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The Big Shot Thinlits are now available for purchase. WOO YOO!!. These became available from Stampin’ Up! on August 1st and having ordered both sets, I finally got to play with them.
Now what are the Big Shot Thinlits? These are die cutting tools to make flip/flop cards. It was a real pain to make and cut using the traditional methods, however, the new Thinlits, cut, and score your paper and make life a whole lot easier.
What is really neat with these Big Shot Thinlits is that you can made either the standard card or you can create an extension so that you can have a place to write inside the card.
There are a number of other dies that come with the Thinlits, that you can cut out and use on your cards, scrapbook pages or other paper crafts.
I used the Labels Big Shot Thinlits die to create a retirement card. Yes, I had to experiment as with any new tool, however with not much pain, I was able to get it to work.
This is the front of the card and is how it would look if you did not add the extension.
Here is the inside of the card so that you can see the difference with the added extension.
Stamps: Oh Hello (c – 130733, w- 131931 p34 2013/14 Annual Catalogue), Label Love (c – 130622, w- 130619, p33 2013/14 Annual Catalogue), Teeny Tiny Wishes (c – 127802, w- 128748 p44 2013/14 Annual Catalogue)
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana, Afternoon Picnic DSP
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz,
Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Thinlits, Markers: Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vintage Designer Button, Linen Thread
Normally, you would use a piece of card stock that measured 5-1/2″ x 6″ and line up the Thinlit to fit the card stock and run through the Big Shot.
To get the extension, cut your card stock at 5-1/2″ by 8-1/4″ and line up the card stock so that the one end is under either the label or circle cut out and then take the other end of the card stock and put it on top of the thinlit. Using your sandwich ( and the Magnetic Platform is great for this), run it through the Big Shot.
By having the card stock on the top of the thinlit, it does not get cut and the bonus is you have a score line to fold the end in.
With either method you will have a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card.
These are so much fun!