April Design Team Review
What an amazing month April has been! It was definitely an incredible month here on the blog with our new design team creating and sharing. Each post from the team not only brought you inspiration but also instructions and supplies so that you could re-create their projects along with them. We added several new features to the blog this month also, including the ability to print blog posts with a simple click of a button. Not only has the blog here been packed with great Sizzix inspiration but so has the blogs of each designer. Today I am sharing some projects from their blogs with you that are full of inspiration!
Amy Friend, our quilting expert shared a great post on her blog this month talking about the benefits or our clear dies for die-cutting fabric. You can find it on her blog here: http://duringquiettime.blogspot.com/2012/04/benefits-of-sizzix-clear-dies.html.
Anna-Karen Evaldsson crated a fun pop-up greeting card with a fun vintage travel theme. She shares the instructions for how she created the card as well as the technique she used for creating the stained canvas on her card here: http://layersofink.blogspot.com/2012/04/pop-up-card.html.
Gretchen Schmidt is a pop-up card master! She is always a great source of inspiration for pop-up cards. This card is no exception! It looks complicated, but her tutorial demonstrates just how easy it is! Check it out on her blog here: http://gscrapbooks.blogspot.com/2012/04/sending-you-warm-wishes-card-tutorial.html.
Hilary Kanwischer created this cute Easter themed caddy using the Eileen Hull Scoreboards Caddy die. She shares a tutorial for how she created it on her blog: http://hilaryscraps.typepad.com/hilary_kanwischer/2012/04/sweet-little-vintage-easter-caddy.html.
Jan Hobbins combined Movers and Shapers Mini Butterflies with the new Tim Holtz In The Bag die to create this gorgeous butterfly themed bag and tag set. Jan shares the details here: http://janhobbins.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-new-favorite-die.html.
Jeanne Streiff is a master card maker! Her blog is packed every week with great cards and wonderful tutorials. She combined a Flip-it Die with Framelits to create this card. She shares all of the details here: http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2012/04/13/you-rock-3/.
Melony Bradley is an expert at breathing new life into old, discarded, or unconventional things. You have to check out her tutorial to discover what she used to create this fun spring themed favor cup. You can find it on her blog here: http://mel-designs.typepad.com/my-blog/2012/04/colorful-peat-pot-favors-for-spring.html.
Richele Christensen created this gorgeous frame to showcase a photo of her granddaughter. She created dimensional flowers to embellish the photo and frame using the Tattered Pinecone die. Find all of the details on her blog here: http://californiaartgirl.blogspot.com/2012/04/you-are-loved.html.
Ronda Palazzari is a true mixed media artist! She created this happy little canvas that features lots of fun elements and textures with the help of embossing folders. Take a closer look on her blog: http://rondapalazzari.typepad.com/helpmeronda/2012/04/heartstrings-mini-canvas.html.
Shelly Hickox fell in love with pop up dies this month. Not only did she share an amazing pop up tutorial here on the blog, but she also had one on her blog that is not to be missed! Check out Shelly's card here: http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com/2012/04/12-tags-of-2012-april.html.
Tamara Tripodi is our resident eclips expert! She makes the most amazing creations using her eclips. This fun baby gift package is no exception. Check out her great eclips tips on her post here: http://happylifecraftywife.com/?p=1325.
Tammy Roberts does sweet and vintage shabby like no one else! This tag is no exception! She combined several different die-cut elements into shabby perfection. Take a closer look on her blog here: http://paperiesweetness.blogspot.com/2012/04/saturday-stepxstep-at-f.html.
I (Tammy Tutterow) shared this mini book on my blog this month. I used several brand new Tim Holtz dies to create it. I shared details about the book on my blog here: http://tammytutterow.typepad.com/tammy_tutterow/2012/04/let-your-heart-sing.html.
Tiffany Johnson created this fun card as part of our Operation Write Home blog hop this month. This card makes me smile every time I look at it! Tiffany shared details about the card and also about why participating in Operation Write Home was special to her. You can read all of the details on her blog here: http://iheartartblog.com/2012/04/14/operation-write-home-make-em-laugh/.
I hope you have enjoyed all of the inspiration that our team has brought you in April here on the Sizzix blog and on each of their blogs. It is truly a pleasure for each one of us to be sharing ideas and techniques with you for all of the wonderful Sizzix products. We appreciate your visits and comments and can't wait to show you what we have planned for May!