Fall Craft with Sizzix

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Happy Fall Ya’ll! It’s Lindee here again with some fun fall ideas.  I want to share with you a great crafting tool that I recently discovered.

I was introduced to the Sizzix “Big Shot” machine at a conference I attended over the summer. They had a little booth with the coolest crafts and decor! I took this picture one evening planning to go home and replicate it.

 

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The next day, I stopped by and made one. It was so easy, so cute and the ideas started flowing! I could not wait to get my hands on this machine!

 

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Sizzix “Big Shot” displayed with cutting dies and crafting supplies.

 

You can literally just sit there and crank out your project with the die cuts. No sticky mats, no measurements, and no computers. I kind of like that….kind of like that a lot. It is very simple and VERY reliable!  I have used numerous other machines/tools that you just can’t depend on and that can be so frustrating.

I wanted to make some fall decor to go with my fall wreath (see photo at the end of this post.) I followed up with Sizzix to partner up on a fall decor project I was planning for the show. They sent me the “Big Shot” and I got to work.

 

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I chose these two dies for my fall decor. One to make cute tags and one for the paper and fabric flowers.

My plan was to make some fall inspired fabric flowers to decorate some little wooden crates that I stained. I found the crates at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores. I purchased a few strips of fabric in fall colors with funky patterns. I liked the idea of mixing up the old-fashioned wood crates, with a modern print.

Here is how I made my fall inspired flowers (and some tags too!).

 

1) Choose your cutting die

 

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2) Choose your material (paper or fabric)

 

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I am using fabric this time.

 

3) Sandwich your die and fabric between the two cutting pads

 

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4) Then crank it through.

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These are the little flowers I just cut! Perfect edges, no frays and no stress.

 

I laid 4 layers of fabric down for each cut. I had  a few different fabric patterns I was using. I then laid out all of my varied flowers and assembled them choosing from a variety of prints.  Some of the flowers I put a little stitch in to make them fluffy and some I just stapled to my twine.

 

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Fabric flowers with twine and burlap and a decorative tag.

 

 

For the tags, I picked out some card stock paper in fall colors. I also printed some fall phrases on white card stock.

 

 

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I used one sheet of card stock at a time and cut away. I  mixed and matched the sets for variety.

 

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I really like how they turned out!

 

I had so many ideas coming to me as I created these little  flowers. I decided to make a quick card too. Who doesn’t like to receive a pretty card? I made some flowers using card stock paper in fall colors. I then added a variety of buttons to the centers. Happy Fall Ya’ll!

 

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I shared this on my “Living with Lindee” segment on NBC, WSLS 10 “Daytime Blue Ridge” today. Here is the clip. http://youtu.be/FaXMhhID1C0

 

….and here is a picture of the fall wreath I made that inspired it all!

 

 

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Thanks for stopping by! Leave a comment and let me know you were here. I love learning about the other creative ideas people have out there. Head over to http://www.sizzix.com/home to learn more about the Sizzix machines and see some incredible design ideas too!

 

 

American wife to this Indian life. I am a right-brained, American woman married to a left-brained Indian man. I love art, design, up-cycling and multiple DIY projects at the same time. He loves simplicity and order. Follow us on this cultural collision as I combine our personalities and cultural differences through art, design, food, and raising kids. When I am not working on a craft or project, I co-host a lifestyle/entertainment show called "Daytime Blue Ridge," on our local NBC affiliate, WSLS 10. www.DaytimeBlueRidge.com

2 Comments

  1. Michelle from Weekend Craft

    September 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    What a fun project! I think I just bought the same die for my big kick! What a great idea using fabric. It was so great meeting you at Haven! I am excited to follow along!

    • Lindee Katdare

      September 18, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      Thank you Michelle. It was great meeting you too. You are so creative! I love seeing your projects. There are so many options with the flowers and tags. I am sure they will be used often!

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