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Sizzix Dazzles Retailers with Upcoming Offerings at the Summer 2017 Mixed Media Event

by Brian Harris on July 17, 2017

The industry’s premier brand for makers unveils fresh new designs from leading licensed artists and in-house designers

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (July 17, 2017) –  Sizzix®, the crafts division of Ellison Educational Equipment, Inc., gave retailers their first glimpse of what crafters can expect for the remainder of 2017 for its on-trend die-cutting, embossing and stamping products showcased at the Mixed Media Event hosted by AFCI (Association for Creative Industries) in conjunction with SPC (Sierra Pacific Crafts) in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 17-20.

The creative product highlights include:

Sidekick® Machine Starter Kit featuring Stephanie Barnard® Designs – August Release
This travel-sized papercraftng system uses chemically etched dies and embossing folders up to 2 1/2" wide to cut and emboss thinner materials such as paper, cardstock and vellum. The special release includes an exclusive Thinlits™ die and embossing folder designed by Stephanie herself, along with a pair of pink Cutting Pads that are sure to excite her fans.

Falloween by Tim Holtz® – August Release
For a frighteningly fun time, the Tim Holtz Alterations Falloween collection scares up fang-tastic new die-cut designs and textures. From pumpkins, monsters and witches to owls and other ghoulish delights, the scene has been set with some of Tim’s most thrilling shapes to celebrate the spookiest time of the year!

Stephanie Barnard – August Release
Ready for more cards that wow? The Stephanie Barnard collection has a variety of stylish solutions to inspire your creativity. Whether it’s for birthdays, celebrations or the holidays, there’s plenty of fun formats to make your cardmaking more creative and innovative than ever!

My Happy Life by Crafty Chica™ – August Release
Life is worth celebrating and My Happy Life by Crafty Chica uniquely celebrates it. Honoring Hispanic culture and Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) celebrations, this artful die-cutting and stamping collection includes all the incredible intricate shapes and a coordinated Cardstock Pad for personalized papercrafts, party favors, home décor, cards, shrines and more!

Pumpkin Spice by Lindsey Serata – August Release
Ready to spice up your Fall? Pumpkin Spice shakes things up with fun new formats for shaker cards, plus dies with stamps to create seasonal sentiments sized perfectly to fit inside shaker card windows. Oh, and did we mention the Thanks a Latte Impresslits™ Embossing Folder? It warms you up any time with a freshly brewed thank you!

Christmas by Tim Holtz – September Release
It’s Holtz for the holidays! Tim Holtz is back with his Christmas collection for merry mixed media making. His latest offerings include all the small pieces you’ll need to complete your seasonal makes in style—from classic wintery imagery to a Storybook alphabet to tantalizing textures to wrap up your winter in style.

Sweet Christmas by Jen Long – September Release
Make your holidays a treat! Sweet Christmas by Jen Long unleashes a fun, candy-themed holiday collection to add the sweetest spin to the season. Jen’s dies, stamps and Cardstock Pad completely complement each other and make your cardmaking a warm and memorable experience.

'Tis the Season by Katelyn Lizardi – September Release
‘Tis the season for creativity! With the ‘Tis the Season collection by Katelyn Lizardi, you can make winter wonderful with personalized holiday making. This all-new festive die-cutting, stamping and embossing assortment features beautiful, intricate designs to add the season’s joy to gift-giving, cardmaking, home décor, party planning and more.

Celebrating by Life by Luisa Elena Guillén-K. – September Release
Make every day beautiful! The Celebrating Life collection by Luisa Elena Guillén-K. showcases the grace and beauty of the Spanish language with everyday and celebratory phrases in a popular script font. Complement your papercrafting with words like “Hola,” “Gracias” or “Feliz Navidad” and you’ve said it all!

