• "Carefree Holidays" Layout by gerry van gent

    Saturday, 29 August, 2015

    Happy Sunday Sizzix friends!

    Hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend with your loved ones. 
    For my post today I prepared a layout where I am combining
    fussy cut flowers with gorgeous Sizzix dies.

    660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
    660159 Sizzix Paper Punch Large Butterfly
    660500 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Intricate Tribal Florals
    660220 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Mixed Media
    659573 Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die Spring Greenery
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    Two of the butterflies have 4 layers of punched butterflies.


    Instead of masking I used one of the Mixed Media dies to decorate the background.
    I simply die cut it 4 times and adhered pieces behind the photos.

    One small piece was used in the middle of the stamped circle.


    OTHER PRODUCTS I USED:
    Graphic 45 pattern papers
    KaiserCraft pattern papers
    The Scrapbook Diaries clear stamps
    Glitz Design Giant rhinestone 
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    Thank you for visiting us today!
    Have a creative Sunday!

  • Birthday Card

    Saturday, 29 August, 2015








    Hello there,

    I hope you enjoy your weekend. Today I want to inspire you with the flowers Daisies from SIZZIX on a birthday card.

    I think flower Dies you can never have enough. This one is so wonderful filigree.
    I put it together with a brad or a eyelet. Both is really nice.

    For this card I had used my Big Shot Plus, and the SIZZIX BigZ Flower, Daisies # 654981.

     I put few leaves in the background and punched one of the branches out of vellum.
    The sentiment is in german language. 'Viel Glück' means ' Good Luck'.


    I hope you will like it.
    Have a lovely weekend!


  • You make me happy with watercolors

    Saturday, 29 August, 2015








    Hey everyone,
    today I have a card for you that I made with a lot of watercolors. I can´t get enough of my watercolors. I´m a graphic designer and part of my studies were illustration. And my personal favorite medium to create illustrations was watercolor. You see, every last word in my sentences is "watercolor". :D So, just have a look at my card. I really hope you like it.


    Most of my projects including a lot of pink, but for this card I tried a little bit of more blue to get an other feeling for it. I love how it turned out with the pop of purple. Can you see it?


    Here is my list of supplies I used:
    Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) #660515
    Sizzix Accessory - Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies #656499
    Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair (Mint) #660522
    Sizzix Thinlits Die - Happy Birds #660497
    White Cardstock, Sequins, Watercolors and a Brush

    Thank you for stopping by and have a nice weekend. :) xo Julia

  • Metal foil flower on a box....

    Friday, 28 August, 2015









    Hello there...

    i love this cute box, that comes with the BigShot Plus Starter kit.
    It is so cute and perfect for small gifts...

    This time i decided to decorate the box with hearts and a metal foil flower.
    I bought this foil a few years agobut i never did anything with it...

    But it so perfect if you want to make flowers.
    It is so easy to form.

    For the flower i took Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2 and the
    cute hearts were made with Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Candy Hearts









    Have a great weekende, Stephanie


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    Hallo ihr Lieben...

    ich liebe diese kleine Box, die zusammen mit dem BigShot Plus Starter kit geliefert wurde.
    Sie ist so süß und perfekt für kleine Geschenke...

    Dieses Mal habe ich mich dazu entschieden die Box mit Herzen und einer Blüte aus
    Metall zu verzieren. Ich habe die Metallfolie vor Jahren gekauft und nie etwas damit gemacht...

    Dabei ist sie so perfekt für Blüten.
    Sie lässt sich so toll formen und die Blüten wirken damit gleich viel plastischer.


    Für die Blüte habe ich die Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2 benutzt.
    Und die süßen Herzen habe ich mit dem Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Candy Hearts gemacht.

    Ich wünsche euch ein zauberhaftes Wochenende,
    Liebste Grüße, Steffi

  • My big star - Layout

    Friday, 28 August, 2015




    Hi Sizzix friends!

