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  • Muted colors, inspiring die-cuts... a bit moody today!

    Friday, 3 May, 2013

    Hi again Sizzix fans!
    I can't stop being amazed how easy it is to create a layout using Sizzix dies to make some main parts of the composition! If you have your background done and papers chosen - and a have a look on your dies - you will always come with plenty of ideas! I got inspired by very subtle,muted color palette of 7 Dots Studio Papers (Queen's Heart Collection) and 2 lovely Sizzlits Dies from Scrappy Cat collection: Vintage Doily and Flower - Bloom with Leaves.



    I wouldn't be myself if I didn't try something a bit different. This time instead of creating a sweet, pretty flower as suggested on die packaging (Bloom with Leaves) I used the cut out element as it was... somehow it reminded me a fern leaf and was a perfect balance for the Vintage Doilies I used on the same layout.



    What is more, I kept a part of the cut out leftover and used in the composition too... I love the effect - how cool is this?



    After adding 2-3 pieces of paper, some splashes of paint, stamping and a bit of embellishments my "Hard Day" layout was ready!

    Here is the list of the supplies I used:

    - 658506 - Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Vintage Doily 
    - 658501 - Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Flower, Bloom w/Leaves 3-D 
    - 7 Dots Studio - Queen's Heart Collection
    - 7 Gypsies - numeral stamps
    - Prima - background stamp, crystals
    - Tim Holtz - Tissue tape

    - Ranger - Jet Black Archival Ink
    - Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist

    I wish you all a great, creative week! See you soon!
    xoxox
    Finn

  • Layout Travel

    Friday, 3 May, 2013

    Hi Everyone!
    this is Anna. Today let’s get back to layouts!
    I wanted to create a page with photos from trip we took during the year 2012, showcasing them in polaroid form. When I looked at layout of Pinterest site, I immediately saw a grid design and decided to use the same pattern for my layout page.

    Anna Drai - big shot - scrapbooking - Travel Holland (1)

    Items used:

    Big Shot Machine (655268)
    Sizzix Bigz Die - Tiny Tabs & Tags (657188)
    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK w/Stamps – Banners (658289)
    Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Vintage Doily (658506)
    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 4PK - Frame, Square w/Ornate Edges (657560)
    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Squares (657565) Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK w/Stamps - Flowers, Daisies (657916)

    8 photo (cm 6x6)
    cardstock: Bazzill pink light, white, kraft
    patterned paper: Studio Calico, Bella Blvd, Echo Park
    alphabet: Doodlebug
    embellishments: American Crafts
    notebook paper
    strass
    sewing machine, yarn

    Anna Drai - big shot - scrapbooking - Travel Holland (2)

    Anna Drai - big shot - scrapbooking - Travel Holland (3)

    How to make:

    1- Use pink light cardstock for page base. Cut a stripe of cm 9,5x30,4 from yellow patterned paper and adhere to the right of the page. Sew the strip in the seam.
    2- Die cut the following: a banner from patterned papers, one tag from the notebook paper, two doilies from the paper kraft. Use the big rectangle die with the third square die of Framelits to create twelve polaroid frames from white cardstock.
    3- Attach the photos behind the polaroid frames. Cut four square 6x6 cm from different patterned papers and glue behind the last polaroid frames.
    4- Create a 3 by 4 grid of polaroid, place in a staggered arrangement with some polaroid to run off the page.
    5- At the top right corner of layout, adhere a piece of big kraft doily followed by a banner and a tag.
    6- Adhere a second piece of doily into a polaroid with patterned paper, near the yellow stripe.
    7- Cut in half the small doily and attach a piece on the top and a piece on the bottom of page.
    8- Add the title above the yellow stripe
    9- Accent the page with some strass and embellishments to finish.

