Category Archives: Big Shot Projects

Cute Nugget Treat Holder

Finally the long awaited 3D project I’ve been wanting to share with you all.  I’m almost done editing the video and hope to have it out tomorrow sometime. Crossing fingers since it looks like more rain tomorrow that the Internet doesn’t go down. UGH!


Top Note Nugget Treat Holder Ok so this project was one that I got as a Swap at our Stampin’ Up! Convention! I absolutely LOVED it. The idea came from Laurine Hartman, in Beaumont, Texas. Let me first say that I would show you the one she made but it’s didn’t make the trip back home from Convention.  I mean I couldn’t let the chocolate melt it was SUPER HOT out there! Let’s just say it was Yummy and Beautiful too!  I would LOVE to know what Top Note Nugget Holder Inside you think!

As I mentioned above, I should have the video ready for tomorrow so come back and check it out!  I willl also list all the Supplies that were used in this project too!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin’,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.



Scallop Envelope Purse

Good Morning all!  Ok, so here is another share I have for you! I have been sooo wanting to make these for the longest.  I saw these everywhere last year and am just now getting around to it. Talk about Easy??? Oh, Yes, SUPER easy!  So let me tell you how it was done. If you'd like a photo tutorial comment me.

Thanksgiving Scallop Envelope Box Supplies used are all Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set(s): Day of Gratitude #120835, Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Cardstock: Whisper White, Specialty DSP Autumn Spice (this is YUMMY paper)
Ink:  Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories:  Old Olive Ribbon 5/8, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Dimensionals, Word Window Punch, Modern Label punch, Sticky Strip, Big Shot, SU! Bigz Scallop  Envelope # 113462

Basically all you do is cut out 2 of the Envelopes, Trim the bottom about a 1/2 inch or close to that. Then place both bottom pieces together using Sticky Strip and Ta Da, you got yourself a very cute little holder.  Which I do have to say holds 2 Ghiradelli Chocolates nicely inside!   If you still need the visual please don't hesitate to ask. I totally understand!  Also, I will have another post a little later!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Take me out to the ball game

Baseball treats Happy Saturday!  Well today my son and I went to his Baseball team Pizza Party!  It was raining off an on here but it turned out really nice!  He had a blast!  I wanted to share the little party favors I made for the boys!  I was inspired by Holly Krautkremer, a fellow SU! Demonstrator!  I just had to make some!  I used the Pillow box die from Sizzix! LOVE my Big Shot!  I will share tomorrow the Coaches gifts!

Supplies – all Stampin' Up! unless Baseball Treats all otherwise noted
Stamp Set – Just Baseball & Itty Bitty Backgrounds (both retired)
Cardstock – Whisper White
Ink – Real Red, Night of Navy and Chocolate Chip
Accessories – Ribbon, Sizzix Pillow Box Die, Big Shot, Dazzling Diamond Glitter.

As always thanks for stopping & Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Scallop Purse Tutorial

Yes, I am still here! I am so sorry!  Let's just say that I have had LOTS going on since coming back from Convention. Spent the Summer trying to get more Organized (work in progress) and really made a dent in things. But also wanted to spend as much time with my Son before he started 1st grade and he's be in school ALL DAY long.  I think he's finally used to it! Poor thing his first week he comes home and says "Mom, when do I get to come home early?" Awe! He didn't realize that those were the new hours now. Oh, then Hubby and  I were planning our Anniversary get away, had a blast in Cambria, Ca. Very nice and quiet there.

But anyway, am now getting back to the swing of things and wanted to start the week with a video that I said I was going to make of the Scallop Purses I made for Convention.  So enjoy and if you have any questions please let me know.  Thanks for stopping by and being patient while I get my blog back up and running.

Happy Stampin,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

3D Chocolate Purses

Chocolate PursesHere is my last and final 3D swap! I made about 20 of them. I had made something like this at Leadership adjusted the measuerments and added a Scallop Flap. Got the Flap Idea from Barbara Jackson! Thanks Lady!

I'll for sure have instructions for this one when I get back home. Super easy and fun too! Yes, they hold a goodie inside, my favorite Ghiradelli Chocoalte Square.

Now colors used Rose Red, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White…I LOVE this color combo! Will have more details when I get home.

These will be a Make n Take at my house for my Open House in August. More details to come on that event. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Happy Friday and Quick Halloween Share

Happy Friday! I just wanted to share this quick Halloween Treat Bag.  I used the Sizzix Bigz Fancy Die Cute! I trimmed about 1/2 inch off the top.

