Sizzix Frameworks Lattice Die

Also featuring Garden Tool Sizzlits, Lil Monsters  by Bo Bunny and Xyron

Have you seen the new Frameworks dies from Sizzix?   Designed by Tim Holtz, they were just released last month in five fabulous patterns.  I am especially excited that they are the thick steel rule dies, meaning that in addition to cutting through paper,  they can also easily cut through all fabric, foam, felt, wood veneer and other non-paper items, giving the frugal or mixed media scrapbooker lots of flexibility!   And you can use the framework die cut itself, or the pieces cut out of the framework die (like the diamonds or hexagons) to mix and match.

frameworks dies

The Lattice Frameworks reminded  of gardening, so I thought I would combine it with the Garden Tools Sizzlits that I had in my stash.

sizzlit garden tools

I cut the tools out of a scrap piece of cardstock and then used Clearsnap products to make them look more like garden tools.

top boss

First cover the blade of the garden tool with Clearsnap Top Boss clear embossing ink.

embossing powder

Then, cover the Clearsnap embossing ink with Clearsnap metallic embossing powder (I used silver) and heat with a heat gun to melt.  You can repeat this step if you want a thicker metal layer.

chalk ink

Then, just sponge Chestnut Roan chalk ink over the garden tool handle.  You can also dab a little ink on the silver part of the tool to make it look like soil.

I was in the mood for nice BRIGHT colours this weekend, so I reached for the Bo Bunny Lil Monster line.

monster paper spread out

Maybe the Lil Monster line doesn’t make everybody think about gardening, but the beauty of the Bo Bunny products are that the papers are two sided.  So if you don’t feel like monsters, just flip the paper over and use the other side for pretty much anything.

Another Bo Bunny product that I used was their Lil Monster ephemera pack.  What a great idea!  There’s all sorts of goodies in here – buttons, brads, ribbons, papers, stamps – even a few googly eyes if you should feel the need…..

ephemera

Here’s the layout I put together with the Sizzix dies and the Bo Bunny paper.

labour of love

Supplies:  Bo Bunny patterned paper and embellishments, Sizzix dies and Big Shot die cutting machine, Clearsnap ink and embossing powder, Brother sewing machine, Xyron and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive.

The Xyron 510 sticker machine works simply fantastic at adhering lattice die cuts to the page.

xyron

Be sure to use foam adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to give your garden tools some dimension.

foam squares

Since I had all the supplies out, I made a couple of quick cards.

monster hello card

happy birthday cardHave a wonderful Tuesday everyone!

connie

To See more of Connie’s work visit her blog – Every Day’s an Adventure



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  1. Dawn Skene Reply

    Love the Framework lattice dies. They look like they could be used in so many different ways.

  2. Love the latice framwork die. Looks great on the layout and the card!

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