Product highlights include newly licensed partnerships, key innovations and seamless combinations of creativity
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (January 7, 2014) – Sizzix®, a division of Ellison Education Inc., will unveil a wide variety of its spring and summer die cutting and embossing products at the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) 2014 Mega Show beginning Friday, January 10, in Anaheim, California. Sizzix will be celebrating the reveal of its newest designs for 2014, as well as its global brand initiatives, which include a host of exciting releases from its new and currently licensed designers.
“It is an exciting time for Ellison as our Sizzix brand continues to expand into new territories of creativity,” said Susan Spiegel, Ellison’s Vice President, Marketing Communications. “The Sizzix brand empowers crafters’ imaginations with our classic and breakthrough product lines that offer more creative options than ever.”
The impressive list of upcoming releases to be showcased at the 2014 Mega Show includes:
Cherished by Eileen Hull® – Now Available
Specializing in three-dimensional designs, Eileen’s primary medium is mat board, and she has turned her passion for creativity into an innovative line of dies for Sizzix known as ScoreBoards™ dies. Her current collection for Sizzix is appropriately titled, “Cherished.” This stylish assortment of die-cutting products creates a wide range of design applications for cards, scrapbook pages, favors, gift-giving and more. Her Artist Trading Blocks add a brand new dimension to the signature creativity of the Artist Trading Card with a unique squared format for decorating. Learn more about Eileen Hull.
Tim Holtz® Alterations™: February – July Release
Tim Holtz, the mixed media specialist and Creative Director for Ranger Industries, has once again collaborated with Sizzix to create more innovative die cutting and embossing products for the Tim Holtz Alterations line. His latest assortment will include more of his timeless shapes to excite his fans and two brand new product lines that are sure to inspire many imaginations. Tim’s ShadowPress™ Debossing Folders create a visual debossed sentiment to mimic the look of letterpress, while uniquely enhancing cards, tags and more. His Frameworks™ dies venture into a new realm of creativity: geometric patterns with the functionality to use all components of the cut. With Frameworks™ dies, anyone can create distinctive backgrounds with various artistic elements by using the frame cut by the die, the individual repeat shapes, or combining both for unlimited mixed-media possibilities! Learn more about Tim Holtz and connect to his blog.
Susan’s Garden™ by Susan Tierney-Cockburn™ – March Release
Here we grow again! Renowned artist and avid gardener Susan Tierney-Cockburn is back in her garden with another charming crop of products for Sizzix. Her newest arrangement of Thinlits™ dies create more realistic-looking flowers for embellishing cards, scrapbooks or any other craft project. Discover more about Susan Tierney-Cockburn.
Favorite Things by Brenda Walton™ – April Release
These are a few more of Brenda Walton’s Favorite Things! The inspired artist’s latest die cutting and embossing products are a perfect blend of the past and the present to add beauty and charm to any expression. This spectacular assortment includes designs to accentuate many different special occasions and unique purposes such as weddings, parties, birthdays, seasonal creations or just because! Learn more aboutBrenda Walton.
Life Made Simple™ by Rachael Bright for Sizzix – April Release
Who says life can’t be simple? Introducing Life Made Simple, the first ever die cutting collection for pocket pages. This assortment of 12 wafer-thin, chemically-etched Thinlits die sets allow crafters to create instant elegant scrapbook pages, personalized cards, embellished gift tags and more. And thanks to the fanciful design style of Sizzix artist, Rachel Bright, the collection offers a stylish range of themes to fit the needs of any crafter. Meet Rachel Bright.
Where Women Cook™ by Jo Packham – May Release
Wait until you see what Jo Packham and Sizzix have been cooking up! Adding more inspired ingredients to their fresh new product mix, the pair offers more culinary décor possibilities than ever. With the Where Women Cook design collection for Sizzix, anyone can complement their cooking with delicious designs to flavor party supplies, favors, gifts and much more. Get a taste of Where Women Cook.
