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Quilting with the Big Shot

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The Big Shot makes cutting fabric a breeze!  Depending on the thickness of your fabric, you can cut up to 8 layers at a time. Supplies: Sizzix Big Shot 5-Point 3D Star Bigz die Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die Background fabric (two 10″ x 10″ squares) 10″ x 10″ square 100% cotton batting Ric-rac (6″) Sewing machine and thread Click here to download directions and a pattern for this Big Shot Quilt Block. Want to see more projects made with the Big Shot?  Click here.    

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Valentine Banner with On Board Heart Book

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  You may have seen the On Board books in the Occasions Mini Catalog – they come in heart, bird and scallop circle shapes – and skipped right over them because it didn’t look like something you would use.  Well, they are A LOT larger than you think they are and the possibilities are endless! Yesterday I got one of the On Board Heart Books in the mail from my Stampin’ Up! upline, Kristen Bryant.  Thanks Kristen! Here’s what I did with it… It is just the perfect size to make a banner to hang on your wall! Here are some close…

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Make your own Vinyl Shapes

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I used the Big Shot, Snowflake Sizzlet dies and White Décor Elements Vinyl Sheets to decorate a plain blue tin to use as a gift basket for a Christmas present… but I’m not saying for who! The Décor Elements Vinyl Sheets make it easy to make your own vinyl shapes for decorating a variety of surfaces.  You can put them on your walls, windows, tins, dressers… the possibilities are endless! When you are using the Vinyl Sheets with your Big Shot, you’ll want to put the right side of the vinyl DOWN on the die when you build your sandwich. The Décor Elements Vinyl…

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Photo Wreath

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I shared in a previous post the photo ornaments that I made for the grandparents this year.  For my parents, I made photo ornaments of all of their children/in-laws and grandchildren and used them to decorate a wreath. The ornaments are decorated chipboard frames.  For tips on how to use chipboard, click here.

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Make a Designer Picture Frame

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Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers make it so easy to make beautiful gifts.  I quickly decorated a $1 wood frame from a craft store with designer series paper to make this frame as a birthday gift for my cousin. All you need to do is cut your paper to a little bit larger than the frame.  Completely cover the front of the frame with glue stick, add the paper and smooth with your hands.  After it has dried, use a hobby blade to cut the extra paper from the middle of the frame.  Use a sanding block to remove the extra paper from around the inside…

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