Freebie Friday – Sizzix

Sizzix Birthday Card by Jen Walker for Scrapbook Expo

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker


Happy Friday Everyone! Today is a very exciting day in our house for two reasons. The first reason is because it is a long weekend here in Canada and I am taking off all three days! Yay! The second reason I am excited is because my sister and her family will be in town visiting. It is always a ton of fun to get to hang out with my sister and our kids have a wonderful time together as well.  Bring on the family time!

This week’s projects were created using Sizzix products. I had a blast using their amazing products.

Sizzix Products


Over the last month I have needed birthday cards for both my niece and my dad’s birthdays so the Happy Birthday Step-Ups, the Banners and the Flowers and Dots set were perfect! I really enjoyed using the Big Shot (and the precision base plate) for both die cutting and embossing. Love it and the pink cutting pads! Oh, and that book .. ‘Sizzix Idea Book – Upcycle with Sizzix‘ has so many wonderful ideas. I took a photo of one of my favourite ideas from the book. These ‘Game On’ gift boxes are fabulous. I have a few board games that I would love to use for this type of project.

Upcycle with Sizzix Project


I started off by creating the birthday step-up card. I decided to make this card all about the birthday wishes and the presents.

Sizzix Birthday Card by Jen Walker for Scrapbook Expo


The next card I created is a simple birthday card with a fun pink cupcake.

Sizzix Cupcake Birthday card by Jen Walker for Scrapbook Expo


The next card was created using the banner #2 dies. There are so many occasions where you would use a banner to celebrate. The sentiment comes from the Happy Birthday Step-Ups set.

Sizzix You're Awesome card by Jen Walker for Scrapbook Expo


The last card I created used the Flowers and Dots set by Stephanie Barnard. I absolutely love the skinny embossing folders. I chose to use the flowers folder along the top and then emboss the sentiment and a stamped flower below.

Sizzix Thank You card by Jen Walker for Scrapbook Expo


Friends of Scrapbook Expo


Now that you have seen all the fun that I had using a collection of products from Sizzix, would you be interested in winning some for yourself? Sizzix would like to give one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend a copy of the Upcycle with Sizzix book along with a $25 gift card.

Upcycle with Sizzix Book


Learn more about Sizzix here:

For your chance to win an amazing prize pack from our friends at Sizzix, leave a comment on this blog post telling us a Sizzix product you are loving right now! The giveaway runs until 6pm EST on Thursday, May 21st.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by us, the Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for two sets of two entrance passes to the show floor at a 2015 Scrapbook Expo of the winner’s choice.

The winners are: Diane Plotz and Bev.

SBE Tickets Diane Plotz


SBE Tickets Bev


Congratulations Diane and Bev! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘SBE Tickets Winner’ in the subject line.

Remember, if you would like to be entered in this week’s giveaway for the Upcycle with Sizzix book and a $25 gift card, leave a comment on this post telling us a Sizzix product you are loving right now.

Thanks for joining me this week and I hope you have a fabulous weekend! See you next week! Until then, have fun getting creative.

If you are looking to be inspired, join us on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

Don’t forget to visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

~ Jen

138 thoughts on “Freebie Friday – Sizzix

  1. Annabeth Robin says:

    My favorite Sizzix product has got to be the Big Shot. And I think my next favorite are the skinny embossing folders from Stephanie Barnard.

  2. Julie valenzuela says:

    I love the New Sizzix flowers and dots set. Going to use it to make my cards swaps for my card club this month!!!!

  3. Tammy says:

    I love the Happy Birthday Step-Ups. Love to win more Sizzix products, it’s fun to create cards with them!

  4. Joyce Irvin says:

    I just bought the magnetic board for my skinny metal die cuts. Looking forward to using it this weekend!

  5. Pamela Flumerfelt says:

    I love my new Sizzix BigKick. What an awesome product. I not only use it for card making and scrapbooking but also for the jewelry I make from the Vintaj line. Excellent!

