• Happy Summer Pillow Box

    Sunday, 5 July, 2015

    Good afternoon Sizzix Friends!
    Today I'd like to share with you a new pretty gift package idea.
    I decided to use two colours perfect for summer: neon yellow and light teal.
    They are so wonderful mixing together!

    Let's start!

    You need:
    Sizzix Accessory - Premium Crease Pad, Extended (656159) (I've the Extended size but Stardard size is okay too!)
    Neon yellow cardstock
    Teal glitter cardstock
    Double-sided tape
    Stripped ribbon
    Alphabet stickers
    Multi-sized hole punch
    Die cut a start  from Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK - Stars using a neon yellow cardstock.
    Die cut the pillow box using Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Pillow Box w/LabelsSizzix Accessory - Premium Crease Pad, Extended and the same cardstock used before paying attention to the start position.
    Cut a piece of teal glitter cardstock and fix it behind the star with some pieces of double-sided tape.
    Arrenge the pillow box using double-sided tape.
    Realize two hole on the box using the multi-sized hole punch and then close the box.
    Take a white card and die cut the word Hello from Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Happiness Phrases.
    Add some stickers in order to compose the word Summer.
    Cut a piece of neon yellow cardstock and fix it behind the card using the double-sided tape.
    Realize a hole on the card with the multi-sized hole punch.
    Add a stripped ribbon in the three hole (two on the box and one on the card).
    Make a knot and a box.
    Cut the excess of ribbon.
    That's it!
    Hope you enjoy it!
    Happy Sunday!


    *Per i lettori italiani*
    Buon pomeriggio!
    Oggi vorrei condividere con voi una nuova idea di confezionamento.
    Ho deciso di utilizzare due colori perfetti per l'estate: giallo fluo e ottanio chiaro.
    Li trovo bellissimi abbinati tra loro.
    Iniziamo subito!
    Ho usato:
    Sizzix Accessory - Premium Crease Pad, Extended (656159) (io ho la versione estesa ma quella di dimensioni Stardard va ugualmente bene!)
    Cartoncino giallo neon
    Cartoncino ottanio glitterato
    Nastro biadesivo
    Nastro a righe ottanio e bianco
    Adesivi alfabeto
    Fustellare una stella del Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK - Stars usando un cartoncino giallo neon.
    Fustellare la scatola a busta usando Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Pillow Box w/Labels , Sizzix Accessory - Premium Crease Pad, Extended e usando lo stesso cartoncino usato in precedenza facendo attenzione alla posizione della stella.
    Tagliare un pezzo di cartoncino glitterato ottanio e fissarlo sul retro del ritaglio stella usando del nastro biadesivo.
    Componete la scatola usando del nastro biadesivo.
    Realizzare due buchi sulla scatola usando la perforatrice posizionata sul foto più grande e infine chiudere la scatola.
    Prendere un biglietto di cartoncino e fustellare la scritta Hello presente nel Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Happiness Phrases.
    Aggiungere alcuni adesivi fino a comporre la parola Summer.
    Tagliare un pezzo di cartoncino giallo neon nella stessa dimensione del biglietto bianco e posizionarlo sul retro fissandolo con il nastro biadesivo.
    Realizzare un foto sul biglietto con la perforatrice.
    Aggiungere alla scatola un nastro a righe inserendolo nei 3 buchi (due sulla scatola e uno sul biglietto).
    Fare un nodo e infine un fiocco.
    Tagliare l'eccesso di nastro.
    Cosa ne pensate?
    Semplice ma carino, no?!
    Buona domenica!


  • "BFF" Cards by Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 5 July, 2015

    Hello Sizzix Friends

    I hope you all enjoy a sunny and relaxing Sunday!
    Here, in the Netherlands, we are so lucky to have a good start
    to the season - the sun is shining and it feels like a real Summer :-)

    For my post today I would like to share two cards I created for my
    daughter's best friends. On the last school day she wanted to give
    them a small present with a card... and this is where I got involved ;-)
    BFF cards
    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
    NEW 660434 Sizzix Thinlits Die Spring Garden #3 by Craft Asylum
    660473 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Trim #2 by Craft Asylum
    660218 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Handwritten Love by Tim Holtz 
    658554 Sizzix Sizzlits Dec. Strip Alphabet Die Wanted  by Tim Holtz
    *         *        *

    Cards Size: 12cm x 12cm

    I placed the Spring Garden #3 die in the middle of the front
    of the card and die cut it. After that I removed the excess leftover
    cuts and attached back the Spring Garden #3 die to the window card.
    Girl Bff

    Boy Bff

    I adhered a square pattern paper inside the card.

