Yeah yeah, we’re supposed to “think” outside the box, right? Well how about “Big Shot” outside the box? 🙂 I absolutely love to take a tool that I have on hand and learn a new way to use it. Not only is it fun to do something new, but it’s also great to see the flexibility of my tools!
This is one of the cards from my last Christmas Card Crank class, and it features the Level 1 hostess stamp set, Patterned Pines. I *LOVE* this stamp set! The little trees are full of character, plus they go perfectly with Brocade Blue, one of my favorite colors. Plus this hostess set is a free choice with a $150 Stampin’ Up! party, whether it’s a book party, a face-to-face party or a stampin’ addict order that you place for yourself 😉
The coolest feature on this card (other than the Patterned Pines stamp set) is the Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder used on the left side of the card. (Here’s where the out-of-the-box-Big-Shot comes in!)
**TIP** Instead of putting the whole card front in the folder, I just put the left 1-1/2″ of the card into the folder:
This way only part of the card is dry embossed, and the rest is left flat for stamping. Very cool! Plus the White Organza Ribbon is a nice fancy touch for an otherwise clean-look card. And it would be a great card to produce in large quantities if you have a long Christmas mailing list.
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Stamps: Patterned Pines (116525 — Level 1 hostess set–available with a $150 min. party or order), Many Merry Messages (116586)
Ink: Brocade Blue (101102)
Paper: Brocade Blue (101166), Whisper White (100730)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (116824), White Organza Ribbon (114319)