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My OWN sale… on the Big Shot!

March 2, 2010


If you are like me, you walk into your favorite store and go straight to the sale rack.  I have a few favorite stores (Ann Taylor, Loft and Macys) and I refuse to look at ANY of the other racks… clearance only, then out of there!  So, the word SALE is a sweet word to me!  It ranks up there like chocolate, weekend, tropical vacation and stampin!  SO, I'm proud to throw two of these words together…  I'm creating my very own Stampin Sale. 

10% discount on the Big Shot!  10% discount on any and all Big Shot accessories.  This sale begins 3/1/10 thru 3/31/10. 

Want more? 

Additional 10% on orders placed on/before noon, Monday, March 15th.  I'll be collecting orders up until that time and placing them all at once.  In the big catty, look at pages 194-202.  Also, in the mini catalog is the butterfly embosslit and the build-a-bear dies.  Anything that is Big Shot related qualifies.  That means the Big Shot will be less that $80! 

Don't forget, Sale-a-Bration is also effective thru 3/31/10.  For every $50 you spend, you'll receive a free stamp set. 

It's time to really take a look at the Big Shot.  A few stampers have made comment that they are interested… and all have the same questions:  is this really true?  if so, where do I start.  My reply to them covered these thoughts:

1. Do I need/really want this?  I was hesitant to purchase the Big Shot at first, thinking I wouldn't use it enough to justify the cost…  I have – I've used it every single month since I've purchased it for our parties.  I've even tried NOT to use it because I am too lazy to haul it to each party… NOT!!! I have not been successful with that thought! 

2. Which dies should I start out purchasing?   My first die was Top Note (pg 198).  This one has been around the longest and is so very universal.  There are plenty of ideas using this die on the internet.  Many of my WOW swaps use it too.   I regularly use the sizzlit die Little Leaves and swirls scribbles (pg 196).  Another favorite are the sizzlit 4 packages (pg 197).  Particularly the Lots of Tags and Birds & Blooms.  

3. What other dies should I get?  After you have a few basic dies… choose ones that you really want or are just feelin', then I'd suggest the following method to narrowing your options.  a. mark all the dies that look interesting or you can imagine yourself using.  b. next do you have a project in mind for each of those tagged dies.  c. will you use it?  … really? 

4. What about the embossing options?  SU offers 2 embossing options – embossing folders and texture plates.  The differences are the folders create an intense texture vs. the plates create a softer texture.  The folders fit a 1/4 sheet of paper only vs. the plates fit more than our full cards.  One drawback to the plates – you need to purchase the impression pad and silicone rubber (see pg 195).  Plates are reasonable priced compared to the folders (not crazy expensive).  

5. What is the difference between the Big Shot and Cuttle-bug?  They are both made by Sizzix.  The Big Shot is wider which accommodates many of SU's large dies.  Anything Sizzix works with The Big Shot. 

6. Other thoughts?  The Bigz XL Dies (pg 200-201) are great, but pricey.  They require their own cutting pads.  If you have a party to make favors for, this might be a good option… or if you really love one, go for it… Otherwise, I'd say put this on the back burner until a need comes up.  Movers & Shapers (pg 201) are sooo cool, but for me, they fall into this same category – along with the sizzzlet decorative strip dies (pg 196).  I have at least of one of the items in my 'hum, not sure' category and enjoy them… would I do it again.. not sure…  You are welcome to give my items a try before you purchase them. 

This is my sale… not a SU sale, or a sale with any other demonstrators. 

If you are thinking about this…  have more questions, or just want me to run thru your 'BS wish list' with you, give me a call/drop me an email. This is the time to do it!

Happy Stampin,


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