• Fabric butterflies to wear

    Wednesday, 13 May, 2015







    Hi everybody!

    have you ever thought about wear fabric butterflies in your hair, or jacket, or ...?

    With this simple technique you can wear butterflies, or whatever you can die cut with the Big Shot.




    Make this fabric gadgets is very easy (you only need to know a few tips)


    Here you have a video tutorial )with all the tips you have to know), you will not believe how simple it is, and you're gonna be the coolest in town!




    Sizzix products used in this project:

    Be Happy!

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    Hola a todo el mundo!

    ¿alguna vez has pensado en llevar mariposas de tela en el pelo, o la chaqueta, o ...?

    Con esta simple técnica simple podrás llevar las mariposas, o cualquier cosa que puedas troquelar con la Big Shot.

    Hacer estos complementos de tela es muy fácil (sólo es necesario saber algunos truquillos)

    Arriba tienes un videotutorial  (con todos los trucos que necesitas), no vas a creer lo fácil que es, y vas a ser la que mas mole!

    Productos Sizzix utilizados en este proyecto:

    Sed muy felices!

  • Sweet pastel card

    Tuesday, 12 May, 2015


    Hi Crafter!
    Today I feel like so many fresh colors, to hang in the kids room.
    I chose the tree and the butterfly because they also represent life.
    The tree is the strength, the structure, while the butterfly is lightness and freedom.









    I like it a card to stick on the showcase or rest on the library.
    It gives a designer touch. Or….PAPER ART!

    NECESSARY:
    - Sizzix  - 657697 Dena design - Tree & Heart
    - Cardstock or paper scrap
    - foam board tape
    - Stick glue 

    Have a lovely week!

    Manuela
    Pasticci di carta



    *per i lettori italiani*

    Ciao crafter!
    Oggi avevo voglia di tanti colori freschi, da appendere nella kids room.
    Ho scelto l'albero e la farfalla perché rappresentano anche un po' la vita.
    L' albero è la solidità, la struttura, mentre la farfalla è leggerezza, libertà.

    Mi piaceva fosse una card da attaccare in bacheca o poggiare sulla libreria.
    Dà un tocco di design. Anzi…di PAPER ART!


    NECESSARY:
    - Sizzix  - 657697 Dena design - Tree & Heart
    - Cartoncini colorati o carta scrap
    - scotch con spessore
    - colla stick

    Una buona settimana a tutti!


    Manuela 
    Pasticci di carta


  • A Soft and Sweet Tag

    Tuesday, 12 May, 2015



    Hi and welcome on the Sizzix blog!
    Today I was in the mood for making a tag again. I think tags are really fun to make and every once in a while I just have to create some of them. 
    The tag that I would like to show you today features a soft and sweet colour palette and would be perfect to give to the (grand)parents of a newborn baby. 


    For the tag itself I used the Tim Holtz Alternations 'Tag & Bookplates' die. I attached a piece of yellow polka dot paper onto a piece of white cardstock and then cut out a tag from both papers.
    On top of the tag I added two smaller rectangles. I also cut out a small scalloped border from blue paper using one of the dies included in the Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit. I attached this border at the top of the blue rectangle on my tag. 
    After that, I cut out several hearts using both the beautiful 'Bigz Heartfelt' die and the 'Thank You Phrase' Thinlits dies


    In the center of my card I created a cluster of chipboard embellishments. On the left and right side of this cluster I added two scalloped circles. They were cut out with one of the dies from the beautiful Thinlits 'Floral Wreath' set. I cut out the tiny flowers with dies included in this set as well. 
    Finally, I added the title 'Hello' from the Thinlits 'Happiness Phrases' set at the bottom of my card. I replaced the letter 'O' by a heart that was cut out with the Heartfelt die for a playful touch.


    Thank you for stopping by!

    In Dutch:
    Hoi en welkom op het Sizzix blog!
    Vandaag had ik zin om een tag te maken. Ik vind tags zo leuk om te maken en moet er eens in de zoveel tijd gewoon echt een maken.
    De tag die ik vandaag wil laten zien is zacht en lief van kleur en is bedoeld om weg te geven aan de nieuwbakken (groot)ouders van een baby'tje.

