• Hello hello card

    Friday, 24 July, 2015



    Hi Sizzix friends!

    Today I share you my last card created with the dies designed by Craft Asylum includes the last ones I received the Tribal Adventure!!! I have a nice time playing with them to create this fun card.



    I like a lot play with the embossing folder to try how emboss a paper that is bigger than the embossing folder. In this case, the card size is 10x20 cm folded.


    Here is the video where I explain how to make this fun card and a tip for the embossing folder.





    I have used the following Sizzix products:


    Other supplies and sizes:
    • White cardstock 20cmx20cm (folded 10cmx20cm)
    • Scrapbooking paper 9,5cmx19,5cm 
    • White cardstock 7x19 cm
    • Sparkle adhesive paper Oh Glitter
    • Coral and dark blue cardstock to die-cut.
    • Enamels




      I hope you have enjoyed this fun card and the video. Thanks for your visit!


      Have a creative and happy Friday!


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      ¡Hola a todos!

      Hoy os comparto la última tarjeta que he realizado utilizando los troqueles diseñados por Craft Asylum para Sizzix, incluídos los últimos que he recibido los Tribal Adventure!!! La verdad es que he pasado un buen rato creando esta divertida tarjeta.

      Una de las cosas con las que más disfruto es con las carpetas de relieve, me encanta probar cómo puedo conseguir que un papel más grande que la carpeta de relieve pueda tener el repujado en toda la superficie. ¡Es como un juego! 

      En este vídeo podéis ver cómo he realizado esta tarjeta y el truco para la carpeta de relieve.

      He utilizado los siguientes productos Sizzix:


      Otros productos utilizados y medidas:
      • Cartulina blanca 20cmx20cm (doblada10cmx20cm)
      • Papel para scrapbooking  9,5cmx19,5cm 
      • Cartulina blanca 7x19 cm (para repujar)
      • Papel adhesivo de pupurina Oh Glitter (para troquelar).
      • Cartulina texturizada coral y azul marino (para troquelar).
      • Enamels

      Espero que os haya gustado esta divertida tarjeta y el vídeo.¡Gracias por la visita!


      Feliz y creativo viernes

    • Happy Birthday Card in a Box

      Friday, 24 July, 2015



      Happy Friday everyone, It's Anna posting today.
      I hope you had a great creative week! Here is the card in a box I’ve done for birthday of my friend. This is such a fun craft and a special way to show someone you care. I love putting together a “happy birthday” in a box. It’s fun to have a garland all nicely tucked into a box waiting to surprise someone!
       
      sizzix big shot plus starter kit-Happy Birthday in a Box (1)
       
      The dies of Big Shot Plus Starter Kit allowed me to do this box super fast!
       
      sizzix big shot plus starter kit-Happy Birthday in a Box (2)
       
      When your special someone opens the box, the Garland will look like a pop up card!
       
      sizzix big shot plus starter kit-Happy Birthday in a Box (3)
       
      sizzix big shot plus starter kit-Happy Birthday in a Box (4)
       
      Can I say how much I adore this Starter Kit? The Thinlits die box has the lid attached. For this project, I tried to change.
      To make the box's lid: first I cut out half lid from yellow cardstock; then I inverted the die and cut out the other part, so as to realise a unique lid.
       
      sizzix big shot plus starter kit-Happy Birthday in a Box-tutorial (1)
       
      I cut out the box from floral paper and assemble it. Then I selected the papers and cardstock to use for my garland and I cut out hearts, tag, butterflies...
      Fortunately, Sizzix now has the perfect solution for intricate dies: the Sizzix Die Brush & Foam Pad for Wafer-Thin Dies. This accessory easily rolls away excess paper to reveal the perfect cut!
       
      sizzix big shot plus starter kit-Happy Birthday in a Box-tutorial (2)
       
      To make the garland: I used a sewing machine to stitch the shapes together. Simply start by placing the first piece under the presser foot, put the needle in the down position and start stitching. Continue stitching, allowing the machine to stitch a few stitches between each new shape.
       
      sizzix big shot plus starter kit-Happy Birthday in a Box (5)
       
      sizzix big shot plus starter kit-Happy Birthday in a Box (6)
       
      The fun thing about creating your own is that you can customize them to match your color scheme!
      I hope my small project gave you some inspiration today!
      Happy crafting!
       
