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March Card by Gerry van Gent
Hello Sizzix Friends!Can you believe it? It`s already March.And that means that Spring is just around the corner.To Welcome the month of March I created a card for youwhere I am using the new Jumbo Tatttered Florals die.* * *To make the flowers I used white soft packaging material.I die cut two sizes of the tattered flowers -for each flower I die cut a few of the flowers.I also used 4 different colours paint (sprays!).Once the flowers were dry I used a heat tool to wrinkle the petals.N.B. It takes only a second to heat in the middle so the petals will pop up.This is how they looked like before I added the brads in the centres.The leaves were die cut from the Garden Greens.I die cut them from corrugated cardboard and pattern paper.The die-cut leaves from pattern paper were also embossed andthen adhered on top of the corrugated cardboard ones.OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:Maja Design "Vintage Spring" Paper CollectionLindy's Stamp Gang SpraysBrads (unknown)* * *Have a great Sunday!
Everyday card by Gerry van Gent
Hello Sizzix friends!It`s Sunday and I am ready to share with you my latestcard created with two of the recently released Thinlits dies.
If you need to make a quick surprise card for
your best friend all you need is .... two awesome dies :-)* * *As a base of my card I used a double round card from white cardstockwhich has almost the same diameter as the inner (yellow-white) die-cut circle.I left the round double card 1/2 cm bigger so I can adhereround the edges the scallop die-cut circle.I die cut the Frame Layers & Flower #2 twice usingtwo different pattern papers.The Long label was die cut from the same pattern paper asthe scallop circle. On top I added the phrase - I used foam squaresfor more dimension. Then I fussy cut a few patterns.Pearls and twine were added for decoration.OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:Webster's Pages - "Party Time!" paper collectionI hope you enjoyed my card today!Have a beautiful Sunday!
Simple Layout by Gerry van Gent
Hello Sizzix friends!I hope you all enjoyed a very specialValentine's Day with your loved ones!Today I would love to share with you myvision of a simple layout using gorgeous Sizzix dies.* * *Because I wanted to add flowers and the collectiondidn`t have any I decided to make my own.I simply chose different pattern papers and die cut some flowers.For the centers I die cut exactly around the tiny white hearts.This window is a combination of two dies -The top of the Conservatory Window was usedon top of the other window.The die-cut circles spread all over the page weredie cut from the Frame Layers & Flower #2.OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:Webster's Pages - "Sprinkled with Love" collectionThank you for your visit today!Have a creative day!
Valentine's Tag by Gerry van Gent
Happy Sunday Sizzix friends!Valentine's Day is approaching and today I wouldlove to share another project created for this occasion.And once again for my today's project I used our FREEHere is my tag....I used one of the pattern papers as a background andthen I began adding embellishments to decorate it.656938 Sizzix Movers & Shapers Die Tag & Bookplates658932 Sizzix Thinlits Dies Rosettes* * *Different dies were used to die cut my embellishments...The red heart - between the twine - was first stamped and then die cut.You will find the word "cute" printed on one of the pattern papers -I used a small banner die which fit perfectly.Other Products I used:Webster's Pages flower resin* * *And sharing a mini layout (15cm x 15cm) where I usedonce again the Ornate Frame (658720) to layer my photo....Thank you for visiting!
Valentine's Cards by Gerry van Gent
Happy Sunday Sizzix friends!It`s February and soon we are celebrating
the sweetest day of all - Valentine's Day.
Today I created two Valentine cards for you.
Both cards were created with our Free Valentine's Paper Downloads
which are so beautiful and gorgeous. The colours and the patterns
are not only suitable for your Valentine's cards but also for other occasions.Card Size: 10cm x 15cm* * *The Curly Gate pattern was die cut from corrugated cardboard andwhite cardstock. After that I glued them both on top of each otherand then adhered on the front of the card.This is my second card for today...Card Size: 10cm x 15cm* * *I made this card look like a cover of a book.I decorated it simple - I added the leaves, the cut-outs andwrapped some white twine around the title.I hope you enjoyed my cards today...Wishing you a creative Sunday!
