I was a little apprehensive about using the Expressions Thinlits Dies. I was in a bit of a time crunch to finish our Christmas cards and didn't want something that would be delicate (aka time consuming). I had seen a tip to use wax paper with your paper or card stock. It worked! The "Merry" was super easy to get out of the die. I whipped a couple dozen of these up in very little time.
CASEd from one of my favorite artists, Amy.
Card Stock: cherry cobbler, crumb cake, gold foil, season of style dsp
Other: whisper white 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, expressions thinlits dies, big shot.