      Items used:
      Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) (660515)
      Sizzix Die Brush & Foam Pad for Wafer-Thin Dies (660513)
      patterned papers (Basic Grey, We R Memory Keepers, Studio Calico)
      cardstocks
      sewing machine, thread
      brad (Prima)
      ticket (Prima)
      stamp
      ink pad
       
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      Per le amiche italiane! :)
       
      Ciao a tutti, come ogni venerdì Anna è qui per una nuova ispirazione.
      Spero abbiate avuto una bella settimana creativa! Ecco un “biglietto di compleanno in scatola” che ho creato per il compleanno di un'amica. Ho scelto colori estivi e fruttati, vista la stagione. Si tratta di un lavoretto che avevo in mente da diverso tempo, perchè è un modo davvero speciale per fare gli auguri: l'effetto sorpresa è assicurato!

      Le fustelle comprese nel Big Shot Plus Starter Kit mi hanno permesso di fare tutto ciò più velocemente di quello che avevo immaginato. E quando finalmente la persona apre la scatola, la ghirlanda esce fuori, quasi come un pop up!
      Posso dire quanto mi piace questo Starter Kit?! Si riescono a fare tantissime cose e ve ne ho già mostrate diverse. Solo che la fustella Thinlits in formato A4 ha il coperchio attaccato. Per questo progetto, ho provato a fare una piccola modifica, perchè altrimenti la scatola con ghirlanda sarebbe risultata un po' scomoda da aprire.

      Vi spiego come: prima ho tagliato metà coperchio dal cartoncino giallo; poi ho invertito la fustella e ritagliato dall'altra parte, in modo da realizzare un coperchio unico (vedi foto dei passaggi). Più semplice a farsi che a dirsi!
      Ho quindi tagliato la base della scatola ed ho assemblato i due pezzi. Poi ho selezionato le carte da utilizzare per la mia ghirlanda ed ho fustellato diversi cuori, tag, farfalle ...
      A proposito di farfalle, avete visto la novità? Sizzix ora ha la soluzione perfetta per le fustelle “traforate”: si tratta dell'accessorio Sizzix Die Brush & Foam Pad for Wafer-Thin Dies, che fa rotolare via la carta in eccesso e rivelare il taglio perfetto. Non ci credevo, ma è molto utile!

      Ed ora vi spiego come ho creato la ghirlanda: con la macchina da cucire, bisogna cucire insieme le forme di carta ritagliate e sovrapposte. Basta semplicemente iniziare posizionando il primo pezzo sotto il piedino, mettere l'ago in posizione abbassata e iniziare a cucire. Continuare a cucire, inserendo nuove forme, facendo in modo di cucire alcuni punti tra una forma e l'altra, per lasciare un po' di spazio.

      Questo progetto è molto versatile ed è possibile personalizzare la combinazione di colori a piacimento.
      Spero vi sia piaciuto. Ora tocca a voi... Happy crafting!
       
      Materiali:
      carte scrap (Basic Grey, We R Memory Keepers, Studio Calico)
      cartoncini
      macchina da cucire, filo
      brad (Prima)
      ticket (Prima)
      timbro
      inchiostro

    • Decorations for homemade soaps

      Thursday, 23 July, 2015






      Hi everybody!!!

      One of my hobbies is the production of olive oil soap homemade! I love it and I use it! 
      Often I'll give it to my friends and I like to package it well.
      The Big Shot Sizzix is extremely useful to create decorations for our delicious homemade soaps.
      Follow me and you'll discover how to make!

