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

  • "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.
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    All paper flowers were fussy cut from the FLORAL PAPER DOWNLOADS.
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    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    Prima Marketing Shabby Chic Treasures by Ingvild Bolme
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    Have a creative Sunday!

  • "Hello Baby Girl" By Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 3 May, 2015

    Happy Sunday everyone!

    Today I am sharing a cute project that I created for a new-born baby girl.
    This time I decided to create something special instead of a traditional card.
    I used the Free New Baby Paper Downloads and
    I mixed some old and new Sizzix dies. 

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    Sizzix-rebrand-logo-low-res
    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit Machine
    660473 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Trim #2
    660804 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Happiness Phrases
    658551 Sizzix Sizzlits Dec. Strip Die Mini Filmstrip & Mini Tickets
    656621 Sizzix Sizzlits Dec. Strip Die Filmstrip Frames
    billboard
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    To create this project I used two different sizes wooden spools 
    which were my base to attach the die-cut filmstrips.
    Filmstrips were die cut from dark brown cardstock and adhered
    around the wooden spools. Then I treated a bit with gesso & ink.
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    I used one of the gorgeous butterfly dies included in the Sizzix Plus Starter Kit.
    It was die cut from white cardstock and decorated with a mini paper rose.

    Cute little hearts come from the Heart border (Decorative Trim #2).
    I cut separately each heart and glued on the styrofoam.
    2

    Don't you just love that cute little bird from Free New Baby Paper Downloads?
    3

    "Hello" phrase was die cut twice - once from white cardstock and
    once from the pattern paper. 
    4

    From "Congratulations" phrase I made a banner by
    cutting a small triangles at both ends.
    I attached to filmstrip with foam squares for more dimension.
    5

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    My project was adhered on a piece of styrofoam and
    then adhered on a wooden tray.
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    Hello baby Girl 2

    Have a creative Sunday!

  • A "Mother's Day" Card by Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 26 April, 2015


    Happy Sunday Sizzix friends!

    Did you check our Free New Baby Paper Downloads?
    They are so adorable and cute! And, yes, they are especially
    designed for new-borns....but today I used the softness
    they radiate to create a sweet card for Mother's Day.

    Mother's Day Card

    Sizzix-rebrand-logo-low-res
    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit Machine
    660473 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Trim #2
    billboard
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    Card size: 15cm x 15cm
    I chose two different patterns for the background.
    Then decorated the card with different embellishments which 
    I cut out from the embellishment sheet - heart border, letters, 3 circles.
    N.B. I made my own banner from the heart border. I simply
    cut out small triangles in both ends of the border.
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    660473
    {660473} Decorative Trim #2
    I used one to the hearts from the Decorative Trim #2 to adhere
    in the middle of one of the round shapes.
    The other Decorative Trim #2 I used to decorate the heart banner. 
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    I found in my stash some matching pattern papers and used as add-ons.
    Added a matching button as well for more cuteness :-)
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    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    Megs Garden pattern papers
    white cardstock
    a green button
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    Thank you for your visit!

  • "A Smile for Mom" by Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 19 April, 2015


    Happy Sunday Sizzix friends!

    Maybe you have already guessed (by the title!) that my
    blog post today is dedicated to my mom. Living far away from
    my mom is not only hard for me but also hard for my mom.
    That's why I love sending her photos - and of course, some of
    the photos are scrapped like this one today.
    Perfect present for Mother's Day!
    I chose my favourite "scrap" canvas which is A4 size and
    perfectly matching the Sizzix Big Shot Plus machine.

