Well I finally took the plunge and made a "Rag Bag: tote! I used 27 stitched scalloped squares to creat the bag. They are very quick to make and the cutting couldn't be easier! Just use the Big Shot to cut up to 8 layers of quilting cottons at one time and I cut 4 layers of batting at a time. So pass the die through the Big Shot twice and you have enough material and batting cut for 4 squares. Each square consists of an outside layer, batting, and lining. Here is a picture of the finished product:
Here is a detail picture of the squares:
This is a picture to the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Die which is used to make the rag bag purses/totes, as well as pin cushions, coasters, etc. What can you make with this die?
I am working on a picture tutorial for my customers and hope to have that ready in a few weeks. I may have a class making the smaller version — Rag purse which uses only 19 squares. You can wash the purse/tote before use to get the "rag bag" effect, or do not wash and it will not have that softer raggy look.
HERE I used the die to cut this candy bar holder made from cardstock.
Did you know that you can cut many different materials with the Big Shot? Here is a list of 50 materials:
Big Shot Materials List for Bigz and Originals Dies
The following materials work well when creating die cuts with the Big Shot machine and Bigz and Originals dies. Please note the maximum thickness of several materials. As a rule of thumb, you can cut a material with your Big Shot machine and Bigz or Originals dies if you can cut it using your Craft & Paper Scissors.
Thick chipboard (59 mil)
Balsa wood (3/32")
Bass wood (1/16")
Adhesive and non-adhesive mat board
Static cling vinyl
Clear acetate (20 mil)
Embossed metallic paper
Basketball embossed paper
Faux alligator textured paper
Self-adhesive glitter paper
Soft plush fabric
Warm & natural batting
Self-adhesive craft metal
Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
Pop up sponge
100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax.)
Enjoy playing with your Big Shot! Another Big Shot class will be posted soon check my calendar in the upcoming weeks for updated schedule.