  6. Sandi B says:

    I just bought the new Tim Holtz thinlits scribbles and splat. Love this new die set and can’t wait to use it on layouts and cards. Love my big shot and the ease of using it. Great machine for scrapbooking and cardmaking.

  7. Monique Huygen says:

    I’ve been experimenting with stair step cards, making them manually, with quite a bit of trail and error. Having a die with make it easier for standard sized cards. Is there any way to adapt it for different size steps or steps in different locations on the card? Would love to have the die and find out 🙂

  8. Binnie says:

    I love the magnetic platform for my thin metal dies . It keeps them from slipping so I get perfect cuts.

  9. elizabeth says:

    I have one of the old sizzix and love using it to make some of my own die cuts for my scrapbooks. I would love to own one of the newer ones since it is easier to find dies to go with it and more designs to use.

  10. Paula says:

    I recently made a side step birthday card for my son using my Sizzix big shot and Sizzix candle die cuts.

  11. Kathy Cortopassi says:

    I still have the original red sizzix. Still love it, I fact my daughter now uses it too!

  12. Jenelle Reyes says:

    I love my Big Shot and my new favorite is the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK – Flower, Sunflower by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. I just love Sunflowers and this die set by Susan and Sizzix is amazing!

  13. char says:

    I would love to have my own sizzix products. My friend gave a card and I fell in love. I would love to win-

  14. Connie Pena says:

    I absolutely love the new think it fairy die it is beautiful.I also love the new happy birthday and thank you dies so elegant.

  15. Denise Bryant says:

    Love this fun card! I have used a friend’s Big Shot and I loved it! I am hoping to get one of my own!

  16. Laurie Black says:

    I love the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 23PK – Floral Wreath set, so many great elements for card making.

  17. Kathleen Christen says:

    I love to use my Sizzix Frog w?Flower and my Music notes, but I think I am loving the Banners on theYou Are Awesome card! So cute!

  18. Robin Bennett says:

    I love the colored acrylic plates. No more wasted time searching!! I have the purple ones, of course!!!!

  19. Heidi Farsi says:

    I can’t think of just one product, I get so many great ideas for card making from these products and the diecut alphabet letters I have been using for over a decade!

  20. Kelle Nolan says:

    Love the Big Shot and my old faithful original Sizzix die machine! I am a little old school but love all the new too!

  21. Carol Walkling says:

    I’ve used Sizzix products at crops and loved them so I am currently saving to get the beautiful Teal Big Shot.

  22. Shari Shuster says:

    I love everything Sizzix but have been using my card dies the most lately…especially the Triple Circle Flip-Its. Planning to attend my first Expo in Kansas City in July and can’t wait to see what Sizzix has that I haven’t seen or already purchased!

  23. sneha says:

    HI, I have never used any sizzix product but have a lot from my peers. I am new to die and cutting machines and I m interested in getting Sizzix bigshot die and cutting machine. Thanks love you r work

  24. Dezaroimpreus says:

    HI, I have never used any sizzix product but have a lot from my peers. I am new to die and cutting machines and I m interested in getting Sizzix bigshot die and cutting machine. Thanks love you r work.

  25. Sofie Nørgaard says:

    I love the triplits, i can’t point at and specific, i just love the concepts and the endless posibilities 🙂

  26. Regina Furman says:

    Two new favorites from Sizzix… the precision base plate and the magnetic platform! Thanks for sharing your cards and for the giveaway!

  27. liz greene says:

    I love the sizzix big shot I purchased from create and craft. I got only a few dies but would love to have more to create more beautiful layouts.

  28. Carla Hundley says:

    Sizzix has such great products
    and I really like the Sizzix Big
    Shot Machine Only (Powder
    Blue & Teal)!
    Carla from Utah

  29. Phyllis Damon says:

    Just got thur donating my 1st Orginal Sizzix machine & dies to the local Senior Center so they my have a hand @ making cards. I’ even updated MY BIG SHOT TOO. REALLY ENJOY ALL THE NEW thinlits dies.

  30. Carla says:

    I love the Sissix Thinlit dies pack use every one of them searching new ideas and tips love the blog hoping to win. Dreaming of going to the ScrapExpo someday….

