We love Brenda Walton, from her enthusiasm for life itself, to her love of color and creating, to the joy of that radiates from her welcoming smile. So it comes as no surprise that Brenda's Favorite Things are OUR favorite things. And with an amazing collection like this, it was so incredibly difficult to only choose a few of our favorites to share with you- we love them all! But, after careful consideration, we were able to pick 15 of Brenda Walton's Favorite Things. We can't wait to share these awesome makes and dies with you all!
With Dr. Suess's birthday and Read Across America Day right around the corner, we couldn't help but pick these adorable Cupcake Toppers using Brenda's Medallions Decorative Strip die. This versatile die is perfect for adding an adorable, decorative flair to any card, scrapbook layout or paper make, and, with cupcake toppers like these, we can't wait to add them as embellishments to our food at our next party!
We are completely amazed by this Hover Hummingbird Layout using Brenda's Bird Scroll die. Besides falling all over ourselves in love with this elegant die design, we adore that this Bigz die allows us to cut a wide variety of materials, from cardstock, chipboard, and fabric to foam, magnet sheets, leather, metallic foil, and paper. Like the nectar that hummingbirds drink from flowers, this die is so sweet!
Our design team member who created these gorgeous Faceted Cone Makes perfectly stated a thought that we now echo with Brenda's Faceted Cone die: This die is so easy and so much fun to work with…once you start, you can't stop! Perfect for making home decor pieces or party favors, these cones are so awesome to make with, especially when using Brenda's Medallions and Gerbera Daisy dies to add some fantastic embellishments! Spring time is almost here- how cute would these be with some freshly cut flowers in them?
We. LOVE. This! We almost feel like Brenda knew that deep down, every female secretly wants to be a princess (or queen) and she answered our longings with this fantastic Cartouche Crown die. This DIY Birthday Crown only makes us want to start making crowns right now. Sometimes, you just need a pretty, perfect crown to get you through the day.
Every time we see this Embroidery Hoop Art, we get giddy with excitement for Christmas. Brenda's prancing Reindeer die only seems to add to that excitement and giddiness, allowing us to add the perfect holiday charm to any make or project. We may be holding ourselves back from starting decorate for the holidays right now! (Seriously, the struggle is real.)
Brenda's Sleigh Favor Box is only adding to our Christmas fever right now, especially with this Sleigh and Reindeer Home Decor make. We love the elegant design of the sleigh, with the beautiful swirls of the blade runners on bottom, to the gorgeous look of it as a whole. Combined with her Reindeer die, this lovely favor box is perfect for the holidays, from home decor to treats to using them as tree ornaments. We can't wait for December!!!
We can't help but be happy when we see this You Make Me Happy Tag using Brenda's Gerbera Daisy die. It's like spring is in full bloom! What really makes this die stand out to us are the score lines that are embossed on the die cut, allowing folds to be made for a beautiful 3-D flower!
No flower is complete without leaves and Brenda's Leaves die perfectly captures those flower accessories. We are obsessed with this Happiness Card with its gorgeous layers, colors and embellishments. Spring inspiration makes us super happy and Brenda's collection has all the elements for the most beautiful spring-inspired projects!
It takes a certain skill set to be able to tie a picture perfect bow, but with Brenda's French Bow, you will be creating the most perfect bows every time you make! We love how this Autumn Bow beautifully captures the fall season, and how adorable it is on this cookie treat bag. You can never go wrong with bows, and this one is our most favorite bow ever!
Oh how we love the Peony in this Lovely Cutlery Pocket make! We are head over heels for this die- and with a 3-D flower like that, it's easy to see why! We love the different looks we can create with this Bigz die, from a flatter flower for our scrapbook layouts and card makes, to a layered, dimensional flower, perfect for using as table decor or even as a hair accessory!
We love elephants, and Brenda's Elephant die is by far one of our favorite favorites in this collection. We cannot get over how adorably this die was used in this Elephant Canvas Nursery Decor! The Elephant die is cute as it is versatile, coming with a banner and saddle so you can easily create a fun circus elephant. We love all of the ways we've seen this die used, from mixed media projects, to baby shower decor, to adorable place mats. Just as an elephant never forgets, we will never forget how much we love this die!
We are STILL in awe over this Victorian Frame Make using Brenda's Victorian Frame and Floral Wreath dies. The Victorian Frame makes for one of the most amazing dies that we've ever used, making the most beautifully layered photo frames. Adding Brenda's Floral Wreath dies as embellishments only adds to the fantastical look and feel of this make. Love, love, love!!!!
Sweet treats need a Sweet Treat Bag and this Sweet Easter Treat Tutorial adorably shows off Brenda's Sweet Treat Bag Movers & Shapers die. We are obsessed with this die for party planning and party favors- especially with that peek-a-boo window that you can add with ease and versatility. As Easter approaches in less than 30 days, we know this is one die we can start using right now for some egg-cellent Easter treats!
We know. We're back to Christmas again, but when you look at this Cute Christmas Craft, can you really blame us? We seriously love using Brenda's Inserts & Envelopes die to create one of a kind, heart felt notes. Sometimes, its not just the words we say, but the makes behind those words that make notes like this more meaningful. We can't wait to use these for some fun little St. Patrick's Day notes this year!
This, is our favorite of our 15 favorites. We cannot stop staring in awe at this wonderful water colored Thankful Notes make using Brenda's Library Pocket, Millinery Leaves, and Tea Cup Bouquet dies. This make combines these three dies to create the most amazing thank you note that leaves us feeling grateful for having Brenda Walton as one of our Sizzix Licensed Designers. We love Brenda Walton. She is hands down amazing.
Fancy a sneak peek at Brenda's newest dies coming this spring? Check out the video above! We are so ready to start creating with these new vintage-inspired dies! Perfect for weddings, baby showers, birthdays and everything in between, these dies open up a lovely world of new makes!
We are SO incredibly excited about these Favorites, that we needed to share the love with all of you! Today, Brenda's Favorites are 30% off! It's time to get making with these favorites, and we can't wait to see all of the awesome spring inspired projects you create! What is your favorite from Brenda Walton's Favorite Things?