    I decorated the die-cut flowers with sugar dots.

    I used one of the Decorative Trim #2 dies by Craft Asylum 
    to make a frame round the square.

    For the letters I used one of the alphabet dies from our Essentials Range -
    The  Wanted   alphabet by Tim Holtz.
    Each letter was die cut twice -  from light/dark brown cardstock.
    The dark die-cut letter I used as shadow.
    I gave a "painted" look by using a white pen.

    Prima Marketing pattern paper; sugar dots
    Gray cardstock - cards
    Light/Dark brown cardstock - letters
    *         *         *

    Have a creative Sunday!

  • Chalkboard Flower Pots

    Sunday, 5 July, 2015

    I adore having fresh flowers in my home. Here in my home city of Cambridge, we have a wonderful flower market where I buy tulips in the Spring and peonies in the Summer. I think Peonies look so delicate and the petals almost paper like.

    Today I want to share with you a simple DIY for some chalkboard flower pots - perfect for displaying blooms in your home. I started with my Big Shot Plus machine and the Bigz dies which are my favourite to use.

    You will need:

    • Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (includes Bigz flower die)
    • Flower pots or jars (I spray painted mine white)
    • Chalkboard paint
    • Heavy white card stock
    • Paintbrushes
    • Mod Podge
    • Chalk or chalkboard pen
    • Flowers!

    I cut out flower shapes from the card stock using the Bigz die.

    I then painted each flower shape with one coat of the chalkboard paint. Before painting, I like to tape the shapes to something so they don't move around.

    Once the shapes were dry, I used the Mod Podge to adhere them to each flower pot. 

    You can use chalk or chalkboard pens to write the name of the flowers or maybe even a message if you want to give the flower pot as a gift. You could even use this idea for herb pots as well. 

    I love how simple these pots are and chalkboard paint is definitely one of my favourite craft supplies. 

    What do you think? The roses are fake, so if you never remember to water flowers they are a great option and look realistic. 

    I hope you have a wonderful Sunday full of flowery happiness!

  • Summer Birds

    Saturday, 4 July, 2015

    Hi there,
    today I made a summer decoration for the garden. I like it when something nice is blowing and waving in the trees. This summer I have chosen cute, little summer birds.

    All you need is your favourite paper, strong cardboard, matching feathers, sequins and beads, a small branch, yarn and cord.
    Of course, the most important thing is your Big Shot Plus and from the ...

    The cardboard is glued on both sides with the birds, so the Mobile can rotate in all directions.

    The birds are so lovely, that I decided to put also one of them onto my pencilbox.

    Do you like it?

    Have a nice weekend!

  • Birthday Set with new printable from Sizzix

    Saturday, 4 July, 2015

    Hey crafty people out there,
    I hope you had a beautiful week? It´s reeeeeaaaally hot here in Germany the last days and it will be for the next week. But I can´t stop crafting? Are you with me? ;) 

    On the Sizzix Facebook Site you can find a link to a new awesome set of free pattern to print at home. I printed them on Vellum and I loooooove how it turned out. All the little cute hearts, it´s so lovely. :) And be sure to follow Sizzix on Facebook to get the newest infos and a loooot of crafty inspirations. But ok, you wanna see what I made with this printable? Scroll down. ;)

    We are invited to a birthday party tonight and I can´t wait to give this cute birthday set to the birthdaygirl. A card is an absolutely MUST for birthdays and because she will get a voucher, I made a fitting box with the Big Shot Plus Starter Kit.

    The list of supplies:

    Cardstock, sentiment stamps, needle and some twine, felt, vellum to print the pattern on

    I love that the butterfly on the card could sit on the flower on the box. ;) I used felt for the flower and the butterfly to create a little more depth and structure on this birthday set.