A Gift Box by Gerry van Gent
Hello Sizzix friends!Happy New Year!Sending you all the best wishes for 2014!Let this be a healthy, happy and a very creative year!
Today I want to share with you a small gift box I created using
Eileen Hull's Candy Jars Dies which is one of my favourites.
For front/back sides of the box I used as a base corrugated cardboard
which I die cut together with the pattern paper.
Once the pattern paper was adhered I distressed the edges with sand paper.657727 Sizzix ScoreBoards Die XL Candy JarsI added plastic lattice to both windows and then decorated withdifferent cut-outs.This is how the side of the box looks like.To make the sides more steady I added modelling paste.OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:Prima Marketing - pattern papers, flowers, stickers and a metal pin.Thank you for visiting today!Gerry
A Happy Canvas Layout by Gerry van Gent
Hello Sizzix Friends and Happy Sunday!I hope you all had a beautiful and cosy Christmasand you all spent precious moments with your loved ones.
I am here today to share with you a canvas layout which has nothing
to do with Christmas or Winter :-)
It`s simply a happy, colourful canvas .... where I am featuring
a few gorgeous Sizzix dies.* * *The Fancy Rectangle Frame was die cut twice usingpattern paper and white cardstock. I used the whitecardstock die-cut frame as a shadow.As for the Brick Wall strip die - it was used all overthe canvas in small pieces.* * *Once I die cut the Decorative Border I cut it exactly in two parts.For the canvas I used only half of the border, adhered it ontop left part of the canvas and decorated with lace.The Ornate Hanging Sign was die cut from white cardstock.For my project I used only the ornate part of the sign.I added a final touch to it i.e. a small resin flower.OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:Webster's Pages - pattern papers, lace, stamps, resin and alphas* * *This is my last blog post for 2013 and I hope you enjoyed it!WISHING YOU ALLA HEALTHY, HAPPY & CREATIVE 2014!See you ...next year :-)!
A Girly Layout by Gerry van Gent
Hello Sizzix friends andHappy Sunday!Today I would love to share with you a layout using
different Sizzix dies and an embossing folder. This is also
one of the layouts I was teaching during my workshops in 2013.658240 Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die Brick Wall657670 Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders- Roses & Frame Set658946 Sizzix Thinlits Die Decorative Border & Hearts659069 Sizzix Thinlits Die Butterfly, Flowers & Lattice658506 Sizzix Sizzlits Die Vintage Doily* * *The Decorative heart border was cut in many pieces andspread over the layout to give more texture.The photo was placed in an embossed frame.The inside rectangle was simply removed from theembossed frame and instead a photo was adhered.* * *Both vintage doilies were used to layer the flowers.The lattice and the brick wall dies were used bothto decorate the background. For this purpose I once againcut the dies into different sizes and adhered themmainly by using modelling paste.Other Products I used:Prima Marketing - papers, flowers and stampsPrima Marketing & Ingvild Bolme - distressing tool & craft knife* * *Wishing you Happy Holidays with your loved ones!Gerry
"Always Smile" Canvas by Gerry van Gent
Happy Sunday Sizzix friends!Today I would love to share with you a canvas layout
where I used Sizzix dies to decorate the embellishments
and the canvas itself.I used three different dies on the canvas butnone of them was used as a whole die.Each one was cut into pieces and "spread" over the canvas.A piece of the Cobblestones die was even used todecorate the bulb embellishment for a special effect.The Baroque Ornament was cut into three pieces:* Two ornaments were used as "swirls" for the flowers.
657735 "Baroque Ornament"** And a piece of the ornament was used to decorate the photo.The Classique swirl was also used in pieces to decorateall flowers on the canvas.Other Products I used:Prima Marketing - papers, flowers, embellishmentsHave a creative Sunday with Sizzix products!
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.* * *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.* * *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!