  31. M. M. Shevczik says:

    Hey. I bought my first big shot last week. I love the framelits because i can cut skin and a lot of types of material and embossing is perfect too. I use it for mixing scrapbooking and bookbinding together and these two techniques are pretty awesome. Im planning to buy profi bog shot!

  32. Jan G says:

    I love my Texture Boutique. I don’t do the die cutting so it is perfect for me. And, I just watched a video on using ink on the folders, so I cant wait to try that!

  33. Celeste Lombas says:

    I just bought a Big Shot and some dies from The Stamps of life…. I am so loving it so far. I cant’ wait to learn more and get more dies…. The gift card would come in real handy.

  34. Tina Todd says:

    My favorite Sizzix product is the Bigshot, has been for years. So versitile and love all the products that go with!

  35. barb macaskill says:

    I am obsessing over the Tiny Tattered Florals dies right now! Cannot wait to get my hands on them!!!! Would love to win the book and GC so I can get them sooner than later! Thanks for the chance!

  36. marylouh says:

    I have the Sizzix and the mini Sizzix and the Vagabond. I recently purchased the large platform Sizzix so I could really put this book to good use. I have a couple dies picked out (they are Out-of-stock right now) so I’d be ready to spend it.
    thanks for the chance.

  37. Shari Fisher says:

    I love my sizzix big kick! I’ve used others like the cricut but nothing compares to my big kick.

  38. Reymie says:

    So ordering the Birthday step-up. Can’t wait to use it to make my granddaughter’s birthday card. She is going to love it!!!

  39. Renee says:

    I enjoy using the dies. I am taking a Sizzux class in June at a scrapbook conference in Arlington. Hope to learn lots of new techniques.

  40. rosemarie c says:

    My favorite is the magnetic platform for the Big Shot. That product makes die cutting so much simpler! Thanks for the chance to win more awesomeness from Sizzix.

  41. Cheryle Livermon says:

    I have tried the Bigshot and love it. Have had another brand for a very long time and do love the fact that if I can get a Bigshot I will not have to replace all my dies. Can’t wait to go to the Scrapbook Expo in Chantilly, VA this year!

  42. Kim Kemmsies says:

    Even though I have a Big Shot, I still use my textured boutique for straight embossing. The purse is so cute!

  43. Kristin T. says:

    I am loving the embossing folders and since I have been “collecting” them for a few years I have a big stash now!

  44. Katina Hronas says:

    Right now I’m using Tim Holtz’s Umbrella Man to make a special project. Love all his dies and I’m beyond happy that he continues to design for you year after year!

  45. Katherine Buchanan says:

    I have never used any of the die cutting machines, YET. Hope to try them out at the Mega Make n Take at San Diego SBE.

  46. Melodee says:

    I love my Big Shot Express I use it on every scrapbook page I make. I don’t know how many Sizzix dies I have… tons; but, know I have 37 Sizzix alphabets & 2 more on the way. Yes, I think it is my first addiction. 🙂

  47. Camille P. says:

    I love using the Sizzix “Big Shot” and the Decorative Label Set #4. I can make specialty labels for scrapbooking, gift tags for family and friends or embellishments that POP on presentations or handmade cards. It is so versatile and great to have in my craft retinue!

  48. Pamela Winton says:

    I love my Sizzix embossing folders, they make all my projects look so unique and I think they just add that special something. My favourites right now are the brick and wood look ones, they really help with the manly look that is sometimes hard to achieve with handmade cards!

  49. Carina says:

    The Big Shot is a remarkable machine! So versatile, I am not a professional and I haven’t used it as much as I would like to, but omg I love it!

  50. Laurie says:

    I am loving the Sizzix embossing folders. I made 5 graduation cards for my students who are graduating from high school.

  51. Vicky says:

    I keep looking at all the lovely things that can be created with the Sizzix. Hard to pick just one item.

