Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Shot with the Big Shot

I am going to make a confession......I {heart} gadgets. So, when Stampin' Up! announced its partnership with Sizzix, I think I nearly pee'd my pants. Okay, I exaggerate, but I was REALLY jumping up and down!!!

I've owned Sizzix products for years. They lived a secret life in a drawer only to be used on my personal stash of cards. Now, I say "NO MORE". I can now share my excitement about the Big Shot die cutting machine with everyone!!!!! Yeah!!!

Starting today, you are able to purchase the Big Shot from me...your favorite Stampin' Up! demonstrator (wink wink). Why purchase from Stampin' Up!?

- we offer exclusive dies only available from Stampin' Up!
- earn exclusive hostess stamp sets and catalog merchandise for FREE when you have a qualifying order of $150 or more
- you have me as your Creative Coach to help you use your machine and show you beautiful projects ideas.....try getting that kind of service from a craft store!!!! LOL!!!

Enough chit chat!!! You can always email me if you have questions about the Big Shot or if you would like to place an order!!!

Let's talk about today's projects!!!!

The little Halloween party favor is from my favorite Big Shot die. It's called Basket and Blooms, and it is a Stampin' Up! exclusive die.

Now, you will have to forgive me for using retired Halloween DSP, but my order of the new DSP won't be here until tomorrow. I'm forgiven, right? It's too cute not to be forgiven!!!! LOL!!!

I assembled the bag, adhered on the bands (which are part of the die) and stamped the owl/tree image from my awesome new House of Haunts stamp set. I punched out the owl with my 1" circle punch and adhered onto two circles (1 1/4" of Kiwi Kiss and 1 3/8" of Pumpkin Pie). I filled the basket with some straggly spider-webby looking ribbon, and my spookly little party favor is done!!!!

The card is pretty easy to figure out. I will mention two techniques I used on this card. See how the owl looks like it's sitting in front of the moon. I used a technique called Moonlighting to achieve this look. I will do a tutorial on this tomorrow to show you exactly how it's done!!! It's so easy!!! The second technique is direct to paper on the Kiwi Kiss blocks. All I did was drag my Kiwi Kiss pad down each of the Kiwi Kiss cardstock pieces.

stamp sets: House of Haunts
paper: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, retired Halloween DSP
ink: Versamark, Basic Black
accessories: Photo Corner punch, Scallop Edge punch, Black Embossing Powder, heat tool, sponges, 1" circle punch

Until tomorrow....Happy Stamping everyone!!!!


Robin Merriman said...

Stinkin' Cute, gf! Hey, check out my blog - there is a little something there for you!

Kath said...

Love that stamp set! Just got mine and started to play last night.