    Anna Drai - big shot - scrapbooking - Travel Holland (4)

    Hope you like this layout! :)

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    Flag_of_Italy Per le amiche italiane! :)

    Ciao!
    Ecco un nuovo appuntamento con Anna. Oggi torniamo ai layout!
    Volevo creare una pagina con le foto di un viaggio in Olanda che abbiamo fatto l'anno scorso, mostrando alcune foto in forma di polaroid. Ma sono tante, come disporle?!
    Osservando il layout del sito Pinterest, ho visto una disposizione a griglia molto interessante ed ho deciso di utilizzare lo stesso modello per la mia pagina.
    Quindi, l'ispirazione mi ha dato l'idea per una disposizione a griglia sfalsata per ospitare tutti gli elementi della pagina. Questa disposizione mi piace, perchè dono un senso di dinamismo alle foto... non sembrano muoversi? ;)
    Ecco qui di seguito le spiegazioni dettagliate.

    Materiali

    Big Shot Machine (655268)
    Sizzix Bigz Die - Tiny Tabs & Tags (657188)
    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK w/Stamps – Banners (658289)
    Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Vintage Doily (658506)
    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 4PK - Frame, Square w/Ornate Edges (657560)
    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Squares (657565) Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK w/Stamps - Flowers, Daisies (657916)
    foto (cm 15x11)
    cartoncino: Bazzill rosa chiaro, bianco, color kraft
    patterned paper: Studio Calico, Bella Blvd, Echo Park
    alfabeto: Doodlebug
    abbellimenti: American Crafts
    pagina di notes a quadretti
    strass
    macchina da cucire, filo

    Procedimento:

    1 - Utilizzare il cartoncino rosa chiaro come base della pagina. Tagliare una striscia di cm 9,5 x30,4 dalla carta fantasia a righe gialle e incollare alla destra della pagina. Cucire la striscia nel punto di giunzione.
    2 – Con le fustelle Sizzix tagliare: una bandierina dalle carta fantasia verde, una tag dalla carta a quadretti, due centrini della carta kraft. Utilizzare la fustella del rettangolo grande con il terzo quadrato dei Framelits per creare dodici cornici polaroid con il cartoncino bianco.
    3 - Incollare le foto dietro le cornici polaroid. Tagliare quattro quadrati 6x6 cm da diverse carte fantasia ed incollarle dietro alle ultime cornici polaroid.
    4 - Creare una griglia 3 per 4 con le polaroid, creando una disposizione sfalsata, con qualche polaroid che esce fuori dalla pagina.
    5 - In alto a destra del layout, incollare un pezzo di centrino grande kraft seguito dalla bandierina e dalla tag.
    6 - Incollare il secondo pezzo di centrino in una polaroid senza foto (con la carta fantasia) con il bordo aderente alla  striscia gialla.
    7 - Tagliare a metà il centrino piccolo e incollarne un pezzo sulla parte superiore e un pezzo sulla parte inferiore della pagina, in corrispondenza di due metà di polaroid.
    8 - Aggiungere il titolo sopra la striscia gialla
    9 - Rifinire la pagina con alcuni strass e abbellimenti a piacere.

    Spero vi sia piaciuto questa mia paginetta :)
    Ci vediamo presto!

  • The final two.

    Thursday, 2 May, 2013
    



    It's the end! - well only of making the blocks for our quilt.
    I'm often asked which is my favourite die and I usually answer that it's the one that I'm working with at the moment, but having used the 2 1/2" half square die again this morning I have to admit that I always enjoy removing the triangles from the die and seeing them so perfectly cut.
    The first block I am making today is a variation on Churn Dash, using 4 fabrics instead of the usual 2.

    Using die 657609 and the darkest fabric and the Big Shot to cut the one square.
    Die 657605 is used to cut 4 rectangles from a medium fabric, and then use die 657611 to cut 4 squares from each of a medium dark and light fabric.
    Join the medium dark triangles to the light triangles, and join these to opposite ends of 2 rectangles, see picture below.
    Join 2 rectangles to opposite sides of the square.
    Join the 3 pieces together to complete the block.


