Sizzix Barrel Cactus 3-D Tutorial Video

Here is a quick video tutorial on how to assemble my Barrel Cactus 3-D for Sizzix. I included some really helpful tips and tricks that I’ve learned from experience. If you would like a more detailed tutorial, check out the extended Sizzix video:¬†https://youtu.be/HhHveJw0a3I And if you’re in the Southern California area this Sunday, August 20, […]

Sizzix Flat Fold Box – Mini Suitcase

Super simple project using my Flat Fold Box by Sizzix. This little gift box can hold gift cards, business cards and Fujifilm Instax Mini photos which makes it perfect for sharing. And you can make several of these ahead of time and store them flat until ready to use. Supplies used: Sizzix Big Shot Machine […]

Free August 2017 Downloadable Desktop Calendar

Happy August days! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Summer! This month’s calendar has big, bold graphics from my Succulent Serenity paper pad for Sizzix. Enjoy! Affiliate Links: By clicking on and purchasing through my links, a small portion of the sale price goes towards supporting this site at no additional cost to you. Thank […]

Shrinky Dink Succulents in a Die Cut Terrarium

This Tiny Succulent Terrarium was created using my Geometric Holder die and Succulent 2D & 3D dies from Sizzix. This was the first time I had ever used Shrinky Dinks. I must be the only crafty adult that has never played with Shrinky Dinks as a child. To make the Geometric Holder, I die cut […]

Faux-Watercolor Tutorial Using Distress Inks

Have you ever wanted to try watercoloring but held back because you just weren’t quite sure of the technique? Well, here is a quick and simple tutorial that will give you a faux-watercolor look using my Elegant Succulent Textured Impressions embossing folder and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Below are the step-by-step details. Supplies needed: Big […]

Recycled Denim and Paper Succulent Wreath

When I designed my Succulent Serenity dies, stamps and paper collection for Sizzix, I wanted to create something that was simple yet interesting to a wide range of crafters and makers. The 3D designs is one answer to this creative challenge. Here is a super quick wreath created using strips of recycled denim jeans and […]

SRM Planner Stickers

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop sponsored by SRM Stickers. These stickers are specifically designed to be used on planner pages but I discovered they can be more versatile. The stickers were supplied by the manufacturer but all opinions are my own. This post contains Affiliate Links, see details posted above. The small, […]

Succulent Serenity Collection Now Available

I am so excited to share this video announcing the official launch of my Succulent Serenity collection for Sizzix. My collection is now available at your local retailers. I had so much fun designing this collection of craft dies, clear stamps, paper pad and coloring book. Half of the fun is being able to combine […]

Father’s Day Gift Tag

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection project for June. This month’s theme is Father’s Day or Fourth of July. I chose to do a quick and easy gift tag for Father’s Day using my Mini Photo Embellishing dies by Sizzix. This post contains Affiliate Links. See details posted above.   I started with some vintage […]

Free June 2017 Downloadable Desktop Calendar

I had so much fun combining photos of old wood, real succulent photos¬†and my illustrations when I created my Succulent Serenity paper pad for Sizzix. I love how it worked for this month’s calendar design as well.