Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!



From our family to yours, we would like to wish you a very 
Merry Christmas!





May all your Christmas Wishes come true!

Big hugs!
From the Sizzix Family
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Last Chance for a Christmas Card!

We are really in the home stretch now!  If you don't have your cards in the mail, create this one by Beth, really quick and get it mailed!  ;)

























Instructions:
Create a card base out of patterned paper. Cut a strip of rick rack to size and adhere to card front. Die-cut Snowflakes, Flowers and Leaves out of cardstock. Embellish die-cuts with ink and adhere to card front. Embellish with a hand-wrapped ribbon flower, printed sentiment, moss and jewels.


Products Used:
Sizzix Bigz Die - Flourish #3
 

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Stun them with this one!

There are some people in my life that I need to really "Wow" with my creations. THIS card by Cara will do the trick! I love how it's all in white.

Instructions:
Create a card base out of cardstock. Emboss card front using the Snowflakes #4 embossing folder. Emboss a piece of cardstock using the Snowman & Snowflakes with Frame embossing folder. Trim around design and adhere to card front. Die-cut Phrase, Peace out of cardstock and embellish with a ribbon. Adhere phrase to card front using foam dots.

Products Used:
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 4PK - Christmas Set #6
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another Christmas Card Idea...

Ok, admit it, are your Christmas cards done?!? I'll be honest, mine aren't yet! Yikes! {I'm trying!}

Here's a great idea by Cara. I bet, if I get my act together, I can get a few of these created! ;)


Instructions:
Create a card base out of cardstock. Emboss card front using the Swirly Stars embossing folder. Emboss a piece of cardstock using the Phrase, Happy Holidays #2 embossing folder. Trim to embossed phrase size and adhere to card front. Tie ribbon around the card front. Die-cut Star & Starbursts out of cardstock, layer, embellish with glitter and adhere to card front using foam dots.

Products used:
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 5PK - Winter Set #3
Sizzix Bigz Die - Star & Starbursts
Happy Crafting!
Hugs,
Stephanie
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Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Stockings...

Here's a great craft to do with the kids!  Debi created these adorable stockings....


Instructions:
Apply fusible web to fabric as indicated on manufacturer’s instructions. Die-cut shapes and phrases from fabric. Iron shapes and phrases onto stockings. Embellish with buttons, ribbon and glittered die-cuts.

Products used:

Sizzix Originals Die - Christmas Lights #2
 
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Friday, December 17, 2010

Crazy Easy Home Decoration!

This idea by Debi is so easy, it's crazy!  But, the final presentation will WOW your guests!

Instructions:
Fill a tall glass jar with store-bought solid-colored ornaments. Die-cut Phrase, Merry & Bright out of vellum and adhere to jar.

Supplies needed:
Happy Crafting!
Hugs,
Stephanie
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Triple Play Blog Hop: Week 7-Treat Toppers

Welcome to our last Triple Play Blog Hop featuring the ScoreBoard Treat Toppers die by Eileen Hull. We hope you have enjoyed visiting and that our talented designers have inspired you to create your own fun projects.



The Treat Toppers are so versatile during the holidays or really any time of year! Use the three different size pieces to creatively package your handmade and baked gifts. There are also small embellishments and label pieces to tailor your treat to everyone on your list. This die is coming soon to your local scrapbook store!

Please make sure to stop by and see all of the amazing projects our designers have created to share with you. Ready to get started? Click on any of the designers' blog links below and then use the navigation buttons that you'll find in the blogs' sidebars to hop in either direction around the ring. To switch it up this week, we reversed the order of the designers. Start on the first name and hop backwards for something new!

At any point if you want to return to the Sizzix blog you can hit the center "Sizzix" button or just click on the logo.

Not sure where to start? Use our random generator to plop yourself somewhere on the ring:
Thanks for checking out the Triple Play Blog Hop! Please visit http://www.tripleplay.typepad.com/ for more fun ideas from Brenda Pinnick, Karen Burniston, Eileen Hull and friends. If you have enjoyed seeing all of the inspiring ideas on the blog hop, please "like" Triple Play on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Triple-Play/125068950891362. Happy Holidays!
Eileen, Karen and Brenda
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's a Wrap!

I love to shop! But, when it comes to wrapping, I'm not the best.

But, with this great wrapping idea, my presents might be the prettiest under the tree this year!




Instructions:
Wrap a gift in gift wrap. Wrap a ribbon around the gift and tie into a bow. Die-cut Snowflake out of mat board, embellish with glitter and attach to gift. Die-cut Snowflake out of cardstock using an Embosslits die; embellish with ink and jewels and attach to larger snowflake.
Products Used:

 
Happy Wrapping!
Hugs,
Stephanie
 
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Quick and Easy Christmas Decor

Here's a great project for the kids! My girls love to help decorate at Christmas time. Here's an easy project to get them even more involved!


