Sunday, 24 May 2015

Customized card with a flower

Hello Sizzix Friends!
When I saw, last week, the new products Sizzix made with the amazing Doodlebug Design inc. team I fell in love, really!
I needed to try the dies I received immediately and wow, they are fabulous!
So springy, so delicate..I love everything!

Today I share with you a card I made with Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2 (660403) and the Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Tiny Daisies (660406).
They are perfect for this season, you can't miss them!

You need:
Cardstocks (white, pale yellow, striped green-white)
Thin washitape
Double-sided tape
White Card
3D Letter sticker
First of all place the pale yellow cardstock into the tiny daisies texture folder and emboss it.
Die cut the biggest flower of Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2 (660403) using the embossed cadstock.
Die cut the smallest flower of Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2 (660403) using the white cardstock.
Die cut the leaves using the striped green-white cardstock and the embossed yellow cardstock.
Die cut the circle of Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2 (660403) using the striped green-white cardstock.
Arrange the flower using the double-sided tape and paste it on the white card with a piece of double-side tape.
Add a piece of washitape on the lower part of the card.
Paste a letter 3D sticker on the center of the flower.

I hope you enjoyed this idea.
We can realize this kind of card in every colours and patterns and place them on our table as a place setting.
They will immediately bring colours and happiness!
Happy Sunday!
*Per i lettori italiani*
Ciao a tutti!
Quando ho visto, la scorsa settimana, i nuovi prodotti che Sizzix ha realizzato in collaborazione con il fantastico team di Doodlebug Design inc. mi sono innamorata, davvero!
Ho avuto bisogno di provarli all'istante e wow, sono favolosi!
Così primaverili, delicati..amo ogni cosa.

Oggi vi mostro il biglietto che ho realizzato usando Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2 (660403) e Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Tiny Daisies (660406).
Questi prodotti sono perfetti per questa stagione. Non potete farveli scappare!
Ho usato:
Cartoncini (bianco, giallo pastello e a righe verde-bianco)
Washitape sottile
Nastro biadesivo
Biglietto bianco
Adesivo lettera 3D
Prima di tutto inserire il cartoncino giallo nella cartella con texture a margherite ed effettuare la goffratura.
Fustellare il fiore più grande del Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2 (660403) usando il cartoncino giallo goffrato
Fustellare il fiore più piccolo del Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2 (660403) usando il cartoncino bianco.
Fustellare le foglie del Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2 (660403) usando il cartoncino a righe verde-bianco e il cartoncino goffrato giallo.
Fustellare il cerchio del Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2 (660403) usando il cartoncino a righe verde-bianco.
Comporree il fiore usando il nastro biadesivo e incollarlo nella parte alta del biglietto bianco.
Aggiungere, nella parte bassa del biglietto, una striscia di washitape.
Attaccare infine l'adesivo al centro del fiore con l'iniziale della persona alla quale volte regalare il biglietto.

Spero che questa semplice idea vi abbia incuriosito.
Possiamo realizzare questi biglietti in tantissimi colori e fantasie differente
e disporli sulla tavola come segna posto.
Doneranno subito colore!!
Buona domenica

A Quote Tag by Gerry van Gent

Hello Sizzix friends and Happy Sunday!
I hope you are all doing well.
For my post today I prepared a simple tag.
660515 Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
656551 Sizzix Bigz Die Birds
660222 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Scribble & Splat 
660473 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Decorative Trim #2
656938 Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die Tag & Bookplate
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 There are two beautiful paper pads included in the 
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit machine by Craft Asylum.
I used one of the pattern papers to die cut the bird.
Then I simply distressed all edges with ink.

Splats were die cut from white cardstock and distressed with ink.
From the Decorative Heart Trim I used only two of the hearts.

The Letter "S" here stands for Surprise :-)

Glitz Design papers, quote and gemstone
Ink pads
*     *     *
Thank you for visiting!

