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 […]

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, […]

Mini Photo Frame Tutorial and Display

Hello everyone! I wanted to share a fun little video tutorial showing how I made this simple Fujifilm Instax photo display using my Sizzix Mini Photo Embellishing dies, a vintage ruler and some Tim Holtz hardware. The video also shows how you can make a similar project using ribbon and office supplies. Of course I […]