November Crafting with the Big Shot

give thanks with a grateful heart

Today was so busy, I didn’t get the post done with directions for making a 4 inch square box with a window pane lid like I promised- sorry! I’ll try to get to that ASAP. I did, however, enjoy the beautiful fall day, which inspired me to take photos of my November decorations.

The lovely thing about handmade crafts is that you can bring them out year after year. This is the harvest banner I made last year, along with the little paper pumpkins, which are so easy to make.  Just cut out circles, cut one side flat, fold in half and glue. I used six circles, but you could use more for fuller pumpkins. The banner was a cinch with the Rosette die cut and the Autumn Accents leaves.

I use my Big Shot all the time, making the investment really seem worth it to me. Whether a birthday, first communion, or holiday, banners just make the event more festive. With my big Shot,  they are so quick and easy.

Before my Big Shot, I spent a great deal of time tracing patterns and cutting things out for my cards, but with the Big Shot, gorgeous leaves, snowflakes, acorns, letters, and so much more are just a roll throughout the machine away. I love that!

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Patriotic Card

4th card 2

I had so much fun making today’s card! The finished size is 4-1/2″ by 4-1/2″ square and this idea could be used for different events by changing the color scheme.


It’s always a nice surprise if the inside is decorated, too:

Inside 4th card





Are you doing anything fun to celebrate the 4th? Whatever your plans, I hope you have a wonderful day.


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Cascading Card Part 2




Decorating this cascading card was so much fun-  I am crazy for my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and I use it almost every day.  If you haven’t tried it yet, you really should!  I used my old alphabet (which is no longer available) because I haven’t had a chance to purchase the new one yet, but the new one is awesome and would look just as nice.


Die Cutting: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Designer Rosette Bigz XL (125596), Extended Cutting Pads (113478), Extended Premium Crease pads (117630), Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz (133725)

Punches: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787), 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle (119854)

Papers: Maritime Designer Series Paper (133696), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (135315), Real Red Cardstock (124290), Night of Navy Cardstock (124282), Designer Series Paper Stacks Regals (130139), Designer Series Paper Stacks Brights (130134)

Basics: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)

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