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NEW Product Alert! Modern Surrealist shapes for Electronic Cutters

I am super excited to announce a brand new collection of shapes I designed for the Sizzix eShape Store! With my limited edition collection of steel rule dies for Sizzix nearing the end of their run, we’ve decided to make all of those shapes available in digital form for use with electronic cutters! And to commemorate the occasion, we’ve rolled out 25 BRAND NEW SHAPES to keep the crafting inspiration going!

Of the new collection we have a complete set of zodiac shapes which are perfect for last minute birthday cards and gifts! We also have hoop and chandelier earrings that you can cut and wear and a super cool three dimensional bow which you can use to embellish all sorts of fun projects! And don’t even get me started on the graffiti font and spray paint can! Insanely cute!

Here are some quick and easy greeting cards I created with the sneaker and unicorn shapes. For these I incorporated some adhesive holographic Duck Tape sheets and exotic paper from the USArtQuest One Pound Bag of Assorted Art Papers.

I’ll admit I used to shy away from electronic cutters, opting instead for the manual steel rule dies. Like a lot of crafters, at first I was intimidated by the technology and thought it would be hard to learn and use. Not so! I’ve been working with the Sizzix eClips2 with Bluetooth technology for the past few days and the transition could not have been easier! I now feel silly for waiting so long to take the leap into digital crafting! If you are like me and want to see just how easy it is to get started, check out this video tutorial:

Now I invite you to hop on over to the Sizzix eShapeStore to check out my entire collection of shapes! There is something there for everyone! And be sure to stay tuned to the blog for MORE cool inspiration projects coming soon!!!

Unicorn Pendant Necklace by Hydrangea Hippo

I absolutely love this unicorn pendant necklace created by Hydrangea Hippo!


She made this beautiful design with ice resin and a die-cut made with the Unicorn shape cutting tool from the Modern Surrealist Marisa Pawelko collection for Sizzix! Enjoy this video tutorial and get inspired to create your next custom jewelry project!


Wine Tasting Party Projects with When Creativity Knocks

Try these fun projects when preparing for your next wine tasting party! The party kicks off with Elena showing you how to create upcycled wine goblets out of wine bottles that you can embellish with adhesive rhinestone sheets die-cut with the Modern Surrealist Marisa Pawelko collection for Sizzix line of shape cutting tools! Then Cindi makes a beautiful etched cheese board with 12″ x 12″ Rowlux. She also makes quick and easy wine goblet charms out of Rowlux die cut with the Chained Die from the Modern Surrealist Marisa Pawelko collection of shape cutting tools for Sizzix. You could also create this same project using Modern Surrealist Optical Illusion Project Sheets or the pastel sheets for spring! And to close the show Judi shows how to make the perfect wine tasting party invitation!

In part two of the wine tasting party project inspiration series, Ana and Judi share cool label and decor ideas and then I show you how to create custom embossed and distressed pewter coasters and a festive ice bucket embellished with Rowlux Illusion Film and Adhesive Rhinestone Sheets!