Sewing for Pleasure show!
If you’re heading over to the Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC in Birmingham, make sure to stop by our stand – F05 for a make and take with the very talented Angela Southey. You’ll get to make this cute floral felt coaster using our new Big Shot™ Plus, which will look perfect on your desk or bedside table! You can even tag us in a photo of your make on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram along with the #Sizzixplus for your chance to win our brand new Big Shot™ Plus Starter Kit!
Meet our new additions!
Catch up with our creative designers and meet our new additions over on our blog! There are some fantastic projects that will really inspire you to be creative! Julia Klein from Germany created this wonderful butterfly card complete with sequins to add some sparkle! Click here for more inspirational makes.
A new Sizzix® machine is coming soon!
We are super excited to introduce to you all our new Big Shot™ Plus Machine, launching in March! This new machine with an A4 sized work surface offers you the chance to expand on your creativity. Using the included platforms you can explore our wide range of dies from Thinlits™ to Bigz™. To take a look at our new addition click here.
What’s more we have a Big Shot™ Plus Starter Kit to debut in March too! Featuring brand new designs such as floral, butterfly and heart shaped Thinlits™ and Bigz™ along with a Framelits™ die which creates a cute box. There’s even a new A4 sized Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to add more detail to your bespoke creations as well as two exciting paper pads bursting with patterned sheets in 6” and A4 sizes, designed by Craft Asylum®, to add a splash of colour to your projects. Click here to see the full kit!
Our trusted Big Shot™ Machine has also undergone a makeover and is available in March, featuring a stylish new look which we think will look splendid in your craft room! Click here to find out more about our new look! Our Sizzix® machines cater for everyone from beginner to expert are the perfect companion to assist with creating homemade cards, scrapbook layouts and home décor pieces.
Three New Collections
This month we have three fabulous collections launching! The first, Sunshine and Flowers is all about fun fresh themes featuring on Bigz™, perfect to welcome springtime! We also have Stephanie Ackerman’s latest collection launching with charming shapes which create an adorable little house and a collection from the talented Tim Holtz® which includes handwritten phrases on Thinlits™ for adding the perfect finishing touch to your makes! Click here to see all our upcoming products.
This year we will be working with some fantastic new magazines, where our talented team of designers along with Sizzix® fans with showcase their latest makes using both our newest and most popular dies. Keep an eye on our magazines page for all the latest projects! This is not to be missed! Click here to be inspired!
New from Craft Asylum!
We have teamed up with new designers Craft Asylum® from Creative Rox to bring you four fabulous collections due out this month! Home Sweet Home, Hello Sunshine, Meadow Sweet and Into The Woods are each made up of Thinlits™ dies with a range of beautiful designs. From florals, butterflies and birds to adorable houses and a little fox, these dies are perfect for cards, gift wrap and tags and scrapbook layouts. Click here to view.
New Elegance collection by Pete Hughes!
The new collection, Elegance by Pete Hughes is the epitome of sophistication. It comprises of beautiful designs including a bird, butterfly, fairy, owl and a floral flourish, all on intricate Thinlits™ dies. This charming collection can be used to embellish cards and gifts, photo albums and scrapbook pages or even home décor items! Click here to view.
Free Papers and Projects!
Catch our Flights of Fancy free downloads, which include eight colourful and patterned papers along with four projects sheets! They show you how to create two beautiful cards, a gift bag and a lovely photo frame which makes a perfect gift or even just to brighten up your home. These pretty designs use the downloadable papers along with dies from Flights of Fancy - the latest collection from Pete Hughes. Click here to get creative!
Free Everyday Memories Papers and Projects!
If you haven’t already spotted our exclusive interview with Paula Pascual there’s still time to read about her inspirations and top tips! You can also download four fantastic FREE PROJECT SHEETS using dies from her latest collection for Sizzix - Everyday Memories. Included is a beautiful birthday card, a bookmark and two home décor items made with intricate butterflies and flowers. Click here to see more
Woodland Creatures Collection
Don’t miss out on the chance to download some exclusive content inspired by our Woodland Creatures collection which includes cute foxes and owls. With 12 free papers plus 6 project sheets of different card designs you’re sure to have a hoot! Here you will also find an interview with designer Debi Potter who discusses her inspiration for the collection. Click here to view!
Free Papers and Projects!
If you haven’t already spotted them, there’s still time to get your hands on some exclusive content! As well as 8 free papers plus 4 project sheet downloads using the papers alongside our new collection ‘Flora Grande’ by Prima Marketing Inc®, there is also an interview with Tami from Prima explaining their inspiration for the collection! Click here to view.
Susan’s Garden projects
Have you tried the Thinlits™ designs from the Susan’s Garden collection yet? They are perfect for creating beautiful and realistic looking paper flowers ideal to use on a range of projects. Our very own Pete has been busy creating some ideas that you can try at home today. Click here to get your free project sheets!
