I am so excited that my first complete line of Sizzix product is officially launching on the Sizzix.com site today. I’ve been designing products for other people for six years but this is the first complete line under my branded name. Wow! This is exciting!
The inspiration for this collection came from the fact that I love the instant way that the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 photos brought smiles to people. I thought of it as “Instax Gratification”. I wanted to make it even more enjoyable by helping people share their special stories in creative ways.
Over the next few posts, I will share each set from the collection with simple inspirations and ideas that I had while designing these dies and stamps.
To begin, my favorite die in the collection is the Mini Album. It is 3 1/8″ x 4 5/8″ folded. I wanted this to be a quick and fun way for people to share their photos. I wanted there to be lots of embellishing shapes to add interesting layers together with the Instax Mini 8 photos. These needed to be versatile shapes that can have several uses. I also wanted the album to have a simple way of binding several pages together without the need of additional tools so I designed little holes in the fold of the pages that allow them to be bound together using just string or ribbon.
This example is a simple mini album to showcase all of the embellishing pieces. I hand-cut the colorful centers of each page and then embellished them with the many banners, tags, tabs and marker dies included with this set.
I admit that I am a frugal crafter and save my scraps. If you’re like me then these embellishing dies will help you use up your stash in the most fun way.
To make this set even more versatile, I designed many of the embellishment shapes to work perfectly with Planner Pages. I’ll share my ideas on planner pages later.
And because I am a frugal crafter, I also made this Mini Album to work as a mini card. What other uses can you think of? Here are just a couple of my simple examples.
Please check back for the next installment of inspirations and ideas on the decorating Banner die in this set.