Category: Big Shot

moving forward betsy's blossoms happy 4th card

Betsy’s Blossoms Happy Independence Day!

moving forward betsy's blossoms happy 4th card

Happy Independence Day!  Here’s a unique way to use the large blossom from Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set – as color bursts.   Midnight Muse and Real Red are the perfect color combination to celebrate the 4th.

moving forward betsy's blossoms happy 4th sentiment

This ‘happy’ banner is from Itty Bitty Banners and actually says happy birthday but by layering the tag and changed it up.  I wanted a red ‘burst’ layered beneath 4th and didn’t have anything that was the right size to place under the 1″ circle so I pieced a couple of large punched flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch.

moving forward betsy's blossoms happy 4th boat

I stamped the blossom with Bashful Blue before stamping the sail boat in Midnight Muse.  Then I stamped the sails in red, trimmed them out with my Paper Snips and popped them up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The final detail was adding Dazzling Details glitter glue.

moving forward betsy's blossoms happy 4th detail

Enjoy your Independence Day Celebrations!  I’m so thankful for the freedoms we enjoy in this great country and grateful to all the men and women that have made & make these freedoms possible!

moving forward betsy's blossoms happy 4th card full

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Betsy’s Blossoms wood-#126004 clear-#126006, Moving Forward wood-#126320 clear-#126322, Itty Bitty Banners wood-#126255 clear-#126257
Ink:  Real Red #126949, Midnight Muse #126860, Bashful Blue #126961
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Real Red #102482, Midnight Muse #126843
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Bitty Banners Framlits #129267,  Boho Blossoms Punch #119858, 1″Circle Punch #119868, Dazzling Details #125585, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Paper Snips #103579
Enjoy!  Julie
reason to smile thank you card with butterfly

A Reason to Smile Thank You

reason to smile thank you card with butterfly

The Reason to Smile stamp set is only available during the month of july and it’s only $5 with a $50 product purchase (retail value $20.95).  It’s a spectacular set with some great floral images that I just love!

reason to smile thank you card detail

I created this card for a color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  The challenge was to use White, Olive and Navy.  I used the new Midnight Muse for the navy.   This great blue has become a go to color for me.  And a rhinestone in the middle of the butterfly is always the perfect touch.

reason to smile thank you card with embossed polka dots

To create this card I made a mask using the Labels Collection Framelit, then layered this on top of the Whisper White card stock and sponged the interior of the image.  Then I stamped the flowers first with Marina Mist for the fill in color and then with Midnight Muse for the flower outline.  After everything was stamped I removed the mask and ran the piece through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Perfect Polka Dots Folder.

Don’t forget to get the Reason to Smile stamp set today and enjoy these great floral images.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: excl usive Reason to Smile , Itty Bitty Banners wood -#126255 clear -#126257
Ink: Midnight Muse #126860, Marina Mist #126962, Old Olive #126953
Paper:  Whisper White #100730, Midnight Muse #126843
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Label Collection Framelits #125598, Bitty Banners Framelits #129267, Perfect Polka Dots Folder #117335, Beautiful Wings Embosslit #118138, Stampin Dimensionals #104430, Stamping Sponges #101610
Enjoy!  Julie
lovely as a tree lake card

Day On The Lake With Lovely As A Tree

lovely as a tree lake card

I made this lake thank you card for my friend that invited us to their lake house this past weekend.  Thank you, Lisa!  We spent Saturday on the boat and really had a great time watching the kids ski, play in the water, buzz around on the jet ski and jump from the diving rock.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have a camera with me so the card is all you get to see!

lovely as a tree lake detail

I made this brayered card similar to the Father’s Day card and just added the lake and mounted it a little differently.

lovely as a tree lake close up

I think creating these little works of art is so much fun and so immensely satisfying.  Don’t you?  It’s the best kind of instant gratification.

lovely as a tree lake thank you card

Enjoy!  Julie


betsy's blossoms & owl punch

Stampin’ Up! Betsy’s Blossom’s Owl

betsy's blossoms & owl punch I enjoyed creating this playful card featuring the Owl Builder Punch.  I love pattern paper and I love, love, love mixing up the patterns which is super easy with Stampin’ Up!’s coordinated designer series paper packs.

betsy's blossoms & owl punch detail

This card features the Floral District Designer Series Paper and the vibrant colors of Lucky Limeade and Tangerine Tango.

betsy's blossoms & owl punch close up

The large scallop circle is from the Perfect Pennant Bigz Die and is a perfect landing place for our little owl.  Other extras include the rhinestone-accented heart and the scallop edge on the Tangerine Tango floral print.

betsy's blossoms owl

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Betsy’s Blossoms wood-#126004  clear-#126006
Ink: Lucky Limeade #126984
Paper: Floral District Designer Series Paper #126919, Whisper White #100730, Tangerine Tango #111349, Lucky Limeade #122926
Extras: Owl Builder Punch #118074, White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126877, Rhinestone #119246, Scallop Edge Punch #119882, Perfect Pennant Bigz Die #123126, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439

Enjoy!  Julie

just believe fun flower thank you

Stampin’ Up! Fun Flower Thank You Card

just believe fun flower thank you

I made this flower with dryer sheets and the Fun Flower Bigz Die.  Who knew dryer sheets could be so pretty?!  As you might imagine dryer sheets would be hard to cut but if you sandwich the die, then the dryer sheet, and finally card stock you’ll get a clean cut.  I only had to clip a couple of hanger-ons.

just believe fun flower close up

Once the flower was cut, I spritzed it with color, then outlined it with Dazzling Details Glitter Glue.  Of course, then it had to sit and dry.  I let it dry completely over night.  I set it out on some paper to dry, but I should have set it on wax paper instead since I did have a little trouble with a couple of spots where the glue stuck to the paper.

just believe fun bigz die flower

To assemble the flower, I punched a 1-1/4″ card stock circle from Primrose Petals then stacked the flowers on top, punched the center and adhered them all together with a brad.  I punched a  3/4″ card stock circle, adhered the rhinestones and glued that to the top of the brad with a glue dot.

just believe fun flower thank you card

‘Thank you’, from the Just Believe Stamp Set, was stamped in Basic Black full strength and then again without re-inking to get the different varying shades of black and gray.

The Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine makes this all happen – the flower and the beautiful embossed background.  The Big Shot has instruction on the multipurpose platform on how to use all the various types of dies, making it super easy to use.  Order your Big Shot today and start creating!

big shot die-cutting machine Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Just Believe wood-#116948 clear-#120453
Ink: Basic Black #126980
Paper: Primrose Petals #126841, Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730
Extras:  Rhinestones #119246, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch #119861, 3/4″ Circle Punch #119873, Stampin’ Spritzer #126185, Dazzling Detail Glitter Glue #124117, Fun Flower Bigz Die #121812, Embossing Folder #120175, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine #113439, Mini Glue Dots #103683

Enjoy!  Julie