Precision Base Plate

Hi!  I’m just back from a long weekend in Austin, TX, where Glenn, Nicole and I attended a workshop for parents and young adults on the Autism Spectrum.  Learned several new things and had a good time connecting with others who are in similar situations as our family.  

But now I’m back, and as far as I know, finally finished with my travel-every-two-weeks series of adventures.  I do enjoy traveling a lot, but I’m ready to settle into my crafting and cooking/baking push for the holidays!

One of my favorite things to make is ornaments, and I was very pleased to see the Decorative Ornaments set debut in this year’s Holiday Catalog.  Until now, such intricate dies led us to use wax paper or dryer sheets to help us get out the cut card stock and ease removal of the little bits that make the pattern.  Stampin’ Up! and Sizzix have introduced a Precision Base Plate that really help with this process.  I’ve given it a try on several projects, and can now heartily endorse it.

Here are a couple of videos from Stampin’ Up! to help you understand how it’s meant to be used, and to learn some tips and tricks!  The third video is a long, step-by-step tutorial by a British demonstrator on making a 3-D ornament using these Thinlits.  Let me know if you think we should make one in December!

Last Call for Christmas Stamp-A-Stack!


I’ve got a couple of spaces left for each session…Let me know ASAP if you’d like to attend!

Each attendee will make 5 of each of these designs…imagine going home with 25 cards ready to mail out before Thanksgiving!

I will have all of the supplies, pre-cut pieces, stamps, punches and dies ready for you to create these beauties.  You just need to figure out which session to attend*!

Saturday, November 14 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 
(drop in anytime – allow 3-4 hours)

Thursday, November 19 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

$30 – all supplies provided

*Neither of these days and times work for you?  Just drop me a line and we’ll find a time that does.

November Class – RSVP now to secure your seat.

A few notes:  

  1.  The pillow box featured in the center will be offered in a variety of paper patterns and tag options.  
  2. While my examples in the picture all have Thanksgiving themed sentiments, there will be alternatives available.

Are you excited?  Then sign up for a class!

​•Monday, November 16
6:30 – 9:00 pm
$20 – all supplies provided
Ellen’s House in Peoria
RSVP by noon on Saturday, Nov. 14

Tuesday, November 17
6:30 – 9:00 pm
$20 – all supplies provided
Nancy’s Craft Room in Scottsdale
RSVP by noon on Saturday, Nov. 14

Wednesday, November 18
9:30 am – noon
$20 – all supplies provided
Nancy’s Craft Room in Scottsdale
RSVP by noon on Saturday, Nov. 14


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