Newspaper gift wrap
Sometimes it is very difficult to wrap a masculine gift.Today I want to share this idea with you, because you can wrap a gift for man and use some doilies and ribbons, achieving a delicate but still male package. The secret? Use a neutral color palette, metallic accents and a recycled element, in my case a sheet of newspaper.To make this really cute metallic snowflakes, you only have to die cut some snowflakes out of cardstock and then apply two layers of metallic embossing powder. I have used copper, but the look awesome in gold or silver as well.
Happy Monday!............¡Hola a todos!A veces envolver un regalo para hombre es un poco difícil, por eso hoy quiero compartir esta idea con vosotros. Podéis perfectamente utilizar blondas y cintas en un paquete masculino y conseguir un regalo delicado pero aún así masculino. ¿El secreto? Utilizar una paleta de colores neutra, un detalle metálico y algo reciclado, en mi caso una hoja de periódico.
Para hacer los copos de nieve metalizado solo tenéis que troquelar los copitos de nieve con cartulina y aplicar un par de capas de polvos de embossing metalizados. Yo he utilizado el color cobre, pero quedan preciosos en color dorado o plateado.¡Feliz lunes!
playing with scraps
I've been tidying up my sewing room, or at least I made a start on tidying and then got somewhat distracted by some scraps of soho solids by timeless treasures. I was supposed to be tidying away a lot of my big shot dies that were all sat in a pile too, and before I knew what was happening I'd cut the scraps into hexagons using the 1.25" hexagon die and had english paper pieced a few diamond flowers.
At least my lack of tidying produced something pretty, even though I'm still surrounded by piles of mess and my dies still aren't put away properly! I love the colours in this, it's making me think about starting a quilt in just solids. Which will probably mean my sewing room stays messy for a lot longer!!!If you fancy getting distracted from jobs you should be doing, take a look at the new quilting and applique page on our website. There are loads of downloadable project ideas and tips for you. It's definitely worth a visit, just make sure you have a cuppa with you because you might be there for some time!
A "Merry Christmas" card by Gerry
Happy Sunday Sizzix friends!Today I am sharing another Christmas Card I created forone of my closest friends. Yes, I am still busy with myhand-made Christmas cards - still a few to go :-)The base of the card is made of white cardstock.It`s a double card with a diameter of 12 cm.After adhering the pattern paper a puffy paintwas added to the edges.657900 Sizzix Big Shot machine* * *The Snowflake Frame was cut once from the pattern paper butonly less than the half was used for the card.The snowflakes were covered with puffy paint.I used the Bird Cage die as Christmas ornaments here.They were die cut from both corrugated cardboard and pattern paper.Once adhered on top of each other I added Glossy Accent.Final touch was to add Stickles and the phrases.The little swirl was cut out from the Ornate Hanging Sign.OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:Maja Design - "Vintage Frost Basics" CollectionPrima Marketing - christmas phrases* * *Dutch TranslationFijne Zondag allemaal mijn beste Sizzix vrienden!Vandaag deel ik een kerstkaart met jullie die ik voor eenvan mijn beste vrienden heb gemaakt.Jawel, ik ben nog steeds kerstkaarten aan het makenNog maar een paar te gaan* * *De basis van de kaart is witte cardstock.Het is een dubbele kaart met een diameter van 12cm.Nadat het patroonpapier was bevestigd heb ik puffy paintaan de randen toegevoegd.657900 Sizzix Big Shot machine* * *Het Snowflake Frame was eenmaal uit het patroon papier gestanst,enkel de helft echter is gebruikt voor deze kaart.De sneeuwvlokken zijn ook voorzien van puffy paint.* * *I used the Bird Cage die as Christmas ornaments here.They were die cut from both corrugated cardboard and pattern paper.Once adhered on top of each other I added Glossy Accent.Final touch was to add Stickles and the phrases.* * *Ik heb de Bird Cage stans als gebruikt als kerstdecoratie.Deze zijn gestanst uit zowel golfkarton als patroonpapier.Nadat ze op elkaar zijn bevestigd heb ik Glossy Accent toegevoegd.De final touch waren de Stickles en de phrases.* * *De kleine krul is gestanst uit het Ornate Hanging Sign.* * *Thank you for visiting today!
House Gift Card Folder
Hi everyone! I hope your holiday preparations are moving along. I don't know if it's like this where you live, but we give a lot of gift cards. Our family and friends are spread out all over the country and it's so much easier to mail a small gift card than an actual present. Giving the gift card in an pretty folder like this adds the just right personal touch.
