This week Tool Time Tuesday (TTT) covers the Multipurpose Platform for the Big Shot & BigKick die cutting machines by Sizzix. This Platform comes with the machines, but can be purchases separately if it needs to be replaced.
The coolest thing about this platform is that it allows you to use dies and embossing folders from Sizzix and their competitors. This post shows how to use Cuttlebug Provo Craft ® Dies and Cuttlebug Provo Craft ® Embossing Folders in the Big Shot using the Multipurpose Platform.
Are you beginning to see the versatility & possibilities that the Big Shot has to offer?! Wait until we talk about the materials that this little machine can cut! You will really be impressed! Let's get started.
The first example is the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing folder.
Step 1: Open the Multipurpose Platform to Tab 1.
Step 2: Place a cutting pad on top of Tab 1 of the Multipurpose platform.
Step 3: Place paper in the Embossing Folder. Close the folder and place it on top of the Cutting Pad as shown in the image below.
Step 4: Place a cutting pad over the embossing folder.
Step 5: Place the assembly into the BigKick or Big Shot and roll it through.
The end result will look like this:
For comparison the before picture is shown below.
The second example uses a Cuttlebug Dump Truck die and the Sizzix Multipurpose platform. The packaged die is shown below. FYI: This example is also good for the thin Sizzix dies. Follow these instructions for using the thin Sizzix dies as well.
The set-up for this die is the same as the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. The Multipurpose Platform is opened to Tab 1. A Cutting pad is placed over Tab 1. The die is then placed over the cutting pad with the image side facing upwards. The paper is placed over the die.
Tip: If you are using a double sided paper (like the Designer series paper), place the desired side facing the die, so that you do see the opposite (undesired) side when looking at the assembly from above.
The picture below shows the assembly as described.
Place a cutting pad on top of the paper as shown below.
The resulting die cut is shown below.
The yellow image was trimmed and glued to the brown image to give the truck bed some detail.
It is truly that simple! Hope this little tutorial encourages you to try the Big Shot! The Big Shot and some exclusive Sizzix does from Stampin' Up will be available on September 1st, not the 2nd as previously stated. Check out the brochure in the left had column for more information. Email me or your local Stampin' Up demonstrator to order.