Die Cut Thanks

It’s good to be back with Shannon doing design team work, especially in the next few weeks while she’s getting ready for her wedding and then off on her honeymoon.  While she’s in the thick of things now, I’m just coming out of my hectic writing schedule, so I have lots of people to thank for meals, treats, and gifts of their time that helped me meet four deadlines in four months.

Die Cut ThanksThis card uses very little stamping, relying more on the two types of die cutting offered through CTMH: Cricut cartridges and metal die cuts.

I started by cutting “Vine Wreath” from the Flower Market cartridge from a woodgrain patterned paper (3″ W x 2.88″ H).  You can use the woodgrain paper that comes in the Thinking of You – Workshop Your Way set or from the Rustic Fundamentals paper pack.  To add some color variation, I squeezed a drop of Chocolate Reinker onto my All-Purpose Mat and used a Spray Pen to spritz it with water. I dabbed areas of the wreath into the Chocolate ink/water mix. You have to be gentle–and careful–when working with the wreath.  It’s so delicate, it will easily tear.  And then you have to be patient to let it dry before gluing the top pieces of the vine and flowers on top.

While I was letting the wreath dry, I cut the trillium flowers from New England Ivy, Tangerine, and White Daisy Cardstock. Before I took the white flowers off the cutting mat, I stamped the centers with Glacier Ink using one of the small flowers from the Thinking of You – Workshop Your Way.  I’m going to be real honest here, I bought that WYW mostly to have the flower centers to add go along with the Flower Market Cricut cartridge.  You could get away with not adding this stamping, but I think it adds a special touch.  (Another stamp set that gives you the flower center option is Hi Friend which is why I’ve included it in the list of links below.)

The background is Memo Fundamental paper backed with Glacier Cardstock. The Thanks was also die cut from Glacier Cardstock.  Once the card base layers were glued down, I checked on the wreath. It was dry enough to handle, so I glued it down.  Then, I layered the flowers together and added them to the wreath leaving room for the Thanks.  A small White and Gold Twine bow adhered with Liquid Glass, and the card was done.

Now I just need to make about ten more to thank all the folks who helped me.

Until next time,


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