Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Big Shot Club Roundup!

Join the Big Shot Club!


Big Shot Club Members will receive:

  • Their own Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • Multipurpose Platform and Standard Cutting Pads
  • Customize your kit – pick out $95.00 of your choice of any Big Shot/Sizzix dies, folders, accessories etc.
  • ***Get one Sizzlits die FREE from me!
  • $20 in FREE hostess merchandise
  • Level 1 Free hostess choice
  • Your own Big Shot sample book
  • Hands on training from me!






  • Do you want a terrific die cutting machine but can't make the purchase all at once?
  • Do you want innovative ideas & personal training on how to use your own machine & the accessories?
  • Do you want free hostess benefits where you can get even more free dies for your machine?
Then the Big Shot Club is for you. The Big Shot is the only die cutting machine you will need!  It will use any of the other dies that you currently want, own or plan to buy anywhere!  And it cuts through over 50 different materials too!  I will personally train you with the Big Shot that you purchase from me.


How does it work?
Each club will have four members.  Once we have four people signed up, we'll meet once a month where you’ll learn just how to use your amazing Big Shot, dies & accessories & we'll make awesome projects at the class too.  Each month we meet, the 4 members pay $58.00 (including tax and shipping) & take turns being hostess.  The hostess orders her customized kit that day.  Hostess months are in order of sign-up. 
 
*It will cost $58.00 per month (including tax and shipping) & at the end of the 4 months you will get your kit.

*** Sizzlits die value must be less than or equal to $5.50.


Want to see the Big Shot in action? I made a quick video highlighting some of the things you can do with your Big Shot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUGwTBqPzcM

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wedding Suite

Recently I received a request to help flush out some ideas for wedding invitations. I found this suite online at www.splitcoaststampers.com and I've been dying to play around with it. I finally carved out some time to play yesterday and here's what I came up with:


For the invitation I used a 5"x12" piece of Cherry Cobbler and a 5"x12" piece of Whisper White card stock. I scored each at 5" and 10", leaving a 2" flap. I ran the 2" flap through the Big Shot with the Finial Press embossing folder (item #115963) and adhered the two pieces together with the flaps on opposite ends.



The main pane is a 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock with the main image from the Just Believe stamp set (item #116948) inked up in Old Olive classic ink (item #102277). I removed the Old Olive ink from the flowers using my Blender Pen (item #102845), then added ink back to the stamp using my Cherry Cobbler marker (item #119681).

I printed the writing on a sheet of vellum, cut it out, and added it to the white pane using dabs of 2-Way Glue (item #100425) in the corners. This part of the process needs some work because I discovered my printer's ink does not like to dry on vellum. It likes to get ink on everything it touches instead.

The lower pane is actually made up of three graduated inserts, cut to show just the title of each. A thin strip of Stick Strip (item #104294) or scor tape on the sides of the pocket at the bottom keep the inserts safely in their pocket.



To make the belly band I just cut a 1 1/2" x 12" strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock and scored it at 3 1/2" from each end. I punched it in the middle with the retired double slotted ribbon punch, tied a knot of white Organza Ribbon (item #114319), and adhered it together in the back. It slides off and can be slid back on to keep the invitation closed.






The matching envelope got a quick treatment of a matching stamp on the front and an embossed panel on the back.



The thank you card is one of our Note Cards (item #107311) with the Elegant Thank You stamp (item #114484) stamped in Cherry Cobbler and punched out using the Decorative Label Punch (item #120907). A layer of Cherry Cobbler card stock and a couple pieces of Organza Ribbon on the corners add some elegance.



I gave it's envelope a quick treatment as well with a matching stamp on the front and a medallion from the Just Believe set on the back punched out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch (item #119861).



Lastly, I made the favor bag with the Fancy Favor die (item #115965) and some Whisper White card stock. I stamped it with the flourish from the Bliss stamp set (item #123217) that you can earn for free only through the end of March.

Here's a picture of the original suite that I CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything) this from:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bunco Stampin' Up! Style



Email to sign up or with questions! cnavarrete@gmail.com

And the Winner Is...

You did it! You filled up my 50/50 board! And the winner is ... Heather! Congratulations Heather! She now has a $50 gift certificate redeemable through me for even more Stampin' Up! goodies.



Which means it's time to wipe the board clean and start again! Will you get your lucky number this time? If this is your first time playing, here's how it works:

For every $50 purchase you make through me (merchandise total before tax or shipping) you get a spot on the 50/50 Board. So a purchase of $99.95 earns you one spot, but a purchase of $100.01 earns you two! Once the board fills up, I draw for a winner, who receives a $50 gift certificate redeemable through me.