  52. Sophia Marx says:

    Right now I’m loving the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 16PK – Card, Birthday Pop-Up die. I’m so excited each time I make a pop-up card. I love the step up card above. I think I may have to get that birthday step up die ASAP. Great ideas in this post. I’m going to try them tomorrow! I love my Big Shot and all my Sizzix dies, framelits, and especially my embossing envelopes. I can’t get enough!! !

  53. Amy Bagnall says:

    I love using the XL die that makes an airplane card. My brother is a pilot and his little boy loves everything aviation related!

  54. Chris A says:

    I love the Birthday card…It is so dang happy. Happy is good!! Thanks for any opportunity to win… I love your dies –amazing amazing projects can be had!!

  55. Deena Morris says:

    I love my Big Shot and using my magnetic platform – makes it so much easier to keep things in place.
    Great giveaway! Thank you! Have a great weekend 🙂

  56. RAMONA MYRAH says:

    I have several Sizzix dies – flowers, flourishes and many more. If its Sizzix I know its good.

  57. Michelle Cooke says:

    I bought a big shot about a month ago and have been using my sizzix flower dies for everything since!

  58. Connie Pena says:

    I love the new thin lit fairy! She is just gorgeous ! I purchased her at the Puyallup Expo asking with Several other sizzix dies.

  59. Charlene Thompson says:

    I love using my sizzix dies at Christmas time….my favorite is the Christmas tree:) I looks really cool decorated with garland & buttons! I have also been having fun making tattered flowers for spring/summer

  60. Stephania N says:

    I have a few Sizzix dies and love them all. They’ve never given me any problems and turn out so cute!

  61. Marilyn Drumgool says:

    I have the original Sizzix machine and lots of dies. Sure would like to get some of the newer ones.

  62. Mary Holmes says:

    I use my sizzex big shot and many dies everyday. I would be lost without it. It is the main item on my craft table.

  63. Jaime Weait says:

    I don’t have any sizzix, but would love some. I recently had to quit going to my weekly crop due to finances, and I would use the ones that my friends would bring with them, I love to emboss the back round paper for both cards and my scrapbook pages. I also used it to cut out several shapes that I love in my gardening pages. I am currently trying to save to add this to my craft collection to be able to use in all my projects. It all looks so cool!!!

  64. Tracy says:

    I love the dies that make a ‘tri-fold’ card – I have made several different versions.

  65. Karen says:

    I love my Big Shot. I use it for all of my scrapbooking projects. One of my first tools purchased and I still love it!

  66. liz greene says:

    I have the very old school sizzix machine the kind you crank the handle back and forth I still use it with ols sizzix dies and the thick dies. I love it but would be nice for a upgrade. Love sizzix products

  67. Carol Fritz says:

    I have never used a Sizzix product. Would love to try them out! Kinda new at card making a scrapping, but I’m learning fast, watching how to videos, checking out pinterest and blogs! Happy Stamping, Scrapping & emboSSing!

  68. Annabeth Robin says:

    I’m loving my Big Shot – used it to create signs for the dinner buffet for my son’s wedding rehearsal dinner.

  69. Dianna Mcgraw says:

    I enjoy using the birthday thinlets. They are perfect for cards and for a coordinating decoration on the gift.

  70. Carol Davis says:

    Have only been doing paper crafts since retirement, so I have to catch up on equipment….could really use this..

  71. Janie Frie says:

    The sizzix thinlits that cut out intricate cards…saves so much time…love all of the products but Big Shot rules!

  72. Diane Fitch says:

    I love my Sizzix and find myself reaching for a flower die, label die, thinlet, one of Stephanie Bernards card shapes or an embossing folder everytime I scrap, Such a time saver quick and easy.

  73. Jayne Bergeman says:

    My Big Shot is the best! Love to use the magnetic platform with Sizzix dies. I would buy more dies with a gift card!

  74. Mevris Lacle says:

    Since i have bought the Big Shot and some dies, Sizzix thinlits,I have loved it, my family loved it too and bought the second one too, now every Thursday night we are having craft nights with my sister and my nieces, this is the way to keep the family together having fun and time to relax. I think I can’t live without it anymore. Thanks for an awesome invention.

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