• Happy Birthday Card by Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 26 July, 2015

    Happy Sunday Sizzix friends!
    Today I am sharing a card my daughter and I created for a friend of hers.
    We used the Free Paper Downloads "Colour Your Own Papers" and
    the New paper punch by Tim Holtz.
    660163 Sizzix Paper Punch Bow, Medium
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    Before I adhered the cupcake I gave it to my daughter 
    to colour it. She chose the colours herself and I matched with  
    a coordinating double card. 
    I cut carefully the top part of the cherry so when glued 
    it will be on top of the card. I added two extra leaves -
    - you will find a branch with a heart on the Free Paper Downloads.

    I cut carefully the top phrase "Happy Birthday"
    and gave it to my daughter to colour it in.

     Then I simply adhered it under the cupcake.
    I used the two hearts for balloons. 

    I added a punched bow for a fun touch.


    Thank you for visiting us today!

  • "You & Me = Selfie" by Gent van Gent

    Sunday, 19 July, 2015

    Hello Sizzix Friends!
    Today I am sharing another layout which is part of our
    Summer Vacation (2014) album. Love that selfie of hubby and I -
    it has a special place in our family album :-)

    For this layout I combined New & Old dies and of course I used one my 
    favourite paper punches by Sizzix - Butterfly, Large!
    The colour combination is not the usual Summer colour combo -
    it has to do with the country we were on vacation - Egypt :-)
    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
    NEW 660481 Sizzix Thinlits Die Do What you Love
    NEW 660500 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Intricate Tribal Florals
    NEW 660502 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Tribal Borders
    NEW 660159 Sizzix Paper Punch Butterfly, Large
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    The flourish I added to decorate the photo were created by
    mixing the pretty Sizzix florals and fussy cut paper flowers.

    I, once again, used the Do What you Love die and, 
    once again, I used it in a separate parts on my project.

    I combined one of the Tribal Borders with
    the scallop border from the Starter Kit.
    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    Websters Pages - pattern papers
    Prima Marketing - pattern papers, sugar dots
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    Thank you for visiting us today!
    Have a creative Sunday!




  • "Do What You Love" Layout by Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 12 July, 2015


    Hello Sizzix friends!
    I hope you all have a lovely Sunday :-)

    For my blog post today I created a layout featuring new Sizzix dies
    and the brand new Sizzix Paper Punch "Butterfly" by Tim Holtz.
    Punches are soon available in your local retailer!
    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
     NEW 660481 Sizzix Thinlits Die Do What You Love 
    NEW 660500 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Intricate Tribal Florals
    NEW 660159 Sizzix Paper Punch Butterfly, Large 
    660222 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Scribbles & Splat
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    I have die cut multiple times all dies so I can layer flowers and florals.

    Be sure to use foam tape/squares if you want to create more dimension!

    The NEW Butterfly paper punch is amazing!
    Easy to use and easy to store - there is a locking latch!
    You can punch various materials as cork, vellum, craft metal/plastic,
    flexible magnet, up to 3 sheets of cardstock, etc.
     For my project I simply punched pattern paper.
    Layered two butterflies and decorated with pearls.


    Do What You Love thinlits die by Craft Asylum is one of
    my favourites so far in this collection - not only beautiful with
    its intricate design but also so playful - 
    it gives you many opportunities to use the designs! 

    For my project I die cut multiple time the design using
    different colours cardstock - I used the quote separately!


    OTHER PRODUCTS USED:
    Prima Marketing pattern paper
    cardstock
    pearls

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    Thank you for visiting today!
    Have a creative Sunday!