Instructions:
Cut a piece of patterned paper to fit inside a frame to form a mat. Die-cut Reindeer out of cardstock, layer colors and adhere to mat. Place mat inside frame.

Products Used:

 
Happy Crafting!
Hugs,
Stephanie
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Monday, December 13, 2010

A Christmas Treat

One of my favorite things at Christmas is all the Yummies!  ;)  The cookies, the candies and well, all of it!  :)

Here's an adorable idea created by Beth.



Instructions:
Cover mat board with patterned paper. Die-cut Bag Topper out of covered mat board. Cut decorative trim to size, tuck under front of Bag Topper and adhere in place. Die-cut Swirl out of cardstock, embellish with glitter and adhere to Bag Topper. Die-cut phrase out of cardstock and adhere to Bag Topper. Place candy inside cellophane bag and attach to Bag Topper. Embellish with a ribbon.


Supplies Used:

I would love to get some goodies with such a great presentation!
Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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Friday, December 10, 2010

A Christmas Yummy

I'm always at a loss on what to get some people for Christmas.  For example, the kids in my middle school carpool.  I want to get them a little something, but I don't want to spend tons of money.

Well, here's a great idea by Beth.

Instructions:
Fill a jar with treats. Tie a ribbon around the neck of the jar. Die-cut Mittens out of felt, layer colors and attach to string. Die-cut Snowflakes (from Christmas Tree & Snowflakes) out of cardstock, embellish with a small jewel and adhere to the Mittens. Attach Mittens to the jar with ribbon. Embellish with leaves, moss and a printed sentiment.

Products used:
657053 Sizzix Bigz Die - Mittens
 
Bigz Dies are incredible!  They can cut anything that scissors can cut.  So felt is so easy to die cut!
Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie



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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Triple Play Blog Hop: Week 6 - Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Album, Brackets



Today's featured die is item number 656053 Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Album, Brackets by Brenda Pinnick.
Versatility is the key word for this three piece die set! It layers beautifully or can be used as stand alone pieces such as frames, embellishments and more. Come hop along with us as we explore a multitude of design ideas presented by the industry's top professional Designers! (This hop originally posted on the Sizzix blog on November 4.)    





Ready to get started? Click on any of the designers' blog links below and then use the navigation buttons that you'll find in the blogs' sidebars to hop in either direction around the ring. To switch it up this week, we reversed the order of the designers. Start on the first name and hop backwards for something new! At any point if you want to return to the Sizzix blog you can hit the center "Sizzix" button or just click on the logo.

Not sure where to start? Use our random generator to plop yourself somewhere on the ring:
CLICK HERE TO START!


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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Mini Album

Hello, Friends!

Isn't this mini album wonderful? Debi created this masterpiece.


Instructions:
Cover mat board with cardstock. Die-cut Christmas Tree Album cover and pages out of covered mat board. Die-cut additional Tree parts and embellishments (also from Christmas Tree Album die) out of cardstock and patterned paper. Layer die-cuts and attach to album cover. Embellish cover with glitter, buttons and strings. Embellish album pages as desired. Attach cover and pages using a metal ring. Embellish metal ring with ribbon.

Materials used:
 
Christmas is getting closer!  I still have so much to do!  I hope you are closer to being ready than I am!  ;)
Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
 
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

An Adorable Winter {Puzzle}

Today, Debi is sharing a little {puzzle} with us....

Puzzled?



Ah, picture complete.


I made this penguin gift tag because I was so inspired by all the penguin things I have seen out there this season.

I covered cardstock with black/white glitter and die-cut several of the them using Circles (#654985 or #656333) then I layered them up. I die-cut another Circle and embossed it using our Texture Impressions (#656472) and then cut it in half. Apply chalk ink to embossed image. Attach the embossed piece to the black Circle. Die-cut the Rosette (#656931) from patterned paper. Fan fold as indicated and adhere to bottom of half Circle. Die-cut Snowflake from paper and add to hat. Punch circles for eyes and hand-cut a triangle for nose and attach to penguin. Die-cut feet using Flower, Beauty Bloom (#655455) and adhere to back of black Circle. How cute is he? Enjoy!


Thanks so much, Debi!  He is adorable!


Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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Monday, December 6, 2010

An eclips Christmas Card

This card is another reason why I love my eclips! Beth created this beautiful Christmas card using the eclips machine! :)

Instructions:
Create a card base out of patterned paper. Tie a ribbon around the card front. Cut Phrase, Merry Christmas from cardstock using the eclips machine and Holiday cartridge. Adhere cut phrase to a piece of stamped cardstock. Trim stamped cardstock to size, ink edges and mat on cardstock. Cut the Elaborate Photo Corners from cardstock using the eclips machine and All Occasions cartridge. Place photo corners on either side of the matted phrase and adhere in place on the card front. Embellish with glitter.

