Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Big Shot Private Class

The final private class that Donna Griffith showed us was one done with the big shot. Personally, if you don't have a big shot yet, I can't begin to image why not? This is the best thing ever invented for crafters (well besides stamps and ink of course). you can do so many awesome things with this.

For example, how about this card using the embossing folders and the big shot?

The next project Donna showed was how to make this cute little box using the two tags die. First you need to cut two tags from the two tags die. Then to put the box together, you just need a piece of cardstock.

Then you need to score the cardstock. Of course, my camera was a big shaky (what do you expect, I was using my phone) but the score marks are at 2" and 4 3/4" then at 1/2" and 2 3/8".

Cut out the little triangles at each side.

Then you fold the box and add the two tags on each side to complete the square. And decorate it how you would like.  It should look something like this:

Donna also showed us how to make it even more interesting by adding a pinwheel to the box. This is made from a 4" square cut diagonally almost all the way through and putting a hole in the center to hold a brad.

She used a coffee stirrer from Starbucks to put the pinwheel on. The cool thing is the 1/16" circle punch will actually punch through the coffee stirrer.

You can also bling out the front of the box by adding a 3D flower by using the punch and punching three pieces and curling the petals with a bone folder and adhering them to each other.

She even stamped her flower to give it even more interest. 

We were sure surprised when they handed out another Make N Take packet so we could all make one of these ourselves. By this point in time though, I was about stamped I spent the time talking instead of stamping. Oh, and of course I also spent it eating the cupcake we were given to celebrate Stampin' Up's! 25th anniversary!

The day is almost over, but we had a couple more things to do....Come back tomorrow to see the final presentations.

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