Sunday, August 3, 2014

Using Number Thickers



I almost never use the numbers in my Thickers and sticker sheets.

So for this layout, I set about using up numbers from green, white and aqua sets to match my background paper and since green is my favorite color.  The '50' is cut with the Silhouette. After working on it a bit, I realized I needed an inside border.  On the Silhouette, this is called an Internal Offset.  The video shows the process.

The idea for this was inspired by the card I CASEd in yesterday's post from Cheiron Brandon.  Here is her card.  She has Washi behind her numbers and I used the Thickers.




I worked through quite a bit of stash on this one, too.  The background paper is from Studio Calico.  I love their papers but seldom buy them because I just can't quite make them work for me.  This was the only one I've bought this year and wanted to save it for something special.

There are two discontinued Stampin' Up! cardstocks on the page as well as some very old chipboard from Oriental Trading. I'm really using the part that normally gets tossed so that felt good to put it to use.

My favorite part is the flower.  I had one already cut with the Silhouette. It was one of my test cuts when I first go the machine and had never done anything with it. I could have cut another from a matching paper but my computer was back downstairs by that time so I had some fun altering it with glaze and ink.



So all this turned into a bit longer video than usual here or at YouTube:


I love this using up the Thickers idea this month as I'm really enjoying my pages.  If you aren't a Thickers collector, you can do the same thing with stickers.

Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

  1. Lisa, this is a marvelous page and great example to use up those number stickers!!

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  2. Such a fresh and pretty page, Lisa! I can totally relate to approaching 50, although as of today, I am now 51. :) LOL!

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  3. Love, love, love this page. You have inspired me to make one for my birthday. I will be 50 in about 2 weeks. Oh by the way, we had a great time on our trip to the waterfalls in NC. We seen 11 of them and they were beautiful. Thanks again. Lisa C. Henderson, TN

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    1. Thank you and a happy upcoming birthday! So glad you got to see all those beautiful waterfalls. It is a special part of the state.

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  4. Thanks for the video Lisa, I was not sure what Thickers were but now I do.

    Hugs Diane

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  5. Love the use of Thickers on this layout. Thanks Lisa for your great videos.

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  6. Your layout is beautiful.
    I love the soft colours and how you used your leftover numbered Thickers is genius.
    Love love this idea.

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