  • "BFF" Cards by Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 5 July, 2015

    Hello Sizzix Friends

    I hope you all enjoy a sunny and relaxing Sunday!
    Here, in the Netherlands, we are so lucky to have a good start
    to the season - the sun is shining and it feels like a real Summer :-)

    For my post today I would like to share two cards I created for my
    daughter's best friends. On the last school day she wanted to give
    them a small present with a card... and this is where I got involved ;-)
    BFF cards
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    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
    NEW 660434 Sizzix Thinlits Die Spring Garden #3 by Craft Asylum
    660473 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Trim #2 by Craft Asylum
    660218 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Handwritten Love by Tim Holtz 
    658554 Sizzix Sizzlits Dec. Strip Alphabet Die Wanted  by Tim Holtz
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    Cards Size: 12cm x 12cm

    I placed the Spring Garden #3 die in the middle of the front
    of the card and die cut it. After that I removed the excess leftover
    cuts and attached back the Spring Garden #3 die to the window card.
    Girl Bff

    Boy Bff

    I adhered a square pattern paper inside the card.
    1

    I decorated the die-cut flowers with sugar dots.
    2

    I used one of the Decorative Trim #2 dies by Craft Asylum 
    to make a frame round the square.
    3

    For the letters I used one of the alphabet dies from our Essentials Range -
    The  Wanted   alphabet by Tim Holtz.
    Each letter was die cut twice -  from light/dark brown cardstock.
    The dark die-cut letter I used as shadow.
    I gave a "painted" look by using a white pen.
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    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    Prima Marketing pattern paper; sugar dots
    Gray cardstock - cards
    Light/Dark brown cardstock - letters
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    Have a creative Sunday!

  • "Hello" Cards by Gerry van Gent

    Saturday, 27 June, 2015

    Happy Sunday Sizzix friends!
    For my post today I created two cards which 
    are perfect for a new-born baby boy/girl.
    I called my cards -  "delivery bag cards"
    because of the small "handle" I added on top :-)
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    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
    660804 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Happiness Phrases
    660222 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Scribble & Splat
    660474 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Bubbles 
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    1

    I decorated the Splat with pearls and mini paper roses.
    1a

    I adhered the Happiness Phrase "Hello" on top of a decorative label.
    1c

    1b

    2

    For the bag handle I use one of the Decorative Bubbles .
    Firstly, I die cut the bubble with the hearts. 
    After that I separated the circle into two parts.
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     I used the trim of hearts to decorate the handle.
    2a

    I hope you enjoyed my cards today!
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    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    The Scrap Cake Pattern papers
    Prima Marketing Say it in Crystals
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    Have a creative Sunday!

  • "Happy Father's Day" Layout by Gerry van Gent

    Saturday, 13 June, 2015


    Hallo Sizzix Friends!

    Next Sunday we are celebrating Father's Day! Therefore I
    created an A4 layout to give as a present to our # 1 Dad :-) 
    This photo of him and the kids was taken on Mother's Day 
    which makes it even more special to me/us!
     father's Day 2015

    Sizzix-rebrand-logo-low-res
    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit 
    660485 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Layering Daisy #2
    660222 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Scribble & Splat
    660210 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Alphanumeric
    657551 Sizzix Framelits Die Set Circles
    FREE PAPER DOWNLOADS FATHER'S DAY

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    I began this layout by choosing two pattern papers for the background.
    After that I cut out lots of embellishments from the Free Paper Downloads
    for Father's Day. For one of the embellishments I used the Circles dies
    - I used here two sizes of the Circles
    1

    Daisies were die cut from white cardstock. 
    Each daisy has two layers.
    2

    3

    "2015" was die cut from both white cardstock and Father's Day free papers.
    The pattern paper numbers were used as a "shadow".
    4


    Get your free papers here ----->
    Free Papers


    Most of the embellishments were adhered with foam squares.
    5


    FB
    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    Prima Marketing - Sugar Dots
    White Cardstock
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    Thank you for your visit!
    Have a creative day!

  • A "Happy Birthday" Card by Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 7 June, 2015

    Hallo Sizzix peeps!

    I am sharing today a Birthday card I created for a friend of mine.
    We have finally some sun in The Netherlands and it finally feels like 
    summer... and yes, this card is totally inspired by pretty summer colours.
    I used the brand new dies by Craft Asylum "Layering Daisy".
    Happy Birthday
    Sizzix-rebrand-logo-low-res
    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
    660485 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Layering Daisy #2
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    Hmmm, I got a bit addicted in die cutting all those beauties!
    I wanted more and more...
    Eventually I used only 6 daisies: 2 white, 2 yellow and 2 turquoise!
    flowers

    Once I adhered all 6 daisies on top of one another 
    I added my final touch to the flower - a big rhinestone.
    2

    I "lifted up" each daisy so it will look more dimensional.
    Card size: 12 cm x 15 cm1
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    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    The Scrapbook Diaries "Butterfly Stamp Set" by Gerry van Gent
    Imaginarium Designs Chipboard "Happy Birthday"
    Glitz Design "Color Me Happy" Giant Rhinestone 
    Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays
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    Have a great Sunday!

