Lovin' my Big Shot

The Big Shot is the greatest thing to come down the pike in card making!
 Just lay down a piece of card stock, top it with the die, wind it through, and voila, you have cut outs!

There is such a variety of cutting dies available these days that it can become addicting. Sometimes I purchase from Amazon but Tuesday Morning is my favorite place to shop for dies. It's hit or miss and there may be only one of a kind but it's worth it. They sell them for about a third of the original price.

Recently, I cut some flowers out of watercolor paper for some cards I was creating. With watercolor, you can mix any amount of colors, a few or a lot.

Because the flower dies in the package come in different sizes, you can layer the petals to create a three-dimensional flower.

This is my finished card!

which lead to more cards...

The possibilities are endless!

Here's where I'll be sharing:

Nifty Thrifty Sunday * Sundays at Home Amaze Me Monday * Mix it up Monday * Make it Pretty Monday * Cooking and Crafting with J and J *  Busy Monday * Keep it simple Monday * You're gonna love it Tuesday * Tasty Tuesday * Delicious Dishes * Inspire me Tuesday * Talk of the Town  * Thrifty and Vintage Finds *Moonlight and Mason Jars Before and After Wednesday *the Alder Collective * You Link it, We Make it * What's Cookin' Wednesday Wordless Wednesday * Create it Thursday *  Full plate Thursday * Throwback Thursday * The Pin Junkie * Anything blue Friday * Friday Finds * Photo Friday * Friday Features *  Foodie Friday * What To Do Weekends


  1. I love the effect you got with the watercolour paper, I don't have a die cutting machine at all but maybe one day!

  2. Julia ~ before I had my Big Shot, I would just make a simple flower pattern in three sizes out of cardboard, trace them on paper and hand cut them out while I watched TV in the evening!...easy - peasy!

  3. Is that ever gorgeous!! I love that card and love that you introduced me to this!! Thanks for linking up with us at Throwback Thursday! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!


    1. Thank you Mollie for your comment and have wonderful holiday!

  4. Your watercolor technique is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your post with us at #CCBG http://tryit-likeit.com/link-party-it

  5. Thank you Janet for your comment. have a great week!

  6. Oh wow! Those die-cut machines make life so much easier for paper crafters, don't they? I can't imagine cutting those patterns out by hand! They're gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty :)


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