    A new Friday again and  I want to show you a clean and simple layout I’ve made to remember the birthday of Ferran (my elder son). He celebrated his 11th OMG !!! Time past so fast and I love to capture his smile (for me is the most beautiful smile in the world... mum says).


    To create this layout I’ve used the Fresh Blossom Alphabet designed by Stephanie Ackerman I like this alphabet !!!! The new A4 Field of Diamonds embossing folder, the Heartfelt die and a label die.



    Here are more detailed images:


    Two hearts and the label to start the title of my layout.



    More heartfelts with some shiny ink drops, the diamonds embossment I like it!!!





    Once I’ve die-cut the letters I’ve decorated them in blue with my watercolours and I’ve drawn the line.


    And a piece of burlap!!! I love to use it in my family projects to make it warmer.




    I have used the following Sizzix products:


    I hope you have enjoyed this clean and simple layout.  Thanks for your visit!


    Have a creative and happy Friday!


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    ¡Hola a todos!

    De nuevo es viernes y me gustaría enseñaros mi último LO (página) con un estilo muy clean and simple que he realiazado para recordar el cumpleaños de Ferran (mi hijo mayor). Ya tiene 11 años OMG!!! El tiempo pasa volando y  me encanta capturar su sonrisa (para mí la más bonita del mundo... palabra de mamá )

    Para realizar este layout he utilizado el alfabeto Fresh Blossom Alphabet diseñado por Stephanie Ackerman ¡¡¡Me encanta este alfabeto!!! La nueva carpetilla de embossing tamaño A4 Field of Diamonds, el troquel Heartfelt y un troquel de etiqueta.


    Imágenes de los detalles de la página:
    Dos corazones y la etiqueta para empezar el título.
    Más corazones con gotas de tinta brillante, el embossing field diamonds ...me encanta!!! 
    Una vez troqueladas las letras, las he decorado con mis acuarelas en tonos azules y le he dibujado la línea perimetral.
    Y ¡la arpillera! Me encanta utilizarla en los proyectos familiares para aportarle calidez.



  • Creating Curves - part two

    Friday, 28 August, 2015






    Hi, Trudi here from Quilting Prolifically. So last month I made a great start on my curves, not curves quilt.


    18 of these Shoo Fly blocks done, and I was well on my way to getting the other 18 alternate blocks done too!


    This second block is made up of nine patch of 4 1/2" squares.  Plain squares in the corners, and squares made with the Isosceles Triangle die, and 2 1/2" Half Square Triangles to make the center square in square block.


    another set of 18 blocks are done.

    Alternate the blocks in the lay out and hey presto  ... its starting to take shape!


    I barely had enough space on my living room floor to lay this out, So to piece it, I gathered up the rows, stacking the blocks in order and taking them out to my sewing machine in my studio in the garden.  

    (one sure way to get your daily step quota up!)

    As I pieced the rows, I laid them over the long arm, then pieced the rows together.


    I've added a plain border, and this is now ready to quilt.  

    The curves are already visible in the pattern, and not one curve has been sewn.  
    I'm hoping that a little (ok, maybe a lot) of custom quilting in those areas will really enhance the curved effect.  

    Remember, this whole quilt, that is now 82" square, is made from scraps.  I did cut some yardage for the outer border and some of the white areas, but it is all a mish mash of white on whites and very low volume fabrics. 

    So if you have a large pile of scraps, and fancy making your own version of this quilt, these are the dies I used along with my Big Shot Plus


    659838 Bigz Square 4 1/2"
    659832 Bigz Half Square Triangle 4 1/2" pieced
    659853 Bigz L Isosceles & Right 4 1/2" H 
     657611 Bigz Half Square Triangle 2 1/2" pieced

    So, I'll be back next month with the full reveal of how the quilting can really make a difference to enhance those curves.  If your have a go at making thee blocks for your own Curves, Not Curves quilt, please tag me on social media, I'd love to see!




