Friday, January 23, 2009

Freebie Friday 3!

Happy Freebie Friday, everyone! I had fun coming up with today's giveaway. I used the scallop envelopes bigz die to make these cute little envelopes and matching inserts:

I used the kraft designer series paper from the 6x6 hostess sampler in the Fall-Winter catalog and then embellished with the felt flowers and rhinestone brads. Here's the packaging:

I made this out of a standard card size envelope (this would be the "Medium" envelopes in the Stampin'Up! catalog). I sealed the envelope, cut it in half and then scallop edged it. Then just dressed it up a bit with the kraft DSP and chocolate brown double stitched ribbon and viola! Cute little packaging for the envelopes and inserts.

Sorry about the resolution - I had to take these pictures on my cell phone again so I could upload them quick on my computer. Boy - can I just tell you I can't wait til our new computer comes? In this day and age, it seems ridiculous to have to wait so long! Oh well, I guess I have no choice but wait til it gets here!

Anyways, back to the Freebie Friday giveaway. After a couple weeks of doing this, I've come to a few logistical conclusions. To play in Freebie Friday, please leave me a comment on today's post before midnight PST, and also, please leave me an email address as well - that way I can contact you right away if you win and can email you directly for your address info :) If I don't have a valid email address for you, I won't be able to include you in the drawing. So today's question is multiple parts, actually: 1) Have you ever used a die cut machine? 2) What kind? 3) What's your favorite die cut or embossing plate? Remember, you can also leave a general comment or you can answer today's questions :) Look forward to hearing from you!


Julie Arvin said...


Again, you have come up with a gorgeous giveaway...

I have used the Big Shot machine and my favorite die would have to be the Top Note Die even though I like a lot of others.

Happy Friday!


Alicia said...

I just found your blog. I LOVE it!! Thank you for the inspiration!
I have the Sizzix, and am holding out for the new SU one. I love all of the dies, especially the cute little ones that go with the stamp sets!

Aimee said...

Hi Rose,

Cute freebie! Yes...I have the "older" red Sizzix and now the Big Shot..hmm...wonder which is better?! lol
The Top Note die is probably still my fav. since it's very versatile! I'll be getting the Texturz Background die soon...sure those will be awesome.

:) Aimee

Ann said...

So cute, as always!

Lauralee said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I have the Big Shot and love it!! My fave dies are the top note and all my snowflake dies. I love making glittered snowflakes for all my Christmas cards, big enough that people can take them off and hang them on their tree.

Lauralee said...

Sorry Rose, I forgot my email
Thanks again,


Ruby said...

I've only just come across your blog. I love your giveaway. I have the Sizzix Bigshot, and love die cutting!

Jenifer Phillips said...


Your freebie is cute!

No, I have not used a die cutting machine yet.

Jenifer Phillips

Donna Bagwell said...

I have used the original Sizzix, the Big Shot, and the Cricut. At the moment my favorite die cutter is the Big Shot - very easy to use, and SU is doing an awesome job of giving us some unique dies for the machine. So far my favorite die is the Top Note, but I am anxiously waiting to receive my order of some of the new dies.

Donna Bagwell

yahoo said...

Hi Rose,
Your blog is so nice. I always find what I am looking for.
I use my little Cuttlebug and it will cut out some of the Big Shot dies like NOTE TOP.I want to buy the BIG SHOT so I
will have more options.
Thank you for sharing your talents!!

Sue Kempter-Miller said...


Great project you posted today! I have the SU Big SHot machine and never thought of owning one until SU came out with it. My favorite die is the Scallop Envelope, cute and so versitale. You can make wonderful projects with it.
Sue Kempter-Miller