Sunday, September 2, 2012

August Design Team Review

Welcome September!  It is hard to believe how quickly August flew by!  I hope you found plenty of time to stay beat the heat and stay cool.  In the midwest it has been a scorcher so I spent a good amount of time hanging out in my craft room in my nice cool basement!  Our design team members also found lots of ways to get crafty this month.  Here are a selection from each of their blogs.

(P.S. If you click on each of their names, it will take you to each of their Sizzix galleries.  The galleries are a great place to find inspiration from your favorite team members!)

Amy Friend created this super cute shirt this month featuring a fabric appliqué cut  using the Dena Designs Happi collection Squirrel with Flower die.  Find the tutorial for this cute project on Amy's blog: http://duringquiettime.blogspot.com/2012/08/back-to-school-applique-tute.html.

Anna- Karin Evaldsson created this pretty chest of drawers using the Eileen Hull Candy Drawer die.  She combined lots of die cut shapes and inking techniques to create a truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece!  Find the tutorial on her blog: http://layersofink.blogspot.com/2012/08/chest-of-drawers-tutorial.html.

Gretchen Schmidt is a pop up card master!  Her tutorials make the most complicated looking cards so simple!  You can find the tutorial for this great Pop 'n Cuts Thank You card on her blog: http://gscrapbooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/youre-great-friend-tutorial.html.

Hilary Kanwischer is already in the Halloween mood!  She created this fun and vintagey Halloween card featuring the Tim Holtz Bewitching Hour die that is sure to earn some treats from the lucky recipient!  You can find all of the details on Hilary's blog: http://hilaryscraps.typepad.com/hilary_kanwischer/2012/08/trick-or-treat.html.

Jan Hobbins titled this post on her blog "It's all in the details" and I couldn't agree more!  Jan's tag features dies from the Scrappy Cat Luxurious collection and is breathtakingly beautiful!  Find out how Jan created it on her blog: http://janhobbins.blogspot.ca/2012/08/its-all-in-details.html.

This card by Jeanne Streiff features the Owl die from the Dena Designs Happi collection.  It makes me smile every time I look at it because it is just too cute!  Another great thing about this card is that it is very simple to create, especially with Jeanne telling you how.  Find the instructions on her blog:    http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2012/08/28/funky-owl/.

Melony Bradley is a master at mixing different elements with fabric and die cutting!  This month she created fabulous gift tags that combined fun fabrics with bling and freestyle sewing with the Tim Holtz Caged Bird die.  She shares the instructions for making these tags on her blog: http://mel-designs.typepad.com/my-blog/2012/08/dyed-bird-tags.html.

Richele Christensen created this stunning Halloween card that features a negative space black cat cut with the Tim Holtz Mini Cat Movers & Shapers die.  She shares her how-to on her blog: http://californiaartgirl.blogspot.com/2012/08/halloween-fun.html.

Our resident mixed media girl Ronda Palazzari created this tag that is so packed full of color and texture that you can see something new each time you look at it.  The centerpiece of the tag is a butterfly cut from the Tim Holtz Fanciful Flight die.  Check out the details on Ronda's blog: http://rondapalazzari.typepad.com/helpmeronda/2012/08/dreams-fears.html.

Shelly Hickox created this card in celebration of her 24th wedding anniversary.  It is packed with so many details and tons of die cut elements.  You have to check out her tutorial and see all of the details!  Find it on Shelly's blog: http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com/2012/08/pop-n-cuts-naked-anniversary-card.html.

Tamara Tripodi created these super cute Halloween Treat bags by combining Framelits dies and stamping.  They are so cute and so simple to create while packing a ton of cute in the presentation.  Find out how on Tamara's blog:  http://happylifecraftywife.com/?p=1642.

I love shabby chic style and this piece by Tammy Roberts seriously makes my heart flutter!  It is simply shabby perfection.  I love how she used felt with the 3D Flowers die to create a simply stunning fabric rose.  Find out how she created it in this tutorial on her blog: http://paperiesweetness.blogspot.com/2012/08/sharing-some-sizzix-love.html.


Tammy Tutterow (that's me!) shared a printable tutorial for this mini book created from the Vintage Cardmaking Scallop Heart and embossing folder.  The mini is decorated with a super cute little fairy girl cut using the Tim Holtz Stamp2Cut system for the eclips.  You can find the download at: http://tammytutterow.typepad.com/tammy_tutterow/2012/08/sing-your-heart-songs-mini-book.html

Tiffany Johnson was also thinking about Halloween already this month.  She created this adorable card that features Framelits dies.  Check out her blog for details on this card: http://iheartartblog.com/2012/08/20/lawn-fawn-release-week-hoppy-halloween/

Finally, last but not least Trisha Ladouceur shared this card on her blog with a Christmas theme.  I love how she used dies by Tim Holtz that are generally thought of as Halloween dies to create a wintery theme.  You can learn more about her card on her blog: http://www.trishaladouceur.com/2012/08/thinking-of-christmas-already.html

I am partial, but I think this Sizzix team is amazing!  They continue to amaze and inspire me month after month.  I hope you found inspiration in all that they shared this month too!
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6 comments:

  1. Mounds of talent here! Gorgeous work!

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  2. This is such a great way to catch up on Sizzix inspiration! Thanks, Tammy ;)

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  3. Whenever I see how much talent there is out in the universe, I am completely blown away. I could never compare to these talented artiest, but I certainly do learn from and appreciate them.

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  4. All of these projects are fabulous!

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  5. Sizzix never fails to inspire me...thank you :))

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  6. What inspirations! I love them all, especially Jan's ethereal tag with all those shades of grey - mmm mmm mmm!

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