Wanted: Die-Cut Leather and More!


Today's card is from Guest Stamper and Pam (from New Mexico), who emailed me awhile back asking if the Bigz Dies could cut through leather.  TIP:   Bigz and Originals dies cut through many materials beyond paper (see materials list below).  However, Sizzlits and Embosslits only cut through card stock and Designer Series Paper.

Using Bigz Scallop Circle #2 Die (113469), Pam has proven that the Bigz Dies cut cleanly through leather with this adorable leather badge and valentine for her police officer husband.  She used Silver Encore and heat embossed with clear on the badge.  The circle is from Stampin' Up!'s Frames with a Flourish (113496) and the star is from Wild West Alphabet (115112).  A silver brad (104336) is the perfect touch for the center.

Wild West Alphabet (115112) was used for the "U" and "R" in Chocolate Chip ink (100908).  Card stock colors include Chocolate Chip (102128), Old Olive (108697, Earth Elements Textured), More Mustard (100946), Sage Shadow (101563) and Sahara Sand (105328).  Vintage Brads (109109) are used on "Wanted" and the edges were sponged with Chocolate Chip (100908).

Thanks, Pam, for sharing your clever and creative work!

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Big Shot Materials List for Bigz and Originals Dies (from Stampin' Up!)

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.

TIP:  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 corkboard
  • Thick chipboard (59 mil)
  • Colored magnet
  • Ruffle board
  • Paper wood
  • Balsa wood (3/32")
  • Bass wood (1/16")
  • Metal mesh
  • Aluminum (.016)
  • Tin (.008)
  • Adhesive and non-adhesive mat board
  • Drawer liner
  • Shelf liner
  • Vinyl
  • Static cling vinyl
  • Shrink film
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Clear acetate (20 mil)
  • Vellum
  • Card stock
  • Patterned paper
  • Flocked paper
  • Contact paper
  • Textured paper
  • Metallic paper
  • Linen paper
  • Suede paper
  • Embossed metallic paper
  • Basketball embossed paper
  • Faux alligator textured paper
  • Self-adhesive glitter paper
  • Fabric
  • Canvas
  • Iron-on fabric
  • Soft plush fabric
  • Burlap
  • Velvet
  • Corduroy
  • Lace
  • Heavyweight denim
  • Terry cloth
  • Funky fur
  • Thin leather
  • Quilt batting
  • Warm & natural batting
  • Fusible fleece
  • Self-adhesive craft metal
  • Self-adhesive cork
  • Self-adhesive foam
  • Self-adhesive magnet
  • Self-adhesive felt
  • Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
  • Pop up sponge
  • Poly foam
  • 100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax.

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  1. Thank you for your kind and beautiful comments. I just love Mary’s site and come here often for inspiration.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing that tip! I would never even think to cut or emboss leather. I have some leather photo corners that are kind of blah AND I bought that stamp set to use for some scrapbook layouts. I can’t wait to drag it all out now, lol.

  3. Very Unique Card! Thanks for sharing!

  4. wow..that is a long list of things it can cut.
    I like this manly card. I have said it before…making cards for men are hard for me!
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. colleen kramer

    Great Man card Pam!

  6. Great card Pam! Very cool!!!

  7. Pam, what a lovely card. Who would think that you could cut all of that with that wonderful little machine? I cut felt with mine and it works great. Mary, thanks for the helpful information, I know you researched this throughly.

  8. Totally awesome masculine card – Mary!!! i always liked this Set and you really showed it off well!!!

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