Hey everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today. In fact, you couldn't pick a better time to visit! This week, the newest designer to release her fun dies for Sizzix, is having a blog hop to showcase her fun style. Marisa Pawelko brings her distinctive enthusiasm to steel-rule dies for one-of-a-kind jewelry, fashion, locker art and home décor, and her dies are just so fun! For my project today, I used her new "Fashion Cuff" die, and had such a fun time creating this cuff! Truth be told, I have never made one before and I have always wanted to, so this was the perfect time to try. I hope you enjoy!
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Good luck and have fun!
I chose to make mine out of fabric and quilter's batting, some crochet trims and fun vintage buttons. It measures approximately 7 inches in length, but it's easily adjustable, with your closure.
I love all things Americana, so of course I went with red, white and blue fabrics, and wanted to machine stitch my cuff with contrasting red thread. I also snipped the edges with pinking shears to avoid some fraying, and lastly, I had no rhyme or reason with my stitching. I went for a more vintage look.
For the closure on the cuff, I stitched a small fabric closure that loops around a vintage button, and all the buttons were stitched on the cuff using red DMC floss. I love how this cuff turned out. This was such a fun project.....and quick too!
This project also let me try out the newest and cutest die cut machine by Sizzix, the Sophisticut! The Sophisticut cuts materials up to 3 inches wide, and it's the perfect 'fashion' accessory for your craft room. Who wouldn't love a little black purse that die cuts??? Seriously???
I love this little machine, and it packs a punch too!!
The sides open up, and your dies slip right on in, with the help of the small little cutting plates. Totally cute, I just love it!
For my project, I cut 3 layers of fabrics beautifully, and you 'sandwhich' just as you would with your regular big shot. First your cutting plate, then lay the die down on the plate, (cutting blades up), then lay down the materials you want to cut, then add your cutting plate on top. Then place the 'sandwich' into the Sophisticut, and crank it on through. :)
Here's what my cuff looks like laid flat. I started with a blue checked pattern and layered darker blues and reds, machine stitched, then added the crochet trim, and stitched that down. Then just finished with buttons.
And here is my cuff on my daughter. She was kind enough to model it for me. Isn't it sweet? I love how fun it was to create this. I already have ideas for more.
This Sizzix Blog Hop is totally spectacular! Are you ready for some really rad projects? Hop with us today to check out who has been making what with Marisa Pawelko's line of unique and snazzy Sizzix dies from The Modern Surrealist collection! Her designs will put a little sparkle and extra pizzazz into your day. With the versatile Sizzix Originals dies and the Sizzix SophistiCut Machine you can make fun and easy jewelry, add some perk to your fashion, brighten up your space with a little lively décor- and whatever other exuberant crafts you can imagine up!
Hang out with these designers, see what awesomeness they've made, leave them some love and join us back here to share what goodness there was to be had:
For this Sizzix Blog Hop featuring the Marisa Pawelko line of Sizzix products, The Modern Surrealist, Sizzix will ALSO be giving away this scandalous prize of over $150 retail value! It includes these phenomenal items: Sizzix SophistiCut Machine, Trucker Cap Mini Card, Big City, Fashion Cuff, Cheetah Overlay, Lush Lips, Sunglasses
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