Archive | August, 2010

Party This Way and Look Here Big Shot Die

30 Aug

I finally got out my pop-up Look Here Big Shot Die to prepare for my Cards With Dimensions class and I must say, I absolutely love it!  Here’s one of the projects we did tonight featuring the Die.

Created by Kathy Alt

And now for my favorite part…the inside!

Created by Kathy Alt

Disclaimer….don’t bother trying to copy the numbers…I’ve used all the $$ up!

Stamp Set: Party This Way

Big Shot Die: Pop-up Look Here, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

  1. Fold the  5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ Pumpkin CS in half.
  2. Create designer series paper arrows by tracing the patterns on the desired paper and cut out.  If you  would rather, you can punch it out using the Big Shot die.
  3. Adhere these to the arrows.
  4. Fold the card insert on the score marks.  Fold center score line, creating a mountain fold, then fold side score lines creating a valley fold on each side.
  5. Fold small arrow on score mark so it pops up from bottom half of holder.  Accordion-fold the 3/8” X 1” piece and adhere one end behind the small arrow and adhere other end to the holder using glue dots.
  6. On the top half of holder, fold all score marks.
  7. Apply adhesive to the cut image, making sure not to get adhesive on pop-up sections.
  8. Adhere to card base, making sure that the 5/8” piece above folded middle meets up with the center fold of the card base.
  9. Run the saffron CS through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.
  10. Stamp and cut out the balloons and arrow.  Layer and complete card as shown.  Use glue dots for the final bow.

SUDSOL Blog Tour: Embossing Folders

1 Aug

Today I’m featuring three projects using my favorite Big Shot toys… embossing folders!  Stampin’ Up! added 2 new ones to the new catalog and has brought one into the catalog from the Summer Mini Catalog;  Elegant Lines, Vintage Wallpaper, and Square Lattice. 

My favorite part about these is how inexpensive they are and how deep an impression they leave.  Using the impressions folders is very easy.

Big Shot Sandwich:

  • Multipurpose Platform with tab 1 open.
  • Clear cutting mat
  • Embossing folder with CS inside
  • Clear cutting mat

*Do only one piece of CS at a time for best results.

Gift Box Card

The first project features the Square Lattice impressions folder.

Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Bits, On Your Birthday

Colors: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron

Accessories: Extra-Large Tag Punch, Large Tag Punch, Bitty Buttons, Square Lattice Embossing Folder,Pumpkin Pie 1-1/4″ striped grosgrain, hemp

To create the card, all you need to do is trace the card pattern.  And in case you’re curious, where can you get patterns like this?  Why SUDSOL of course.  Mine is a slight variation on the one on SUDSOL.   Of course, you’ll want to visit SUDSOL’s pattern library to get your hands on many more patterns!  How can you do that?  It’s simple.  Just click below to start your free trial membership!

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  • After you’ve cut-out and scored the card, you’ll want to make an extra front flap using the pumpkin pie card stock.  You’ll then run it through your Big Shot machine inside the lattice embossing folder.  Add this to the front of the card.
  • Stamp the top lid and add the fold lines with the pumpkin pie marker.
  • Create your tag with the On Your Birthday stamps and punch out.
  • Stamp the inside of the card.
  • Add your box lines using the pumpkin pie marker.

  • Add your ribbon to the package and tie on the tag.

Amour Card

Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings, p. 125

Designer Paper: Newsprint p. 175

Embossing Folder: Vintage Wallpaper p. 214

  1. Stamp the Sahara Sand Background with the decorative circle using Sahara Sand ink.
  2. Stamp the vanilla piece of CS that you are going to use for the Eiffel Tower using the same decorative circle and Sahara Sand ink, only stamp off on the scrap paper for a lighter color.
  3. Run the Sahara Sand CS (already stamped) through the Big Shot using the embossing folder.
  4. Stamp the newsprint designer paper using the Cherry Cobbler ink and the decorative circle.
  5. Line up your designer paper at the back corners of the Sahara sand CS to use as a guide for where you should start tearing the CS.
  6. Sponge the edge of the tear and add the 2 brads in the bottom corner.
  7. Stamp your amour on scrap vanilla and punch out with the small oval.  Layer on the large oval of Sahara Sand and distress this oval using the distressing tool.  Then layer on a black scallop circle.
  8. Stamp your Eiffel Tower and distress the edges with the distressing tool, then sponge with Sahara Sand.  Layer on black.
  9. Add your ribbon and adhere with mini glue dots.
  10. Adhere your Amour with dimensional.

Scallop Circle

Owl Card

Did you know you could use the embossing folders on chipboard as well?  It’s a tight fit, but works beautifully!  Here’s my card using the new owl punch…he’s such a cutie!  The small scallop is the one that is made of chipboard.

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Big Shot Dies: Scallop Circle, Scallop Circle #2, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlit

Accessories: 2-step Extra Large Owl Punch, Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Certainly Celery Craft Spot for coloring chipboard, 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Colors: Baja Breeze, Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip

DSP: Greenhouse Gala

I’m so glad you took time to check-out my post today.  Please feel free to visit me anytime!  In addition to samples here on my blog, you can start a two-week free trial of SUDSOL and check out the samples in my gallery.  Just click on the link below to get started.  The only requirement is that you are a current Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  And if you’re not, I can help you get started on that path too!