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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Big Shot Pro

Big shot Pro - The machine is BIG. Takes a lot of real estate!
It can for sure cut heavier stuff with bigz dies (and tim holtz dies and not spellbinder ones) and can cut and emboss 12" . But it is  costly as not only is the machine expensive but you need to get additional cutting plates (yes another cutting plate as it comes with just one and a crease mat) and the big shot pro solo package (  solo platform,adapter and shim) to be able to cut spellbinder dies and not only spellbinder dies but the sizzlits too. So out of the box it will only cut the bigz dies and bigz pro dies ie the thick . Yes it will also cut the accucut and accuquilt out of the box. You can of course create a stack out of thick chipboard and try cutting the other dies but that is so much trial and error - but still possible!
I had the rest of stuff but did not realize that I needed another cutting pad too. Yuck. And if you want to emboss you need a 1/8" rubber mat. I got that cheap in amazon when buying not the brand product but just searching for silicone rubber sheet 1/8". Now I have not yet tried the spellbinder thingy yet as I waited a while to get the stuff.
If you just want to cut spellbinder dies ie max 81/2 x 11"  then grand calibur is so much cheaper and less space too. I prefer manual cranking to motorised so though I was tempted by eBosser I have not got that.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wee Witch!

Halloween is just around the corner. I realized I have lots of  stamps for the occasion but I have colored none. So I chose a digi stamp from sylvia zett's wee stamps - Hazel - a wee witch and colored her with copic
Except for the cardstock all the patterned papers are from scraporchard's - spooktacular kit and also from trick or treat . I first came across this site while reading this post by Dayna Sabrina -
 She has done an awesome job on those cards. I fell in love with that kit and some more on the site -  winter wonderland and merry christmas.  The flowers are cut out using a silhouette file - spiral flower but you can also use itsy bitsy spirals - spellbinder.
Here's my card

The inside of the card

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012


It's been a while since I crafted. So decided to head up to the craft room and make a card - an easel card. I had printed this image out a while back and thought I would color it. I love the challenges at scrapbitzcopics and thought that this image would be ideal for the Touch of Red challenge!. This is from saturated canary - Hollywood .
I thought the antique car from silhouette store would make the perfect background. I colored the lady with copic and added spica to give a subtle glitter

The tags are mini tags from paper trey ink (both the die and the stamp). The main label is spellbinder I think label 4 and just rite shabby chic stamp. I stamped an arrow and follow your dreams sentiment from paper trey ink on to it. The rose is colored with memento ink.
Rhinestone ribbon, Feathers and a bauble (got from cutting of the ring portion of some party fillers) and acrylic flowers and rhinestones provide the added bling. I got some gauze - not the regular kind from drug store but the cotton kind from . These are beautiful and provide nice texture. I added glimmer mist to one piece and left the other alone.
One main thing to remember when doing an easel card is since you fold the card over  make sure you cut another piece the same dimension as the front of the card if you are planning to layer .
In this case I cut up a  a 12 x 12 paper to 6 x 12. So the card is 6 x 6. The front is scored at 3 to fold over. So I cut another piece 6 x 6 and layered on that. The pattern paper are from recollection elegant stack. (3 pieces - (1.75 x 5.75 - 2 different pattern pieces and another patter piece cut at 3.75x3.75 inches). I broke out my sewing machine to stitch the paper in using zig zag stitch

The inside of the card

I love how the card turned out. Thank you all for reading.
Happy Crafting!
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Peaceful Boo! EEK?!!!

Peaceful Boo? EEK?

This card is new experience for me. I have never done a card with such open space before I think. My style is more (for better word) Organic!
It started with a project my son had to do for school. He was given a folded paper measuring 6 x 4.5 (ie 6 x 9 unfolded). He was supposed to cut out in his words - a peace sign like a card and decorate it. What he meant was a shaped card lol but I thought for some reason that the card had to have a peace sign in it. I guess that's what skipping lunch does for a person!. I took out the silhouette and designed a card . Took a while aligning and measuring and flipping images etc etc. While he was doing homework I enthusiastically cut it out. When he came down to look of course he said it was all wrong and he cut out approx shape out of another paper and showed me. I did cut out what he wanted but I was left with this one. So I decided to make a card out of it. I cut out a peace sign using a digi paper from scraporchard kit - spooktacular. Attached some googly eyes. Tied a satin ribbon. Embossed the card with a cuttlebug folder, added a sticker sentiment and behold a simple card. To make it interesting I add a  transparent sheet circle cut out from a spellbinder blister pack and after pasting it on the inside of the card wrote some words like boo and spooky with a permanent marker.

 I think I like simple style. I have to try it again.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Wee Birthday

Hello everyone. It's my turn as a designer on
Thanks Sheila for having me as a designer and allow us all to post in your lovely blog.
My son's teacher had a birthday coming up and I thought to use my copic markers and a cute cute digi image from sylvia zett's wee line called Birthday Baby to make her a card.  The digi image can be found here -
I was wondering what colors to use and was inspired by the scrapbitz copics challenge for this month - bright fun colors. And of course I had to use my new embossing folders - Marianne designables which I got from dutchpapercrafts. They are so lovely to play with.
Here is a card

The border is using spellbinder mega dies - Parisan Accents. I used the remaining blue paper (mat cardstock) after cutting the border for the inside of the card
 The embossing is using Mariannes designables - DS0916 - Anja's dots. You can see the pictures of all the lovelies here -
But I got mine from dutchpapercrafts. It is a cutting and embossing folder as you can see on the pink cardstock in front. But as I didn't want the inside to be cut like that I embossed half the card and then turned it around and embossed the other half. You can see the flowers going the other way.
The sentiment is from Anna Griffin stamps. To put the gift card in I just cut out a cardstock - rectangle with tabs.
Hope you liked the bright colored card . Thanks for having me here Sheila. Thank you all for reading.

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