  • Cards - Positive and Negative Die Cuts

    Friday, 28 August, 2015



    Happy Friday everyone, It's Anna posting today.
    I think we all need "Birthday" cards at all time of year and... How many times have you set aside a die-cut shape? Take a tip from this project: I made the positive and negative die cut sentiments using Big Shot Plus and alphabet Alphanumeric.
    I used both the die cut image and the card it was cut from to created these two cards.
     
    Sizzix big shot Plus cards-title-diecut-titolo-alfabeto-fustelle-by cafecreativo (7)
     
    From one die cut, I end up with 2 cards and each one of them with a specific technique.
    Here is the first card I made:
     
    Sizzix big shot Plus cards-title-diecut-titolo-alfabeto-fustelle-by cafecreativo (1)
     
    The first card uses the negative image, that I cut out from white cardstock.
     
    Sizzix big shot Plus cards-title-diecut-titolo-alfabeto-fustelle-by cafecreativo (6)
     
    I glued a strip of floral paper to highlight the word, on the inside card. I stamped the word "birthday" to complete the card. I embellished with a cute daisy that I cut out with two dies (Botanical Bloom collection by Craft Asylum).
    Here is the detail of the front of the card:
     
    Sizzix big shot Plus cards-title-diecut-titolo-alfabeto-fustelle-by cafecreativo (2)
     
    I carefully saved the insides of the letters to make my second card...
     
    Sizzix big shot Plus cards-title-diecut-titolo-alfabeto-fustelle-by cafecreativo (3)
     
    I mounted it in acetate paper: using the positive of my die cut I glued them back into place, above acetate strip. I created a small window on the front of the card and I attached the acetate.
    I completed the card with a big cupcake (Echo Park collection).
     
    Sizzix big shot Plus cards-title-diecut-titolo-alfabeto-fustelle-by cafecreativo (4)
     
    The use of the negative and the positive parts of your die cuts in these 2 cards is simple and fast!
     
    Sizzix big shot Plus cards-title-diecut-titolo-alfabeto-fustelle-by cafecreativo (5)
     
    Here are the supplies I used to make these cards:
    cardstocks
    acetate paper
    patterned papers
    spray ink
    acrylic paint
    ink pad
    stamp
    washi tape glitter
    brad
    enamel dots
    button
    pin
    stapler
     
    I hope you enjoyed my project today. Have a great week end, see you next Friday!
     
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    Buon Venerdì a tutti, sono Anna e sono qui con un nuova idea per usare la Big Shot e le fustelle!
    Credo che tutti abbiamo bisogno di biglietti di compleanno durante tutto l'anno e nei giorni di ferie è buona cosa cercare di portarsi avanti, prima che il tran tran quotidiano prenda il sopravvento.
    Così oggi vi mostro un trucchetto per risparmiare tempo ;)
    Prendete spunto da questo progetto, perchè ho cercato di fare due card al prezzo di una! Infatti, ho utilizzato la scritta fustellata con la Big Shot Plus e l'alfabeto Alphanumeric, usando sia il positivo che il negativo. Non si butta via nulla! :D
     
    Da un solo taglio, ho ottenuto due card differenti, usando per ognuna una tecnica specifica.
     
    La prima card utilizza l'immagine negativa, visto che i titoli traforati vanno tanto di moda. Ho fustellato la scritta “happy” posizionando le lettere sul biglietto bianco. Ho incollato una striscia di carta a fiori nell'interno, per evidenziare la parola. Ho timbrato la parola "birthday" per completare la scritta. Quindi ho abbellito con un po' di washi tape glitter, una striscia di carta e una deliziosa margherita che ho messo assieme grazie a due fustelle (collezione Botanical Bloom by Craft Asylum). I colori di questa card sono decisamente femminili :)
     
