Sizzix Inspiration | Fabulous Card by Jeanne Streiff

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I am loving this Fabulous card with it’s bright citrus color scheme created by designer Jeanne Streiff featuring the new Modern Surrealist Marisa Pawelko steel rule dies for Sizzix!

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The colors are so refreshing for summer and I love the glitter Lolita sunglasses created with the 3-in-1 Sunglasses die! The word Fabulous easily cuts out with a single pass using the Fabulous die from the Modern Surrealist licensed collection of shape cutters for Sizzix!

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Click HERE for a full step by step project tutorial!

Use code “SZ6B” for a 15% Discount at Sizzix.com!

DIY Sunglasses Picture Canvas | Sizzix Teen Craft

Just in time for summer! It’s getting HOT in here!!! Teen DIY crafting expert Tanner Bell shows off this fun and thrifty home decor project idea featuring the uber-mega-awesome 3 in 1 Sunglasses die from the new Marisa Pawelko Modern Surrealist shape cutting collection with Sizzix. This versatile shape cutting tool allows you to cut 80′s style shutter shades, Lolita heart sun glasses and Ray Ban-esque James Dean glasses all in one pass! I love Tanner’s clever use of the free paint swatch samples, a fun craft supply you can pick up at any hardware store in tons of fun colors! Stay tuned for more fun DIY project tutorials coming soon!

Sizzix Tutorial | Love Note Mini Envelopes by Audrey Pettit

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Today Sizzix featured an awesome new project idea created by design team member Audrey Pettit called Love Note Mini Envelopes which incorporates two of the licensed Modern Surrealist for Sizzix steel rule dies that I designed – the Mini Envelope and Thought Talk Bubbles. Click HERE for a full step-by-step project tutorial.

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I love that Audrey took these dies and created this awesome project in her own very elegant and individualized crafting style! There are lots of cool project ideas for things you can make using the shape cutters I designed on the Sizzix website which are done in my signature outrageous style. I really like how this designer took those same shapes and incorporated them into a project which reflects her own unique signature style!  Here you can see how Audrey cleverly used the mini envelope as an interactive design accent on the front of a handmade greeting card!

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Crafters may purchase this fun collection of shape cutters in independent and chain craft supply stores as well as on Amazon.com. These shape cutting tools work with a variety of machines, but their small size and portability make them ideal for using with the Sizzix SophistiCut die cutting machine.

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Stay tuned for more fresh new project ideas using the Modern Surrealist for Sizzix line of licensed shape cutting tools coming soon!

Modern Surrealist for Sizzix Shape Cutting Tools Now Available in Stores and Online

  Look what I just got!!! The first 20 of the Marisa Pawelko – Modern Surrealist for Sizzix steel rule dies!

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These 20 awesome steel rule dies that I designed for Sizzix offer endless creative possibilities and are available in major craft chain and independent craft retail stores now!

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They work wonderfully with the uber-adorable SophistiCut Die Cutting Machine by Sizzix. They will be available on Sizzix.com in July, and you can order them all today on Amazon or on Scrapbooking.com.

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To learn more about this exciting award winning new product line check out the official press release HERE.

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Ellison/Sizzix Modern Surrealist by Marisa Pawelko WINS CHA Hot 20 Award!

I am proud to report that the Ellison/Sizzix Modern Surrealist by Marisa Pawelko line of licensed steel rule dies (in stores May 2014) was recently awarded the Craft & Hobby Association’s prestigious HOT 20 Award! We are extremely honored for the new product line to be recognized as one of the most creative crafting products of 2014!

I’d like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to all of the other 19 honorees whose innovations were awarded!

Here’s a copy of the official press release:

CHA 2014 Craft & Hobby Show Announces Hot 20 Award Winners

CHA 2014 world’s largest crafting show honors the most creative crafting products of 2014. Winners include digital scanner/cutting machine, jewelry maker, artistic pen, glass writing, vintage tools, sunlight-activated fabric dye, safer no-fire clay pot creation.

