Premier DIY brand showcases its 2018 maker innovations at Creativation
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2018) – Sizzix®, the crafts division of Ellison Educational Equipment, Inc., presents its newest imaginative die-cutting, embossing and stamping products at Creativation, the premier education and trade show event for the creative arts industry from the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI).
Buoyed by exiting giveaways and special appearances by licensed designers such as Tim Holtz®, David Tutera™, Stephanie Barnard® and more, Sizzix revealed an array of stunning new products at booth #1145, January 18-22 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.
“We are so excited to give the maker movement what they’ve been asking for,” said Kristin Highberg, CEO of Ellison/Sizzix. “Our collections continue to hit on today’s top trends with countless applications for today’s creative lifestyle across a wide spectrum of categories.”
The impressive list of 2018 product collections revealed at the show includes:
Side-Order™ Sets – February release
Want some Side-Order sets to go along with the Sizzix SidekickÒ? You’ve come to the right place! Introducing all-new product bundles made to support the new Tim Holtz Sidekick Machine (available now). Each Side-Order set combines Tim’s Alterations Thinlits dies with a Texture Fades Embossing Folder to inspire and enhance creativity for any Sidekick project.
Tim Holtz – February release
Creative adventures await! Tim Holtz’s newest mixed-media designs are ready to inspire your next project, including Shadow Script #1 to make a fun, versatile font with a unique shadow and many applications, as well as stacked shapes that offer a variety of sizes for essential embellishments.
Cards That Wow by Stephanie Barnard – February release
For cards that wow now, the Stephanie Barnard collection is sure to inspire innovative cardmaking for any occasion. Choose from a variety of fun formats—including new Edgelits™ dies to add stylish decorative edges to your cards and mini books—and you’ll always be at the cutting edge of creativity!
Tim Holtz – March release
Build on to your creativity with Tim Holtz! Tim’s latest collection features everything from a Cutout Upper die to create a fun uppercase font to more Shadow Script sentiments to enhancements to his Village collection, including easy-to-cut doors, windows, shutters, awnings and more.
Surfaces and Adhesives – March release
Materials can make all the difference. And Sizzix has plenty of new difference makers—from Metallic Marble Adhesive Sheets and Watercolor Wash Adhesive Sheets to Thermoplastic Sheets for moldable creations with your Sizzix chemically etched, wafer-thin dies, steel-rule dies and embossing folders. There’s even Foam Adhesive Sheets for making space for sequins in shaker cards to moldable creations with your Sizzix chemically etched dies, steel-rule dies and embossing folders.
Celebrations by David Tutera – March release
Pick the prettiest flowers! The Celebrations collection by David Tutera is bursting with beautiful new flowers in many refreshing varieties. Follow the cut-on-the-fold technique to make larger flowers for fun personalized arrangements to enhance home décor, weddings, parties and more.
Thinlits™ w/Textured Impressions™ Combos by Sizzix Designers – March release
Some things just go together. Like the combination of a Thinlits die set with a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This perfect creative pairing offers on-trend greeting sentiments for many fun occasions. Transform cardstock, paper, metallic foil or vellum into unforgettable cardmaking creations with contemporary shapes, sentiments and embossed backgrounds.
Framelits™ w/Stamps by Sizzix Designers – March release
Stamp. Cut. Make! Here come all-new Framelits w/Stamps sets to cut right up to edge of stamped images for perfect registration. Stack and layer shapes to add dimension. Whether it’s with paper, cardstock or vellum, these dies and stamps create inspired images to celebrate our most favorite moments!
Plastic Storage Envelopes w/Magnetic Sheets – March release
More fun. Less mess. Now you can easily organize and store your Framelits and Thinlits dies onto perfectly-sized Magnetic Sheets with their matching stamps also stored on the PVC backing. Place them in accompanying see-through storage envelopes to easily find at a glance.
Bloom & Blossom by Lindsey Serata – April release
Make it springtime anytime! The Bloom & Blossom die-cutting, stamping and embossing collection by Lindsey Serata puts the focus on flowers for everyday creativity. From cards and boxes to perfectly stamped die-cuts and coordinating cardstock to challenge your imagination, you’ll grow more inspired with all the pretty possibilities.
