With the Sizzix die cutting machines, there are thousands of fun and useful applications. These machines cut shapes from paper or fabric, and they also emboss designs into paper. You can use them to:
-Scrapbook or photo album designs and embellishments
-Handcrafted greeting cards and decorative envelopes
-Invitations & decorations for weddings, parties, events, etc.
-Frames, signs, banners, calendars, accents, and other home decor
-Customize your next holiday: Christmas ornaments, Valentine's cards, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Easter decorations, Birthday Party, Baby Shower, and Wedding/Reception embellishments
-Home decor for kitchens, living rooms, gardens, home offices, and family rooms
-Add some flair to quilts, blankets, hair pins/clips/ties, clothes, jackets, backpacks, purses or handbags
-For the kids: add a flourish to school projects, arts & crafts, dioramas, posters, etc.
-Decorative art, collages, papercrafting, and other crafts projects
Upcycle with Sizzix offers detailed instructions on how to use a Sizzix die cutting machine to create projects from recycled papers, fabrics, and other materials. Learn how to upcycle found materials in all sorts of crafty projects like collages, banners, gift-giving, and small home decor items, with a new project on nearly every page. Each project includes a detailed materials list and walks crafters through any special techniques that are needed.
Packed with photos, illustrations and ideas, Upcycle with Sizzix will have crafters creating amazing elements in no time. And by using "found materials" including music sheet paper, magazine pages, leather, aluminum, old greeting cards, wrapping paper, and lightweight cardboard packaging, they'll feel great about the green projects that are created.
The Sizzix brand is one of the best known and most respected brands in the craft industry. With products in every craft chain store as well as distribution with Stampin'UP via home parties the company is always cutting edge and timeless in the design of its products. By manufacturing tools that cut endless kinds of materials, their designs offer unlimited creative options and value no matter the consumer's creative discipline. The Sizzix design team has created popular award-winning projects in every category from jewelry to quilting and every design style from scrapbook baby-cute to Victorian fancy.
"Upcycle with Sizzix is chockfull of creative ideas to add pizazz to gift packaging, party favors, place settings, and much more, using recycled and discarded items and die-cuts. Though the book doesn't offer step-by-step techniques, it does give all the information you need to turn your cast-offs into one-of-a-kind treasures. Whether you have a Sizzix machine or not, this book offers plenty of inspiration. See what variations you can come up with to make them your own." - Cloth Paper Scissors