Tattered Leaves monochromatic card
Hi everybody! Today I want to Show you a very simple and monochromatic card made using very few supplies but has great result and, as fall is just around the corner, I'm using one of my all time favorites Sizzix Bigz Dies: Tim Holtz's Tattered leaves.Supply list:To make this card just stamp the background plaid stamp on the card base with distress ink and adhere the ribbon and the twine on the bottom of the card. Then die cut some leaves using the same cardstock and ink the edges. Finally, glue them on the card and bend the leaves to create some movement and volume. It was easy,wasn't it?Happy Monday!..........................¡Hola a todo el mundo! Hoy os quiero enseñar una tarjeta muy simple y monocromática hecha utilizando muy pocos materiales pero que tiene un resultado estupendo y, como el otoño está a la vuelta de la esquina, voy a utilizar uno de mis troqueles favoritos: Tattered Florals de Tim Holtz.
Supply list:Para realizar la tarjeta tan solo estampa el sello de fondo con tinta distress y pega la cinta y el cordón en la parte baja de la tarjeta. Después troquela algunas hojas con la misma cartulina y entina los bordes. Por último, pega las hojas a la tarjeta y dóblalas un poco para conseguir volumen y movimiento. Fácil, ¿verdad?¡Feliz lunes!
Tim Holtz halloween
It seems that the imagination of Mr Tim Holtz knows no bounds which is great news for the rest of us on planet Sizzix. my favourite collections are Tim's Halloween and Christmas collections which always seem to transcend the norm and avoid the obvious or at least give it a new spin.
Tim's collections almost dare you to try something new, transporting your creative imagination away from the flat page or card and into other previously undiscovered realms.
I decorated a couple of frames (below) for a recent event which we attended using a selection of the dies from Tim's new collection and I had an absolute blast experimenting with inks and different distressing techniques. I also got to use the new Christmas dies which I will be showing you at the beginning of October, I think they will be worth waiting for too!Below are some close ups of some of the elements I used. I particularly like the mirror which is decorated with a stamped skull using a very subtle, washed out look. The ink pot and quill are a welcome edition to the Sizzix cannon, those of you with long memories may recall a similar Sizzix die from about ten years ago which was always very popular. The Spooktacular alphabet is, as are all Tim's alphabet very well balanced and fun to use.I can't believe how well the ironwork Gate cuts, it's so clean and great fun for distressing, I went for the rusty look!The Bigz wall clock die is a new favourite of mine, it comes in various parts and I embossed it with one of Tim's new folders before going crazy with inks and Perfect Pearl powders.Two of the stand out dies of this collection for me are the decorative strips Bats & Crossbones and Cobwebs. Cobwebs like the gate is very complex in design but cuts so crisply and is a great edition not only to your Halloween projects but anything for boys too (we love that kind of thing!).Finally, let's not forget the Apothecary bottles which I embossed using the Ink Splats folder and attacked with my Distress Inks. Later on this week I will show you a wicked clock card with a very masculine feel which has a description of the techniques used to create it so stay tuned!!!
Click on the individual dies to follow the links. The dies used are:
- Decorative Strip Bats & Crossbones Garland by Tim Holtz (658710)
- Decorative Strip - Cobwebs by Tim Holtz (658713)
- Decorative Strip - Ironwork Gate by Tim Holtz (658711)
- Decorative Strip - Spooktacular by Tim Holtz (658714)
- Bigz Die - Apothecary Bottles by Tim Holtz (658715)
- Bigz Die - Deco Mirror by Tim Holtz (658718)
- Bigz Die - Wall Clock by Tim Holtz (658719)
- Bigz Die - Writing Desk by Tim Holtz (658717)
- Texture Fades Embossing folders - Ink Splats & Wood planks Set by Tim Holtz (658726)
- Texture Fades Embossing folders - Iron Gate & Starry Night Set by Tim Holtz (658727)
planning for Christmas gifts
With the weather changing here in the UK and Autumn most definitely here, it's time to think ahead to Christmas and ideas for simple gifts.
Last year I made zipped pouches and filled them with soaps and face cloths for inexpensive and personal gifts for members of my family.
I made simple patchwork blocks and framed them with larger pieces of fabric, added lining and a zip and in no time I had wash bags.
This block - the shoo fly is simple to make using the Sizzix big shot. Use the 2.5" square and co-ordiating half square triangle die, cut a total of 4 triangles from background fabric, and 4 squares from background fabric, plus 1 square and 4 triangles from a second fabric.Piece the blocks together, sewing the background triangles to the second fabric triangles and pressing the seams open, and then construct the rows as below, pressing each seam open.You can find hundreds of tutorials for constructing zipped pouches online, but a favourite of mine is the Noodlehead open wide pouch. It has clear and easy to understand directions and makes really perfect pouches.Next week I'll show you how to make a pot holder using the big shot, which could also be used as a coaster. We'll have Christmas gifts made in no time!
