Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Prima-Sizzix Blog Switcheroo

Hello, everyone! My name is Sharon Laakkonen and I am so excited to do a blog "switch" with my wonderful friends at Sizzix in the UK! And to make it even more exciting I will be showcasing some of our new Prima dies. Yes, you heard that right! Prima and Sizzix are a perfect match, right? It was so fun working with both companies to create a few projects just for you. (And they both have fabulous give-aways this week!)


It's June and I can hear wedding bells all around me. I know at least ten couples who are getting married this year! (Including two of my own daughters:  Brittany and Breanna. They have both found wonderful guys. I could not be happier for them!)


So, with weddings on my mind I thought it would be lovely to create a few elegant cards with Prima's Leeza Gibbon's papers and our new Sizzix dies.

My first card is simple and sweet. It showcases gorgeous Wishes & Dreams paper, elegant die0cut swirls and a fanciful shaped border. You could seriously make this card in less than 20 minutes!

  • Cut 9 x 6 inch card. Fold in half to create a 4.5 x 6 inch card.
  • Die cut swirls, tag and border from white paper. Add to card as shown.

  • Tie tulle around card and knot. Add a large Prima flower and tuck in three die-cut leaves.
  • Add greeting and crystals.

Turquoise Congrats Card:
Wishes & Dreams paper-970031
Wishful Thinking paper-970383
Leeza Gibbon's Flower-970888
Tiny Alphas-563295


Bigz Die-Classique-Swirl Die-658524
Bigz Die -Arbor-Leaves-658523
Sizzlits -Bordeaux Border-658519
Bigz Die-Elisse-Tags-658526

My next card is a bit bolder and graphic, but I love how it still has some elegant touches!

 The hardest part in making this card is lining up the patterned paper text with the die cut! You could also just stamp on the label...or use letter stickers!

I just put the paper in place over the die making sure my greeting was centered. (Don't tell anyone, but I added a teensy bit of tape to hold it in place!)

  • Once the greeting was cut the card was so easy to put together! 
  • Cut a 4.5 x 11 inch card out of Wishful Thinking paper. Fold to create a 4.5 x 5.5 card
  • Cut a 4 inch doily in half and add to both sides of the card as shown.

  • Layer tags with foam, then add the greeting.
  • Decorate with flowers, one brad, tulle, and crystal swirls (cut those in half too!)

Purple One Day Card:
Wishful Thinking papers-970321, 970383
Wishes & Dreams paper-970031
Wishful Thinking Brad-970451
Divine Flowers-565268
Frost Flowers-565787

Bigz Die-Elisse-Tags-658526
Bigz Die-Estate-Label-658527


The last project is my favorite! Start with the large flower die to create your card base. (Cut two of these, flipping the paper over for the second cut. Glue the two flower shapes together back-to-back making sure they match up.)

Cross seam binding as shown and set on top of the large flower. Adhere a medium paper flower on top to sandwich the ribbon.

Decorate with flowers, leaves, tulle, a greeting, a twine bow, and a butterfly.

Write your personal message to the bride and groom on the back and tape to a gift. The newlyweds can hang this tag around their new home as a reminder that love is everlasting!

Love Everlasting Tag
Wishful Thinking paper-970383
Wishes & Dream paper-970031
Frost Flowers-565787
Divine Flowers-565268, 565251
Divine Rose-565282 
Papillon Butterfly-543839
Divine Stickers-563264
Precious Metals Leaves-547394

Bigz L Die-Flora die-658528


I hope you enjoyed the wedding cards and tag! (You could easily use these designs for other occasions by simply switching out the greetings.)

Be sure and check out the Prima blog as we will be featuring three amazing Sizzix designers this week!


  1. Love the combination of white and light turquoise. Gorgeous projects!

  2. What gorgeous creations to showcase the new dies. I just ordered the flora and swirl flourish, can't wait to get them and play. I've been drooling over flora since NSD. Gets better every time I see it. And I am really loving the teals, blues and wow, its stunning with the black chevron. Also congratulations on the upcoming nuptials of your daughters.

  3. These are absolutely beautiful Sharon! and so elegant!

  4. So pretty!! Love the last one especially!!