Saturday, July 28, 2012

One shot with the Big Shot!!!

OK, many know I said I would never buy a Big Shot. I love my Cuttlebug. It has served all my embossing and die cutting needs for several years! I couldn't even figure out how to use the Big Shot. I mean what are all those pages on the plateform about?!!?

But never say never... cos it will turn around and bite you in the .... bug.

I was at CKC Lancaster at the Sizzix booth and they had a special on the Shots- $59.00. So..... I broke down and bought one. All I can say is- WHY THE HECK DID I WAIT SO LONG??? WHY WASN'T I LISTENING TO REST OF THE CRAFTING WORLD?

I LOVE MY BIG SHOT!!! It cuts through those intricate Memory Box dies in one pass! Like  a knife through warm butter! Unlike my poor little Cuttlebug which would take at least 4 times and then it was a crap shoot as to whether they were cut through.

One shot with my Big Shot!! My new motto.

Next I got out my new  Circle Flip it die from Sizzix and with my Big Shot I made this cute retro birthday card using Hero Arts/Sizzix Bold Pop Designs for the design challenge at Just add Ink and A blog named Hero

Wow what fun!! Well gotta go, got more cutting to do!!

Happy Creating!


Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

I'm still going with my beloved cuttlebug, I've loved it for so long that I can't imagine changing it!

I love the big, bold and bright flowers at the center of attention in your card - perfect take on the inspiration photo at Just Add Ink this week.

JAI Design Team

Bronwyn Eastley said...

That circle flip it die sounds intriguing and you've made a stunning card with it for JAI. Thanks for playing along.

Louise Sharp said...

I have done the flip card, but not with circles, this is lovely! I'm having a love affair with my Big Shot too! Hahaha.
Lovely card.
Lou X

Tina said...

You just can't beat a Big Shot! Your card is fabulous, thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

Christine Blain said...

What a cute card, Sue! I just love all the flowers and butterflies; so pretty. Welcome to the world of Big Shot owners ....WONDERFUL machines! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week :)

Mae's Cachet said...

I love the bright butterflies and flowers on this card and I agree with you...I love my Big Shot too. Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

Anonymous said...

Very clever flip card. Love my bigshot too! Thanks for playing at JAI this week!

Mary Dawn said...

your card is beautiful! so is your big shot! where can i get that deal? good shopping! thanks for playing along with our challenge #9 at A Blog Named Hero

Lisa Carroll said...

Sue, this is gorgeous! I love cards with fun elements and this one is FAB! Thanks for playing along with challenge #9 - Freestyle over at A Blog Named Hero. :)

bevyb said...

I see you are enjoying your new Big shot. Love the card you did with the flip it die.