Get started on your very own village with the Paper Village Thinlits Die Set designed by Tim Holtz for Sizzix! This wafer-thin chemically-etched die set is designed to cut, emboss or stencil a single sheet of cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum. The die set is compatible with the BIGkick, Big Shot, and Vagabond machines (sold separately). Included in the package are 16 thin metal dies in the shapes of buildings.
I wanted these as a project for elementary school age kids, but these are smaller than expected. From the product display, it looks like you get five houses, but you get three, see product display, top row. To make each house, you'd have to run the die cut twice. Considering the size, I wish Sizzix had designed these with four walls in each house die.
These would be ideal if the fold lines were more prominent, had deeper grooves for easier fold. Also, the fold line where you'd put double sided tape is a bit thinner than the 1/8" inch tape, so liquid glue may be the best option, even though it won't dry as quickly and can get messy.
Overall, I would recommend it, because it has potential to be really cute, (you can customize the door and windows), just be aware of the sizes:
Starting from top row far left, widest house is 2" in height and length, and under 1" in width.
Middle house is 2" in height, 1 1/2" in length, and 1" in width.
Far right, tall house is 2 1/4" in height, 3/4" in length, and 1/2" in width.
This die set is very versatile. You can change it up for many different looks and styles. I wish it was a little bigger because of the unsteadness of my hands, it is hard to place the smaller pieces accurately. I had planned to to get the grid paper used in the tutorial but unfortunately it was sold out. I am going to do my best because I love this set. I'm always satisfied with the quality of Tim Holtz products and especially his dedication to his craft and those who use his products. Thank you to scrapbook.com for speed of service!
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