Sunday 31 May 2015

Happy Birthday Mini Card

Hello Sizzix Friends!
Last week was my Daddy's birthday and I chose to make a birthday card for him.
I downloaded the Happy Birthday circles from Sizzix UK site and print them on a cardstock (190g).
You can find the circles as a free spring printable: free floral papers by Sizzix.

You need:
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles, Scallop (657552)
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles (657551)
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) (660515)
Sample cardstock (light blue and white pattern) conteined in the Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
Banner Die conteined in the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 23PK - Floral Wreath (660256)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 102PK - Alphanumeric (1" Tall) (660210)
Mini card with a mini envelope
Double-sided tape
Cardstocks (light blue and white)

Die cut all the paper decorations using different cardstocks and paste them on the mini card using small pieces of double-sided tape.
Die cut the letters and paste them on the back of the envelope with double-sided tape.
With Sizzix Big Shot you are able to get a lovely customized card in only few minutes.

I realized a very easy card but my dad was very impressed.
He never read my blog so he had no idea of what I can make with the Sizzix Big Shot.
Now he knows! ^^

Happy sunday to you all!
* Per i lettori Italiani*
Buongiorno amici!
La scorsa settimana mio papà ha compiuto gli anni e ho deciso di realizzare un biglietto d'auguri per lui.
Ho scaricato i cerchi Happy Birthday che Sizzix Uk ha messo a disposizioni in free download e stampati su cartoncino bianco (190 g).
Li potete trovare nella sezione: free floral papers by Sizzix.


Ho usato:
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles, Scallop (657552)
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles (657551)
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) (660515)
Cartoncino a fantasia bianca e azzurra contenuto nel Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
Fustella a banner contenuta nel Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 23PK - Floral Wreath (660256)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 102PK - Alphanumeric (1" Tall) (660210)
Mini biglietto con mini busta in carta
Nastro biadesivo
Cartoncini (azzurro e bianco)

Fustellare tutte le decorazioni di carta utilizzando i diversi cartoncini e incollarli sul mini biglietto con piccoli pezzi di nastro biadesivo.
Fustellare le lettere e incollarle sul retro della busta con il nastro biadesivo. In questa fase serve un po' più di precisione essendo le lettere molto sottili.
Con la macchina Sizzix Big Shot otterrete in pochissimi minuti un biglietto personalizzato adorabile che solo il vostro papà/amico/fidanzato avrà.

Ho realizzato un biglietto veramente facile ma mio papà si è stupito molto.
Non legge mai il mio blog e non aveva idea dei lavori che realizzo con la Sizzix Big Shot Plus..fino ad oggi! ^^

Buona domenica!

"My Everything" Layout by Gerry van Gent

Hello Sizzix friends!

For my blog post today I prepared a simple layout
where I mixed a few Sizzix awesome dies and
a cute embossing folder by Brenda Walton.
Hope you'll enjoy!
660515 Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit
660268 Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Roses
656520 Sizzix Bigz Die Floral w/Leaves
656554 Sizzix Bigz Die Corners Flourish #2
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I love the Embossing Folder Roses and I wanted to
use it for decoration on my layout. And because the size 
didn't fit on my design I decided to do the following:
1. I embossed twice the Roses on white cardstock.
2. After that I cut out only the roses - a pair of roses and a rose
3. Then I used chalk ink to distress them. 
N.B. By mixing yellow and blue you get a "bonus" colour - green :-)

The Corners Flourish #2  and  Floral w/Leaves were die cut
from pattern paper and used on the layout.
The die-cut flourish/swirls were cut in pieces so
they can "fit" on different spots on the layout.


One of favourite thinlits flowers from the Starter Kit.
Simply die cut from white cardstock and mix with any flower - 
the effect is so beautiful and adorable.
Prima Marketing: pattern papers, sugar dots, sticker
Ingvild Bolme/Prima Marketing Chalk Edgers
Maja Design: pattern paper
Petaloo: paper flowers
The Scrapbook Diaries Texture Stamp Set by Gerry van Gent 
Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays
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Thank you for your visit!
Have a creative Sunday!

