Dryer Sheets, Thinlits and the Best Technique EVER with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho and Happy Holidays Stampers,

Well, I hope you had a wonderful holiday!  I bet you are in your comfy jammies, with a cup of something hot, snuggled on the couch with your Ipad reading my blog!  You are in the right spot!  It’s the BEST place to be because TODAY you are going to have a life altering (or should I say – “Stamp Altering”) experience.  So sit back relax and enjoy this video!

Seriously!  What did you think?

Now get up off the couch and go try it!

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That DREADED Darling Doily Thinlit!

Now it comes out like butter sliding around in a frying pan!

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Look at the detail the dryer sheets bring out!

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Butterfly Basics with the Butterflies Thinlit

add a little Vanilla Smooch and you have and extraordinary card.

Supplies:

Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics #138813 wood or #138816 clear

Card Stock:  #100730 Whisper White; #133675 Blackberry Bliss; #131298 Crisp Cantaloupe; #121045 Basic Black

Ink:  VersaMark; 133645 Mossy Meadow; #102283 Memento Black

Accessories:  DRYER SHEETS (priceless); NEW #137360 Butterfly Thinlits; #113439 BIG SHOT#129053 Heat Tool; #109132 White Embossing Powder; #133736 Darling Doily Thinlit; #119247 Pearls; #134573 Whisper White Seam Binding

Tutorial:

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1.  Use (4) four UNSCENTED dryer sheets

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2.  Fold them in half for 8 layers

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3.  Run NEW thinlits or ones that are sticking through the Big Shot with dryer sheets to coat them.

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4.  Lay  your cardstock down then your thinlit and run it through the Big Shot

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5.  Don’t polk your image out of the thinlit, instead….

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6. Lay it on your dryer sheet layers and run it through the Big Shot.  When you take it out, take the thinlit off and peel the die-cut from the dryer sheet – the pieces on the inside will STICK and you won’t have to POKE!!!!!  OH MY GOSH!!!!  Thank you Jeannine Hall for sharing with our Inketts.

Thank you for stopping by my blog post for today!  Remember that the END OF CLEARANCE SALE is almost over.  Click here to start shoppping.  This sale is over at the end of the year or while supplies last!!

STAY TUNED, I HAVE A SUPER SURPRISE COMING YOUR WAY IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT IT!!!  Have a great day!


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46 Responses to “Dryer Sheets, Thinlits and the Best Technique EVER with Deb Valder”

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  1. Liane says:

    WOW….thanks for sharing

  2. terrie rodrigue says:

    This was awesome…tfs

  3. Sandy Hill says:

    Deb, can you just put the dryer sheet down first, then the card stock and then the framelit and run it through in one step. I love this new technique and am waiting for the dollar store to open so I can go buy several boxes of the dryer sheets. I am very excited to try this. Thank you for your step by step video and your written instructions. Yay, something new to try.

  4. Too Cool! Can’t wait to try this! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

  5. OMG, Deb!!! I can’t wait to go out and buy a big box of dryer sheets. That is such a time saver and I can stop pulling out my hair when I use intricate dies. Thanks so much for your great video!

  6. Heather D. says:

    Life changing! I’ve avoided buying some dies purely because there were too many small parts to take out. Now I don’t have to! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!

  7. Pam W says:

    WOW – life changing!! Now I will buy some of those beautiful detailed dies that I’ve shunned away from. THANK YOU!!

  8. LM says:

    Deb, Thanks so much for the tutorial, your excitement is contagious. I have the same question posted by @Sandy Hill above (using the dryer sheet on the first pass through the Big Shot). In your experience, how often do you change the dryer sheets once you start using it?
    Thanks!
    LM

  9. Deb says:

    Thank you so much Liane! Go try it, you will LOVE your thinlits again or even more!!! If you have any questions, let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  10. Deb says:

    Thank you so much Terrie! I hope you try it soon! It’s amazing!!! If you have any questions, let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  11. Deb says:

    Thank you so much Sandy! I like to do it in stages but you can try it! Thank you for leaving me a comment. If you have any questions, let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  12. Deb says:

    Thank you so much Cheryl! Let me know how you make out! If you have any questions, let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  13. Deb says:

    Thank YOU so much Ellie for leaving me a comment. It was not my original idea but I was happy to pass it along! If you have any questions, let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  14. Deb says:

    Thank YOU Heather for your lovely comment. Like I said, it was not my original idea but I was happy to send it along. If you have any questions, let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  15. Deb says:

    Thank you so much Pam for leaving me a comment. I am telling you I hated that doily die, not because it was ugly, but because it was so hard to get out all the pieces! If you have any questions, let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  16. Deb says:

    Thank you LM. I have to say that I like to do them one step at a time. You don’t want your layers too thick. I use the dryer sheets over and over and over. When they get too full with scraps, then you can turn them around or inside out, you have eight sides! AMMMMMMAZING!!!!! If you have any questions, let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  17. Angela says:

    Finally, now to get some dryer sheets! Hope we have them in Oz. Love your work Deb, I follow you all the time, you are so inspirational x

  18. Shanda stick says:

    I love getting your blog in my email and really enjoyed your excitement sharing this. Thank you for sharing all your ideas. You are very inspiring!

