Tuesday, August 2, 2011

B3G1 FREE & Metal Garden Stakes!

What do the things in this post have to do with one another, you ask? Nothing, I just wanted to share them with you today. LOL!

Look what Stampin' Up! has for you...

  BUY 3 GET 1 FREE! Who doesn't love free stuff? With the upcoming holidays creating so many stamping opportunities, this is the sale for you!

August 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: During August, you will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when you buy three! It is the perfect time to stock up on all your favorites, including brand-new designs from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.
Click on the "Shop Now" button at the top of the page to take advantage of this opportunity at your convenience (prior to August 31st of course). 

Now, to show you what I have been up to lately. Laura Haffke posted a video on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website showing how to make Metal Garden Stakes and I just had to give it a try. I bought some metal flashing and plant support stakes at the local hardware store and started playing. I have since given several away as gifts. I LOVE my Big Shot!

Isn't it pretty? The Big Shot can be used to both emboss and cut the metal flashing. I used the Crop-a-dile to punch the holes and attached the flower with a brad.
Flowers and butterflies. YES, even the embosslits die can be used!
My "assistant" photographer
I received this pin at convention from Kathy Howes, Denver, CO. She used pop cans and fun foam with the Flower, Daisies #2 die.

What else can you cut with the Big Shot? Take a look at this list and then call me so we can get together soon and create!

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
  • Vinyl
  • Static cling vinyl
  • Shrink film
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Clear acetate (20 mil)
  • Vellum
  • Card stock
  • Patterned paper
  • Flocked paper
  • Contact paper
  • Textured paper
  • Metallic paper
  • Linen paper
  • Suede paper
  • Embossed metallic paper
  • Basketball embossed paper
  • Faux alligator textured paper
  • Self-adhesive glitter paper
  • Fabric
  • Canvas
  • Iron-on fabric
  • Soft plush fabric
  • Burlap
  • Velvet
  • Corduroy
  • Lace
  • 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.)

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Awesome!!!! I miss you!