Silhouette Bird Canvas

This week I've been experimenting with different materials in the craft studio and discovered a roll of vinyl in my stash. For this DIY you will need the following:

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
Thinlits Sweetie Bird Die
Black Vinyl (sticky back)
Black String or Yarn
Hot Glue
Mini Canvas

Using just the main body part of the bird die, I cut out 5 birds in the black vinyl.

I then fixed them to the canvas using the sticky peel sheet on the back of the vinyl. Using a hot glue gun, I glued a line of black yarn underneath the bird's feet to create their 'perch'.

Cute eh? You could definitely create these canvasses with any designs and vinyl colours. Why not try it with card or fabric instead?

I hope you're having a creative weekend. I'll be hosting a craft party in my city to make flower crowns for summer!

Saturday 30 May 2015

Recipe Box

Hello there,
this recipe box is for a very good friend of mine. I hope she will like it.

I made this flashcard-box with gray cardboard and this gorgeous vintage kitchen paper.

On one side I attached a cardboard holder on which I clamped a clip for a penholder. I think that is very convenient to write shopping lists.

I used canvas for decoration, which I have stitched and covered with double-sided adhesive film and finally glued onto the box.

The Antiqua Capital Letters fit perfectly to the design paper. I punched the letters total of 3 times with my Big Shot. In white as a contrast, craftcolor for the main background and one time to use them as a Dummy to see exactly where I needed to stick. I used a ruler as a tool to ensure that the letters come straight to the box.

I hope you will like the idea.
Have a great weekend.

Two romantic Cards with Scallops & Eyelet Lace

Hey everybody,
hope you had a nice week so far? :) It was so rainy the last days her in Germany, so I had a lot of time in my craftroom. And this week I show you two cards that I made with scallops and eyelet lace. 

List of supplies I used:
white cardstock, pattern paper and my sewing machine

Using the scallops and eyelet lace for cards is very easy and brings a romantic touch on it. Especially the eyelet lace. :) I added the borders with my sewing machine, to get a visual transition between the different colored and patterned papers.

The scallops are fitting perfectly to the pattern paper I choose. I think this is really pretty! :) Like a waterfall or something like that.

So, what would you do with these dies? :) Hope you got a little bit inspired and I wish you a happy weekend. xo, Julia


Hallo ihr Lieben,
wie war eure Woche? In Deutschland hat es die letzten Tage viel geregnet und da konnte ich einige Zeit in meinem kleinen Scrapreich verbringen. Gibt schlimmeres, oder? ;) Diese Woche habe ich zwei romantisch angehauchte Karten für euch, die ich mit zwei unterschiedlichen Bordüren gestaltet habe.

Hier die Materialliste:
Weißer Cardstock, etwas gemustertes Papier und meine Nähmaschine

Wie erwähnt bekommt man durch diese Bordüren einen tollen romantischen Touch auf Karten & Co. Besonders mit der Bordüre die aussieht wie Spitze. Wundervoll! Mit der Nähmaschine habe ich dann die gemusterten Papiere und Bordüren miteinander verbunden. So entsteht visuell ein schöner Übergang zwischen den unterschiedlichen Papieren.

Die Bogenbordüre (nennt man das so?) mit den Wellen passte perfekt zu meinem ausgesuchten Pattern Paper. Finde ich mega hübsch, es wirkt wie ein Wasserfall der sich in einer fließenden Bewegung nach unten begiebt. Und zwischendurch, spritzen ein paar Wellen nach oben. ;)

Welche Projekte würdet ihr mit diesen Stanzen machen? Ich hoffe ich konnte euch ein bisschen inspirieren und wünsche euch noch ein wahnsinnig schönes Wochenende. Hier kommt gerade endlich die Sonne wieder raus. :) xo, Julia

My Summer Book Bag

Hi everyone!Thinking in my next summer holidays I have designed a new  project with Sizzix dies.
Usually I take some books with me and I enjoy reading and thinking something to sew when I come back home. I´m sure I´m not the only one !
Last package from Sizzix, brought  a die I was wishing to try : Triangles Isosceles & Right.
This die has a lot of possibilities and  diamond is the block I´m sewing before, one of my favorites and never done before !

