Thursday, September 30, 2010

It just gets better and better!

The eclips is changing the way we cut out shapes! Check out this quick video on how easy it is to change the amount of shapes you cut out. ;)



Can't see the video? Click Here!


Just a quick note...I'll be visiting Oh My Crafts in Salt Lake City Utah next week! Of course we will have the eclips there! If you are going to be there, make sure you say hi!

Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The eclips v2 ROCKS! :)

Well, you've chosen your shape, but now you want to change the size! And version 2 offers a great option!

Here you go! :)



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Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The eclips and shapes...

Hello, Friends!

Before experiencing the cutting precision of the eclips, you must select a shape. Discover how easy it is to locate the shape of your choice......



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Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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Monday, September 27, 2010

So many Options!

When you purchase an eclips cartridge, it will tell you how many shapes are on the cart. For example, the Flowers and Phrases cart has 50 images. Well, kind of.

It really has LOTS more!

Check it out....




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So, the cart that has 50 images, has TONS more! Solids, outlines, and/or borders, oh my! :)

Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Actually, it's called Actual.

Actually, it's easy to 'get' once you understand it....check out the video on ACTUAL.



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Makes so much sense, right?!?

Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ever Wonder....

Do you ever wonder what materials our "Wonder" machine can cut? Well, take a look at this video and be prepared to be amazed! :)




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The eclips machine just gets better and better, doesn't it?!?

And...SURPRISE...we have a bonus video today!



Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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Friday, September 24, 2010

eclips...favorites!

There are quite a few designs on my eclips cartridges that I use over and over. That's where the favorites folder comes in!

Check it out....


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Pretty awesome, huh?!?

I'll be honest, we've thought of everything on the eclips! I wish I could videotape our brainstorming sessions. Kevin is a GENIUS, and to hear the ideas inside his brain is fascinating! :)

Here's a Halloween card I created using the Holiday cartridge.



I get so many comments on the gate! (The tree is also from the cartridge).

Supplies used:
Holiday eclips Cartridge
The Stamps of Life Stamps

Halloween projects are so fun to create! And with the eclips, SO easy! Now, if I just had more time to create the projects forming in my head..... ;)

Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

More Halloween Decor...

I just love Beth's story about the Rabbit sitting on top of her desk and how it keeps her company! Totally funny! I can see it now people are going to be kidnapping her bunny and dressing it for all kinds of occasion's through out the year! I have a few ideas of my own that include a Blonde wig, LOL! As you can see we love to have FUN at Sizzix!

Enjoy this quick and clever project idea! Oh and if you happen to dress up a bunny of your own, show us. We would love to see what you created! Julianna

Two more quick ideas for Halloween decorating. There are LOTS of adorable Halloween decor items at the store right now, but sometimes all you need is what you already have, and a little imagination.

First, I bought this crazy glittered rabbit last Easter. I kind of like the way he keeps me company at my desk, so I never put him away. Since fall is here I didn't think the bouquet of pink hydrangeas was appropriate anymore, I hand-cut a little mask out of felt and created a seasonal bouquet for him to hold.


I love how he's rockin' the black rose and sparkly candy corn, What a good sport!


Next is the pillow. I die-cut the numbers out of black, self-adhesive felt and just stuck them on a pre-made pillow. That's it! This would work on practically any pillow and when the season is over the numbers can be peeled right off.

Coming next from me: Treating Yourself....!
Beth
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Fit and Fill

Fit and Fill....the only features that have to do with jeans. JEANS?!? Huh? What?!?

Watch and see. And learn... :)



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With Kevin's great tip on how to remember the difference between Fit and Fill, using the two features on the eclips will always be a breeze! :)

Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Yummy Cupcake!

One of my favorite things about working at Sizzix is seeing the incredible projects from our designers! I'm always in awe of their creations!

This is one of those times when I think, "WOW!"

Designer, Deena shares an adorable door hanger with us.

Here's what she had to say about her project....


Just like many of you I can't get enough of cupcakes. I wanted to make a
little birthday door hanger with the newest Sizzix Cupcake.



