Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I've "Fall"en for the Big Shot!

And you will too once you see how truly fabulous it is!
The project today was made entirely with the Big Shot dies and 2 punches! I love mini-albums because they are fun, easy and make great gifts and keepsakes. Making a mini-album takes 1/4 of the time a large scrapbook does and you can focus on just one special event or time.
I created this one with the idea that I'd put a few of our family's great fall memories in it from the last few years. We have some great traditions from picking pumpkins to picking apples and making homemade pies. It's one of my favorite times of the year next to spring and I tend to take lots of photos in that season.
This project uses the following EXCLUSIVE Stampin' Up! dies: Top Note Bigz Die (covers and pages), Birds and Blooms Sizzlits 4 pack (flowers) and Pennant Bigz XL Die (flower). I also used the super cool Naturally Serif Alphabet Decorative Strip Die. Talk about a QUICK alphabet! I'll never buy alphabet stickers again! This is great!
I also used the NEW Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, NEW Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Narrow Twill Tape and 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain. The 2 punches were the 5 Petal Flower and the 3/4" Circle punch.
To make the covers, I used 2 pieces of the cardboard that comes in every pack of Designer Series Paper (I knew I was saving it for something!). It was cut at 4" x 5" as were the 4 pieces of Bella Rose Designer Series Paper I used to cover it.
I then used the Stampin' Up! Glue Stick to adhere the paper to the cardboard. Next, I simply inserted the cover pieces one at a time into my Big Shot with the Top Note Die and out came the perfectly cut cover pieces - NO sanding reqired for smooth edges! How cool is that!
Then I made pages the same way using Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red and Tangerine Tango cardstock. The holes were punched with my handy-dandy Crop-a-Dile (yes, all 8 pieces were punched at once!) and I hooked them together with book rings from the office supply store.
All the little flowers were created with the other dies from my Big Shot in coordinating colors and more Bella Rose Paper. The yellow I used is that gorgeous Summer Sun which just pops off the page!
This was such a fun album to make and it took me tops - 1/2 an hour! Unbelievable! Now all I have to do is add my photos and quotes and it's done!
You can see this in person by coming to my Aloha camp on Saturday! It's from 10 am - 1 pm and I have some great projects planned for you! Check here tomorrow to see one of the cards you will be making with the Big Shot!
Happy Stamping!


  1. What an awesome mini album!!! I think I feel a CASE coming on!! My Big Shot goodies are scheduled to arrive today!!! I can't wait to play!!

  2. Robin ~ this is fabulous. How about some photos of the inside? LOVE IT!


  3. Beautiful, Robin! I'm gonna have to do that one also...

  4. Totally AWESOME! Thanks for sharing. I think I may have to case it too :-)


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