  • "My Everything" Layout by Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 31 May, 2015

    Hello Sizzix friends!

    For my blog post today I prepared a simple layout
    where I mixed a few Sizzix awesome dies and
    a cute embossing folder by Brenda Walton.
    Hope you'll enjoy!
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    Sizzix-rebrand-logo-low-res
    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit
    660268 Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Roses
    656520 Sizzix Bigz Die Floral w/Leaves
    656554 Sizzix Bigz Die Corners Flourish #2
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    I love the Embossing Folder Roses and I wanted to
    use it for decoration on my layout. And because the size 
    didn't fit on my design I decided to do the following:
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    1. I embossed twice the Roses on white cardstock.
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    2. After that I cut out only the roses - a pair of roses and a rose
    3. Then I used chalk ink to distress them. 
    N.B. By mixing yellow and blue you get a "bonus" colour - green :-)
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    The Corners Flourish #2  and  Floral w/Leaves were die cut
    from pattern paper and used on the layout.
    The die-cut flourish/swirls were cut in pieces so
    they can "fit" on different spots on the layout.
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    One of favourite thinlits flowers from the Starter Kit.
    Simply die cut from white cardstock and mix with any flower - 
    the effect is so beautiful and adorable.
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    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    Prima Marketing: pattern papers, sugar dots, sticker
    Ingvild Bolme/Prima Marketing Chalk Edgers
    Maja Design: pattern paper
    Petaloo: paper flowers
    The Scrapbook Diaries Texture Stamp Set by Gerry van Gent 
    Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays
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    Thank you for your visit!
    Have a creative Sunday!

  • A Quote Tag by Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 24 May, 2015

    Hello Sizzix friends and Happy Sunday!
    I hope you are all doing well.
    For my post today I prepared a simple tag.
    tag
    Sizzix-rebrand-logo-low-res
    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
    656551 Sizzix Bigz Die Birds
    660222 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Scribble & Splat 
    660473 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Trim #2
    656938 Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die Tag & Bookplate
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     There are two beautiful paper pads included in the 
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit machine by Craft Asylum.
    I used one of the pattern papers to die cut the bird.
    Then I simply distressed all edges with ink.
    2

    Splats were die cut from white cardstock and distressed with ink.
    From the Decorative Heart Trim I used only two of the hearts.
    1

    The Letter "S" here stands for Surprise :-)
    3

    4
    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    Glitz Design papers, quote and gemstone
    Ink pads
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    Thank you for visiting!
    Gerry

  • "Beautiful" Card by Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 17 May, 2015


    Hello Sizzix peeps!
    Hope you are all well and enjoying a peaceful Sunday with your family :-)
    For my post today I prepared a simple card using a few Sizzix products.

    Beautiful card
    Sizzix-rebrand-logo-low-res
    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit 
    657491 Sizzix Embossing Folder Springtime Background
    660473 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Trim #2
    Floral_01
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    The size of the card is approx. 11cm x 15.5 cm. 
    The background was embossed with the awesome
    Springtime Background embossing folder by Tim Holtz.
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    *The flower was die cut with the amazing Flower Thinlits Die included 
    in the Sizzix Plus  Starter Kit. I used red cardstock.

    *I also used one of the round shapes from FLORAL PAPER DOWNLOADS,
    cut into two and used to decorate top and middle part of the card.

    * From Decorative Trim I used only one heart which I used
    as a "paper clip" on top of the card.
    1

    I die cut the Flourish, Floral w/leaves from 
    FREE FLORAL PAPER DOWNLOADS and white cardstock. 
    The flourish itself was cut into two parts and adhered 
    on both sides of the quote.
    All three Floral Leaves were outlined with red pen.
    2

    For more dimension I used foam tape/squares to adhere the elements.
    5
    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    Glitz Design Embellishment Stickers
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    Have a creative Sunday!

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