Today I’m highlighting the fabulous Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. These have been some of my favorite dies! I love the word “hugs” don’t you? The other words in this die set are “lovely” and “friend.” So versatile!
Lovely Words Thinlits Dies
Item No. 143733 $27.00
The words are set within shapes. To use the words alone you just snip them out of the shapes. So you can use them with or without the surrounding shapes 🙂
Get them before they’re gone! These beautiful dies are only available until May 31st or while supplies last!
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In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, a group of crafters have joined together in a Blog Hop to help spread awareness. We have all created a handmade card with the focus on supporting those with or in support of caregivers of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. Autism affects an estimated 1 in 88 births (Centers for Disease Control Prevention, 2014). Roughly translated, this means as many as 1.5 million Americans today are believed to have some form of autism. And this number is on the rise. Based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and other governmental agencies, autism is growing at a startling rate of 10-17 percent per year. At this rate, the ASA estimates that the prevalence of autism could reach 4 million Americans in the next decade.
My card today is really meant for caregivers, parents and families of those with autism. My heart just goes out to them and I know they need love and support to keep going. So I created this card which expresses my feelings for them. I know that some autism patients may not like hugs or physical touch, so it seems that their caregivers even more would need that hug. In fact, I have a friend who is a mother of an autistic child and she needs lots of hugs. I’m going to send this card to her!
The bold sentiment was cut with the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. It’s highlighted by two circles punched with the Starburst Punch, one is Whisper White card stock and one is Vellum (you can barely see the Vellum layered over the white). Bright designer series paper forms the background of the card, and Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon adds a nice accent.
Do you know someone with autism? Do you know a caregiver? Please find a way to support them today. In fact, you may wish to contribute to the Autism Society. If so, there is a donate button below to assist you 🙂 And, I thank you in advance!Maybe you are a caregiver for an autism patient. Then this card today is for you! I send big hugs to you today and thank you for your love and care and sacrifice.
To continue with the blog hop, click the “next” button below, or see the listing of blogs under the button.
Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop featuring some very “Wicked Folds”. Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals treat you with their wickedly folded projects. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
My card today is a fun tri-fold card disguised as a regular card!
Who would know that this card unfolds with two more layers?
The card opens to reveal an inside full of pretty pumpkins from the beautiful Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.
This pumpkin panel lifts up to reveal the third section of the card.
For the inside, I used the die-cut circle from the front of the card and affixed a banner with a nice sentiment from the Basket of Wishes stamp set. This is a fun fold and it’s a little surprise for the one who opens it!
I have a template for you so that you can make this same card. It’s super easy! Start with an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock. The “X” below shows you the section you cut out. The dotted lines represent the places you will fold. Each section is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2.” Easy, right?
To see all of the products I used to create today’s card, scroll down to the bottom of today’s post.
Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on November 8, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment.
Who doesn’t like hugs? I love hugs, especially from my husband 🙂 And others like hugs too, particularly people who are feeling down or going through hard things. That’s why I like this sentiment, because it conveys so much that other words really can’t.
The Lovely Words Thinlits Dies have three great words that can be used in different ways. You can see what the dies look like below. They are backwards in this photo 🙂 For today’s card I snipped the word “hugs” out of the circle after the die was cut.
But you don’t have to snip the words out. Look at the other ways you can use the dies below. Aren’t they fun?
To add interest to today’s card I used some Embossing Paste. I’m just loving this stuff. I want to use it on every card! Ha!
Don’t forget about July Bonus Days! For every $50 order, you receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase in August! This is one of the ways during the year to save on Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous products. Take advantage of this while you can!
All Products Used on Today’s Card are Stampin’ Up!
Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, and Calypso Coral card stock
Tools: Lovely Words Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine,
Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives
Embellishments: Delicate White Doily, Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely
Woven Ribbon, Subtles Enamels Shapes
This is a very exciting week~ the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog goes live this Thursday, June 1st! So many exciting pretty new things ~ wow!
Today I want to show you the new Lovely Words Thinlits Dies that will be available to you on June 1st. I love word dies, and I really like these because they not only have words, but each word is set in a shape! You can use them as is or cut the word out of its shape, as I did for my card above.
You can see in the picture above the three words and two of them are shown in their shapes. “Lovely” is set in a heart, “friend” is set in an oval, and (not shown) “hugs” is set in a circle. Basically you have two options for each die!
Actually, this card is made entirely of dies! The flowers and leaves are from the May Flowers Framelits. These are carrying over from last year and I’m glad because they are so nice.
Pretty Pointer: White on white is very powerful. You don’t see it often, so when you do it really makes a statement. Here the flowers are lifted off the page with Stampin’ Dimensionals, which even adds more to the card and gives it some depth.
The flower centers are the new Glitter Enamel Dots. These have been so popular just with the demonstrators (we can order some catalog items early), that they are all gone! But, we’e got you covered! Tons of them are expected in the second week of June, so keep them on your list ~ you’re gong to love them!
Come back tomorrow! Each day this week I’m going to be previewing some items from the new catalog! If you haven’t already, get your wish list started!