Saturday, October 15, 2016

CTMH Thin Cuts - Day 12 - SpookTacUlar Online Event

Greetings! Welcome to Day 12 of the SpookTacUlar Online Shopping Event on Facebook. Time is flying so fast I cannot believe the Event is almost coming to a close. The last day of the Event is October 18. I am not sure if I will get a chance to share all of my ideas with you before the Event ends. I would also like to remind you that October 18 is the last day of my Mystery Hostess Party – see my October 7 post for details.

Today I am sharing cards created with the Close To My Heart Thin Cuts. CTMH offers two options of Thin Cuts – some that are designed to stand alone and some that coordinate with stamp sets similar to how some of our stamp sets coordinate with cuts from our Exclusive Cricut® cartridges (more on that soon). Thin Cuts that coordinate with stamps are now, starting with Holiday Expressions 2016, bundled with the stamps so there is no need to purchase the stamps on their own – if you want a bundle of dies and stamps look for product numbers that start with Z. The stamps are available individually if you would rather not use Thin Cuts or do have have a pressure die-cutting machine like a Cuttlebug or a Big Shot.

I have updated my post with photos taken in the daylight with a little help from my Ott Light so you can better see the final results.

Here is a card I created using the Cozy Christmas Thin Cuts Bundle (Z4008).

I took this photo so you can see some of the dimension I was able to achieve using the foam tapes.

I used Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060) and 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151) and torn edges to add layers to my card and create dimension. I also used the Shimmer Brush (Z3293) to create a snowy appearance however that is very difficult to show in photos.

Currently Close To My Heart offers four Thin Cuts Bundles. Here's a look at the bundles, which includes the metal dies and the stamp sets, and the stamp set on it's own.

Thin Cuts Bundles Stamp Sets
Monstrous Halloween Bundle (Z4006)
Monstrous Halloween Stamp Set (C1652)
Thankful for You Bundle (Z4007)
Thankful for You Stamp Set (C1655)
Cozy Christmas Bundle (Z4008)
Cozy Christmas Stamp Set (D1695)
Woodland Wishes Bundle (Z4015)
Woodland Wishes Stamp Set (D1696)

If you plan to die cut or think you will eventually want to die cut, please purchase the bundle as the dies are not available for individual purchase. If you only want to stamp and fuzzy cut or mask to create layers, the stamp is available individually, but please do not order from both columns or you will end up with a duplicate stamp set. The Thin Cuts Bundles can all be found in Holiday Expressions 2016 which is only valid until December 31 and the bundles are while supplies last.

I also created this card which uses a stand alone die – that is a die that does not have a coordinating stamp set.

This card was inspired by the card on page 66 of Annual Inspirations 2016-2017 except I used patterned paper where the card in the Idea Book was stamped.

When I cut a piece of cardstock to die cut, I made it the size I would like to use an a card. Then I placed the die where I wanted it to cut. When I removed the word thanks from the die, I was careful to leave the other bits in place. I used a liquid glue on the remaining bits and placed a piece of White Daisy cardstock on the back then used the release holes to remove the Sorbet cardstock from the die. This way I maximized what I can get from my cardstock.

By the way, I often see questions about how to layer the cutting plates to cut using the Thin Cuts with a Cuttlebug. This is what I do, starting from the top layer:

B plate
Thin Cut with the cutting side facing up
C plate
A plate

There are six Thin Cuts in Annual Inspirations 2016-2017.

Thin Cuts—Hearts (Z3260)
Thin Cuts—Stars (Z3261)
Thin Cuts—Happy (Z3258)
Thin Cuts—Love (Z3257)
Thin Cuts—Hello & Thanks (Z3259)
Thin Cuts—Celebrate (Z3256)

Annual Inspirations 2016-2017 is valid until July 31, 2017; Thin Cuts in AI will be available for months to come, but as we get closer to the end of the Idea Book, typically in the last month or so, we may see some of the options become unavailable as they sell out.

And there are four Thin Cuts in Holiday Expressions 2016.

Thin Cuts—Snowflakes (Z4003)
Thin Cuts—Gift (Z4005)
Thin Cuts—Winter (Z4002)
Thin Cuts—Christmas (Z4004)

The Thin Cuts that can be found in Holiday Expressions 2016 typically are only available until December 31 and while the supplies last.

If you need to head out, thanks for stopping by and reading today's post. If you would like a list of supplies used for either card; all supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
Thanks again for visiting today. If you have any product or promotion questions feel free to email me. You will also find me on Facebook at Brenda's Paper Crafts. Please like my page to receive periodic updates.


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