Hello my stamping friend!  I hope you’ve had an awesome week – did you catch the excitement with our Paper Craft Crew 200th Challenge?!  It’s amazing – 200 challenges – and we couldn’t have done it without you!  Be sure that you check out my post HERE, and leave a comment to be entered to win a Prize! 🙂

Today I wanted to share with you a great set of Thinlits called the Swirly Scribbles Thhlits.  They coordinate with the Swirly Bird stamp set, which I didn’t order at the time, because it didn’t really appeal to me – but now that I’ve seen all the great projects everyone is posting – well, you know how it goes!  Onto my list, is how it goes! 😉

This is what the set of thinlits looks like:


SU swirly scribbles catty pic

Here’s a picture from the catalogue, where they used the thinlits with the Swirly Bird stamp set:

SU swirly scribbles catty project pic

See how cute they are together?  (and of course if you search Pinterest, you’ll find a few hundred more ideas!).  But, just to show you that you don’t have to use them both together, here are a couple of cards that I made, using the Swirly Scribble Thinlits with other products:

swirly scribbles seaweed

How’s this?!  I used the long border scribbles to  create ‘seaweed’, and used punches to create my little fish! (but now that I have the Jars of Love set, I could use the fish from that set!).  I die cut the seaweed from the retired SAB Perfectly Artistic DSP, as it had the tone on tone blues, with bits of white, and I stamped the ‘bubbles’ using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, then added some of the Clear Wink of Stella pen on top.

swirly scribbles case

This card I made is a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) of a card in the catalogue (pg. 152).  I die cut the 3 sizes of swirls, and added the dots using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  Since I didn’t have the coordinating large circle for under the largest swirl, I used my Flower Patch stamp set, and stamped the flower in Calypso Coral underneath the swirl.  I die cut the swirls from Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach cardstock.

A demo tip for you: if you are using these intricate dies, using the Precision Plate as part of your Big Shot ‘sandwich’ is a MUST!  It makes the cuts very clean, and with less pass-throughs than you would have to make without it.  Also, if you have the Die Brush, it makes removing the little bits and releasing the die cut piece a lot easier, too!  So if you’re serious about using a lot of these intricate dies, it is a GREAT investment to get both of these tools.  Trust me – you’ll save a lot of time and frustration 🙂

If you’d like to order any of the products that I’ve shown in this post, please click on the image below, and you’ll be taken directly to my online store, where you can order.  Or, please give me a call or email (604.298.0472 or debsmart@shaw.ca) and I’ll be happy to place your order for you.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!  Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “Fun with Swirly Scribbles Thinlits

    1. Thanks, Susan – your comment gave me a great big smile! 🙂 I’m so happy that you liked my cards, and I appreciate you letting me know.

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