    Come avrete intuito, ho messo da parte, con attenzione, le lettere fustellate precedentemente per realizzare la mia seconda card.
    Per questo biglietto ho deciso di creare anche qui un effetto ottico “traforato”, per cui ho montato la scritta su acetato: utilizzando il “positivo” ho incollato le lettere sopra la striscia di acetato. Ho creato, quindi, una piccola finestra sul fronte della card, dove ho incollato con biadesivo l'acetato. Ho completato il biglietto di compleanno con una grande e meravigliosa cupcake (fustella della collezione Echo Park), che ho anche embossato e rifinito con un bottone rosso. I colori di questa card diciamo che vanno bene per tutti.
     
    Ecco che ho già pronte due card per le prossime occasioni!
    Come avete visto l'uso delle parti negative e positive della vostra fustellata, consente di creare due card in modo semplice e veloce. Provateci anche voi e poi fatemi sapere! ;)
     
    Materiali:
    cartoncini
    acetato
    carta da scrapbooking
    inchiostro spray
    colori acrilici
    inchiostro per timbri
    timbro
    washi tape glitter
    brad
    enamel dot
    bottone
    spillo decorato
    spillatrice
     
    Spero che il mio progetto oggi vi sia piaciuto. Buon week end, ci vediamo qui venerdì prossimo!

  • Snacks with friends

    Thursday, 27 August, 2015






    Hi friends!!
    My daughter is growing up and often she invites her friends to snack. So to cheer the afternoons I invented a small theme parties to make them happy!! I think have succeeded because my daughter was very happy!!
    I used:
    Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit 660515
    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK-Layering Daisy #2

    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 16PK - Card, Birthday Pop-Up

    Pink and white cardstocks
    Glue
    Scissors
    Rafia
    Create little boxes with box thinlits included in Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit 660515.
    One for nibbles, another for gift!
    Delicious!!
    and paste on glasses.
    It 's all ready but something is missing .....
     Of course!!!
    Can't fail an invitation card for all lucky little friends!!!
     This is my idea for a invitation card created with 
     And now let's go party!!!!
    -PER GLI AMICI ITALIANI-
    Salve amici e ben ritrovati!!
    Mia figlia sta crescendo e spesso invita le sue amichette per la merenda pomeridiana. Così per rallegrare il pomeriggio mi sono inventata un piccolo party a tema per far tutti felici!!
    E credo di esserci riuscita!!
    Per questo progetto ho usato:
    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK-Layering Daisy #2

    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 16PK - Card, Birthday Pop-Up

    Forbici
    Colla
    Cartoncini bianco e fucsia

    Ho realizzato dell scatoline con la fustella adatta compresa  nel Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit 660515.
    Le ho decorate con il castello incluso in Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 16PK - Card, Birthday Pop-Up.
    Una l'ho usata per gli snacks, l'altra per i regalini da fare alle amiche!
    Ho fustellato i fiori da incollare ai bicchieri.
    A questo punto mancava qualcosa....
    Certo, il biglietto invito!!!
    Delizioso!!

    Provateci anche voi!!!
    Alla prossima

    Giovanna  


  • Half Hexagon cushion cover

    Thursday, 27 August, 2015


     As it's nearly September I've started thinking about back to school and off to Uni - and that I haven't managed to complete many of my half completed projects!
    so I've combined off to Uni and finishing something, and made a cushion to brighten a student room.
    These half hexagon friendship braids have been lying around for ages - obviously they were cut using the Big Shot and the Half Hexagon die - 660175 http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/660175/sizzix-bigz-die-5-half-hex

    So I cut some navy fabric stripes using the Big Shot Plus 660020http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/660020/sizzix-big-shot-plus-machine-only-white-gray
    and the 2 1/2" strip 658328 http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/658328/sizzix-bigz-xl-25-die-strips-2-1-2-wide , and used them to join 3 of the strips together -


    I trimmed the top and bottom to make the edges straight and then just added a backing in the same navy to complete - I am going to insert a cushion pad and then slip stitch the edges together -
     
     So I'm feeling pleased with myself - one less thing to finish
    Next week might be back to school - or it might be a mystery quilt.
    Until then have fun sewing.
    Angela

  • Play with your Project Life by Karine

    Thursday, 27 August, 2015


    Hello!

