR) -- Dude, You're Welcome
7) Heidi (hlw966) -- Circle Thinlits die
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