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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Thinking of You....

We're back with more ideas using Sizzix and GlueArts!

Sizzix has long been known for their outstanding products! Their diecut machines, beautiful dies and embossing plates!

Recently Sizzix has teamed up with Tim Holtz to bring us Alterations! Tim's own designs for Sizzix that feature must have dies! Today both Kristen Swain and Leslie Ashe used dies from Tim's Alterations line! Be sure to visit Tim's blog to see his amazing projects and also see more of his dies on the Sizzix website! 


Gift Tag Set
Designer: Kristen Swain


Supplies:
Sizzix Movers and Shapers- Stylized Labels
Sizzix
Glue Arts- Ucutit foam, and Adhesive Squares
Cuttlebug Machine
Cricut Expression-
Cricut Gypsy Device and Cake Basics Cartridge
Kraft and white cardstock
paper- american crafts
Spray misters- Tattered Angels- Dreamsicle and Sherbert
Crinkled Ribbon- www.etsy.com/shop/scrapinkris
Buttons/twine/gems- craft supply
Pearls- Kaisercraft
font- Century Gothic
Pinking shears
Prima flowers

1. Cut out orange and pink papers using Cricut Expression and Gypsy Device to create small shapes- heart, star, flower and butterfly. Again use Cricut and Gypsy to cut out rounded top tags cutting at a 5x3 inch size, then trim off 1/2 inch with pinking shears.
2. Diecut white cardstock with Sizzix Label Diecut and Cuttlebug machine.
3. Drop pink and orange spray ink onto labels for decoration, allow to dry.
4. Print out sentiments on kraft cardstock, trim into strips and cut ends with triangle shapes to make into banners.
5. Tie on crinkled ribbon top to bottom on tag, then use UCutIt foam on back of label, attach to tag, then adhere UCutIt to backs of small shapes and adhere to label.
6. Put waves in banners by rubbing with fingers and attach to tags with Adhesive Squares.
7. Tie double bows with crinkled ribbon, tie button with twine and adhere to tag with Adhesive Squares.
8. Decorate tags with flowers and gems/pearls.




Just Because Card
Designer: Leslie Ashe
Supplies:
GlueArts:
Glue Glider Pro w/Perma Tac cartridge, UCut It Foam, Extreme Adhesive Squares
Sizzix: Tim Holtz Bigz Die - (Alterations Collection) - Caged Bird

Other Supplies:

American Crafts: cardstock, paper, pearl brads, rub-ons, ribbons, Thickers
Elle's Studio: banner tag
Tattered Angels: spray mist
Shimmerz: spray mist
Jenni Bowlin: paint dauber
Jolee's: swarovsky crystal
misc.: chipboard


Directions:
-cut cardstock 5.5" x 11 ", fold & score
-spray silver mist over top, let dry (or use heat gun to dry)
-adhere trimmed 5 x 5 patterned paper to front of card
-die cut cage using lightweight chipboard, set aside
-die cut bird using patterned paper, set aside
-paint birdcage a light brown
-while still wet - spray copper/brown color mist over birdcage, let dry.
-place pearl brads along bottom of birdcage
-tie ribbons (ribbon and jute) at top of birdcage
-place bird inside cage, with head & beak poking out using 3D foam adhesive

-place swarovsky crystal as birds eye, attach wing using 3D foam
-using 3D foam also, place birdcage to left side of card
-spell out "hi" at top of right side
-using 3D foam, place rub on sentiment with banner tag under
-spell out another "hi" directly under
-using 3D foam, place another rub on sentiment under
-place last "hi" directly under
-if desired (I did), spray entire card with light color spray mist, let dry.


Hey Hot Stuff Card
Designer: Leslie Ashe

Supplies:
GlueArts:
Glue Glider Pro w/Perma Tac cartridge, UCut It Foam
Sizzix: Tim Holtz Bigz Die - (Alterations Collection): Heart Wings
Other Supplies:

patterned paper: Basic Grey, October Afternoon, Studio Calico, Cosmo Cricket
cardstock: American Crafts
letter stickers: Sassafrass Lass
jewels: Queen & Co.



