Hello everyone! Today we are having a Sizzix Holiday blog hop, with both the US and European Sizzix Design Teams. So there is going to be a lot of Christmas crafting inspiration! Don't miss checking out all the projects. And there are prizes to be won!
I made a mini-book, using the House Album die as my base, and there are many surprises on the inside, namely pop-ups. I used a lot of different dies.
Here you see it at an angle with all the house shaped pages inside. I took a few photos while creating the covers.
On the back, I just stamped a sentiment and some snowflakes.
Hearth & Home Pop 'n Cuts dies. Pop-ups aren't only for cards, but can add a real fun interactive element to mini-books and layouts. It is also a great place to add extra photos or journaling. This is the Square Ornate 3-D Frame pop-up.
Bell Jar w/Pedestal die, cut it from a left over piece of acetate that had already been stamped with Platinum Stazon ink, painted a bit of white around the edges and placed a cut out photo inside.
pop-up die and it looks great with the coordinating Sizzlits 'Love', forming a perfect matte.
Bracket Frame & Label die, which was the perfect size for my mini-book. The stamped text reads 'Santa is resting'.
Holiday Wreath was die cut from ledger paper and I added some white pen marks to define the leaves. The bow was die cut from kraft core and sanded lightly. You don't always have to mount pop-up on another sheet of paper. Here the star of the pop-up shows on the outside too, since I didn't mount it on another paper. When you lift the flap, you see this:
Star 3-D pop-up is a perfect place for another photo and some more stamping.
Party Set coordinate perfectly with it.
Fancy Frame, frames another little photo. I didn't mount the ribbon tree pop-up on another paper either, but had to trim the sides a bit to make it fit into the album. It is tucked in under a star, so that it won't fall open on its own.
Tree Line die and behind the flap hides another pop-up.
Noel 3-D pop-up. The 'noel' from the Sizzlits coordinating set was die cut from red and glued on top. I added some Rock Candy Stickles too, for shine.
And some stamped sentiments.
Again, the Poinsettia pop-up was not mounted on another paper, but shows on the outside too. I cut papers from the coordinating Noel Sizzlits Set. The Poinsettia was cut from kraft core cardstock, sanded and stamped. The page on the right was inked with Picket Fence Distress Stain because I wanted the resist pen nibs to show. You could have done this on the entire album too.
Here you can see the poinsettia pop-up, with another photo.
The last page and the back cover, here the little Santa was starting to get tired of the photo shoot. I am so glad I got these photos scrapped before developing this year's photos.
Anna-Karin Evaldsson (me)
Thank you so much for looking!
Happy Christmas crafting!
Dies: Sizzix: House Album, Fancy Frame, Bracket Frame & Label, Ribbon Tree 3-D pop-up, Poinsettia Flower 3-D pop-up, Noel 3-D Phrase pop-up, Noel Sizzlits Set, Star 3-D pop-up, Square Ornate 3-D Frame pop-up, Party Set #2 Sizzlits, Love Set Sizzlits, Love 3-D Phrase pop-up, Birds on a Wire, Tattered Banners, Mini Bird, Tree Line, Holiday Wreath, Bell Jar w/Pedestal, Mini Pine Tree & Holly Set,
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Mini Holidays, Mini Holidays 2, Mini Holidays 4, Classics #9, Classics #10, Holiday Wishes, Christmas Time, Wallpaper & Wood, Ultimate Grunge; Artistic Outpost: MidWinter, Frosty & Friends, Snowy Woods; Hero Arts: Starry Sky S5448, Merriest Christmas Wishes CG377, Classic Holly CG229, Printer's Lowercase alphabet stamps; Impression Obsession: Star background; Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Words; Reprint: Julefrid; Inkywings julsånger; FancyPants sentiment; Prima train stamp
Surfaces: Sizzix Little Sizzles mat board;Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Kraft Resist, Frosted Film; 7Gypsies Postale Ledger; Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium 8x8; BasicGrey 6x6 pads Aspen Frost, Nordic Holiday, and more; MME Lost & Found Christmas; BoBunny dot paper; Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft core cardstock
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Distress Ink: Festive Berries, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap; Stazon Platinum ink
Stain: Distress Stain Picket Fence
Stickles: Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Paint: Adirondack Snow Cap and Pitch Black
Mist: Ranger Biscotti Perfect Pearls mist
Other mediums: Ranger Glossy Accents, Crackle Accents, Enamel Accents; Claudine Hellmuth matte multi medium
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Trimmings; lace trim