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Sizzix Tutorial | The Good Life Layout by Leica Forrest

Hey everyone,

Is anyone else sooooo super in love with these coffee Sizzix dies by Tim Holtz???? Seriously. A new favourite. I take my kids on a date every single Monday. Not all at once, but in rotation. It is fun. My middle son always wants to go to Indigo & Starbucks. So how fitting!

Sizzix Tutorial |The Good Life Layout by Leica Forrest

When cutting these dies in the Big Shot all you need is a pair of Standard Cutting Pads. Make a sandwich with your die and paper between the cutting pads and roll them through your Sizzix Big Shot machine.

Sizzix Tutorial | The Good Life Layout by Leica Forrest

Let's begin. I cut the Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die Tag & Bookplates out of white card stock and then embossed it using the same sandwich mentioned above.

Sizzix Tutorial | The Good Life Layout by Leica Forrest

I love using the Colorbox Styluses to add a hint of ink around the edges.

Sizzix Tutorial | The Good Life Layout by Leica Forrest

I embossed with the Collage & Notebook Set. When embossing the folders, the same way you die cut applies for embossing folders, however, you would place the sandwich on top of the Extended Multipurpose Platform, open to tab 1. It adds neat dimension to rip the tag and ink it.

Sizzix Tutorial | The Good Life Layout by Leica Forrest

When I start assembling this layout, I started with a patterned paper. I added a strip of love paper to break up the background.

Sizzix Tutorial | The Good Life Layout by Leica Forrest

I started layering the tag and photo mat on the layout.

Sizzix Tutorial | The Good Life Layout by Leica Forrest

Making these coffee cups was fun I used the Sizzix Bigz Die Fresh Brewed to make them look like Starbucks drinks. It's the little touches that really make them look real- vellum lids and corrugated cardboard "sleeves." Here is the steps:

  1. ink the edges of the white coffee cup very subtly. Add the green circle (imitating Starbucks)
  2. add a corrugated strip across the cup. Ink this for a more dramatic result
  3. using vellum, create a lid. I attach it with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L-Adhesive Sheets, that way it is completely invisible
  4. attach the straw from behind

Sizzix Tutorial | The Good Life Layout by Leica Forrest

Here is what they look like when you add a little more decoration.

Sizzix Tutorial | The Good Life Layout by Leica Forrest

I really like using this embossing folder on tags for journaling. I always use the Collage & Notebook Set.

Just a thought too, if you really want to make it identical to the Starbucks cup, you can print out the logo, or even if you are lucky you can get a sticker from them. I know they have spoiled my kids with those before. (But I always save them for the scrapbooks)

Sizzix Tutorial | The Good Life Layout by Leica Forrest

Hey, if you love these dies and are looking to see more ways they can be used, check out my blog- I created them as Booster Juice cups. Here's a sneak...

Leica Forrest

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Other Supplies Used:

  • Hambly Prints pp
  • Core'dinations Colorcore Cardstock
  • Heidi Swapp foil stickers
  • Colorbox Ink & Stylus
  • American Crafts ribbon & slick writer
  • Canvas Corp corrugated cardstock

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  • valchic

    I think Sizzix is the best that's out there.No matter what I'm searching weather it is embossing,texturing , diecutting,distress , movers an shapers,whatever it is I always turn to Sizzix.Ive never used some of your products like the Texture Boutique,and a few others,I know there top of the line.Your customer Service,your blog ,your demos,they've always been my go to for help an inspiration . Thank you.The blog today has made me love you even more,well done.I LOVE IT ALL

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