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Good morning! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here (SNOW!!)  We had green grass as of a couple of days ago (very strange here in Iowa!)  

I'm popping to to share another product peek with you today as we're on our second day of the Papertrey Ink December countdown.  I have some new word dies coming out this month called Thick & Thin.  These dies feature a thin, detailed font, along with a thicker/shadow version of each work, opening up lots of different possibilities for mixing and matching the two.  There are three words being released - "hello", "celebrate", and "thanks".  These new dies will be available for purchase when the new products go up in the store on December 15th at 10pm ET.  

I put together a graphic that helps illustrate some of the different ways this die combo can be used.  Thick & Thin Demo3

How about a couple of projects putting these to use?  

First up I used the Celebrate word to create a fun birthday card.  For the "celebrate" word, I started with black cardstock and cut the shadow layer first , then took this diecut and ran it through my machine again, this time with the detail die layered on top of the diecut.  The backing of the detail die is designed to match up just right with the shadow layer, making for easy alignment when you run it through your machine the second time. For the bottom layer, I diecut the shadow layer and watercolored it with a rainbow of inks, then placed the black diecut over the top, offsetting it just a bit so the colorful layer shows along the bottom as well as through the cut out letters.


Under "celebrate" I stamped a sentiment from another new set coming your way this month called Stroke Speak.  I stamped several streamers, stars, and confetti along the top using the Paper Clippings: Congratulations set.  I sponged some Tropical Teal ink along the bottom.


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Supplies not linked, but available on December 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Thick & Thin Celebrate die, Stroke Speak stamp set

 My next card uses the new "hello" Thick & Thin die on a pretty floral card.  I built a floral cluster using the Bloomin' Cute stamps and dies in shades of purple and green.  


For the "hello" sentiment, I used the Thick & Thin Hello die and double cut it with both the shadow and detail layer, from Lilac Grace cardstock.  I sponged some Amethyst Allure ink along the bottom and filled in just the "h" using the detail letter cut from Ocean Tides cardstock.  I stamped the "sending hugs" sentiment using the new Keep It Simple: Sending Hugs set that's being released this month as well.


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Supplies not linked, but available on December 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Thick & Thin Hello die, Keep It Simple: Sending Hugs stamp set

My last card for today uses the Thick and Thin Thanks die along with this month's Splits set.  Here I used just the detail letters of the Thanks die.  They are pretty intricate, so I found that it worked really well to use the 3L Adhesive Sheets applied to the backside of my cardstock before cutting.  I nestled them inside of the new Splits: With Love image, which was heat embossed and then watercolored.  


The flowers in the new Splits set reminded me of the small roses in the Mini Blooms set, so I pulled that out and stamped and diecut a few of those to layer of the top for a bit more dimension.  This was all done on a stitched rectangle and scalloped card base from the Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die, all cut from watercolor paper.


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Supplies not linked, but available on December 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Thick & Thin Thanks die, Splits: With Love stamp set

 That wraps up today's peeks!  Thank you SO much for stopping by - I hope you're having a great weekend!