Let’s Celebrate by Katelyn Lizardi – April release
The party starts here! Let’s Celebrate by Katelyn Lizardi makes any celebration come alive with some of our most party-perfect die-cutting and stamping designs. Continuing our intricate flip and fold technology for interactive projects, the collection offers everything from incredible invitations to sure-fire favorites like party décor, boxes and more.
Tim Holtz – April release
Freshly-made inspiration is here! Tim Holtz presents more mixed-media designs to inspire endless creativity. His newest additions include more fun and versatile Shadow Script sentiments, a Cutout Lower die to match his previous Cutout Upper die to classic die-cutting designs for tickets, seashells, stacked shapes and more!
More Cards That Wow by Stephanie Barnard – May release
Here they come again—more cards that wow! Stephanie Barnard has done it again with more innovative designs to dazzle you, including her newest on-the-fold cards in fun new styles, as well as a Generic Drop-ins die to turn any shape into a pop-up with any 3-D Drop-ins card base.
Tim Holtz – May release
Tim Holtz is back with his newest mixed-media masterpieces for Sizzix. Make a memorable impression with must-see 3-D embossing folders that create our highest texture definition, detail and dimension, as well as 3-D Impresslits dies to cut and emboss in 3-D at the same time for truly magical embellishments.
Tropicool Vibes by Lynda Kanase – May release
Swing into the jungle Sizzix style! Welcome to an all-new die-cutting and stamping collection by Lunda Kanase that captures the fun foliage, whimsical characters and punny sentiments of jungle life. Create adventurous cards, boxes, banners, embellishments and even a cardstock pad made to match your wild side!
Multi-Tool Starter Kit – May release
The right job needs the right tool. The Sizzix Multi-Tool Starter Kit is a dual handle set that features an all-purpose handle that works with hard materials and a precision handle that works with delicate materials for more intricate techniques. Oh, and there’s plenty of interchangeable heads still to come!
Made with Love by Lori Whitlock – June release
It’s a giving thing! The Made with Love collection by Lori Whitlock generously captures all the beautiful, heartfelt details for celebrations, gift-giving, party planning and more. With Lori’s joyful designs, it’s perfectly easy to personalize adorable boxes, bags, tags and cards that are sure to delight any recipient.
Book Club – Chapter 2 by Eileen Hull® – June release
Turn the page to creativity! Book Club – Chapter 2 by Eileen Hull continues Eileen’s popular collection of bookbinding and journaling designs. Experience a stylish selection of dies to embellish the new Wrapped Journal, as well as Journaling Cards to create as positive or negative die-cuts for more creative possibilities.
Celebrating Life by Luisa Elena Guillén-K. – June release
Make every day special! The Celebrating Life die-cutting and embossing collection by Luisa Elena Guillén-K. picks up where her previous collection left off with all-new sentiments and designs. Celebrate even more with steel-rule dies in fun themes for gift-giving, party décor and travel and large-scale embossing for bigger, bolder impressions.
DIY Kits – July release
Pre-cut for your creative convenience, our DIY Kits feature everything you need to put together your own creative masterpiece. Whether it’s a Mini Album, Mini Cards or Traveler’s Notebook Embellishments, all the pieces are here to make it easier than ever to be uniquely creative!
Envelope Liners by Katelyn Lizardi – July release
Ready to push the creative envelope? Sizzix Envelope Liners by Katelyn Lizardi let you create custom envelope liners for the perfect finishing touches to your messaging. From peek-a-boo greetings and DIY confetti to fun sentiments and accents to embellish A2 and A7 Kraft envelopes, this collection delivers!
Bigz™ by Sizzix Designers – July release
Bigz are better than ever! Our newest selection of 2-D and 3-D designs offer popular home décor and party themes to cut everything from cardstock to fabric. From a beautiful Barrel Cactus and trending Emojis to a charming Llama and DIY Washi Tape Box, this collection is a Bigz deal!
Elegant Embossing by Sizzix Designers – July release
Tantalized by texture? Our Elegant Embossing collection features all-new 3-D Embossing Folders for our most vivid, all-over natural patterns yet. Plus, our new Impresslits™ cut and emboss in just one step and are perfect for shaker cards with most including a sentiment and/or sequins die to match the folder theme.
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