Thursday, May 23, 2013

Big Shot Club

I am so excited because my Big Shot Club is starting today!  I have five crafters eager to get a Big Shot, plus me.  I don't really need a Big Shot, but maybe I can bless someone with it.

What the heck is a Big Shot, you ask?  Well, it's just the most indispensable piece of equipment a card maker or scrapbooker could have!  It die cuts and it embosses and with it, you can create such professional looking cards and scrapbook pages.

If you are a papercrafter and you don't have one, believe me, it will take your craft to a whole new level!  Big Shots are $122.95 in Canada and with tax and shipping it comes to $151.50.  If you divide that into 6 payments, it comes to $25.25 a month.  So each person in the club puts that amount into the kitty each month and we use it to buy one person's Big Shot.  At the end of 6 months, everyone has one!

Each month we get together and do a couple of Big Shot projects and tomorrow is our first meeting.  Here are the two projects we are going to do.  The first project was cased from a make and take my upline, Desiree Spenst had for us on Diva Day (a rewards day for people in Desiree's downline who meet certain business criteria).  The second was from Pinterest, created by Debra Burgin from  They both require heavy Big Shotting (yes, it's a verb!)!

  • This card features the Dress Up Framelits from the Spring Mini Catalogue, which will still be available in the new Idea Book and Catalogue!  
  • It also uses the Top Note Die and the Oval Collection Framelits. 
  • I love how you can use the Flower Trim to create a wedding dress!
  • The sentiment is from a retiring set (No-o-o-o!) called Word Play!  Better snatch that one up before it's gone for good June 3!
  • The card base is Soft Sky card stock embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  This is one of the new Subtle Colours, taking the place of Bashful Blue.  I love this colour!

Each club meeting, I want to do one project that is not a card!  For this first meeting, I chose a tag.

  • I created the shape for the large tag by creating a corner template using the 1 3/8" Square Punch (which is also retiring June 3) and then cutting the tag down at the top.
  • The crumb cake tag is created using the Two Tags Bigz Die, which is another retiree!  It was embossed using the Fancy Fan embossing folder.
  • I cut out the sentiment label using the second smallest Labels Collection Framelit and then embossed it using the Designer Frames Oval Folder.
  • The sentiment is from the Trust God Stamp Set.
  • The beautiful two-step stamping flowers are from the Stippled Blossoms Set.  

Now if you'd like to make these projects and you would like a Big Shot, you could take my place in the club!  But you have to let me know right away.  Email  me.  You won't regret it!

Stamps:  Word Play (w120308; c120651)**; Trust God (w126700; c126702); Stippled Blossoms (w126745; c126747)
Paper:  Soft Sky(131203)*, Basic Gray (121044), Very Vanilla (101650), Soft Suede (115318), and Crumb Cake (120953) card stock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Soft Suede (126978),  Crumb Cake (126975), and Basic Gray (126981)
Accessories:   Artisan Embellishments Kit (129328)***, 5/8" Flower Trim (126869)*** Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Antique Brads (117273); 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Crumb Cake (122332)
Tools:  Ovals Collection Framelits (129381); Dress Up Framelits (130101), Labels Collection Framelits (125598); Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127751); Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335); Designer Frames Embossing Folders (123130):  Extra-Large Oval Punch (119859), 1 3/8" Square Punch (119877)**
*Available in the new 2013/14 Idea Book and Catalogue May 31, 2013
**Retires as of June 3, 2013
***Retires as of May 31, 2013

Artisan Embellishments Kit

1/2" Seam Binding Tape in Crumb Cake

Labels Collection Framelits

Stippled Blossoms

Word Play

Dress Up Framelits

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