Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thin Cuts Blog Hop

WELCOME to our mid-month Blog Hop where we are featuring our Thin Cuts; Close To My Heart's version of "diecuts". Our Thin cuts are metal dies of various shapes, packaged on their own magnetic sheet. They work well with most die-cutting machines. I use a Cuttlebug.

And...if you haven't already heard...the Thin Cuts are ON SALE this month (while supplies last) for 25% off! You can find a list of sale products by clicking HERE, as well as see their fabulous sale prices! Details about this special campaign can be found by visiting this link.

If you are coming from Cat's Blog, you are on the right track. You can find a complete list of participants on this blog, if you were to get lost along the way.
I decided to use the Dreamin' Big Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle for my card creation. The fun, springtime images and sentiments allow for some fun artwork creations.
This card came together really fast as I CASEd the design from my friend, Pamela Thorn. I love that I was able to use a variety of patterned patterns, from scraps of various paper packs, and then used Black, Juniper and White Daisy cardstock to accent it. 
The fireflies were stamped in Slate and Blossom inks. I cut the wings off the Blossom-stamped image and then glued them on top of the Slate image. (This is called paper-piecing and is a fun technique that offers great dimension.) I used a black marker to color in the "face".)
You can see the dimension created on these fireflies by gluing down the abdomen and placing a small piece of 3-D foam tape under each of the wings. Black Dots, one of my current and favorite embellishments, were added as a finishing touch.

I am going to tell you a secret...but don't tell anyone else... I didn't own this Thin Cuts Bundle when I created this card. I used my friend's, Judy Faye's, set a couple of weeks ago and fell in love so I placed it on my order and got it at the sale price! WOOHOO! You will want this stamp set, too. Trust me. I LOVE the sentiments included with it because they serve various purposes. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Please leave a comment before heading to Melinda's Blog. You are sure to find inspiration as you continue to move through our Blog Hop. We are thrilled to have you!

Happy hoppin'!


  1. That's too funny about borrowing your friends set. Love your color choices and paper choices.

  2. I love this card.

  3. Like how you cut the dragonflies twice to piece them together. Great idea! Super card :)

  4. Really cute card. adorable dragonflies

  5. Love your card. The dragonflies are adorable!

  6. Very nice! I like how you stamped and cut the wings for dimension.

  7. Cute card! I love the wonderful color choices and how you made the dragonflies multicolored.
    :) Marie

  8. Love the paper pieced dragonflies! What a great card and love the colors.

  9. Just dropped by to say hi, doing a quick round of the blogs this morning before Tim wants his computer back