• Embellish a linen bag with a tag

    Sunday, 2 August, 2015

    Hello Sizzix Friends,
    another sunday is here!
    I love wrapping gifts up using linen bags.
    They are so useful and I love decorating them in every way.
    Today I want to show you how embellish them with a cardboard tag.

    You need:
    Linen bag
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only (White & Gray) (660020)
    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK - Hearts (657561)
    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 102PK - Alphanumeric (1" Tall) (660210)
    Kraft Cardboard
    Hole punch

    My tips:
    - Realize two hole in the tag instead of one.
    In this way you will be able to close the linen bag with a cotton ribbon while fixing the tag on the bag. 
    - Create several tags with different wishes (love, laught, live, dream...)
    Wrap some presents up using the tags and you guest will choose the package with its favourite wish.

    Enjoy your sunday!

    *Per i lettori italiani*
    Buon pomeriggio a tutti!
    Adoro confezionare piccoli sacchetti di stoffa e ancora di più renderli personali decorandoli ogni volta in modo diverso.
    Oggi vi mostro come ho abbellito l'ultima volta un sacchetto regalo.
    Il tutorial è estremamente facile.
    Ho usato:
    Sacchettino di stoffa
    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK - Hearts (657561)
    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 102PK - Alphanumeric (1" Tall) (660210)
    I miei suggerimenti:
    - Create nella tag di cartoncino due fori anziché uno.
    In questo modo riuscirete a chiudere il sacchetto con il nastro di cotone e contemporaneamente ad applicare la tag.
    - Create diverse tag con diverse scritte e confezionate tanti diversi sacchettini per i vostri ospiti.
    Ognuno sceglierà il proprio in base all'augurio che preferisce (sorridi, sogna, ama, auguri, vivi, ecc..)

    A domenica prossima!


  • Gift Bag by Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 2 August, 2015

    Happy Sunday Sizzix friends!
    Today I am sharing a gift bag I created by using
    once again products by Sizzix - dies, a punch and 
    Free Colouring Download Papers. Hope you'll enjoy!

    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
    659197 Sizzix Movers & Shapers XL Die Bag w/Flap
    660159 Sizzix Paper Punch Butterfly, Large
    660500 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Intricate Tribal Flowers
    660485 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Layering Daisy #2
    657551 Sizzix Framelits Die Set Circles
    *         *        *

    My very first step was to die cut the bag. 

    By the original Bag belongs a flap which I removed so
    I can create my own (hand)bag.
    I added two strings which I used for the handles.

    This is how it looks like the original
    659197 Sizzix Movers & Shapers XL Die Bag w/Flap

    I distressed the edges with green ink pad and prepared my embellies.
    I used the matching Circles die to die cut the "present" and I 
    coloured it in with Copic markers.

    I love that Daisy die - no wonder I often use it on my projects :-)

    Imaginarium Designs chipboard
    Prima Marketing Sugar Dots
    Prima Marketing/Ingvild Bolme Distress Ink pads
    Copic Markers 
    *        *        *

    Have a very creative Sunday!

  • Send A Positive Postcard

    Sunday, 2 August, 2015

    Snail mail is my jam. Ever since I was 7, I've had a penpal and I love putting together stationery packages for friends. My Dad and I always make sure to send postcards when we travel, but I also love the idea of sending postcards just for fun.

    So today I'm sharing some positive postcards if you want to make some too!

    Supplies used:

    I used a gel pen and a ruler to mark out the address and postcard sections on the card stock.

    I'm looking forward to sending these! If you're not into sending mail you could also use them as larger journalling cards or notecards.

    I hope you all have a crafty week ahead!

  • Flower Basket

    Saturday, 1 August, 2015

    Hi there,

    today it's Saturday and I'm invited to my girlfriends birthday party.
    I looked for a nice flower bouquet and made one by myself with the nice BigZ Native Florals by Craft Asylum.

    I used different Cardstocks in nice suitable colors, a stapler, some gluedots, a glue gun, some brads for the decoration and my big shot plus.

    Have a look.... here is a overview of the making-off:

    I hope you and my girlfriend will like it.

    Have a nice weekend, see you next saturday!

  • Hello Unicorn

    Saturday, 1 August, 2015

    Hey everyone,
    this week I wanna show you a simple card that I made with the new Bigz Die Tribal Hearts from Craft Asylum. I love the textured hearts. It is so easy to combine pretty colors and give them all a special look.