    A Smile for Mom_gerry
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    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
    660474 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Bubbles
    660222 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Scribble & Splat
    658506 Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set Vintage Doily
    657176 Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Alphabet Typeset
    558504 Sizzix Sizzlits L Die Flower Rose 3D
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    My very first step was to emboss the background paper.
    I used the A4 Embossing Folder included in the Starter Kit.
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    The die-cut letter "a" was adhered underneath an epoxy sticker.
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    I die cut a few times both of these Decorative Bubbles 
    using different papers. Then I began mixing them and 
    creating embellishments for my photo.
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    The big flower was created by using both sizes Bigz Die flowers included 
    in the Starter Kit - I die cut them so many times until the flower looked "full".
    For the centre I hand made the rose by using one of the old dies (558504 Rose 3D)
    I added a bit of Stickles.
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    Other Products I used:
    Maja Design Papers
    Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays
    Prima Marketing Embellishments
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    Thank you for visiting today!
    Have a creative Sunday!


  • "Together" layout by Gerry van Gent

    Saturday, 11 April, 2015


    Hello Sizzix Peeps!
    Did you have a great week so far? I hope so :-)

    Well, I am an Instagram fan and I love posting photos there taken
    with my phone. Some of the photos I take are really faves and worth
    scrapping. Just like this photo of my kids - had to treasure up it on a layout.
    For my blog post today I used the absolutely awesome Sizzix Big Shot Plus 
    machine and some of the awesome dies included in the Starter Kit!

    Together_gerry
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    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Grey)
    660473 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Trim #2
    660218 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Handwritten Love
    658526 Sizzix Bigz Die Elisse
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    I began creating the layout by die cutting the scalloped tags - two of each size.
    For the tags I used corrugated cardboard which I left "natural" ...
    c9

    From the Decorative Trim #2 die set I used the hearts border....
    I die cut it a few times and I outlined some of the hearts with white pen.
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    The beautiful flower die from the Starter Kit was die cut in total 6 times.
    For each flower I used two different colors.
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    I wanted the background to be more playful so....
    I cut separately some of the hearts from Decorative Trim #2
     and adhered them on the background.
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    I am so in love with the butterflies from the Starter Kit....
    they are so intricate and pretty!
    For my project I die cut the butterflies lots of times and 
    I simply layered them - I prepared 3 "sets" of butterflies...
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    One of the layered butterflies was cut in the middle and used 
    for decoration at both (left/right) edges.
    c2

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    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    Prima Marketing flowers
    Prima Marketing Bloom Girls Spray
    Ingvild Bolme Metallic Embellies
    Sakura white pen 
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    Thank you so much for visiting us today!
    Have a creative Sunday!

  • An Easter Basket by Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 5 April, 2015



    Hello Sizzix friends!
    Happy Easter to all of you!
    How many eggs did you eat already :-) ?

    I decided to make a last-minute Easter decoration
    at home so here I am today sharing the result ...
    An Easter basket. 
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    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Grey)
    Craft Asylum A4 Cardstock Sheets
    660473 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Trim #2
    660474 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Bubbles
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    (blue) Cardstock sheets come from Craft Asylum A4 paper block
    which is included in the Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit...
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    "Happy Easter" banner comes from Free Easter Paper Downloads
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    After die cutting the cute box I cut out the top part i.e. the "lid".
    In this way I was able to create my basket.
    how 1

    After that I die cut the parts I needed for the basket handle...
    The white thin chain-like die-cut comes from Decorative Trim #2 die...
    how 2

    Final result....
    how 4

    For the 4 sides of the basket I die cut the flourish motif ...
    I used simply white cardstock which pops up very well ...
    The top edges I decorated with die-cut scallops...
    how 3

    Now the basket is ready to be decorated and filled in with eggs....
    how 5

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    This is one of the beautiful butterflies included in the Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit...
    5

    One of the flowers included in the Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit...
    I adhered in the middle an egg. 
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    The egg itself is decorated with the heart border from Decorative Bubbles.
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    Thank you so much for visiting us today!
    Enjoy your Easter Weekend with your loved ones!

  • An Easter Card with Free Paper Downloads

    Sunday, 29 March, 2015


    Happy Sunday Sizzix friends!

