• How to embellish a take away box for Christmas

    Sunday, 30 August, 2015

    Hello Sizzix Friends,
    Silvia here!

    The new Winter Wonderland dies are so amazing.
    Have you already try them?!

    Today another project using them.
    I show you how to embellish a kraft cheap take away box using the Loving Bear die, so lovely!

    You need:
    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Loving Bear (660880)
    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 9PK - Layering Frames (660476)
    Double-sided sticky foam pads
    Double-sided sticky tape

    Take a patterned rectangle or die cut a cardstock with a rectangle die.
    Die cut the frame of Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Loving Bear (660880) using a white cardstock first (to get the frame) and a patterned cardstock after (to get the oval).
    Die cut the bear using Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Loving Bear (660880) and a kraft cardstock.
    Die cut a Christmas quote using a frame die from Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 9PK - Layering Frames (660476).

    Paste the white frame and the polka dots oval on the rectangle using some pieces of double-sided sticky tape.
    Paste the bear on the oval using three sticky pads.
    Paste the Christmas quote above the bear using sticky pads as well.

    Our Christmas decoration is done.
    Now you are able to stick it on the take away box fixing some sticky pads on the rectangle back.

    If you like you can had some ribbon or twine.
    This box will be perfect to fill with sweet treats and give to friends and family.
    I can't wait to be in December!

    Enjoy your sunday!


    *Per i lettori italiani*
    Buongiorno amici creativi,
    Sono Silvia!

    Le nuove fustelle della linea Winter Wonderland sono fantastiche.
    Le avete provate?

    Oggi un nuovo progetto usando proprio loro.
    Vi mostro come decorare una scatola da take away usando la fustella Loving Bear, è stupenda!!

    Ho usato:
    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Loving Bear (660880)
    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 9PK - Layering Frames (660476)
    Cuscinetti biadesivi
    Nastro biadesivo
    Cartoncini assortiti

    Prendete un piccolo rettangolo oppure fustellatelo voi usando una fustella delle dimensioni adatte.
    Fustellate, usando la fustella a cornice del Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Loving Bear (660880) prima un cartoncino bianco (per ottenere la cornice in sé) e poi un catoncino a fantasia per ottenere l'ovale.
    Fustellate l'orso Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Loving Bear (660880) usando un cartoncino kraft.
    Fustellate una frase di Natale usando una delle fustelle a cornice del Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 9PK - Layering Frames (660476).

    Attaccate la cornice bianca e l'ovale a pois sul rettangolo tartan usando alcuni pezzi di nastro biadesivo.
    Incollate l'orso al centro della cornice usando tre cuscinetti biadesivi.
    Incollate la frase di Natale sopra all'orso usando ancora i cuscinetti biadesivi.

    La nostra decorazione di Natale è fatta.
    Non ci resta che applicarla sopra alla scatola e per farlo vi basterà posizionare sul retro del rettangolo alcuni cuscinetti biadesivi.

    Se preferite potete aggiungere un fiocco, un nastro o dello spago.
    Questa scatola è perfetta per essere riempita di dolcetti e regalata agli amici.
    Non vedo l'ora sia Dicembre, si vede?!

    Buona domenica!



  • Decorating A Planner

    Sunday, 30 August, 2015

    I am a bit of a planner nerd at heart and often find new planners to add to my collection. I recently received a spiral bound 'Life Planner' which was fairly blank on the front and back covers, with the exception of some gold lettering.

    So I decided it needed the Sizzix treatment and made some pretty planner decorations for the cover!

    The planner cover is made from a nice cardboard so it was easy to stick decorations to it with some PVA glue. I used a gold and peach colour theme and used some of the cut out shapes to decorate with too.

    Items used include:

    Scrapbooking Papers
    PVA Glue

    A quick and easy DIY to make the planner look a lot prettier. Customising a planner is a great way to put your own style on it too!

    Happy planning!


  • "Carefree Holidays" Layout by gerry van gent

    Saturday, 29 August, 2015

    Happy Sunday Sizzix friends!

    Hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend with your loved ones. 
    For my post today I prepared a layout where I am combining
    fussy cut flowers with gorgeous Sizzix dies.

    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
    660159 Sizzix Paper Punch Large Butterfly
    660500 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Intricate Tribal Florals
    660220 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Mixed Media
    659573 Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die Spring Greenery
    *          *          * 

    Two of the butterflies have 4 layers of punched butterflies.

    Instead of masking I used one of the Mixed Media dies to decorate the background.
    I simply die cut it 4 times and adhered pieces behind the photos.