    The unicorn and sentiment is printed on a journaling card that I found in my stash. I attached it to the blank card and added all the hearts in pretty pink and orange, but the hearts in the middle are made with gold foil.

    The white "hello" is an easy way to get attention, especially with the copper twine in the background. It looks a little bit like unicorn hair, right? ;)

    List of supplies:
    Sizzix Bigz Die - Tribal Hearts #660495
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) #660515
    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Happiness Phrases #660804
    Blank card, Cardstock in your favorite colors, glue and a journaling card of your choice

    I hope you like my card. What kind of projects would you like to do with this Die? :) Tell me, I´m curious.

    Have a nice day, xo Julia

  • just an experiment....

    Friday, 31 July, 2015

    as you surely know, watercoloring is the newest trend - and of course
    this is a trend i have to try...

    All you need for this experiment is:

    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray)
    Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Chevron Texture
    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK - Stars
    Watercoloring Paper, Watercolors and of course water...

    First of all you have to emboss the paper.
    I choose the Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Chevron Texture.

    But this time you do not only dry embossing - first you add
    water and color onto the embossing folder - wet embossing quasi ;-)

    Then i added the paper and put it into the the Big Shot...
    a little decorating.... perfect...

    Have a beautiful weekend, Stephanie


    Hallo Ihr Lieben,

    wie ihr sicher wisst, ist Wasserfarben-Matschen gerade total in....
    Und das ist ein Trend den ich auch versuchen muss....

    Für das Experiment braucht ihr:

    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray)
    Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Chevron Texture
    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK - Stars
    Aquarell Papier, WatercolorWasserfarben und natürlich Farben...

    Zuerst müsst ihr das Papier embossen.
    Ich habe mich für den Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Chevron Texture entschieden.

    Aber diese mal wird nicht einfach trocken embosst.
    Zuerst muss noch Wasser und Farbe in den Folder - Nass Embossen sozusagen ;-)

    Papier rein und durch die BigShot kurbeln.
    Ein bisschen dekorieren, fertig....

    Ich wünsche euch ein wunderschönes Wochenende, Steffi

  • A jar like a photo frame!

    Friday, 31 July, 2015

    Hi Sizzix friends!

    Today I want to show you a new home decoration I’ve created. It is a jar, that match the sea frame I'd shown you two weeks ago. I’ve decorated the jar with the beautiful Tribal hearts die used like a bunch.  Let me show you!

    I have used a beans glass that I've painted with blue chalk paint. 

    Then I’ve die-cut some kraft and white cardstock hearts and combine them to create heart flowers.  I’ve also decorated wooden skewers with a decorative ribbon.

    These die-cutting hearts are so beautiful!!! 

    To finish the jar I’ve also decorated with a kraft heart die-cut a piece of burlap, a ribbon and 
    a rope lace.

    This summer my home decorations are in blue, kraft and white colours.

    The result is a beautiful home decoration to use like a frame!!! 

    I have used the following Sizzix products:

    Other supplies used:
    White cardstock 
    Kraft cardstock
    Wooden skewers

    I hope you have enjoyed this decorative family jar. Thanks for your visit!

    Have a creative and happy Friday!


    ¡Hola a todos!

    En el post de hoy os quería enseñar la última decoración que he hecho para casa. Se trata de un bote reciclado que conjunta con el cuadro marino que os enseñé hace un par de semanas. El bote lo he decorado utilizando el troquel Tribal hearts ...¡Me encantan estos corazones! imitando un ramo. Pero mejor os lo enseño.

    Se trata de un bote de judías que he reciclado pintándolo con pintura chalk azul provenza.
    He troquelado en kraft y blanco y los he combinado para crear las flores de corazones. También he decorado unos palillos largos con cinta decorativa. 
    ¡Me encanta este troquel!
    Para acabar de decorar el jarrón he utilizado uno de los corazones troquelados en kfrat, arpillera, cinta de tela y he hecho una lazada con cuerda.
    El resultado es un bonito jarrón para utilizar cómo porta fotos!!!

    He utilizado los siguientes productos Sizzix:

    Otros materiales utilizados:
    Cartulina blanca
    Cartulina Kraft
    Palillos largos

    Espero que os haya gustado este jarrón porta fotos familiar. ¡Gracias por vuestra visita!

