Sunday, March 29, 2020

Toilet Paper Scrapbook embellishments using a Sizzix Big Shot


If you are a scrapbooker/crafter you have probably heard of the Sizzix Big shot series. If you haven't, it is basically a machine that embosses and cuts out shapes using metal dies and plates

I don't own one ( I have a mini version) but my mother does and she is forever making the coolest little embellishments using a wide variety of household paper.

Can you guess what kind of paper she used this week?

Yep! Toilet paper.   Everything in this photo was made with TP  The square was made with embossing plates and the cats are made with metal dies.

Embellishments using toilet paper
Die-Cut Toilet Paper Embellishments 

Big Shot Kick Machine

I got a chance to play with it last month before the world shut down and did some experimenting with magazine sheets. The glossy pages make the embossing "pop" similar to using tinfoil or metallic craft paper.



For this one, I found a magazine sheet with a grass pattern and used a metal die



This page was originally in a National Geographic magazine




Interested in learning more about Big Shot machines? This video is a great introduction.



Friday, March 20, 2020

Free Vintage Scrapbooking Graphics Printables of Women

*Updated Mar20/20

Most of these are Graphics from newspapers and magazines circa 1890-1930. 
I love the detail on the woodcut drawings!

Don't forget Mother's Day is coming up. These would make great card fronts and journal pages.

















This one always makes me think of Downton Abbey!