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Rose Bud Candy Holder

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Created by Brenda 

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Give a little gift of love with this adorable little rose treat holder. Easy to make and can be used for even a shower or wedding favor.

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Paper sizes:

 Card stock your choice in color {I used a dark pink, melon mambo}. Cut 2 at  6” x 6”

Green card stock cut cut 1 at 4” x 4”

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Materials needed:

Flower thinlits dies {retired}

Product List

Melon Mambo 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Stampin' Trimmer

Paper Snips Scissors

Pearlized Doilies

Big Shot

$110.00
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad

Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad

Sponge Daubers

Tear & Tape Adhesive

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

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Instructions:

  1. With the retired flower thinlit die set cut out a melon mambo of the largest die, then do the same with the next size in. Lastly cut out a garden green scallop from the largest scallop die.

  2. With each color of ink that matches  the card stock ink up all the edges with a sponge dauber. Score each side of the largest flower 1 3/4” on each side. With the other size score each side at 1 1/2” and fold all score lines. Cut up two opposite sides and then assemble as you would a regular box.

  3. With your bone folder curl each petal outward to form the flower

  4. To assemble the flower put down the green scallop and adhere the doily to it. Then adhere the largest flower to the doily with tear and tape. And lastly adhere the smaller flower inside that one with tear and tape.

ENJOY!

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Brenda Wilkinson

Your independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrater

[email protected] 

www.bringjoywithstamping.com

www.bringjoywithstamping.stampinup.net

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August 2018 Paper Crafting Classes

August 4th  Card Buffet 12pm

Join us for our  card buffet class, where you will make 5 cards on your own. If you need help I will be there to help but this class allows those that are more advanced card makers to work at their pace and the rest of you to work at your own pace. Hope you will try our class. Cost is $10.00 and all you have to do is bring a tape runner, your $10 and a smile.  Call or email me to let me know you are coming at [email protected] or 413-203-5196

Hope to see you there.

August 11th Memory Making  Crop 12pm

Please join us for our monthly scrapbooking crop, where you bring all your scrapbooking projects you have been working on or want to work on and we get together and get lots done. This crop includes the space to work, a snack, and lots of fun. It is four hours but you can stay as long as you wish. Class is open to all ages 8 and up, and would be great for a Mother and daughter or even you and your grandchild.  The crop is  $10.00 and you need to call or email me at least  2 days prior. 413-203-5196  or [email protected]

Hope to see you there.

August 26th Stamping 101 1pm

Please join us for our stamping 101 class where you will learn all about basic stamping. This class is designed for the person who has never stamped before or those who have just started stamping. This class is great for one or up to 10 people and for ages 8 and up. We ask that you bring a few favorite stamps if you have them, a tape runner and a smile. Please  register early so we know you are coming, and you can do this by calling me at 413-203-5196 or emailing me at [email protected] Class Cost is $10.00

Hope to see you there, it will be fun!

Brenda

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All about the big shot.

 

 

The big shot is an awesome die cutting machine that is very versatile and allows you to cut as well as emboss. The big shot is both portable and durable and needs no electricity. It is easy to use and can even be operated by kids. All you do is make a sandwich of a cutting plate, your paper the die and another cutting plate. In this article you will learn:

 1. What is needed to use the big shot

2. What are dies and embossing folders?

3. How does the big shot compares to other machines?

4. Materials that can be used on the big shot.

5. Different platforms and cutting plates.

6. Samples

What do I need to use the big shot?

     big shotYou will need to buy the big shot which is around $99.00 and comes with the machine two standard cutting pads and the base platform. You will need to buy the dies separately and I will go over the different types later in my article. So to start off you only have to buy the machine and the dies you wish to use as we’ll as the material you wish to cut. There are other things you can get for different techniques and dies but for now this is the basic supplies needed.

What are dies and embossing folders?
There are hundreds of dies and embossing folders out there but for now I am going to tell you the different types and what they mean.

Framelits: Framelites are very thin metal dies that are as they say
“frame” lits. They frame your image, and lots of the framelits
come with coordinating stamps. They cut through only two
pieces of card stock at the maximum, but also cut thin paper
too.

Edgelits: Edgelits create cute edges for cards and envelopes. They are
thin just like the framelits but are usually straight dies.

Embosslits: Embosslits are like embossing folders and framelits
together. They are small little folders you put your paper in
and it cuts and embossed at the same time.

Embossing Folders: Embossing folders are cute folders with texture to
them. They put texture on paper and card stock to
add to your cards, scrapbook pages and more.

Thinlits: Are dies that create delicate detailed images and flip cards. They
are like framelits but have more detail. Sometimes they are so
detailed you need to run them through the big shot twice or add
wax paper in between the die and the paper.