    One small piece was used in the middle of the stamped circle.

    Graphic 45 pattern papers
    KaiserCraft pattern papers
    The Scrapbook Diaries clear stamps
    Glitz Design Giant rhinestone 
    *        *        *

    Thank you for visiting us today!
    Have a creative Sunday!

  • Birthday Card

    Saturday, 29 August, 2015

    Hello there,

    I hope you enjoy your weekend. Today I want to inspire you with the flowers Daisies from SIZZIX on a birthday card.

    I think flower Dies you can never have enough. This one is so wonderful filigree.
    I put it together with a brad or a eyelet. Both is really nice.

    For this card I had used my Big Shot Plus, and the SIZZIX BigZ Flower, Daisies # 654981.

     I put few leaves in the background and punched one of the branches out of vellum.
    The sentiment is in german language. 'Viel Glück' means ' Good Luck'.

    I hope you will like it.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  • You make me happy with watercolors

    Saturday, 29 August, 2015

    Hey everyone,
    today I have a card for you that I made with a lot of watercolors. I can´t get enough of my watercolors. I´m a graphic designer and part of my studies were illustration. And my personal favorite medium to create illustrations was watercolor. You see, every last word in my sentences is "watercolor". :D So, just have a look at my card. I really hope you like it.

    Most of my projects including a lot of pink, but for this card I tried a little bit of more blue to get an other feeling for it. I love how it turned out with the pop of purple. Can you see it?

    Here is my list of supplies I used:
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) #660515
    Sizzix Accessory - Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies #656499
    Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair (Mint) #660522
    Sizzix Thinlits Die - Happy Birds #660497
    White Cardstock, Sequins, Watercolors and a Brush

    Thank you for stopping by and have a nice weekend. :) xo Julia

  • Metal foil flower on a box....

    Friday, 28 August, 2015

    Hello there...

    i love this cute box, that comes with the BigShot Plus Starter kit.
    It is so cute and perfect for small gifts...

    This time i decided to decorate the box with hearts and a metal foil flower.
    I bought this foil a few years agobut i never did anything with it...

    But it so perfect if you want to make flowers.
    It is so easy to form.

    For the flower i took Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2 and the
    cute hearts were made with Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Candy Hearts

    Have a great weekende, Stephanie


    Hallo ihr Lieben...

    ich liebe diese kleine Box, die zusammen mit dem BigShot Plus Starter kit geliefert wurde.
    Sie ist so süß und perfekt für kleine Geschenke...

    Dieses Mal habe ich mich dazu entschieden die Box mit Herzen und einer Blüte aus
    Metall zu verzieren. Ich habe die Metallfolie vor Jahren gekauft und nie etwas damit gemacht...

    Dabei ist sie so perfekt für Blüten.
    Sie lässt sich so toll formen und die Blüten wirken damit gleich viel plastischer.

    Für die Blüte habe ich die Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2 benutzt.
    Und die süßen Herzen habe ich mit dem Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Candy Hearts gemacht.

    Ich wünsche euch ein zauberhaftes Wochenende,
    Liebste Grüße, Steffi

  • My big star - Layout

    Friday, 28 August, 2015

    Hi Sizzix friends!

    A new Friday again and  I want to show you a clean and simple layout I’ve made to remember the birthday of Ferran (my elder son). He celebrated his 11th OMG !!! Time past so fast and I love to capture his smile (for me is the most beautiful smile in the world... mum says).

    To create this layout I’ve used the Fresh Blossom Alphabet designed by Stephanie Ackerman I like this alphabet !!!! The new A4 Field of Diamonds embossing folder, the Heartfelt die and a label die.

    Here are more detailed images:

    Two hearts and the label to start the title of my layout.

    More heartfelts with some shiny ink drops, the diamonds embossment I like it!!!

    Once I’ve die-cut the letters I’ve decorated them in blue with my watercolours and I’ve drawn the line.

    And a piece of burlap!!! I love to use it in my family projects to make it warmer.

    I have used the following Sizzix products:

    I hope you have enjoyed this clean and simple layout.  Thanks for your visit!

    Have a creative and happy Friday!


    ¡Hola a todos!

    De nuevo es viernes y me gustaría enseñaros mi último LO (página) con un estilo muy clean and simple que he realiazado para recordar el cumpleaños de Ferran (mi hijo mayor). Ya tiene 11 años OMG!!! El tiempo pasa volando y  me encanta capturar su sonrisa (para mí la más bonita del mundo... palabra de mamá )

    Para realizar este layout he utilizado el alfabeto Fresh Blossom Alphabet diseñado por Stephanie Ackerman ¡¡¡Me encanta este alfabeto!!! La nueva carpetilla de embossing tamaño A4 Field of Diamonds, el troquel Heartfelt y un troquel de etiqueta.

