It’s almost time for the next big Sizzix release. And when I say big, I mean BIG! There are over 50 new Sizzix products coming out in the month of April, and I am super excited about it! Some of you may not have know this, but you can cut leather material with Big Shots. Now Sizzix is bringing you a line of leather jewelry-making supplies. If you already have the Big Shot, all you need is the Movers & Shapers Shuttle (or some of the dies work with the Base Tray). If don’t already own a die-cutting/embossing machine, then I would suggest you get the Big Shot Jewelry Studio edition, which is compatible with all Sizzix dies and embossing folders, not just the jewelry collection.
So for starters we have 10 new choices in leather material. You have your choice of cow hide and lambskin, and there are 10 unique colors – Metallic Silver cowhide, Denim Lambskin, and even Pink cowhide! All these different leather strips measure 3″ x 9″. Combine these fun leathers together in layers for amazingly creative jewelry designs, just like in the picture you see below.
Jill MacKay is the designer behind this great new line of jewelry-making dies, and to start you off she has created a few fun bracelets in a variety of widths and patterns. My favorite is the Open Work Bracelet. I love the width and layered design on this one. She also has a few designs for necklaces – you can see see a few of them in the image above.
Beyond that, she also has stack pieces so you can cut these fun designs and stack them to create multi-layered projects. My absolute favorite is the Carnation Stack because I can’t wait to make that pink flower bracelet! Doesn’t it look stunning?
I will let you know how mine turns out. I haven’t made jewelry before, mostly because I felt intimidated by them, but Sizzix is making it look so easy. I guess we will see how that goes for me!
Finally, from Jill MacKay we have Findings, which are little metal pieces that you can use to enhance your jewelry with functionality and elegance. You can order the entire line of new Sizzix Jewelry by Jill MacKay right here!
Speaking of accessories! Now you can add a fun accessory to you Big Shot! Sizzix has released a Tool Caddy, which attaches to the side of your Big Shot machine, allowing you to store you accessories conveniently (pens, tape, and of course your color cutting pads, etc.).
April is also the second release month for Tim Holtz! To the right is an image of some of the projects he created with his new dies.
Included in this release is a font Typo set that comes in both upper case as well as lower case options. There are three new embossing folders that have some of your favorite classic patterns:
Finally, we have some other fun dies from Tim, like the Gearhead Thinlits and the Dapper Bigz die! Oh, the fun you will have creating with these great new dies and folders! There have also been fun additions to the Tim Holtz Village collection.
Last but definitely not least we have Lori Whitlock! She has such fun projects coming out in April. Starting with the Butterfly Lantern and For the Birds die sets – both are great for home decor, party decorations, or even treat boxes.
The Essential Mini Albums die set will allow you to easily create fun Mini albums for any occasion! Lori has many other new die sets that are coming out, so be sure to check out her new line! You’re going to love them!
Well that’s it for the April 2016 Sizzix release! Right now we have everything available for pre-order, so if you order now you will be sure to be among the first to receive this great new line of products! Remember to save on all your favorite Sizzix dies at CraftDirect.