Supplies used:
Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
 

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Scrap-Mart.com Blog Hop! {Christmas}


I'm starting to think we are Blog Hopping Fools around here! ;)

Today, we are hopping with Scrap-Mart.com. Here's the info....

Welcome to the First Annual Scrap-Mart.com Blog Hop!

If you are just joining in please go to the Scrap-Mart blog to start from the beginning. There are 31 blogs participating in the hop and you will find some great prizes along the way. You must comment on THAT blog post to be eligible to win that prize.

There are also some Grand Prizes posted on the Scrap-Mart blog. You must comment on EVERY blog throughout the hop to be eligible for the Grand Prizes. Comments will remain open until midnight CST on Sunday, December 5th.

Winners will be chosen at random for each individual prize and will be announced on the Scrap-Mart blog on Friday, December 10th. You may only win once.

We'd like to thank our sponsors for generously donating all the prizes for this hop: Making Memories, Spellbinders, JustRite Stampers, Sizzix, Heartfelt Creations, Lifestyle Crafts, The Stamps of Life, Boss Kut, Unity Stamps, October Afternoon, Copic and Silhouette America.


And here is the Sizzix Blog Hop Entry...



Of course, I used the eclips machine. ;) I love the Albums, Bags and Boxes Cartridge. I also used PIP and Centerpoint to create this bag. (Not sure what PIP or Centerpoint is? Click Here to see over 40 eclips videos!)

I used The Stamps of Life stamps for the decorations on the bag.

Thanks to my eclips machine, this project was so quick and easy!

To continue on the Scrap-Mart.com Blog Hop, click here to go to the next blog.

Hmm...I think you might (or might not!) be surprised at what blog is next!

Happy Crafting!
Hugs,
Stephanie
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Triple Play Blog Hop: Week 5-Gift Card Holder (Pop-up)


Hello, Friends!
Sizzix is participating in the “Thirty Days of Holidays Giveaway” on Scrapbook Trends FaceBook page, and this Friday they will be giving away a:

Big Shot Machine

-Sizzix Basic Grey Dies (Mittens, Ornaments, or flower layers)

- Embossing Folders (Christmas and Thin Ice, Sugar & Starry night, Peppermint Twists and Scallops)

-Sizzlets Die (Holly Berry, Noel, Snowflakes, or Candy)

All you have to do is go to their site before Friday Click Here to see their Facebook Page, click the “like” button and you might win!

And now, onto our Blog Hop!

It's blog hop day again! This week our guest designers are using the Bigz XL Gift Card Holder w/phrase For You, 3-D (Pop-up) Die by Karen Burniston. Each of the designers received a set of pieces to construct a gift card holder. The decoration was completely up to them. Take a spin through the blogs to see amazingly clever ideas for using this versatile pop-up die.


Ready to get started? Click on any of the designers' blog links below and then use the navigation buttons that you'll find in the blogs' sidebars to hop in either direction around the ring. To switch it up this week, we reversed the order of the designers. Start on the first name and hop backwards for something new! At any point if you want to return to the Sizzix blog you can hit the center "Sizzix" button or just click on the logo.

Not sure where to start? Use our random generator to plop yourself somewhere on the ring:
CLICK HERE TO START!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Snowflake & Rosette Ornament

Hello, Friends!

Check out this adorable ornament by Debi!





Instructions:
Create two rosettes: one (large) out of newspaper and one (small) out of tissue paper. To create the newspaper rosette: Cut a wide strip of newspaper, accordion fold, gather center and wrap with pipe cleaner. Pull the edges of the newspaper above the pipe cleaner apart to reveal the ridges and creases of the accordion fold (these will create the petals of your flower). Adhere edges together to form a rosette. If desired, cut the ends of the petals with scissors to round them. To create the tissue paper rosette: Cut a strip of tissue paper, accordion fold, gather center and wrap with pipe cleaner. Pull the edges of the tissue paper above the pipe cleaner apart to reveal the ridges and creases of the accordion fold (these will create the petals of your flower). Adhere edges together to form a rosette. If desired, cut the ends of the petals with scissors to round them. Die-cut Snowflake #2 out of cardstock, embellish with glitter. Add a metallic cord hanger to the larger Snowflake and adhere to larger rosette. Adhere smaller rosette on top of snowflake. Die-cut a snowflake from Snowflakes #3 out of fun foam, embellish with glitter and adhere to the smaller rosette. Embellish with a metal embellishment.

Products used:
656298 Sizzix Bigz Die - Snowflake #2
656731 Sizzix Originals Die - Snowflakes #3

Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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