Thursday, 26 March 2015

Favor box

Hello everyone and welcome back with a new tutorial!! 
Today I want to introduce some features of the new Big Shot Plus. It is fantastic in the new white and gray colors! 
The Starter Kit already offers great possibilities to create immediately cards, invitations, scrapbook pages, home décor, fashion, altered art, quilting and much more! The much larger plan allows to use sheets of A4!

With this tutorial I will show you how to easily create a delicious favor box.

I’ve used: 

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) 660515
Cardstocks (white, yellow, green, light blue, pink, cardstock Craft Asylum included in Starter Kit.
Glitter (pink)

Die cut the little box with Tinlits Plus Die Set included in the Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) 660515, using Craft Asylum Cardstocks. 
Die cut the wavy edge using the white cardstock.
Die cut the flower using the pink cardstock.
Die cut the tag using thle light blue cardstock.
These steps you can do thanks to the Tinlits Plus Die Set included in the Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) 660515.
Now you have everything you need to create the favor box.
Fold the carstock helping with the marks clearly visible than paste parts.
Paste the white border.
Die cut the other flower with Sizzix Bigz Die - Flourish, Floral w/Leaves 656520, using white yellow and green cardstocks.
Compose the flower following the steps.
Give some color to the flower with ink.
Paste glitter to the center of the flower.
Now the favor box is ready to contain the sweets, with the tags will be perfect!!!
Thanks to all!!


Ciao a tutte e ben ritrovate con un nuovo tutorial!!
Oggi voglio presentarvi alcune caratteristiche della nuova Big Shot Plus. E' fantastica nei nuovi colori bianco e grigio!

Lo Starter Kit offre già grandi possibilità per creare fin da subito carte, inviti, pagine di album, home decor, altered art, quilting e molto altro ancora! Il piano molto più grande permette di usare fogli di tipo A4!!

Con questo tutorial voglio mostrarvi come creare una deliziosa bomboniera.

Ho usato:

Fustellare la piccola scatola usando il cartoncino Celeste con fiori bianchi della Craft Asylum.
Fustellare il bordino ondulato con il cartoncino bianco, il fiore con il cartoncino rosa, la tag con quello celeste. Tutte queste operazioni le potrete fare usando semplicemente il Tinlits Plus Die Set e i cartoncini Craft asylum, tutti inclusi nel Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) 660515!!

Ora fustellare l'altro fiore con Sizzix Bigz Die - Flourish, Floral w/Leaves 656520, usando i cartoncini bianco giallo e verde.

Ora hai tutto per creare la tua scatola porta confetti!!
Piegare il cartoncino della scatola seguendo le pieghe ben visibili, dopo incollare le parti.
Incollare il bordino bianco.
Comporre il fiore sulla scatola seguendo gli steps nelle foto.
Dare un pò di colore al fiore con dell'inchiostro.
Al centro del fiore incollare i glitter.

Ora la tua scatolina è pronta per accogliere i confetti, con la tag sarà perfetta!

Spero vi sia piaciuto questo semplice tutorial.
Grazie a tutti!!!

Spring flowers

What a lovely morning - bright sunshine and lots of primroses in bloom - I think Spring is definitely here - even though it's still a bit cold outside.
Last week I met a whole lot of you at the Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC in Birmingham, where we made coasters using the lovely flower die -

 these made an easy and relaxing workshop project - we cut the flower using the flower die and the coaster circles using -
and we used the lovely new Big Shot Plus machine -
We stitched the flower centre to the flower first, and then stitched the flower to one of the circles.
To complete the coaster we stitched the 2 circles together.
Now some of you will have noticed that this is the same flower die that I used last week to make cushion covers because I want to show that you can use one die for lots of different things.
During one of the workshops one lady suggested that the coaster could become a needle case - so here's one I made earlier -

I used a thicker felt for the front and back of the needle case, and a thin felt for the centre

leaves, and the front flower. Instead of stitching all round the circles I just stitched a straight line on one side.
Later the same day another lady suggested that a child's bag could be made by leaving an opening at the top, and attaching a ribbon -

Again I used a thicker felt for the circles to give some strength to the bag - this would make a cute little Easter gift - filled with little chocolate eggs, or some beads to make some jewellery.
So now I'm back home, and haven't got any shows booked for the next few weeks so I can concentrate on those little baby quilts!!