Stephanie Barnard® – May Release
Stephanie Barnard’s die cutting, stamping and embossing line of products are highlighted by the arrival of Triplits™. These new additions to her Sizzix line of products combine the benefits of Framelits™ for perfect registration, and Thinlits™ for enhanced cutting intricacy. Triplits cut, deboss or stencil a single sheet of cardstock, paper, metallic foil or vellum. These stylish shapes can be easily mixed, matched, layered or stacked for endless combinations of creativity. Also noteworthy is the Stamper’s Secret Weapon, a double-sided stamping/piercing mat and paper piercer, allowing crafters to create cleaner stamped impressions or piercings in their projects with just one mat. Discover more fromStephanie Barnard.
Modern Surrealist™ by Marisa Pawelko – June Release
Marisa Pawelko is everything from a craft author and industry spokesperson, to a trendsetter and sought-after personality. Her award-winning designs have impacted the world’s top brands and her unique style has been featured on numerous TV shows and in magazines. Now, Marisa Pawelko brings her unique enthusiasm to Sizzix for the teen and tween crowd. Her Modern Surrealist collection is chock full of dies to create one-of-a-kind jewelry, fashion, locker art and home décor with the Sizzix SophistiCut™ Machine. Learn more about Marisa Pawelko.
1950s by Jen Long for Sizzix – June Release
Go back in time to the fabulous 50s! From the phrases of the day to the iconic shapes, this classic collection of die cutting and embossing shapes celebrates the fads and the styles of the coolest decade ever. Talented Sizzix artist, Jen Long, brings this rockin’ time back in all of its glory with the help of Sizzix steel-rule dies to cut everything from cardstock to fabric. Learn more about Jen Long.
Lori Whitlock – July Release
Lori joins the growing list of Sizzix licensed artists with impressive design credentials. Well-known for her fanciful licensed products through many prominent companies in the craft industry, Lori celebrates do-it-yourself creativity through her lovely selection of dimensional designs and embellishments for Sizzix. Each one creates inspired cards, gift items, home décor and other handmade projects. Learn more about Lori Whitlock.
Flora Grande by Prima Marketing Inc.® – July Release
As scrapbooking evolves and changes into an exciting art form, Prima, a premier pioneer in flower embellishments, offers exciting floral-themed products to craft retailers worldwide. Together with Sizzix, this progressive company introduces artisans and crafters alike to more fresh new designs for memorable scrapbook embellishments with an antique appeal. Discover the many powerful possibilities from Prima Marketing Inc.
Vintaj® Natural Brass Co. – July Release
Vintaj is the result of three passionate women’s hard work and love of design that inspired them to create a company that empowers others to create their own amazing jewelry. Past Sizzix-Vintaj collaborations have brought about incredible combinations of creativity. Crafters can look forward to three new breathtaking Framelits sets to enhance their Vintaj bezels for unforgettable personalized projects. Learn more about Vintaj.
Echo Park Paper Co. – August Release
Taking their name from the location of the early Hollywood studios, the Echo Park Paper Company offers a unique, timeless approach to style, form and format. Their new and existing paper lines depict a wide range of bright and playful images with subtle sophistication. With this release, Sizzix will be able to transform more of Echo Park’s most popular designs into dies, including die cutting, embossing and stamping products to reinvent all things vintage. Experience Echo Park.
Jillibean Soup™ & KI Memories® for Hampton Art™ – August Release
Teaming up with Hampton Art, Inc., a leading stamp and stamp accessory manufacturer for over 20 years, Jillibean Soup and KI Memories offer crafters two distinctive creative brands. Jillibean Soup creates products to whimsically suit any taste or time. With a sleek modern style, KI Memories designs decorative papers, stickers, stamps, embellishments and albums for scrapbook enthusiasts worldwide. Now both brands partner with Sizzix for a truly magical collection of dies, stamps and embossing folders. Learn more about Jillibean Soup & KI Memories.
Launched in 2001, Sizzix is a division of Ellison Educational Equipment Inc., the market pioneer and leader of die cutting machines and accessories. Through its portfolio of die cutting machines and die cutting products, Sizzix leverages Ellison’s 36 years of proven manufacturing and technology heritage to empower creativity among its customer base with new and innovative products. Sizzix is a recognized global brand that can be found in over 100 countries and in major and specialty retailers. For more information on Sizzix and its line of craft-inspiring products, please visit www.Sizzix.com/home.
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