Lookie at what I made.....a Garden Stake!!! With your Big Shot Machine, some roof flashing and a stake, you can create some too.
I purchased a roll of roof flashing at my local hardward store. It is also available in 5x7 sheets. I cut pieces of the roof flashing with our Craft & Rubber Scissors, ran them through the Big Shot with a variety of our Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and then chose a few Bigz dies for my shapes. I had better luck emobssing first and then cutting.
I used the Crop-a-dile to punch the holes and a hot glue gun to attach my layers so we shall see how it holds up. :-) The two pieces are attached to a Sign Holder post that I found in the same hardware store for about a buck.
I colored my Basic Pearls with a black sharpie marker before adding them to the butterflies and the Antique Brad is poked all the way through the flowers.
Here are some close-ups of each piece, click on them to make them larger:
I put it in a whiskey barrell I have in the front yard and now it greets my visitors along with my garden flag. If we ever get spring around here, I will get my flowers back in this pot!!
I found this idea by Laura Haffke on the Stampin' Connection website for demonstrators. There are so many ideas on that site and it is just one more reason to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Right now you can join my team of demonstrators all over the country with our Digital + Starter Kit at a 30% savings AND get a FREE stamp set from me out of the new catalog in July. Read about it here and email/call me with any questions you may have. I would love to chat with you about the best job in the world!!!
Accessories: Big Shot Machine
Polka Dot, Finial Press, Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Scallop Circle, Beautiful Butterflies, Fun Flowers, 3 1/2 Circle Bigz Dies, Crop-a-dile, Craft & Rubber Scissors
Embellishments: Basic Pearls, Antique Brads
Non SU: Hot Glue Gun, Roof Flashing, Sign Holder
Be a Big Shot at Home Club starts Sunday, May 15th, you have until that day to sign up for Round 2. Read all about it HERE and sign up today, it is tons of fun. You will get projects each month starting this month and running through August. At the end you get a $150 shopping spree!!