Santa read my list, checked it twice, and brought me wonderful things! The biggest and most wanted item on my list was a Sizzix Big Shot Pro Cutting/Embossing machine and he surprised me with one…I’m loving using it already!  In the past two or so years I’ve dabbled with paper art and found that working with paper definitely brings out the “kid” in me! Starting with the standard size Big Shot machine that allows 6” wide pieces to be cut, I soon outgrew it’s limitations and graduated to the Big Shot Plus that has the ability to handle an 8.5” cutting width, but with the Pro model, I can cut paper, cloth, leather and many other thin materials at a width of 12”.  I’m now able to make large envelopes and folios that I can use to house beading kits and I can cut out thin pieces of polymer clay for use in jewelry making! Best of all, the dies that I’ve been using with the Standard and Plus models can be used in the Pro as well.  I’ll still use the two smaller Sizzix Big Shot models, but I’m really quite thrilled that Santa brought me the Pro!