Category Archives: Big Shot

Project ideas using the Big Shot die cutting machine.

A Color Challenge!

The new Make The Cards Challenge is a Color Challenge for this week. It’s also entitled Suit Up.  I do not have any stamps with a person wearing a suit of any kind, so I decided that I would just go with the color challenge. This was a good challenge.  It has a masculine feel to it and… Read More »

Pop Up Basket Masculine Card

Have you tried the Pop Up Card Dies from Scrappy Tails Crafts yet? They are pretty fun to play with and they make fabulous seasonal décor or place setting decorations in addition to being fun cards to create and send to someone special! The new Scrapping4Fun Challenge is an Anything Goes Masculine Challenge.     Our sponsor for… Read More »

Perfect Placement Tool For Layered Stencils: New Maker Forte Tools

Maker Forte just came out with a huge release for May and there are some noteworthy new tools that will actually make some techniques easier. I loved the Perfect Placement Tools.  These are mats made out the same material a stencil is made out of with embossed templates that allow you to align different sized cardstocks and stencils. … Read More »

Women’s Day Blog Hop: Tired Mom You Are Enough

Happy International Women’s Day! I’m participating in this year’s International Women’s Day Blog Hop and Linky Party! Today is a celebration of all women around the world and the qualities that that describe us.  We are taking a step toward women empowerment by being positive, encouraging, and uplifting to each other via our papercrafts!  The love for crafting… Read More »

Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone: Mixed Media Journal

There is a new challenge on the Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge site and it is a stitching challenge!  Your project needs to include stitching!   It is still an Anything Goes challenge, so you can make any kind of project, but there should be some stitching on it. Our sponsor for this week is Oddball Art Stamps and… Read More »

Slimline Cards, Alcohol Ink Background, And Digital Stamps

Slimline cards are popping up everywhere these days.  I decided to create a fun one using a couple of fabulous slimline die sets that I purchased a while ago when the trend began. I’m using a very cute set of 3 Little Pigs digital stamps from Kinda Cute by Patricia and a sentiment from my stash.   These… Read More »

Ombre 4 Ways!

The Make the Cards Challenge for this week is a fabulous Ombre challenge using shades of purple!  Purple is one of my favorite colors, so I could not resist this challenge!!  (Well…I did some resist for the challenge for card #4!) I don’t have a ton of colored cardstock in my craft room, so I opted to use… Read More »

Quick and Easy Card and Mixed Media Bookmark

I used the TLC Designs Daisy Frame set intending to make an interactive card. I got distracted by the daisy.  Once I die cut one of those out, that was the only part I wanted to play with for the day! I ended up making a very quick card and a couple of mixed media bookmarks because I… Read More »

Kinda Cute Digi-of-the-Day: The Bride

I’ve been enjoying the Kinda Cute Digi-of-the-Day so much that I decided to participate again for February.  This is a very special deal where you get a brand new, newly created digital image sent to your inbox every single day for the entire month of February for around $1 a day!  That’s like 75% off each image for… Read More »

5 Ways To Use The Essential Assorted Leaves Dies + Video Tutorial

There are some tools that are essential to  have in your craft stash, and the Assorted Leaves die set is one of those. Scrappy Tails Crafts just released a fabulous set of assorted leaves dies and I’m loving them.  I have 5 ways to use them to share with you today. You will also find a VIDEO TUTORIAL… Read More »

Interactive Shaker Cards With Lift Action

Have you started making interactive cards yet? I’m definitely hopping on board the interactive cards train!  I’ve got a card that has a lifting shaker element to share with you today using products from the TLC Designs Shop.   How pretty are the colors in this card?  I have this pretty Sunny Studio 6 x 6″ Gingham Pastel… Read More »

10 Minute Card: Bright & Easy Spring Card With Scrappy Tails Crafts Dies

I’m all about 10 minute cards lately!  It seems that so many of the stamp sets that are available are perfect for coloring with whatever your favorite medium is and I LOVE them.  I love my alcohol markers and my watercolors, especially if I have an afternoon or evening that I can spend working on my project. Then… Read More »