Sunday, November 4, 2012

Die Cutting Inspiration: October Design Team Review

One of my hardest jobs every month is compiling this monthly design team review.  Why?  Because each month as I sit to compile all of the project images I find myself getting lost in the blogs of each of these talented designers.  I am so impressed with the talents of each of them that I find myself inspired and wanting to stop all work and create!  Plus, as I see them use different dies, I find my personal shopping list growing longer and longer!  When you talk about die cutting inspiration, these ladies are it!  I hope you will find the tutorials from the team members' blogs just as inspiring as I did!

As you look at the inspiration below, remember that the link in the designer's name takes you to their Sizzix blog bio and gallery and the second link takes you the tutorial for the project shown.


Amy Friend: Simply stated, Amy makes me want to learn to quilt (and own a shabby painted barn like hers!).  Check out this amazing quilt on her blog: http://duringquiettime.blogspot.com/2012/10/stolen-dreams-quilt.html.

Anna- Karin Evaldsson: Layers of Ink is such an appropriate name for Anna-Karin's blog because she can ink like no other!  Just wait until you see what she created this shadowbox from... http://layersofink.blogspot.com/2012/10/shadow-box-tutorial.html.

Gretchen Schmidt: How super fun is this project?  You have got to click through and see all of the details on this one!  http://gscrapbooks.blogspot.com/2012/10/trick-or-treat-accordion-album-tutorial.html

Hilary Kanwischer- Crazy, spooky, fun! There are so many details packed in this little spooky house, you have got to check out Hilary's post! http://hilaryscraps.typepad.com/hilary_kanwischer/2012/10/spooky-halloween-house.html

Jan Hobbins: Wait until you see the inside of this fun Pop 'n Cuts card by Jan: http://janhobbins.blogspot.ca/2012/10/its-almost-halloween.html.

Jeanne Streiff: Could he be any cuter?  Jeanne is totally addicted to the Happi dies and is truly innovative in turning them into cards.  Find out how she made this guy a card with the tutorial on her blog: http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/?p=17297.

Richele Christensen: Wow.  That is all I could think to say the first time I saw this card by Richele.  Be sure to click on the link and see more.  Be prepared to say "wow" yourself!  http://californiaartgirl.blogspot.com/2012/10/snow-glob-snowman-card.html

Ronda Palazzari: I love seeing how Ronda incorporates die cuts into her mixed media projects.  This tutorial will make you think outside of the box when it comes to dies: http://rondapalazzari.typepad.com/helpmeronda/2012/10/spooky-canvas-for-a-spooky-night.html.

Shelly Hickox: This project by Shelly is so rich in texture I wish I could touch it and feel it!  Shelly shared a great tutorial that shows you step-by-step how to create this piece on her blog: http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com/2012/10/perfectly-embossed.html.

Tammy Roberts: Sweet, sweet, sweet! I know I describe Tammy's projects the same way every month, but look, how seriously sweet are these mini suitcases?  You have got to see them up close!  http://paperiesweetness.blogspot.com/2012/10/vintage-suitcases.html

Tammy Tutterow (me): I love the detail cut on this skull thanks to Stamp2Cut and the Sizzix eclips.  I don't want to brag on myself, but I do think this card is pretty cool!  You can see more details on my blog: http://tammytutterow.com/2012/10/boo-halloween-card/.

Tiffany Johnson: Simply genius.  Not only does this card rock, it also talks too thanks to the Talking Tag attached to it.  If you have wondered about Sizzix's Talking Tag and how you could use it in projects, you will want to check out this project AND video by Tiffany!  http://iheartartblog.com/2012/10/25/interactive-party-invitation-video-tutorial/


Wow!  Pretty fabulous line up of inspiration, isn't it?  I hope that you have found a spark or two for your own creativity!  Many, many thanks to this amazing team for another wonderful month of amazing die cutting inspiration!

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4 comments:

  1. Yes, pretty good line up of inspiration. I am primarily a quilter and have found my way to you through Amy. I follow her blog all the time. I have been fascinated with her projects. In fact, I told her it's her fault I finally broke down and bought a Big Kick (even though I already have a Go Baby and a Silhouette)! I used to do a lot of paper crafting, and I must say that you are getting me turned on to it again. ;-) Shame on you. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  2. I really enjoyed seeing these when they were first featured on the DT blogs, but it's cool to see them again! Love them all! Thanks for the recap!

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  3. I almost thought there wasn't going to be a review for this month. This post always exposes so many more ideas to me than I could possible find myself. There just aren't enough hours in the day to see and read about all the things that interest me, and I'd much prefer to be creating in a lot of my spare hours anyways. Thats why I love this post! Some of my favourite designers are here and when time permits I get to find out about some of the other designers too. Keep up the good work. I love sizzix!

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  4. what a bundle of inspiration. these are out of the box projects and i am very happy i stopped by and got to enjoy them.

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