Stamp Set is from the New Holiday Mini Catalog called 'Sweet Centers' #116521. Such a cute set! I just started playing around with it!  Cardstock used was Basic Black and Whisper White, Ink: Elegand Eggplant.

Stay tuned early tomorrow morning  I'll have an announcement on my blog for a huge give away.

Oh and one more thing, I recieved my box of NEW Goodies! Woo Hoo!  Sorry for not posting yesterday but besides it being "Back to School Night" I had to go through all my goodies and organize them for a SUPER Stamp Fest this weekend!  I can't wait! So be sure to check back and see what I'm doing!  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

More Convention Shares

Here are more shares that I promised.  I also want to share some Swaps I have from Barbara Jackson's "Over the Top Swap".  Absolutelly 'amazing' cards so stay tuned for that this weekend. Thanks for stopping by.
Cookie Monster

Is this not the cutest?  We were at lunch and I saw this at a table and just had to take a photo of it. So I'm not sure who made this. 

This is just TOO clever!  Gotta love Cookie Monster.

They had some great things with Cookie Monster on the Main stage too! Coming soon with those shares.





How do you like this?  Just to clever.

The ideas are just endless. I just love how this turned out.

Who thinks of these things???

There was just SOO many things like this to see and Convention. 

I LOVE my Big Shot! There is just so much you can with it.


This is the last one for the night. I absolutely LOVE this one and will for sure have to try it out.

Love the color scheme, the stamp set it is absolutely breathtaking and makes a great wall decoration for any home.

Ok need to get some rest. Again thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Don't forget to check in to see some "Over the Top" Swaps!

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Build a Bear shares from display board

Ok, so I've got some more shares today and I've got some goodies from our new Build a Bear collection  coming in our new 2009 Holiday Mini Catty.  Oh…just wait til you see it. I'm waiting for my order which will be here soon! Woo Hoo!

Is this not the cutest ever???  Perfect for any little girls party.

These Build a Bears are just the cutest.


How about these?  I know, I know too cute huh?

Are these not the perfect bags for the Holidays coming up?

BAB3 And we've got some super cute cards too! Look how easy they are. Perfect for "his" or "her" bearthday!


And some more…are the ideas endless or what?  I can't wait to start playing with my sets and dies!


Ok, here is the last sample promise. Love this cute picture frame.

This is a Magnetic Board and on the back it has a pocket to put extra pieces such as clothes etc.  The bears are also Magnets.

To stinkin' cute huh?

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Convention 2009 Board Shares

I'm sorry I totally spaced and forgot to post yesterday. It was a LONG day!  After coming home from Convention on Saturday night and getting up Sunday and driving to Vegas…YIKES!  So before I forget again here are "some" samples of the Awesome projects that were displayed throughout the Gathering Place.  Now mind you this is just a "taste" there were "TONS" of Great Samples!  So here we go!

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Are these not the cutest?? How clever is that?

Gotta love the tail huh?




I know, I know these too!  I LOVE the way these came out. LOVE the smirk on the Reindeer. How about the carrots the bunny is  holding? To clever huh?

Oh, yes there is more.

Ok, I'll stop for now…but don't ya just love the Lady Bug and Bumble Bee? Do you smell a Big Shot Class coming? You better believe it. : )  Thanks for stopping by. Come back tomorrow and see what else I've got.

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Baby Buggie Card Share

Baby Buggie CardOk, now here is the card that I wanted to share that totally matches the baby box that I shared yesterday!  Is it too cute or what?? I LOVE it!  The idea came from I card I recieved from Sandy Hancock at our last quarterly meeting! 

Recipe for Card:

Stamp Set:
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, So Saffron & SAB Designer Series paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, White taffeta Ribbon, 1' and 3/4 " circle punches, trio flower punch, eyelet border punch, 1/4' punch (retired)

The only tricky part was taking the cardstock and lining it up to the edge of the Scallop Circle Die.  Next one I'll put it just a little bit closer. But just play around with it. Super fun to make and How cute the buggie!


Here they are together! I would so wrap the box in cellophane and tye a ribbon on the top and add a tag! : )

Now for the box…I just cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/8 x 8 1/2. Scored at 2 1/4 on the 8 1/2 side. Make 2 of them one for each box. Use your Wide Oval Punch or any other punch you may  have to make the handle.  Do one at time as the Cardstock is to thick to go through both of them. I also used sticky strip to attach to the boxes.

Anyway, Ill have some more ideas I'm sure when I get back from Convention. Any questions please don't hesitate to ask.  I'll have a sneak peek of my Convention Swaps tomorrow..I'm editing the photos tonight.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.