I stitched some canvas with an opening for a wooden dowel. Stitched on some
felt and a paper mat. Then I just added my embellished die cuts. To finish
it off I added the wooden dowel and some ribbon.
So easy and one of my favorite projects I've worked on lately. Enjoy! Deena

Dies Used:
(#656842)
(#656844)



Thanks, Deena! I can't wait to see what you create next! :)


And now it's time for our eclips video! In this video, we learn more about the remote! I love how easy it is to use! {And so do my kids!} ;)


Can't see the video? Click Here!


Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Sizzix
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

eclips...The Remote

So much of what you need to know about the eclips is displayed on the screen.

See for yourself! :)



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Monday, September 20, 2010

eclips {Cartridges and Mats}

We are continuing our eclips videos! 40+ videos in 40 days!

In this video, we learn how all about the cartridges and the mat....



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Don't you love that you can change out the cartridges!?! :)

Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

It's quiz time! The eclips has a few questions that only YOU can answer...check out what they are....


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Funny story....if you are testing out the eclips to see if it really does speak other languages, take my word for it! As we were testing, I chose Spanish...yep, it worked!

But....hmmm....now that it's all in Spanish, how do I figure out how to get it back to English? It's all in Spanish! {grin!} Don't worry, it's back to English now....{Thanks to a good friend!}

Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Out of the Box....eclips!

So, you've gotten your eclips machine and you are ready to get started...here's a video that will get you going right away! :)



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Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Fun Friday!

Friday's are great, aren't they?!? So, we thought we would bring you some extra fun by introducing you to some of the incredible people around here!

Meet Rachael....


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Isn't she adorable?!? :) Love you, Rachael!

Hmmmm...I feel like I'm forgetting something...oh, yeah! An eclips video! ;)

Remember, we are showcasing our new eclips machine....more than 40 videos in 40 days. Yep, we work weekends around here! ;)

This video is a Quick Start Video. See how four simple steps can get you started cutting right away with the eclips....



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I thought I'd share a quick project I did the other day. I needed an idea to share with my daughter's teacher for Halloween treats for the class. This is what I came up with.



This project was made so easy with the eclips machine! I stamped the Treats for You and dots of circles then used Center Point on the machine to cut a circle around it. I then cut a scalloped circle out of black cardstock.

Did you know?!? Every eclips cartridge has the circle, scalloped circle and quite a few other basic shapes? So great! :)

Items needed:
eclips machine
Stamps- The Stamps of Life
clear box- Clearbags
Candy!





Happy Weekend!

Hugs,
Stephanie
P.S. If you are near the Mall of America, make sure you look out for Sizzix and Julianna Hudgins! :)
P.P.S. If you are in the TX area, look for me at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in San Marcos! :)
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

The eclips Pop-Up Menu...Center Point

Another one of my favorite features on the eclips machine is using Center Point! I love being able to use the pen holder to draw a letter and then cutting the letter out using the shadow of the letter.

Check out the video! :)



Can't see the video above this line? You must be getting this update via email. :) Click Here to see the video!


Hugs!
Stephanie
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fabric Journal

Thanks Dena for this inspiring project. I love the color scheme, very retro and fresh. Its the perfect project for a young tween or teen and it would make a great gift. Change up the color selection and you have a project that can be recreated for all seasons. Have Fun, Jewels

With school back in full swing and Fall at our front door, it's easy to forget that Winter is right around the corner. To embrace these very colorful days of Fall , I embellished a fabric journal with some vibrant, die cut felt flowers! This project is fun and easy and only requires a few basic materials. So go ahead... put some breezy music on, grab a cup of warm tea and invite your friends to join the fun soaking up these Fall days!

All you need is a cute fabric, paper or leather journal, some colorful felt, buttons and your Sizzix materials.

Gather:

  • Sizzix Machine
  • Themed floral dies or other summer-inspired motifs
  • Felt
  • Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue

Create:

  1. Die-cut flowers or summer-inspired motifs out of colorful felt
  2. Adhere the felt flowers to your journal and let dry
  3. Embellish the center of the flowers with buttons (optional)
  4. Cut a scrap of fabric to match the width of the journal's binding, wrap around the inside and create a bow.
  5. Voila!

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Welcome to the New Sizzix Blog!