    For the second block I used 3 fabrics to make a variation on a pin wheel block.
    

     Use die 657607 and dark fabric to cut 4 squares.
    With medium fabric and die 657611 cut 8 triangles, and with die 657613 and light fabric cut 4 triangles.
    Join the triangles to adjacent sides of the square, to create a triangle.
    Join these pieced triangles to the light triangles.
    To complete the block join the 4 squares together.

    So that completes the 20 blocks for the quilt.
    Next week I will be cutting and attaching the sashing.
    The Bank Holiday on Monday is supposed to be fine - which would be lovely - but whatever the weather I hope you all enjoy the weekend.
    Until next week, have fun.
     Angela


  • Scrapbooking page "wau" by Janna Werner.

    Thursday, 2 May, 2013

    Hello there, this is Janna. Once again, I have a scrapbooking page to share ("Wau" means "woof-woof"). Although I love creating gift wrappings, cards and other fun stuff, scrapbooking is (and will always be) my number one :) The layout I am showing you today is about our dog Sindri (as my husband is rather shy when it comes to posing in front of my camera, our poor dog has to suffer ;) ).


    Material list:
    655268 Sizzix Big Shot machine
    655098 Sizzix Accessory - Extended Spacer Platform
    658289 Sizzix Framelits Die Set/Stamps - Banners
    656938 Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Tag & Bookplates 
    656621 Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Filmstrip Frames
    cardstock: Stampin´Up
    twine: Garn und Mehr
    patterned paper, sticker, clip, flag: Crate Paper
    spray: Studio Calico
    other: scissors, photo, glue, sewing machine


    I used the Banners, Filmstrip Frames and Tag & Bookplates Dies to create shapes with nice and clean edges, the hearts have been cut by hand. I love using the Sizzix dies to create highlights - the Big Shot is very easy to handle and you can cut everything really fast.


    It was a bit difficult to glue the twine onto the layout, I used only small dots of liquid glue on some parts of the twine. Usually I am not a flower girl, but the colors of the flowers were just perfect for the color scheme of my layout :)


    Have a great and crafty day, everyone!
    Janna

    *****

    Hallo, hier ist Janna. Ich habe wieder einmal eine Scrapbooking-Seite vorbereitet. Obwohl ich sehr gerne Geschenkverpackungen, Karten und andere tolle Sachen herstelle, ist (und bleibt) Scrapbooking meine Nummer 1 :) Das Layout, das ich euch heute zeige handelt von unserem Hund Sindri (mein lieber Ehemann ist etwas scheu, wenn es um das Posieren vor der Kamera geht, daher muss der Hund dann leiden :) ).

    Materialliste:
    655268 Sizzix Big Shot machine
    655098 Sizzix Accessory - Extended Spacer Platform
    658289 Sizzix Framelits Die Set/Stamps - Banners
    656938 Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Tag & Bookplates 
    656621 Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Filmstrip Frames
    Cardstock: Stampin´Up
    Twine: Garn und Mehr
    Patterned Paper, Sticker, Clip, Flagge: Crate Paper
    Spray: Studio Calico
    Sonstiges: Schere, Photo, Kleber, Nähmaschine

    Ich habe die Banners, Filmstrip Frames und Tag & Bookplates Dies verwendet, um saubere und gerade Formen zu stanzen, die Herzen habe ich per Hand ausgeschnitten. Ich liebe es, die Sizzix Stanzen zur Herstellung von Highlights zu nutzen. Die Big Shot ist sehr leicht zu bedienen und das Stanzen bzw. Prägen geht sehr schnell.