There are lots of other ways to use this die though... If you are not a fan of gift cards, use it to make a fun interactive card- make one for a child and put a special surprise under the door opening. Another way to use it is as a photo frame. I have also cut off the door from matboard to make a nice thick tag.
657378 House Gift Card Folder
656491 Little Sizzles Mat Board, cream
Craffiti Direct Barn Wood stamp by Eileen Hull
XL Cutting Pads
sheet music, seam binding, resin key and lock, snowflake punch, silver and white pens, spray adhesive, Velcro Brand® fastener, brown, aqua, yellow and green ink, hemp
- Use spray adhesive to cover matboard with vintage sheet music on front and back. Die cut House Gift Card Folder.
- Stamp Barn Wood in brown on front and back of folder, but do not stamp on door. Blend yellow, aqua and green inks on door and ink edges with brown.
- Add mini-rickrack to roofline with glue. Die cut or punch 3 silver glitter snowflakes and adhere to point of roof.
- Glue resin door handle to door.
- Stamp the letter B with leaf stamp and fill in with markers and white and silver pen. Tie B to seam binding using fine hemp.
- Add Velcro closure to inside folder at point of roof.
- Add gift card and give!
Thanks for stopping by- see you next time!
Last moment for Christmas Cards!
Hi, I hope you are ok!
December is a very busy but also very enjoyable time: we think more about our family and friends, plan Christmas Day, shop a lot and cook traditional dishes. December is also the most busy time for postmen - this is the month where we send the most greeting cards and gifts!
If you plan to send your handmade cards it is high time - so maybe a couple of ideas will be useful for you?
On the card below I used both my favorite doilies (Thinlits), some Prima flowers and Sizzlits from Brenda Walton. I wanted to create more opaque, matte look so instead of looking for patterned papers I painted some of my white cardstock with acrylic paints before cutting my flower elements. The effect was great!
Before gluing I inked the edges of my leaves and flowers with Distress Ink (Ice Spruce). Doily elements as well as the paper roses were sprayed with mists later - when the project was already glued together. It created interesting, watercolor look. I used shades of delicate gold, silver and cold blue.
Finishing touches were made with adding some metal elements - Prima Mechanicals and a bit of Liquid Pearls from Ranger.
Here is full list of dies used for this project:
- 658731 - Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Holiday Greenery
- 658735 - Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Winter Florals
- 659117 - Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Springtime
- 658947 - Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK - Doily & Doily Border
I wish you all a great, creative week!
Christmas Tree Shaped Box
Hi Everyone! This is Anna.Today it's the 6th of December... Christmas will be here soon and Sizzix have got just the thing for all your papercraft needs: 8 Christmas free paper! The sentiments is included on the free papers, you have an option of cutting it out as a rectangle or to die cut it. I used some this papers for my project today.I am starting to think about Christmas gifts and this year I want them to be handmade, as this little tree treat holder. I think this would be a great table decoration, gift or place card. Don't you think?Here's how I did it...Items used:white cardstockpatterned papersglitter paperwashi tapebakery twine red and whitestrassglue, hot glueHow to make:Use the Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK w/Stamps –Trees, Leafy (658623), the large triangle from this set, and cut out five shapes from cardstock. Cut out four trees from different patterned paper.Adhere the trees above any triangle.Cut out a square. Then adhered all together, placed washi tape along flap, as shown.Embellish any tree box with flower star, snowflake, star, twine, tag with sentiment...Fill tree with little gift or candy, fold up the bottom, and secure flap with washi tape to close.You have a gorgeous yet relatively quick gift box with the help of your Big Shot.I hope this gives you some ideas for quick but beautiful last-minute gifts.Thanks for stopping by...See you next Friday!Ciao! Ecco un nuovo appuntamento con Anna. Oggi è il 6 dicembre... Natale arriverà presto e Sizzix ha scelto di farvi un piccolo regalino, utile per tutti i lavori di papercraft: 8 carte natalizie stampabili gratis! Frasi e tag sono incluse, si ha la possibilità di tagliarle a mano o con una fustella. Quindi non potevo non usare alcune queste carte per il mio progetto oggi!Sto iniziando a pensare ai regali di Natale e quest'anno vorrei tanto fossero fatti a mano. Adoro fare regali handmade, ma per mancanza di tempo molto spesso non ci riesco... quindi rimedio almeno con il packaging!Come questi piccoli alberelli, che sono anche delle scatoline dove nascondere un mini pensierino. Penso che sarebbero belli anche per decorare la tavola delle Feste, da usare come segnaposti. Non credete?Ecco come ho fatto...Materiali:cartoncino biancocarta fantasiacarta glitternastro decorativo (washi tape)spago rosso e biancostrasscolla, colla a caldoProcedimento:Utilizzare i Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK w/Stamps –Trees, Leafy (658623), il triangolo grande e fustellare cinque forme di cartoncino. Con la stessa fustella tagliare poi quattro alberi da carte fantasia differenti.Incollare gli alberi sopra ogni triangolo.Con i Framelits tagliare un quadrato. Poi unire tutti i pezzi insieme usando del washi tape lungo i lembi, come mostrato in foto, fino ad avere la scatolina piramidale.Abbellire la scatolina per farla assomigliare ad un albero di Natale, usando altre forme fustellate come fiore-stella, fiocco di neve, stellina, spago, etichette, scritte, strass...Riempire l'alberello con un piccolo regalo o caramelle, chiudere la parte inferiore e fissare con washi tape.Così avete un piccolo contenitore per il vostro regalo, relativamente rapido da fare con l'aiuto della vostra Big Shot!Spero che questo progettino vi possa dare alcune idee per regali/decorazioni veloci e last-minute...Alla prossima!