Elmwood Park, NJ, January 11, 2014 — The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA), the international trade association for the design, manufacture, distribution and sales of the craft and hobby industry, announced today winners of their prestigious “Hot 20 Awards” for the most creative crafting products of 2014. Chosen from the over 80 products submitted to the CHA 2014 New Products Showcase, the most innovative and “buzzworthy” products were selected by a panel of expert media judges, including:

Cynthia Richter, Woman’s World Magazine
Nancy Nally, Scrapbook Update
Jenny Barnett-Rohrs, Craft Test Dummies
Jade Harrington-Boudreaux, Jaderbomb.com
Lisa Fulmer, Cool2Craft.com

The Hot 20 Awards will be given out at the CHA 2014 Conference & Trade Show www.craftandhobby.org/chashow, the world’s largest international crafting show, held January 10-14, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. CHA 2014 brings together the key players of the crafts and creative industry for four days, with retailers large and small, independent chains, and the leading innovations in crafting from over 400 exhibitors from around the world.

Hot 20 Awards 2014:

Beadlon Artistic Wire Findings FormsTM: patent pending fixed peg jigs that allow you to make your own findings from a range of gauges of Artistic Wire and Beadalon German Style Wire.

Beadalon Knot-a-Bead™: patent pending desktop knotter tool to tie knots naturally with two hands for professionally looking jewelry.

BIC® Magic Marker® brand Window Marker: high quality marking and drawing tool designed to adhere to glass surfaces resulting in bold, vivid marks for window or glass writing occasions.

Brother International Corporation ScanNCut machine: a revolutionary new home and hobby cutting machine with the convenience of a 300 DPI built-in scanner.

Chameleon Art Products Ltd Color Tones Pens: pens for creating art effects, including 3D and airbrush, smooth transitions, highlighting, shading, blending and gradations.

ComposiMold PowerMold Modeling Compound Push Mold Kit: make push molds of objects and textures from Modeling Compound castings.

Craftwell eBrush: a portable airbrush system used by crafters, cake decorators and beauty enthusiasts alike for scrapbooking, makeup application and more.

CrystalNinja.com Crystal Katana: a patent-pending rhinestone and crystal pick up tool that picks up paper, embellishments, nail art, multimedia items and Swarovski Crystals.

DecoArt Chalky Finish Program: a complete program offering paint, waxes, varnishes, stain blocker, brushes and stencils that easily achieves a vintage, time-worn look for home decor and furniture pieces.

DESIGN MASTER TintIT™: multi-use transparent dye that fabricates color from just one can.

Ellison/Sizzix Modern Surrealist by Marisa Pawelko: 20 Originals steel-rule dies that create fashionable clothing appliqués, cards, stickers, notepads, and locker décor for teens and preteens.

Fiskars Brands 12” x 12” Rotary Ruler Combo: a rotary cutter with a ruler attached for measuring and cutting multiple layers of fabric easier.

ICE Resin Susan Lenart Kazmer Iced Enamels®: makes torch-fired or kiln-fired enamels with no fire required.

iLoveToCreate Aleene’s® Quick Dry Fabric Fusion®: an easy alternative to a needle and thread, remains durable and incredibly flexible, wash after wash.

ImpressArt Soft Strike™ Metal Stamping Blanks: A collection of metal discs specially made for metal stamping making it easy for metal stampers to leave deep, clean impressions and achieve professional results.

Little B Perfect Positioner: a unique adhesive mat designed for any die-cutting tool platform and any thin metal dies — never waste a piece of paper again.

Lumi Inkodye Black: a sunlight-activated fabric dye that allows you to print your own photos onto fabric — now available in black.

M-D Building Products Metal Sheets: perforated metal sheets, magnetic chalkboards, metal tools and other unique metals to add more dimension to craft projects.

Plaid Enterprises Mod Podge Mod Melter: a tool used to fill the Mod Molds with the Mod Melts. It allows the crafter to fill the molds with ease for molded embellishments, home décor, paper crafts and more.

Ranger Industries Tim Holtz® Distress Marker Spritzer: the perfect tool for creating airbrush effects on craft projects.

Spellbinders Tool-n-One: a portable tool that performs multiple craft functions, including piercing, folding, paper removal, inking, distressing, curling, and more.

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