October 20, 2010

JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #7

You know it is Wednesday because it is time for another JustRite Christmas blog hop extravaganza!  Do you look forward to these hops as much as I do?  I can't wait to see what the other designers have created and each week different gals from other teams play along too which means a double or triple (as in today's case) dose of creativity!   This fun event will carry on every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving and features    JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps!  You also might see some projects from the JustRite design team, using some of their newly released line of CLING stamps!  You can find our new collection of cling stamps HERE.  This week, the designers joining us are most of the Spellbinders and Caardvarks design teams!  So mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card & project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!

Today I made a card/envelope gift set using the Sleigh and sentiment from JustRite's Old Fashioned Christmas set.  The large shaped cards are made from Spellbinders large format die templates and are made to fit an A7 (5x7) size envelope comfortably.  I tried to not add to much dimension to the cards *lol* so that they were not too bulky to send in the mail.  The kraft box with clear lid was purchased from an office supply store.  Once you have completed the set of cards with matching envelopes simply tie a large bow around the package and embellish with faux berries and shimmery leaves.


JustRite Stamps: Old Fashioned Christmas
Markers: Copic
Ribbon: Michael's
Other: Envelopes and Kraft box from Xpedex and berry sprigs from Hobby Lobby
Buttons: Vintage
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: WorldWin white and kraft

{Hop Participants}


Hi Marci - thanks for that great question.  I think with time you will find that purchasing the Grand Calibur will be very beneficial because you can cut with many of your smaller dies templates on it all at the same time, as well as cutting the new Grand dies templates (oh and don't forget embossing too!) .  However that does not solve your immediate problem...here is some information that I obtained from Spellbinders for you.  The bottom line is that you will be able to use your Big Shot to cut some of the dies. The trick is to measure the cutting surface of your Big Shot (specifically the width) to make sure the die templates will fit.  The following are measurements of the die templates themselves - from outside edge to outside edge.  The individual die cuts will obviously be a bit smaller:

Grand Classic Circles – (7 dies) 7½", 7", 6½", 6", 5½", 5", 4½"
Grand Scalloped Circles – (6 dies) 7½", 7", 6½", 6", 5½", 5"
Grand Classic Squares – (7 dies) 7¼", 6¾", 6¼", 5¾", 5¼", 4¾", 4¼"
Grand Scalloped Squares – (6 dies) 7⅜", 6¾", 6¼", 5¾", 5¼", 4¾"
Grand Classic Ovals – (6 dies) 6⅛", 5⅝", 5⅛", 4⅝", 4⅛", 3⅝"
Grand Scalloped Ovals – (6 dies) 6¾", 6¼", 5¾", 5¼", 4¾", 4¼"
Grand Labels One – (6 dies) 7⅛", 6¾", 6", 5½", 5", 4½"
Grand Labels Four – (6 dies) 6¼", 5¾", 5¼", 4¾", 4⅛", 3⅝"

I hope this helps you - can't wait to see some of your projects too :) 

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me.  Enjoy the hop, see you next week, same time same place for sure!
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