Little Letters Thinlits

Little Letters Thinlits

As soon as I saw a card using this technique with the Little Letters Thinlits Dies and I knew I had to order them.  I honestly can not remember the web site where I found this idea so if it was your web site, please let me know and I will give you credit for it.  If you look closely the letters are attached to the card base.  Here is a close up picture so you can hopefully see this better.

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Can you see how the base of the letters are attached?  Here is a quick tutorial on how I did it.

First, you line up the letters you want to use on a straight line.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper to do this.

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Then I placed a piece of painter’s tape to keep the letters in place.  I do recommend putting the painter’s tape to a piece of clothing first to take some of the stickiness out so it doesn’t stick to your cardstock.

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Then you take a piece of 5.5 x 4.25 piece of cardstock (Always Artichoke) and just slip it underneath the letters so only a little bit is on top of the cardstock.

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Add a second piece of painter’s tape to hold it in place lining up the tape exactly to the top of the piece of cardstock.  This holds the letters in place as well as giving you something to line up your Big Shot plates with.

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Lay the letters with the Always Artichoke cardstock over a piece of 5.5 x 8.5 piece of cardstock (Bermuda Bay) so that the ends of both pieces of cardstock match perfectly and put it on your Big Shot Multipurpose Platform and one Big Shot Plate.

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Lay the second Big Shot Plate (I know mine look awful but they work fine!) and line it up to the top of the painter’s tape without actually placing it on the painter’s tape at all.

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Then you run it through your Big Shot and all the letters will be cut out except the little portion that was not under the plate.  When you turn it over you can see where most of the letters cut through except where you did not have a plate on top of.

DSC02239Now just make a score line and fold the card without folding over the letters.

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Cut your cardstock to the desired length of card and decorate.  I used one of the cards from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Collection, the new punch called What’s Up and the stamp sets called And Many More.

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