May 28, 2009

Love the Big Shot!!

I made this adorable slider card using the cupcake die for the Big Shot. It's very easy to use, though I did score and fold the bottom to get the ridges like a real cupcake. Thanks for looking! Sarah

May 27, 2009


Not pictured: Sera and Lynnae. What a great time we had had at Lee Ann's house tonight! We stamped and gabbed all night, what fun! Lee Ann and Sarah had these great projects for us and we enjoyed some great laughs and all sorts of awesome drag and brags! It was awesome to be inspired again by all of you! Our next meeting is in July! Hope to see you then, sistas! Sera

May 26, 2009

More Butterflies...

Remember the great baskets that Sera showed us how to make and has posted to this blog HERE and HERE??? Well I made one for my last club hostess and made her this set of 6 coordinating butterfly cards to go inside. Very simple layout, these were super simple to crank out in no time. I used the scallop edge punch along a two inch stip of coordinating color cardstock for the bottom and then used the scallop oval and large oval punches along with the Oval All stamp set for the greeting in the corner. Of course the big shot butterflies steal the show on these. Colors used were So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss, and Baja Breeze - boy I'm going to miss Baja. ~Heidi

May 21, 2009

Big Shot Initiation!

One of the very talented Sistas created this beautiful basic gray card that inspired me to crank out the two cards (kiwi kiss and taken with teal) above with my big shot. That's right, I've had it for a month now and JUST used it. It's been a busy month with my oldest becoming an official teenager and 15 years of bliss with Mr. Wonderful. A happy and safe Memorial Day to you all. ~ Angie

May 16, 2009

Manhattan Flowers

These cards have all been made with the Manhattan Flower impressions folder. It's the quick and easy way to emboss with out so many tools. Just send it through the Big Shot! I've been able to make some very elegant cards with this, Love it! This card is exactly the same as the third card below, although this is so saffron. The DSP behind the vellum is Tea Party.
This card above was made with some retired items, but I wanted to try the folder with some dark colors just to see how it looked. Aside from the not-so-great photo you can see, it's pretty cool!
This card is Baha Breeze and I used DSP Walk in the Park behind the vellum. I put two pieces of vellum in at a time and that seems to work the best. That way the flowers tend not to crack or rip right through the vellum. The DSP behind the vellum shows through just enough... very neat!
With this card, this is vellum again, but sponged with regal rose and then adhered to regal rose cardstock. The veins of the flowers pick up the color rather nicely. Turning the flowers sideways is another way to use this impressions folder! Another great tip is to put some DSP in the folder and the roses are imprinted right onto the DSP. With the right pattern it looks great. This is such a fun thing to use and at $7.95, it's a great value! Sera

May 13, 2009

Big Shot Mother's Day Box

I'm having more fun with my Big Shot box as you can see. The DSP Good Morning Sunshine has been very fun to work with, despite the owls! Making a window with the clear window sheets is something different as well. I just cut a piece larger than the oval and taped it in there, and that's it! Honestly, I was going to pull out the Pacific Point colored M&Ms to match, but the colors worked, some tangerine tango, summer sun and riding hood red... hee hee. Sera

May 12, 2009

More Big Shot baskets

I promise to stop posting all of these baskets one of these days, but this set were for some friends at work and I couldn't resist posting them! Of course these are the '07 in colors and the Ginger Blossoms paper, miss them! Quick post for today! Sera

May 9, 2009

Tangerine Daisies!

I got my hands on this Daisy Die and I knew exactly what I was going to do with it! I do enjoy this type of fold... old school stationary. I punched a large circle (I call it the mega circle at my workshops) and layered the three flowers so that the petals alternated. The circle was simply something I could attach the flowers to. Then I used variations of Tangerine Tango DSP to accent the rest! Remember, the DSP is on sale! Buy three, get one free! See the specials at the right for details.
The stamp set, Wow Flowers was perfect to use with this card. You can use it on the inside or outside! I have showed this at our retreat and two different workshops, it's a hit! Love that BIG SHOT! Sera

May 6, 2009

Big Shot box #2

This box was a cinch! This was one of the projects at my butterflies and blooms party this past weekend. Each stamper was given a 6 by 12 sheet of DSP, all of the patterns in Good Morning Sunshine. They ran it through the Big Shot with the Box #2 XL die. A large piece comes out, scored, cut and ready to fold. I was shocked at how quickly it came together. There isn't any fussing and as long as the feet overlap each other as it comes together, Voila! With the scrap piece that was left there is enough space to punch out a scallop, turn it over (of course, it matches perfectly) and then embellish. We used the Cheep talk set for this project. I love those little birds and I'm not a bird girl (Cardinal Christmas does not count).
When everyone was to make this box at my workshop, they were tentative at the start. Once they began folding on the score lines, they all wanted to figure it out without any assistance. They loved it! In fact, I have a few wedding favor creations to start planning! The Big Shot is awesome! Sera

May 5, 2009

Big Shot Mini Scallop Scrapbook

This mini scrapbook was inspired by a demonstration shown at the Minneapolis Regional. All pages and covers were created using the Scallop Circle die and the Big Shot. The front and back covers are protected by a layer of the new think Window Sheets which are available in the Occasions mini catalog. These are extra thick and do not easily bend which is perfect for this purpose. Next the front and back covers were created using the white backing from the designer series paper (DSP) packs. Don't throw that piece away when you are done with your DSP! There are so many great uses for that stuff. The cover was embelished using the SU! exclusive Billboard decorative strip die. This die includes both the upper and lower case alphabets so one strip of real red cardstock ran through gave me all the letters I needed for my title (thanks sista Lee Ann!!!) Next there are 8 whisper white pages inside. Total I had 6 cranks through the Big Shot and I have a mini scrapbook with 16 pages ready to fill with fun memories of an upcoming vacation. How simple! The whole pile was punched using the cropadile and clipped together with a ring binder. An assortment of SU! ribbons decorates that binder.
You will notice I have a great Mickey shaped punch both on the front and back covers. It is not SU! but absolutely perfect for this project! Both the punch and the great Disney themed printed paper used on the back were gifts from friends (Thanks ladies!!!) and will be put to good use.
Oh and one last thing - notice the perfect layered circles of Real Red on the front and the printed paper on the back? Those were created with my other favorite toy - the Circle Scissor Plus. Great toy - SUPER easy to use too. Love it!! ~Heidi

May 3, 2009

Big Shot Week!

It's Big Shot week! These baskets have been seen on other blogs and I was able to modify all of those directions to come with this version. I used the pieces from the Baskets and Blooms XL die and then trimmed the bottoms of the baskets so the would sit level. The inside is made of cardstock so the baskets are more stable. The cardstock is 7in by 6in scored at 2in on each side. I adhered the side of the box and then folded up the corner pieces but kept them at an angle so they would match the basket shape better. There was some extra cardstock peeking through the handles and
I trimmed it off at an angle as you can see with the basic gray cardstock. The DSP is Walk in the Park from the occasions mini catalog. I used some brads and ribbon for the finishing touch. The tags are from the die and they are slick to use too! Alright sistas, for Big Shot week, it means just that. Let's share our Big Shot projects with everyone! Big Shot Week ends on Sunday, May 10! Sera