It’s Time to Make Your Christmas List!

By | 6 November, 2012

Have I told you that I LOVE my Big Shot?!  The variety of techniques and the WOW! factors that you can add to your cards really is amazing.  I feel like the embossing folders and framelits that I’ve purchased have been such wise purchases.  I keep using them over and over in many different ways.   When you buy something and really use it, you don’t feel guilty about spending that money!   You make the purchase once and you have that punch or embossing folder for years.  I have to say that I ran amok buying punches with my last order.  They are just so versatile that I know I won’t be sorry.  The punches are the easiest ones I’ve found to use as well.  I used two embossing folders and a punch to create today’s card.  I really liked the way this one turned out.  Let’s see what you think!

Northern Flurry

Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red   Ink:  Midnight Muse  Accessories:  Northern Flurry embossing folder, ornament punch, Vintage Wallpaper Folder, snail, blue floss.

Tips for your Christmas list:

  • If you don’t have a Big Shot, it is so worth the investment!  You can join the Perfectly Simple Virtual Stamp Club to get the accessories a little each month.  These are things that you will use over and over.  You won’t regret the purchase at all!
  • Get yourself a good paper trimmer.  I just started playing with my new trimmer and I love it already.  You need to be able to measure and cut paper of all sizes.  That can be the most tedious part of card making unless you have a good trimmer.  When you get it, mark it up with a sharpie to outline the paper sizes that you use most.  It’s yours, set it up to help make your crafting time easier.
  • Get at least one set of stamps that you just love.  Try every technique you can find to create cards with that set.  Use it to make scrapbook pages.  Stamp on fabric with it, make tile coasters…just use it!
  • The little tools make your job easier.  You really do need the bone folder, a good pair of paper snips, good adhesive products and a stamp-a-ma-jig is essential!  It will make you happier with your final products!

Thank you for visiting!

Happy stamping!

Kim

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