Thursday, January 12, 2017

Saving Big when you own BOTH a Big Shot and Silhouette

So yes, I love all things paper!  Especially those lovely machines!  My craft area has a place for two Sizzix machines (remember that red one that you had to press down instead of crank), two Cricut Machines (the small and the large) and finally a Silhouette Cameo. 

There are loads and loads of techniques out there to get the best bang for your buck.  There are lots of people I follow and one of my favorite is Jennifer McGuire Ink.  She makes wonderful videos that showcases new products as well as techniques for products you may already own.

It was this Jennifer McGuire Ink video that I fell in love with a layering die from Birch Press called Dazzle.  It's actually a set of three A2 plates that have a hefty price of $69.  So, I asked Santa and all his elves for Gift Cards to Simon Says Stamps for Christmas.  Yes, I was prepared to pay that.

I was playing with my Silhouette software, looked at the online store for images and be still my heart...there was a VERY close design by Lori Whitlock called A2 Stacking Card Base Burst for $.99  - That's a $68.00 savings!!!!!!!  Now don't you worry about those Simon Says Stamps gift cards...I have a huge wish list there, so it won't go to waste.

If you are toying with the idea of Silhouette, you can visit or for crazy good tutorials and projects -  Silhouette School Blog.

Here's the card I made for my parents 59th wedding anniversary using that Silhouette Design, Tim Holtz dies and The Stamps of Life die.

You have a wonderful day!