Geometric Pen/Plant Pot

I am a bit of a stationery geek and I seem to accumulate pens and pencils on a weekly basis. Stationery stashes need cute storage so I decided to make a monochrome geometric pen pot which can also be used as a plant pot.

Supplies needed:
I used thick black cotton fabric, but you could also use cardstock if you don't have fabric available. I used just the tag and triangle shapes from the speech bubbles die set.

I used craft glue to attach the shapes to the pot. If you wanted it to be durable, you can add a layer of glue or Mod Podge over the top of each shape. 

I think I will also use mine as a plant pot too - although I am rubbish at keeping plants alive, so I use fake flowers!

Have a crafty Sunday and I'll see you next time!

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Butterfly Duo

Hi there!
the preparations for my bookbinding workshop have made so much fun this week.
The wonderful sunny weather invited us in our old cottage-style garden and the decoration had to "beam" us into the summer!
Therefore, I have chosen the wonderful SIZZIX Bigz Dies Butterfly Duo
from the series by Tim Holtz.

First I punched out the butterfly duo of different-colored cardstock and embossed them.
Then I sewed on the midsection sequins and cut apart the butterflies. 
Finally I used hot glue to fix the finished butterflies on clothespins.

The brackets keep my business cards on the notebooks for my workshop participants.

I hope you enjoy and I wish you a lovely weekend!

Quick & Easy Gift Wrapping Inspiration

Hey everybody,
hope you had a nice week so far? :) Today I want to show you a quick and easy gift wrapping idea. 

Here is the list of supplies you will need:
6x6 inch Pattern Paper and some glue

If you have any 6x6 Paper Pads, this is the time to use them! :) One sheet fits perfectly on this Bigz Die and you get everything you need. I made this four times, to create four flowers by mixing all the single parts.

If you have glued them all together, you are ready. Yes, that´s it! So super easy and so fun. :)

I have made them because I am always in trouble having some wrapping paper at home. I am a crafter, but this is something I always forget to buy. And let´s be honest: I love to add some cute things on gifts for friends. So I have covered a book completely into kraft paper and made a bow with green ribbon. Quite boring right? ;)

Just put your flowers all over wrapped gift and see how beautiful it comes out. And the best is, you can make as many as you want to. :) Do you like it? Hope I have inspired you to try this at home.
Have a nice weekend, xo Julia


Hallo ihr Lieben,
ich hoffe ihr hattet eine tolle Woche? Wenn ihr schon mal auf meinem Blog wart, wisst ihr ja wie sehr ich es liebe Geschenke hübsch zu verpacken. Letzte Woche hatte ich ein paar neue Stanzen im Briefkasten und eine davon inspirierte mich zu einer kleinen Verpackungsidee.

Hier die Materialliste:
6x6 inch Pattern Paper (gemustertes Paper)
Klebestift oder Ähnliches

Falls ihr dieses Projekt nachbasteln möchtet, ist dies die Gelegenheit 6x6 Paper Pads zu verbraten. Denn die 6x6 inch Papiere passen perfekt auf die Bigz Die. ;) Ich wollte vier Blümchen haben, also habe ich mir vier Papiere gesucht und jedes davon durch die Big Shot Plus genudelt. Wie ihr auf den Fotos seht, habe ich die Einzelteile wild durcheinander zusammen geklebt. Das sieht klasse aus und ihr bekommt ein passendes Set an Blumen. 

Ich weiss nicht wie es euch geht, aber ich vergesse immer wieder neues Geschenkpapier zu kaufen. Bastelsachen habe ich ohne Ende, aber Geschenkpapier… Eine Rolle Packpapier habe ich aber immer, also werden die Geschenke meistens darin eingepackt. Mit einer Schleife und ein paar dieser Blümchen versehen, ein Hingucker oder? Ich finde es toll und habe direkt noch ein paar Blumen mehr gemacht. Die nächsten Geburtstage kommen bestimmt. ;)

Habt noch ein tolles Wochenende, xo Julia

Friday, 22 May 2015

at last - a wedding layout

Hi there,

Hubby and i, we are married since about seven years now.
Seven wonderful years with the most wonderful hubby ;-)

We had a great wedding day with our loved once at the Ludwigsburg Residential Castle.
It was a perfect day.

