Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan
A Big Shot Machine can really extend your papercrafting skills repertoire.
"I love mine!"
This tool can transform cardstock, designer series paper and so much more.
It can cut perfect shape after perfect shape, either solid or intricately stenciled ones.
It can emboss paper materials when you enclose them in embossing folders.
It can help you achieve so many different ink techniques.
It can cut more than paper! It can emboss more than paper!
Here's some more information about my favourite tool.
So far, I have found my dies can cut through:
I use my rubber scissors to cut down the tins and it works beautifully.
Recently I discovered that I can cut
Back to the tool talk now. It is quite a strong tool and I have not yet found its limits. As long as the thing I am cutting is flat and thinnish, and I think it may go through the roller successfully, I will try to cut or emboss it.
I have embossed
I have also
You can use any Sizzix dies in it as you can build your sandwich to meet these dies correctly.
You can use Sizzix dies like Bigz dies, Sizzlets, Thinlits, Dynamic Impressions embossing folders, plain embossing folders, etc.
You can use embossing folders in this machine. It makes beautifully embossed cardstock, as shown in this series of cupcake cards.
You can emboss many other materials as well.
This card has thick Whisper White cardstock that has been embossed and decorated with the Stampin' Up! Affectionately Yours suite of products (NLA):
Here's a lovely embossed card, showing a way you can use the Corner Garden stamp (retired) and the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!:
When you buy a Big Shot machine from Stampin' Up!, you get two Standard Cutting Pads and a Multi Purpose Cutting Platform.
The platform was improved and upgraded in 2016. A
ll other dies and accessories are sold separately.
You can see how to use everything here:
If you live in Australia, click on the Stampin' Up! catalogue to the right and browse or download the current Ideas Book and Catalogue.
You will find all the details about the machine and its dies and embossing folders there.
You can even order one from me if you live in Australia.
If you live overseas, do find a Stampin' Up! demonstrator near you and ask them about this wonderful papercrafting tool.