    Imágenes de los detalles de la página:
    Dos corazones y la etiqueta para empezar el título.
    Más corazones con gotas de tinta brillante, el embossing field diamonds ...me encanta!!! 
    Una vez troqueladas las letras, las he decorado con mis acuarelas en tonos azules y le he dibujado la línea perimetral.
    Y ¡la arpillera! Me encanta utilizarla en los proyectos familiares para aportarle calidez.

  • Creating Curves - part two

    Friday, 28 August, 2015

    Hi, Trudi here from Quilting Prolifically. So last month I made a great start on my curves, not curves quilt.

    18 of these Shoo Fly blocks done, and I was well on my way to getting the other 18 alternate blocks done too!

    This second block is made up of nine patch of 4 1/2" squares.  Plain squares in the corners, and squares made with the Isosceles Triangle die, and 2 1/2" Half Square Triangles to make the center square in square block.

    another set of 18 blocks are done.

    Alternate the blocks in the lay out and hey presto  ... its starting to take shape!

    I barely had enough space on my living room floor to lay this out, So to piece it, I gathered up the rows, stacking the blocks in order and taking them out to my sewing machine in my studio in the garden.  

    (one sure way to get your daily step quota up!)

    As I pieced the rows, I laid them over the long arm, then pieced the rows together.

    I've added a plain border, and this is now ready to quilt.  

    The curves are already visible in the pattern, and not one curve has been sewn.  
    I'm hoping that a little (ok, maybe a lot) of custom quilting in those areas will really enhance the curved effect.  

    Remember, this whole quilt, that is now 82" square, is made from scraps.  I did cut some yardage for the outer border and some of the white areas, but it is all a mish mash of white on whites and very low volume fabrics. 

    So if you have a large pile of scraps, and fancy making your own version of this quilt, these are the dies I used along with my Big Shot Plus

    659838 Bigz Square 4 1/2"
    659832 Bigz Half Square Triangle 4 1/2" pieced
    659853 Bigz L Isosceles & Right 4 1/2" H 
     657611 Bigz Half Square Triangle 2 1/2" pieced

    So, I'll be back next month with the full reveal of how the quilting can really make a difference to enhance those curves.  If your have a go at making thee blocks for your own Curves, Not Curves quilt, please tag me on social media, I'd love to see!