Have you spotted the magazines page on our website? Each month we update it with the details of the beautiful magazine features our Sizzix products appear in. Including cards, gift boxes, quilts, home décor items and much more, make sure to check out the page each month to be inspired! Click here to view
New Quilting Page
We're not just papercrafters here at Sizzix, did you know we also have a collection of dies specifically designed for patchwork, quilting and appliqué! We've just given our quilting webpage a brand new look, which is full of all the information you need to get started plus plenty of inspirational ideas too! Whether it's a new craft you'd like to try, or if you're already a quilter but are looking for an easier and more accurate way to cut out your pieces, our collection of dies are perfect for the job! Click here to visit the quilting page today.
The Extended Multipurpose Platform is here!
The new extended multipurpose platform...the only platform you will ever need!
• You will be pleased to know it allows you to cut all Sizzix technologies so no other platform is needed.
• With a tab system and clear instructions on the platform it is extremely easy to use.
• You can even cut thicker card using wafer thin dies. Just add a paper or card shim onto the top of your platform to create a little extra pressure and voila!
• It allows you to use other wafer thin dies available in the market although you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions before doing so....better to be safe than sorry!
• Investing in a pair of extended cutting pads means you can use extra-long border dies.
• These longer pads mean you can use more dies in a single pass than standard pads leaving you more time to make those extra projects you have been thinking about.
• Occasionally with detailed designs multiple passes through the machine may be necessary but well worth that little extra time to make your project just perfect.
Meet The Bloggers
Find out more about our talented bloggers and see what’s behind all of those beautiful creations with our new Meet the Bloggers page! Here you can find out all you need to know about your favourite bloggers, where they find their inspiration and what they love to create the most. Each biography will be in English plus the relevant language for each blogger!
Click here to find out more!
Our blog is full of inspirational ideas for all of your creative projects whether your passion is cardmaking, scrapbooking, home décor or patchwork and quilting – there is something here for everyone! We have bloggers from all over Europe each with a variety of tastes and styles to inspire you to make something amazing today! Click here now to visit the blog.
Some of you may have noticed that we have recently uploaded lots of new videos to our website and You Tube channel to show you how to use all our machines, die-cutting and embossing technologies. What's even better is that these are also available in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish so our European friends can join in too! Click here to view.
Join us on Pinterest
Have you joined Pinterest yet? If not, you're sure to be addicted soon! This virtual pinboard allows you to pin your favourite things that you find online. Its popularity amongst crafters like yourselves has skyrocketed as it's a fantastic tool to store and share the things that inspire you. All of the products and ideas on Sizzix.co.uk now have their own 'Pin It' button so you can put them on your own board right away. Click here to visit the Sizzix Pinterest page and take a look at what we've pinned so far.
eCal is here!
This exclusively designed software allows you to plug the eclips machine into your PC or Mac, giving you the freedom to create your own designs along with enhanced features of the eclips machine, such as laser preview, scoring and much more. To find out more click here. The system requirements you need are...
(Win) Windows XP/Vista/7
(Win) Intel Pentium or equivalent processor
(Mac) Mac OSX 10.5/10.6/10.7
(Mac) Intel based processor
512 MB of RAM or greater
50 MB of available hard disk space
vUSB Port 1.1 or 2.x
Sizzix eclips Electronic Shape-Cutting Machine
*Internet access required for activation.
UK Delivery Service
As part of our commitment to improving our service to customers we will now be shipping out UK orders using the courier company DPD. We feel that DPD offer a range of benefits for you, which include an estimated 1 hour delivery window and the ability to receive text message notification of delivery times and dates. If you would like to receive a text message notification please enter a mobile telephone number as your main contact number when you place your order. There is no additional charge for this service. Any replies made to this service via text message will be charged at your normal network rate.
Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Information
All Movers & Shapers Base Dies are designed to work with Movers & Shapers Magnetic Dies to cut a window within a shape. However, when Movers & Shapers Base Dies are used without Magnetic Dies, special Magnetic Ejection Foam is needed to eject the die-cut shape. One piece of Magnetic Ejection Foam works on all Movers & Shapers Dies, no matter the design.
This special Magnetic Ejection Foam is available from Sizzix free of charge to owners of Movers & Shapers Dies.To get yours, please contact Customer Services.
Shipping Charge Change
As of 1st February 2010 the UK (mainland) shipping charges for orders placed on Sizzix.co.uk are as follows:
£6.94 on all orders.
The shipping charges for orders to the rest of Europe is unchanged. These shipping charges are under constant review and are subject to change.
Maestro Card Payments
Unfortunately we cannot accept payment from Maestro cards with more than 16 digits on our website. However should you have such a card you can e-mail your order (stock codes, quantities and contact details) to email@example.com and our Customer Services team can process your order. We will then contact you for payment information before dispatching your order.