While my 8-year-old grandson, Quin, was visiting from the mainland for Thanksgiving, he learned how to use the Sizzix Big Shot from Stampin’ Up! We started with the ornament that I featured in yesterday’s blog post. After that, he could hardly wait to get his hands on the Big Shot again! I had some snowflakes lying on my display table, and those intrigued him the most.
Quin definitely wanted to make a Snowflake ornament (using the Sizzix Originals Die Snowflake #2-113461). He was quite certain that he wanted one big snowflake with little ones at the ends of each of the spikes of the large snowflake. After a bit of coaxing, he agreed that three little snowflakes (made with the Sizzlits Snowflakes Set #2-113449) were sufficient. He went through all my Stampin’ Up! cardstock, and picked Brilliant Blue as the color for his large snowflake and Whisper White for the smaller flakes. We also decided to make the blue snowflake a big sturdier by using some of that wonderful light cardboard packed with Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper. Finally, we picked Friday afternoon as the time for the ornament crafting project!
Earlier in the day on Friday, Grandpa Harry took Quin out into our back garden to cut down a couple of Norfolk Pines for this year’s Christmas trees. Grandma Robin couldn’t resist making a video out of part of the tree-cutting event. Once Quin saw that video, he decided that we were going to make a video so he could demonstrate how to make HIS ornament.
Tomorrow I’ll share the video with you. He just loves that Sizzix! I do, too, of course, and would love to have you try one out! If you have kids or grandkids, I highly recommend it for hours of crafting fun!