Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...we all know that wonderful song from The Sound of Music. It captures a youthful memory in each of us, causing a pause, a smile, and a wistful look in one's eye. Brenda Walton's newest collection, Favorite Things, seems to have that same effect on us here at Sizzix- and rightfully so. This newest line from Brenda is whimsical, beautiful- full of life and possibilities. Our happiness over this collection has hit peak level...we HAVE to show you a few of the projects we made with these awesome new dies. Get ready. You're going to be grinning ear to ear by the time you're done reading.
Beautiful sunny days. A long, leisurely bike ride with a perfectly blue sky; a light breeze lightly kisses your face. This Bike Tri-fold Card evokes a day-dream like state for us, with its bright, vibrant colors, and playful layout. To create this gorgeous card, we used the Whimsy & Delight Thinlits, and the name could not be more perfect for this adorable little die set. From cherries, to bows, to balloons and butterflies, this Thinlits set is guaranteed to bring some whimsical fun to your crafting table.
Elegant. Sophisticated. Stunning. We could go on and on with words to describe this 2 Birds & Bird Cage Card. What makes this card really stand out to us is the beautiful use of soft pastel colors against a seemingly nondescript background. And while this makes a truly marvelous card, it can easily be slightly modified to be a unique piece of home decor. We love the Birdcage Thinlits used to craft this project. What would you use this die set to create?
With Christmas and other winter holidays coming up, thank you cards are quite possibly 2nd most important to holiday cards, and of course, working at Sizzix, we can't just send a "typical" card expressing our gratitude. When we saw Brenda's Library Pocket Bigz die, it wasn't even a question for us, we knew we needed to use it in some way to create a unique and memorable way of saying, "Thank you". But the awesomeness of the Library Pocket isn't limited to just saying Thanks, it can be easily personalized and embellished (perhaps using the Secret Garden Thinlits set, wink wink) to use as a gift card holder, or even a pocket to go in a planner! Let the ideas and creativity flow.
Have any of you ever gotten the opportunity to ride in a hot air balloon? What was the experience like for you? Turns out, very few people here at Sizzix have actually gotten to take a hot air balloon adventure. But that didn't stop us from completely falling in love with the Hot Air Balloon Framelits with Stamps and creating our own crafting adventure using those Framelits and Stamps to make this Thinking Of You Card. Our already high spirits were taken sky high with this die set. Love!
Lanterns have always been a trend, and recently, we've seen a surge of fondness for these awesome light up contraptions in the crafting world. Brenda made sure to include an adorable Lanterns Thinlits set which we used to make this With Love Lantern Card. The cheerful playfulness of this card immediately captivates us, like a child who's attention has been drawn to something pretty- which indeed, this card definitely is. The added butterfly and flowers make the perfect finishing touches, and we can't get over that calligraphy!
While we can't show you everything, (that would spoil the fun of going to your local craft store to get your hands on this wonderful collection), we do need to ask, are you smiling yet? What are you thoughts on these Favorite Things? Do you have any crafting ideas from this preview?
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