Have you read the news?!! SU is now carrying the Big Shot....this was a HUGE announcement at Convention......AND mine just arrived! This is just so cool! Wait 'till you see it in action!! Of course, I needed to make a card as soon as I removed this "machine" out of the packaging. (I put "machine" in quotes because it is actually manual....see the crank on the right side?) It easily cuts thru a multitude of different materials....everything from cardstock, of course, to felt and other fabrics to chipboard, cork, and so much more!!!
As soon as I saw this die, Top Note, I just knew it would make the most fabulous cards!! AND I actually pictured this branch in it, since it is part of the new set, Eastern Blooms, which all Convention attendees received. BUT, I see that some must have envisioned the same thing, since a few other demonstrators have beat me to it! So, although it is an idea I've had, and this is really my own version, you can see others here and here. (See? It really IS different!!...but I have to admit to "borrowing the little flower idea made with the 3 For You Punch.)
Anyway....getting back to the Big Shot. It cut through the Whisper White CS like butter....smooth and easy. And check out the paper piercing! Cut and pierced in one smooth motion! (Click on the photo to enlarge and see all the glorious detail!) The Big Shot is made by Sizzix....so, if you happen to already own it, you KNOW how fabulous it is!! If not....you'll want to check it out! Some of the dies are exclusive to SU, some are not....not sure about this one, but it is fabulous, don't you think?!!
Now, before you go running off to your local craft store with that 40% off coupon in hand, consider this:
Yes, you may be able to purchase the Sizzix machine at a discount, BUT.....
Will you receive the customer support that you want and need?
Will you qualify and receive FREE stamps and Hostess Benefits?
You know, if you purchase it from SU, you will receive all of those things, making the price comparable to the one from you-know-where!
So....coming soon: The Big Shot Club! Watch for details coming soon!! Available to all this coming Fall.
Now the info on the card...
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Sincere Salutations, Canvas
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
CS: Whisper White, Baja Breeze*
Markers: Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip
Misc: Horizontal Slot Punch, Wide Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Top Note Die for the Big Shot, 3 For You Punch, Paper Piercer, Mini Glue Dots, Antique Brass Mini Brads (Vintage Collection)
*Baja Breeze is a new In Color, which is not as gray looking as it appears on screen....it is a beautiful sea blue that is hot on the market today. You are gonna LOVE it!!
NOTE: We were told at Convention by the Sizzix representative that the bed of our Big Shot is about 1/2" wider than those being sold by local craft stores. What does that mean? That means that some of our exclusive dies will NOT fit in the other models. Sorry, ladies!