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I treated myself to the Vintaj Big Kick Machine...and I love it!!!! I have become a huge fan of Vintaj!


25mm Vintaj Metal Blanks. Turquoise nuggets or amethyst nuggets or czech flowers.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I love the patterns on these! Great designs, Val!

    Also, can someone explain the Vintaj Big Kick Machine? I’ve seen it mentioned several times, am I missing out on something wonderful? :|

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Thanks Mary. The Big Kick deco embosses metal blanks. Vintaj has several die designs that you “sandwich the blank in and then crank it through the Big Kick. You then use the vintaj reliefing block to bring out the shine. You can also use the patina’s to add a little color.

  3. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Beautiful earrings.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Gotcha’. Thank you, Val!
    I’ll have to check that out!

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I was looking at the Big Kick machine today. Looks like sooooo much fun! Love these rearrings, Val! Gonna have to save up for the machine, I think!

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Val,these are just great! I’m especially taken by the Amethyst nuggets. They look so nice against the disc.

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Soooo — where do you purchase these machines? On the Vintaj site? I feel I’m not in the loop…. ;)

    These earrings are all fantastic! Love your embossing and color choices, Val! :D

  8. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    I love my Big Kick too! These earrings look great.

    Lynn, you can get the machine through Vintaj if you are set up wholesale with them. Hobby Lobby stores carry it as well and I’m pretty sure my hubby bought mine on Amazon.

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    I’m loving my’s fun to run the metal through and then patina too! :)

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Val, did you use any patina or other chemicals, or just the buffer on these beauties?

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Just the buffer…I love the natural look. I’m going to try the patina next time.

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Oh, I did use the wood dapping block and hammer to round the discs up a little.

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Ya. I thought they looked a bit rounded. Good thing I have some OT coming. I think I’m gonna need it…

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    LOL. I know what you mean. Can you remember the days when you just had just one or two bead organizers. ;)

  15. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Those days are just a memory! Now, I have beads EVERYWHERE!

  16. Deborah C Dallas
    Deborah C Dallas says:

    Every few weeks Hobby Lobby puts the Vintaj on sale 25% off and it includes the machine. They also have 40% off coupons in the newspaper on Sundays and on their website.

  17. beader 2
    beader 2 says:

    I bought my Vintaj Big Kick at my local Hobby Lobby with my 40% coupon and absolutely love it. Also use the coupons for the embossing plates.

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    C Petruccy says:

    The vintaj machine is the same as the Sizzix Big Shot and also the Big Kick (these 2 are sold with the scrapbooking supplies) Michaels, AC Moore and Hobby Lobby probably all carry them and you can use a coupon. I believe Sizzix makes them all, they just design them for certain companies. I believe Stampin UP also has one but they are all the same machine and they are all made by the Sizzix company. Hope this helps anyone that has questions.

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    C Petruccy says:

    Hi Val, I love these types of earrings that you made and also the tangerine set. I wanted to give these a try and wanted to see if you tought yourself or if you used a tutorial of some sort. What type of the embossing plates/folders do you use?? I see there are a few out there. I would like to invest in some but not sure which ones would work the best, do you have the names of the ones that you use. I know since these are also used for card making and scrapbooking, there are probably some better suited than others. Any help would be appreciated. You can email me off board at Thanks so much. Great work!!!

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