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

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

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


    Most of the embellishments were adhered with foam squares.
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    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
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    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
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    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit 
    657491 Sizzix Embossing Folder Springtime Background
    660473 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Trim #2
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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.
    2

    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.

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    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.
    1

    All paper flowers were fussy cut from the FLORAL PAPER DOWNLOADS.
    2

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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. 

    Hello baby Girl_gerry

    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.
    1

    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

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    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit Machine
    660473 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Trim #2
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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} 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!


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