Get the most from your dies

I thought I’d share with you a couple of little projects, I have been working on lately. These are using Stampin’ Up! thinlit dies, but just not to create a die cut element for use on a card or scrap page.

I’ve been playing with the Springtime Impressions thinlit dies set, which has three thinlit dies. It coordinates with the Abstract Impressions stamp set in the Garden Impressions Suite of products.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Garden Impressions Suite, Abstract Impressions bundle

Today, I’m focussing on the dies, and here I have teamed up the Butterfly die with some Shrink Plastic to make some fun charms.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Springtime Impressions thinlits

They were pretty easy to make and lots of fun. Little Miss 3 thought it was just magic, the way that plastic curled, shrunk and flattened back out. If I could have videod her I would have, her amazement was priceless, but I didn’t was to burn the plastic!

I coloured my shrink plastic with Stampin’ Blends, which are Stampin’ Up! alcohol markers. There are a range of colours available now and more new colours coming very soon. I scribbled colour on to my plastic, punched my shape, shrunk them, added some sparkle with my Wink of Stella brush and popped them on a chain. Take a look….

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Springtime Impressions thinlits

In this die set is also an amazing flower arrangement die. It’s just gorgeous and works beautifully to adorn the half a card. You can punch it out and coloured it up to adhere straight on, or you can trim out individual shapes to arrange on a smaller project.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Springtime Impressions thinlits

Here I have teamed it up with the Embossing Mats to create a subtle texture to my card base instead. The embossed pattern create a lovely subtle look without being overpowering, which is really easy to do when dies are really big like this one is.


Using it this way, dresses up a card base that could otherwise be plain, without the detail taking over.

I’m really enjoying creating something a little different with my Stampin’ Up! craft supplies. I think it’s really important to get the most out of each product and these are just a few ideas to keep your crafting fresh and projects fun and different.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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