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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.

Display Both Sides of the DSP

As you know almost all Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper has 2, yes TWO, usable sides!! Have you ever had trouble deciding which side to show off? I often do so I was very pleased to find this project that allows me to display both sides of the DSP! I’m not sure what name this fold goes by but, because it has 3 folds, I’ve named it a Triple Fold Card!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!


Now it’s your turn – get out your DSP and matching cardstock and give it a try!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  • Cut See A Silhouette DSP at 5-1/2″ x 12″ – score at 4-1/4″, 7-1/4″ and 10-1/4″. Fold back and forth on the score lines.
  • Cut Pacific Point Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″. Attach to the inside back layer. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″. Attach to the Pacific Point Cardstock. Use Pacific Point Classic Ink to stamp a “swish” from the Beautiful You stamp set.
  • Cut Crushed Curry Cardstock at 4-1/2″ x 3-3/8″. Cut Pacific Point Cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 3-1/8″. Attach to Crushed Curry Cardstock. Use the Big Shot to cut Whisper White Cardstock with the 5th largest rectangle die from Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Use Pacific Point Classic Ink to stamp greeting and image from Beautiful You stamp set. Attach to Pacific Point Cardstock. Attach the completed layer to the front fold being sure to not put adhesive on the right-hand side of the layer.
  • Embellish with Epoxy Droplets.

Fancy Fold Birthday Card

Recently I was asked to make a very special birthday card. I was so pleased with the results so I’ve decided to share it with all of you! Yes, it took a lot of pieces, a lot of products and a lot of time to create this “one of a kind” creation!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!


Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  • Whisper White Cardstock:
    • 1 pc 12″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4″, 7-1/2″, 11″
    • 1 pc 11″ x 5-1/2″, score at 3″, 6″, 8-1/2″
  • Highland Heather Cardstock:
    • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
    • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 2-7/8″
    • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 3-3/8″
    • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Designer Series Paper (Lily Impressions):
    • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
    • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
    • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
    • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Ribbon – 24″

Now here’s a look at the pages inside the card:

  • Fold each of the Whisper White Cardstock pieces on each of the score lines with each fold being the opposite direction from the last fold.
  • Use a strong adhesive like Tear ‘N Tape to attach the 1″ strip on the longer piece to the widest section of the shorter piece.
  • Attach 24″ of ribbon around the folded card being sure to have the front approximately 6″ shorter than the back. This will result in the tied bow being on the front edge.
  • Decide which side of the Designer Series Paper to display. Use Snail Adhesive to attach the DSP to the cardstock.
  • Arrange the layers in the desired locations. Use Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink to stamp the greetings. Cut the greetings out with dies and the Big Shot. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach as desired.
  • Use the Perennial Flower Punch to punch out flowers that have been stamped on Highland Heather Cardstock with Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink.
  • Use Snail Adhesive and Dimensionals to attach the flowers to the layers as desired.

Here’s another look at the finished project:

Special Birthday Greeting

Thanks to Carmen Carnegie for sharing her design for this Special Birthday Greeting card. The Pretty Peacock Foil Paper from the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper is perfect! This package comes with these 3 different designs – aren’t they gorgeous??

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!


Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  • Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 11”. Score at 5-1/2″ – fold in 1/2 to create a standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Cut Basic Black Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Cut Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper at 3-7/8″ x 1-5/8″
  • You can use 1 piece of each colour (Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock) or you could use 2 or 3 of the same colour!
  • Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the DSP to the Basic Black Cardstock
  • Use Snail Adhesive to attach that completed layer to the card base
  • Cut a 5″ length of Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Ribbon and cut a 5″ length of Whisper White Flax Ribbon. Use Mini Glue Dots to attach over the DSP pieces
  • Use Pretty Peacock Classic Ink to stamp your greeting on Whisper White Cardstock
  • Use the Big Shot and a die from the Stitched Nested Labels to cut out the greeting
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach over the ribbons
  • Embellish with Noble Peacock Rhinestones

This paper works so well in this sample as well!

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