So why does take me so long finishing our wedding album?
I do not know... but sometimes - a few times a year i feel the inspiration.

Just as this time while i found the cute Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2
at my mailbox...

For the bigger flowers at the background, i first cuttet the Big Flower - and then
i placed the die cut at the smaller flower....

So you receive bigger flowers with a "flowerhole" and smaller flowers at the same time...

Place them on your layout or your card and you have a bouquet of beautiful flowers
without using a lot of paper..

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray)
Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2

Have a great weekend, Stephanie


Hallo ihr Lieben,

Mein Mann und ich, wir sind seit fast sieben Jahren verheiratet.
Sieben wundervolle Jahre mit dem wundervollsten Ehemann.

Wir hatten eine traumhafte Hochzeit mit unseren Lieben im Ludwigsburger Schloss.
Es war ein perfekter Tag.

Also warum dauert es dann so lange das Hochzeitsalbum zu machen?
Ich weiß es nicht - aber manchmal, ein paar mal im Jahr dann bin ich inspiriert.

So auch dieses Mal, als ich die hübschen Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2
im Briefkasten hatte... Süß oder?

Für die großen Blumen auf meinem Layout habe ich zuerst die große Blume des Die 
ausgestanzt und das Die Cut dann auf die kleine Blume des Dies gelegt....
so entsteht eine Blume mit Loch - und gleichzeitig eine kleine Blume...

Das Ganze auf dem Layout oder der Karte arrangieren - und schon habt ihr ein 
ganzes Blumenbouquet ohne viel Papier benutzen zu müssen....

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray)
Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2

Habt ein schönes Wochenende ihr Lieben, Steffi

Baby frame - Tutorial

Hi Sizzix friends!

Today I have made a baby frame to give as a newborn present. I have used some of the new dies designed by Doodlebug to Sizzix. In this post you will find something new!!! I have included a video tutorial where I show you how I’ve created this baby frame and one of my tips to die-cut burlap!!!

I like this cute tree die designed by Doodlebug to Sizzix!!! 

The materials I’ve used are: a white frame, white cardstock, burlap in two colours and scraps of patterned paper.

I enjoy this kind of projects, during the creative process is very fun and finally we got a cute result.

Here is a detail:

And now, here is the video!!! Where I explain you how I've made this decorative baby frame.  I hope you enjoy it!!!

I have used the following Sizzix products:

I hope you have enjoyed this baby frame and its video tutorial. Thanks for your visit!

Have a creative and happy Friday!


¡Hola a todos!

Hoy os enseño un cuadro de bebé que he realizado y que podría ser un regalo perfecto para un recien nacido. He utilizado algunos de los nuevos troqueles diseñados por Doodlebug para Sizzix. Pero, esta entrada viene con novedad!!! Y es que podréis ver el vídeo tutorial donde os enseño cómo lor he realizado así como uno de mis trucos para troquelar la tela de saco!!! 

Me encanta este troquel de árbol diseñado por Doodlebug!!! 

Los materiales que he utilizado son: un marco blanco, cartulina blanca, arpillera de dos colores, papel para scrapbook.

Disfruto con este tipo de proyectos! El proceso es muy divertido y obtenemos un precioso resultado!!!

Un detalle:

Y ahora el vídeo!!! Dónde os explico cómo lo he realizado... ¡Espero que os guste!

He utilizado los siguientes productos Sizzix:

Espero que os haya gustado este cuadro para bebé y su vídeo. ¡Gracias por la visita!

¡Feliz y creativo viernes!

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Wedding Layout for My Sister

Hi everybody!!!
Today I want to share with a new layout created using 
This layout is dedicated to my sister and her best day!