Directions:
-cut patterned paper 5.5" x 8", fold & score (distress edges if desired)
-die cut background heart with cardstock 
-die cut top heart (swirls), bottom set of wings & crown with patterned paper
-die cut top set of wings with patterned paper
-cut "i love you" from patterned paper

-place bottom heart directly in center of card

-place crown right above it, on left top side of heart (the lower side)
-using 3D foam, place "i love you" right above top right of card
-put 3D foam on back of carstock (swirl) heart (another option...apply heart to full sheet of U Cut It Foam and then run it through your Big Shot for a perfect cut of foam to the entire heart)  

-place directly on top of cardstock heart

-place first set of patterned paper wings to left and right side of heart
-only put adhesive at the edge of wing that's going closest to heart and place directly on top of bottom wing. 
-repeat the above step for other wing
-bend top wings up for dimension (and so you can see wings under)
-using letter stickers, spell out "hey hot stuff!" directly at bottom of card




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 who will enjoy these goodies! 

87 comments:

  1. Ilove all of these cards! I am a Tim Holtz fanatic so those new ideas for his dies are great thank you!

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  2. What amazing projects!! Love my Glue Arts! And now matched up with Time Holtz Bigz dies is great inspiration!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Beverly
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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  3. Wow awesome projects!! I love all of these dies yall used!! Really thanks for sharing!! cant wait to see more!!

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  4. Wow these are great and I love all of Tim Holtz products. Thanks for sharing with us..

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  5. OH wow, amazing projects!!!!

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  6. Beautiful! Loving' the bird cage.

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  7. Great projects! Especially like the gift tag set and the hot stuff card!

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  8. Very cool! All of the projects were so neat. I love the last card.

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  9. Once again who wouldn't want to win any of your giveaways? Thanks for the chance.

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  10. Oh how I love Tim Holtz and Glue Arts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. GREAT projects - I think the gift tag set is SUPER cute! Nice job, Leslie!

    I don't think I ever tried the hot gun gun nor the U Cut It Foam products - how cool!

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  12. What great projects! I love Tim Holtz and Glue Arts. What a great giveaway. Margaret K.

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  13. These are so cute, I will have to give these projects a try!

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  14. I love all the cards!!!! Great projects!!! I just love Sizzix, Tim Holtz and Glue Arts...what a fabulous combination!

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  15. Love all the projects today! Love the birdie peaking out of the cage! I only have one Alterations die, and love to see projects done with all the other ones! Thanks for sharing with us today!!
    Pam

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  16. Great stuff! Love that "Hot Stuff" card- cute sentiment.

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  17. Adoring the gift tag set...Tim Holtz has some amazing products...enjoying everything posted today!

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  18. great projects I love Tim Holtz new stuff so much. thanks for the chance

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  19. Fantastic projects and I see I need to get my hands on the Ucutit foam.

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  20. Great projects! I really like the birdcage card.

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  21. Great Ideas, inspiring me to play with my tim holtz dies.

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  22. Great work! Love those tags!

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  23. Truly fabulous projects. I love the sectioned bird in the cage and how the heat was layered. thanks for sharing.

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  24. Thanks for sharing these great projects. And, thanks for an opportunity to win great prizes.

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  25. Me too, I love Tim Holtz and NEED to win that die!!

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  26. Very cute projects! Love the colors used.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. LOVE these projects! I tell you, you have one talented design team!!

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  28. OMGGGG...more candy. Would love to win this!!!
    Tim is soooooooooo cute. LOL

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  29. Cute, cute projects again today...thanks for a chance to win

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  30. Wow, as usual. I love the projects. I've said it before, they are all awesome and I never dislike anything! My favorite is the bird in the cage--ADORABLE!

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  31. I like the little birdie in the cage. Great projects...as always.

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  32. THese projects are so great! Talented group of ladies!!

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  33. What fabulous projects! Great job ladies!

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  34. Great projects - LOVE LOVE LOVE the bird cage card, how adorable! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  35. Well, done on the projects! :) beautiful! :) What a nice giveaway too! :) Thanks! :)
    goldilocksnthe3bears@hotmail.com
    Kathy

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  36. really like the orange and pink tags - and I am a freak about that TH birdcage- oh, if only I could win it ! I just adore that thing, and everything else you've done this week is so pretty ! Keep up the amazing work !

