How to Burn Your Big Shot

Yesterday was a pretty exciting day.   There was a big birthday party about to happen next door.  I was helping Cecil work out in my back yard before their guests arrived so we wouldn't disturb their festivities.  (We were supposed to attend, but it just didn't work out that way.)


Ann cooked her oatmeal earlier & threw in some blueberries to increase the health factor.  She was puttering around the stamp room to get ready for a private class with Donna.  We like to put the Big Shots on the kitchen counter for stability.  When she only needs one, Ann usually brings hers out, but today she brought mine – without my permission.

She noticed a little bit of grease or something on the counter & put the Big Shot on the stove – some place she NEVER puts it – while she sponged off the counter & let it dry.  Back she went to the stamp room for last minute stuff. 

Donna got here 10 minutes early.  Just as Ann got to the door, she noticed a smell.  First thing Donna said was "What's burning?  Something smells hot."  Ann went back to the stamp room & sent Donna to call Cecil in from the back yard.  Ann didn't find anything back in the stamp room & turned back.  The light bulb in her head turned on just before she got back to the kitchen.  (you can click for close ups)


When she had pulled the oatmeal pot off the stove, she had left the burner going on low.  It was on #2 so you could barely see the flame.

The smell was horrible, but went away when she turned the fan on for 15 minutes or so.

I wish she would've burned HER Big Shot, but she burned up MY Big Shot which is newer!

She did promise to buy me a new one which means I'll get TWO more free stamp sets during Sale-A-Bration!


While we're pretty sure that this isn't covered by the warrantee, you can rest assured that Stampin' Up! handles Big Shot breakage very well.  You don't even need to find your receipt as long as you  purchased it from Ann within the last 3 years.

AND, of course, as long as you don't try to cook yours!


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  1. Too funny! And yet so so sad 🙁
    I remember the day my Mom needed more room on the counter so she put the dinner rolls(still in bag) in the oven. Later she preheated the oven without checking inside first and it wasn’t long before we were looking for what was burning. It was cheaper than the Big Shot but pretty stinky.

  2. Sorry about the Big Shot, but glad you are all safe. I’d be lost with out mine!!

  3. Woops!!!! I think I will keep mine far far away from my stove. Thank God your safe!

  4. Oh dear!

  5. At least you have a great story to tell! 🙂 I would call SU anyway… you never know!!

  6. Funny, but not funny! I would have freaked out.

    I usually do not burn my food, it just is always late coz’ I am playing upstairs in the studio and it makes my boyfriend so irritated.

    Enjoy your new Big Shot and keep it off the stove!

  7. Oh my! You don’t know how many times I’ve burned my food because I get busy with something…but not my Big Shot!

  8. Oh, what a terrible thing to happen! So glad it wasn’t more serious (but that is bad enough!) Ugh, imagine the smell! 🙁

  9. OH NO!!!!! That’s something I might do (especially since my stove is electric!!)

  10. Oh Ann what an awful thing to happen but trying to find the silver lining, you do have a story to tell 🙂

  11. Yikes! Glad it only melted a bit and didn’t catch on fire!

  12. I literally gasped when I saw that! That stinks (in more ways than one)! Good thing it happened during Sale-A-Bration though. Poor little thing!

  13. OMG, this is the first burned Big Shot I have ever seen. I’m glad this is all the damage there was and nothing more serious and there was no fire. (I can see where this may not be covered under the warranty since how to use your Big Shot does not include cooking it).

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