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Monday, April 4, 2011

It's a Sizzling Kind of Week...

With Sizzix!!

All this week we're excited to bring you ideas using Sizzix products!

Sizzix has long been known for their outstanding diecut products including the Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix Sidekick, Sizziz Sizzlits and of course...their beautiful Sizzix dies!! Truly beautiful products that are indispensable for today's crafter! Sizzix dies cut not only paper...but yes...fabric! And felt!!

Designer Patti Milazzo created a beautiful card with layers and intricate cuts made easy with her Big Shot machine!! Designer Linda Albrecht brings new life to pinwheels for a beautiful way to decorate your home for spring or anytime you need a little lift!!

Much Thanks Card
Designer: Patti Milazzo


The scrolled die cut designs Sizzix has available remind me of wrought iron work when cut from black cardstock. I was inspired by a piece of furniture in my home to mix the black Corner die cuts with the woodgrained paper. I then created bright colored flower and butterfly accents to embellish the scrolled squares.

Supplies: 
Glue Arts:
Glue Glider Pro with
1/4 Perma Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
Mini Adhesive Squares
3D Combo Pac: U-Cut-It

Sizzix:
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Original Die - Flourish #656187
Sizzlit Dies – Flowers, Branches & Leaves Set #656064
Sizzlit Dies – Corners, Heart & Tree Set #656898
Other: Crate Paper Restoration Pattern Papers, Border Stickers and Phrase Stickers; clear gems and pearls; glitter glue



Instructions:
1. Create a 4” x 8” landscape card. I used the a neutral background pattern that looks like a wood grain.
2. Die cut the scrolled Corners Die from black cardstock. Apply Mini Adhesive Squares to the back and adhere them to the card creating 3 squares.

3. Cut circles from patterned paper and apply Glue Arts U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive to the back of each circle. Then adhere the circles to the center of each square.
4. Die cut Hearts from the Flourish Die from black cardstock and yellow pattern paper. Arrange the hearts to create a butterfly, adhering them with Mini Adhesive Squares.
5. Die cut Sizzlit Flowers from various pattern papers. Use the Mini Adhesive Squares to layer them and attach them to the right and left circles.

6. Apply the green border sticker near the bottom of the card. Next, apply U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive to the back of the sentiment sticker and position it in the center of the border sticker.
7. Add buttons, gems and pearl embellishments as well as glitter glue to complete the card.

Tip: When applying Mini Adhesive Squares to the back of small areas like the scrolled Corner Die shapes, place them on and then use your finger to fold over any excess to prevent it from showing.


Spring Pinwheels
Designer: Linda Albrecht


I put a new twist on the kiddie pinwheel by shabbying it up and adding a flower to the center. Use the Sizzix "Pinwheel" Die to decorate for spring by putting aeveral of them in a container or use them one at a time in a small clay pot to use as a place setting decoration for a shower or Easter.

Supplies:
Glue Arts Mini Hot Glue Gun and sticks
Glue Arts "Accent It All" Vinyl, Tickle Me Pink & Pumpkin Patch
Sizzx Bigz Die, Pinwheel #656524
Sizzex Bigz Die, Flowers, 3D #656545
BasicGrey "Sweet Threads" I Need paper
BasicGrey "Green at Heart" Jungle paper
BasicGrey "Lemonade" Pretty Petals paper
wood Skewers
Brads
Instructions:
1. Apply "Accent it All" vinyl to the backside of patterned papers.

2. Run prepared paper through die cutting machine with the Sizzix "Pinwheel" die and put together each pinwheel according to the instructions that come with the die. You will need one brad for each pinwheel. Use brown ink to distress the edges of the pinwheels.
3. Cut out any additional fun embellishments to add to the center of the pinwheel. Apply hot glue to the center of the brad and adhere in place.
4. Cut flowers from solid color papers that are backed with "Accent it All" vinyl. I used the small flower on the Die for these. Follow the instructions that come with the die to make the flowers 3D.
5. Hot glue the base of the flower to the center of the pinwheel then add a little more hot glue to keep the coiled part of the flower in place.
6. Hot glue the wood skewer to the backside of the pinwheel. You can make the pinwheel die functional by using a pin or long tack that is inserted into the wood skewer.
7. Enjoy!



How beautiful are those ideas today! Last week we wrapped up two fun weeks with our fantastic sponsor My Little Shoebox! We thank you for all the comments and praise you left here and also on Facebook!! We read every comment and post and love your feedback!

We must announce last week's winner of the MLS Garden Party collection and GlueArts products. And that winner is:



Renee' Benson said...