  • Cards - Positive and Negative Die Cuts

    Friday, 28 August, 2015

    Happy Friday everyone, It's Anna posting today.
    I think we all need "Birthday" cards at all time of year and... How many times have you set aside a die-cut shape? Take a tip from this project: I made the positive and negative die cut sentiments using Big Shot Plus and alphabet Alphanumeric.
    I used both the die cut image and the card it was cut from to created these two cards.
    Sizzix big shot Plus cards-title-diecut-titolo-alfabeto-fustelle-by cafecreativo (7)
    From one die cut, I end up with 2 cards and each one of them with a specific technique.
    Here is the first card I made:
    Sizzix big shot Plus cards-title-diecut-titolo-alfabeto-fustelle-by cafecreativo (1)
    The first card uses the negative image, that I cut out from white cardstock.
    Sizzix big shot Plus cards-title-diecut-titolo-alfabeto-fustelle-by cafecreativo (6)
    I glued a strip of floral paper to highlight the word, on the inside card. I stamped the word "birthday" to complete the card. I embellished with a cute daisy that I cut out with two dies (Botanical Bloom collection by Craft Asylum).
    Here is the detail of the front of the card:
    Sizzix big shot Plus cards-title-diecut-titolo-alfabeto-fustelle-by cafecreativo (2)
    I carefully saved the insides of the letters to make my second card...
    Sizzix big shot Plus cards-title-diecut-titolo-alfabeto-fustelle-by cafecreativo (3)
    I mounted it in acetate paper: using the positive of my die cut I glued them back into place, above acetate strip. I created a small window on the front of the card and I attached the acetate.
    I completed the card with a big cupcake (Echo Park collection).
    Sizzix big shot Plus cards-title-diecut-titolo-alfabeto-fustelle-by cafecreativo (4)
    The use of the negative and the positive parts of your die cuts in these 2 cards is simple and fast!
    Sizzix big shot Plus cards-title-diecut-titolo-alfabeto-fustelle-by cafecreativo (5)
    Here are the supplies I used to make these cards:
    acetate paper
    patterned papers
    spray ink
    acrylic paint
    ink pad
    washi tape glitter
    enamel dots
    I hope you enjoyed my project today. Have a great week end, see you next Friday!
    Buon Venerdì a tutti, sono Anna e sono qui con un nuova idea per usare la Big Shot e le fustelle!
    Credo che tutti abbiamo bisogno di biglietti di compleanno durante tutto l'anno e nei giorni di ferie è buona cosa cercare di portarsi avanti, prima che il tran tran quotidiano prenda il sopravvento.
    Così oggi vi mostro un trucchetto per risparmiare tempo ;)
    Prendete spunto da questo progetto, perchè ho cercato di fare due card al prezzo di una! Infatti, ho utilizzato la scritta fustellata con la Big Shot Plus e l'alfabeto Alphanumeric, usando sia il positivo che il negativo. Non si butta via nulla! :D
    Da un solo taglio, ho ottenuto due card differenti, usando per ognuna una tecnica specifica.
    La prima card utilizza l'immagine negativa, visto che i titoli traforati vanno tanto di moda. Ho fustellato la scritta “happy” posizionando le lettere sul biglietto bianco. Ho incollato una striscia di carta a fiori nell'interno, per evidenziare la parola. Ho timbrato la parola "birthday" per completare la scritta. Quindi ho abbellito con un po' di washi tape glitter, una striscia di carta e una deliziosa margherita che ho messo assieme grazie a due fustelle (collezione Botanical Bloom by Craft Asylum). I colori di questa card sono decisamente femminili :)
    Come avrete intuito, ho messo da parte, con attenzione, le lettere fustellate precedentemente per realizzare la mia seconda card.
    Per questo biglietto ho deciso di creare anche qui un effetto ottico “traforato”, per cui ho montato la scritta su acetato: utilizzando il “positivo” ho incollato le lettere sopra la striscia di acetato. Ho creato, quindi, una piccola finestra sul fronte della card, dove ho incollato con biadesivo l'acetato. Ho completato il biglietto di compleanno con una grande e meravigliosa cupcake (fustella della collezione Echo Park), che ho anche embossato e rifinito con un bottone rosso. I colori di questa card diciamo che vanno bene per tutti.
    Ecco che ho già pronte due card per le prossime occasioni!
    Come avete visto l'uso delle parti negative e positive della vostra fustellata, consente di creare due card in modo semplice e veloce. Provateci anche voi e poi fatemi sapere! ;)
    carta da scrapbooking
    inchiostro spray
    colori acrilici
    inchiostro per timbri
    washi tape glitter
    enamel dot
    spillo decorato
    Spero che il mio progetto oggi vi sia piaciuto. Buon week end, ci vediamo qui venerdì prossimo!

  • Snacks with friends

    Thursday, 27 August, 2015

    Hi friends!!
    My daughter is growing up and often she invites her friends to snack. So to cheer the afternoons I invented a small theme parties to make them happy!! I think have succeeded because my daughter was very happy!!
    I used:
    Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit 660515
    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK-Layering Daisy #2

    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 16PK - Card, Birthday Pop-Up

    Pink and white cardstocks
    Create little boxes with box thinlits included in Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit 660515.
    One for nibbles, another for gift!
    and paste on glasses.
    It 's all ready but something is missing .....
     Of course!!!
    Can't fail an invitation card for all lucky little friends!!!
     This is my idea for a invitation card created with 
     And now let's go party!!!!
    Salve amici e ben ritrovati!!
    Mia figlia sta crescendo e spesso invita le sue amichette per la merenda pomeridiana. Così per rallegrare il pomeriggio mi sono inventata un piccolo party a tema per far tutti felici!!
    E credo di esserci riuscita!!
    Per questo progetto ho usato:
    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK-Layering Daisy #2

    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 16PK - Card, Birthday Pop-Up

    Cartoncini bianco e fucsia

    Ho realizzato dell scatoline con la fustella adatta compresa  nel Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit 660515.
    Le ho decorate con il castello incluso in Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 16PK - Card, Birthday Pop-Up.
    Una l'ho usata per gli snacks, l'altra per i regalini da fare alle amiche!
    Ho fustellato i fiori da incollare ai bicchieri.
    A questo punto mancava qualcosa....
    Certo, il biglietto invito!!!

    Provateci anche voi!!!
    Alla prossima


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