For our first challenge for 2013 at Just Add Ink, our challenge for you is to create a project using the Big Shot. We’ve organised a blog hop to help you with ideas. We hope you can find inspiration from the many gorgeous and varied projects the Design Team have created. Thank you so much for joining me on my very first blog hop – I’m extremely excited to playing along.
You may have come here from the very crafty Trish’s blog (didn’t you just love her flowers?), but if you’ve just joined us, that’s ok too. There’s a full list of our Design Team and their blogs at the bottom of our posts if you get lost.
As I was cleaning up my craft room last week I came across some discarded boxes, so I decided to decorate one and make it into box with a set of 6 cards to give as a present. When the recipient finishes giving away the cards, they then have a pretty box to keep for themselves. As part of my Secret Santa gift this year I received some gorgeous felt from Nikki – something I’ve never used before but will definitely be using again (thanks Nikki!). I’ve recently purchased some new Die-namic flower dies that I’ve been wanting to try out – so I ran the felt through my big shot and made these pretty flowers. I then hand-cut the leaves out and stuck them all together.
Here’s a view from the side of the box so show you the Designer Series Paper I’ve used. The felt I was given matched Stampin’ Up!s Rose Red and Old Olive perfectly.
I would’ve like to have used the felt on my cards too, but the flowers probably would’ve been crushed with the weight of the cards and envelops. I pulled out my new Stampin’ Up! stamp set – Secret Garden – and stamped the flowers and leaves before running them through my big shot with matching dies. I’ve kept my cards pretty simple so they were easy to mass produce. I’ve made three each of 2 designs (with different sentiments) so there’s a mixture of cards to give away. Here’s some pics of the 2 designs:
And here’s a picture of the box with two of the cards in the set.
I’m the last stop on our blog hop, so now if you’ve finished hopping you can head back over to Just Add Ink and link up your Big Shot project. If you’ve just joined our blog hop, then you can now head over to Mae’s blog by clicking on her name or the big shot below. Thanks for hopping with us!
Here’s a full list of participating designers:
11. Narelle – that’s me!