Thursday, April 3, 2014

Over the top but not over the hill birthday card

 I remember when Stampin' Up! first introduced the Big Shot and told us it was going to sell for $99. And we all just shook our heads and said it will never catch on. Who will invest that much in their hobby?

But I cannot imagine crafting without it! And certainly we all invest that much and so much more, with our electronic cutters and piles of paper and tools and ribbon!

Shown today is a more colorful version of my flower card, these roses are made with the spiral die on the Big Shot. They are so easy to just roll up after cutting with a die. Then a drop of hot glue or a couple glue dots and they are firm and ready to go. I had a stash of pearl beads that are perfect in the centers. Also featured on this card is a panel of Crumb Cake card stock run through the Big Shot in an embossing folder (is this one retired?). A bit of Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, sentiment and some petite petals flowers stamped to coordinate with the envelope/box.

An over-the-top card in lots of neutral colors so that the recipient isn't knocked over when she opens it!  So glad I saw the wisdom of getting the Big Shot! LOL

Leave me a message and I'll be happy to come by your crafty place to show you how to make over-the-top cards and box/envelopes for your friends!

Happy Stamping!
Dee Tollaksen

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