Christmas cards for kids !Hello!Let’s start December with a crafting activity for kids! I had fun realizing beautiful greeting cards with my son and nieces! A nice idea of activity for a rainy Saturday morning.They started by choosing their favourite dies! Here is their 100% Christmas selection!659378 Sizzix Framelits dies set 6PKw/stamps-Snowman Blueprint658276 Sizzix Framelits dies set 8PKw/stamps-Merry Christmas Tree659377 Sizzix Framelits dies set 5PKw/stamps-Retro ChristmasMaterial:Cardstock: American CraftsWhite paperBlack Versafine ink, Chalk Prima inkVersamarkEmbossing powder: American CraftsFelt-tip pens: StabiloA snow man, a Santa and a Christmas tree! Good taste, don’t you think?I gave them some cardstock, black, green and red ink pads, Versamark (I sacrificed this pad!), turquoise and gold embossing powder and colourful felt-tip pens.Each of them printed the chosen pattern. Then they had fun using the Big Shot to cut their shapes. Even Noelie who is 5 managed to cut her dies properly!Then they added colours to their dies and glued them on cardstock. The title is made the same way. It was a good way to review their english vocabulary or to work on their handwriting!Colourful and creative cards which will be sent to family this month to wish them all a Merry Christmas!Thank you Sizzix for this good moment spent with my family!KarineBonjour !Commençons le mois de décembre avec une activité manuelle pour les enfants ! Je me suis amusée avec mon fils et mes nièces à leur faire faire de jolis cartes de voeux ! Une jolie activité pour un samedi matin pluvieux.Ils ont tout d'abord choisi leurs dies préférés ! Voici leur sélection 100% Noël !659378 Sizzix Framelits dies set 6PKw/stamps-Snowman Blueprint658276 Sizzix Framelits dies set 8PKw/stamps-Merry Christmas Tree659377 Sizzix Framelits dies set 5PKw/stamps-Retro ChristmasMatériel :Cardstock : American CraftsPapier blancEncre Versafine noire, Chalk PrimaVersamarkPoudre à embosser : American CraftsFeutres : StabiloUn bonhomme de neige, un Père Noël et un bon sapin ! Ils ont bon goût n'est ce pas ?J'ai mis à leur disposition du cardstock, des encres rouge verte et noire, de la Versamark (que j'ai sacrifié !!!), de la poudre à embosser turquoise et dorée et des feutres de couleur.Chacun a tamponné son motif, puis ils se sont amusés à découper eux-mêmes à la Big Shot leur formes. Même Noélie 5ans a réussi ses découpes !Ensuite, ils ont coloriés leur découpes, nous les avons ensuite collés sur du cardstock. Le titre est fait de la mêmes façon, une façon de réviser l'anglais ou encore écrit manuellement !Des cartes colorées et créatives qui seront envoyées à la famille en ce mois de Décembre pour souhaiter à tous un Joyeux Noël !Merci Sizzix pour ce bon moment en famille !Karine
I have been creating some clean, simple, graphic projects of late so I decided that it's time to get a little bit messy again using one of my favourite products, namely Treasure Pewter Wax Gilt which comes in a little glass jar and lasts forever (ish).
