Category Archives: Big Shot

Project ideas using the Big Shot die cutting machine.

3 of 8: My Stampin’ Up! Card Challenge!

What do you get when you challenge yourself to make 8 completely different cards with the same 3 pieces of card stock?  You get 8 great cards and a lot of time relaxing while you stamp! Stampin’ Up! offers so many different stamp sets, tools and embellishments that it is fun to challenge yourself to see how many… Read More »

Send a Love Note!

I think that it’s always the right time to send a love note!  I felt like my card today just created itself.  I’m falling in love with the colors in the More Amore Designer Series Papers.  Tips: Keep the colors simple.  If you aren’t sure what works together, take your inspiration from the combinations put together in the… Read More »

More Amore For Valentine’s Day!

Everyone is crafting for Valentine’s Day!  It seems that we move from one holiday to another in the stamping and crafting world.  Holidays and events give us a purpose…or at least a very good excuse…to craft.  I’m not sure I need an excuse anymore.  Crafting has become such an outlet and such a source of relaxation for me… Read More »

Stamping Technique: Inked Dry Embossing

You can add some great dimension to your cards by using a technique called Inked Dry Embossing.  You use a brayer to ink up the front inside of your embossing folder and then emboss your paper.  It really gives a beautiful effect. Here is an up close view of two samples. One is gumball green on whisper white, the… Read More »

Quick Tips to Make a Bunch of Cards Quickly!

It is December 16!  Do you still need to make your Christmas cards?  Let me show you how I made all of mine, assembly line style, in less than 2 hours!  Keep it simple! My inspiration card!  I used Whisper White and Real Red Card Stock and ink, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (#126896), a Christmas… Read More »

What Do You Do With An Extra Penguin?

You make a Christmas tag of course!  All of the pieces for this project were extra things I had in my stash that had been cut for other things and never got used.  Every now and then, you have to go through that box of stamped images and pull out pieces to see what you can put together with… Read More »

Peace on Earth

Ahhh… a project with a punch and two embossing folders.  Heaven.  That’s what I call this project.  When you get to play with all of the toys, it doesn’t even matter what the project looks like!  Of course it’s Raspberry Ripple, too! Materials and Links for this project: Papers, ink and ribbon:  Raspberry Ripple and Whisper White Accessories: … Read More »

WOW! Christmas Ornament, Jar Topper or Bag Decoration…You Decide!

I LOVE the project I made today.  I just could not resist getting out the Daydream Medallion Stamp Set and the Floral Frames Framelits and trying a new color combination for the ornament that I created a couple of days ago. A few weeks ago, I created a Christmas Card in Midnight Muse using the Daydream Medallion Set… Read More »

The Quickest Gift Card Holder…Ever!

Now that my kids are in college, their wish list is very short.  They really enjoy gift cards that they can use for food and treats when they get back to college.  There is nothing like a Starbucks gift card when you want to go out for coffee with your girlfriends, or a Best Buy gift card for… Read More »

One More Christmas Card!

I’m not allowed to decorate the house for Christmas until my kids get home from college next week! I usually decorate right at the beginning of December, but they want to be here to put the tree up and partake in the holiday tradition of decorating the house. That means I have plenty of time for making cards!… Read More »

Are You Being Inspired By Pinterest?

I keep finding amazing inspiration on Pinterest!  I discovered Pinterest during the summer and spent a fair amount of time relaxing on the porch pinning inspiring things.  Now it is time to make some of those things I pinned.  (With the exception of all of the cookie recipes.  What was I thinking?)   My project today can work… Read More »

Who can resist the Owl Builder Punch?

I know, I know…too corny.  But the punch is amazing!  I’ve seen people create the most creative things with this punch.  At Halloween, it made a perfect ghost.  For Thanksgiving it was a turkey.  Now,at Christmas,  it’s just got endless possibilities! I’m telling you, this punch is irresistible to play with.  I did find construction a tad time… Read More »

Paper Craft Crew Challenge 18

I did it again!  I looked at the sketch of the week on thePaper Craft Crew Challenge website and I just couldn’t resist creating a new card in a layout that I never would have thought of on my own!  Here is the sketch for the week: I had a lot of fun creating my card this week… Read More »