Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Papercrafts hi-jack

I've been stamping again. Or should I say "hi-jacking" again? See this:

Thanks for Everything set and itty bitty backgrounds. Very vanilla, choc. chip and Cast-a-Spell DSP. Pumpkin pie and choc. chip inks. Leaves #2 die cut, Old olive wide grosgrain, misc. button, natural hemp, pop up glue dots and reg. glue dots.

I got the idea from pg. 59 of the Sept./Oct. Papercrafts mag. Go get your copy and check it out. I'll wait...........................................................................So what do you think?

I saw the felt leaves and said to myself, "hey, you just cleaned out the downstairs closet and found all that felt left over from making a million and one soccer and baseball banners, (award winning ones, I might add). You could make those cute little leaves using your Big Shot."

So I tried it. They came out great! The only fallish colors I had were bright orange, (Tigers baseball), dark chocolate and milk chocolate colors ( puppy outfit for school play).

I just realized that this pic is going the wrong way. Pretend you don't notice that.

So get your Big Shot out and try some different materials. There are so many that will work. Check out this list from the SU! website:

Big Shot Materials List for Bigz and Originals Dies
The following materials work well when creating die cuts with the Big Shot machine and Bigz and Originals dies. Please note the maximum thickness of several materials. As a rule of thumb, you can cut a material with your Big Shot machine and Bigz or Originals dies if you can cut it using your Craft & Paper Scissors.

Thick corkboard
Thick chipboard (59 mil)
Colored magnet
Ruffle board
Paper wood
Balsa wood (3/32")
Bass wood (1/16")
Metal mesh
Aluminum (.016)
Tin (.008)
Adhesive and non-adhesive mat board
Drawer liner
Shelf liner
Static cling vinyl
Shrink film
Fine sandpaper
Clear acetate (20 mil)
Card stock
Patterned paper
Flocked paper
Contact paper
Textured paper
Metallic paper
Linen paper
Suede paper
Embossed metallic paper
Self-adhesive glitter paper
Iron-on fabric
Soft plush fabric
Heavyweight denim
Terry cloth
Funky fur
Thin leather
Quilt batting
Warm & natural batting
Fusible fleece
Self-adhesive craft metal
Self-adhesive cork
Self-adhesive foam
Self-adhesive magnet
Self-adhesive felt
Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
Pop up sponge
Poly foam
100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax.)

Now you have a bunch of ideas huh? Let me know if you have any questions.

Blessings, b.

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