    Voor de tag zelf heb ik de Tim Holtz Alternations 'Tag & Bookplates' die gebruikt. Ik heb eerst een stuk geel papier op wit cardstock geplakt en vervolgens uit deze dubbele laag een tag gestanst.
    Op de tag heb ik twee iets kleinere rechthoeken geplakt. Ook heb ik een geschulpte rand uitgesneden uit blauw papier met één van de stansen uit de Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit. Ik heb deze rand bovenaan bij de blauwe rechthoek geplakt.
    Daarna heb ik een aantal hartjes uitgestanst met de mooie 'Bigz Heartfelt' die en de 'Thank You Phrase' Thinlits dies

    In het midden van de tag heb ik een cluster van chipboard figuren gevormd Links en rechts van het cluster plakte ik twee uitgestanste cirkels. Deze heb ik gestanst met de mooie Thinlits 'Floral Wreath' set. Ook de kleine bloemetjes zijn uitgestanst met stansen uit deze set.
    Tenslotte heb ik nog de titel 'Hello' toegevoegd, die is uitgestanst met de Thinlits 'Happiness Phrases' set. Hierbij heb ik de letter 'O' vervangen door een hartje uit de Heartfelt stans als speels detail.

    Hartstikke bedankt voor je bezoekje!

  • A mini to offer

    Tuesday, 12 May, 2015


    Hello!


    Today for this Tuesday, I suggest realizing a mini to slip in a small bag, this little detail allows to offer it!




    I use:


    For the small bag, first I cut a die in a thick draft paper, then I used this punched paper as a stencil to realize this butterfly, using paint. I used the Die included in the Big Shot Plus start-up kit.



    For the small bag, first I cut a die in a thick draft paper, then I used this punched paper as a stencil to realize this butterfly, using paint. I used the Die included in the Big Shot Plus start-up kit.


    For the mini album, I simply realized tags of various sizes with coloured papers. Tags are simply bound with a ring.










    The titles were cut in golden paper with glitters, using the "Happiness phrases" die of Craft Asylum and "Cléo" were cut with the "Alphanumeric" die of Tim Holtz.




    Here is an elegant mini to offer and that will allow you to keep your lovely souvenirs.

    Good day to you all


    Items used:

    paper : Swirlcards collection Primavera et ORchidée
    Wooden Stars: Studio Calico
    Ribbons: American Craft and Studio Calico
    Acrylic Paint and Metal Ring


    Good day to you all!



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    Un petit mini à offrir,


     Aujourd'hui pour ce mardi, je vous propose de réaliser un petit mini à glisser dans un petit sac, ce petit détail permet de l'offrir!


    Pour le petit sac, j'ai d'abord découpé un Die dans un papier de brouillon assez épais, puis j'ai utilisé ce papier perforé comme pochoir pour réaliser ce papillon grâce à de la peinture. J'ai utilisé le die inclus dans le kit de démarrage de la Big Shot Plus.

     Pour le mini album j'ai simplement réalisé des tags de différentes tailles avec des papiers de couleurs. Les tags sont reliés simplement avec un anneau.

     Décorez avec quelques embellissements en bois, des fleurs en résine et du calque.
     Les titres on été découpés grâce au die "Happiness phrases" de Craft Asylum dans du papier doré à paillettes et Cléo grâce au die "Alphanuméric" de Tim Holtz.

     Voilà un petit mini à offrir plein d'élégance et qui permettra de conserver vos jolis souvenirs!
     
     Bonne journée à toutes et tous"
     

  • One Pillow box. Three Styles

    Monday, 11 May, 2015

    Hi everybody! Elena here.

    Today I want to show you another party favor that you can make for a wedding, as in Spain starts the wedding season.


    I'm using the Pillow Box Bigz die from Tim Holtz as my base, and the dies from the Big Shot Plus Starter Kit as my embellishments. As you can see, you can achieve very different styles just by changing the card, paper and twine that you are using.


    The first one is for a formal wedding. I'm using white and golden card and a golden twine also. These colors are perfect if you have a very formal event.


