Saturday, August 9, 2008



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Big Shot

There's a new big shot in town--the Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up! The Big Shot is a sturdy manual die cutting machine used to die cut materials for use on crafts, home décor projects, and even clothing--it's a big deal! You'll love what the Big Shot machine, a 6-time winner of Creating Keepsakes Reader's Choice Award for best die cutting equipment and dies, can do for you.
Design your own custom pillow appliqués using the Tulipe Bigz die or make custom fabric flowers to embellish a quilt. From sewing to quilting to home décor, the Big Shot is the perfect tool for many types of crafting. The wide appeal to various types of crafters will help you expand your business in new circles. The Big Shot makes incorporating paper crafting into these customers' hobby an easy progression. Use our Stampin' Up! exclusive dies to create die cuts and stencils with our artwork and designs for all your craft needs.

Planning and preparing Make & Takes is fast and economical with the Big Shot machine. Cut out eight of the same chipboard letter or 20 scalloped pennants in just a few minutes. You'll be able to cut and score 3-D items in seconds, and the projects will be ready for your customers to enjoy. Or create embellishments for cards, scrapbook pages, or any other type of project by cutting multiple images at once.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Stamping Splendid Summer Scenes

Getting Started:
*Stamp Set: Seasonal Whimsy
Ruby Red
Apricot Appeal
Whisper White
*Markers: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
*Stamp Pads: Ruby Red, Apricot Appeal
*Accessories: Scissors, Two-way glue, and dazzling diamonds
1. Stamp the summer stamp in apricot appeal. Using markers, apply colors of garden green, ruby red, and certainly celery directly to stamp.
2. Huff on stamp and stamp image on small whisper white piece.
3. Adhere image to ruby red cardstock.
4. Adhere image to folded apricot appeal cardstock.
5. Adhere small card front to whisper white cardstock and adhere card to real red backing.
6. Stamp words with real red ink on bottom of whisper white cardstock.
7. Stamp butterflies scattered in real red ink.
8. Stamp individual butterfly in real red ink on white scrap paper and cut out.
9. Add dazzling diamonds with two-way glue on butterflies and sun.
10. Let dry.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Groovy Guava Post-It Note Holder

Some of you have been asking for the directions to the post-it note holder so I thought I would share. I finally got around to it so hopefully this helps you all.



-Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series Paper
-Groovy Guava Cardstock
-Whisper White Cardstock

Stamp Pad
-Chocolate Chip

-Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon
-Matte Board
-Spring Flower Bouquet Punch
-Corner Rounder
-Sticky Strip
-Small Pencil/Gel Pen
-Post-It Note
-Stampin' Dimensions

Cut groovy guava cardstock--2" x 1" (front piece for words) & 3-1/2'' x 7-1/2'' scored at 3-1/2'' & 4'' (round corners w/ corner rounder--inside, makes book shape).

Cut whisper white cardstock--2-1/4'' x 1-1/4'' (front piece for words)

Cut designer paper--(2 pieces)--4-1/2'' x 4-1/2''

Matte board (2 pieces--cut on table saw)--3-1/2'' x 3-1/2''


1. Center and adhere groovy guava designer paper to matte board. Clip corners and adhere using sticky tape. Repeat for second piece.

2. Tie knots in ribbon and adhere to front piece of groovy guava designer paper.

3. Fold at scored marks for groovy guava cardstock and flick edges with chocolate chip.

4. Adhere the long, rounded-corner sheet to the two squares using sticky tape. Be sure to line up with score marks and center it. (Caution: Once adhered w/ sticky tape and put in place, do not remove to re-position--very strong tape)

5. Stamp words (I used Happy Harmony-retired Sell-a-bration set) in the inside using chocolate chip stamp pad.

6. Wrap pen with small paper (about 3/4" x 1-1/2'')

7. Add post-it note to right side (check to make sure it closes).

8. Stamp words on small piece of cardstock, flick edges with chocolate chip, and layer to whisper white.

9. Punch two flower sets with the punch, one in whisper white and another in groovy guava cardstock.

10. Add a brad to each and adhere with a stampin' dimension. Adhere layered word piece with stampin' dimensions too.

What do you think?? Share your thoughts and ideas of what works for stamp clubs, stamp classes, and workshops.

Friday, July 13, 2007

My First Year of Cards

It's been almost a year since I've been a Demonstrator and I wanted to share with you what is so great about stamping. Take a look around and view my slide show. Ask me about directions for cards shown. Learn more about my classes and clubs.

It doesn't take much. You can learn how to stamp too. There are many wonderful techniques available and I would love to share them with you. Do you like something and want to know how I did it, just ask.

Check back frequently. I will continue to add new photos, directions and techniques. For any questions you may have or to learn more, contact me at

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