Monday, 6 January 2014

Sneak Peek of new Stephanie Barnard dies for Sizzix!

I'm really excited to give you a sneak peek of cards using some of the lovely new products which Stephanie Barnard is releasing at CHA, for Sizzix!

I've said in the past how much I like Stephanie's Flip-it dies, and especially her more recent ones which are Framelits, and come with loads of decorator dies... well, amongst lots of other gorgeous goodies being released are some beautiful new Framelit Flip-its shapes, like this 'Elegant Flip-its Card' (with 10 dies) below.
I love how the set includes dies for cutting the patterned paper layers either side of the centre piece - it makes for such a quick and easy card each time.

There are also some fabulous new Elegant Labels Framelits (with 7 dies) which co-ordinate perfectly with it.

For the card centre here I used some of Stephanie's new felt from The Stamps of Life, which cuts really well in any dies, including the wafer thin ones. I made the cupcake using dies from another of Stephanie's new sets for Sizzix, 'Framelits Dies Set 8pk with Stamps - Ice Cream'... so much fun!

I also have to tell you about another fabulous new set of Thinlits Border dies which are coming out... one of which I used for the pink border here.

 I also wanted to show you another card made using the same Elegant Flip-its Framelits set, but this time in a slightly different way. The front of the card looks normal, but as you open it there is an extra panel. 
I made it by first folding over the top third of a piece of card stock, and placing it (still folded) under the Framelit die with the folded over edge just inside the vertical blade, before cutting.
You may then need to trim some of the extra folded over piece, so that it fits perfectly up against the middle panel when the card is closed.
 I used some petal dies from another of Stephanie's new Sizzix sets 'Framelits Die Set 10pk with Stamps -Flowers & Tags' to decorate the front, and added some twine and bunting.

Another exciting new addition to Stephanie's Sizzix range are word dies!!!! (LOVE!!)
They come as part of three new Framelit Stand-up Card sets, and I love them all!
Here, I used 'thanks a bunch' from the 'Framelit Dies Set 19pk - Card, Elegant Stand-ups'. The word dies also come with shadows, which I didn't use here, and there are other words as well as these in the set.

And one last card for now... again using the same Elegant Flip-its Framelits set, and also the Icecream Framelits and Stamps set, mentioned above.

Well I hope I have given you a slight taste of the delicious things to come from Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix, this CHA!!


  1. oh exciting ... love these new dies can't wait for them to be released :)

  2. I love these dies, can't wait to get my hands on more.

  3. Lovely cards Helen!
    Karen A