We have the lovely Katie Skilton in the building today, with the One Day Special, the impressive Big Shot Plus. Katie has two more shows to go, 4pm and 7pm, so don't miss out
This is such a bumper kit, and what a fantastic machine. Sizzix know their machines, and this will give you the strength and reliability you expect from Sizzix, with that good solid platform - but it's got that feeding platform of 8.5" x 11". You have a selection of dies to get you started as well.
One of the die ranges Sizzix are famous for, are the steel edge dies. These have a bigger bite than your normal metal dies, which allows you to cut thicker material - and we're talking bolsa wood, cotton, grunge board, mount board. Of course you can still cut regular card, but they also allow you to cut through multiple layers of card - so can really speed your crafting up if you are doing a large project.
We loved this card from Katie's blog
It's so neat and sophisticated. If you want to have a look at Katie's blog, check it out here:
This die is so handy, and easy. And will give you two bows, but endless possibilities. Cut out the elements as such for the first bow:
The second bow, again, simple. Cut out your elements
Curl the bow element. I used a pencil to help create a nice shape and to avoid creasing the bow. Glue the ends into the centre, and then cover with the paper strip. This is then glued onto the backing element
Glitter the bow, remove the protective sheet, and then bow the ends into the centre, which will stick nice and easy as we have no glitter on these bits
We have cut some extra bows out for you to have a play with, and will give this Bag of Bows to the lucky winner who comments on this post :)
Did you try this step-by-step guide? Let us know how you got on in the comments below!
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