Spring Cards by Karine


Here is a new spring card series with a seasonal combo!

Supply list:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Papers: Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, 4heures37
Gold framing paper
Masking Tape
Die Cuts: Heidi Swapp
Cloth label: Ephéméria
Ribbon: May Arts
Stamp: Bloomini Studio, Stampers Anonymous
Ink: Versafine

658300 : Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit
660805 : Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK-Hello-flower
660815 : Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK-woodland-leaves

Here are easy cards to make with floral paper scraps for a colourful & feminine Spring time!

I used two Sizzix new products which are the pretty little flowers and the foliage die which I already tested for you last week :-)

Three flowers are cut and glued on the right side of my cards. Try to choose soft matching colours. I added Masking Tape strips, stickers and glitter ribbon on the backgrounds.

Two leaves are to be cut out of the gold framing paper.

Some watercolour splashes come as a completion. The stamp “Merci” (from Bloomini Studio) is printed with red Versafine.

I hope you liked today’s cards!

Have a fantastic day!



Une nouvelle série de petites cartes printanières avec un combo de saison !

Matériel :
Cardstock : American Crafts
Papiers : Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, 4heures37
Papier encadrement or
Masking Tape
Die Cuts : Heidi Swapp
Etiquette tissu : Ephéméria
Ruban : May Arts
Tampon : Bloomini Studio, Stampers Anonymous
Encre : Versafine

Dies utilisés:
658300 : Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit
660805 : Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK-Hello-flower
660815 : Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK-woodland-leaves

Des cartes toute simples avec des chutes de papiers floral pour un printemps qui s'annonce coloré et féminin !

J'ai utilisé ici deux nouveautés Sizzix à savoir les jolies petites fleurs et le die feuillage déjà testé la semaine dernière :)

Les trois fleurs sont découpées et collées sur le côté droit de mes cartes, optez pour des couleurs douces et assorties. Les fonds sont complétés avec des morceaux de Masking Tape, étiquettes et ruban pailleté.

Deux feuilles seront découpées dans du papier encadrement couleur or.

Quelques éclaboussures à l'aquarelle viennent compléter mes cartes. Le tampon “Merci” de Bloomini Studio est imprimé à l'encre Versafine rouge.

J'espère que mes cartes du jour vous auront plu !

Je vous souhaite une très bonne journée !


Wednesday, 25 March 2015


Here I am again with my awful Easter themed puns, although I have decided to stop apologising!

Last week we made a cute tiger using a set of Framelits hearts dies this week we are making an Easter bunny using the same set. I have made the bunny before on this blog but I have added a few extra details. 

If you want to use the same card/papers then you can download them for free from the Sizzix website by following this link. I like to attach the papers to stiff card using spray adhesive to make them a little more substantial when die-cutting.

I will number the dies 1 to 6 with 1 being the smallest and 6 the largest to make the instructions easier to follow.

You can also download the solid colours to complement the pattern papers and embellishment sheet. I have used these solid colours to die-cut the bunny.

Die-cut two pink hearts using the the number 3 heart one magenta heart using the number 2 and one magenta heart using the number 1 heart

Cut one of the number 3 pink hearts and one of the magenta number 2 hearts in half down the centre and use the parts to create the ears.

 Attach the ears to the rear of the pink number 3 heart and attach the number 1 magenta heart using an adhesive foam pad to create the nose. Die-cut a white number 1 heart and attach it upside down below the nose to create the distinctive teeth using an adhesive foam pad. Add a couple of black adhesive pearls for the rabbit's eyes.

Die-cut a pink number 5 and a magenta number 3 heart before cutting both in half and use two of the halves to form the body.Die-cut a pink number 2 heart and cut it in half to form the feet and die cut a white number 1 heart to form the tail.

