Thinlits have more details than Framelits which are a basic shape die cut.
This video is 3-1/2 minutes long.
Thinlits have several differences from Framelits. Both have cut lines. Some Thinlits also have score lines. Most Thinlits have release holes on the flat metal to help you get the card stock out. There are several types of Thinlits.
1. Regular Thinlits have shape and some details, but are larger and the card stock comes out fairly easily.
Use Sandwich 1
2. 3D Thinlits both cut and score your card stock so you can fold and make a 3 dimensional container, shape, envelope, or bag. You can use any of the basic Platform bases and 2 cutting pads/plates.
Use Sandwich 1.
3. Word Thinlits cut out a single word with a thin line of card stock forming the cursive letters. Use any of the basic Platforms bases and 2 FLAT cutting pads/plates. You can also use the Precision Base Plate with 1 cutting pad/plate. You might also need to use Parchment Paper or Wax Paper between your card stock and the Thinlit to help your card stock come out of the Thinlit die more easily.
Use either Sandwich 1 OR 2 with FLAT cutting pad(s)/plate(s).
4. Interactive Thinlits which make an outside cut and an inside cut. PL Paper Clip Thinlits.
Use Sandwich 1.
5. Detailed Thinlits cut fine lines with intricate designs and give the best results when used with the Precision Base Plate.
Use Sandwich 2.
Basic Platforms-Choose 1:
Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed.
NEW Big Shot Platform with both pieces
Choose a basic Platform:
Put a Standard Cutting Pad on top of your Platform.
Add your card stock.
Add your Framelit or Thinlit.
Add your top cutting pad.
Slightly push your sandwich forward through your Big Shot to get it started, and then crank your handle until the whole sandwich comes out.
Remove your die cut and put away your Framelit or Thinlit.
Choose a Basic Platform
Add the Precision Base Plate
(optional Parchment or Wax Paper from your grocery store
FLAT top Cutting pad/plate
~Slightly push your sandwich forward through your Big Shot to get it started, and then crank your handle until the whole sandwich comes out. If desired, crank through the other way for better cutting results. The more detailed Thinlits need this second time through to cut all the details.
~Use Big Shot Die Brush to remove the excess small card stock pieces from you die cut image. You can also use a toothpick, a bone folder, or a paper piercing tool to help you remove the small excess card stock pieces.
DOWNLOAD a Chart Page 1 lists the basic qualities of each type of Framelit and Thinlit. Page 2 lists all the Framelits & Thinlits in the 2016-2017 Catalog with the types of Thinlits and Framelits included in each set and which Sandwich to use. Print and keep by your Big Shot.
Enjoy playing with your Thinlits!