    Es war ein wenig knifflig, den Twine auf der Seite zu befestigen, ich habe ganz kleine Kleckse mit Flüssigkeber aufgetragen und das Garn reingedrückt. Eigentlich bin ich ja nicht so das Blumen-Mädchen, aber die Blüten hier passten einfach perfekt zum Farbschema der Scrapbooking-Seite :)

    Ich wünsche euch einen schönen und kreativen Tag!
    Janna


  • Templates, inks and dies

    Thursday, 2 May, 2013



    Hello,

    Today let me show you a layout which is really special to me since it has been made for an auction sale for a solidarity blog named Give Your Scrap.
    I’ve been participating to this action for two years now and I’m really delighted that my scrapbooking could be used for such a good reason.
    Here are some details on this layout worked entirely with inks and masks on a white cardstock.

    Supply list:

    Cardstock: American Crafts
    Paper: Studio Calico, Pink Paislee
    Alphabets: American Crafts
    Rub-ons: Jenni Bowlin
    Chipboards: Sodalicious
    Sticker: Crate Paper
    Stamps: Paper Artsy, Florilèges Design, Craft Origine
    Inks: Versafine, Adirondack
    Pigments: Aladine
    Others: tags, gesso

    Dies:

    657000 Big Shot
    658696 Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK with stamps-Banners 2
    659068 Sizzix Thinlets Die-Doily


    I started by covering my whole cardstock with gesso. Then I added patterns and colours with the help of masks, ink sprays and Adirondack inks.

    The dies step in during the embellishment phase. The doily die is cut out of white Bristol paper. Then it is shaded with blue Adirondack ink (Sail Boat Blue) with a cut’n dry piece. I used the same ink pad to stamp a text pattern. The doily is glued under the picture and under the largest tag.

    A small pennant is stamped with red ink (Versafine Satin Red) and is added to the decoration on the upper part of the layout. It is glued with 3D adhesive for more volume.

    I hope you’ll like today’s creation. Feel free to comment!







    Have a nice day,

    Karine

    Bonjour,

    Voici aujourd'hui une page qui me tient particulièrement à coeur puisqu'elle est destinée à une mise aux enchères pour un blog solidaire Give Your Scrap. C'est la seconde année que je participe à cette action et je suis ravie de mettre mon scrap au service d'une si belle action.
    Et voici un peu plus sur ma page entièrement travaillée aux encres et pochoirs à partir d'un cardstock blanc.

    Matériel :

    Cardstock : American Crafts
    Papier : Studio Calico, Pink Paislee
    Alphabets : American Crafts
    Rub-ons : Jenni Bowlin
    Chipboards : Sodalicious
    Autocollant : Crate Paper
    Tampons : Paper Artsy, Florilèges Design, Craft Origine
    Encres : Versafine, Adirondack
    Pigments : Aladine
    Divers : tags, gesso

    Dies utilisés :

    657000 Big Shot
    658696 Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK with stamps-Banners 2
    659068 Sizzix Thinlets Die-Doily

    Ma page est dans un premier temps entièrement recouverte de gesso, puis les motifs et les couleurs sont ajoutées avec des encres en spray, des Adirondack et des pochoirs.

    Les dies interviennent dans la phase embellissements. J'ai utilisé le dies napperon que j'ai découpé dans une fiche bristol blanche. Celui-ci est ensuite ombré avec l'encre Adirondack bleue (Sail Boat Blue) à l'aide d''un morceau de cut-n-dry. Avec le même encreur, j'ai ajouté un tampon texte. Le napperon est collé sous la photo et sou le plus grand des tags.

    Un petit fanion est tamponné en rouge (Versafine Satin Red) et vient compléter les décorations du haut de page. Il est monté en 3D pour plus de relief.

    J'espère que ma création du jour vous plaira, n'hésitez pas à me laisser un petit message !

    Bonne journée

    Karine








  • Belo!

    Wednesday, 1 May, 2013


    Hi all, I am back at Sizzix Central after spending the weekend in the beautiful and historic city of Porto in northern Portugal. I was there as one of five tutors at an event run by Tubo who distribute Sizzix products amongst others, I will post some of the pictures next week. It was beautifully run, as always, by Patricia and her team and it was especially nice to catch up with old friends and make a few new ones along the way.

