It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! What do you do with your canceled stamps? Do you simply throw the envelope away? In this case take the stamps off and glue to a piece of card stock. Die cut in to a shape and use as an accent piece on a card.
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know that our dies for the Big Shot can be used for more than paper? They can also be used to stencil or help cut clay.
In this case I used Paperclay and rolled it out pretty thin. Once it got down to about a quarter of an inch I placed my die on top of the clay and proceeded to gently roll the clay. The die first left an impression and then cut enough so I could peel the clay away.
It’s Technique Tuesday! I wanted to give you a tip on how to protect your foil paper from being marred when being run through the Big Shot.
Take a piece of waxed paper and stack on top of the foil paper. Then run through the Big Shot with a die, framelit, thinlit, or embossing folder. This will give another layer so your foil will not get scratched. (If your cutting or clear plates look like mine and are not so clear this will give a little protection.)
It’s Sale Saturday! Are you bored with what we have to offer for Sale-A-Bration? Do you wish some of our stamps that are offered have die cuts? You’re in luck! In the second release for Sale-A-Bration there are many coordinating products for the first release.
So here’s how to get a copy of this new brochure…if you have ordered or are hosting with me during Sale-A-Bration you are already on the list. I will coordinate with you for delivery. If you have not ordered with me since January 2019 then please contact me.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to talk to you about the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies. When you put them in the Big Shot straight across they make a big clunky noise as they roll through the machine. Instead place them at an angle so they go through smoother and also tend to not bend as much.
If you do forget they will just clunk a bit. If they bend just run through at an angle to straighten them back out.
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! When you are cutting out all of your hearts for your Valentine’s Day projects don’t forget to look at what is left. After putting this Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet through the Big Shot I was left with either a baby shark (do you hear the song, doo doo doo doo?) or a very nice scalloped dove tail.
Don’t forget to look at the remnants. Sometimes that’s where it gets good.
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever wished that the big detailed die was in a different shape? Well then make it so. Cut the larger die with the detail in it and then run again with the correct shape. You will have the texture that you want along with the shape you desire. It’s a little more work but it will be exactly what you want.
All right…drum roll please…here is the tutorial you have been waiting for. It will be long but it will be worth it. At the end of it all you will be able to create a wreath card with a single stamp and a sentiment. Are you ready? Let’s go!
Cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock in half (5 1/2 x 8 1/2″) and score at 4 1/4″. This is your card base.
Cut a piece of Old Olive Cardstock to measure 5 x 3 3/4″.
Cut a piece of Merry Merlot Cardstock to measure 4 1/2 x 3 1/4″.
Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock to measure 6 x 6″.
The Old Olive and Merry Merlot pieces are your mats. You can glue to your card base now if you like.
Take your 6 x 6 piece and the largest square die from the Layering Squares Framelits.
Cut out a square in the middle and then a diamond.
Now place your square inside the template (after writing save and an arrow up) on the base of the Stamparatus.
Place your stamp on the square where you want it to stamp. Press the hinged, clear plate on to the stamp to pull off the page. Ink your stamp with Old Olive and stamp.
Rotate your square either counter-clockwise or clockwise. Whichever way you decide you need to be consistent with.
Now place in the diamond template and rotate until all is filled.
Take your sentiment and stamp in Merry Merlot with the Stamparatus.
Place embellishments accordingly. The faceted gems were used here.