Last Year Tim Holtz designed a stunning Bigz Poinsettia Die and a set of Texture Fades folders, one of which coordinates with the poinsettia flowers to add stunning detail. I wanted to go with a black and white colour palette using the silver/pewter gilt to add the texture.
To create the background I used another of Tim's classic Christmas Texture Fades featuring a pine branch and my old favourite Decorative Strip die Vintage Lace also by Mr Holtz.
I started by die cutting the three sizes of petals from light chipboard before adding the embossed texture with the coordinating Texture Fades folder and gently curling the petals. Next I painted each die cut using Black acrylic paint which dries really quickly.The Treasure Pewter is has an oddly pleasing waxy texture and smells of shoe polish, all you need to do is dip your finger in the pot and lightly brush over the textured petals, you can do this with a soft cloth but I like the smell!Next I cut a small cross in the centre of the smallest flower using a craft knife and took some silver pearl flower stamens which I threaded through the cross in the centre before trimming away the excess cotton loops.Finally, I mounted them onto the centre of the medium flower using a hot glue gun which was mounted in turn onto the centre of the largest flower.I cut a rectangle of quality, heavyweight black card ( I always use Inspire me Papers card stock) measuring 105 x 140mm and embossed the pine leaves before adding the pewter wax gilt a little at a time until the desired effect was achieved. I couldn't resist a bit of bling so I added a random smattering of ivory, silver and black adhesive pearls with a few clear diamanté gems for good measure.Before mounting the flower onto my white base card (180 x 140mm) I wanted to create a lace border trim so I took a strip of the same black card that I used for the background and scrunched it into a ball 5 or 6 times (very therapeutic!) before flattening it out and die cutting my strip of lace.I then took the lace die cut and applied the wax gilt before trimming to size and attaching to the base card together with the other elements.Really easy, great fun and if you haven't discovered these waxes you should check them out, there are many different styles, brands and colours on the market, they don't come cheap but they last for years and years. They are a great way of bringing a touch of vintage class to your favourite die cuts and embossing folders too.
Today I would like to show you a clean and simple layout with a lot of white color.
Big Shot Machine (657900)
Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Card Phrases Set #2 (657523)
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Flights of Fancy (658334)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK - Doily & Doily Border (658947)I cut beautiful doily using Doily & Doily Border dies set. Also I cut butterflies using Flights of Fancy and Card Phrases Set #2 dies sets. To make my butterflies more airy I cut them from vellum.
Have a nice day!
Всем привет!Сегодня я с новой страничкой, которую мне захотелось сделать очень легкой и воздушной, с обилием белого цвета. Для создания странички я вырезала красивую салфетку из набора Doily & Doily Border. Так же я вырезала из кальки бабочек, используя наборы Flights of Fancy и Card Phrases Set #2. За счет того, что бабочки были вырезаны из кальки, они получились легкими и воздушными, как будто только что присели на страничку.Материалы:Big Shot Machine (657900)
Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Card Phrases Set #2 (657523)
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Flights of Fancy (658334)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK - Doily & Doily Border (658947)Всем хорошего дня!
Christmas Paper Inspiration
This week I have made some Christmas cards using the gorgeous free Sizzix Christmas Paper Downloads. The colours are really fresh and contemporary and I think you will agree that they are a refreshing alternative to the more traditional papers that are widely available. although they are modern I also feel that they are quite reminiscent of the 1950's which I absolutely love. I have selected dies which I think work perfectly with the papers because they are crisp and geometric but they would work equally well with more traditional Christmas motifs.The downloadable paper collection includes a sheet of embellishments which include decorative borders and sentiments such as this cute 'Merry Christmas' message. I have created an aperture in this card with a circle Framelit and edged this by creating a frame using a scallop circle Framelit.The self-adhesive gems bring the cards to life for some reason, well I guess we all like a little sparkle at Christmas time.The Flowers, Star Framelit set comes with Stamps and although it is a little difficult to see in the photograph, I chose a silver, metallic ink to stamp the motif onto white card before cutting it out. I have attached the elements using foam pads which really add dimension to the finished cardMy ever trusty circle Framelits have come into their own on yet another project here, there are some dies that I could not live without and basic shapes such as circles are one of those items that I always have to hand! I have offset the die-cut starburst shapes and embellished each with a gem, simple but effective I hope you'll agree.Thinking about the usefulness of craft items has made me wonder what three things you wouldn't be able to live without when you are busy crafting, I would love to know!
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