Sunday, June 2, 2013

May Design Team Review

I know that I start every review by saying how fast the month went... and here I am saying it again!  May seemed to just fly by!  I can believe it is June already.  Here at my house that means my daughter is home from school.  We are learning a whole new routine and I am trying to figure out where to squeeze in some creative time.  If you are like me, then you know good project inspiration is key to make the most of what little creative time there is in the busy summer months.  Luckily, the fabulous Sizzix design team has you covered!  You are going to be blown away with the projects and tutorials from their blogs...

Aida Haron: Aida created this stunning mini book that is so full of details and layers.  Check out her blog post of more images and details: http://aidaharon.livejournal.com/37147.html.

Amy Baldwin: Amy is such a master at layering product!  I love that I can look at each piece again and again and spot a new die design layered in it.  Check out this stunning piece at: http://curlyqmosaics.blogspot.com/2013/06/damask-wall-hanging.html.

Amy Friend: I don't quilt, but I am quite confident that I could teach myself thanks to Amy's tutorials!  She breaks down the steps in piecing so that it is so easy to understand.  Her block series has me really thinking about giving it a try.  Check out the latest block at: http://www.duringquiettime.blogspot.com/2013/05/ribbons-mini-series-1-block-5.html.

Anna-Karin Evaldsson: I love the magical way A-K works in photos with stamped and die cut elements.  Could this card with photos of her son be any more adorable?  Imagine how much a grandparent of loved one would smile opening a card that that sweet surprise inside!  Find the card and details at: http://layersofink.blogspot.com/2013/05/reading-chair-pop-up-tutorial.html.

Audrey Pettit: Audrey has such a lovely feminine style that is so lovely on paper, fabric, well, just anything she touches!  See how she created this gorgeous embroidered heart on her blog at: http://audreypettit.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/a-little-love-with-sizzix/.

Catherine Scanlon: If you think this wind chime is cool here, you have to take a peek at the tutorial to see all of the great ideas and cool elements that are involved!  The tutorial on here: http://cmscanlon.blogspot.com/2013/05/going-green-with-sizzix.html.

Ebony Love: One of the great things about crafting is that you can make things that are totally you!  Ebony made this fun and vivid sleeve for her Kindle that combined bright and vivid colors that she loved.  Find out more at: http://www.lovebugstudios.com/2013/05/29/benartex-may-blog-hop-sew-in-love-with-extreme-colors/.

Gretchen Schmidt: I guarantee you that you would not be able to not smile if you got this cheerful card in the mail!  Gretchen has such a way with fun and cheerful cards and this one is no exception.  Be sure to check out her tutorial at: http://gscrapbooks.blogspot.com/2013/05/youre-tweet-pop-n-cuts-card-tutorial.html.

Hilary Kanwischer- If you ever need patriotic project inspiration, Hilary is your girl!  She loves projects that are patriotic and homespun that add a special touch to your home or party decor.  Find out how she created these fabulous fabric USA starts at: http://hilaryscraps.typepad.com/hilary_kanwischer/2013/05/sizzix-and-primitive-usa-home-decor.html.


Jan Hobbins: No matter what Jan creates, I find myself saying, "Ohhh, that is so pretty!"  She created this lovely with one of the new Graphic 45 stamps and Framelits sets.  See more of the card at: http://janhobbins.blogspot.ca/2013/05/graphic45-and-sizzix.html.

Jeanne Streiff: No matter the die, Jeanne can make a card with it!  If you love clean and simple and stamped cards, you simply must book mark her blog for tons of great inspiration.  Check out this card at: http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2013/05/28/hang-in-there-2/.

Johnnie Lanier: Look closely, those are paper daffodils!  Johnnie cares a great tutorial showing how easy it is to create these real looking flowers with the Susan's Garden collection.  See the tutorial at:  http://savedbylovecreations.com/2013/05/make-a-paper-daffodil-bouquet-and-mason-jar-vase.html.

Leica Forrest: Leica created this lovely bouquet for Mother's Day.  How fun to receive a bouquet to last forever!  She shares the instructions at: http://10-4livingoutloud.typepad.com/leica_forrest/2013/05/happy-mothers-day.html.

