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Snowflake Card Thinlits Die Tutorial

Since I’ve recently been asked how to use the Snowflake Card Thinlits Die I thought it would be easier to post a tutorial from the Stampin’ Up! home office.

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January Card Class

These are some of the cards we made in the January card class.  First up is this masculine gift card using MFT products



Stamps:  MFT Banner Greetings, Music Sheet Background.  The “to you” on the star is from Stampin’ Up Fabulous Phrases

Paper:  Sno Cone, Midnight Muse, Banana Split and Smooth White

Ink:  Midnight Muse

Other:  MFT Dies, Banner Greetings, Treat Pocket, Stars Stax and Chevron

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Next up is this sweet candy birthday card using SU products.  For a shiny finish to the lollipops we added Crystal Effects. (side not, be sure to let your crystal effects dry completely, I kept bumping into mine)



Stamp Set:  Sweets for the Sweet and Remembering Your Birthday

Card Stock:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise  and Kraft

Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Tempting Turquoise

Other:  White embossing powder, Crystal Effects, Twine, 1″ and 1-1/4″ circle punches and lollipop sticks

Love this quick and simple Valentine card, products by MFT.  Sketch layout from Barbara Anders.


Card stock:  Electric Red, Sweet Tooth and Black Licorice and silver glitter paper

MFT Dies:  Heart Stax, Lots of Love and Hugs & Kisses Cover-up

Our last card is a cool inlaid technique cased from Amy Rohl (?).

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inside of card

You know how I can’t resist making treats around Valentine’s. Here’s what the girls received.


Little tags using SU new products. The heart bundles have Yorkshire Peppermint Patties sandwiched between the hearts.


Mixed Media

Mixed Media Scrapbook cover

I had a fun time experimenting with mixed media on the cover of this album.  This started out as a plain white piece of chipboard.  It was made by adding layers of textures using die cuts, stencils, cheesecloth and stamped tissue paper.  I also added pearl paint, gesso and mod podge with a final dusting of Dazzling Diamonds to complete the cover.  I was finally able to use my Zutter Binding Machine to bring it all together.

I love the uniqueness and textures of mixed media especially since there’s no right or wrong way about it.  I can’t wait to try it out on scrapbook pages and more.

Supplies:  MFT, PTI, Stampin’ Up and Zutter Binding

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Rosette Birthday Banner and a Party Favor Purse

There are two birthday posts today. Be sure to scroll down to see the scrapbook pages. Thanks for looking.

Rosette Banner

It’s hard to see but the silver glitter adds so much sparkle and bling to this banner.

Supplies by Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:

Paper:  Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie and Pixie Pink (retired)

Accessories:  Rosette Die, 2-1/2″ and 1-1/2″ circle punches, Silver Glitter, White Bakers Twine, Cricut Pretty Pennants and Storybook Font

Next up are these adorable party favor purses.

Party Favor Purse

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to use pearls or rhinestones so I did one of each.  Inside each purse is a variety of antique brads.


Paper:  Basic Black and Night and Day DSP (retired)

Accessories:  Petite Purse Die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Simply Scored, Basic Pearls and Rhinestones.  Antique brads inside.


Birthday Fun

These fun pages and party favors were made for my mother-in-law’s birthday.  Stay tune for more party fun.

Double page layout


Scrapbook page

Party Favor Bag, was stamped using Distressed Dots, inked with Cherry Pink Stazon


Stamps:  Distressed Dots, Patterned Party

Paper:  Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Pixie Pink (retired), Cherry Pink Stazon

Accessories:  Petite Purse Die, Basic Rhinestones, Cricut Fancy Frames, muslin bags


Valentine Bouquet

Who wouldn't love getting this sweet little bouquet?

Who wouldn’t love getting this sweet little bouquet?

Love the 1-1/4" Two Tone Ribbon.

Fast and easy sweet treat,  Just adhere the lollipop to the back of the heart.

Fast and easy sweet treat, just adhere the lollipop to the back of the heart.

Sample of laser cutouts from More Amoré DSP.  Total of 32 hearts, imagine how many projects just from these two sheets.

Sample of laser cutouts from More Amoré DSP, for a total of 32 hearts.  Just imagine how many projects you can make from these two sheets.

These lollipops came in a ten pack for $1.00 at the Walmart Neighborhood Market.

These lollipops came in a ten pack for $1.00


Get Well Wishes

The cold and flu season is among us.  What better way to cheer someone up with this humorous 3-D card.  Imagine how cute this would be using flowers or even a frog on the front instead of the monster.  The original post showed the snowman from Button Buddies, so cute.  Let me know if you were the originator to the tissue box measurements so I can give you credit.


To make the tissue box cut paper to 3″ x 6-1/4″

Score at 1-1/2″, 3″, 4-1/2″ and 6″


Stamp Sets:  Make a Monster, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Word Play

Ink:  Marina Mist, Stampin’ Markers Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist

Paper:  Whisper White, Marina Mist

Accessories:  Tissue


Candy Bar Sliders

With Halloween around the corner, what a great time to make these Candy Bar Slider treat holders.  This technique has been around for awhile with many variations. Following are quick and simple instructions that I used.

Cut your DSP (Designer Series Paper) to 2-3/4″ x 11″

Score at 5-3/8″ and 5-5/8″

Turn and score at 1/4″ inch on each side (11 inch side)


Where the score lines meet in the middle snip up to lines as shown. This will be the bottom of your holder.

Crease your score lines and assemble your box. Use either liquid glue (Tombow) or sticky strip on two of the side folds.

Based on the width of your ribbon, use a punch at the top front center of your box, I used the Little Labels Punch Pack.

Then line your punched hole with the back side of the box and punch again.

It should look like this

Take your candy bar and wrap your ribbon around it.

Slide it into the box.

Pull the ribbon through the punched holes.

Then tie your ribbon at the top, allowing you to push and pull the candy bar out.

You should be able to slide the candy bar in and out of the treat holder.

Decorate and embellish

This one is using Scallop Dotted Ribbon for the knot.

Quick Tip:  Use 12″x12″ paper for larger candy bars, just score 1/8″ on either side of the center point of the paper.

Stamp set: Toxic Treats
Ink: Versamark
Paper: My Digital Studio – Pick Your Poison
Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Labels Collection Framelits, Little Labels Punch Pack, 1/2″Basic Black Scallop Dot Ribbon, 1/2″ Striped Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Black Embossing Powder and candy bars.


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