One of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products I’ll miss the most is the Darling Doily Thinlit. I bought the first doily sizzlit. It was a pain. I bought the sizzlit with the two smaller doilies. A pain. Yes, they were beautiful, but it was very time-consuming to poke out the chads that didn’t just magically fall out of the die-cut. And some had to be recut. I didn’t use them a lot, and I was kind of glad to see them retire.
And then the Darling Doily Thinlit came along. I’ll confess – I didn’t buy it right away. My grandfather used to say, “Fooled me once, shame on you. Fooled me twice, shame on me.” I wasn’t going to be fooled a third time. But then it was a weekly deal item, and I had found the secret to working with detailed thinlits – dryer sheets and waxed paper. So I crossed my fingers, wished for the best, and bought it. And I instantly fell in love. I used it for everything. Any time I needed a doily that wasn’t white (because those Tea Lace Paper Doilies are super fun and easy to work with!), I pulled out my Darling Doily. For this vintage girl, it was my mainstay.
And now it’s retiring. *sob* This is another retiring item that I’m not selling. I used to sell everything that retired, but now – I’m keeping my faves. And this is definitely near the top of the fave list. But, take heart! You can purchase it at a 50% discount! So order it now, before it’s gone and you have to pay three times the original retail price on ebay!
Anyway – I pulled it out to make this thank you card today.
I stamped the Painted Petals flowers several times on Very Vanilla cardstock. I used Blushing Bride classic ink, because it’s my absolute favorite pink. (Sorry, Susan! I won’t be sorry to see Strawberry Slush go away.) I also bought the photopolymer option. I know some people don’t like photopolymer stamps, but, really, it’s so much easier to line up petals and leaves if you use photopolymer. And they’re less expensive, so it’s a win/win. I added leaves in Pear Pizzazz. I saw a card using flower soft (a non-SU product, but so much fun!!), and remembered I had bought some flower soft a few years ago – so I covered the flowers with pink flower soft. Finally, you can’t see it, but I stamped Thank You in Pear Pizzazz in the center of the card.
Now for the doilies. I cut two Darling Doilies, sponged them with Crumb Cake and added them to the Very Vanilla panel. I used a little Venetian Crochet Trim to close the doilies around the card – so it’s kind of a gatefold. Then I layered the entire panel to a Blushing Bride card, because it’s a thank you card and I have to write why I’m grateful, so I need more room.
So there you go. My Darling “I’m really going to miss you!” Doily card. Except I’m not going to miss it that much, because I’m still going to use it. A lot. So if you’re going to want to recreate my cards, you’d better order the thinlit now!
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