Guest Blogger for Sizzix

Today it’s my pleasure to be Guest Blogger on the Sizzix blog! I’ve been using Sizzix dies for nearly a decade, and it was a thrill to be asked. The hard part came in choosing which dies to use… in the end I used eight different dies with my Vagabond machine to create this accordion flip album. It folds flat for mailing/storage, but I like it like this, upright on a shelf.  It’s tough to photograph a flip album, but I have loads up close-up shots over on the Sizzix site.

I used a 6X6 pack of Basic Grey Serenade papers from Eclectic Paperie to diecut the individual pages. I love using those paper pads for projects like this, not just because everything coordinates so well, but also because the small pad has patterned papers that have been scaled to size for a smaller surface. It wouldn’t be the same to cut a large piece of patterned paper to fit these small (roughly 3″ in diameter) pages.

Here’s a close up of the six pages:

I used loads of Tim Holtz’s Idea-ology, made custom embellishments for five of the six pages, embossed, layered, punched, and of course… used my Sizzix dies!

I’ve shared lots more photos including the how-to’s over on the Sizzix blog… I’d so appreciate your popping over there to leave a comment and let them know you saw my project.

And if you’re on Facebook, please ‘like’ my page and add me to your Interest Lists to see when my blog is updated.

As my U.K. friends say, mahoosive thanks!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


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  2. How fantastic Marjie and what an amazing job you did!!!

  3. Congrats on your quest spot with Sizzix. I read the post over at Sizzix last week but am only now getting around to your blog. Your project was lovely and showed great versatility with using their dies. Well done!!

  4. What a beautiful, UNIQUE project, Marjie!!. I LOVE the little pages you’d added into the accordion frame. I LOVE LOVE reading & seeing you published with all your creations!. I’m just glad I could comment today, there were days I can’t leave any :P. HUGS.

  5. You have written an incredible website.

  6. This is so amazing!

  7. Marjie, congratulations are in order once again.
    As your friend Kathy states above “this is your year” and as I say, it is because you make it happen. It is incredible to see someone with your talent being recognised by so many companies (and publications).
    Outstanding use of the dies. Sizzix are so lucky to have you be a Guest Artist for them, showcasing their dies in such a creative manner.

  8. Fabulous!

  9. How fantastic to be a guest on the Sizzix blog x this is an amazing project with so much going on. Brilliant make.
    Like you Marjie I love Sizzix dies.
    TFS and will certainly pop over and comment
    Annie x

  10. SOOOOOOOOO cool

  11. Really an artistic masterpiece, I’m fascinated!
    Hugs Anja

  12. Wow, this is brilliant!

  13. This is beautiful! Lve the colour scheme…congratulations! Trace x

  14. Congrats, Marjie, on the honor of being a guest blogger at Sizzix. Your project rocks! I absolutely love both the design and the wonderful shabby feel to the pages. And how cool that it all folds flat. Super piece of work!

  15. This is a fabulous set of cards! You did an awesome job! Congrats on guest designing! What a great die. Fun!!

  16. Lynn Stevens says:

    How Kewl Marjie. What an awesome piece you did for Sizzix. A BIG CONGRATS on all your accomplishments!
    Hugs Lynn

  17. cute little album! Great idea and I love those papers.

  18. Congrats!! That is AWESOME!!!! I loveeeeeeeeee your project!!! So GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors!!

  19. I took a look at the Sizzix blog first….amazing! You made a complicated project look do-able. Congrats on being a guest designer, nice to see your incredible talent recognized. Best to you. Love this project!

  20. Holy crap Marjie! You are so full of awesomeness!! I’m happy that you are all over over the place. How do you do it?? You go Marjie, you always rocked in my book! Enjoy your Journey!!

  21. This is fabulous Marjie! I love it!

  22. Sizzix knows who to ask! Hope to see you again on their blog! You made a wonderful project with their dies!! Love all the different papers you used but yet kept a clean design!

  23. I agree with Kathy!!! It’s awesome to see you showcased at Sizzix! Kudos! I love your book! Fab die and design!

  24. Me again – I wanted to leave this message on the Sizzix site but comment moderation wouldn’t let me in.
    Oh my this is such a wonderful album, beautiful designed and brilliantly executed. TFS.
    Just so as you know I went over as I promised.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  25. This is beautiful Marjie, I love the colours and designs. Off to see it on the Sizzix site.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  26. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    This is your year, kiddo! Seems like I find you popping up in all kinds of wonderful places, and it always makes me so happy! Honestly, your gift is making room for you, and I am excited to see where this journey will lead you and your massive talent. I was struggling with a canvas today (I’ve only done a few) and I was wishing that either you or Anita was here to give me some creative direction. I’ve set it aside and will see what it looks like tomorrow.
    As for this little gem….I love it! So playful, but meaningful, too. Interactive art. Does it get any better than that?

  27. Hi Marjie. Wow what an exciting time you are having! Next stop world domination methinks!! Love this project for Sizzix – you’ve clearly put so much thought and effort into creating something very special. Looking forward to see what you are up to next. Hugs, Jenny x

  28. Congratulations on being a Guest Designer – your creation is outstanding. Love it.

  29. Congratulations on being a Guest Blogger for Sizzix Marjie. Your album is fabulous, great design and all the elements work together so well. I love it! Hugs, Anne x

  30. How exciting to be a guestdesigner for Sizzix!! This is project is stunning! Love all the pages! Very soft colors, so different from your usual bright colorish style:). Hugs, Sandra

  31. Wonderful project Marjie! I have to check out that flip book die.

  32. Congrats Marjie! Gorgeous artwork! x

  33. Marjie that is just GORGEOUS! Love it. Congrats you so deserve it. Your work is beautiful and very inspirational. Thanx so much for sharing your beautiful creations and for all of the inspiration! Think I am going to also be having a little ‘tim’ time with my sizzix very soon 😉

  34. *squeal* So very happy for you. Your design is so gorgeous and inspirational. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  35. Such fabulous news – you’re just going from strength to strength (and SO well deserved!) Big hug etc…

  36. Beverly S says:

    Such creativity in the way you combined different elements to make a fabulous card!

  37. So fabulous! Left a comment over at Sizzix too. This is just gorgeous and your instructions on the Sizzix blog are so clear. Great photos too!! YAY!

  38. Love this!!!!! And I guess I need that die :-))

  39. Beautiful Marjie. Wha a good start in the new year.
    lovely greet marja

  40. Really, really awesome Marjie! Love the choice of paper, it coordinates so well! I need to get that die, too…lol..

  41. Absolutely fabulous, Marjie!!

  42. Congratulations, Marjie! This is fabulous and what a way to start 2013! WooHoo!

  43. Wow, you did so well on this creation Marjie…great!!!
    greetings, Alie 🙂

  44. You’re on a roll!!! Two big kudos in one week!

  45. Wow!! That looks amazing!

  46. What an awesome card, Marjie! I love all that you’ve done with it, so much to see! I’m headed over to Sizzix now!

  47. I have this die and haven’t even used it yet, what inspiration you give me. Thanks so much Marjie, your card has so many wonderful elements.

  48. Big Congrats on the guest blogger gig Marjie! I love this mini album, it’s perfect!!!

  49. Love this flip book Marjie. I too adore it standing on a shelf. Hopping over to Sissix now for more pics. xox

  50. fabulous!!Love Sizzix too!!!