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Default Big Shot FAQ

CALLING ALL BIG SHOT USERS!
Stampin' Up has partnered with Sizzix to sell the Big Shot and Exclusive Dies.

Stampin' Up! Hi Embosslit - 1 7/8" wide x 1 1/4" long

Stampin' Up! Thanks Embosslit - 1 5/16" wide x 2 1/8" long

Stampin' Up! Sweetest Stem Embosslit - 2 1/4" wide x 1 5/8" long

Stampin' Up! Simple Flower Embosslit - 1 3/4" diameter

Stampin' Up! Cherry Blossom Embosslit - 1 11/16" diameter

Stampin' Up! Flower Burst Embosslit - 1 3/4" diameter

All fit 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Card Front
Stampin' Up! Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Folder - 4 3/16" wide x 5 2/16 long

Stampin' Up! Finial Press Textured Impressions Folder - 4 1/4" wide x 5 1/2" long

Stampin' Up! Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Folder - 4 1/4" wide x 4 3/4" long

Stampin' Up! Perfect Details Texturz Plate - 7 3/8" wide x 5 7/8" long

Stampin' Up! Backgrounds I Texturz Plates - 7 3/8" wide x 5 7/8" long

Stampin' Up! Curves Ahead Sizzlit - 2 1/8" from large arrow tip to tail

Stampin' Up! Joyful Sizzlit -
JOY 1 5/16" wide x 3/4" high
FUL 1 1/4" wide x 3/4" long

Stampin' Up! Thank You Sizzlit -
THANK 2 1/4" wide x 7/8 high
YOU 1 1/2" wide x 1 1/16" long

Stampin' Up! Floral Fusion Sizzlit -
Large Flower 1 5/16" diameter,
Medium Flower 1 1/8" diameter,
Small flower 7/8" diameter

Stampin' Up! Little Leaves Sizzlit - 2" wide x 2 1/2" long

Stampin' Up! Join in the Cheer - 2 3/8" wide x 12" long

Stampin' Up! Billboard - letters range from 1/2" to 3/4"

Stampin' Up! Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Medium Sizzlit - letters approx 3/4" to 1", numbers etc approx 1" tall

Stampin' Up! Lots of Tags Sizzlit 4 Pack -
top left 1 5/8" wide x 2 1/4" long,
top right (top) 1" wide x 2 1/4" long, (bottom) 1 1/16" long x 2 1/4" long,
bottom left 2 1/16" wide x 1 1/2" long,
bottom right

Stampin' Up! Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlit 4 Pack -
top left candle 1 1/8" long, flower 7/8" diameter, heart 7/8 diameter,
top right 2 1/2" wide x 1 1/4" long,
bottom left dots,
bottom right 1 13/16" wide x 1 3/8" long

Stampin' Up! Birds & Blooms Sizzlit 4 pack -
top left medium flower 1/8" diameter,
little flower 5/8" diameter,
Big leaf 1 3/8" wide x 11/16" long,
little leaf,
top right large scallop 1 7/16" diameter,
small scallop 3/4" diameter,
bottom left Large flower 1 3/4" diameter,
bottom right bird 1 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" long

Stampin' Up! Two Tags -
Pocket 2 3/4" wide x 4 3/8 long
Tag scallop 1 7/8" wide, bottom 1 3/4" wide

Stampin' Up! Lattice - 3 5/16" square

Stampin' Up! Tulipe - 4 1/2" wide x 4 3/8" long

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Butterflies -
Large Wing folded - 2" wide x 3 1/8" long
Small Wing folded - 1 3/8" wide x 2" long
Large Butterfly - 3 1/8" wide x 3 3/8" long
Small Butterfly - 2 1/8" wide x 2 3/16" long

Stampin' Up! Scallop Envelope
2 3/16" wide x 3 1/8" long (closed)

Stampin' Up! Top Note-
4 5/8" wide by 3 5/8" long

Stampin' Up! Simple Letters Alphabet
1" wide x 1 5/8" long a,c,e
1 1/8" wide x 2 3/8" long d,b
2 3/8" long f

Stampin' Up! Simple Numbers
1 5/16" wide x 2 1/4" long

Stampin' Up! Clear Scallop Square - 4 3/8" square

Stampin' Up! Perfect Setting
Cupcake 2" wide x 8 1/4" long
3 3/8" long from scallop to crease
setting 1 3/8" wide x 6 5/8" long

Stampin' Up! Baskets & Blooms
basket 4 7/8" wide x 3 5/8" long
Tag 2 1/4" x 1 7/16"
inner circle 1 7/8" diameter
large scallop 1 1/2" diameter
small scallop 1" diameter
flower 1 11/16" diameter
strips 4 3/4" long

Stampin' Up! Fancy Favor
3 1/2" tall
sides 2 3/16" wide
front/back 3 1/16" wide

Stampin' Up! Pennant
Large Pennant folded 8 3/4" x 4 3/8"
Small Pennant folded 4 3/4" x 3 11/16"
Scallop 2 1/4" diameter

Stampin' Up! Matchbox
Box 2 3/4" x 2" x 3/4"
Top 2 11/16" x 2 1/16" x 13/16"
skinny tag 1 7/8" x 15/16"
wide tag 2 3/8" x 1 3/8"
circle tag 1 13/16" diameter