You get a good   12" size block, so  you can match different  blocks and take a new opportunity to get a quilt , table runner , or whatever you want.
I have  used two more dies   and Big Shot Plus 

I chose a mother of pearl button to close.

I love Amy Sinibaldi style and her book came home the other day. This will be one in my summer book bag, yippie!

My bag uses the same block  both sides.

And now  here you can see how I have done the Book Bag. This is my first video for Sizzix , so I hope you like it!

Have a nice weekend and see  you in two weeks


¡Hola a todo el mundo! Pensando en mis próximas vacaciones de verano , he diseñado un nuevo proyecto para Sizzix usando sus troqueles.
Normalmente suelo llevarme algunos libros conmigo y disfruto leyéndolos  y pensando algún proyecto para hacer a la vuelta.Seguro que no soy la única ¿ verdad ?
El último paquete que llegó de Sizzix    trajo un troquel que estaba deseando probar por primera vez. Se trata del Triángulo Isósceles al que veo muchas posibilidades.

Con este troquel he cosido un bloque con un buen tamaño      . Puedes montar varios y hacer una colcha, un mantel o cualquier cosa que te parezca.
He usado ese troquel y dos más, un cuadrado y triángulos :

En la foto podéis ver libro de Amy  Sinibaldi, su primero. Me encanta su estilo  y me vendrá genial para verlo tranquilamente en vacaciones. En mi blog Las Labores de Mercedes ya te he hablado un poco de él.

Mi bolsa  tiene el  mismo bloque por delante y por detrás.
Me he estrado con mi primer vídeo para Sizzix , espero que te guste . En él tienes  los pasos para hacerla.
Que pases un buen fin de semana y te espero  dentro de un par de ellas.

Friday 29 May 2015

Gift wrapping for mother-in-laws birthday....

This week was my mother-in-laws birthday.
It is always difficult to find the right present - so often it add up in a voucher.

And often vouchers aren't really pretty, right?
so I mad my own wrapping for the voucher.

First i embossed a hole 8x12 inch paper with Textured Impressions Plus Embossing Folder (Dots)
which is enclosed at the Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray).
Than i cut out the Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Pillow Box w/Labels.

For sticking the box together i flattened the splice.

Then i cut three of the leaves you can find on the Bigz L Die (Everyday Essentials)
that comes together with the Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) and cut them
in to single pieces and curled them.

Then fix them with some wire...

Then i brought this little roses together with some leaves and a cute border...


Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray)
(daraus auch Textured Impressions Plus Embossing Folder (Dots),
Bigz L Die (Everyday Essentials))
Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Pillow Box w/Labels 
Sizzix Bigz Die - Garden Greens
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Loopy Scallops

Greetings, Stephanie


Hallo Ihr Lieben,

diese Woche stand Schwiegermutters Geburtstag auf dem Programm.
Und weil es immer so schwer ist, für sie ein Geschenk zu finden, gibt es oft einen Gutschein.

Und so Gutscheine sind ja oft nicht so hübsch,
daher hab ich mir meine eigene Verpackung gebastelt.

Zuerst hab ich eine Bogen Papier mit Textured Impressions Plus Embossing Folder (Dots)
embossed. Der Folder kommt im Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray).

Dann habe ich die Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Pillow Box w/Labels daraus aufgeschnippelt.
Um besser kleben zu können habe ich die Klebekante wieder geglättet.

Dann hab ich drei von den Blätters ausgekurbelt, die ihr auf der Bigz L Die (Everyday Essentials) befindet (auch im Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray)).

Die Blätter habe ich in seine Einzelteile geschnitten und die so entstandenen Blätter aufgerollt.
Zu Röschen zusammenstecken und mit Draht fixieren.

Zusammen mit einem Blatt von Sizzix Bigz Die - Garden Greens und der hübschen
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Loopy Scallops auf der Box befestigen - fertig....

Viel Spaß damit, Steffi