Since my other daughter was home for a family funeral, I gave her her birthday present rather than having to making it at the end of the week. Well before she opened all the way, she said......"You didn't get me a Big Shot, did you?" Yes, of course I did. I introduced her to Stampin Up and card stamping last year on a visit home. She now meets regularly with a group near her and is even in a club, She told me all about SplitCoasters.com and puts me to shame with all the new and different stamping techniques she has learned and made. So guess what, she already has one. Well, there is no dilemma. I wanted one but wouldn't spend the money on myself for one. Sure, I'd spend it on my kids....you know how that goes. I am excited. We went to Joanne's yesterday afternoon and got a couple fo Sizzix dyes and played last night. I need to stitch for next couple of nights to make up for lost time but will have to make up some Christmas Cards this weekend. As for my daughter's birthday, looks like I am buying her a new jacket. All's well. I was secretly happy that I had picked out something that she liked....afterall she had already bought one which proves it.
It is hard to see here, but this is the general deal. You have two lucite plates. Between the plates you sandwich your paper and the die. Of course, don't be silly, yes they are sold separately.