Trim around the green 'Happy Easter' phrase and die-cut a pink number 1 heart before cutting it in half. the two halves will form the bunny's hands/paws. Attach the hands to the top of the banner as shown using adhesive foam pads and gently curl them around the rear of the banner.

Assemble all the bits of your bunny prior to mounting onto the base card. My white base card measures 14 x 21 cm, almost A5 in other words. I have attached a rectangle of the yellow spotty paper and a strip of the diamond patterned trim taken from the embellishment sheet.

And here is the finished article, as you can see I have mounted the various bits using a combination of double-sided tape and adhesive foam pads to create a little dimension, For the finishing touch, I added some thin strips of white card to my bunny's cheeks in place of whiskers. I had so much fun revisiting the bunny, hope you like it? 

Very sweet packaging

Hi everybody!

I'm from a small city in Costa Brava (Girona), called Sant Feliu de Guíxols, with a great scrapbooking event in august! ;-), but also have an important event in easter: a fair dedicated to the sweet fritters (la fira del brunyol).

There are a lot of different types, but the most typical one is the triangle sweet fritter

Many families cook at home and give to their friends, everybody wants to make the best ones! Also you can make a handmade bag to carry the sweet fritters

This is what I wanted to do, a beautiful bag to fill it with this typical sweet.

some details of my triangle sweet fritter kraft bag

Hope you like the bag (unfortunately you can't taste the fritters).


Sizzix products I've used:

Be Happy!


¡Hola a todo el mundo!

Soy de una pequeña ciudad en la Costa Brava (Girona), llamado Sant Feliu de Guíxols, con un gran feria de scrapbooking en agosto! ;-), Pero también tiene un evento importante en semana santa: una feria dedicada a los buñuelos (la fira del brunyol).

Hay un montón de tipos diferentes, pero los más típicos son los buñuelos de triangulo

Muchas familias los cocinan en casa y reparten entre sus amigos, todo el mundo quiere hacer los mejores!  Y También se puede hacer una bolsa handmade para llevar los buñuelos a la gente.

Esto es lo que yo quería hacer, una bolsa bonita para llenarla de este dulce típico.

Espero que os guste la bolsa (ya que por desgracia no podéis degustar los buñuelos).


Productos Sizzix que he usado:

Sed Muy Felices!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Love Is All You Need

Hi Sizzix fans,

Welcome on the Sizzix blog on this sunny Tuesday! 
Today I would like to show you a love lay-out that I made with some beautiful Sizzix dies. Sizzix offers quite a lot of dies that are just perfect for love-themed projects, such as the lovely Heartfelt die and the beautiful 'Handwritten Love' dies from Tim Holtz. I used several of these dies to make this love project about my boyfriend Jeroen.

I first took the 'Mixed Media Set' to cut out two of these honeycomb patterns. The nice thing about these dies is that you can use both the pattern itself and the left-overs. So I decided to not only incorporate the honeycomb pattern, but also the left-over hexagons from this die. I added them on a few random places on my lay-out. 

My photo is layered on top of several different papers. I also used the Tim Holtz Postage Stamp Frame die to cut out two postage stamp borders to tuck among the papers. 

There was no better die to use for my title than the beautiful 'Handwritten Love' set from Tim Holtz. I cut out the word 'Love' twice from black paper and added these words below my photo. I also used the beautiful Heartfelt die, which is definitely one of my favourites from Sizzix, to cut out a few hearts. I incorporated two large hearts below my photo and several smaller hearts as well. 

I hope you liked my project for today!
Have a wonderful day!

In Dutch:
Hi Sizzix fans,

Welkom op het Sizzix blog vandaag!
Vandaag wil ik graag een liefdeslay-out laten zien die ik heb gemaakt met een aantal mooie Sizzix stansen. 
Sizzix heeft een aantal stansen die perfect zijn voor liefdesprojecten, zoals de mooie Bigz Heartfelt stans en de prachtige 'Handwritten Love' stansen van Tim Holtz. Ik heb een aantal van deze stansen gebruikt op dit liefdesproject over mijn vriend Jeroen. 

