Adventures in Card-Making · PaperCrafting 101

New Finds

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Don’t you just love it when you discover new things? Recently I went to Hobby Lobby to take advantage of their sale and found these amazing Sizzix accessories:

The following find is a set (2) of mini cutting plates. These are perfect for the small die cuts I have.

Sizzix Accessory – Cutting Pads, Mini, 1 Pair
Item #654559

Originally designed for use in the Sidekick Machine, this pair of Cutting Pads also works in the SophistiCut, Big Shot, BIGkick and Vagabond machines.

Constructed of high-quality polycarbonate plastic, these see-through Cutting Pads allow for easy die-cutting and embossing of Sizzix chemically etched dies and embossing products (Clearlits, small Embosslits, small and medium Sizzlits and Simple Impressions) in the Sidekick machine. Simply sandwich the die and material to be cut between the Cutting Pads and roll through the machine.

Add a Sizzix Adapter (sold separately) to create a sandwich for accommodating competitors’ wafer-thin dies.

Each Cutting Pad measures 4 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ x 1/8″ and lasts for thousands of cuts. All Sizzix Cutting Pads are meant to be used on both sides. When both sides of the Cutting Pads are worn out, it is time for replacement . CuttingPadsConstructionPC PlasticProduct Weight0.06 lb.Packaged Weight0.140


The second item are Release Sheets .#663575 Release sheets:

Sizzix Making Essential – Release Sheets, 4″ x 6″, 25 Pack
Item #66357

For the easiest die-cut ejection, Sizzix Release Sheets offer a clean, no-tear ejection of the die-cut from a Sizzix chemically etched die—including intricate designs. The 4″ x 6″ sheet size works with most Thinlits and Framelits dies. Made from top-quality coated paper, each easy-to-use sheet leaves no residue behind for a fun, no-mess experience.

To use, place the Release Sheet between the material and the die before creating the Sizzix sandwich. (Please note: The shiny side of the Release Sheet should be facing the material.) If the Release Sheet embeds itself into the die, it can be used for easy ejection of multiple die-cuts.



A new Sizzix!

Hi Fellow Crafters,

So, I wanted to show you the newest Sizzix machine and found this great video to share with you!





PaperCrafting 101 · Tutorial

Hoop Cards

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Ok, I admit it – I love embroidery hoops! While not a sewer, I instead use the blank canvas to create fantastic cards for all seasons. I suppose the hoop reminds me of a wreath – which I also love for basically the same reasons.  Anyway, I thought I would share what I recently found on the Sizzix site.

Happy Paper Crafting!


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word ghosts

Core Values

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Today’s word ghosts will be a bit different. What follows is Sizzix’s 10 Core Values (some of which could be used in any Customer Service Department in America today).

Sizzix’s Core Values
1. We must be the change we want to see – Mahatma Gandhi
2. TEAM- T-ogether, E-veryone, A-chieves, M-ore
3. Be a HERO to our customers
4. Respect all
5. Be the solution
6. Stay committed to your decisions, but stay accommodating in your approach
7. Expect excellence
8. Efficiency is doing things right, effectiveness is doing the right things
9. Plan with a purpose
10. Work happy