Hello! Welcome to the New Sizzix Blog!

We created an introduction video, just for you! :)



To start the blog off right, we have FOUR new videos featuring the eclips machine.



The eclips has some AWESOME features!!! Here are some of my favorites......

The eclips scores! I mean really scores! Not the - - - - - but the real thing! ;)




And even more with scoring!




The Laser Cut Preview is going to knock your socks off! Imagine using every little bit of cardstock and not wasting any of it! :)



Whew! That's a lot of videos and great information about the eclips!

Stay tuned everyday for the next 40 days as we learn more about the eclips machine. We will also be sharing some great projects, tip and tricks and more!

Be sure to sign up for our email newsletter to get the blog updates emailed to you! Also, join us on Facebook! ;)

We are so excited that you are on this journey with us! Get ready for some fun!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Sizzix.com
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Halloween Banner

by Debi Adams

I have been having a lot of fun lately with all the new Halloween dies and Texture Fades. I mean, after all, Halloween is almost around the corner!

I made this banner as a gift for a friend of mine. When using the Texture Fades, try coloring the image with a brayer and ink or paint. It's a different kind of look than sanding. I used some of Tim Holtz's dies and Texture Fades (656942) and eclips Cartridges (656345, 656858) as well as some Sizzlits Decorative Strips (656931), Movers & Shapers (656633), Bigz (656929, 656925) and Bigz XL (656698, 656093) shapes. I attached the decorated pieces to the twill with my sewing machine and then embellished the twill with rag pieces, ribbon and fru-fru. I added glitter, a safety pin and flocking to nearly everything else.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Frames and Phrases Dies

{September 9, 2010}

by Deena Ziegler

Beth is always coming up with amazing die designs. She had a BIG hit with the 3-D Flower, which has been so popular it's been out of stock over and over again. Be sure to be watching for that to come back in stock because it is a must-have for your die collection.

But today I wanted to share with you some of my other favorite Beth designs. At CHA Winter this year, Sizzix released her line of Frames and Phrases dies that I instantly fell for. They are sized perfectly as to not overpower a card but not get lost on a scrapbook page either. Guess what I wasn't the only one who thought they were great ... they returned for the Summer show as a best seller.

Here are some cards I made using my most favorites in the line.



Dies Used: 656581, 656579, 656576, 656567

Have a great creative day!

Deena

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Eclips Pen Tool

{September 2, 2010}

by Cara Mariano

The pen tool is a great new feature on our eclips machine. I used it to create my own patterned paper for this birthday card I made.



First, select the pen you would like to use and the shape. I used the new Happi Cartridge by Dena Designs. Select the size the you want, select the Fill button and go. I also used the center point feature to fill in the design with the same shape, just smaller.

Once I had the design I wanted, I used a rubber stamp and stamped over the shape. I used the patterned paper to create the base of my card. I also used the eclips to cut out the decorative border and dress form from the same Happi Cartridge. A rubber stamped sentiment, ribbon, buttons and decorative flowers add dimension and finish the card.

Cara

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The kickoff to Jacob's first football season

{September 1, 2010}

by Kim Roberto

Hi to all of my Sizzix friends,

The kids are back to school, and all of their evening sports have become a huge part of our daily routine. Sometimes, with all of the running around, it's hard to imagine having the time to actually sit down and document all of these "proud moments" we have of our children. I would like to encourage you today that even if you only scrapbook one page out of an entire pack of photos, you are still ahead of the game. Now, on to the fun part.

Our son Jacob started his first year of tackle football. Over the summer, he attended two football camps, and he became very excited about the sport, so he signed up for the Strongsville Mustangs youth football league. I have to admit, as a mom, it's not too fun to see your son get hit by another child full force on a football field; however, for some reason, I am doing pretty well with being calm.

Here is our Jacob during his first scrimmage last weekend:


Materials needed to create this layout or one very similar:

The elements that were cut by the eclips are:

  • Football
  • Megaphone
  • Letters

Enjoy!

