January has been a busy month here at Sizzix. This year we took to both Creativeworld in Frankfurt (Germany) and Creativation in Phoenix (Arizona). Both exhibitions are some of the biggest in the creative industry attracting visitors from all over the globe!
We have exhibited at both shows for a number of years. This year saw a wonderful pastel themed lifestyle stand in both exhibitions which heavily featured the on-trend colours for 2019.
The stands featured a range of fantastic handmade projects made from our latest Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 die collections, which were created by our talented design team. The projects included something for everybody from unique flower bouquets to the cutest of baby blankets. This allowed us to showcase the versatility of our products and the creative opportunities they hold!
Each stand was made of a number of areas including a kitchen/diner, bedroom, children’s bedroom, outside living area and demonstration area. Visitors were able to get creative and create their own mini project using the Sizzix product range. You can see each stand below.
The Creativeworld stand adopted a pastel colour pallet with tones of orange and pink throughout. The stand combined traditional household items with a modern design.
The dining area contained a dining table decorated with unique household items, including contemporary stencilled crockery using the Tropical Leaf (663360) and Wildflower Stems #1 (664163) dies. The plates were completed with beautifully embellished cake boxes made from the Bomboniere (662631) Bigz Plus die from the essentials range. These boxes are enough to brighten up any table. The kitchen featured a variety of projects from bohemian styled tiles to flourished flowers that will last forever which used our Chapter 1 Poppy die (663353).
The children’s room was fit for a princess with modern handcrafted items that add a special touch to any child’s bedroom. The room included a unique storage box suitable to hold small toys which was embellished using the Chapter 1 Lace Heart Thinlits die (663582). The fantastic wall hanging featured the Chapter 1 Dinosaur die (663333) and Asian Flower from the Essentials range. Find out how to make the wall hanging here.
The bedroom featured on trend household items from handmade cushions to fairy lights, each of the items can be tailored to be integrated into any space. Highlights from the room included the elegantly stencilled lamp, which was created using the Chapter 1 Cutout Blossoms die (664161) and the upcycled drawers which were brought to life using the Chapter 1 Creative Backgrounds die (663482).
The Creativation stand was very similar to the Creativeworld stand and featured tones of teal and green present throughout, with eye-catching contemporary designs.
The desk area was a perfect space with combined organisation with creativity. The area included everything from a hand decorated pen holder using the Chapter 1 Wildflower Stems #2 die (664164) to tropical framed images using the Chapter 2 Jungle Shadow Box die (663595).
The children’s play area featured many unique projects that are perfectly suited to a child’s area. The handmade projects in this area included a sloth bookmark which was made using the Chapter 2 Sloth die (663596) and a fairy bag which used the Chapter 1 Fairy Moon die (663369). These projects are also a great way to get children involved in crafting.
The kitchen area contained a variety of projects which incorporate everyday household items which had been creatively decorated. The items included personalised storage solutions for staple food items such as pasta, rice and flour. The jars were embellished using the Chapter 2 Corners & Labels die (663592) and the Chapter 1 Pop Art Lowercase letters die (663311) which can be utilised to make almost anything personalised.
A new addition to our Creativeworld and Creativation stands this year was the My Life Handmade (MLH) room, which showcased a brand-new look and product range for the Ellison brand. MLH comprises of three collections – Note, Make and Home. The brand embraces mindfulness, relaxation and creativity with a wholisitc approach to daily living.
The products featured in the exhibition include the elegant Pencil Set, the stylish Macramé Kit and magical Fairy Lights. The MLH products feature contemporary designs made from high-quality materials that have been sustainably sourced. Find out more about MLH here.