Planner Pages & More by Katelyn Lizardi – October Release
The Planner Pages & More collection by Katelyn Lizardi is an all-new comprehensive system for creating customized planners from the inside out. With dies and stamps to fit in most planner squares, the collection is perfect for decorating calendars, lists, notes and more. A Traveler’s Notebook can be easily made with the cover material of your choice—including leather!

Picture This! by Lynda Kanase – October Release
Snap to it for more instant picture fun! The Picture This! Collection by Lynda Kanase continues to make your Fujifilm®* Instax®* Mini 8 photos magical. With themes as diverse as winter holidays, travel and celebrations to weddings and self-expression, the collection lets you easily display your mini pics in unforgettable style.

* Fujifilm® and Instax® are registered trademarks of the Fujifilm Corporation. Ellison is not associated with the Fujifilm Corporation and no association should be implied.

Christmas Blessings by Katelyn Lizardi – October Release
Capture the true meaning of the season with Christmas Blessings by Katelyn Lizardi. This unique collection of Framelits™ w/Stamps for cardmaking and more features popular hand-drawn stamp designs that pair perfectly with the included Framelits dies to cut perfectly to the stamped edge. The results are beautiful accents worthy of the reason for the season!

Paper Pads – October Release
Set your art apart! Sized to work perfectly with the 6" Big Shot™ Machine opening with no trimming required, Sizzix double-sided Cardstock Pads capture the latest trend-driven designs from original hand-drawn and multi-media techniques. Each 6" x 12" and new 4" x 6" sized pad seamlessly coordinates with its respective collection for a uniquely themed creative experience.

Stephanie Barnard – November Release
Here they come again—more cards that wow! Stephanie Barnard has done it again with more innovative die-cutting and stamping designs to dazzle you. Wait until you see the newest on-the-fold cards in fun new styles, plus a die/stamp pairing to enhance everything from get well wishes to coffee cravings and sweet treats.

David Tutera™ – November Release
Let the celebrations begin! The Celebrations collection by David Tutera is the newest die-cutting and stamping collection from America’s foremost wedding, party and event planner. Makers will delight with elegant dies and stamps to create and embellish the perfect party décor—including beautiful butterflies to make any event soar with style.

Bigz™ – November Release
Bigz are back and bolder than ever! Our most powerful dies cut an amazing variety of materials and are sure to inspire many party planning and gift-giving possibilities, including fun food-themed designs and must-have Butterfly Embellishments.

Embossing – December Release
When it comes to embossing, Sizzix can help you easily impress! Our newest 3-D embossing designs deliver high definition detail to your cardmaking, stationery, scrapbooking, jewelry and gift packaging. And with Impresslits, you can easily cut and emboss in one step with textured cuts that are perfect for shaker cards, banners and photo cards.

X-Cards by Lori Whitlock – December Release
They’re a must-see in 3-D! With more fun cardmaking designs, Lori Whitlock has created collapsible 3-D cards that stand up for easy display fit easily into an A2 envelope. They’re perfect for many occasions—everything from birthdays to holidays and many things in between.

Book Club by Eileen Hull® – December Release
Turn the page to a collection that covers everything from bookmaking to organizing and storing your creative odds ‘n’ ends. Book Club by Eileen Hull brings you dynamic dies to create, customize and bind mini books, albums and journals. Eileen’s inspired ScoreBoards™ dies create sturdy, easy-to-assemble boxes to make even your storage a personalized work of art.

About Sizzix
Launched in 2001, Sizzix is a division of Ellison Educational Equipment Inc., the market pioneer and leader of die-cutting machines and accessories. Through its portfolio of die-cutting machines and die-cutting products, Sizzix leverages Ellison’s 37 years of proven manufacturing and technology heritage to empower creativity among its customer base with new and innovative products. Sizzix is a recognized global brand that can be found in over 100 countries and in major and specialty retailers. For more information on Sizzix and its line of craft-inspiring products, please visit www.sizzix.com.



Media Contact:
Brian Harris 
949-598-8822 ext. 394 

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