Anything with the iconic birdie is a tweet fav! Love the little tweets and anything the Glue Arts Go To Gals make. You are all very talented and I look forward to a new email everyday! Thank you so much for the smiles and the ideas!

Congrats to you Renee!!! And we agree...the GlueArts gals...are incredibly talented. (we're just a bit biased...don't tell!lol) Please email me at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your contact information!

Be sure this week to take a moment to visit the Sizzix blog for more ideas and inspiration!!  And do leave us a comment today! We're giving away our GlueArts Hot Glue Gun and refill pack, Extreme Adhesive Squares Regular and Mini size and a full sheet of our U Cut It Foam! All a must have for creating today's projects!  


And and....Sizzix has very kindly offered to give away one of the dies used this week to make these gorgeous projects! They're giving us the new #656634 Sizzix Bigz Die - Caged Bird. We'll send that along as well with the GlueArts products to a very lucky random winner!


 We'll pick a random winner next Monday! 

86 comments:

  1. Great projects- I love that scrollwork and the pinwheels are so light and fun!

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  2. Beautfiul projects!!!!!! I too love my sizzix!

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  3. Thanks for sharing such great ideas :) simple and sweet! Love the opportunity to possibly win such great products from such a great company!

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  4. Fabulous projects! I just made a banner using a ton of Sizzix products. I love my Big Shot!!!! http://www.somethingfromcassie.com/2011/04/springtime-steampunk.html

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  5. Beautiful card and I love those pinwheels! TFS!

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  6. Those pinwheels are amazing!

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  7. Great project! I think I may scraplift those pin-wheels, but of course I will give credit! :)

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  8. What an awesome week this will be! I love my Sizzix dies, and use them all the time! Great projects today, and another great use for that vinyl!!
    Pam

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  9. Oh how I love Sizzix dies!!!
    I would say I have a few more then most people.
    LOVE,LOVE that pinwheel with the flower center.
    Perfect pair again this week.

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  10. Great projects! Love those pinwheels!

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  11. Your ladies certainly are talented! And what a fun job they have!!! I LOVE the pinwheels.

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  12. Very cute! I want to go make those flowers right now so maybe spring will come!

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  13. Your card is great but I must say I just love the pin wheels. Sure brings back some fond childhood memories. I wish kids these day would stop and enjoy the little things like the pinwheels. They are sure missing out.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  14. love the pinwheels and love the sizzix dies - even though I use them in a Cuttlebug, they work just fine. Excellent projects all around today !

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  15. How have I missed that you have a GLUE GUN?!?! Everyone who comes to my house is suprised I don't actually owe one.... and I thought eeehh... But if it is made by GLUE ARTS - well I am thinking I must have one!!!!

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  16. What great spring projects!

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  17. I love the pinwheels! Thanks for sharing!

    I love glue and Sizzix too!

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  18. The pinwheels are perfect for this time of year & so pretty for table decorations. Didn't know about the Sizzix pinwheel die - that sure makes it easier to mass produce them! Would love to try out your glue gun, haven't had one of those in many years. Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

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  19. The pinwheels are super cute and just perfect for this time of year. Thatnks for the chance to win a new glue gun.... I could sure use that...mine has seen better days....
    Michelle
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

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  20. I love that little rolled flower. I've seen others but none this nice! And it looks beautiful on your project!

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  21. Fantastic projects! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!!!!

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  22. I made some pinwheels about like that for a baby shower in pastel colors. Everyone was so impressed and thought they were so cute. The mom-to-be used them as decoration for the baby's room. Plus they were fun to make. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

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  23. MOre gorgeous projects! You guys rock!

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  24. I love the pinwheels, those flowers in the center are beautiful.

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  25. Fantastic projects! Thanks for the inspiration.
    I use my Sizzix Big Shot quite a bit.

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  26. Still love my sizzix! TFS! the fun projects! and for a chance to win!

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  27. Love the projects! I really like my Sizzix Big Shot.

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  28. Love the projects but Patti I love that card Very nice

    Hugs
    mrs.deb@sbcglobal.net

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  29. woo hoo, LOVE Sizzix! I love seeing the dies in action, i can't WAIT to get the 3-d flowers now! Love that swirly frame too, really CUTE! thanks for the great ideas!!

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  30. Love those project ideas!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I love the card! Don't usually make landscape cards, but now I have a new idea to use.

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  32. I've got a scroll die, didn't know what to do with it! yeah! problem solved.

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  33. Love both such spring-like ideas. Use to make pin wheels when I was a little girl. Think I will have to make some more sometime soon.

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  34. Those pinwheels and the card are amazing! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  35. Love the pinwheels and the roses that go in the middle. What fun projects.

