Did you attend my Open House this past weekend? We had some issues with the Big Shot, and so I went to Stampin' Up! for some direction! They sent several suggestions, all of which we were doing, but they also sent a link to this video, which I found very helpful.
Take a look and see some ways we can avoid the problems we had this weekend, and then leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks!
If you have any questions about the video or the Big Shot Precision Base Plate, feel free to contact me.
The Big Shot is an amazing, versatile, easy-to-use die cutting and embossing tool. Plus it’s on a special deal for the month of August!
From now through August 31st, when you purchase a Big Shot, you will receive one of five free stamp set/framelits bundles below, your choice! If you already own a Big Shot, you can still purchase these designated bundles at an amazing 15% off! You don't want to miss this deal.
Visit my online store here to get your Big Shot bundles today.
Don’t you just love it when you purchase a new Stampin’ Up! product and you discover unexpected ways to use it? When you purchase the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, you will be thrilled with all the creativity it inspires! Its not for just making bookmarks~you can use it to make cards also! Just look at this great card using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to create the focal point for this card!
Stamps: Peaceful Petals. Wood #133104; Clear #133107
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock, #100730; Island Indigo Cardstock, #122923; Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, #132994, Watercolor Paper, #122959
Ink: Island Indigo Pad, #126986; Daffodil Delight Pad, #126944; Old Olive Pad, #126953, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker, # 119677; Staz On Jet Black #101406
Accessories: Arrows Textured Embossing Folder, #132187; Blender Pens, #102845; 1/4” Daffodil Delight 1/4” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon; Dazzling Details #124117; Ticket Duo Builder Punch, #126883; 3/16” Corner Rounder Punch; Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, #133324; Sponge Daubers, #102892; Paper Snips, #103579; Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, #113439; Snail Adhesive, #104332; Stampin’ Dimensionals, #104430
This card makes a fun “package”... and it is a gift itself when the recipient unties the ribbon and opens the card and it opens BIG!~ like a present! There is a fun watercoloring technique included in these instructions. Make this card and experience the joy of watching the recipient open your gift! FUN! You will love the beautiful images in this stamp set!
So Very Grateful Card
Stamps: So Very Grateful, Wood #133050, Clear #133053
Paper: Daffodil Delight Cardstock, #119683, cut 3 1/2”x 4 1/2; Island Indigo Cardstock, #122923, cut 3”x4”, and 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”; Whisper White Cardstock, #100730, cut 3 3/4” x 11”.
Ink: Stampin’ Ink Refills: Island Indigo, #122932; Daffodil Delight, 119672; Wild Wasabi #109020, Staz On Jet Black Pad #101406.
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, #113439; Argyle Embossing Folder, #127750; Stampin Trimmer #126889; 1/4” Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon 12”, Blender Pen #102485, Bone Folder, #102300, Snail Adhesive, #104332, Paper Plate.
Have you had a chance to see the new Thinlits card dies? They are just fabulous and so much fun to create with. Once you have them in your hands, you won't know what you ever did without them.
Stampin' Up! has created a video to show you how amazing they are. Take a look at them in action.
The main shape in the cards (circle and label) can work with a lot of our stamp images so you can create tons of different kinds of cards using many different stamp sets. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:
Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):
• Happy Day Stamp Set (item w-130294, item c-130297)
Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):
• Worth the Wait Stamp (item w-131094)
• Five-Way Flower Stamp (item w-131088)
Both card dies pair well with:
• Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item w-131931, item c-130733)
• Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item w-131341, item c-131344)
• Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 w-item c-130333)
• Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 w-item c-130327)
• These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!
As promised, I have scheduled a Big Shot class for this coming Friday. I know this is a bit of short notice, but am hoping you saw the "save the date" in the last newsletters, and have been looking forward to this class!
If you have a Big Shot or not, this is a great opportunity to come and try several new things. I have purposely designed these projects to show several different Big Shot accessories and several different techniques! So, come and learn some new tips and techniques while you have a great time!
Five cards with envelopes
Friday, February 22
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Friday, February 22
Arrive between 5-6 p.m., Finish by 9:30 p.m.
Class Cost: $25.
Place an order of $40 or more, and pay just $17.50 for your class!
My first Big Shot class in months is almost here and I'm extending the RSVP date (see below to RSVP). This is a great class and I hope to see you there!
Do you own the Big Shot? Do you wish you did? Or, would you just like to make these great projects? Either way, you are going to love this class!
Class projects are 3 cards and envelopes, and a darling Fall treat holder with two mini milk cartons!
Thursday, September 29, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, September 30, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Have you seen the new Matchbox Die in the Occasions Mini Catalog for the Big Shot? It will make creating favors and gift boxes a snap. This is one of my favorite new products to use. I have previously put up a post with a template you can use when creating the boxes.
Here are some samples created with the Die:
Still thinking about the NEW Pop Up Dies?
These new Dies are such a great addition to the Big Shot Die product line. Think of how wonderful it would be to have someone open a card from you and have the cake pop up! You can check out the video here and see how to add a whole new dimension to your card making. You can also be creative and not just decorate it as a cake. I have seen many other ideas for the use of this Die.
Contact me for more information.