z-fold-thanksgivingWe made this card for the October meeting of stamp club. It features many things from the Holiday catalog – the Expressions Thinlets die, the leaf stamp and the gorgeous patterned paper. This card is also a unique fold called a "Z-Fold". You fold the card base in half as usual, but the twist is that you fold the front panel backward in half again so that it looks like the letter "Z" if you view it from the top. I think anyone would enjoy receiving this card from you this Thanksgiving!

You may have noticed over the last couple of days that I am infatuated with the Expressions Thinlet dies. I do really enjoy using them A LOT, and I look forward to using them more in the future, too. Some people have found them to be a bit challenging to work with, but thanks to the internet I was able to learn some tricks from some kind souls that shared their experiments. The biggest challenge is getting the words to release from the die when you have cut them out. The trick that I learned was to include wax paper in the sandwich to make it easier for the cardstock (or other paper) to release.  Here is the order of the sandwich: cutting plate, cardstock, 2 layers of wax paper, Thinlet die, cutting plate. I also find it very, very helpful to use the magnetic platform with these dies to prevent them from shifting while running through the Big Shot. With this information, I have been having a blast with these dies, and I think that you'll love them, too.

I used the following materials to make this card:

  • Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Magnificent Maple
  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Expressions Thinlets die, Window Frames Framelit die, Adorning Accents Edgelit die, Sweater Weather DSP, Stampin Sponges