Sizzix Inspiration | Discover Card by Hilary Kanwischer

Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today with some fun Sizzix inspiration for you, focusing on the United States & Adventure Words, Block, Sizzix Thinlits dies by Tim Holtz.  I hope you enjoy!

Sizzix Inspiration | Discover Card by Hilary Kanwischer

I am in love with the United States Thinlits.  How fun are these?  You can create a project using all 50 states, or just single out a particular state and run with it.  I chose Texas, on behalf of my Aunt, who lives there, and I think a card set would be a perfect gift for her, and I know she would love it.  :)

Sizzix Inspiration | Discover Card by Hilary Kanwischer

To create this card using your Big Shot, first place the Magnetic Platform down on your Big Shot, followed by a Standard Cutting Pad, next lay a small piece of navy cardstock down and place the United States Thinlits over the cardstock, making sure that the "Texas" is covered, or whichever state you are creating, then finally lay another Cutting Pad on top and run this sandwich through your machine. Lay your "Texas" aside.

Next emboss your white background using the Americana Backgrounds & Borders Texture Fades Embossing Folder, and round the edges. To do so, open your Extended Multipurpose Platform to Tab 1, lay one Standard Cutting Pad down, then your Texture Fades Embossing Folder with your desired cardstock inside, then another Standard Cutting Pad. Roll through your Big Shot Machine. Cut a small piece of white cardstock 3 1/4 x 4, machine stitch around the outside and adhere to the embossed background using pop dots.

Cut 3 small strips of red cardstock and adhere them across the middle of the white cardstock, then adhere the large medallion you die cut  from the Prize Ribbon die, to the card, using 3-D glue dots, and finally adhere the "Texas" die on top of the medallion using pop dots.  Adhere a mirrored star.

Then to finish, die cut the sentiment using the Adventure Thinlits set, (using the same cutting sandwich as above with the Magnetic Platform), and adhere to the bottom of the card as shown, and a small black check ribbon at the top as shown.

Adhere the entire card front to a pre-scored and cut kraft cardstock card that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.


I love this card, imagine the possibilities with this set, and I hope this has inspired you to create on of your own, to keep or give away!

Thanks for stopping by everyone, have an awesome day!

Hilary Kanwischer


Other Supplies Used:

  • Kraft, red, white and black cardstock
  • Black check ribbon
  • Mirrored star embellishment
  • 3-D glue dots
  • Hot glue
  • Sewing machine

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