Kim

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Decorating Tricks

{August 31, 2010}

by Beth Reames

These new dies make decorating for Halloween so easy, it's scary.
Trick: For a great "glittery" result, apply a sheet of adhesive to the front of your colored cardstock before cutting. After die-cutting, peel away the backing and sprinkle a generous amount of glitter onto your shape. Also, I have found that some glitter is more transparent than others, so I like to match my paper to the color of glitter for the best effect.
Trick: A mat board frame is the perfect base for a spooky little sign. I covered my mat board with patterned paper before cutting. After adding my glittered embellishments, I attached a short length of beaded chain as a hanger and added a piece of chandelier glass at the bottom.

This artificial pumpkin had definitely seen better days …

Trick: A coat of orange paint and orange glitter created a great base for this decorated pumpkin. I painted from the bottom up and poured glitter over the top while the paint was still wet. The Candy Corn was glittered using the same adhesive technique as before, but this time I used white chunk glitter on colored paper.


I found this frame at a local discount store. It was gold and silver.

Trick: A coat of flat black paint gave it an oh-so-creepy look. The Scary Tree is a simple black silhouette and if you look real close, you can see the Ghost that is cut out of plastic. The numbers are from the eclips Sassy Serif cartridge.

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ScoreBoards House Sneak Peek

{August 30, 2010}

by Eileen Hull

Here's a quick look at one of my new dies, the ScoreBoards Pro House, 3-D, which came out at the CHA Summer show. I recently appeared on Cool2Craft and talked about it. This is my first venture in designing Pro dies. You will need the Big Shot Pro to cut out the house. I recently got one, and it's my favorite new gadget! I can also use it to cut several of my smaller dies out all in one pass. Great for doing mass production projects and high-volume work for large events like weddings and parties.


I can think of so many fun ways that this might be decorated, especially around the holidays. This picture shows a very simple version that I did right before leaving for CHA. I just added crystal glitter to the roof and made a small button wreath for above the door. A scalloped oval cutout and more glitter tells whose house it is. How would you decorate this house?

Hold on to your hats and get ready – there's a blog hop coming and it's going to be BIG! More info soon ...

Also there's a new social networking spot that everyone is buzzing over to called The Hive. It's a crafting community where people can share projects, network, connect with others who work in similar mediums, and best of all, you can hang out with your peeps and they speak your language! Make sure you join the Sizzix Lovers group, where I hope you will post some of your latest projects. Hope to see you there!

From my (bzzzzy) studio to yours,

Eileen

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Cupcake Toppers!

{August 27, 2010}

by Dena

OK, my friends – now tell the truth. Between work and family and everything else you do, when did you last embellish your life with some seriously cute stuff? If your eyes are glazing as you search the recesses of your memory, it's time for a sanity-boosting party. Let's get ready with a super-easy embellishment project: Cupcake Toppers.

Your friends will be touched that you spent "so much time" just to make your get-together extra-special. (You don't have to tell them just how easy this project was to create!) Run out and pick up cupcakes at your local bakery. Clear a little space at the table and make a Cupcake Toppers to coordinate with your table décor.

Gather:

  • Sizzix Machine
  • Themed dies to match your party
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Extra-long toothpicks
  • Double-sided tape
  • Cupcakes

Create:

  1. Die-cut fun images out of the scrapbook paper (i.e., shoes, purses, puppies, etc.).
  2. Tape them onto extra-long toothpicks.
  3. Stick the toothpicks into the cupcakes and … that's it!
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Flip-Flops

{August 24, 2010}

by Debi Adams


Before the summer disappears, try embellishing a pair of your inexpensive flip-flops. Apply fusible web between two pieces of fabric, then die-cut Butterflies. Gather a strip of torn fabric and adhere to middle of Butterflies. Hot glue Butterflies to flip-flops and wrap polka-dot ribbon around center and secure in place. What could be cuter?
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ScoreBoards Cupcake Dress

{August 23, 2010}

by Eileen Hull

This is the time of year for weddings and showers. I was trying to figure out what to get for my friend's daughter's bridal shower. Marissa is a unique person – a poet, lover of books and all things organic. I didn't want to pick something from her registry – she is just too special for that. So I looked through what supplies I had on hand.

