Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Your Day Card

A quick and easy card today on the Sizzix blog. 
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Sizzix Blog Hop featuring Marisa Pawelko

This Sizzix Blog Hop is totally spectacular! Are you ready for some really rad projects? Hop with us today to check out who has been making what with Marisa Pawelko's line of unique and snazzy Sizzix dies from The Modern Surrealist collection! Her designs will put a little sparkle and extra pizzazz into your day. With the versatile Sizzix Originals dies and the Sizzix SophistiCut Machine you can make fun and easy jewelry, add some perk to your fashion, brighten up your space with a little lively d├ęcor- and whatever other exuberant crafts you can imagine up!

For my project, I thought, sure the Fashion Cuff die is perfect for making jewelry but what ELSE can I make?  My daughter is getting married in less than 3 weeks so I have been in full wedding decor mode for a few weeks now. So, the first thing that came to mind was a candle wrap!

I used the Sizzix SophistiCut Machine, for this complete project. 
I looking like a handbag. Seriously, how cute is that!?

Simply open the sides and there you have it--a die cut machine!

Next, layer together the plates, Fashion Cuff die and cardstock  and run through the machine.

You then have this great rounded corner shape with holes in each end.

Next add your desired stickers, die-cuts, stamps etc.

Fold end over end and secure in place with mini brads.

Slip it over a small candle, add some twine and it's done!! Cute and easy. You can easily adapt this idea to any season. Spell out Merry Christmas, your name, Happy Birthday or anything you want to celebrate. 

 Want to add a little fun to your decor? Follow the same process and pair the fashion cuff with one of the coordinating dies such as this zebra print for a totally rad decor addition!

Another great thing about this project is that you can get help from kids of all ages because the machine is easy to use and the shapes are perfect every time. No measuring or scissors needed!! Make this fun gift with them to give as gifts during the holidays.


Now head on over and hang out with these designers, see what awesomeness they've made:
·  Margot Potter @margotpotter
·  Jonathan Fong @jonathanfongstyle
·  Hilary Kanwischer @hilaryscraps
·  Anna-Karin Evaldsson @layersofink
·  Tami Mayberry @tamimayberry
·  Karin Jordan @leighlaurelstudios
·  Laura Russell @makelifelovely
·  Jennifer Priest @hydrangeahippo
·  Tiffany Johnson @iheartart
·  Tanner Bell @alittlecraftinyourday
·  Courtney Chambers @alittlecraftinyourday
·  Kathy Cano-Murillo @craftychica
·  Jade Harrington @jaderbomb

For this Sizzix Blog Hop featuring the Marisa Pawelko line of Sizzix products, The Modern Surrealist, Sizzix will ALSO be giving away this scandalous prize of over $150 retail value! It includes these phenomenal items: Sizzix SophistiCut MachineTrucker Cap Mini CardBig CityFashion Cuff,Cheetah OverlayLush LipsSunglasses

Enter your email address below for a chance to win these fabulous Sizzix products

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Some Quick and Easy Cards

I have a couple quick and easy cards to share with you today on the Sizzix blog
Perfect for those short on time!! 
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Sunday, June 01, 2014

A new sketch, cards and tutorial

Hi all!! Last week I was working on some sketches for the Sketchbook column in CardMaker magazine.  I hadn't realized how much I missed making sketches until then. So, after a break from my card sketch blog of 5+ years (and 3 Sketchbook  idea books through Annie's) I've decided it's time for a few more sketches ;)

With that, here is a new sketch for you!!
(With a tutorial and samples)

My first card:
Cardstock--white, gold, gray
Simple Stories Bingo cards and 6 x 6 paper pad
SRM sticker
Doodlebug Design self-adhesive star
Jute twine
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares & EZ Runner

And a second with tutorial. 

For this card begin with cardstock, a bingo card, patterned paper, sentiment, twine, enamel dots, embossing folder and Sizzix Banners die.

Begin with a 4.25" x 5.5" card base (blue) and a 4" x 5.25" panel (yellow)

Emboss the panel with your chosen embossing folder-

Adhere to card front.

Die-cut a Banner shape from desired patterned paper

Adhere to card front.

Cut out your bingo card. Adhere to cardstock; time a small border. Adhere to card front.

Attach sentiment sticker and enamel dot

Tie on some twine and it's finished!!
Simple Stories Bingo cards and 6 x 6 paper pad
Bella BLVD sticker
My Mind's Eye enamel dot
The Twinery baker's twine
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares & EZ Runner

Now it's your turn!! 
Be sure and leave a link to your card in the comments section so I can stop by and check it out! 

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