Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ode to my Big Shot

Maybe you were expecting a lyrical poem with a title like that.  But I am no poet, so I thought maybe I'd spare you a really bad poem with rhyming words my first grader suggested and jump right to the chase.  This weekend is the Stampin' Addicts Big Shot Blog Hop and I am really excited to share with you the projects I have been making for it.  Eighteen stampers/bloggers will each feature a different Big Shot die and you will really get a look at how versatile this little machine really is.

If you are a regular here on my blog, then you already know how much I love my Big Shot.  I have had several die cut machines over the years so when Stampin' Up! first added the Big Shot to their line up I was skeptical.  But once I got my hands on it, it was love at first cut.  I gave away one machine, put another in my kids' craft box and put the other in the storage room.  But my Big Shot sits next to my craft table and I use it almost every time I craft.

You can cut over 40 different materials with the steel-ruled dies made for the Big Shot. I'll admit I have probably only tried six or seven different materials myself, but I love having options.  And I love that the Big Shot also can add texture to your projects using the Textured Impression Embossing Folders, Texture Plates or Letterpress Plates. It also makes 3D projects quick and easy by cutting and scoring boxes at the same time.

The icing on the cake would be to get this baby for FREE!!!  Join Stampin' Up! this month and you can get your very own Big Shot for free with your starter kit.  Then you too will learn to love it just as much as I do.

I know what your thinking, we didn't come here to have you gush over the Big Shot, we want to see some projects!!!  Well here ya go:


First, some of those easy boxes I was telling you about.  I made these as a prize for one of my classes last spring but I never got around to sharing them here:

Colors: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink.  Big Shot: Match Box Bigz XL Die and Fun Flowers Bigz L Die. Accessories: Retired Designer Series Paper, Pearl Jewels.
And a card featuring one of the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders that I just love: 
Colors: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Always Artichoke. Stamps: Four Frames, You're A Gem.  Big Shot: Framed Tulip Embossing Folder.  Punches: Decorative Label and Small Oval.  Accessories: Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper, Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Gold Brads.
Be sure to come back on Friday for the Blog Hop so you can see my creations made with the Perfect Pennants die, as well as all the other projects.

10 comments:

Yapha said...

Oh man, I was hoping for a poem! :) Excellent thoughts on the Big Shot! I love mine too!

Mickey Roberts said...

Cute projects and a great tease for this weekend's hop. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Well, if you won't do a poem, how bout a song? I'll start you off. Mr. Big Shot, You know who you are. Mr. Big Shot, You're a cutting and embossing star......
Can't wait til the hop, I just ordered two new dies and the double set of folders that shipped this morning, so will probably have em Monday.

Heidi Baks said...

Oh, this reminds me I need to use my tulipe embossing folder more. Beautiful projects!

angelswhostamp said...

I also am in love with what my Big Shot can do to make my cards look their best! Yea! for our Big Shots!! (If only they could cook and clean...)

Tanya Boser said...

Adorable boxes! I am sure they were a hit! And I agree, I need to use my Tulip EF more often...
I think you owe us a poem though Paula ;)

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I'm gonna have to write a poem now with first grader rhymes! I love the boxes, so very cute!

Shelley Z said...

Cool ideas! Those boxes are so much fun and your card is beautiful!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Cool ideas! Love the flower boxes!!

Carmen said...

I Love my big shot too!! Great projects!