    As I said last week I was teaching some 3-D flower techniques using the new and ground breaking dies by US designer Susan Tierney-Cockburn who has created a fantastic range of dies which I implore you to seek out.

    There is one special little lady I was most anxious to meet in Portugal, she is Patricia's daughter and her name is Leonor, she will be 2 years old this month and she is absolutely gorgeous, if you don't believe me then check out the photograph below embellished of course using some of the aforementioned 3-D flowers and the new Collectable range of papers from My Mind's Eye.


  • For You Card

    Wednesday, 1 May, 2013



    Hi all!

    Daria is here. And today I would like to show you a card. This card is simple but very cute. And to create the card, I used  the gorgeous frame dies.

    Items used:
    Big Shot Machine (655268)
    Sizzix Thinlits Die - Frame, Fancy Rectangle (658948)
    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Frame Layers & Flowers (658957)


    Have a nice day!
    Daria.

    Всем привет!

    Сегодня с открыткой, простой, но очень милой. И для ее создания я воспользовалась великолепными ножами c фигурными  рамками.

    Материалы:

    Дарья.

  • Capturing Butterflies

    Tuesday, 30 April, 2013

    I was shopping online recently for things for my house which I am trying desperately to decorate on a budget and I came across so many home decor items that could be made quite simply using the Big Shot. From simple appliqué cushions and bed linen to artwork created using text or 3D shapes.

    This is a really cool idea to use up your favourite scraps of paper, if you are anything like me you have a passion for pattern. I am often reluctant to use my favourite papers for card making projects because as lovely as it is to present your family and friends with cards, once they have received them you never see them again. This simple home decoration idea allows you to have little snippets of your favourite stash on view all of the time!



    By keeping the frame and background fairly neutral, you will allow the butterflies to stand out.


    The gorgeous butterfly shape has been created using the Brenda Walton's Flights of Fancy Sizzlit die which has two different butterfly sizes plus a dragonfly shape all on one large die.










  • Cool glasses...

    Tuesday, 30 April, 2013

    Hi everybody...hope you all had a great week....today I have a layout to show you with pictures of our little grandchild Aurora.


    Supply list:
    655268 Sizzix Big Shot machine
    658572 Sizzix Movers & Shapers Die - Postage Stamp Frame
    658568 Sizzix Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die Set 3PK - Sized Rectangles
    658506 Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Vintage Doily 
    658334 Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Flights of Fancy
    658337 Sizzix Sizzlits Alphabet Set 12 Dies - Antiqua Capital Letters

    Papers: Maja Design, Manila kraft cardstock
    Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection
    Inks: Archival Ink - Jet Black, Distress ink Pad - Dusty Concord, Walnut Stain, Distress Stain - Picked Rasberry, Dusty Concord, Perfect Pearls - Pink Gumball
    Other: Seam Binding Ribbon, Cheese cloth

    How to do: 


    Distress Manila kraft cardstock with Distress Stain - Picked Rasberry, Dusty Concord, Perfect Pearls - Pink Gumball and water. 
    Die  cut the frame with Sizzix Movers & Shapers Die - Postage Stamp Frame and Sizzix Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die Set 3PK - Sized Rectangles
    Color the Seam Binding Ribbon with Distress Stain - Picked Rasberry, Dusty Concord and water. Let it dry. 
    Stamp some text on the patterned paper here and there. Sew or glue Cheese cloth to the paper. 
    Die cut letters and distress the letters with Distress ink Pad - Dusty Concord.
    Die cut Vintage Doily and Butterflies. 
    Glue the elements to the layout. Glue the frame to the layout with 3D foam.
      

     Thanks for stopping by...see you next week :o))
    Anne Kristine


    Hei alle sammen...i dag har jeg en layout å vise dere med bilder av vårt barnebarn Aurora.

