Can you stand one more post about the best manual die cutting machine – the Sizzix Big Shot by Stampin' Up!? Part of the reason I am talking so much about this incredibly useful machine is that Stampin' Up! came out with so many new Framelits and Thinlits to cut our paper and even more amazingly dynamic embossing folders that I just can't stop using it and having so much fun with it! Today I have a project where I used the Big Shot for something other than cutting and used a new punch which is BACK IN STOCK!  Yes, you read that correctly; the UBER popular new Daisy Punch is back in stock and people are once again snapping up the bundle of the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and the Daisy Punch saving 10% and getting in on the fun.

Check out today's project:


I love using the best manual die cutting machine on my cards



I know you eye is drawn to those juicy colored daisies but can you see the beautiful background texture? Here's another look:


the best manual die cutting machine doesn't just cut


Look at those bricks!  Aren't they so realistic looking? Using embossing folders in the best manual die cutting machine is ridiculously easy unlike with some other machines. Just make the correct “sandwich” – shown in the catalog for every item you can use with the Big Shot – and run it through. Voila!

And do you love those flowers? At first I had them layered – something you will see on a project later in the month – but I wanted that fresh summery pop so I left them as stand alone elements. I added one of those new Faceted Gems in the center and I WISH you could see the sparkle!  All I can think of is fresh limeade or a cherry margarita with lots of crushed ice! Here's a closer peek at the flowers:


So much dimension using the best manual die cutting machine

The centers look like metal in these photos but in real life they are magnificent!  Here are the other products from my store that I used on this project – don't forget, you can click on items and build a cart!

You know I love to talk about depth on a project and adding the texture of the bricks plus the Faceted Gems plus having the greeting popped up gives this card tons of impact with not a ton of work – you know that's my motto, right?  Here's a peek at the greeting elevation:


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And of course you can always change out the greeting to say anything you want and have a sweet card that is perfect for a hot summer day.

So now you know a little bit more about my obsession with the best manual die cutting machine I have ever used – if you don't have a Sizzix Big Shot by Stampin' Up! you really are missing out!


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