I've really enjoyed using my Big Shot! Here is a Christmas banner I created with the Pennant Die from Stampin' Up! I even added some bling to the chipboard letters with glittery embossing powder. Simply cover the chipboard with white craft ink and pour on Iridescent Ice embossing powder while wet, then heat to set.
Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up! unless noted): Big Shot, Pennant Die, Ski Slope Designer Series Paper, On Board Letters, Little Felt Flurries, White Craft Ink, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, heat tool, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pretties kit, 5/8" Chocolate Grosgrain ribbon, silver cord.