Thursday, September 1, 2011

Helpful hints in your Stampin' Up! catalog

I love Stampin' Up! and how they continue to help make us all better paper crafters.  You might not be aware of this, but in the big catalog that came on on July 1st, there is some helpful information when using the die cutting machine, the Big Shot.  I like all the helpful hints SU included in this catalog.  If you have a Big Shot and use the dies and embossing folders, you might like the "sandwich" information (the way you layer the platform) that is included on the pages where the folders and dies are sold, 214-225.

The photo below is of page 219.  You can see in the box next to the embossing folders shows an example of the layers you would use when embossing your cardstock.  Below that is another box that shows you the layers when using the Texturz plates.

The photo below is a little closer shot and an example of how different the layers would be if you were cutting out cardstock (or another material) using the dies. 

I love that this is so handy and since you probably always know where your catalog is, you will always know where to find this helpful information.  With the different products you put through the Big Shot, it's hard to remember what plates to use with what.  Some boxes use a crease pad so they are easier to fold and put together.  Some projects use the clear plates, etc.  It can be tricky to remember it all.

So, not only is your catalog full of wonderful have-to-have items, it's a great resource for your stamping hobby!

And speaking of catalogs, the Holiday Mini was released today.  Start rolling you pennies because it is full of wonderful holiday goodies.  I am having trouble posting the catalog on my sidebar so until I get it figured out, you can visit my website here to see what is new. 

Have a great day and Happy Stamping!