Sunday, December 2, 2012

November Design Team Review

How can November possibly be over already?  I don't know about you, but this month flew by at a crazy pace!  I still have tons of things I want and need to do before the holidays.  If you are still looking for holiday project inspiration or just project inspiration to keep busy with on cold winter days, you are in luck!  This month the Sizzix design team filled their blogs full of die cutting projects that are sure to give you a creative spark.  Here is just a sampling of what they blogged this month...

Amy Friend: I am not a quilter, but every time I see one of Amy's quilted pieces I find myself wanting to learn.  This table runner with its beautiful rich jewel tones is no exception:

Anna-Karin Evaldsson: I don't think anyone can help but smile when they see the inside of the pop up card by Anna-Karin!  It completely captures the spirit of her busy little boy.  Check out the full tutorial on her blog:

Gretchen Schmidt: How fun is this card from Gretchen?  She has such a great eye for mixing patterns together that create a whimsy feel with still very clean and simple.  This card is a pop-up, so be sure to click through to see what is inside:

Hilary Kanwischer: Can you almost smell the sweet smell of fresh baked gingerbread?  Not only does Hilary share how she made these adorable gingerbread ornaments, she also shares the recipe.  Check ou the details at:

Jan Hobbins: I simply adore Jan's use of inks on this card to create a stunning background for the amazing embossed design. The embossed elements on this card, from the background to the detail on the Tattered Poinsettia really help make this card something special.  Check out the details at:

Jeanne Streiff: This fun fall themed bag project by Jeanne makes me smile.  I adore the way Jeanne combined electronic die cutting with embossing to give this cute turkey a fun base.  See the details at:

Richele Christensen: I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I love that this card shows that seasonal die designs can truly be used year round.  Click through to find out what die Richele used to create this Christmas card:

Ronda Palazzari: I love studying photos of Ronda's work to see what is hidden in the layers.  She always finds a way to incorporate a die cut or texture in a very unexpected way.  Check out her blog post on this project to see what die shape is hiding in the background:

Shelly Hickox: There is no detail left undone on this card by Shelly.  Each element and layer combines to create a real treasure.  Be sure to check out the tutorial for this one to see how it was created.

Tammy Roberts: Can you look at this cutie and not smile?  I can't!  It is simply too cute!  Check out  the details at:

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Tammy Tutterow (me): I shared several tutorials this month on my blog that featured Sizzix, but this one is my favorite of the month.  I am still looking at these stars and feeling amazed at how cool they turned out!  I have a full tutorial at:

Tiffany Johnson: I love the idea that Tiffany shares here for quick memory keeping.  How fun to capture and record the memory and then store a collection of them in a coordinating box.  Perfect to keep or give as a gift.  Find out more at:

What an amazing month of inspiration from the Sizzix team!  What an amazingly talented group these ladies are!  I am so inspired by each of them and I hope you are too!  I have already seen several projects planned for December and trust me, it is going to be just as amazing as November was!
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  1. You All Are Amazing....I Just Love Coming to this blog to See the Creations Each Day!! Thanks so Much for the Inspiration you Bring!

  2. LOVE all of these ideas. Thanks for sharing such awesome projects.

  3. Thank you for all that you all share!

  4. Woohhoo! Wonderful - how great is THIS team. Can't wait to have a go!
    Thanks for the ideas.

  5. Great eye candy. What a great team you have!


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