Sunday, March 3, 2013

February Design Team Review

Hello March!  I am always excited to see March arrive because it means that spring is coming soon!  Spring is my favorite time of the year.  As we wait out the remaining days of winter, it is the perfect time to get creative and crafty before the weather calls us back outside.  Today I have a fabulous collection of inspiration from our design team to help you do just that!

I have included a sneak peek photo from each of their blogs along with a link to their bio page and to the project on their blogs.  I hope you will grab a beverage, kick up your feet, and take a little web tour of all they have to share.  I hope you will give them a little comment love along the way too!

Amy Friend: Amy inspires again with the colorful quilt that she titled "Bathtub Gin" featuring the Sizzix 8" tumbler die

Anna-Karin Evaldsson: Anna-Karin shared this fabulous technique tutorial for creating a resist with embossing folders using a white wax crayon!

Gretchen Schmidt: Gretchen has such a way with mixing pattern papers along with including lots of subtle detail.  This fun Pop 'n Cuts card is no exception:

Hilary Kanwischer: I love Hilary's love of holidays!  She inspires me to want to make something fun for each one.  This Easter ornament is simply adorable!

Jan Hobbins: Jan created this fun Easter card that is full of texture and layers.  You will want to check out how she created this cool texture.  Find the details here:

Jeanne Streiff: Jeanne is a pro and Clean & Simple cards.  She shares two takes on this rain boots theme.

Richele Christensen: Richelle joined in the fun Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and created these colorful tissue paper flowers to adorn gift packages.  Find the details (and a give away too!) at:

Ronda Palazzari: I love to play a little game with myself when I check out Ronda's Sizzix projects... I don't read her supplies at first and challenge myself to see if I can spot all of the Sizzix... she always surprises me!  See for yourself at:

Shelly Hickox: You might think that this cute little cowgirl is on a metal barn star... but you would be wrong.  Find out how Shelly created this rusty metal look on the 3D Star Bright die at:

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Tammy Roberts: How sweet is this tag by Tammy?  It features the new Jar Thinlits die combined with vintagey touches for a bit of shabby chic perfection.  Find the details on her blog at:

Tammy Tutterow: This month I shared a tutorial for created this embossed foil tag that features lots of flakey peeling layers.  Check out the tutorial to see how I layered die cuts behind the foil and used Diffusers for extra dimension.  My tutorial is here:

Tiffany Johnson:  Who wouldn't smile finding this sweet card in their mailbox?  Tiffany shared a great video tutorial showing how she created it.  Check it out for some great ideas!

So many fabulous ideas from the team this month!  It was such a treat for me to spend time looking through them all.  I sit here finishing up this post wanting to spend some serious time being creative with some die cutting and embossing.  I hope you feel it too!
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Ready for even more inspiration?  The die cutting project gallery at is packed with thousands of ideas by our amazing Art Department.  With projects for every product we make and for every theme you can imagine, you won't have to search too hard for amazing inspiration!
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  1. Fabulous cards, tags, and gift boxes that just inspire w/ their colors, dimensions, and techniques. Love learning and the DT definitely teaches well.

  2. Awesome work...loved hopping to all the other blogs to see close ups and details!

  3. wowsa....great work guys....


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