    ¡Feliz y creativo viernes!

  • Creative Curves - Part one

    Friday, 31 July, 2015

    Hi, Trudi here from Quilting Prolifically.  I've been working on curved piecing, having started on a whole series of Double Wedding ring inspired quilts.  Ambitious I know, but I have one under my belt already, and a second started.  But sometimes all those curves can be a little intimidating, so I wondered if I could create the illusion of curves without the curved piecing.

    Yes you can!

    so armed with my Sizzix Bigshot Plus and the following dies

    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

    and my recently overflowing scrap bin   ....

    I set to making a whole bunch of Half Square Traingles,  

    Because when it comes to quilts, I sort of love a big bed size quilt, I pieced and pressed these in sets of 10's so I could keep track I had the right amount made.  and if I lost count, it was easy to recount at a glance!

    mix in a few squares, and the Shoo Fly blocks are done 

    all 18 of them!

    next up was piecing the other block, but, with Festival of Quilts looming fast, my progress has been put on hold, while I finish my entries for delivery next week

    so I'll be back next month to show you these blocks, how I pieced them, and how when you put both the blocks together you create the illusion of curves without a curve in sight. 

    Of course, add in a little quilting and the whole thing should come together nicely! 

    See you soon!  Trudi

  • Creative ideas for summer party

    Friday, 31 July, 2015

    Hi everyone, It’s Anna here and I'm so excited to be here today sharing a fun idea for Summer!
    I love the new Sizzix Big Shot Plus starter Kit! I’m going to show you how to use this kit and two other dies for your summer party. I used also the nice flower from Botanical Bloom collection design by Craft Asylum.
    With a bright yellow selection of lemons and flowers, I created: garland, little baskets and party invites.
    There is nothing like enjoying refreshing citrus on a warm summer’s day! ;)
    summer party idea-tutorial-sizzix bigshot plus starter kit (1)
    This is a little basket for snacks, that I created with box Thinlits:
    summer party idea-tutorial-sizzix bigshot plus starter kit (3)
    This is my fresh party invitation card:
    summer party card-tutorial-sizzix bigshot plus starter kit
    Let's party!!!
    summer party idea-tutorial-sizzix bigshot plus starter kit (2)
    Let me explain you how to make the garland:
    1- Fold the paper doilies in half.
    2- Created your lemon using two circles (cut in half) and three leaves of Starter Kit. Assemble the lemon and add to the doily.
    3- Place twine between the layers of any doily and glue together.
    4- Cut out more flowers using Bigz Die - Bountiful Botany #2 , I used also a piece of mesh bag of lemons to created a flower. Layer the shapes to created two beautiful flowers and add.
    So, is an easy and fun way to set the scene at your next party or celebration!
    summer party idea-tutorial-sizzix bigshot plus starter kit (4)

    Sizzix Cutting Pads are now colored in a new delicious flavor: mint!!! With striking color, these deliciously colored Cutting Pads can be easily spotted on any work station.
    I used also the useful Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies. For perfect registration, this Magnetic Platform uses high-grade magnets to hold Thinlits, Framelits and other chemically-etched, wafer-thin dies securely in place during cutting.

    summer party idea-tutorial-sizzix bigshot plus starter kit (5)
    Hope you like it and I inspired you to create something pretty with your Big Shot Plus!
    Thanks so much for visiting me today
    Items used:
    patterned papers
    paper doilies
    mesh bag of lemons
    Per le amiche italiane! :)
    Ciao a tutti, sono Anna e sono felice di condividere con voi un'idea divertente per l'estate.
    La nuova Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit mi piace tantissimo, non lo nego! Infatti sto per mostrarvi come usare il kit e altre due fustelle per abbellire le feste d'estate. Ho usato anche il delizioso fiore della collezione Botanical Bloom by Craft Asylum.
    Con una bella selezione di sfumature gialle, sotto forma di limoni e fiori, qualche tocco di rosa, ho creato diverse decorazioni, come una ghirlanda, dei cestini e naturalmente gli inviti.
    Non c'è nulla come gli agrumi per rinfrescare una calda giornata d'estate, non credete?! ;)

