November 2017 Downloadable Desktop Calendar

November days are getting shorter which means more time to get cozy and craft I guess. The weather is still fairly warm here in Southern California as I write this. Trees haven’t dropped their leaves yet. T-shirts and sandals can still be worn during the day. The only hint that it is November is that […]

Paper Succulents on Wire Stems

Here’s a quick and simple way to attach my paper echeveria succulents to a wire stem. This is very useful if you want to attach paper succulents to a dimensional piece like I did with this metal basket. To make these you will need my Succulent 2D/3D die by Sizzix, 24 gauge florist wire, liquid […]

Sizzix Succulent Maker Challenge

The Succulent Maker Challenge featuring my Sizzix Succulent Serenity Collection begins today! I am looking forward to seeing all of the fun and creative projects that everyone is making using dies, stamps and paper from my collection. The complete rules can be found on the Sizzix blog here but I wanted to share just a few […]

Succulent Art Journal Coloring Book

When I was given the opportunity to design a coloring book for Sizzix, I thought about what I would personally want from a coloring book. My first priority was to have well-drawn illustrations throughout the book. Second was to design the drawings to have multiple uses once completed. And third was to have areas of […]

Fall Felt Fox Cup Cozy

The weather is finally beginning to feel like Fall. On a brisk morning, I am so thankful for a good cup of hot coffee. What better way to share that warm feeling than to make a cup cozy for someone special. I created this simple, no- sew cup cozy, I used my Fox die by […]

Succulent Pumpkin Decor

Here’s another way to use your Sizzix Succulents 2-D & 3-D dies for a totally different look. They look like succulents if you add the spines but, if created without the spines, they make great pumpkin decor just in time for the Autumn holidays. Begin by die cutting ten barrel cactus shapes from the Succulent […]

Geometric Paper Ice Cream

Here is an end-of-summer Succulent Sunday project using my Geometric Holder die from my Succulent Serenity collection by Sizzix. The die is designed to be a holder for my succulents but I wanted to share a totally different use for this die. Supplies: Geometric Holder die by Sizzix, BigShot die cutting maching, four 12″ x […]

Sizzix 3D Succulent Instax Photo Stand

Here’s a fun way to display your Instax Mini photos with a unique succulent twist using paper, alligator clips and a bamboo skewer. Supplies you will need: Sizzix Big Shot machine, 2D & 3D Succulent die set, Photo Frame & Words die set, Succulent Serenity paper pad, Instax Mini photo, bamboo skewer, alligator clip, liquid […]

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, […]