segunda-feira, 27 de junho de 2016

{ SIZZIX } Funny Emoji Cards by Elena

Hi everybody! Elena here. This week is the first week of summer. Yay!  It means plenty of sun, good weather, holidays and children without school. As usual, we have to plan some activities to do with the kids, and crafting is one of the most popular things to do with them.
Today I want to show you some funny emoji cards you can make with you children using Essential Dies.

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Sizzix Products:

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Emojis are very easy to recreate, as they are formed with very basic shapes as circles, hearts, stripes. 
In these examples I have used the Circles and hearts Framelits and the circles in the Owl Bigz die to recreate three of the most used emojis. To make the card shape, the smile, the tongue, and the winked eye I have used the partial die cutting technique that I have showed you in my last post. Is is so useful!



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I have made three Emoji cards, but you can make lots of them, just be creative with your dies!
Happy crafting and happy summer!

{ SIZZIX } Tissue Paper Tealight Holder by Clare Cosens

Hello…this week I have been using a Sizzix® Bigz™ Die, Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz® from our Essentials Range to create a tealight holder. This is perfect for anyone looking to add a splash of color to their home.

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To make a tealight holder you will need:
Glass Tealight Holder
Paint Brush
The Sizzix® Big Shot™ Machine is perfect for die-cutting multiple layers. You can cut over 100 layers of tissue paper at a time when die-cutting a simple shape such as a circle. I have die-cut 12 layers using this die.

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Die-cut multiple layers of the small flower shape. I have used three different colours of tissue paper for this project.
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the glass tealight and begin to attach the tissue paper flowers.

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Overlap the flowers so there are few gaps in between. Alternate the coloured flowers to create the desired effect.

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When the tealight is completely covered, apply a final layer of Mod Podge and leave to dry.

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Pop in a flameless tealight and enjoy!

sexta-feira, 17 de junho de 2016

{ SIZZIX } Summer Pineapple themed Party by Anna

Summer is coming and I had itching to create something tropical for this week's post. So without further delay, here’s my Pineapple themed Party!

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 Materials:

Machine: Sizzix Big Shot Express Machine Only (White & Gray) or Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only (White & Gray)  or Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)

Accessory: Sizzix Big Shot Accessory - Tool Caddy (White), Sizzix Accessory - Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies , Sizzix Accessory - Premium Crease Pad, Standard 

Dies: Sizzix Bigz Die - Build a Bloom - Daisy, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK - Stitched Ovals, Sizzix Bigz Die - Vintage Butterfly, Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Pillow Box w/Labels, Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Set 4 Dies - Lollipop Shadow Lowercase Letters
 

I used some Sizzix dies to create a few party decorations.
With a bright yellow and green combo of pineapple, I created: party favors box, party topper, wood sign and cards invitations.

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I filled the fun pineapple favor boxes with candies.
I used the Pillow Box Bigz L die and the leaves from the Bigz Die - Build a Bloom - Daisy to create these pineapple favor boxes.

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To create the cards invitations: a touch of color with watercolor and to create the pineapple I used an oval from Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK - Stitched Ovals and again the leaves.

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To create the sign: I used a wooden panel on which I applied a ruffle of crepe paper, then I glued the letters die-cut with Lollipop Shadow Lowercase Letters Alphabet. I added a butterfly die-cut with Bigz die Vintage Butterfly.

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Is an easy and fun way to set the scene at your next party or celebration! This Summer you can celebrate like pineapples with fun tropical themed cake, fruits, pineapple drinks and a festive table setting...

Create decorations for Pineapple themed Party with Sizzix dies

Hope you like it and I inspired you to create something pretty with Sizzix Dies :)
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you liked my tropical pineapple party!