To make the dress, you will need:




  1. Die-cut Cupcake Holder from mat board.
  2. Place die-cut cupcake holder in Textured Impressions folder and run through Big Shot.
  3. Cut bodice from two segments of the cupcake, top skirt from three segments and bottom skirt from three segments as seen in photo. (You may have to trim a little bit from both sides of the skirt so everything lines up right.)
  4. Place a little double-sided tape in between bodice and top skirt. Add vintage lace to hem of skirt and a sash around the waist. Layer underskirt below top skirt and secure with more tape. Add a small paper rose to the side of the lace belt.
  5. That's all there is to it!

The frame had been purchased recently at a discount store, but I already knew I was going to paint it. It was too dark, and the embossed areas didn't stand out enough. I took some cream paint and dry brushed all around the frame and embossed mat. In one of my thrift shop adventures a while ago, I had found a cool old book titled "Vogue's Book of Etiquette" from 1948, which goes into some detail on any possible event and how to dress for it. I tore out an appropriate page and placed that behind the dress. Then I matted the dress on a piece of mat board for contrast, added some foamboard on the back to give it dimension and adhered that to the backing. I layered everything in the frame, and it's ready for the shower!

Congrats and wishes for many years of being together to the happy couple!

From my studio to yours,

Eileen

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Friendship in Bloom

{August 20, 2010}

by Deena Ziegler

If you're like I am, you have a bunch of friends floating around in your head that you've been meaning to send a card to. Maybe it's an overdue birthday, someone who needs some cheering up, or maybe just to say "hi."

Maybe what you need to get those cards done are some new dies for inspiration. I found this flower die to be the simple sweet addition that I needed to make a bunch of cards for many occasions.

Take a good close look and don't miss the embossed border I did with the border size embossing folder.

Dies Used: 656521,656509

Smiles, Deena

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Full Reveal of Kathy Peterson's Design My Adirondack Chair

{August 17, 2010}

by Julianna Hudgins

A huge thank you to Kathy Peterson and Cedar Store for inviting me to be a part of the Design My Adirondack Blog Hop. I had so much fun designing my chair. My inspiration came from my trip to Puerto Rico this past June where I taught several workshops for Sizzix. I met the most amazing women while I was there. They truly filled my heart with love and creative motivation. I will never forget you and the joy that you brought to me. Te amo mucho! This chair is for you!

I used my Sizzix Big Shot and some of my favorite dies.
Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Bigz Tattered Florals Die by Tim Holtz, Originals Phrase, Enjoy Die, Originals Phrase, Dream Die, Bigz Flower 3-D Die and Bigz Decorative Accent, Swirl #3 Die

I also used white vinyl for my flowers, Viva Decor modeling grass, beaded fringe, peacock feathers, cabochons, Hot Fix crystals, Zebra fabric and LOTS of Aleene's Tacky Glue.


I painted my chair Turquoise Sea SR1109 Valspar Signature Color Seaside Retreat from Lowe's.
Then I laid out my designs in the form of tattoos on what I would call the shoulder, arm, belly and ankle of the chair.
Here's the shoulder with Hot Fix crystals running down its arm, titled Enjoy Life!
Here is my chair's belly, titled Dream Big!

And here is its ankle with a little swirl and layered tattered flower.

You can leave a comment on my Blog at www.juliannaproductions.com/blog for your chance to WIN a Prize. Comments must be posted on 8/17/10 between 9:00 a.m. and midnight 8/18/10 Eastern Time.

Make sure you check out these other fabulous Designers and their chairs.

Pat Sloan – http://patsloan.typepad.com/

Julie Fillo – http://www.juliesartlife.blogspot.com/

Margot Potter – http://margotpottertheimpatientcrafter.blogspot.com/

Kathy Cano-Murillo – http://thecraftychica.blogspot.com/

Kathy Peterson – http://www.kathypeterson.com

Cedar Store – http://www.CedarStore.com
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BOO!!!

{August 12, 2010}

by Cara Marino

BOO!!! Did I scare you? We have some really cool new Halloween dies and Textured Impressions coming out. I know I spend a lot of time making party favors and cards for all the holidays, but why not make something to decorate your house?



