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|
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:
Thin Cut with the cutting side facing up
There are six Thin Cuts in Annual Inspirations 2016-2017.
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.
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:
- Cozy Christmas Thin Cuts Bundle (Z4008)
- 5½" × 4¼" White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack (X254)
- 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
- Tangerine Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2809)
- Lemon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2808)
- Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2816)
- Slate Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2873)
- Chocolate Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2811)
- Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2848)
- New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2835)
- Black Memento™ Ink Pad (Z899)
- Exclusive Inks™ Adventure Mini Pigment Pads Set (Z2506) - Cranberry
- Ranger™ Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder (Z2088)
- Craft Heater (Z555)
- Shimmer Brush—Clear (Z3293)
- 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive (Z3022)
- Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
- 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
- Whimsy Fundamentals (Z3255)
- 12" × 12" Sorbet Cardstock (X5751)
- 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
- 12" × 12" Sea Glass Cardstock (X5789)
- Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen (Z1979)
- Supplies not from Close To My Heart: Cuttlebug