Stampin' Up! Bitty Box & Envelope
Envelope closed 2 1/4" square
Box 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" x 3/4"

Stampin' Up! Flower Folds
Flower 4 7/8" diameter
Flower 3 7/8" diameter
Flower 3 1/8" diameter
Flower 2 1/2" diameter

Stampin' Up! Pop-Up Look Here
4 5/16" x 5 1/2" card
5" wide x 10 3/8" long

Sizzix Pop-Up Three Tier Cake
3 1/4" wide x 2 1/2" long
candle 1 1/2" long

Sizzix Pop-Up 3D Ball
4" wide
panel 2 1/2" wide
3 1/2" tall

Stampin' Up! Movers & Shapers Curly Label
Card 4 1/4" wide x 5 1/2" tall
4 1/4" x 11"
Curly Label 1 1/5" x 1 7/8"


Stampin' Up! Punch Windows
Scallop Oval 2 1/8" x 1 3/8"
Modern Label 2 1/4" x 3/4"
Heart 2" x 1 7/8"
Star 2 3/16

Stampin' Up! Hearts & Brackets
Large Bracket 7/8" wide x 3" long
Small Bracket 3/4" wide x 2 3/8" long
Large Heart 2 3/4" wide x 2 13/16" long
Small Heart 7/8" diameter

Stampin' Up! Blossom Party
Large Flower 2 7/16" diameter
Medium Flower 2 1/8" diameter
Small Flower 1 3/8" diameter
Inside Flower 15/16" diameter
Circle 1/2" diameter


If you purchase a Big Shot from your SU Demonstrator you will be getting top notch customer service and instruction that you can't get from a retail chain.

Here is a link to a video demonstration of the Big Shot.
BIG SHOT Video
*Note this is the Pink and Black version HOWEVER the SU version and Teal and Black version ARE THE SAME MACHINE. The only differences are the color.

These videos are all from Scrapbook.com

This is how to use the Movers & Shapers Dies in your Big Shot

This is how to use the Texturz in your Big Shot

This is how to use Sizzix Originals Dies in the Big Shot

This is how to use Sizzix Bigz Dies in the Big Shot

Video of how to use Spellbinders Dies (Nestabilites) in Big Shot It's the Last machine shown

How to emboss Brass Stencils in the Big Shot By Jay

Big Shot 101 by Mary Fish

Premium Crease Pad tutorial by Patty Bennett

* You can use this pad when you want to create a more defined crease on the material being cut and scored. It's especially useful when you are cutting through materials other than card stock. It works great with dies that have a score line, and we recommend it if you use the Scallop Envelope, Pillow Box, Circle 3-D Ornament, Pointed 3-D Star, and Petal Card dies.


Scallop Edge Comparison by Patty Bennett

Scallop Die Comparison by Patty Bennett

SIZZIX DIE COMPATIBILITY

*All sizzix brand dies will work in the original Red Sizzix machine EXCEPT for the Bigz, Bigz XL, Decorative Strip, Any Die Marked "Roller Machine Only"

*All Sizzix Brand Dies will work in the Big Kick Machine

*All sizzix brand dies will work in the Cuttlebug HOWEVER your Cuttlebug opening MUST be at least 6 inches wide for the Bigz or Bigz XL to fit through the opening.
You can break your plates when using Steel Rule Dies such as the Bigz, Bigz XL dies in your cuttlebug.
These dies were made to be exclusive to the Big Kick and Big Shot Machine Only.
The Premium Crease Pad, Extended Cutting Pads are too WIDE to fit through the opening of the Cuttlebug machine.

*All sizzix brand dies will work in the Spellbinders Wizard

* Sizzix brand dies will not work in the Quickutz Revolution


I've posted a few pdf's and will update them as needed!

FYI In the .pdf for Sandwich Stacks it says Acrylic Mat (these are the Standard Cutting Pads that come with the Big Shot)
When using your Extended Spacer Platform make sure the Decal side is FACE UP!

I label my Cutting Plates CUT and EMBOSS so that when I'm using them I only cut on one pad at a time to get more milage out of them. It is normal for your pads to get marks on them when cutting. The pads are consumable and will eventually need replacing. Also "creaks" and "pops" are normal sounds as well and just let you know that the material is being cut.
* The Premium Crease pad is also a consumable item. You will get marks on it from use and eventually will have to replace it.

NEVER FORCE ANY SANDWICH THROUGH YOUR MACHINE. Every machine is a little different and will need fine tuning when using competitors dies such as the cuttlebug or nestabilities. Err on the THIN side when building your sandwich. You may need to use cardstock or thin chipboard "shim" to increase the pressure in some cases.

Ask away and ENJOY!

Hugs and Blessings
Alicia
Attached Files
File Type: pdf SIzzix Crease Pad Instructions.pdf (223.5 KB, 3352 views)
File Type: pdf Big Shot Sandwich Stacks Sheet1.pdf (50.5 KB, 4018 views)
File Type: pdf Sizzix Die Descriptions - 2009 Spring Summer Offerings.pdf (820.6 KB, 1507 views)

Last edited by militarystampingmom; 11-12-2010 at 07:18 AM.. Reason: Updated .pdf Files
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