Stampin Up Circle Thinlit & Owl Punch Card

I was so excited when Stampin Up came out with these Thinlit flip-it style cards.  Each thinlit comes with various accessory dies.  I was super excited when I figured out that the scallop that comes with the circle thinlit bundle is exactly the same as the largest scallop punch (which I did not yet own)

Using the circle thinlit bundle, I made this card using the owl punch.  It is a bit of a learning curve to figure out how to cut the second layer, but once I figured it out I was quite happy with the result.

Once I make a few more of these cards, I will be posting a tutorial using these thinlits.  Be sure to stay tuned for that!

TIPS & TRICKS (PART 1)

  • I have found that if you use a 12×12 sheet of paper you will have considerably less paper waste / scraps left over.
  • For the base, if you do NOT have a magnetic platform for your Big Shot, cut a piece of paper 1/8″ longer than needed
  • For the second layer – I cut the crumb cake at 5 1/2 x 5, then trimmed any excess of the top & bottom
  • You can use your 2 1/2″ circle punch for the middle circle – it will leave about a 16th of an inch space as you can see below
  • The scallop die is exactly the same as the 2 3/8″ scallop punch in the annual catalog
Stampin Up Circle Thinlit & Owl Punch

Stampin Up Circle Thinlit & Owl Punch

Here is what I used to make this card:

STAMPS:

  • Wood grain background stamp
  • Itty Bitty Banners

INKS:

  • Chocolate chip
  • Baked brown sugar (markers – on sentiment banner)
  • Old olive (markers – on sentiment banner)

PAPER:

  • Chocolate chip
  • Crumb cake
  • Very Vanilla
  • Old olive (for leaves)
  • WIld wasabi DSP (for owl vest)
  • black (for eyes)

TOOLS:

  • Owl punch
  • 2 1/2 ” circle punch
  • Little leaves framelits

Stampin Up Pun Fun & Sizzix Flip-it dies tips

I recently made this card for one of my stores that I sell to – it is such a fun card to make!!!

Using Stampin Up’s “Pun Fun” (now retired), I colored the rocket with water color pencils, fussy cut it then popped it up on the base. Using the stamp itself for revference, I hand drew all the little details in fine pointed black pen. Sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

The sizzix Flip-It die was sued to make the base & layers – I trimmed a second color (daffodil delight) down to fit.

**QUICK TIP ON HOW TO CORRECTLY USE THE SIZZIX FLIP-IT DIE**

Have you found that the die was cutting all the way through your card stock – or that the flip-it die cards were falling apart at the scored lines?! I did. It was heartbreaking to go through all the work to make the card just to have it fall apart. So I did some research:

 

  • Use ONE cutting plate and your CREASE pad!!!  Youtube video’s and other websites will tell you to use two standard cutting plates, but that second plate is what makes the difference.
    • Put your crease pad on the bottom, your Sizzix Flip-It die in the middle, then your card stock and your cutting plate on top.  That should fix any cutting through, or tearing of your scored folds.

 

Stampin Up Pun Fun with Sizzix Flip-It die

Stampin Up Pun Fun with Sizzix Flip-It die