A "Dear Santa" Gift Box by Gerry van Gent
Happy Sunday Sizzix friends!Today I'd love to share with you a gift box I createdfor a small present that I'll give during Christmas holidays.The box size is approximately 16cm x 7cm.657900 Sizzix Big Shot machineI due cut once the Winter Florals decorative strip from white cardstockand cut in two parts. Then I "wrapped" the box with the two pieces andadhered them partly. Some of the stars from the strip die I usedto decorate the box.I continued the "wrapping" on the left side of the gift box andI added a small label from the pattern paper "It`s Christmas".The right side of the boxes was left "clean" so the box will be openeasily without being damaged.The Flowers, Star was die-cut from different pattern papers andglued on top of one another. I added a small die-cut snowflakeand added a tiny gem in the middle of the flower as a final touch.OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:Webster's Pages - "It`s Christmas" collectionWebster's Pages - trinketsI hope you enjoyed my project today!Have a creative Sizzix Sunday!
Shopping Bag Mini-Album
I bought a Gelli Plate the other day and went a little crazy making papers. So I decided to make a tiny mini-album using a piece from my Coupon/Mini Shopping Bag die and add the Gelli papers inside. It goes together super fast, which leaves you more time for the fun part- embellishing!Here are some of the papers I made. I used my embossing folders on the Gelli plate to give pattern and dimension. I also have all of the pieces I trimmed off and am saving them for accents on future projects.You will need:658055 Coupon/Mini Shopping Bag ScoreBoards die by Eileen Hull658053 Flower Layers with Heart Petals by Eileen Hull657119 Leaves by Eileen Hull658458 Jar Labels set by Eileen Hull656491 Little Sizzles Matboard, cream657900 Big Shot655267 Extended Cutting Padspainted paper strips 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", twine for book binding 12" each, inks, gold paint pen, brad, seam binding ribbonHere is one of the sayings I wrote in the book:
I highlighted the edges of the album and pages with gold paint pen. I just think that adds such a rich and subtle texture to the pages. To assemble the book, I tied signatures into the spine and knotted on the outside. You could also add different dimensional elements to the pages and just use fewer pages if it got too big. In the book I did there are 7 signatures of two pages each and that seems to be about right.
I would appreciate if you could like my Facebook page. I will be holding a giveaway for some dies in the next week and that's where it is taking place, plus I post lots of other fun craft ideas and tips. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Art Journal obsession - more journaling with Thinlits!
Hi, it's me again!
Last week I posted a page from my ongoing project - "Odyssey" vintage book which I keep filling with pages inspired by my old family photos. Well, the problem is I got so inspired after last time that I simply couldn't stop! so today I've got another journal page - this time dedicated to my beloved grandpa - Edward - who passed away way too early in 1993.
This time I also focused on Echo Park Paper skeleton flower die (aren't these shapes just amazing?) - Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Springtime (659117) - and vintage papers and tickets from my home collection. I had so much fun creating it. Here you can see more details!
Again- all the colours come from homemade tea stain, Vintaj Patina and sprays (Luminarte Primary Elements with water), there is a bit of gesso and some 3D Foams by Scrapbook Adhesives used as embellishments too ;) As finishing touches I used some metal elements such as paper clips, an iron plate I found on the street, piece of wire I got from one of my students, buttons and staples. The checked fabric is one of the Canvas Resist Sheets (my Elementals by Prima) and stamps are a choice of background patterns from my Prima Vintage Vanity collection.
See you soon - have a great week!
Altered Canvas Bag
Happy Friday everyone! This is Anna.
How are you doing? It's September already, can you believe it?This week I have taken a break from the usual scrapbooking, and chosen to make this bag for me!I found this brown canvas bag for just €3 in my local market. I just wish I had picked up more than one now! This is a large bag that can hold all your stuff.For this project I painted a piece of canvas bag with gold acrylic paint. Next I’ve used three felt and fabric flowers cut out on my Big Shot using Sizzix dies.So Fun!!! I love so much make this bag that I would like to create another, in other colors trend.So... What do you do if you have a canvas bag lying around your house? Alter it with some Sizzix dies, of course!Have fun and do let me know if you attempt to make one of this :)Items used:canvas bagfabric and feltgold acrylic paintbuttonshot glueQuesta settimana ho preso una pausa dal “solito” scrapbooking ed ho scelto di fare questa borsa per me! Solo per me!Ho trovato questa borsa di tela marrone per soli 3 € in un mercato locale. Vorrei solo averne comprate altre! Questa è una borsa abbastanza capiente, che può contenere tutte le tue cose che noi donne ci portiamo in giro ;)Per questo progetto ho spennellato una parte della borsa con vernice acrilica color oro. Una volta asciutto, ho incollato tre fiori di feltro e stoffa tagliati con la mia Big Shot utilizzando le fustelle Sizzix, tra cui anche la bellissima Peonia (fustella n°658423). Ho rifinito con qualche bottone.E' stato così divertente! Mi è piaciuto molto fare questa borsa che vorrei crearne un'altra, magari in altri colori di tendenza.Quindi... Cosa fare se avete una borsa di tela in giro per la vostra casa? “Alterarla” con alcune fustelle Sizzix, naturalmente!Buon divertimento e fatemi sapere se ci avete provato :)Ciao! a presto!Materiali:borsa di telastoffe e feltrocolore acrilico orobottonicolla a caldo
Oodles of Triangles
Before I begin on triangles - I am happy to announce the arrival of my grand daughter, Oona Rose, on Monday evening at 10.50pm. Of course I think she's beautiful, not wrinkled and sleeps peacefully in Grandma's arms - now I really must complete that quilt for her!