    The second one is for a country and romantic style. These type of weddings are very in right now, and you can find a lot of examples of it in magazines, Instagram or Pinterest. For this one I'm using kraft and white colors and some distress ink.


    The last example suits a modern and non traditional celebration. This is perfect for an urban wedding, and for this one I have choose polypropylene to make my box, but you can also use some acetate.


    And you, which style do you prefer?

    Happy Monday!

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    Hola a todos!

    Como todavía seguimos en plena temporada de bodas hoy os enseño un detallito que podéis hacer para vuestros invitados sea cual sea el estilo de vuestra boda. Utilizando el troquel Pilow Box de Tim Holtz y los troqueles que vienen en el kit de inicio de la Big Shot Plus podéis conseguir muchos estilos diferentes tan sólo cambiando los materiales y colores que utilicéis.


    La primera opción, hecha en blanco y dorado os serviría para una boda formal, que siguen siendo las que más se estilan en nuestro país. 

    La segunda, hecha con colores craft y blancos os iría bien para una boda más country y romántica, tan de moda ahora. Podéis ver muchos ejemplos de este estilo de boda en revistas, Instagram o Pinterest hoy en día.

    La última versión sería para una celebración más urbana y moderna. Para esta caja he utilizado polipropileno, pero podéis hacerla también con acetato.

    Y vosotros, ¿Con qué estilo de boda os quedáis?

    Feliz lunes!

  • A tribal layout

    Monday, 11 May, 2015


    I love bright colours but I am often intimidated by them. But since summer is not that far away, I decided to go a bit brighter.

    I love the new Tribal collection of Craft Asylum for Sizzix, specially the Hearts die, and they cry for strong colours.


    I first cut the white card to size. Then I die cut all the hearts in three shades of pink and once of dark of yellow. I then die cut the leaves from a different die from the same collection, layer them all out and glue them.

    Then I placed the photo, which features my cousin and myself on Christmas day 2014. It doesn't matter that the layout does not reflect the holiday itself but rather the friendship and love between us.

    I placed the crystals on the photo and then the clip.


    The letters are die cut from using my favourite alphabet die at the minute, Tim Holtz Block Talk Lowercase.


    I just love how the intricate hearts match perfectly the solid ones, allowing you to layer them up perfectly or slightly of set.

    Finally I added the strips of colour on the left of the layout.

    bright and summery, even if the photo is from Christmas. I love that about scrapbooking, there are no rules, and as long as you like it, its all good!

  • Finished Triangles Cushion

    Monday, 11 May, 2015









    Die used: Triangles, Isosceles & Right 4 1/2in H Assembled

    The cushion I began last week using isosceles and right triangles is now finished. I love this die so much and plan to make a table runner and a quilt with it at some point.


    The plan was to add some bright binding to give it a bit more life and whilst the scraps box was to hand, piecing some from scraps seemed like a good idea.


    I'm pretty pleased with the results and I think the binding gives it just the lift it needs.

    The back is made from some black and white geometric fabric that I've used before and there's a loop and button fastening on the closing to make more of a feature of it.


    It's now brightening up the battered tub chair (along with the cushion from a couple of weeks ago) in the corner of my newly-moved-into sewing room. My boys have taken to sitting there with a book to keep me company whilst I sew!


    Have a lovely week and happy sewing!

  • "Mom" by Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 10 May, 2015

    Hello Sizzix friends!

    Today I would love to share with you an altered piece of
    corrugated cardboard.
    I used the FREE FLORAL PAPER DOWNLOADS
    and of course combined them with  Sizzix dies.

    Mom_gerry
    Sizzix-rebrand-logo-low-res
    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
    669473 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Trim #2
    660474 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Bubbles
    660210 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Alphanumeric
    Floral_01
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    For this fun project I used a piece of folded corrugated
    cardboard which was used to divide bottles in a box.
    Its sizes are approx. 31cm x 14cm. I added another piece of
    corrugated cardboard (11.5cm x 13cm) which I used for
    the photo. I treated all edges with gesso.
    How 1
    Before adhering the Floral Papers I used sand paper
    to distress the edges.
    How 2


    One of my favourite butterflies (from Starter Kit) was decorated
    with one of the flowers from FLORAL PAPER DOWNLOADS.
    1

    All paper flowers were fussy cut from the FLORAL PAPER DOWNLOADS.
    2

    3

    4
    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    Prima Marketing Shabby Chic Treasures by Ingvild Bolme
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    Have a creative Sunday!