    Materialer:
    655268 Sizzix Big Shot machine
    658572 Sizzix Movers & Shapers Die - Postage Stamp Frame
    658568 Sizzix Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die Set 3PK - Sized Rectangles
    658506 Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Vintage Doily 
    658334 Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Flights of Fancy
    658337 Sizzix Sizzlits Alphabet Set 12 Dies - Antiqua Capital Letters

    Mønsterark: Maja Design, Manila kraft cardstock
    Stempler: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection
    Inks: Archival Ink - Jet Black, Distress ink Pad - Dusty Concord, Walnut Stain, Distress Stain - Picked Rasberry, Dusty Concord, Perfect Pearls - Pink Gumball
    Annet: Seam Binding bånd, osteklut.

    Beskrivelse:

    Distress Manila kraft cardstock med Distress Stain - Picked Rasberry, Dusty Concord, Perfect Pearls - Pink Gumball og vann.
    Stans ut rammen med Sizzix Movers & Shapers Die - Postage Stamp Frame og Sizzix Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die Set 3PK - Sized Rectangles
    Farg Seam Binding bånd med Distress Stain - Picked Rasberry, Dusty Concord og vann. La det tørke.
    Stemple tekst på mønsterarket her og der. Sy eller lim fast osteklut på mønsterarket.
    Stans ut og distress bokstaver med Distress ink Pad - Dusty Concord.
    Stans ut Vintage Doily og sommerfuglene.
    Lim elementene til layout'en. Lim fast rammen med 3D puter.
     
    Takk for at du stikker innom her og vi ses neste uke :o))
    Anne Kristine  

       
     
     


  • Have a beautiful day

    Tuesday, 30 April, 2013



    Happy Tuesday everyone
    Today I have 2 new projects for Sizzix blog. I will show you a card and a sweet little tea cup.



    Items used:
    Border,Label,Medallion and Key 658953
    Tags, sentiments 658612
    Decorative accent and label 658955
    Tea cup by brenda Walton 658351
    Doily-doily border 659058
    Supply list:
    Paper: Nostalgia by Jen Alison, Off white cardstock
    Teacup used Graphic45 A Ladies Diary
    Ink: Distress ink from Ranger. Vintage photo-
    Stamp: IO clearstamp
    Ribbon, glossy accent,3D foam, flowers and half pearls
    How to make:
    1. Start by cutting a piece off white cardstock 26x 14,5 cm, fold half so create a base 13x14,5 cm
    2. Cut a piece patterned paper 12,5 x14 cm, glue to the center
    3. Die cut a different sorts of shapes using 658612, 658955, 658953. Glue the shapes to the card using 3d foam.
    4. decorate using glossy accent, flowers and pearls.


    I hope you injoyed my projects today. have a beautiful day. See you next Tuesday
    Pia

    Hej allesammen
    I dag har jeg to projekter at vise en tekop og et kort
    Dies jeg har brugt:
    Border,Label,Medallion and Key 658953
    Tags, sentiments 658612
    Decorative accent and label 658955
    Tea cup by brenda Walton 658351
    Doily-doily border 659058
    Andre materialer:
    Papir: Nostalgia by Jen Alison, Off white cardstock
    Te kop har jeg brugt Graphic45 A Ladies Diary
    Sværte: Distress ink from Ranger. Vintage photo-
    Stempel: IO clearstamp
    Bånd, glossy accent, halvperler og blomster
    Sådan gør du:
    1. Start med at skære et stykke off white karton på26x 14,5 cm, fold på midten så dit kort bliver 13x14,5 cm
    2. skær mønstret papir12,5 x14 cm, lim til midten af kort basen
    3. Udstands de forskellige dies ved at bruge 658612, 658955, 658953. Lim dem til kort ved at bruge 3D foam.
    4. dekorer med glossy accent,blomster  og  halvperler

    Jeg håber dette har givet dig inspiration. Vi ses næste tirsdag. Du må have en dejlig dag
    Pia

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