So back to Triangles - I never thought they would become such a favourite of mine - but then I never used to have a Big Shot machine and the Bigz dies to cut them!
At the weekend I was in Helsinki teaching workshops for Sinelli
- a really lovely shop, a little outside Helsinki, full of almost everything you could wish for as a crafter! It was a good job I was working most of the time, otherwise I'm sure my suitcase would have been overweight and I would be starting several new hobbies ( I did manage to buy some lovely Christmas fabrics and a few other fabrics).
So back to the point - there was an exhibition of quilts by Ritva Ljungquist - a lovely Finnish lady, who allowed me to photograph some of her quilts to share on this blog.
I just love the variety of patterns that she has created from using just trianglesI've added a close up so that you can clearly see that the blocks are made just usings triangles - so get out your Big Shot machine and Bigz dies - 657613 and 657611 ( 4" and 2" finished 1/2 square triangles)and start cutting - you can use some of those delicious small bits from your scrap bag - selecting a mixture of light and dark, or you can splash out on new fabric for a colour themed quilt.I suggest you cut a selection of different fabrics and then lay them out to make sure that you have a balance of dark and light and then start sewing.I'll just add another few photos to whet your appetite -I hope that inspires you to start cutting and sewing lots of lovely triangles.I loved my brief visit to Finland, meeting quilters, working for Sinelli and the beautiful views I saw of Helsinki. I think it may have to be a holiday destination soon!Now I'm off to sew some of those Cuddly Creatures onto the quilt for my grand daughter.Enjoy your week.Angela
Butterfly Card !Hello!Today let me show you how to do a card which is simple & feminine with volume and texture.Supply list:Papers: Crate PaperLabel: Crate PaperStamp: Craft OrigineInk: Black VersafineOthers: tracing paper, sewing threadDies:658518 Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 2PK- Pom-poms and Roses Set658334 Sizzix Sizzlits Die-Flights Of FancyWith the “Flights of Fancy” die, cut out an XXL pretty butterfly. This die introduces you to softness and femininity, don’t you think?I wanted to play with soft colours, pink and transparence. The butterfly is at first cut out of a Crate Paper paper scrap, then out of tracing paper. The two butterflies are then stapled together.Then I used a “flowers” embossing folder with light pink paper. The papers are superimposed and stapled. Add a touch of texture with mustard sewing thread.See you next Thursday!KarineBonjour !Aujourd'hui je vous propose une carte toute simple, très féminine toute en volume et texture.Matériel :Papiers : Crate PaperEtiquette : Crate PaperTampon : Craft OrigineEncre : Versafine noireDivers : calque, fil coutureDies utilisés :658518 Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 2PK- Pom-poms and Roses Set658334 Sizzix Sizzlits Die-Flights Of FancyDécoupez un joli papillon format XXL dans le die "Flights of Fancy", une découpe qui invite à la douceur la féminité, vous ne trouvez pas ?J'ai eu envie de couleur tendre, de rose et de transparence. Le papillon est découpé une première fois dans une chute de papier Crate Paper, puis une seconde fois dans du calque. Les deux formes sont ensuite agrafées.J'ai également embossé dans du papier rose clair une plaque fleurs. Les papiers sont ensuite superposés et agrafés. Ajoutez une touche de texture avec du fil couture couleur moutarde.Complétez avec un stickers onglet et un tampon "Home Made".L'ensemble sera collé sur un papier imprimé à motifs géométriques découpé au format 12x17cm.A jeudi prochain !Karine
Daria is here. And today I would like to show you a notebook which I made using Sizzix dies.
Big Shot Machine (657900)
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Frame, Renaissance (657736)
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK - Banners, Fancy (658601)
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Alphabet Die - Inside Out (657827)I used beautiful Renaissance Frame and Banners dies to make a base more layered. Also I used canvas, gesso and different mists to make the cover of my notebook more interesting.
I used Inside Out alphabet die to make the title.
Have a nice day!
Всем привет!Сегодня я с блокнотиком. Его формат А6, он не большой, но очень милый. Я сделала его с использованием холста, гессо, спреев. И конечно использовала чудесные ножи от Sizzix, чтобы сделать фон более интересным, а так же чтобы создать надпись на блокнотике.Материалы:Big Shot Machine (657900)
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Frame, Renaissance (657736)
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK - Banners, Fancy (658601)
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Alphabet Die - Inside Out (657827)
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