    I cestini li ho creati con la fustella Thinlits scatolina, mentre ora lasciate che vi spieghi come fare la ghirlanda (in fondo trovate l'elenco dei materiali):
    1- Piegare i centrini di carta a metà.
    2- Creare i limoni con due cerchi (tagliati a metà) e tre foglie dello Starter Kit. Assemblare il limone e incollarlo al centrino.
    3- Mettere lo spago tra gli strati del centrino e incollare insieme.
    4- Tagliare diversi fiori utilizzando la fustella Bigz Die - Bountiful Botany #2 , ho usato anche un pezzo di rete dei limoni per creare un fiore, visto che le fustelle Bigz sono in grado di tagliare anche più strati di questo materiale. Sovrapporre le forme di fiori, per creare due bei fiori da mettere all'inizio e alla fine della ghirlanda.
    Ecco un modo semplice e divertente per creare un po' di scenografia alla vostra prossima festa d'estate!

    Ah avete visto un'altra novità??? Ora i Cutting pads sono anche di colore verde menta!
    Sarà capitato anche a voi con quelli completamente trasparenti, di non riuscire a "vederli" sul tavolo di lavoro. Con questo nuovo colore, possono essere facilmente trovati e non si mimetizzeranno più con le carte e tutto il caos creativo che regna sovrano! In policarbonato di alta qualità, questi nuovi cutting pad colorati vi accompagneranno per migliaia di tagli con le vostre amatissime fustelle!

    Come si vede dalle foto, per questo progetto ho usato anche la Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies, la piattaforma magnetica, perchè è molto più comoda se si usano le fustelle sottili (Framelits e Thinlits). Queste si appoggiano e non si spostano! Perfetto!

    Bene, spero che il progetto di oggi vi abbia ispirato a creare qualcosa di bello con la nuova Big Shot Plus!
    Grazie per la visita
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) (660515) (macchina formato A4+fustelle+carte)
    carte scrap
    centrini di carta
    rete dei limoni

  • Wedding rice cones

    Thursday, 30 July, 2015

    Hi Sizzix Friends!!
    I often find myself creating wedding favors and accessories for brides!
    Today I want to share with you the creation of delicious Wedding Rice Cones, perfect to enjoy with the newlyweds, leaving the church.
    For this project I used the new Embossing Folder-Botanical Swirls by Rachel Bright.

    I used:
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit 660515
    Sizzix Textured Impressions Plus Embossing Folder 660579
    Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die-Eyelet Lace and Scallops 660395
    White Rectangular Cardstock
    Hot glue
    Take the white rectangular cardstock and embossing with Sizzix Textured Impressions Plus Embossing Folder 660579. Fold the embossed cardstock to form a cone and fix the flaps with hot glue.
    Die cut a white border using Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die-Eyelet Lace and Scallops 660395. Paste it on the front of cone. Decorate with ribbons and embellishments like I did.
    Fill the cones with rice and sugared almonds or with flower petals!!

     Really wonderful, is not it ??
    See you the next time!!

    Ciao Amici!!!
    Come molte di voi sanno, spesso mi ritrova a creare bomboniere e accessori per spose!
    Oggi voglio presentarvi un accessorio in particolare che non può mancare in un matrimonio,
    il conetto portaconfetti, riso o petali!!
    Questa creazione l'ho ottenuta grazie alla nuova Cartella per Goffrature a Rilievo firmata Rachel Bright.
    Ho usato:
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit 660515
    Sizzix Textured Impressions Plus Embossing Folder 660579
    Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die-Eyelet Lace and Scallops 660395
    Cartoncino bianco rettangolare
    Colla a caldo
    Abbellimenti a piacere
    Prendere il cartoncino bianco rettangolare e goffrarlo con Sizzix Textured Impressions Plus Embossing Folder 660579. Piegare il cartoncino così ottenuto per formare un cono, fissare i lembi con colla a caldo. Fustellare un bordo con cartoncino bianco usando Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die-Eyelet Lace and Scallops 660395 e incollarlo sulla parte anteriore del conetto.
    Decorare il cono con fiori secchi, foglie e nastrini, come ho fatto io!
    Adesso riempire il cono con riso, confetti oppure, se preferite, con petali di fiori!!
    Davvero bellissimo, non trovate anche voi???

    Vi ringrazio per avermi seguito fin qui e vi aspetto al prossimo appuntamento!

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