Category Archives: Big Shot

Project ideas using the Big Shot die cutting machine.

Mixed Media Valentine’s Day Cards

Falling in love with mixed media is so easy to do. It starts small. You try some glitter glaze here, a distress crayon there, embossing paste comes next and suddenly you are stenciling and watercoloring everything! It is ridiculously addictive. Suddenly you will own every possible color of embossing mousse and then the company comes out with the… Read More »

Giving Your Envelopes Some Love

Sometimes it is a nice thing to give your envelopes some love and coordinate them with your card. I just finished taking a holiday envelope class at Altenew Academy and I really enjoyed it.  I thought the ideas were fun and there was at least one project that is a perfect holiday idea that I plan to implement… Read More »

You Can Find Party Panda’s At What Will You Stamp?

Have you seen the Party Pandas stamp set yet? It’s adorable and it is this week’s featured stamp set at the What Will You Stamp Challenge blog. I was invited to be the Guest Designer for the week which I am thrilled about!  They have a talented group of designers and I was excited to have the opportunity… Read More »

Embossing With Layered Thinlit Dies

Today I discovered that I’ve been spelling Thinlits wrong.  I’ve been spelling it with an “e”.  Go figure!   Why has no one corrected me?  I hope that error has not been driving you crazy for the last 5 years!  So sorry if it has.  The future will be better. On to my card…today is the start of the… Read More »

Die Cutting And Ink Blending Techniques

More die cutting and ink blending techniques? YOU BET!! I’m having so much fun playing around with techniques that I haven’t had time for in the past year+, I can’t seem to stop playing! I created 3 cards today using a combination of die cutting and ink blending techniques.   I tried to create a variety of colors… Read More »

Monochrome Color Challenge And Advanced Die Cutting

Today I’m participating in the SUO Challenge 192: Fun With Just One Color!  I decided to combine that with my homework from the advanced die cutting class I’m taking. I can’t wait to try this technique with a range of colors and different shapes!!!   I just could not resist using these old Stampin’ Up! Layered Hearts thinlets for this… Read More »

Two Must Have Tools To Use With Intricate Thinlets Dies

Stop using wax paper and dryer sheets with your intricate thinlets dies! There is no need to go to crazy lengths to die cut the beautifully detailed thinlets dies that Stampin’ Up! has available.  There are two must have tools that make using those intricate thinlets easy to use without poking out all of the pieces by hand!… Read More »