Today for Wednesday’s WOW! I have an exciting new product to show you. I don’t know if you have noticed these in the catalogue. I know I missed them the first time (or even the fifth time!) I went through the Catalogue. This is the Big Shot Embossing Mats. You can see them on p221. Have you noticed them?
They consist of 2 different Silicone mats and an impressions mat. These mats will enable you to emboss with your cutting dies to create a totally different effect on your cards. I will let the video below show you how to work them. If you receive this post via email and don’t see the video, head to my blog directly by clicking on the post title above and see the video there.
What a great effect it can give. What do you think? Think of all your current dies that would work well with this???
I had a go with some of my dies. I still have the older style Embossing Mat from a few years ago. I used some acetate instead of the silicone mat. See how they turned out.
I used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and the Detailed Floral Thinlits.
Here are the layers for the Big Shot again to emboss with your dies –
Big Shot Platform
Die (facing up)
You can find the Embossing Mats in store now -> HERE. $26 AUS. They are certainly a worthwhile investment and will really extend the use of your current dies. Grab them now. Please use the HOST CODE: PUB9TYMG
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Wednesday’s come around so quickly. It’s time for another Wednesday WOW!. Do you like these each week? I would love to know what you think and if you have any tips, ideas that you would like to see here then please drop me a comment. I would love to hear from you.
Wednesday’s WOW! #25 I have a useful tool for you. I use this a lot in my stamping and thought I would share it with you.
This is my Punch/Die Guide.
They are black tags which I have punched or diecut labels or small circle shapes. Each one is labelled with what they are. I have it handy hanging above my desk. When I have a sentiment to stamp I use this to see what shape or size would suit best. You can just lay the shape over the stamp to see. Just a note: On the photo above I have it positioned over the front cover of a stamp set. That’s fine if the sentiments are at actual size. Just be aware of that. If they are different you can position it over the stamp itself.
The tags are strips of Black card. They measure 7.5cm wide by 12cm long. (approx. 3″x 5″). You can make them any size you like. Punch a hole in the top of each card so you can loop the tags through a clip. Each year I update this with the current punches and dies.
Hope this is helpful.
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I have a little trick for you today for Wednesday’s WOW! this week. I discovered this on my blog travels a couple of weeks ago and have been pondering the idea since so I thought I would share it with you.
WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #19 – Making Banner ends with the Tailored Tag Punch.
The Tailored Tag Punch featured in the Occasions Catalogue is not just great for punching around sentiments and adding to your cards BUT did you know that it is a handy, dandy little punch to create Banner ends in any size. How cool is that!
I will show you below.
Just slip your card strip into your punch with just the end showing in the angled section on one side. Be sure to centre the piece first, then punch. If you are a little unsure that you will line it up in the centre then you can mark the centre with a pencil. For the 2 ended banner I marked the centre on both ends so I would be sure that both ends would be aligned.
Create the banners for your sentiment pieces, or you can make a banner and add a sentiment on a separate piece of card to layer on top.
I hope you find this tip very useful.
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I have a very short video to share with you today for this week’s edition of WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #10. I don’t know about you but sometimes those tiny little dies gets buried or dropped on the floor and you spend so long looking for them. Well! I saw an idea somewhere quite a few months ago and just recently introduced this in the classroom. I have to say this has been fantastic!! No more lost dies! Everyone loves the idea too when they come so I thought I would share it with you.
I hope you found that useful and you might be able to adapt it to your classroom or your own craft room.
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I have been working on this project for a few days. Really! It’s not like it’s even a card but it seemed to take some time. Maybe I was getting a little too fussy but anyway … I wanted to show ideas of how you can use the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. I have seen a few Demonstrators show these ideas but thought it would be a good reference for myself – and to share with you. 🙂
These Thinlits would have to be the most versatile ones Stampin’ Up! have produced I think. There are so many ways of layering them together or using one just by itself. Don’t be limited to the ideas I have shown you here.
I hope this is helpful for you. See what you can put together.
Did you check out the great value in the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle that is available at the moment? There is only just over a week to grab this bundle. If you want to refresh your memory just head back to this Blog Post -> HERE. or see below.
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Today we went to a wedding. It was a really lovely service and special to be a part of it. This was for friends of Josh’s and he was one of the Groomsmen. He looked pretty swish if you ask me but I can say that because I am his mum. 🙂
We managed to grab a family snap. It is not often that we are all together. I don’t often share family stuff here but today I will….. 🙂
Anyway, you didn’t come here to see family snaps you want to see crafty projects. I wanted to share the Wedding card I made. Now I have known about this wedding for months as you do but I just didn’t know how to go about this card. The Invitation had Ombre blue stripes so I considered working something in with that but I ended up with this. Hope the Bride and Groom like it.
I went with Dapper Denim card base and Soft Sky mat. On the White card I stamped the sentiment from Rose Wonder. If you can see closely at the bottom is a new Embossing Folder from the Upcoming Occasions Catalogue. I broke it out of it’s package just for this! This is the ‘Falling Petals’ Textured Impressions Folder. They look like falling hearts. Just a couple of Tips with this folder: 1) When you emboss you might get little marks or the “hearts” squished looking. I added a piece of scrap paper in the folder on top of the card when I embossed it which prevented this. 2) This embossing folder covers the full card but I didn’t want all the card covered only to emboss just the bottom edge. This was hard to do because of the position of the hearts. So I cut a separate small strip of Whisper White card the width of the full white card piece and embossed just the strip. Then I adhered that piece straight on to the card. You wouldn’t even know!
The ribbon used is not Stampin’ Up! The larger swirly hearts are cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. I cut one in Dapper Denim and one in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. The little sparkly heart is a heart punched from the 2-Step Owl Punch in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. It adds a little sparkle.
This is the inside of the card.
Mmm? Shame the lighting isn’t great. The weather has been a bit funny. Hope you get the idea anyway.
This sentiment is also from Rose Wonder set. I thought it needed something else to the inside so I punched some little hearts from the 2-Step Owl Punch in Dapper Denim and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
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