Big Shot

The Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine is an awesome tool!  It can be used with dies or embossing folders to easily cut shapes and add texture to your projects.

Rooted In Nature Birthday Card

Rooted In Nature Birthday Card

When I needed a LOT of masculine birthday cards, I searched for Rooted In Nature Birthday Card ideas on Pinterest and this is what I found!  So many of the pieces used by Su Mohr in this design were exactly what I was looking for.  The subtle design on the DSP, the embossed leaves used on the Galvanized Metallic Paper, and the square behind the tree raised with Foam Adhesive Strips all screamed “use me” so I gathered all my supplies and started creating.  In the end, I decided a heat embossed greeting would be the final glowing touch!

Now you’ve seen all the pieces cut and ready for assembly, let’s look at the completed card!

  1. Cut Crumb Cake Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
    1. Stamp the inside greeting from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set with Early Espresso Classic Ink.
  2. Cut coordinating Designer Series Paper at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
    1. Use Embossing Buddy over the area where the greeting will be stamped.
    2. Stamp the greeting with Versamark Ink.
    3. Sprinkle Silver Embossing Powder over the Versamark.
    4. Melt the Embossing Powder with the Heat Tool.
    5. Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut Galvanized Metallic Paper at 5-1/4″ x 1-1/4″.
    1. Emboss with Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies and the Big Shot.
    2. Attach over the DSP layer with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Cut Crumb Cake frame with the Layering Square Framelits and the Big Shot.
    1. Use Foam Adhesive Strips to attach over the DSP.
  5. Stamp the oak tree from Rooted In Nature with Early Espresso Classic Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock.
    1. Use Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies and the Big Shot to cut out the tree.
    2. Use Liquid Mono Glue to attach the tree over the frame.

 

These are the products used to make this card: 

Snowman Christmas Wishes

Snowman Christmas Wishes

Did you know that you can usually find a shape to cut out of DSP (Designer Series Paper) to use on your design – like this Snowman Christmas Wishes card!!  It’s so easy when you use the Layering Oval Framelits Dies!  If you don’t have the Layering Oval Framelits, you could use the Layering Circle Framelits Dies or the Layering Square Framelits Dies.  So many choices – I’m sure you’ll find that the more you use Layering Framelits Dies, the more you’ll like them!!  Thanks to Jo-Anne Roger for sharing her design.

Measurements and instructions are listed here:

  1. Cut Thick Whisper White Cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 11” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
    1. Use the Softly Falling Embossing Folder with the Big Shot to add design to the layer.
    2. Attach to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Cut the desired Snowman from the Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper.
    1. Use Oval Framelit with the Big Shot to cut it out.
    2. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Pool Party layer.
  4. Cut Pool Party Cardstock at least 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″.
    1. Use Scalloped Oval Framelit with the Big Shot to cut a layer smaller than the Smoky Slate layer.
    2. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Smoky Slate layer.
  5. Cut Smoky Slate Cardstock at least 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″.
    1. Use Oval Framelit with the Big Shot to cut a layer.
    2. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Softly Falling layer.
  6. Stamp the greeting from First Frost Stamp Set with Pool Party Classic Ink on the inside of the card base.
  7. Tie a bow with the Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon.
    1. Attach near the top of the ovals with Mini Glue Dots.

These are the products used to make this card:

Do you have some DSP just hanging around?  Now it’s your turn – use some layering framelits to cut out your favourite image and make a special card for someone dear to you?

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