I would love to get a Big Shot for FREE! How about you? If you have no idea what I’m talking about and wondering what the heck the Big Shot is I’ll explain. The Big Shot is an awesome paper crafting tool that I use frequently. It is a die cutting system that allows you to die cut and/or emboss about 50 different materials!
By using steel-ruled and chemically-etched dies, the Big Shot cuts out images by passing card stock and other materials through rollers that utilize pressure to cut through the materials. With just a couple turns of the handle, you’ll be able to cut through a wide variety of materials. The Big Shot also comes with special cutting pads and a cutting platform. Currently, the Big Shot utilizes two types of dies: Steel Rule and Chemically-Etched.
Here is a sampling of the types of materials which work well with the Big Shot machine and Bigz and Originals dies. As a rule of thumb, if you can cut it using your Craft & Paper Scissors then you should be able to cut the material with your Big Shot machine and Bigz or Originals dies.
- Vellum, Card stock, Patterned paper, Flocked paper
- Thick corkboard, Thick chipboard (59 mil)
- Colored magnet
- Metal mesh, Aluminum (.016)
- Adhesive and non-adhesive mat board
- Shelf liner, Vinyl
- Fine sandpaper
- Clear acetate (20 mil)
- Textured paper, Metallic paper, Linen paper
- Suede paper, Embossed metallic paper, Self-adhesive glitter paper
- Fabric, Canvas, Iron-on fabric, Soft plush fabric, Burlap, Velvet, Corduroy
- Lace, Heavyweight denim, Quilt batting, Warm & natural batting
- Self-adhesive cork, Self-adhesive foam, Self-adhesive magnet
To give you a better idea about what you can make with the Big Shot, I thought I would share some projects with you. As you will see the Big Shot is a super versatile tool and can be used for a wide variety of projects.
With this first project I was able to create a 3D favor bag and coordinating 3x3 card set. The favor bag was created by using the Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die.
This card shows one of my favorite things to do with the Big Shot – dry embossing. Check out the background of this card. I used the new Snow Burst Textured Embossing Folder to create the textured background.
Here is another card that I embossed with the Big Shot. With this card I used the Framed Tulips embossing folder to create the embossed border around the card. And the butterfly was cut out AND embossed with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.
Check out this card. I didn’t cut out that fabric leaf by hand. I used the Leaves #2 Originals Die to cut it out.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg! I could go on and on with more projects that you can make using the Big Shot. The ideas and projects are truly endless!
After seeing all these projects I know you are wondering how you can get your Big Shot for FREE.
Here are the details –
When you join the Stampin’ Up! team in October 2011 you can get a FREE Big Shot (or up to $99 in free Stampin' Up! products). Yes you read that correctly -- a FREE Big Shot!! You already have the Big Shot – no worries – get $99 in dies or anything else in the Stampin’ Up! catalog for FREE! The Stampin’ Up! demonstrator starter kit is already the BEST deal in the catalog and for October only it is even better! If you have been looking for a way to make a little extra money to support your paper crafting habit or pay for your cable bill, you should seriously consider this opportunity.
Plus when you join Stampin’ Up! as part of my team I will be here to help you and support you. As one of my team members you will receive a monthly team member only newsletter with tips, project ideas, and important Stampin’ Up! information.
Joining Stampin’ Up! is super easy, you do it right from my website. Click here for all the details.
I hope you will consider this opportunity. Sign up now by clicking here. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below. I will be sure to respond to you quickly.