    I thought it´s a little bit boring just to glue the die cuted circles on the card, so I took some twine and a needle to add a cute element.

    Do you like this set? And what about the Sizzix pattern? I think it´s perfect for so many reasons. I think I will make some wedding cards with it in the future.

    Have a nice weekend everybody, xo Julia


    Hallo ihr Lieben,
    mir ist so warm. Ich hoffe ihr verzeiht mir das ich heute keinen deutschen Text schreibe. *puh* Aber vielleicht reiche ich ihn nach. ;) Habt ein wundervolles Wochenende, xo Julia

  • Floral card 2

    Friday, 3 July, 2015

    Hi readers!!!
    Today post on Friday, sorry!!
    I love flowers and today I propose you another version to make a floral card.
    I used:
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit 660515
    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles, Scallop
    Sizzix Bigz Die-Flower Layers & Leaf #2
    Glue and hot glue
    Golden cardstock
    Find the center and create some petals, curl outwards.
    Die cut many petals using bigz included in Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit 660515.
    Create roses pasting petals with hot glue.
    Die cut three corners.
    Assemble all. 

    Have a nice weekend!!!!
    Ciao a tutti! Oggi post di venerdì!
    Sono stata poco bene e non ho potuto lavorare, mi scuso con tutti voi!!!
    Come ben sapete amo i fiori e oggi vi propongo una nuova versione per una card floreale.
    Per questo progetto ho usato:
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit 660515
    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles, Scallop
    Sizzix Bigz Die-Flower Layers & Leaf #2
    Colla e colla a caldo
    Fustellate un cerchio merlettato usando la fustella più grande fra quelle presenti in Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles, Scallop. Trovate il centro e tagliate dei petali, poi arricciateli verso l'esterno.
    Fustellate dei petali rosa usando la Bigz presente nello Starter Kit. Realizzate le rose tridimensionali.
    Fustellate le foglie usando Sizzix Bigz Die-Flower Layers & Leaf #2. Fustellate gli angolini con le fustelle adatte già presenti nel Kit della Big Shot Plus.
    Assemblate il tutto come ho fatto io!!
    Alla prossima!!!


  • 3D-Dahlia on top of a Box....

    Friday, 3 July, 2015

    Hi there,

    Today i want to show you how to make this 3-D- Dahlia... It is so easy.
    But it looks so beautiful....and its made out of  a Daisy Die

    All you for the Dahlia-Box is:
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray)
    (out of it the Box Thinlit and the Textured Impressions Plus Embossing Folder (Dots))
    Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower, Daisies
    Sizzix Bigz Die - Garden Greens

    You need a lot of Daisy of each size....
    and you need to roll up each petal - i took my fingernail for this.

    I took yellow paper for the ovary...

    And then i put them all on a brad....

    Together with a green leave (Sizzix Bigz Die - Garden Greens)
    i put it onto the box (I embossed the box with the Textured Impressions Plus Embossing Folder (Dots) out of the Big Shot Plus Starter Kit)...


    have a great weekend, Stephanie


    Hallo Ihr Lieben,

    heute möchte ich euch die Dahlienblüte zeigen, die ich aus lauter Gänseblümchen-Dies
    gemacht habe...

    Was ihr dafür braucht:
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray)
    (daraus das Box Thinlit und den Textured Impressions Plus Embossing Folder (Dots))
    Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower, Daisies
    Sizzix Bigz Die - Garden Greens

    Ihr braucht jede Menge der Gänseblümchen von jeder Größe.
    Die einzelnen Blütenblätter rollt ihr au - ich hab das gleich mit dem Fingernagel gemacht.
    Für den Blütenstempel habe ich gelbes Papier benutzt.

    Und dann alle auf ein  Brad gesteckt - zusammen mit etwas Grünzeug
    Auf die Box geklebt (die habe ich vorher mit dem Embossing-Folder aus dem 
    Big Shot Plus Starter Kit embossed) und fertig ist die Box.

