Hello to our community of Sizzix Blog readers and fellow crafters! This is Laura Hollar and I'm here to share with you a little Sizzix News!
On December 13th and 14th Sizzix and Ellison spent time at the LA Zoo with the Craft & Hobby Association SoCal Chapter, as well as the Creative Hub art program of Curacao. Volunteers helped kids to cut ornament shapes and select which endangered species animals they wanted to feature on their die cuts. It was so much fun! The kids had a great time with this hands-on activity.
Big sisters crafted with little brothers!
Look at that pretty tiger ornament! The endangered animal die cuts you see featured are Ellison SureCut dies that were provided by our very own Marketing Education Manager from the Ellison brand of educational dies for teachers.
Here was a member from Curacao, also a member of CHA, showing these girls how to make the Sizzix Sandwich for Bigz! The AllStar dies are just like Sizzix Bigz and that's why they're compatible with our Big Shot machine.
We had some great holiday stamps for the kids that were donated to us for this event by Stampendous.
The adhesives we used to make these ornaments were by Aleene's glue and were provided by Cool2Craft. So nice!
The animals we used to decorate the holiday ornaments were selected to raise awareness of endangered species including the South China Tiger...
...the Cross River Gorilla...
Kids of all ages really enjoyed getting the chance to sit down and craft!
When we had time, we went to visit our neighbors in the zoo, the Chilean Flamingoes!
The Meerkats were also nearby. This little guy was basking in the early morning light.
Here was our core team of volunteers! Crafting with the kids at the LA Zoo was definitely a fun experience. We send out a big thank you to everyone who participated and donated to this awesome event!
Participants and volunteers included:
Craft & Hobby Association: An association of manufacturers and retailers involved in the production and sale of products and supplies found in art, craft, hobby, sewing and other leisure industry
Curacao: A company dedicated to delivering the best available products and services to their customers at affordable prices.
Our Product Donors included:
Stampendous: A manufacturer of stamp products that has been bringing it's customers innovation and quality for over three decades.
Cool2Craft: a community that originally featured weekly live internet broadcasts and special live-streaming events.
Thanks for reading!
Ellison and Sizzix Brand products used: