This year the team here at Sizzix got the taste for challenges, setting out to do something bigger and better than ever before – so what larger challenge could we set ourselves than attempting a world record?!

Known for being a world-class arts and crafts company, it seemed only fitting that we attempted to hold our own world record for making!

Upon careful deliberation with the aim to get everyone involved, we decided to attempt the world record for the largest collection of papercrafts – a record never before attempted! Sizzix and papercraft go hand in hand and so we couldn’t imagine anything better than creating a mass collection of amazing makes made using our family of machines and dies.

With a benchmark set at 400 papercrafts, the challenge was set! If we were going to succeed, we knew we needed the help of our Sizzix community! After getting the word out using our videos and blogs, we began receiving entries from all over the world, from cardmaking to papercraft frames and boxes. Inundated with incredible makes, from individuals and craft groups that held workshops to help us hit our target, we soon were on our way to record-breaking status!

 

 

What could be described as a hard slog; we were required to take pictures of every individual papercraft make, video of an official count and be verified by our external witnesses from our charity of the year, Nightingale House Hospice. After this process, we had officially hit the benchmark set for ourselves – but we weren’t done just yet! With entries still flooding in and ideas multiplying, our collection was rapidly growing. Accumulating 504 papercrafts, we decided it was time to collect our title! After all official verifications were completed, we then received a certificate to state that we had broken the world record, at 504 papercrafts, 104 over our benchmark!

 

 

 

From start to end it took us over a year to hold the title of the world record for the largest collection of papercrafts! The Sizzix team are now determined to defend this title as master papercrafters!

Charlie Bull, Global Social Media Manager of Sizzix, expresses his gratitude to everyone who took part; “I just wanted to say a huge thanks to Sizzix team for getting involved, Nightingale House Hospice for being our external referees and to all of you, the Sizzix makers. It was awesome to see so many of you get involved and send us your makes to be part of the World Record attempt. Thank you so much!”.

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