I used:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit 660515

The size of layout is approx. cm 30x20. 

The flower was die cut with cute Sizzix Bigz Die-Flower Layers & Leaf #2.
I used different cardstocks for flower and for leaves.

The Be Happy phrase was die cut with Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Happiness Phrases.

I love my sister and I hope it always so smiling in his life.

See you next week!!!

Ciao a tutti!
Oggi voglio condividere con voi un nuovo layout
creato con le meravigliose FREE FLORAL PAPER DOWNLOADS!!
Questo layout è dedicato a mia sorella e al suo giorno più bello!
Ho usato:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit 660515

Cartoncini vari
Le dimensioni del layout sono approssimativamente cm30x20.
Il fiore è stato fustellato con Sizzix Bigz Die-Flower Layers & Leaf #2
usando cartoncini differenti sia per il fiore che per le foglie.
La frase Be Happy è stata fustellata con Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Happiness Phrases. 
La cornice intorno alla foto è stata creata utilizzando 

Io amo mia sorella e spero che nella sua vita sia sempre così sorridente!

Vi aspetto giovedì prossimo!!

Summer bag inspired by Chelse Flower Show

I love going to the quilt shows, and seeing all the amazing quilts and seeing lots of lovely new fabrics. This year I only managed to see a few of the quilts as I wasn't well and so didn't go to the show early - but I did manage to see some of the winners and some of the quilts on my way in.
As always I'm impressed by the skill and originality of the quilts on display, and the wonderful mix of colour.
So now I'm enjoying watching the Chelsea Flower Show - I love the vibrant colours and mass of different shapes of the flowers - so it may not surprise you to see that my project this week involves flowers
I found some beautiful wool felt on Margaret Fox Floral Arts (  stand at Malvern - and decided to make this little bag with floral decoration.
For the bag I cut -
2 pieces of pink felt 24cm x 20cm (9 1/2" x 8") for the bag
2 pieces of pink floral fabric 24cm x 22cm (9 1/2" x 9") for the bag lining
2 pieces of pieces of pink floral 34cm x 6cm (13" x 2 1/2") bag handles
Using the Big Shot Machine and Bigz dies -Heartfelt 660233
Flowers, Layers and Leaves 657690
and Flower layers #13
I cut out and assortment of flowers and hearts in felt and the pink floral fabric.
To make the bag I curved the bottom edges of the felt and fabric bag pieces.
Then on one of the pieces of felt I arranged the flowers, and took a photo -
so that I could remove the felt flowers and stitch on the fabric flowers -
I used a large irregular running stitch to secure the flowers, and frayed some of the edges using a nail file.
I then stitched the felt flowers in place with a central button, and the hearts with small stitches along themed line.
Then I pinned the 2 felt pieces together, with the flowers innermost, and stitched the sides and bottom together ( a 6mm/1/4" seam allowance), and turned it right side out.
I stitched the bag lining in the same way, but left an opening in the bottom to allow for turning.
The bag straps were folded in half down the length, wrong sides together, and a 6mm/1/4" seam allowance was press along each long side, and one end was pressed to create a point. The straps were then stitched along the fold.
I pinned the straps to each side of the bag -
and then put the lining over the  bag, Right sides together, and pinned the top edges together. When the edge was stitched the bag was turned right side out, and the opening in the lining was stitched together.
To finish the bag, the lining was tucked inside and the lining showed as a border around the top of the bag, I pinned and then stitched the bag and the lining together along the seam line.
Tie the straps together and the bag is ready for use.
I think this is a great little bag to a summer party, or for a little girl.
I hope you've enjoyed this project - and as Chelsea is always a sea of colour I'm just playing with another project -

I'm not sure that I like the colour for the cushion - but I think a few more flowers and then some leaves and stems - either in ribbon or embroidery will look great.
So until next week - keep enjoying your sewing ( and Chelsea if you like flowers)