Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Talking Tools - Week 4 - Big Shot Cutting Machine

Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine
Your creativity called—it wants you to buy this machine. Say yes! 
Start cutting right away with included Standard Cutting Pads and 
Multipurpose Platform.
 £87.95 113439

Affordable, durable, portable…that’s Stampin’ Up!s Big Shot!  Perfect for most all of your crafts!  Whether you are a card maker, scrapbooker, paper crafter, quilter, seamstress…this is a “gotta have” item!  Most of the dies used with the Big Shot will cut multiple layers at a time.  Think of what a time-saver it would be for making quilts, cards, scrapbook pages, wall-art, and more!



Here’s a list of approved materials that can be cut with the Big Shot:
  • Thick corkboard
  • Thick chipboard (59 mil)
  • Colored magnet sheets
  • Ruffle board
  • Paper wood
  • Balsa wood (3/32″)
  • Bass wood (1/16″)
  • Metal mesh
  • Aluminum (.016)
  • Tin (.008)
  • Adhesive and non-adhesive mat board
  • Drawer liner
  • Shelf liner
  • Vinyl
  • Static cling vinyl
  • Shrink film
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Clear acetate (20 mil)
  • Vellum
  • Card stock
  • Patterned paper
  • Flocked paper
  • Contact paper
  • Textured paper
  • Metallic paper
  • Linen paper
  • Suede paper
  • Embossed metallic paper

If you haven’t purchased your Big Shot, now is the time to do it!  It comes with the Standard Cutting Pads and the Multi-Purpose Platform so you can start using it as soon as you receive it.



There’s a few terms that you need to know about to help you get started:
  • Die – A special metal plate that has the image that you desire to cut or emboss onto the cardstock (or one of the 50 approved materials).  The dies can be Steel Rule or Acid Edge Dies.
  • Sandwich – A unique combination of die cutter materials plus the Die or Embossing Folder plus the material you are trying to emboss or cut. (In this case, sandwich refers to the way you stack the different plates for your die-cutting machine.)
  • Embossing Folder – A special folder that has the positive and negative image to emboss onto your material.
  • Shim – Material such as Cereal Boxes, heavier cardstock or special Shims to make the sandwich stronger and more sturdy – usually used for embossing…
  • Multipurpose Platform – a special base (bottom of sandwhich) that allows you to work with other competitor’s dies.  This comes with the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot.
  • Extender Platform – a special base that allows you to use longer dies with.
  • Embossing Starter Kit – a special base that has a rubber mat to help make the impression when using embossing templates and folders.
  • Faux alligator textured paper
  • Self-adhesive glitter paper
  • Fabric
  • Canvas
  • Iron-on fabric
  • Soft plush fabric
  • Burlap
  • Velvet
  • Corduroy
  • Lace
  • Heavyweight denim
  • Terry cloth
  • Funky fur
  • Thin leather
  • Quilt batting
  • Warm & natural batting
  • Fusible fleece
  • Self-adhesive craft metal
  • Self-adhesive cork
  • Self-adhesive foam
  • Self-adhesive magnet
  • Self-adhesive felt
  • Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
  • Pop up sponge
  • Poly foam
  • 100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax.)
Why not treat yourself to the bag to store it in?





Doctor’s Bag
Carry your Big Shot in style. Holds Big Shot machine pads, and dies. 
36.8 x 32 x 33 cm.
 £62.95 113474

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