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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Sizzix Mega Sale 2015 Haul

Well, it seems I was early to this party as I placed my order a week before most people knew this sale was even on.
I got my goodies on Wednesday and amazingly I got everything I ordered.
So, what did I get?
To begin with, I got two medium Originals dies. I desperately need a floral die, so opted for the Flower Layers with Leaf #2. It's an unusual looking flower but looks a lot more organic and realistic than a lot of the flower dies around.
I also liked the look of the Frame, Ornate #2. A bit smaller than I thought it would be but very 'ornate' and like the look of the sample using music paper.
The next item was one of the On The Edge dies. Now that I've worked out the best way to use these (draw a straight line across the foam using a white gel pen to line the paper or card up against!) I'm using the ones I have a lot more, so felt justified in getting another one. The one I've been coveting for a while is the Butterflight one.
I'm looking forward to trying to paper piece the butterflies onto it using patterned papers.
There were also a number of Bigz dies that I wanted but had to limit myself to just (?) four.
The first was another floral die. I went for Flower Layers #8. The die cut has crease lines along all the petals, adding more detail to them.
The next one I went for was a flourish die. I don't own a large one and liked the fact this one looked quite pretty rather than distressed. The one I went with was Classique, which is designed by Prima.
I also went for a die to complement my collection of masculine dies and stamps, namely the Fleur de Lis and Eiffel Tower die, although I suspect it's also possible to make it feminine as well.
I think this will work particularly well with my Prima paper pads.
The last of the Bigz dies in my haul box was the Arch Frame Movers and Shapers die.
I'm looking forward to using it with the smaller Movers & Shapers dies I've got. Think I might have to look at more of those in the next sale!!!
The rest of the dies I got were Framelit die sets. The first was one that will suit my obsession with sentiment stamps. This set, Tags, Sentiments will allow me to die cut them out, something I like to do a lot. There are 12 dies in the set allowing for 6 layered up tags or 12 separate ones. They work well either way.
The next was the only Christmas set that I went for. It's a set of stamps with matching dies designed with Hero Arts. The set is Ornaments #3 and has 5 dies and 5 stamps.
The last two are sets I've been coveting ever since I saw them over on Stephanie Barnard's website. They are Framelit Flip-It die set. Unlike the Movers and Shapers versions, these come with a selection of dies to allow you to create layers for the base card as well as a selection of dies for the focal area of the flip-it card.
The first of the two sets that I went for is Card, Fancy Frame Flip-Its #2.
Of course, I will now have to get the matching Framelits for the centre shape as they aren't the same as the ones I have and ideally you need a selection of sizes to properly layer up on the focal section.
The second one I got was the Card, Circle Flip-Its #2 which has a good selection of decorative circle dies including one with pricked detail. I can also use all my circle and scalloped circle dies with it.
I look forward to using them all!!!

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