Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts‘ latest blog hop — this one featuring projects using the fabulous Big Shot from Stampin’ Up! I’ll admit right away that when I heard Stampin’ Up! was going to carry the Big Shot, I was skeptical I’d get much use out of a die cut machine. I talked to several other papercrafters who had similar machines and wrestled with the decision before I finally placed my order. If you’ve been following my blog for any time at all, you can see that I now use the Big Shot on nearly every project!
The timing of this blog hop is fabulous because of Stampin’ Up!’s Big Shot promotion. If you have questions about how you can get a FREE Big Shot, please ask any one of the stampers featured on the hop. We’ll be happy to fill you in on the details!
To keep your stop short and sweet, I am omitting recipes for the projects — check back next week for the complete stories! Click to enlarge the photos, please.
I’m stop #12, so you may have just seen Sara’s Milk Carton Die projects on her blog, Lily’s Ink Pad. That die is a must-have, in my opinion, and her projects show why!
Making a cone from the Petal Cone Die is a cinch. In no time at all you can create a hanging treat holder (you’ll see several of mine in previous blog posts). But I always try to challenge myself to look at a product differently. So here you’ll see a project using only two panels of the cone, then three, then four, then six. Enjoy thinking “outside of the cone”!
My Petal Cornucopia uses just half, or two panels, of the Petal Cone Die. I wanted to create something to collect my blessings — some of them, anyway! — so I fashioned this after the Thanksgiving cornucopia basket that I’ve had on the holiday dinner table. On the strip of card stock attached to each leaf I’ve written a blessing to be grateful for. A magnet attached to the back keeps this on the white board behind my stamping area.
Moving swiftly ahead to another holiday, my Petal Carrot uses 1½ panels to create a three-sided cone. I love the way the oval window shows off the candy, and I’m happy to say that my husband didn’t even notice that most of the orange M&Ms were missing from the bowl. Three shades of green “daisies” create the carrot top.
The idea for this Petal Birthday Hat came to me just before falling asleep earlier this week. The very next day, I saw one on someone else’s blog! It just goes to show you that there are no original ideas. Our grandson will have his first birthday next month. I have no illusions that he’ll actually wear this hat, but I made it for his celebration anyway! If you’ve never made a pleated rosette like these (also called lollies), my Tuesday Tip next week will explain the technique and I’ll have a special giveaway that day!
Finally this six-sided Petal Easter Basket was only a slight geometric challenge — note the absence of the points! It’s really pretty simple, although I did practice on card stock scraps before starting on the final version.
Can you tell I love this die? I hope you were inspired! But there’s more! You’re now on to the next stop on the hop, Shelly’s blog, Miss Mad Stamper, and check out all she’s done with the Beautiful Butterflies die. The Top Note box is just stunning!