Die Cutting Inspiration: September Design Team Review

Each month when it is time for the monthly design team review post, I find myself wondering where the month went!  I don't know about you, but for me September flew by!  As the days start growing cooler and shorter, I am finding life slowing down a bit from busy summer activities.  Slower family schedules mean more crafty time for me.  If it means that for you too, you will love the assortment of crafty projects from our team this month.  These projects and tutorials were all featured on their blogs and all are full of great Sizzix inspiration.  Enjoy!

Amy Friend once again wow's with this fabulous quilted pillow.  You definitely want to take a closer look on her blog to check out the gorgeous details!  Find the tutorial here: http://duringquiettime.blogspot.com/2012/09/robbing-peter-to-pay-paul-pillow-cover.html.

Anna- Karin Evaldsson create this Pop 'n Cuts card that is full of whimsy and fun.  I find myself smiling at it each time I see it!  Find the tutorial on her blog at: http://layersofink.blogspot.com/2012/09/pop-up-tutorial.html.

Gretchen Schmidt wow's again with a fun Halloween Pop 'n Cuts card.  Trust me when I tell you that you need to click through to her blog to see the inside!  Gretchen's tutorial is here: http://gscrapbooks.blogspot.com/2012/09/ookey-spookey-trick-or-treat-card.html.

Hilary Kanwischer is simply the queen of homespun vintage styled goodness!  In her tutorial for this pillow she shares how she used a die cut to create an embroidery pattern.  Find the tutorial at: http://hilaryscraps.typepad.com/hilary_kanwischer/2012/09/bewitching-hour-halloween-mini-pillow.html.

Jan Hobbins... what can I say?  This project by Jan simply took my breath away.  I found myself zooming in on the photos of it trying to take in all of the fabulous details.  Trust me when I say you must click through to her blog to see more: http://janhobbins.blogspot.ca/2012/09/altered-chalkboard-easel.html.

Jeanne Streiff is a card making machine!  Her blog is always packed with card making ideas that range from clean and simple to detail packed.  I love that for this card she used the super adorable Happi Scotty die to create a fun and simple Halloween card.  Check out the details on her blog: http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2012/09/29/halloween-scotty/.

Melony Bradley is a master at turning plain clothing into something fabulous.  These t-shirst are a perfect example of how she uses craft products to turn the ordinary into extraordinary!  Find her tutorial on her blog at: http://mel-designs.typepad.com/my-blog/2012/09/heat-transferred-t-shirts-with-neenah-epc-film.html.

Richele Christensen created this fun notepad with the eclips and Stamp2Cut.  Her inking technique is not only amazing, but also draws attention to the detail cut Eiffel Tower that was cut with Stamp2Cut.  You can get all of the details on her blog: http://californiaartgirl.blogspot.com/2012/09/stamp2cut-paris-notepad.html.

Ronda Palazzari is in my book, the undisputed queen of color and layers!  I love how she layers on vibrant color and textures, creating project that are so rich and vibrant.  I love that you can look at her pieces again and again and see something new.  Be sure to visit her blog to learn more about this tag: http://rondapalazzari.typepad.com/helpmeronda/2012/09/live-tag.html.

Shelly Hickox is a master at detail.  Her projects leave no detail left undone.  Look closely and you will always find a detail you hadn't noticed before.  Find Shelly's tutorial for this card at: http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com/2012/09/inspiration-journal-monthly-challenge.html.

Tamara Tripodi is our resident eclips pro!  She makes crafting with the eclips not only look easy, but also gives me many a-ha moments when I see how limitless electronic cutting can be.  This project is no exception!  Tamara demonstrates how to turn simple metal pails into charming and unique holiday decor.  Find out how here: http://happylifecraftywife.com/?p=1661.

Tammy Roberts' blog is called Paperie Sweetness, which is so appropriate because Tammy's work is sweetness personified!  The masterful way she combines paper, fabric, and vintage elements is simply perfect!  This strawberry box project is so amazing!  Find the tutorial and details here: http://paperiesweetness.blogspot.com/2012/09/sweet-strawberries.html.

Tammy Tutterow for my project this month I shared a card I created for CHA Summer showcasing the new Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die.  I truly love this die and love the way the finished card turned out.  You can read the details about the card on my blog here: http://tammytutterow.typepad.com/tammy_tutterow/2012/09/tim-holtz-tattered-poinsettia-card.html .

Tiffany Johnson created this fun card using the new Mustache Textured Impressions and I simply adore it!  I love that the mustaches give the card a fun feel while adding detail.  I think you can't help but smile looking at it!  She shares a tutorial of how she created the card on her blog at: http://iheartartblog.com/?p=10659

I know I am partial, but I think the Sizzix design team is such an amazingly talented group.  They inspire me and show me over and over just how versatile crafting with dies is.  I hope that their projects this month on the Sizzix blog and on their own blogs has inspired you too!  

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