Sizzix shows on Create & Craft 16/17 Feb

I’m back on Create and Craft this week, with the new release from Eileen Hull (as well as a special deal on the Big Shot Plus)

Eileen has some fabulous new dies in this release – Book Box – which allows you to create a fabulous journal with a box inside, Phone Stand, a lovely Vintage Button embossing folder and a very clever thin die set called Snail Mail. I shall wait for the shows to explain how they all work, but for now, here’s a little sneak peek at the projects I’ve made for the shows.

Book Box
Snail Mail
Snail Mail
Phone Stand
Phone Stand
Vintage Buttons
Vintage Buttons/Snail Mail
Book Box
Book Box
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New Eileen Hull Sizzix Chapter One Blog hop

Theres a really fun blog hop happening today to celebrate the launch of Eileen Hull’s new Chapter One release.

You can find all the info on Eileen’s blog – http://www.eileenhull.com/ as well as links to all the blogs taking part in the hop.

There’s a giveaway too! If you leave a comment for each of the designers in the Release Party Hop, or during the Facebook Live or YouTube video, you will be eligible to win one of the newly released products! Tell us what your favourite new product is and what you plan to do with it! Thanks for hopping with us 🙂

I’ve made three projects for this hop – you’ll be able to see these projects in more detail as I’ll have them on my shows on Create & Craft on 16/17 Feb. I’ll also be popping back here later in the month with a tutorial on the Book Box.

So the first project is using the the lovely Book Box. This die creates a journal with box element inside, so it’s perfect for popping a gift into, it’s also the perfect size to put cards in, so I think it would be lovely to make some matching cards to go with the cover then give that as a nice present.

The next die I’m sharing today is called Snail Mail and it creates this really fun background for cards (or it fits nicely on the Book Box). You can also snip each element away (which you’ll see on my next project). This would work so well with different dies and stamps because it kind of creates little windows.

The last one I’m sharing today is an embossing folder called Vintage Buttons. It’s a 3D embossing folder so the detail is just amazing.

Don’t forget to pop to Eileen’s blog to see the rest of the release as well as all the amazing projects – http://www.eileenhull.com/

The new Sizzix Big Shot Switch Plus Electric die cutting machine

Well it’s been a long wait hasn’t it? I first saw the Switch in action at the trade show in Frankfurt in January 2020 and I was so excited about it coming out. Literally as soon as we all got home from Frankfurt, the UK went into the first lockdown, and the launch was postponed.

It’s been worth the wait. Mine arrived on Wednesday and I was so happy to finally get to use it. I’ve put together two quick videos for those of you that might want to get one. The first video is literally just an unboxing video so you can see what you get with the machine (it comes as a starter kit with some dies and an embossing folder). The second video is a more detailed run through how to use it – so you can refer to this once you get your machine and want to see a run through.

For those of you in the UK, the machine will be available first on Create and Craft next week. I’ll update the links below as it becomes available more widely.

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Sizzix Spring Best-Sellers

I’m back at Create and Craft TV on 7 January with a lovely selection of dies. First up is this lovely Jar of Flowers die set by Lisa Jones – it has a dimensional dome that matches so you can create fabulous shaker cards in seconds.

We’ve got the domes on the show too, so if you love using them this could be a good chance to stock up!

Also on the show is this Birthday Candle die. It’s one of my favourites, because I love how you can use the panel on any size card, but also use the candles on their own if you just want one or two. Of course I had to create a little rainbow!

If you have any weddings this year, then you might like this next die set – it’s called Confetti Pockets, and it creates these lovely little pockets along with some hearts and circles to make your own confetti.

There’s also one of my favourite embossing folders on the show, the Folk Doodle folder.

There are a few more dies on the show, but I won’t share all of them or this post will be too long!

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How to use the Big Shot Pro machine

I’ve got a new video on my YouTube channel today, featuring the Big Shot Pro machine.

The machine is at a really special price on my Boxing Day sale show, but since there will also be a lot of fabulous dies on the show too, I thought it might be a good idea to do a quick video, in case I don’t get much time on the shows to show the machine in much detail. I’ll be back later in the week to show you all the projects I’ve made for the shows.

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Sizzix Eileen Hull Full-size Journal

I’ve put together a new video to run through the new Eileen Hull journal, showing how to put it together and running through all the different extras you might need, along with how to add notebooks or your own signatures.

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Sizzix Effectz Creamy Acrylic Paints

I’ve put together a video all about the new acrylic paints from Sizzix and their unique properties.

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Sizzix Flowers and Crepe paper

I’m back at Create and Craft for the next couple of days launching these fabulous flower dies and crepe paper collection. I’ve never really made crepe paper flowers before and was really surprised how easy they were, and how much you can shape the crepe paper to create really realistic petals. It’s obviously personal preference as to how many of each petal layer you cut, and how you shape them, but I thought it might be helpful for anyone buying these if I list out exactly how I put mine together, then you can use that as a starting point.

Fringed Tulip

For the Fringed Tulips, I used – 3 of the centre pieces, 1 of each petal, 2 leaves. This is one of the easiest to put together.

California Poppy

For the California Poppy I used; 1 each of all of the dies. Again this is a very simple one to put together.

Wild Peony

For the Wild Peony, I used; 4 of the fringe die, 4 of the double petal die, 6-8 of the small petal, and 6 of the large petal.

Carnation

For the Carnation I used; 4 of the strip die, 10 individual petals 1 green piece for the bottom, 1 or 2 leaves.

Classic Rose

For the Classic Rose I used; 4-6 of the smallest petal, 8 medium petals, 10 large petals, then the green piece for the bottom and the 2 leaves.

Ranunculus

For the Ranunculus I used; 6 of the small ovals, 10 of the medium and 15 of the large ovals, one green piece for the bottom and 1 or 2 leaves. I would say this flower is the most difficult and time consuming, as you do need to shape the petals in a nice cup shape the get a realistic flower, and this one also used the most petals, so takes a little longer. Saying that, I think this one is my favourite of them all.

I do plan to do a video later this week after the shows to demonstrate properly how to shape the petals, cover the beads etc., so hopefully that video will be ready by the time you get your dies if you order them from the show 🙂

New Sizzix Effectz range of paints and mediums

This week is very exciting, both Pete and I have shows on Create and Craft TV launching the new Effectz range of creamy acrylic paints, foils, pastes and waxes. So many exciting possibilities with these new goodies.

I do plan to do a video run through of all the new products, I’ve linked them all at the end of this post. I probably won’t get time to film it until next week though as I’m at Create and Craft on Wed, Thursday and Sunday.

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Sizzix Lisa Jones Botanical collection

I’m back at Create & Craft TV tomorrow with an absolutely stunning collection of dies, papers and washi tape, all with a lovely wild bloom theme. I will share photos of all my projects (there’s a lot, and I feel I’ve barely scratched the surface of what you can do with this collection).

There’s a fabulous Serif Alphabet in the collection, and as each letter is approx 3.5cm high, it’s perfect for home decor projects.

Isn’t the colour palette beautiful? There’s a pack of plain card, plus a patterned paper pack as well as washi tape, all co-ordinating.

There’s a die set to create both frames and that lovely delicate border you see – so it works really well to add a pop of metallic or a bolder colour, and there are circles and rectangles that can be framed with the various floral elements.

If you know me well, you know I have a thing for wreath designs, so this one is my new favourite thing. I coloured this one with some oxide inks to give it a really nice blue/green kind of eucalyptus feel.

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