    Today I have another Easter card to share with you.
    This card was also created by using the gorgeous
    free to download Easter papers which are available ------> HERE

    Free Easter papers 2015

    Happy Easter card_gerry
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    NEW 660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
    660804 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Happiness Phrases
    660220 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Mixed Media
    660222 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Scribbles & Splat
    658554 Sizzix Sizzlits Dec. Strip Alphabet Die Wanted 
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    I began creating the card by stamping an egg pattern on 4
    different coloured scraps from FREE EASTER PAPER DOWNLOADS.
    I needed 5 eggs because of the word "happy" 
    so I added a white egg in the middle....
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    When my stamped eggs were ready I adhered them on front of the card.
    After that I added the letters H-A-P-P-Y on top of each egg.
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    I die cut the splats and honeycomb from white cardstock
    and distressed them just a bit with yellow ink to match the title.
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    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    clear stamp egg - brand unknown
    papers "Easter" title - "Webster's Pages"
    white cardstock; yellow ink
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    Thank you for your visit!
    Have a creative Sunday!

  • Easter Cards & Free Download Papers by Gerry van Gent

    Sunday, 22 March, 2015


    Happy Sunday Sizzix peeps!

    Today I created for you two cards using the beautiful and so fresh
    Free Easter Paper Downloads - these papers are perfect for your Spring
    or Easter projects! The patterns are playful, bright and fun and when you combine
    them with your favourite Sizzix dies make your project personal and unique!
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    657900 Sizzix Big Shot Machine
    NEW 660097 Sizzix Thinlits Die Magical Butterfly
    NEW 660095 Sizzix Thinlits Die Fanciful Fairy
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    My first card using the FREE EASTER PAPER DOWNLOADS and
    the intricate Magical Butterfly die ... 
    Happy easter 2

    I die cut the butterfly twice and added pearl dots ...
    2a

    2b

    My second card ....this time using the pretty Fanciful Fairy die ...
    Happy Easter 1

    I die cut the Fanciful Fairy die twice.
    From the 2nd die-cut I used only the wings which I added
    to the first Fanciful Fairy die. Once again I added pearl dots.
    1b

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    Hope you enjoyed my cards today!

    Don't forget to check the FREE EASTER PAPER DOWNLOADS !!!
    Free Easter papers 2015

    HAVE A CREATIVE SUNDAY!

  • "Be Happy" layout by Gerry van Gent

    Saturday, 14 March, 2015


    Hello Sizzix friends!
    Happy Sunday to all of you!

    Today I have another layout to share with you... this time
    mixing some new and old dies which were so much fun to play with.
    This photo (of my daughter and I) makes me smile and feel so happy -
    a great memory of last Summer so I decided to scrap it and of course
    Happiness Phrases dies were the perfect touch to it.

    Be Happy_gerry
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    657900 Sizzix Big Shot Machine
    NEW 660804 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Happiness Phrases
    NEW 660236 Sizzix Bigz Die w/Texture Fades Butterfly Duo
    NEW 660220 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Mixed Media
    NEW 660222 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Scribbles & Splat
    656938 Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die Tag & Bookplates
    657491 Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders Springtime Background
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    To make the butterflies I used my favourite brown fabric canvas. 
     On top I adhered another layer of the pretty Butterflies but this time I
    used another material - sort of hard fabric which looks like grid.
    They used it as anti-slip underlay for carpets/rugs (Ikea)
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    To make my butterfly pop and catch attention I added
    a small flower and I added cute white antennae.... 
    c1

    ...and some more close-ups for you.....
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    Before I used the Mixed Media thinlits die I
    cut a strip of the bottom part of the background pattern paper (approx. 6cm).
    Then I die cut the paper strip from begin to end - using 4 times the Mixed Media die. 
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    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    Maja Design Pattern Papers
    Prima Marketing Flowers
    Ingvild Bolme Distressing Tool
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    Thank you for your visit!
    Have a creative Sunday!

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