  19. Barbara says:

    Thanks so much for sharing the tip!! One question for you will it only work with 8 layers? Based on your commentary I am guessing you tried variations on the layers so I want to learn from your wisdom;) thanks again!!

  20. Jo Morgan says:

    What fantastic information. Whoopeeeeeee!
    BUT I’m in Australia and don’t know what the equivalent of “dryer Sheet” is. Could you tell me what they would normally be used for (ie non crafting). Thanks heaps. Have a lovely new year.

  21. horby19 says:

    You are wonderful for showing us this new technique. I just love it. Out to the dollar store for some unscented dryer sheets.
    THANK YOU.

  22. charlotte Bullock says:

    Wow, a use for dryer sheets!!! Awesome!!!!

  23. Margaret Roehmer says:

    You are right Deb….it is life altering! Now I can use that Darling Doily Thinlet that I put away after using it once. Thanks so much for this.

  24. Alaine Gentner says:

    AMAZING!! LOVE this super tip! I always hated to punch out all those little pieces! Thanks!

  25. Deb says:

    Oh Angela, you are so sweet. Yes, get those dryer sheets! If you have any questions, please let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  26. Deb says:

    Oh Shanda stick you are so sweet. I hope you stop by often. If you have any questions, please let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  27. Deb says:

    Hi Barbara, thank you for your lovely comment. I appreciate it. The layering depends on your machine. Some machines take more than others, I just don’t want to pick or poke out any of those little buggers!!!! So I use four sheets (eight layers). Experiment!!! If you have any questions, please let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  28. Deb says:

    Oh my goodness Jo, it always blows me away when someone outside the US that reads my blog…thank you!!! Dryer sheets are put in your dryer to help with static cling! I hope this helps. I can’t believe you guys don’t use them. You are the second Australian that asked about them! If you have any questions, please let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  29. Deb says:

    Thank you horby19! How did you make out? Did it work for you? I sure hope so. If you have any questions, please let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  30. Deb says:

    Ha ha ha Charlotte – we do use them for the dryer also! Thank you for your sweet comment. So easy on those thinlits! If you have any questions, please let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  31. Deb says:

    yes yes yes Margaret!!!! As soon as Jeannine showed us the technique, that was the FIRST thinlit I got out! I just love it again! No stress!!! ha ha ha If you have any questions, please let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  32. Deb says:

    Me to Alaine!!!! I love this new invention!!!! If you have any questions, please let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  33. kathy says:

    That is life altering and it’s off to the store I go for dryer sheets. Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous technique!

  34. Deb says:

    ha ha ha!!!! You are so welcome Kathy, I hope you got your dryer sheets – FRAGRANCE FREE!!!! Please let me know how you made out. If you have any questions, let me know! deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  35. Sue Duffy says:

    Fantastic, Deb.. Thanks!

  36. Deb says:

    Thank you so much Sue. I owe all the credit to my teammate Jeannie Hall. I just passed it along! Thank you for taking time to comment on my work! I appreciate it. If you have any questions, let me know. deb wwww.stampladeestampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  37. Hi Deb

    When you first showed how to do the dryer sheet method, you ran the long shinny die throw the machine. Does it not cut the dryer sheets? Also…you did not use that template again, we’re you just demonstrating with that die?

    Thanks, Melodie

  38. Deb says:

    Hi Melodie, I’ve done several of the dryer sheet videos, which one were you talking about. I’d love to help you. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  39. ednamburgess says:

    I tried this technique and it didn’t work as good as it did for you and it turned the card stock discolored and kind of sticky. Will go and buy cheap dryer sheets and try it again. I just watched your video again. Hopefully it will work better. It looks wonderful. Thanks again for the idea. Edna

  40. Beth says:

    Thanks so much for the great video & tutorial!

  41. Deb says:

    Hi Edna, What brand of dryer sheet did you use? I used fragrance free Arm & Hammer sheets. Try those. If you have any questions, let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  42. Deb says:

    Thank you so much Beth. Let me know how you make out. If you have any questions, let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  43. Jewel says:

    Hi – I have the bigz doiley – do you think it would work with the dryer sheets?

  44. Deb says:

    Hi Jewel, I can’t remember which one that is. Can you describe what the die looks like? deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.

  45. Deb says:

    Hi, I hope you can help me. I don’t know what went wrong. I used the Spellbinders Shapeabilities : Delicate Doilies. Ran it thru the Big Kick just as your video showed. Much to my dismay the dryer sheets didn’t take the little cut out pieces out of the die shape. Can you help me?

  46. Deb says:

    Hi Deb, well I think you said it all….I didn’t use the Spellbinders Shapeabilities, and I don’t have a Big Kick. I can only comment on my Stampin’ Up products. I’m so sorry! If you have any other questions, let me know. deb http://www.stampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs

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