Archive | March, 2010

From My Garden Card With Big Shot Tag

31 Mar

Created by Kathy Alt

Here’s a real simple card to make.  Kraft CS is 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ and the second piece is 5″ X 3 3/4″.  Chocolate Chip CS is 5 1/2″ X 4″.

Stamp Set: Garden From the Heart (Occasions Mini Catalog)

Big Shot Die: Two Tags

Punches: Curly Label, 1/8” Circle

Designer Series Paper: Chocolate Chip

  1. Die cut the Tag
  2. Stamp the hat with Black Stazon.
  3. Add color with markers.
  4. Sponge tag with Chocolate Chip.
  5. Add jumbo eyelet by punching the hole with the 1/8” circle punch.  Then insert brad and turn over tag on the mat.  Insert the sealing tool and hammer, then flatten.
  6. Add ribbon.
  7. Stamp saying and punch out.

Chocolate Bunny Easel Card

30 Mar

Created by Kathy Alt

Easel cards are easy to do and make your cards even more special as they are something different.  This is my latest example of an easel card.  To create one, just start with a 4 1/4″ X 11″ sheet of card stock and follow the directions below.

Easel Card

Stamp Sets: Chocolate Bunny, All Holidays

Punches: Scallop Trim Border (Sale-a-bration), 1 ¼” Circle,

1” Circle

Designer Series Paper: Shades of Spring (Occasions Mini


  1. Fold the orchid opulence CS in half and then score the front of the card 2 ¾” from the bottom.
  2. Stamp the bunny on the cocoa CS using the chocolate chip craft ink.
  3. Pour clear embossing powder on top and shake off the excess into the tray.
  4. Using the heat tool, heat the powder until it is clear. (Please do not lay on the table to heat, it will scorch the table.)
  5. Cut out the bunny, he will be attached using dimensionals, the bow will be attached to his neck using a glue dot.
  6. Complete the rest of the card as shown.  Be sure to mount the inside circle piece and the saying with dimensionals.
  7. Note:  the inside bow is a faker bow.
  • Wrap a piece of ribbon around the edges of the pink CS and adhere to the back with your adhesive.
  • Tie another piece of ribbon on top

New Classes Announced

25 Mar

I’m excited to be offering a number of new classes in the coming months.  These classes include monthly Big Shot Classes (you don’t have to own one to enjoy these), two days of Stamp-a-Stacks, a Fancy Folds Class, and a Mom (Grandmom) and Me build-a-Bear Class.  Be sure to check out my Upcoming Classes Page for all the details.  I would also caution that the Fancy Folds Class is currently only being offered one night and the spaces are quickly filling.  I hope you’ll be able to join me for at least one of the classes!

Big Shot Chick

18 Mar

Created by Kathy Alt

This is really an easy card to create that  gets a lot of smiles!

Stamp Set: A Good Egg

Big Shot Die: Scallop Circle

Punches: Scallop Circle, 1” circle, square, butterfly, ¾”

circle, 5-Petal Flower

  1. Fold So Saffron CS in half.
  2. To cut the scallop, place the folded CS on the die so that the fold is just inside the outline of the die.  Run this through the Big Shot.

The Big Shot sandwich is:

  • Clear cutting mat
  • Die
  • CS
  • Clear cutting mat
  1. Sponge the edges of the scallop with So Saffron.
  2. Punch all needed pieces and sponge the saffron pieces.

Needed punch-outs

3.  Assemble the card.

4.  Add the whites of the eyes with the gel pen.

Game Night Meets Sweet Treat Cups

17 Mar

Reads:  “Shake It Up!” on the inside

Stamp Sets: Game Night, Calendar Alphabet & Numbers,

On Your Birthday

Punches: Slit, small oval, oval, scallop oval, 1 ¾” Circle

Big Shot Die: Pennant Die

  1. Fold the white CS in half and trim 3/8” off the front, bottom of the card.
  2. Punch the slit at the bottom of the back of the card so that the card will close.
  3. Using the 1 ¾” Circle punch, punch the hole for the sweet treats cup into the melon mambo CS.  Save the circle to cover the back of the opening.
  4. Add the dice, peel off the adhesive strip, and close with the punched-out circle.
  5. Put cup through the opening in the melon mambo CS and then adhere the cup and the CS to the Brilliant Blue CS.
  6. To create the scallop around the outside of the cup, punch a 1 ¾” circle out of the small piece of brilliant blue CS.
  7. Next place this piece of CS with the hole punched out onto the Big Shot Pennant Die and run through the Big Shot.

The Big Shot Sandwich is:

  • Large, clear cutting mat
  • Die
  • CS
  • Large, clear cutting mat

8.  Marker the first line of the saying and stamp onto white.  Punch this out with the small oval.

9.  Mount all pieces as shown and stamp the inside with the words “Shake It Up!”.