One of my favorite booths at CHA is always the Sizzix one. They have or the larger booths with open space and they share ides, demonstrations, and you can speak with designers. We have so many new Sizzix products coming out this year, I am only going to worry about January and February in this blog post. We will have all these products available for pre-order a few weeks early (prior to release), so you can be among the first to grab ’em!
In January, we have the Sizzix stamp sets coming in. There are a total of 15 and most of them are shipping as I write! You can pre-order now and as soon as they arrive we will get them sent your way. You will love the new Sizzix dies.
Pictured to the right are a few ideas of some fun projects you can make using these stamps. My favorite is the Aloha stamp set designed by Jen Long. I love how it all perfectly coordinates together. Combine all the stamps in one project or use them individually. Jen is one of my favorite designers. I really like the projects I have made with her dies (more of those will be released in March!).
The other releases for January are from the Where Women Cook line by Jo Packham (pictured to the left). This collection offers some very creative projects and she showed them off with really fun examples.
My favorite are the Tiny Party Hats on the bottles and there were coordinating designs on the cupcake wrappers, both from the Cupcake Wrappers die set. So if you love to throw parties, this is the line for you. All of these Jo Packham designs are currently in-stock and shipping so you don’t have to wait.
February will bring us exciting products from a collection of our most popular designers: Tim Holtz, Stephanie Barnard, and Sharyn Sowell. We have some unique and interesting products in store for you.
First, from Tim Holtz (by far our most popular designer) we have a bunch of new phrase dies coming out: Calendar Words and Daily Words (2 styles of each). Other die sets include Doilies & Lace, Mixed Media #2, and Stitched Ovals, but my absolute favorite from this release is the Detailed Butterflies Thinlits set (pictured to the right). I just think these designs are so beautiful!
The biggest news from Tim Holtz was definitely his release of the Mini Bird Crazy & Things die set and there is a Stampers Anonymous Mini Bird Crazy & Things stamp set. Both will be arriving very soon and you can pre-order our exclusive Mini Bird Crazy bundle deal! The birds range from 1-7/8″ to 2″ tall and 1-1/2″ to 1-3/4″ wide and this time the “Crazy Things” (bird accessories) are included with them. These sets are sure to be a huge hit and we will do our part to keep them in-stock, but there are no guarantees. Pre-order now and we promise to send them out as quickly as we get them in! Check out all of our Tim Holtz Crazy supplies.
Next, we have Stephanie Barnard and if you love her Flip-t, Step-up, and 3-D Drop-ins, then you are going to love this new release! Pictured to the right is the Cute-As-A-Bug Framelits card (it also has the phrase Girl so you can make this adorable card for either gender). Her new 3-D Drop-ins include You are Awesome, Thank You, and Thinking of You (all three are Thinlits). She also has Flower Basket, a Scallop Circle Stand-Ups card, and a few other that you will love. These will be available for Pre-Order the first part of February!
Lastly, Sharyn Sowell has some great designs to look forward to. I had the opportunity to speak with her twice. She told me all about how she became a designer for Sizzix, her creative process, and her inspiration. When she is designing, she cuts everything out with a pair of scissors. She simply takes a white piece of paper and starts cutting. The first time I chatted with her, she cut out my profile while I was just standing there. She does amazing work!
With her designs, she tries to create dies that can be used in multiple ways. For example, you can slightly tweak the cuts and make big changes to the design. A couple of her new creations that I am especially excited for are the (1) Utensil Wrapper (yes, you can really fit a couple utensils in it). What a fun way to decorate for a party. and a fun basket that will be perfect for Easter. The (2) other design is the Rose Lace Gatefold that you put in an invitation to create a coordinated party theme.
More to Come
I promise you won’t want to miss the March and April releases, so check back soon for that post. Jen Long (you are going to LOVE her new stuff), Tim Holtz, who has a new Crazy coming soon, Lori Whitlock, Brenda Walton, and Jill MacKay. Just a quick preview I can’t keep to myself, but you can make jewelry with your Big Shot system! I can’t wait to share all the fun releases from this product line. It is one of my favorite new releases from anyone this year!
Just for fun, this has nothing to do with product, but it was so fun and cool, I wanted to share it with you! This car was completely covered in craft bling! It was super awesome! I wish I would have kept the flyer from this to tell you how many gems she glued to the car – by hand – one at a time! So crazy.
I will have another post next week with the new We R Memory Keepers products that are coming out! Let me know what new Sizzix products you are most excited about.