      I used:
      A piece of soap
      White Cardstock
      Polka dots Cardstock
      Watercolors 
      White Raffia
      Glue
      Scissors
      Acrylic golden color

      On a white cardstock create a colored background with yellow and green watercolor.

      With the polka dots cardstock die cut a topper using Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 8PK-Toppers, Borders and Corners.

       Now decorate homemade soap with the topper and create a beautiful bow with raffia.

      Finish the job gluing flowers, decorate with acrylic golden color.
      Now your soaps are ready to be given away!!!

      -PER I LETTORI ITALIANI-

      Ciao a tutti!!
      Uno dei miei hobbies è creare da me sapone all'olio di oliva. Lo adoro e lo uso spesso!
      A volte lo regalo agli amici e allora mi piace confezionarlo per bene!
      La Big Shot Sizzix è estremamente utile per creare delle deliziose confezioni o decorazioni per i nostri saponi fatti in casa!
      Seguitemi e scoprirete come fare!
      Per questo progetto ho usato:
      Un pezzo di sapone
      Cartoncino bianco
      Cartoncino a pois
      Acquerelli
      Rafia bianca
      Colla
      Forbici
      Acrilico dorato

      Su di un cartoncino bianco creare un fondo colorato usando gli acquerelli giallo e verde.
      Fustellare adesso due fiori usando Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK-Layering Daisy #2.
      Con il cartoncino a pois fustellare il topper che utilizzeremo per decorare il sapone.
      Ora decorare il sapone con il topper e creare un bel fiocchetto con la rafia bianca.
      Adesso incollare sul fiocchetto i due fiorellini e rifinire con l'acrilico dorato.
      Ora il vostro sapone sarà pronto per essere regalato!!
      Non è carinissimo???

      Alla prossima!!



    • A turbulence of butterflies - baby quilt

      Thursday, 23 July, 2015



       I'm not sure this is a correct name for a collection of butterflies but it got stuck in my head!
      A friend has just had a baby girl, and so I thought I'd make a little quilt for her and, as I really like the new Echo Park range of dies, I decided to applique butterflies on it - and this view is where I started - and where the name turbulence originated.
      Here is an image of the die that I have been using - Bigz die 660448
       
       I decided not to use the butterfly body's to keep the design simple.
       I used Heat and Bond on the wrong side of the fabrics - which I liberated from my stash - which I applied before cutting out.
      I then cut outs of all three sizes of butterflies, and just scattered them over the background fabric, which is a cream print, also from my stash.
      then came the job of trying to arrange them - but not too much so that it remained quite an informal arrangement -
      This was just a bit too rigid - too much of a straight line -
      this was closer - but seemed a bit too wide - so it became this -
      I think I'm happy with this now - so I have to fuse the butterflies onto the background and stitch them! Yes that's all and I was hoping to finish it today - not really realistic but I'll have a go. So next week will follow on with the stitching and quilting of this quilt - hopefully.
      Until then - enjoy the school holidays, and get ready for Festival of Quilts - 2 weeks today - see you there.
      Angela
       
       

    • Gold, yellow and natural Lay-out by Karine

      Thursday, 23 July, 2015


      Hello!

      It’s Thursday! Here is a new page with neutral tones :-) starring again my pretty little niece!


      Supply list:

      Cardstock: American Crafts
      Glitter paper: American Crafts, 4heures37
      Pattern paper: Crate Paper
      Dictionary page
      Stickers: American Crafts, Hema
      Color dots: Ephéméria

      Dies

      650515: Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
      660481: Sizzix Thinlits Die-Do what you love
      660507:  Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Floral Texture
      660491: Sizzix Bigz Die-Ethnic Elements

      I wanted to bring a little texture to my page so I embossed a dictionary page with an embossing folder and then I tore it. It will serve as a frame to my picture.

      I cut the superb die Do what you love out of a yellow pattern paper from 4heures37! For this page, I only used the flower and the word “Love”. The flower heart will be enhanced with white paper. Add a beige dot to the heart.

