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LSC181 Think Snowman with Top Note

Happy Saturday! Hope everyone is having a good weekend! Thanks for all your super nice comments on yesterday's cards, I appreciate it! I received several questions about the Top Note Bigz die, so I thought I would show another one with a few more how-to pictures. (It's overcast today, so the pictures aren't great, sorry!)

I made this card for the Splitcoast Limited Supply Challenge 181, which was to make a card with a snowman. I love this little snowman from the SU Merry & Bright set from last year's Winter Mini Catalog and was so glad it made it into the big new catalog! I colored the snowman white by dipping a blender pen in the white craft ink, love that technique.

About the Top Note Bigz die, it is an exclusive SU design for the Big Shot Sizzix die-cutting machine. The size is approximately 3 3/4" x 4 3/4". It, along with the lots of other dies and the Big Shot machine, will be available for customers to purchase on September 2. Your local SU Demo can email you the brochure of available products if you're interested. If you don't have a SU Demo, email me and I'll be happy to send it to you.

To make the card, start with a basic card cut the tall way at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2", like this:
Then place the card on the die so that the top edge of the card is scooted a little bit down inside the die. When it comes out, you'll cut along the perforations of the scooped in part like shown in the picture. After I took the picture, I sanded the rough edges and the top curves to smooth them out a bit. The finished card size comes out to approximately 4 1/2" x 3 3/4".

That's it, easy peasy! Let me know if you have any more questions!

Oh, here's my funny from dh today...while watching the Ebby Halliday home show this morning, it says that this featured home has "surround sound" and dh's response to me: "The only surround sound you have is me jumping back and forth yelling at you." Ain't it the truth! lol!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super weekend!

Have you stamped something today?

Recipe
Stamps: Merry and Bright
Cardstock: Kraft, Red Riding Hood
Ink: Staz-On Brown, Craft White
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz die, 1 3/4" Cirlce Punch, Mini Library Clip, Red Riding Hood Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Blender Pen, Dimensionals.

15 comments:

Alexandra said...

LOVE that adorable little snowman - ack! I want to play with my BS and it is not here yet!!!! This is sooooo very cute! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lisa H. said...

ooo, I love this one too. thanks for the visual, I figured thats how to do it, but now I know for sure. Mine is comin' on Wed. I'm so excited!

Radiogirl said...

Angie ... I totally thought that die was the new Nestabilities. Looks like I will have to have both. I like that the Big Shot dies will cut through chipboard. And the Nesties come in a variety of sizes. Good stuff; thanks for the additional details. Tell your hubby thanks for the :-) about the surround sound!

~amy~ said...

Good Grief...you've been killing me with your adorable cards!!! I LOVE this one...must not buy a big shot...must not buy a big shot...

Curt in Carmel said...

This is such a cool card. I love everything about it! Best, Curt

Donna said...

this is so cute!!!

Karen Kelly said...

I cannot wait to get this Die! Thanks for all of the great samples you're crankin' out!

Nancy Riley said...

Angie, thanks for providing some of my first glimpes at what the Big Shot can do. I can see that the possibilities are going to be endless! You're such an enabler!

Kerry D-C said...

oh man! am I going to have to buy that die? I looked at it and decided not to...but if you keep making gorgeous cards using it I will have place another order. My husband is going to be very unhappy with you, Angie!

chloe said...

This is so my favourite kind of card: simple and perfect! You are so inspiring girl!!

kathleenh said...

Oh so cute! Thanks for sharing how you did the folded top note card. I love the little clippie on the side of the circle image.

Heather said...

I love your idea here. Now I REALLY can't wait to get the Big Shot! I'm just going to have to save up, even though I'll be a demo in about a week!

Savitri said...

Oh, your Christmas card definitely looks better than mine! I used that same stamp too! Wow, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love kraft paper and I love it more with that tag die cut! I need to die cut now!!!

Kim Gasper said...

This is so cute! I think I need to CASE it for a club card when I show off the big shot. Aren't you clever?

Brooke S said...

All the new cards AND Stamps AND Products are killing me.. Man we have the same taste. But big difference is that You already have it all !! So jealous...

AMAZING PROJECTS FANTASTIC WORK!!!