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  36. Love the pinwheels, need to get the flower die cut. Loved the card also. Thank you for sharing.

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  37. The pin wheels are just too cute, and perfect for spring.

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  38. LOve the roses, (ALways wondered how to make them) So very fun Projects. I would love to win this giveaway so please please please pick me.

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  39. A girl can never have enough good glue and glue tools! So, thanks for the drawing and I do love the Sizzix bird cage too! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  40. Beautiful projects! I Love Sizzix!!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  41. Great projects!! Love the pinwheel ideas!! Thanks for another great giveaway & a chance to win!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  42. I ♥ Sizzix ! They make some awesome dies !!

    And I love and adore pinwheels ! Thanks for the chance!

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  43. Gorgeous projects! Thanks for the inspiration!
    How did you know that the Bird cage is on my wish list?!?!?!?!

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  44. really great projects! Love all the dies that were used!!

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  45. All the projects are amazing!! Thanks sizzix! I have the texture boutique and I love it!!
    Patti
    www.shortnscrappy.com

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  46. wow beautiful projects love the way you have all the different glues anyone could need. TFS
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  47. Love both the card and pinwheels. I can't wait to get my hands on that flower die that was used for the center of the pinwheels.

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  48. You always have great partnerships and offer such clear tutorials. I sure learn a lot on your site.

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  49. I love the flowers in the center of the pinwheels! Great project ideas and tips.

    TFS!

    rpcrafter at gmail dot com

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  50. A couple of interesting and unusual project ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  51. two great projects today. \i think i will try the pin wheel.......thanks for sharing
    ava

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  52. Great projects!

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  53. Cute pinwheels and I really like the scrollwork on the first card. Love my sizzix products.

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  54. Great projects. I love the way the wrought iron was used on the card and who doesnt love a pinwheel.

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  55. Much thanks card is so pretty...pinwheel is cute too...looking forward to another wk here at amazing Glue Arts!

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  56. Ohhhh! I love dies and sizzix rocks my fave Tim Holtz!

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  57. Love the projects. The pinwheels are so cute.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  58. WOW! That first card is super stunning--so many details! LOVE visiting!! THANKS for always sharing!!

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  59. The Caged Bird is adorable! And those pin wheels are so much fun. Much Thanks is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. I'll just have to make one of those pin wheels to bring back those childhood memories.

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  60. I'm so impressed with today's projects!! The pinwheel's remind of my childhood..running with one in my hand and a big ol' cheesey grin on my face! Thanks for the memory!

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  61. pin wheels are so gorgeous!! I am so gonna try them at home. and that caged bird is really really cute :)

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  62. I'm so glad you are partnering with Sizzix this week. I have a Big Kick and really need to use it more often. I'm sure your projects will provide just the inspiration I need. :-)

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  63. Those pinwheels are supercute with the flower in the center and I love the scrolls on the card. Great projects.

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  64. Great projects! Love the details on the card! TFS!

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  65. Amazing projects!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  66. Love these projects great for spring vk with kids

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  67. Glue Arts and Sizzix...what a great combo!! Can't wait to see all the Spring goodness this week.

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  68. Thanks for sharing these beautiful projects and the chance to win!!

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  69. What fabulous projects to kick off Sizzix week! Love, love your card, Patti! Your use of the dies is amazing. How you used the corner scrolls is genius. And Linda's pinwheels are bright and happy and so much fun. Such a clever way to use the Accent-it-All vinyl, too.

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  70. Sizzix and Glue Arts a match made in Heaven

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  71. And again, the Glue Arts Gals have out done themselves. Over and over everyweek! I love the much thanks wrought iron look card anf of course, the pretty tweety bird in the cage. Anything with swarofski crystals (sorry I think I spelled it incorrectly) I love and the glass bead work on the bottom of the cage, WOW. I love it all. Your team is phenomonal!

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  72. pretty pinwheels, love the center flower touch.

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  73. Thos Pinswheels are absolutely the BOMB....would love to win them! Thanks for the chance.

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  74. oh, those pinwheels are adorable.... love the idea! thank you for sharing

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  75. very creative projects.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  76. Wow, very beautiful projects! I don't have a die-cutting machine yet, but I appreciate the tutorials!

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  77. I have a million ideas in my head now to use those pinwheels! Thinking of 4th of July Parade at the top of my list. Thanks so much for the inspiration Glue Arts Gals!
    Debbie
    http://www.debseclecticthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  78. Love these projects. The pinwheels are so fun. I want that die. Thanks for sharing

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  79. WOW!!! Both projects are amazing!!!!

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