As promised I have a Thank You card for you today! If you are like me, I have some notes to write and I try to challenge myself to get them completed before we ring in the New Year!

I know that I am using Holiday colors but you can use this layout all year long and have FUN with a variety of colors. I think that if you are getting notes out quickly, using the Holiday colors is “just fine” 🙂

This is a card that LOOKS hard but it is SUPER EASY and the WOW factor is there when you are holding it! (I showed it to John before I typed this and he was memorized with how the “thanks” was laid into the strip background!) LET’S GO…..because I want YOU to try it!

You can see that this is a single layer card and today I am using the White Note card & Envelopes! Not only do I adore the affordability of them, I love the size.

 

 

The “STAR” of this card is using the Hello You Thinlit Dies, (shown below) and my bet is that many of you have them…..(maybe collecting dust?) I am a true lover of sentiment dies like this and if I had a magic wand, I wish that Stampin’ Up! would have more Sentiment Words as I find them super easy to make an impact!

At first glance you might think that the “thanks” is just cut out but truth be told, I cut the “thanks” out of the striped piece but then I also cut it out with White Card Stock and “puzzled” in in….an inlay die-cut technique!

 

 

 

The size of the note card is 5″ X 3 1/2″ so I started with a piece that is larger than that as I find it easy to cut it to size AFTER I place the strips of scraps! Just cut strips randomly but make sure that they are long enough to cover the diagonal!

The other star of the show that I used a product called Stick It. I have blogged about this before and I am being totally honest that we all know that we have “secret weapons” that make us smile and feel productive and I must say….I love this because there is no mess – true you could cover a piece of paper with adhesive or “green glue” but using Stick It works for me!

I purchase it from Amazon – you can click here to see it and I think that you will find it to be a great  product to have. A little goes a long way! Here is a video from Ken Oliver that showcases the ease of it.

 

 

 

 

I placed the strips over the white piece of paper that had “stick it” to it and I love the ease of just “placing” and then “lifting” if it is not just the way that I want it….and then at the end…..just give it a great press and you are good to go! To me, this is one of the “KEY” beauties of this product….there is “forgiveness” until you get it where you want it and then after that “GOOD PRESS” – it is there to stay!

To the Big Shot we go…. – A run through we go and just be careful to keep the insides of the loops because you will want to place them in the white “thanks” you cut out.

 

 

 

 

I know that many of you are seeing the lines that the thinlit made….no worries – just let it rest a bit and then run it through you big shot with piece of card stock and just look at the difference it makes….try it – I think that you will like it!

Here is a tip and one that I know is hard fro us to do but trust me, you will be happy that you have this. Purchase and extra set of Cutting Plates….WHY???? We all know how scratched up our cutting plates get and there are many times that scratches from heavy use can rub onto a project. (darn I hope that this makes sense)

If I have the “bumps” from the framelits or even scratches that have transferred to a project surface, I take a piece of thick white card stock or sometimes a piece of fun foam and place it over top of the project that I created…..run it through the Big Shot with CLEAN PLATES and it really makes a difference in minimizing the frustrating bumps etc….(hopefully the below card picture will help you see compared to the one above) 🙂

I truly wish that you could “TOUCH” this card as it is sooooooo cool how it is one piece…it is impressive, especially when you open up the card and cannot see a thing other than a notecard!

 

 

 

 

It was weird to list the products for you today, there are soooooo few as this card takes a minimal amount of product. You can see that there is really not much to it.

The envelope love…it is from the Subtles DSP Paper Stack, I adore this paper and this is why I always include it in my product shares as it is a keeper and I want you to have a “taste of it” without having to break the bank!

 

 

 

You like???? I hope so as it is an easy technique to do and one that YOU will be so proud that you did! Have a great day…..tomorrow is another thank you card – (totally different concept) but one that is a keeper 🙂

 

 

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