Mou Saha: I love the way Mou combines elements, colors, and textures in her layouts that celebrate everyday life!  She shares how she created this page on her blog at: http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/2013/05/cant-get-enough-of-sizzix.html.

Richele Christensen: Richele continues her popular steel rule dies series with a new tutorial that features the many different materials you can cut using steel rule dies.  You are going to love the ideas and the project too!  Find it at: http://californiaartgirl.blogspot.com/2013/05/sizzix-steel-rule-dies-part-2.html.

Shelly Hickox: Shelly created these treat containers for her daughter's bridal shower.  They feature gold leafing on the frames to give them a real wow element.  Shelly shows how she did it on her blog: http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com/2013/05/pillow-box-shower-favors.html.

Tami Mayberry: I love that with crafting you can take something from OK to wow with the help of some paper and dies.  Tami shows how easy it is to upcyle and give something old a whole new look in this post from her blog:http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com/2013/05/sizzix-upcycled-americana-candle-holder.html.

Tammy Roberts: {Sweet Sigh}. This card from Tammy is just so pretty and so easy to make.  Be sure to check out her blog to see the details and find out how she created this stunner.  http://paperiesweetness.blogspot.com/2013/05/with-all-my-heart.html.

Tammy Tutterow: This month one of the projects I shared how to use die cut shrink plastic dipped in UTEE to create faux fused glass charms.  You can use these charms as jewelry or embellishments in papercrafting projects.  Find my tutorial at: http://tammytutterow.com/2013/05/tuesday-tutorials-faux-fused-glass-pendants/.

Tiffany Johnson: How fun is this card by Tiffany?  She used the Sizzix Hero Arts butterfly die to create a negative image allowing the colorful background to show through.  Find the card on her blog at: http://iheartartblog.com/2013/06/01/sizzix-video-tutorial-creatively-die-cut-card/.

Vivian Keh:  If you love Mixed Media and want to learn ways to incorporate Mixed Media techniques into your projects, then Vivian's blog should be in your bookmarks!  She loves techniques and sharing how-to's so you are sure to pick up some great tips and ideas!  Find this card at: http://contadinak.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/an-easy-thank-you-card-with-sizzix/.

Can you believe all of this incredible inspiration?  The fabulous thing about it all, it all demonstrates just how versatile die cuts can be!  They truly are a blank canvas.  No matter what your style, what your project preference is- whether it is cards, layouts, tags, home decor, jewelry, fabric projects, etc, die cutting can give you the canvas you need to explore and create!

I hope you picked up lots of ideas today!  Now go and spend a little time getting crafty!

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11 comments:

  1. wow, thanks for sharing so many awesome creations!

    enjoy *~*

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  2. Wow Wow Wow!!!! Amazing creations...way to go DT Members!!!!!

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  3. Fabulous projects - I greatly enjoyed visiting these blogs!

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  4. Tammy, you're editorials of each artist's project, are truly captivating! I don't care what funky creative slump I might be in at the moment

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  5. continued....
    my cares simply drift away and I become so present in the moment through the gift of your descriptive perspective!

    Would you be interested in summarizing my daily activities? With your gift of showcasing details, my life might just sound a bit more interesting!

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    1. Oh KayJay: You have a gift with words also. It reminded me of how my father once said that when he is fishing, he doesn't have a care in the world. Also, you bought a smile to my heart after a very difficult day. O have to thank you too!

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  6. Tammy: Isn't beautiful what KayJay said about your beautiful description of each artist's work? She is so right! I just love the variety of the creativity each of the ladies bring to the table. Now it's time to hop on each of their blogs for the details. Well done Tammy, my love!

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  7. Wow! I am in love with all the fabulous projects! Such amazing talent resides here! Thanks for all the inspiration ladies!!!

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  8. OMG! these projects are all fabulous. Thanks for all the great ideas.

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  9. AMAZING Projects again today!! I LOVE all of the FUN Ideas!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
    p.s who won the May Mother's Day Challenge!!??

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