      Cut a small flower out of gold glitter paper. It will complete our floral decoration.

      I used the Ethnic Elements die as well to cut a large white arrow. Glue gold glitter paper inside the arrow.

      Then simply add little yellow dots and stickers. This is a really simple creation that I particularly like!





      Have a lovely day!


      Karine

      Bonjour !

      Une nouvelle page en ce jeudi pour vous dans les tons naturels :) Toujours avec ma jolie petite nièce !

      Matériel :

      Cardstock : American Crafts
      Papier pailettes : American Crafts, 4heures37
      Papier imprimé : Crate Paper
      Page de dictionnaire
      Stickers : American Crafts, Hema
      Pastilles couleur : Ephéméria

      Dies

      650515: Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
      660481: Sizzix Thinlits Die-Do what you love
      660507:  Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Floral Texture
      660491: Sizzix Bigz Die-Ethnic Elements

      Afin d'apporter un peu de texture à ma page, j'ai embossé à sec une page de dictionnaire que j'ai ensuite déchiré. Elle servira de mat à ma photo.

      J'ai découpé dans du papier imprimé jaune 4heures37 le superbe die-Do what you love ! J'ai simplement conservé pour ma page la fleur et le mot Love. Le centre de la fleur sera quant à lui réhaussé avec du papier blanc. Complétez le centre avec une pastillé beige.

      Dans du papier paillettes or, découpez une petite fleur, elle viendra compléter la composition florale.

      J'ai également utilisé le die Ethnic Elements pour découper une large flèche en blanc. Habillez l'intérieur avec du papier paillettes or.

      Complétez simplement avec des petites pastilles jaune et des autocollants. Une créa toute simple que j'aime beaucoup !

      Bonne journée

      Karine

    • Bear Necessities!

      Wednesday, 22 July, 2015

      There is a wonderful new collection of dies that go by the collective name 'Winter Wonderland' which have just been released for all you crazy people who like to make your Christmas cards six months in advance.

      I know it's a little early for the rest of us but I love this die so much that I couldn't resist sharing it with you. The die in question is a Bigz die called Loving Bear..... isn't that sweet?

      Bigz dies mean BIG possibilities, especially when it comes to cutting a ridiculous range of materials. I attached an off-cut of natural calico to a piece of mount board and die-cut the bear and his snout.

       Next, I attached more calico to a piece of ivory card and die-cut the parts to make the scarf, the nose and the inside of the ears. I applied my Broken China and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink pads directly onto a craft mat and spritzed with clean water before dipping the parts of the scarf into the ink.
      Next, I applied Old Paper Distress ink around the edges of the die-cuts. 

      To add a little more texture I rolled out a pea sized blob of white chalky paint with my brayer before applying to the die-cuts. Always start off with a little paint, you can always add more if you need to.
      I die-cut the eyes from black card and assembled the various bits & pieces before mounting onto a pink base card using adhesive foam pads. It's really simple but the effect is pretty cool. I do hope you share my enthusiasm for this die because I will probably be using it quite a bit between now and my 51st birthday, or Christmas as most of you call it!




    • Back to the travel postcards

      Wednesday, 22 July, 2015








      Hi everybody!

      Is vacation time, everyone will travel to nice places. And I want to propose to you a little funny thing for this year; not only send whatsapp, facebook, twitter, instagram and other things in the 2.0 world about your vacations..


      This year you can also send a postcard. A postcard  written by hand, put a stamp and send by mail. Come on, let's go! it can be fun!


      My proposal does not end here, the full proposal is make your own handmade postcard. Here you have a video with a creative idea (you'll learn a cool and colorful background with Archival inks)


      come on! you'll love it!


      This are the Sizzix products used in this project:
      660515 Sizzix Big Shot PLUS Starter Kit (White and Gray)
      660222 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Scribbles & Splat
      657837 Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Word Play

      Be Happy!!

