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Home Depot meets crafting

My absolute favorite crafting tool is my Big Shot.  I'll admit, I didn't jump on the Big Shot wagon when it was first released, but once I did, I was hooked.  Now that I've had it a few years, I can't believe how I survived without it!  It's not just for papercrafting, but also 3-D projects and home decor too! The Big Shot can cut through numerous types of material including paper, fabric, cork and now...metal roof flashing. Take a look:

Metal flashing tea light 
Metal flashing tea light side 
This tea light holder was created using the Big Shot and roof flashing from Home Depot (any home improvement store will sell it). It came on a roll measuring 10" wide and 14' long - which means you can make a LOT of tea lights from one roll of flashing! The roll was ideal for me since we made this in my last stamp class.  One roll was perfect for the 16 women and I even had left over pieces to make other embellishments. 

This came together very quickly.  I cut the flashing to fit on the Big Shot Flower Folds die which measured roughly 5.75"x15".  I only used three of the four flowers on the die since the tea light didn't fit in the smallest flower.  After I cut the flowers out, I embossed them using my Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  Then, I manipulated the flower petals until I was happy with them and secured each layer together with Sticky Strip.  That's it!  It really was very easy and super quick!  Despite how these make look, these are very light weight and can easily float in a vase for a beautiful table centerpiece.

Remember I told you I had some left over pieces?  Well, I had to make a few cards and decided to add a metal embellishment...

Hello metal flashingIsn't that fun?  It gives the card some unexpected texture and dimension.  Don't throw away those scraps! 

Do you like what you see?  Do you want to make these adorable tea lights too but don't have the tools?  I can help you! 

Here are the cool tools I used today:

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine - by Stampin' Up!

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine 113439
Regular Price: $111.06
Preferred Price: $99.95

With the Big Shot machine, you can create die cuts with any of our exclusive Stampin’ Up! dies—or any Sizzix die. The Big Shot machine comes with Standard Cutting Pads and a multipurpose platform so you can start cutting immediately. From crafting to quilting and everything in between, the Big Shot is a big deal!

Flower Folds Bigz Xl Die - by Stampin' Up!

Flower Folds Bigz Xl Die 115970
Regular Price: $47.72
Preferred Price: $42.95

You can use Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive Flower Folds Bigz die to create multilayered, multicolor flowers, perfect for using as accents on scrapbook pages, cards, and gift boxes and bags. These flowers look beautiful as single flowers or layered.
■ Designed to cut through one sheet of paper or card stock at a time
■ Use with Sizzix Big Shot machine and extended cutting pads
■ Die size: 6" x 13-3/4"


Click on the "order now" button on the right and it will take you to my online store. You won't regret owning the Big Shot!

Thanks for stopping by today! In a few days I will show you the cute bookmarks I'm making for my customers in preparation for the new catalog release.  Come back and see 'em!

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