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Sizzix: Frame | Smile

Hello! I am back again on the blog with some Sizzix UK inspirations! This week I have been blessed with the most beautiful dies and I am very inspired to come up with a couple of projects. 

Today I am sharing the use of this beautiful butterflies die! I love the array of butterflies and it also comes with 2 other single butterflies which you could use for layering.

This was a picture taken last year on the day of my wedding. I used the Staxable die as a frame. I might add more frames later if i wished to. (That is the beauty of this die!)

I wanted a soft touch of elements to embellish around the photo. The Sizzix UK butterflies thinlits add a wonderful touch! A simple white cardstock will do for this diecut. I say the design speaks on its own! I added a light touch of glitter randomly to this diecut, and it shines!

Just to layer it up a bit, I added some flowers from the garden florals. This pack of thinlit dies are so useful, I could really use them again and again!

Of course this project deserves a title! I was torn between smile and dream. These sentiments are just the right size! Similar to my previous project, I diecut the word Smile twice with cardstock and stacked them together. Lastly, I added another layer with silver foil.

Stacking is easy. Just have the right tools to deal with them! Get your Sizzix Paper Sculpting Kit today - with the right tools, crafting is made easy!

Be sure to check out the Sizzix UK blog or Sizzix Lifestyle Instagram for more ideas!

For my local friends residing in Singapore, the dies are available at Made with Love  whilst stocks last!

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Sizzix: Card | Sending Smiles

Hi scrappy friends! I have been busy this week, loads of new Sizzix UK dies and filled with immensed inspirations. Happy time!

I was very inspired when I laid hands on this die. There are so many inspirations, I had to get my hands on for one first. (Check out my blog later for another in the making) Dies giving me multiple ideas are a great thing, they make it so much more worthwhile for multiple use!

I titled this card sending smiles because of the lovely garden florals diecuts which makes me smile! I love the array of dies in this set, including the bottle to hold the flowers. 

There is so much fun making this card. To back up the bottled flower scene, I used the doily in the Boho Dreams. Don't be fooled! This die set cuts seperately, so you can make use of the feathers / doily seperately.

Adding titles to cards are so easy with a vast selection available from Sizzix UK. Today I am using a combination - the Brush Capital and Brush lowercase alphabet. I had them cut a few times and stuck them one on top of the other. If you are using glitter cardstock, be sure to only use it at the top. for the lower layers, use cardstock. Cardstock adheres easily to one another. In this card, I had the sentiment pasted onto a transparency and attached 2 brads at both ends. In this way, I can easily add a 3D foam dot behind the brads and pop up my entire sentiment. 

Sometimes a plain background does wonders to a card. I prefer not to clutter my main elements. That is why I chose to use the 3-D textured impressions folder - leaves for my backdrop. This impression folder is amazing! If you look closely, there are different depth of impressions and they create a great layering! Just to add some flair to the card, I added a sleek matting to the embossed background using silver foil paper. I am so impressed in the impressions folders, I think I will be using them again and again!

Hope you enjoyed the walk through for this card today. More cards are in the works so be sure to pop over and check out my blog and Instagram soon. Be sure also to check out the Sizzix UK blog or Sizzix Lifestyle Instagram for more ideas!

For my local friends residing in Singapore, the dies are available at Made with Love (and selling out fast, so be sure to come by and see it for yourselves!)

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Sizzix: Book | Butterfly

Hello! This year had been a great start for me and I have been making a point to practise more on my book binding. Today, I found inspiration from Sizzix - large delicate butterfly die by David Tutera. 

I love this die set. I have been using this die for a previous album and from there, I thought it would be cool to make a book with this die as well. For the cover, I used a different base patterned paper so there is contrast. For these 2, I trimmed off the edge so there is no folding. The inserts are folded in half, and align on the dotted lines indicated on the die. 

The binding connects the inserts and links up the left and right side of the butterfly. It is as though the stitching was the body of the butterfly! For this binding, I chose to use the long stitch method, and then finally gathering up the long stitches on the last stroke to mimic a star styled binding. 

To finish up, I added light details. This die really doesn't need too much embellishments to shine. I only used some pearl drops at random parts of the butterfly to increase texture, and let the butterfly shine!

I will be sharing a couple Sizzix projects soon on my Instagram and blog, the new dies are so fun to play with! Stay tuned~

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