    Here I am today with pieces of a Project Life double page lay-out in a road book style!

    Supply list:

    Transparent pouches: Becky Higgins
    Papers: 4heures37, American Crafts, Bristol
    Alphabets: American Crafts
    PL cards: American Crafts, 4heures37
    Embellishments: Ephéméria
    Dies: Sizzix
    Inks: Chalk Prima
    Ink: Versamark
    Embossing powder: Zing American Crafts
    Stamps: Aladine, Kési'Art, Bloomini Studio, Craft Origine, Paper Source
    Brushos: Leaf Green & Turquoise

    Dies:

    650515 : Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
    660320:  Sizzix Precision Base Plate for Intricate Thinlits Dies
    660804:  Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK- Happiness Phrases
    657188:  Sizzix Bigz Die- Tiny Tabs & Tags

    I worked this double page in my favorite color tones: sea green! I worked on a sea green color chart to make my future holidays pictures stand out! This is a good way to think ahead of sun & beach! It’s perfect for your mood!

    I used my Sizzix dies as a finishing touch, for the decoration part. I used my favorite Bigz die which is the “Sizzix Bigz Die- Tiny Tabs & Tags” to cut a small tab out of blue paper. It is so easy to insert in a project and it can be cut in various material!

    The die “Hello” is perfect to welcome me in this nice little town that is Cassis! I advise you to glue it with a spray can as this die is really thin!

    Then we end the decoration part by inserting a pretty lace heart coming from the Big Shot Plus Starter Kit! We will make it stand out by gluing it with 3D foam adhesive.

    Here are some pictures for you!






    Have a nice day,

    Karine

    Bonjour !

    Je vous retrouve aujourd'hui avec des extraits d'une double page Project Life façon Road Book !

    Matériel :

    Pochettes : Becky Higgins
    Papiers : 4heures37, Améerican Crafts, Bristol
    Alphabets : American Crafts
    Cartes PL : American Crafts, 4heures37
    Embellissements : Ephéméria
    Dies : Sizzix
    Encres : Chalk Prima
    Encre : Versamark
    Poudre à embosser : Zing American Crafts
    Tampons : Aladine, Kési'Art, Bloomini Studio, Craft Origine, Paper Source
    Brushos : Leaf Green et Turquoise

    Dies utilisés :

    650515 : Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
    660320:  Sizzix Precision Base Plate for Intricate Thinlits Dies
    660804:  Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK- Happiness Phrases
    657188 Sizzix Bigz Die- Tiny Tabs & Tags

    J'ai travaillé ici une double page dans mes couleurs préférés à savoir vert eau ! Tout un travail en nuances de couleurs pour mettre en valeur mes futures photos de vacances ! Un moyen d'anticiper soleil et plage ! C'est parfait pour le moral !

    J'ai utilisé mes dies Sizzix en phase finale, c'est à dire pour la partie décoration. J'ai utilisé mon Bigz favori à savoir le “Sizzix Bigz Die- Tiny Tabs & Tags” pour découper un petit onglet dans du papier bleu. Il est si facile à caser et se découpe avec toutes sortes de matières !

    Le die “Hello” pour souhaiter la bienvenue dans la jolie petite ville de Cassis ! A coller de préférer avec une bombe car cette découpe est ultra fine !

    Pour terminer un joli coeur dentellé provenant du kit de départ de la Big Shot Plus ! Celui-ci sera mis en valeur et en relief à l'aide de mousses 3D.

    Voici maintenant quelques extraits !

    Très bonne journée à vous

    Karine

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