Friday, August 15, 2008

                   
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Bella Blossoms & Top Note Bigz Die

Happy Friday! It's my last Friday of summer vacation, can't believe it! I sure have enjoyed my stamping time! On to the cards...last night while watching the Olympics I decided to use the new Bella Blossoms set and play with the SU exclusive Top Note Bigz die that works in the Big Shot. I am so loving this thing!

I wanted to show some different ways to use the Top Note die than I showed yesterday with the chandelier card. For the above card, I used the die to make the whole card! I had seen this great idea on Debbie Olson's blog here where she did it with the Nestabilities. I was hoping it would work with the Top Note die and it did! You just place your folded card on the die, but leave the top of the card scooted down a bit inside the die, so that it doesn't cut the whole thing out. The part left on top that didn't get cut is still scored, so it opens like a regular card. Cool, huh?

For the next card below, I used the same Bella Blossom in white craft ink on Red Riding Hood, but I cut the die piece down to fit the card. So you don't have to use the whole die shape on your card, you can still show those great curvy sides. I did this so it worked perfectly for Laura's Sketch #6 over at 2 Sketches 4 You. If you haven't participated yet, run over there now and do it!! The prize this week is a Scor-It Mini with a Tote Bag!


Hope you enjoyed these today! I have lots more stamping in me that I have to get out before next Monday! lol!

Thanks for stopping by! Have you stamped something today?

Recipe Card 1
Stamps: Bella Blossoms
Cardstock: Red Riding Hood
Ink: Craft White
Accessories: Red Riding Hood Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot, Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots.


Recipe Card 2
Stamps: Bella Blossoms, All Holidays
Cardstock: Red Riding Hood, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DSP.
Accessories: Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot, Border Scallop Punch, Silver HPH, Red Riding Hood Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots

26 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh my Angie these cards are darling! Those buttons just set it off perfectly!! I can hardly wait to use mine!! Don't you just love Riding Hood Red :-)

Vera said...

Wonderful cards, Angie! That Top Note die is at the top of my wish list. Love the new buttons, too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kerry D-C said...

oh, Angie! These are GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS!! Stop making me buy stuff!

Jenn D said...

What a fabulous idea! I love it!

Laura Brown said...

Great idea on using the die to make the whole card. And I love the flower stamped on it!

WOWz!!

Tina said...

Oh my gosh Angie, I love these. And to think I was thinking I didn't need the Big Shot.
I may have to reconsider that. Thanks Ang. :)

Laura Davis said...

Oh my Angie these are both stunning!!! Love them:)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Kim said...

WOW!! These are so gorgeous! Hope you enjoyed your last day of summer vacation! Thanks for the "KISS" definition!

Radiogirl said...

Love this card. Just curious about the size and the size of the largest die. Thanks. kim.radiogirl@gmail.com

tomiannie said...

Such gorgeous cards! Are those new dies in the new catalog? Where can I find more info?

donnapiranha said...

WOW!!! Niiiiiiccceeeee. Me likey a LOT!

Becky Carafa said...

Oh man, I am TRYING to wait until Oct to get a bigshot and this die, and YOU AREN'T HELPING!!!! Lol! These are just fabulous!

Kathryn said...

Beautiful work - -the card is absolutely gorgeous! :)

Tami said...

I am right there with you Angie! I start school next week too! Last Friday off! So sad! :) Do our students REALLY think they enjoy summer vacation more than their teachers do???? Ha! Love the scored card, VERY nice! Have a GREAT first day!

Donna said...

not crazy about this set either - but I really like your cards! very pretty (love that new ribbon)

~amy~ said...

**sweet** Love them!

Joke said...

Very nice stamp and your cards are lovely.

Joke

Hanneke said...

I really love this card!!

carol said...

Pretty cards, i love the splash of lime green on card 2 :) Gorgeous colurs!

Carol x

**Nancy** said...

Wow!!! Your cards are gorgeous!! I love that SU stamp! Very pretty!

corinnesomerville said...

Oh My Gosh, Angie !!! This is gorgeous !!! I can hardly wait for my Big Shot to arrive this coming week !!! WOWZA !!!

Alexandra said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are totally, stinkin' adorable!!! You got your Big Shot already - I don't get mine until Tuesday *sniff*! LOVE LOVE LOVE these, girl!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Svana ValerĂ­a said...

holy moly girl !!! this is stunning ,i really really whant this die

Tandra said...

OH MY! OH MY! OH MY!!! You are ROCKIN the die cuts!!! I should get my SU dies on Monday, and cant wait to copy your idea!
I love my Bella Blossoms stamp too!

You are just all gorgeous an' all!!! WOW!

kathleenh said...

The top note card rocks Angie! Thanks for sharing this cool idea! I love how you stamped the flower in white craft ink on it. It looks beautiful.

Kim Gasper said...

My Big Shot just arrived! Thank goodness, because these are so cute, I can't wait to play!