This frame is an old junky frame from a garage sale that was painted glossy black. Super easy and inexpensive. Then I used Core'dinations paper and embossed the Spider background. I sanded the image to show the colored core of the paper. Then I embossed the same Spider background onto a piece of craft plastic. I turned the embossed craft plastic over and colored in some of the spiders using a colored pen. When I put the two pieces together, I offset them just a little bit to create a shadow. I glittered the Phrase, Boo and attached it to the top of three box tops from eclips Albums, Bags & Boxes Cartridge. The final details are the Spider #2 that I cut out of felt, so he is creepy and furry. I also added some decorative ribbon and a vintage button.

Cara

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Tim Holtz Dies

{August 10, 2010}

by Debi Adams

Look at what a little gold paint can do!
I've never really invested much in paint created for paper, but after playing with these dies and Texture Fades, I'm hooked. To create the Wings for the Heart, I applied the Texture Fades folder to the die-cut image. I then used a brayer to apply the gold paint to the image. I also applied the paint to the Crown and Swirl. Outlining the Heart with a gold paint pen finished the look. Try adding a stamped image to our 3-D Flower. Buttons, ribbon and glitter finish the look. Give it a try!
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Old Shirt

{August 9, 2010}

by Eileen Hull

My husband and I went on a spur-of-the-moment closet cleaning frenzy the other day. Believe me, this does not happen often! He had a big pile of shirts that he claims had mysteriously "shrunk" while hanging in the closet, sitting by the door and ready to donate. I made off with a few shirts thinking I could recycle them somehow.

There was a question in my email yesterday about the Checkbook Cover Die and whether it really worked to hold a checkbook and register. It sure does! About checkbooks ... it's funny, I used to carry mine with me all the time but now I almost always use my debit card and rarely write checks, except for paying bills. So this checkbook now sits on my desk. And if it's sitting on my desk, I want it to look pretty. Here's what I did with my husband's shirt!








I cut the shirt up into 6" strips and adhered it to the back of a piece of mat board with spray adhesive. I then used the Checkbook Cover Die and cut out two sides and the flap. The binding strip was cut from plain white mat board. I assembled the checkbook with brads and added daisy trim to the bottom of the project. In the center of each daisy, I added a little dot of blue Stickles. I added my checkbook to the top flap of the folder with a few lines of double-sided tape. To hold in the register, I opened it to the middle and tied a piece of ribbon around the folder and register. The flap is attached on the back using an eyelet. I added Velcro dots on the flap and checkbook cover as a closure. Sometimes that Velcro is very sticky, so I reinforced it on the mat board with Tim Holtz's Tiny Attacher – love that little gadget!

The shirt has new life! I hope you keep your eyes out for all of the possibilities around you to reuse items for other purposes.

From my studio to yours,

Eileen

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Did Someone Say Christmas?

{August 5, 2010}

by Cara Mariano

Only 141 days until Christmas!!! Oh man, I bet you are thinking it is way too early to be thinking about Christmas, but I think it is never too early to start planning. If you are like me, you like to make your own cards, gift tags, gift wrap and all the trimmings. I always start with good intentions to start early, and then, before I know it, I am up until midnight the night before Christmas getting everything done. Well, this year, I am going to be organized and get things started early and take my time. Now that you have all stopped laughing, because we all know I will probably be up until midnight the night before Christmas, check out some of our new holiday Textured Impressions that we launched at the CHAS show. Check with your local retailer or at Sizzix.com in the fall for these new releases and much more.




I used the Ornate Frame Back #2, #8 and #9 as the base for all of these tags, and then I added embossing. I cut around the embossed images and attached them with pop dots for dimension. I also added chalk and glitter glue, jewels, ink and ribbon. You name it, I got it. Have fun and make some one-of-a-kind Christmas tags your friends and family will love.

Cara

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You Make Me Smile

{August 4, 2010}

by Beth Reames

I recently made a bunch of projects for the recent CHA trade show using the eclips. Here is one of them ...

I like the ability to cut the same shape in several different sizes. Each Butterfly got a different texture. and all were adhered with glue dots, just down the center. Then the wings were pulled up slightly for a dimensional effect. The Butterflies and the title were created with the All Occasions cartridge.
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