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  37. These projects are amazing! I've been wanting that birdcage for a long time!

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  38. Love the cards, you always have AWESOME projects. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

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  39. super cute projects, I LOVE Tim Holtz!! Such fun stuff. Loving this duo this week!

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  40. I especially like the bird cage card. Very nice!!! I hope that I win. I guess I'd have to buy a Sizzix...

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  41. The bags are cute! The bird cage card is super fantastic and the other card is fun! Thanks!

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  42. Love all of the projects. Thank you Glue Arts and Sizzix for giving us a place to find inspiration for our own projects.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  43. I love the card with the bird cage! It is so beautiful!

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  44. Those projects are GORGEOUS!!!! So pretty!

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  45. oh my, such a cool and awesome projects! The gift tags are so fabulous and the hello card just shout 'superb'!!!

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  46. I adore Sizzix and TH products, thanks for another inspirimg post today!

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  47. Wow, love the tags! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. hot stuff card is very nice, i could make one of those puppies!
    ava

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  49. The caged bird is really sweet; love the way you embellished it. Hot Stuff is great fun, love the wacky idea. Something different.

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  50. WOW, Sizzix is my favorite & I love Tim Holtz's designs. My sister would flip over the bird cage. She loves to put "Bling" on all her projects. I'll be sure to direct her here so she too can get excited over those adorable tags. She has the Cricut & I have the Sizzix...now we can add Glue Arts to our favorites. An incredible design team!

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  51. Love the projects. Love Time Holtz and Sizzix.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  52. This stuff is HOT! No pun intended. LOL No, seriously, you all are SO creative. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  53. Very cute cards and that gift tag set is great too.

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  54. Loved seeing these dies put to such cute use!

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  55. My, my, my, are these projects just so wonderful! Love the tags and thanks for the instructions :)

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  56. That little bird in the cage is just fabulous! I'm sure he needs a good home which I am willing to provide. Those extreme adhesive squares are just the trick. And Anything Tim Holtz is awesome anyway. Love these projects. Keep 'em coming!

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  57. These are some of the super cool projects I have seen all week. love them to pieces.

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  58. Wow what a great projects , thanks for share , I absolutely love the bird cage project!

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  59. Thank you for some wonderful, grunge-free, ideas on using these terrific dies. I can't pick a favorite - they are all perfection! ♥ky

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  60. Fabulous projects and instructions. TFS!

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  61. Gorgeous projects AND what a fabulous prize too!!!

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  62. Wonderful projects! Love the birdcage!

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  63. Great projects and love the alterations dies :)

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  64. Great inspiration... love Tim Holtz Alterations Dies... would like to own them all.

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  65. love that little bird cage! looks great on the card.

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  66. Some more great projects as usual !

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  67. Thanks for arranging all these great projects and tutorials, it is always a visual feast.

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  68. Those are amazing projects! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  69. I am crazy about Tim Holtz products, along with Sizzix and Glue Arts! You all make me want to create all day long. I love these projects! Thank you for all you do!!! :D
    ~Vanessa W

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  70. Oh how I love the bird cage!!! Thanks for the inspiration !!

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  71. those are simply gorgeous! thank you for sharing and inspiring!

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  72. These cards are very beautiful, I love that you have the designers spell out their step by step instructions! Very helpful, thanks so much :)

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  73. wonderful cards! thank you so much for sharing,
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  74. All of these projects are so fantastic ! Great pics of how easy they are to use too. Thanks for chance to win.
    Debbie
    http://www.debseclecticthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  75. I love all of the projects today! They are so creative.

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  76. Amazing projects. I Love Tim Holtz!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Erika

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  77. Love the card with the heart with wings. So fabulous! They're both fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

    Adeline
    whineybuttfalk47 at cox dot net

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  78. I would LOVE to have the Glue Arts glue gun to work with my Tim Holtz embellies for my cards!!!

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  79. Tim's dies are wonderful. And glue arts is the best for making tim stand tall and look good!!! Thanks glue arts.......looking forward to the 2012 DT call.
    ava

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