Ik heb eerst de 'Mixed Media Set' genomen om twee honingraat patronen uit te snijden. Het leuke aan deze stansen is dat je zowel het patroon zelf als de restjes kunt gebruiken. Ik besloot dan ook niet alleen het honingraatpatroon, maar ook de ruitjes in mijn lay-out te verwerken. 

Mijn foto is geplakt op een aantal laagjes papier. Ook gebruikte ik de Tim Holtz Postage Stamp Frame stans om twee postzegelranden uit te snijden, die ik tussen het papier heb verwerkt. 

Er was geen betere stans voor mijn titel dan de mooie 'Handwritten Love' set van Tim Holtz. Ik heb het woord 'Love' twee keer uit zwart papier gesneden en heb deze woorden onder mijn foto geplakt. Ook heb ik de Heartfelt stans gebruikt, één van mijn favorieten, om een paar hartjes uit te stansen. Op mijn lay-out heb ik twee grote harten en een aantal kleinere hartjes verwerkt.

Ik hoop dat jullie mijn project leuk vonden.
Fijne dag vandaag!

Mini photo shoot

Hello everybody,
Today, I am suggesting a mini album, very simple and fast to create.

The pages size are the same than the pictures to simplify the pages cutting. You can use a photo in a classic format as a template to cut your papers and you can also add pages with a flap if you wish. I used 9 simple pages in the size of the photos and 2 pages with a flap on the right side.

The binding is made with a spiral, but you can use rings just as well.

I used white paper that I embossed with the textured plates of Brenda Walton to decorate my pages throughout the album. I did the same with black paper and to emphasize the embossed patterns, I put a small white or silvery inking on them.

I used the sentences dies to write my journaling and the knot die to decorate my black and white photos.

I kept the labels packaging to create a pocket for smaller pictures.

Thanks to the Hexagons die, I played with the colours of the papers by cutting hexagons in the various papers.

My very favorite : the Tim Hotlz’s heart die, this heart dresses so easily the layouts of this mini album, pure happiness !

Thank you and bye for now 

Supply list:

658300:  Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit
658356:  Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Rose Vines & Trellis Set
658541:  Sizzix Big Die - Brows
658317:  Sizzix Hexagons
667119:  Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Scribbles & Splat NEW!
660804:  Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Happiness Phrases NEW! 

Paper, Alpha, Labels & stickers: Kési'art
Strass, Buttons & Twin : Scrapboukits
Cardstock: Bazzill

Thank you and bye for now


Bonjour à tous!

Aujourd'hui, je vous propose un mini album, très simple et rapide à réaliser.

Les pages sont à la taille des photos pour simplifier la découpe des pages du mini album (vous pouvez utilisez une photo au format classique comme gabarit pour couper vos papiers), auquel on peut ajouter des pages avec un rabat si vous le souhaitez. J'ai utilisé 9 pages simples à la taille des photos et 2 pages avec un rabat à droite.
La reliure est faite avec une spirale, mais vous pouvez utiliser de anneaux sans problème.

J'ai utilisé du papier blanc que j'ai embossé avec les plaques texturées de Brenda Walton pour décorer mes pages tout au long de l'album, j'ai fait de même avec du papier noir et pour mettre en valeur les motifs embossés, j'ai passé un petit encreur blanc ou argenté.

J'ai utilisé les dies phrases pour écrire mes journaling et le die noeud pour décorer mes photos N&B

J'ai gardé l'emballage des étiquettes pour créer une pochette avec plusieurs petites photos.

J'ai joué avec les couleurs des papiers grâce au die Hexagones, en découpant des hexagones dans les différents papiers.

Mon coup de coeur, le die coeur de Tim hotlz, ce coeur habile si facilement les mises en page de ce mini album, un pur bonheur.

Merci et à très bientôt