I think one of the biggest announcements at this years convention was the partnering of Stampin’ Up! with Sizzix for not only the offering of the Big Shot die-cut system but also exclusive Stampin’ Up! dies.
If you haven’t used a die-cutting machine before, let me tell you how easy and how useful they are to use. All it takes is putting the metal die with the image you want on the platform, place your paper over the die, turn the crank, and you now have a perfectly cut out flower/envelope/letter/etc. They are perfect for scrapbooking, projects (like the templates for envelopes and paper baskets), gifts, and adding a little more flair to your cards.
Check out all of the designs here
Fun fact: Not only can the Big Shot cut through paper, but it can also cut through fabric, light wood, and even thin metal!