Tuesday, August 19, 2008

More Fun with the Big Shot.....

While I was at convention, my roomie, Shellie got a swap from someone that was an accordion fold card made with just the scallop circle puches joined with ribbon. I don't remember whose swap it was but when I talk to Shellie again, I'll credit the original idea here.

Anyway, as we were looking at it, we thought how cool it would be to have it in some kind of container and Shellie thought of our Stampin' Store containers that are sold in the way back of the catalog. Yes, they are there, you just haven't ever seen them because you become blinded by all the COOL stuff first! I know!

And the more I thought about it, I thought that the new Big Shot Baskets and Blooms Die with those great Scallop Circles would work great for this project! So here are the details:

I started with the deeper container since I was using multiple layers on my card. Each of my scallops has 3 cardstock layers, plus the ribbon between.

I used the gloriously beautiful new Green Tea Designer Series Paper. It's the same patterns as the retired Ginger Blossom, but with those gorgeous blue and green tones - yummy!

The cardstock layers are Baja Breeze and Whisper White and the stamping was done with Pacific Point ink. I sponged the Whisper White circles with Mellow Moss ink. They are punched out with the 1 3/8" inch Circle Punch and the Baja Breeze layer is punched with the NEW 1 3/4" inch Circle Punch! The ribbon is the new Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain. The ribbon runs between the Baja Breeze layer and the Green Tea paper so the back side of the pattern shows on the back of the scallop.

For the lid I used the same circle punches, plus the 5 Petal Flower punch to make leaves from Kiwi Kiss cardstock. They are layered under the NEW Flower Fusion Too Felt Flowers (love these!). I used a Baja Breeze one and topped it with a half pearl from the Pretties Kit with a Mini Glue dot. I also placed some patterned paper and cardstock layers on the inside of the lid so it covers up the Stampin' Up! logo.

Now, you may have noticed a NEW Alphabet here - it's the Contempo Alphabet and it is DIE CUT! You don't have to cut it out! It only took me 15 minutes to mount this and stamp with it! Can you tell that I'm excited about that?! But, wait, there's more! It's on sale this month! 15% off! Just check out the specials on my sidebar! If you want a new Alphabet, this is the one to get!

Ok, enough of the commercial -
On the last scallop, I die cut two Baja Breeze Scallops and folded one in half, adhering it to the back of the greeting scallop and the bottom of the container with Sticky Strip. In fact, I used Sticky Strip to secure everything in this project except for cardstock to paper, for that I used Snail.

The greeting is from new Level 1 Hostess set called "Best Yet" and it says "So glad we're friends". I also stamped this in Pacific Point and punched it out with the 1 3/4" Circle punch. There is room below the greeting to sign my name.

This cute card turned out so much prettier that I expected it to - I wish you could see it in real life! Wait, you CAN - just come to stamp camp this month! I have room for you on either the 23rd or the 26th! Check my class schedule in the sidebar to see which class fits your schedule!

Check back tomorrow - more fun stuff coming!


  1. This is adorable Robin! I feel a CASE coming on! :)


  2. That swap was made by Olive Barnes.


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