[NEW!] Thinlits Card Dies – So fun and easy!

These new Thinlit Card Dies look so fun! I’ve seen people make these “swing” cards with regular framelits before, but there are a few steps involved. This makes it easier and more fun, especially with the accessory pieces that come along with them! View the promo handout HERE.

Label Card Thinlits Die

Circle Card Thinlits Die

Don’t try this at home…Big Shot Edition

My poor Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine… a few months ago, it became quite "squeaky" when turning the handle. WD40 didn't seem to help at all.  A few days ago, I became unable to even turn the handle.  Yikes!

There is a very generous 3 year warranty on these machines.  I was a month and 1/2 over that time!  So, instead I took the machine apart to see if I could figure out the problem.


Well, I believe that I found the problem.  It was a tiny bearing inside the handle mechanism which had corroded.  I found the part online, but since I don't need 200 (smallest quantity) of them delivered from China, I just decided to order a brand new Big Shot.

After all, it's a machine I really can't live without, and I have used it so much for my personal AND business use.  I really put this thing through the ringer in the 3 years, 1-1/2 months I had it!  And with my Stampin' Up! demonstrator discount I'm only paying about $80.  Also, to make things even better, at Christmas I got a winning lottery ticket for $100, so I'm still ahead of the game!

If you love the Big Shot like I do, let me know your favorite thing about it in the comments!  If you don't have this wonderful machine and want more info, let me know that too!

Happy Crafting!

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D is For Dog Scallop Circle Card

I've been pulling stamp sets off my shelf that I haven't used much lately, and this is what I came up with using the adorable D is For Dog stamp set.  This card features a shaped card made from the Big Shot, a faux bow, and some sponging.

Stamp Set: D is For Dog
Card Stock/Paper: Whisper White (100730), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Pacific Point (111350) & Pacific Point dotted pattern from the Brights Stack (117155)
Ink & Accessories: Pacific Point Classic Ink (111837), Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink (115658), Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon (119752- it's about to retire!), SNAIL Adhesive (104332) & Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Tools: Stamping Sponges (101610), 2-1/2" Circle PUnch (120906), Scallop Circle Die (113468), Scallop Circle #2 Die (113469), Modern Label Punch (119849), Crop-A-Dile (108362) & the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

Shaped cards are really fun and different, and you know the recipient will think that it is special.  You can't go wrong with handmade cards!  Let me show you how to make handmade cards and gifts – join my mailing list today to stay up-to-date on all of my current classes and events!

Happy Crafting!