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      Hola a todos!

      Es tiempo de vacaciones, todo el mundo viaja a sitios bonitos. Y quiero proponeros una pequeña cosa muy divertida para este año; no sólo enviar WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram y otras cosas en el mundo 2.0 en vacaciones!

      Este año también puedes enviar una postal. Una postal escrita a mano, pones un sello y la envías por correo postal. Vamos! puede ser divertido!

      Mi propuesta no termina aquí, la propuesta completa es hacer tu propia postal a mano. Aquí tienes un vídeo con una idea creativa y divertida. Además aprendes a hacer un fondo con tintas Archival muy chulo y colorista.

      anímate! te encantará!

      Estos son los productos Sizzix usados en este proyecto:
      660515 Sizzix Big Shot PLUS Starter Kit (White and Gray)
      660222 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Scribbles & Splat
      657837 Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Word Play

      Sed muy felices!!

    • Summer garland

      Tuesday, 21 July, 2015







      Hi crafter!
      in these days of summer heat and blue skies, I think about those gardens of summer houses to relax in the shadow and colorful GARLANDS that move with the wind..


      Horizontal, vertical, with the sea, the houses and the flowers.

      Therefore, you can pick like you want!
      You have some party to stage? Dinner with friends on a vacation or a romantic evening??
      The garlands are always a great charm.





      NECESSARY:
      hot glue
      stick glue
      cardstocks or paper scrap
      scissors
      filo di cotone










      *per i lettori italiani*

      Ciao crafter!
      in questi giorni di caldo e di cieli azzurri mi vengono in mente quei porticati delle case estive dove riposare all'ombra, e così mi sono venute in mente ghirlande colorate che si muovono col vento..

      Orizzontali, verticali, con il mare, le case e i fiori.

      Insomma, potete sbizzarrirvi come più vi piace!
      E poi immaginate di allestire qualche festa, una cena tra amici in vacanza o una serata romantica.
      Le ghirlande hanno sempre un grande fascino.

      OCCORRENTE:
      colla a caldo
      colla stick
      cartoncini colorati o carta scrap
      forbici
      cotton thread

      Al prossimo progetto!!!

      Manuela
      Pasticci di carta

    • Vintage Tag by Romy

      Tuesday, 21 July, 2015

      Hello!
      Welcome on the Sizzix blog today!
      Do you love vintage as much as I do? Then Sizzix offers you the perfect dies to create something that you love. Today I would like to show you a vintage-inspired tag that features a variety of beautiful Sizzix dies. 


      Sizzix supplies:
      Tim Holtz Postage Stamp Frame

      The tag itself was cut out of cardstock and black paper with the Movers & Shapers Tag & Bookplates Die. I attached another piece of paper on top of it. I adorned the corner of this paper with the harlequin die from the Tim Holtz Thinlits Mixed Media Dies set. After that, I cut out a halve postage stamp with the Tim Holtz Postage Stamp Frame die. I attached this on the right side of the tag. 


      I also cut out a small tag with the Tim Holtz Thinlits Tags Collection and glued that down on top of the postage stamp frame. I further embellished my tag with two butterflies, which I punched out with the beautiful and brand new Paper Punch Butterfly Large. I also attached tiny hearts on top of them, which were cut out with the Bigz Heartfelt Die. In the end I added the title 'Love' as well. This title was made with the wonderful Tim Holtz Handwritten Love Thinlits Dies.  


      Thank you for stopping by on the Sizzix blog today!
      Happy crafting!

      In Dutch:
      Hallo!
      Welkom op het Sizzix blog vandaag!
      Vind jij vintage net zo mooi als ik? Dan heeft Sizzix de perfecte stansen voor jou om iets te maken dat helemaal naar je zin is. Vandaag wil ik dan ook een vintage tag laten zien waarop ik een aantal mooie Sizzix stansen heb gebruikt.

