Christmas Paper Chain Using Recycled Wrapping Paper

Some of you may remember making chewing gum wrapper chains. You would take the gum wrapper, fold it, hook it on the previous one and eventually make a long chain. It was recycling before recycling became cool. I took the same concept and decided to recycle the beautiful wrapping paper left over after Christmas. Very […]

Wander Through a Travel Journal

Sometimes an idea for a design just floats into my head and I am inspired to create and play. I have so many Christmas ideas in my head but my passport was sitting out and this idea for a Wander, Travel Journal layout came to me. The supplies needed are a Sizzix SideKick machine, my […]

Barrel Cactus Christmas Treat Box

Ever have one of those craft-related “ah-ha!” moments? I was busy organizing my studio and suddenly came up with the thought that my Barrel Cactus 3D die actually creates a container that could be filled with treats. So I stopped working on my studio and tested out my idea and here is the result. Here […]

Christmas Cactus Craft

I have so much fun when given a craft challenge. A coworker asked if I could make a Christmas Cactus using something from my Succulent Serenity collection of dies and stamps. Well of course I took on the challenge with the result being a little different than what they expected of course. Supplies used: Sizzix […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]