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Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK w/ Stamp Dragonflies Box

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

I love springtime! It revitalizes me and helps my creative juices flowing. Having such beautiful weather inspired this little gift box using Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK w/ Stamp Dragonflies ( item seen HERE).














Project recipe:

657579-Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK w/ Stamp Dragonflies

656600-Sizzix Bigz Pro Die – Box, Tall with Scallop Flap (used with the Big Shot Pro Machine)

FEPAD044-First Edition is Spring Drop 12×12 paper pad

202- 1/4″ Scor-Tape


Black ink pad

This project doesn’t even need explaining it was so easy! The Framelits make stamping the die and cutting it out a breeze! There is a back ground die and the die that fits the stamp. Anyone can do this! This project literally took me about a half hour from start to finish.

This box is a perfect little gift!

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!




Nestabilities, Framelits and Nesting Dies Comparison

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

I would like to give you a heads up on some of the differences and similarities between Spellbinders Nestabilities, Sizzix Framelits and Quickutz Nesting Dies. I will start by pointing out some of their differences.

Spellbinders Nestabilities- There are 6-7 dies per set. The difference between die template sizes within a Spellbinders Nestabilities set is 1/2 inch, which becomes a 1/4″ border when layering. The difference between large and small Nestabilities sets is 1/4″. Combining both the large and small sets of Nestabilities will allow for 1/8″ borders when layering.  This is nice because you have consistent measurements between layers.

They are the only die that can cut and have the capability to emboss. Many of the Nestabilities coordinate with many stamp manufacturers stamp sets such as Heartfelt Creations, JustRite Stampers and Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Sizzix Framelits- New from Sizzix this year, you receive 4-5 per set of wafer thin dies that allow crafters to cut exactly what they see with nothing to obscure perfect print registration. There is no capability to emboss, however, some sets include coordinating stamps! These are fun!

Quickutz Nesting Dies- Also known as Cookie Cutter Dies, sets can include anywhere from 4-22 dies per set! Because they are a bit thinner than the other manufacturer dies, they are able to fit more per package! They do not have the capability to emboss.

The similarities are; they are all wafer thin metal dies that allow you to see where you are placing your die, so you can easily cut photos, patterned paper, stamped images, etc.

All have the capability to layer, make windows or frames and stencil. All can be used in the Grand Calibur, Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Big Shot Pro, Big Kick and Vagabond machines as well as the Epic Six Tool!

Another great thing they have in common… all take up very little storage space, unlike bulky punches!

Well, there you have it! They are all great products and you will find a variety of shapes with each manufacturer! They will hold up cut after cut for many years to come!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!




New Framelits Dies from Sizzix!

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Oh goodness, I feel so bad! I didn’t realize that I didn’t include Sizzix in my CHA blogs! If you’ve seen my picture, you know that I am blond (getting darker as I get older, but still blond) and I guess that I had another “blond moment”! My apologies to Sizzix because they have some great new Framelits and Framelitz Die Sets with Stamps!

The Framelits Dies come in sets ranging from 4-8 pieces per set.  These wafer-thin chemical-etched die sets feature the perfect print registration without interference from any ridges at the edge of the die opening. Plus, they are excellent for clearly cropping photos and cutting windows in cards, bags, boxes and scrapbook pages. Designed to cut a single sheet of cardstock, paper, metallic foil or vellum, these dies also make great stencils and are perfect for layering to produce a 3-D effect.

The Framelits Dies are compatible with the BIGkick, Big Shot and Vagabond machines (used with a pair of Cutting Pads and the machine’s included Platform; when using the Essentials Platform or Solo Platform & Shim, the Extended Adapter or Solo Adapter is required). All items sold separately.

As for the Framelitz Die Set w/Stamp, there’s no need to search for just the right sentiment or embellishment to complement your next cardmaking, scrapbooking or paper crafting challenge! It is all included! Now that’s a great deal!

I took some photos of their beautiful displays at CHA. You should be able to get some ideas from these!

There you have it! I love the garland and wreath! Gives me some decorating ideas to start now for the holidays!

Here is a video as well to see what they look like:

And here is another video by Sizzix

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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