Original Dies: Original dies are the first large dies that came out with the
big shot. They are large images that have perforated
edges in them, that can be cut apart and pieced with
different colors to make an awesome die cut. The original.
dies are steel rule dies and can cut up to three pieces of
card stock at once.

Bigz Dies: Bigs dies are just like the original dies only they are bigger.
They are steel rule dies and are great for card making
Scrapbooking and paper crafts.

XL Dies: XL dies are very big long dies and they need an extended
cutting plates and platform. The awesome thing about XL dies
are thar almost all I have seen are dies that you die cut and
assemble, like the french fry box. These are a must have for any
paper crafter.

How does the big shot compares to other machines?
The big shot is very sturdy, it is portable and has easy to use instructions right on the multi purpose platform. There are other sturdy ones out there but they are made of plastic and that plastic may crack if dropped. They are portable and some may be lighter then the big shot but it is still manageable. The best thing about the big shot is that the instructions are right on the platform in case you forget. There are other cutting systems out there that may be better or even electronic but for a basic die cutting machine I feel the big shot is the way to go.

Materials that can be used on the big shot.
There are many materials that can be cut with the big shot, they include but not limited to.
Tin cans
Card stock
Paper
Chip board
Window sheets
Velum
Fabric
Foam
Adisive backed cork
Balsa
Heat and shrink plastic
Thin leather
Shelf lining
Vinyl
Aluminum
Brass
Paper wood
Mat board
Silicone
Corrugated pad
Plastic canvas
Bubble wrap
Adhesive rubber
Pure beeswax
Pop and cut sponge
Iron on fabric
Funky fur
Canvas
Place mats
Vinal flooring
And more

Different platforms and cutting plates.
The big shot comes with standard cutting plates but there are also several other accessories you can purchase. First there is a crease pad which would replace your top cutting plate to make a nicer crease and so that it creases the material and does not cut it. Two there is a squish shim that you can add to the sandwich for a better cut. The next thing you may need or want is the awesome magnetic platform. This is used with any of the framelits, Thinlits, or edgelit dies. It holds the die in place so you do not have to stick it down with a post it note. Last but not least if you are using the XL dies you will need the same as the regular ones. You need the extended cutting plates and platform as well as the extended crease pad. This May seam very confusing but once you get into using it it gets easier.

Samples:
Here are a few samples I have done using the big shot.

 

   Sample 1Sample 3Sample 2

Brenda Wilkinson

Your independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator

413-203-5196

[email protected]

Blog: www.bringjoywithstamping.com

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Are you sick of buying expensive cards?

Are you sick of buying expensive cards for every birthday,  holidays and events. Then why not learn to make your own at half the cost of store bought cards. I can teach you how and you will never have to buy another card again. 

If you are interested contact me Brenda at 413-203-5195 or [email protected]

www.bringjoywithstamping.com

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Large Decor Basket

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Created by Brenda 

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This basket was originally designed for spring time but can be edited for ant season, holiday or event. Have fun being creative.

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12” x 12” card stock, your choice in color.

3 sheets of 12” x 12” designer series paper

12” x 1” strip of card stock or two if you use DSP.

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Designer series paper of your choice 3 different designs.

Product List

Crumb Cake 12" X 12" Card Stock

Tear & Tape Adhesive

Paper Snips Scissors

Stampin' Trimmer

1-3/8" (3.5 Cm) Scallop Circle Punch

1-3/4" Circle Punch

Glitter Enamel Dots

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

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Instructions:

  1. With the 12” x 12” card stock, put it in the trimmer and score it at 4” and 8”. Then turn and repeat scores, fold all score lines. Now cut up the score lines on opposite sides to the first score line.  With tear and tape adhere each side, bringing up the two side flaps, about half way. Adhere them together and then adhere the middle flap to them.

  2. Cut one pieces of card stock or two designer series paper 12” x 1”. {If you used DSP adhere these two pieces together}. With your bone folder curl the card stock or DSP to form a handle and adhere it to the inside of the basket with tear and tape.

  3. Now for the sides of the basket I took two different colors and designs of DSP and cut them into 1” x 12” stripes. Then I wove them together to make one big square. Adhere it to the side of the basket and then cut off all the excess paper. Repeat for the opposite side.

  4. Lastly punch out 2- 1 3/4” scalloped circles and 1- 1 3/8” scalloped circles. Cut in on each scalloped notch about 1/2” on all three citcles and adhere together. Add a glitter dot to the center and adhere it to the basket. Repeat for the other side and you are done.

ENJOY!

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Brenda Wilkinson

Your independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrater

[email protected]

www.bringjoywithstamping.com

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