  • Spring packaging

    Sunday, 10 May, 2015








     
    Hello Sizzix Friends!
    I'm sure all of you have some kraft paper bags in your craft corner.
    They are so useful and perfect for every occasions.
    I decided to decorate one of them using the Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit.


     
     
    You need:
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) (660515)
    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 23PK - Floral Wreath (660256)
    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles (657551)
    Cardstocks (pink, white, pale green-white)
    Double-sided tape
    Glue
    Scissors
    'With love' sticker
    Stapler

    Close the paper bag with the stapler.
    Die cut a banner using a white cardstock and the banner die from Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 23PK - Floral Wreath (660256).
    Die cut two hearts (in two different sizes) and two branches using the Bigz L Die conteined in the Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) (660515).
    I cut them using two different cardstocks: one green and white with double-sided patterns and one pink (you can find it in the Craft Asylum samples of cardstock album).
    Die cut some leaves using one of the die conteined in the Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) (660515) and paste them on the branches using the glue.
    Cut a rectangle.
    Die cut a circle using a white cardstock and a die from Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles (657551.
    Paste on the circle the 'with love' sticker.
    Paste all the paper decorations on the kraft bag using a double-sided tape.
     
     
     
    Thank you for reading and enjoy your sunday!



     
     
     
    *Per i lettori italiani*
    Buon pomeriggio amici di Sizzix!
    Sono sicura che tutti voi abbiate dei sacchetti di carta nel vostro angolo creativo.
    Sono così utili e perfetti per tutte le occasioni.
    Ho deciso questa settimana di decorarne uno utilizzando il materiale presente nel Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit.
    Spero vi piaccia!
     
    Ho usato:
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) (660515)
    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 23PK - Floral Wreath (660256)
    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles (657551)
    Cartoncini (bianco, rosa, verde pastello e bianco)
    Nastro biadesivo
    Colla
    Forbici
    Adesivo 'with love'
    Pinzatrice

    Chiudere il sacchetto di carta con la pinzatrice.
    Fustellare un banner usando il cartoncino bianco e la fustella banner contenuta nel Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 23PK - Floral Wreath (660256).
    Fustellare due cuori (in due diverse dimensioni) e due rami utilizzando la fustella  Bigz L contenuta nel Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) (660515).
    Ho fustellato cuori e rami utilizzando due differenti cartoncini: uno verde e bianco con doppia fantasia e uno rosa (lo potete trovare nell'album Craft Asylum samples of cardstock ).
    Fustellare alcune foglia utilizzando una delle fustelle presenti nel Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) (660515) e incollarle sui rami utilizzando della colla.
    Ritagliare un rettangolo.
    Fustellare un piccolo cerchio utilizzando un cartoncino bianco e una delle fustelle del Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles (657551.
    Incollate sul cerchio di cartoncino lo sticker tondo 'with love'
    Incollare tutte le decorazioni di carta sul sacchetto utilizzando il nastro biadesivo.
     
    Grazie per la visita e buona domenica!
     
     
     

  • Custom Monochrome Journalling Cards

    Sunday, 10 May, 2015






    I have been really enjoying pocket based scrapbooking lately and I love making my own journalling cards. I used the Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit which includes a Bigz L Everyday Essentials die with flowers, leaves and hearts. The Bigz L dies are really easy to use with all materials, but I chose some monochrome scrapbooking papers for this DIY.


    I cut out some 3" x 4" cards from striped cardstock and rounded the corners with a punch. I also cut some strips of grid cardstock.


    The die cut hearts we glued onto the front of the journalling card and I used some stamps to decorate, but you could easily add something handwritten - I'm practicing my calligraphy at the moment.


    A super simple make! You could add these die cut hearts to greetings cards, notebooks or even cut them out in fabric for applique. I'm definitely going to be using the Bigz L dies again, I love them!


    Have a super craft Sunday everyone!

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