      Sizzix benodigdheden:
      Tim Holtz Postage Stamp Frame

      De tag zelf is uit cardstock en zwart papier gestanst met de Movers & Shapers Tag & Bookplates Die. Ik heb er een ander stuk papier opgeplakt. De hoek van dit papier heb ik versierd met het ruitjespatroon uit de Tim Holtz Thinlits Mixed Media Dies set. Daarna heb ik een halve postzegelvorm uitgestanst met de Tim Holtz Postage Stamp Frame stans. Ik heb deze rechts op mijn tag geplakt. 

      Ik heb ook een kleine tag uitgestanst met de Tim Holtz Thinlits Tags Collection en heb deze op de postzegelvorm geplakt. Ik heb de tag verder versierd met twee vlinders, die zijn uitgeponst met de prachtige en gloednieuwe Paper Punch Butterfly Large. Op de vlinders heb ik kleine hartjes geplakt, die zijn uitgestanst met de Bigz Heartfelt Die. Uiteindelijk heb ik ook nog de titel 'Love' toegevoegd. Deze heb ik gemaakt met de Tim Holtz Handwritten Love Thinlits Dies.  

      Dankjewel voor je bezoekje aan het Sizzix blog!
      Veel scrapplezier!

    • My sport diary

      Tuesday, 21 July, 2015



      Hi everybody!

      For 2 years, I have had a filofax diary to note down my appointments. I decorated it with coloured papers and labels of scrap so that it will be pleasant to use on a daily basis. I even added photos of my daughters, taken during their activities.



      As it was full, I decided to buy another one dedicated to my sport and nutrition program. Indeed I try to do sport regularly and to eat healthily... 
      I feel the need to plan to motivate myself.


      I found irresistible this yellow small size filofax. It was perfect for my project! 
      And of course I did not resist the urge to decorate it a little bit, I chose pastel colours which go so well with the soft yellow of the cover. 
      I brightened it up with PL cards and Sizzix cuts like the magnificent foliage of Tim Hotlz.














      I wanted to add material with wooden and metal embellishments, that I associated with a small bunch of flowers and small leaves, from the Big Shot Plus starter kit.  
      Flowers are cut into red and pink binding cloth, leaves in mint coloured foam!


      Items used:

      660020Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine
      659436: Sizzix Bigz die Garden Green de Tim Holtz 
      paper and PL cards: Swirlcards 
      alpha and clips: Prima, Crate paper & Studio Calico
      I just need to find a 4-color pen and that will be perfect!
      Good day to you all!"


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      Mon agenda sportif

      Depuis 2 ans j'ai un agenda filofax pour noter mes rendez-vous, je l'ai décoré avec des papiers colorés et des étiquettes de scrap pour qu'il soit agréable à utiliser au quotidien, j'y ajoute même quelques photos de mes filles prises lors de leurs activités.

      Comme il était bien rempli, j'ai décidé d'en  acheter un second pour mon programme sportif et nutritionnel, j'essaie de faire du sport régulièrement et manger sainement…  j'ai éprouvé le besoin de planifier pour me motiver.

      J'ai craqué sur ce petit format filofax tout jaune idéal pour mon projet!
      Et bien sûr je n'ai pas résisté à l'envie de le décorer un peu, j'ai choisi des couleurs pastels qui vont si bien avec le jaune tendre de la couverture. Je l'ai agrémenté de cartes PL et de découpes Sizzix comme le superbe feuillage de Tim Hotlz.

      J'ai voulu ajouté un peu de matières avec des embellissements en bois et en métal, que j'ai accompagné d'un petit bouquet réalisé avec les fleurs et les petites feuilles du kit de démarrage de la big Shot Plus. Les fleurs sont découpées dans de la toile de reliure de couleur rouge et rose, les feuilles dans de la mousse couleur mint!

      Il ne me reste plus qu'à trouver un joli petit stylo 4 couleurs et ça sera parfait!

      Bonne journée à tous!

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