    Ich wünsch euch ein hübsches Wochenende, Steffi

  • Baby Shower favours

    Friday, 3 July, 2015

    Hi Sizzix friends!

    Today I have prepared a couple of little boxes filled with sweets which are perfect for a Baby Shower as a party favours. Let me show you the boxes:

    As you can see, I have used a combination of two colours which complement one another. I have alternated the colours in different details of the boxes to create a beautiful set.

    Here are the materials you need to die-cut:

    Blue, kraft and white cardstock, scrapbooking papers, the oval cards Framelits, the bodysuit Thinlit, the candy hearts embossing folder and the box and card die.

    And here are the steps to create this cute set!

     Die-cut the boxes and two cards for each box, one for the cover 
    and the other to go inside the box.

     Draw a line using a white gel pen before embossing the top card. 

     Die-cut the bodysuits and make your own combination of colours and patterns and
     glue the pieces on the cover of the box.

     And now the sweets bag:.

     I have prepared a sweets bag to go inside the box. I have used the second card 
    I’ve die-cut as a background for the sweets bag.

     To close the sweets bag I’ve die-cut these Framelits,

    fold it and make two holes using a hole puncher.

    Attach the bag to the card using a baker twine. To prevent the bag from moving, 
    you can use double-sided tape to fix it in place.  

    More details of this set:

    I have used the following Sizzix products:

    I hope you have enjoyed this set of boxes to use as a party favour. Thanks for your visit!

    Have a creative and happy Friday!


    ¡Hola a todos!

    Hoy he preparado un par de cajitas pensadas para un Baby Shower o un bautizo y que perfectamente podemos utilizar como detalle para los asistentes. Pero mejor os las enseño. 

    Como se puede ver, he utilizado una combinación de dos colores que se complementan muy bien. He ido alternando los elementos jugando con los colores para conseguir este conjunto.

    Estos son los materiales que he troquelado: cartulina azul, blanca y kfrat, papel para scrapbooking, los Framelits oval cardsThinlit de bodyla carpetilla de embossing de corazones y el troquel de caja con tarjeta.

    Estos son los pasos para realizar este bonito conjunto:
    • Troquelar la caja y dos tarjetas para cada caja. Una será para la cubierta y la otra irá en el interior.
    • Dibuja una línea alrededor de la tarjeta de la cubierta antes de realizar el embossing.
    • Troquelar los bodies y realizar la combinación que más os guste de color y estampado. Fijar el conjunto en la caja.
    Y ahora el contenido de la caja:
    • Rellenar una bolsa con los dulces. Y utilizar la segunda de las tarjetas como de fondo para la bolsa.
    • Para cerrar la bolsa troquelar estes etiquetas.
    • Doblar por la mitad y realizar dos agujeros con la perforadora.
    • Realizar una lazada para unir el conjunto. Para evitar el movimiento podéis añadir puntos de celo de doble cara.

    Más detalles del conjunto:

