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Product Spotlight – the Precision Base Plate

Have you noticed all the intricate framelits we have now?  Detailed butterflys, dragonflys and flowers are a beautiful addition to your creations but if they take a long time to cut it may feel like they are not worth using.

We now have the precision base plate and the difference it makes to cutting a framelit is incredible.  The video explains how to use the plate in the Big Shot, remember to NOT use it with your magnetic platform.  More detailed information on how to use your Big Shot can be found in my previous post here.

Here is an example of a butterfly cut using our standard platform in the big shot, it looks ok from the top but once you flip it over you can see that some of the cuts are not deep enough…

This is the view from the back, this butterfly is not going to be easy to get out!

This butterfly has been cut using the Precision Base Plate…

Nice shape deep cuts that can been seen from the back!

Give it a good brush with the fantastic Die Cut Brush, another Stampin’ Up! product!

Viola, this butterfly popped off the framelit with no hassles at all!

Looking up close at the framelit, can you see all those small round “holes” that don’t have anything to do with the butterfly design – these are there simply to help you to gently ease your cut image out of the framelit, you can pop your paper piercer into these holes to push the cut cardstock out. Easy!

For some extra tips watch this video by my bestie Shannon (she doesn’t know she is my bestie yet)…

Remember you can place your own orders in my online store or contact me and I’ll place it for you!

Product List

Precision Base Plate


Big Shot Die Brush


Happy Stampin’


The other colour combinations for the calendar gift…

I wanted to share with you my other versions of my calendar gift as they are a great way of showcasing the gorgeous Sale-a-bration designer series paper “Everyday Enchantment”…

Here we have our first one…


The scallop rectangle is actually two squares joined together (they have been cut out with the Big Shot). The rectangle scallop is also two smaller squares, also cut with the big shot.  In this example above the colour is Lucky Limeade.

Here we have a second version…


I’ve used a lot of Pool Party cardstock on this example above, since then I have lost all the remaining cardstock I had in this colour.  I can’t wait to see what strange place it pops up in!

And here is a third version:


This one features Calypso Coral, one of our newest In Colours that I really hadn’t used that much of up until now.

The Butterfly has been cut out with the Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die.  I have stamped on the wings with one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets “Fresh Vintage”.

Happy Stampin’