B is for the Big Shot

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series! Each day I will focus on some of the basics of stamping and share some tips, tutorials, and exclusive Back to School Specials as I share cards and projects.

I LOVE and use my Big Shot every day! It cuts, scores, and embosses! You can create boxes, bags, bows, and more! The Stampin’ Up! Big Shot comes with an EXCLUSIVE  base plate that is GREAT!!! Here’s a video showing you all the basics.

Click HERE to see and print a flyer for how to make your “sandwich” for the Big Shot when using Intricate Dies,  Thinlits & Framelits, and Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. You can keep it as a reference by your Big Shot.

Today is my mom’s birthday! She loves the fall colors. Our home was always decorated in shades of red, orange, gold, and tan.  We had orange woodwork in our kitchen and textured wallpaper in our living room and dining room (Think late 70’s).  I saw a card by Diane Barnes using these flowers and die and it reminded me of my bedroom curtains when I was a kid.  They had these bold, bright flowers in orange and yellow. I used my Big Shot and the Precision Base Plate to make this childhood memory inspired birthday card for my mom.

Stampin Up Birthday card idea using Bloomin Heart THinlints, Botanical Builder Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framlelits - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here are some tips and tricks for using the Precision Base Plate with your Big Shot for when you need to cut detailed dies.

You will love what the Big Shot can do for you. It’s a MUST HAVE for any crafter.

I admit, the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine is an investment. (But well worth it!)  Here are some suggestions to get it at a savings…

1) Sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and order it with your starter kit.  You get $125 in product of your choice for $99 (shipping & handling is included). Plus you will get a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit, business supplies, and more to get you started. I’d love to chat with you if you are interested or have questions. There’s no pressure or obligation. Stampin’ Up! welcomes hobby demonstrators who just want to get product at a discount. Why not join?

2) Host a get together or virtual party and earn hostess dollars toward your purchase.  I will set up a hostess code so you and your friends and family can order online and you will get the rewards.

3) Just go ahead and order it from my website today and take advantage of today’s Back to School Special… With the purchase of the Big Shot I will send you a Free set of Replacement Cutting Pads (I have 2 sets I use all the time…1 just for embossing and 1 for cutting.  If you missed my previous post about this you can click HERE ). NOTE: You can only get the new updated base plate through Stampin’ Up! It comes with your Big Shot.

If you already have the Big Shot you can order just the new updated platform ($26). Therefore, I am offering a second Back to School Special for today…If you already own the Big Shot and want to purchase the new platform from me today, I will send you a sampling of precut framelits, thinlits, and embossed cardstock pieces.  Oh the possibilities! This way you can see and create with some of the different options that are available.  What fun!  (I will also send a sampling along with the cutting pads to anyone who purchases the Big Shot from me.) Remember to use the Hostess Code VS23B4FP  when you check out.


Here’s another look at today’s Birthday card for my mom. I used lots of tools that begin with B as well as the stamp set and banner.  🙂

Stampin Up Birthday card idea using Bloomin Heart THinlints, Botanical Builder Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framlelits - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stamp set: Birthday Banners  Ink:  Calypso Coral, Old Olive Papers: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede  Tools & Accessories: Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits, Botanical Builder Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Soft Suede Candy Dots (Retired)

Have a Beautiful day!

Just Stampin’




Sunday Showcase…Card Swap Part 1

I promised to share with you the cards I received from the card swap.  I have received about half of them so far and the rest should be arriving this week. This card swap is showcasing new stamp sets from the annual catalog.  Check these out…

Card Created By Denise Weidele

I love the coral, white, and sand color combination Denise used along with a touch of yellow for the flowers.  This card showcases the Swirly Bird stamp set and matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. So pretty!!!


Card Created By Susie Guenther

This card is over the top!  Susie used a bunch of different stamp sets to create this card: Gorgeous Grunge, Playful Backgrounds, Time of Year, Garden in Bloom, Stylized Birthday, Birthday Banners, and Balloon Celebration.  I’m afraid the photo does not do it justice as you can’t see the way it sparkles on the front.  Here’s another photo showing the inside…the sentiment appears like magic when you open it!


I need to give this inside fold a try. So cool!


Card Created By Mary Spurrier

Mary used the new exclusive hostess set, Baskets for You, with Stampin’ Up markers, Aqua painter, and colored pencils to color the flowers in the basket. The sentiment is from Best Birds stamp set. I like the way the basket looks like it is just sitting on the mantle.  How clever!


Card Created By Carolyn Whitacre

Carolyn used one of my favorite new stamp sets and matching die cut, Flourishing Phrases.  This would make a beautiful set of notecards to give as a gift someone.


Card Created By Beverly Heclo

The Hardwood stamp set used here is not new but the May Flowers Framelits are.  These framelits are on my wish list. I love the way Beverly layered the flowers to add dimension.

I will be sharing more swap cards when they arrive.  I hope you will check back again. Reminder…today is the last day to enter the Jar of Love contest.  If you missed that post you can click HERE to enter.

You can purchase any of the stamp sets or products shown here in my online store.  Click the SHOP STAMPIN’ UP button at the top and anything you order will be delivered directly to your door!  I appreciate your support. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’