  • Summer Mini album using Big Shot Plus Starter Kit

    Friday, 3 July, 2015

    Hi everyone, it’s Anna here today, sharing a layout Sizzix.
    I adore the new Sizzix Big Shot Plus starter Kit! Not only can you use these for box, layout, cards, but I’m going to show you how to use this kit to create a cute mini album.
    mini album - tutorial - scrapbooking - scrap - big shot sizzix - by cafecreativo (1)
    mini album - tutorial - scrapbooking - scrap - big shot sizzix - by cafecreativo (2)
    I have started from two A4 sheets. I used the Big Shot Plus and the box die, included on the Starter Kit, two cut out two shapes from white cardstock.
    mini album - tutorial - scrapbooking - scrap - big shot sizzix - by cafecreativo (3)
    Then, I cutted the unwanted areas and I combined the two shapes, as seen.
    And once I had the album base created, the fun starts! I created the "hello" with Craft Asylum die and some embellishments with other dies from Starter Kit.
    A simple and fast way to realize a nice mini album!
    mini album - tutorial - scrapbooking - scrap - big shot sizzix - by cafecreativo (4)
    Hope you like it and I inspired you to create something pretty with your Big Shot Plus Starter Kit! Believe me, you won´t regret buying it! ;)
    mini album - tutorial - scrapbooking - scrap - big shot sizzix - by cafecreativo (5)
    Thanks so much for visiting me today
    Items used:
    photos (cm 5,5x5,5)
    cardstock (white, glitter...)
    patterned papers (We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts, Echo Park)
    washi tape
    Per le amiche italiane! :)
    Ciao a tutti, sono Anna e sono qui oggi per condividere un nuovo progetto creato con i prodotti Sizzix.
    Il nuovo Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit mi piace tantissimo, non lo posso negare! La macchina e le fustelle incluse, non sono solo utili per creare scatoline, tag, biglietti, ma vi mostrerò come utilizzare questo kit anche per creare un mini album scrap davvero tascabile, da tenere in borsa, ma anche adatto per essere regalato.
    - Sono partita da due fogli di cartoncino ritagliati in formato A4. Ho usato la Big Shot Plus e la fustella “scatola”, inclusa nello Starter Kit, per tagliare due sagome dal cartoncino bianco (senza la parte del coperchio).
    - Poi, ho tagliato le parti che non mi servivano (linguette ecc) ed ho unito le due forme, come si può vedere dalle foto.
    - Una volta creato la base del mini album, comincia il divertimento! Ho creato la scritta interna con la fustella Craft Asylum ed alcuni abbellimenti con altre fustelle dello Starter Kit.
    - Un po' di cordoncino tiene chiuso l'album, quando viene ripiegato e lo rende tascabile.
    Ecco dunque un modo semplice e veloce per realizzare un mini album scrap.
    Spero che vi sia piaciuto e che vi abbia ispirato a creare qualcosa di divertente con il nuovo Big Shot Plus Starter Kit! Credetemi, non vi pentirete di acquistarlo! ;)
    Grazie per la visita
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) (660515) (macchina formato A4+fustelle+carte)
    foto (cm 5,5x5,5)
    carta fantasia scrap (We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts, Echo Park)
    washi tape

  • Summer's here - Flowers a plenty

    Thursday, 2 July, 2015

    Phew - it's raining, very gently - but it has made the temperature drop a little. Now don't get me wrong I love the summer - but it is nice that it's cool enough today for me to be able to think straight!
    So I thought I'd have a little fun and see how fabric printing with sponges cut into flower shapes would work - now obviously I've used the amazing Bigz Dies and Big Shot Plus Machine  -http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/660020/sizzix-big-shot-plus-machine-only-white-gray because it's the one I have at home.
    So I used the Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaves by Dena Designs™ - 657690 to cut the sponges -

    Choose a sponge that is between 1.5cm and 2cm deep - you can use the sponge with scourer attached but buy economy as the more expensive ones are too thick to cut well, but you are more limited on the size shape you can cut -
    I had planned to decorate some t-shirts for my grandchildren - but decided to see how it all worked on some plain cotton. so I laid out newspaper and then plain paper on my dining room table and selected some fabric dyes, along with some plates, and plenty of kitchen roll I was ready to roll!
    I decided to start with the daisy flower and some blue die -
    as you can see the flower on the left in the picture is a bit mis-shappen because I pressed too hard on the sponge - but that can be covered or disguised as we progress.
    I added a darker blue using the same flower shape, and then decided to use the large flower shape with pink - and I don't think I like it - so I'll cover that later -
    so I added some more daisies in a deeper pink and tried over dyeing one of the paler pink flowers.
    I also tried a leaf shape - but there was too much dye on the sponge and it's just a blob -
    When there was less dye on the sponge it was much better -
    but when I tried over dyeing a blue daisy with a yellow circle for the centre - oops!!
    so I decided to add the yellow as petals -
    Why am I showing you this when some of it clearly hasn't worked too well - it's because I want to show  you next week how I have managed to redeem it. I went to a silk painting class a few years ago and the teacher was amazing at showing us how to redeem our mistakes or disasters! and so I want to encourage you too.
    So next week I hope to have added some net or voile, and some embroidery to enhance and to conceal - will it work - I don't  know yet - we'll all have to wait and see!!
    Until next week enjoy the summer sun.

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