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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Today's Featured Project

Some Free SVG images

Check out the great SVG files Wanda created this week!!!

Sizzix paper sizes

Fellow SU demo, Patty B, shared this awesome list of Sizzix sizes for Stampin Up's dies. With this list, you can easily determine what size paper you need to perfectly fit under your die for cutting.

You know all those scraps you have piling up? Now you can easily cut them to one of the sizes below for easy use in your Sizzix. Consider using an accordian filing system to store your pre-cut scraps by size and or color. Now you are ready to grab the perfect size paper in any color to create with your Sizzix.... Isnt Patty a genious?

Top Note - 4-1/4" x 5-1/4"
Petal Card - 4-3/4" square
Scallop #2 - 5" x 5"
Oval Scallop - 5" x 5-1/2"
Scallop - 5" x 5"
Envelope - 4-1/2" x 5-1/4" (see THIS POST for how to make the envelope larger)
Lattice - 3-1/2" square
Scallop Square - 5" x 9" for folded card, 5"x5" for square
Rollodex - 3" x 4-1/4"
Clear Flower - 4-3/4" square
Clear Circle - 4-1/2" square
Two Tags - 5-1/4" x 5"
Butterfly - cut at 10"x 5-1/4" and FOLDED in 1/2
Daisies #2 - 5" x 5-1/4"
Snowflake - 4-1/4" x 4-1/2"
Ovals - 4-1/4" x 5-1/4"
Tags - 5" x 4-1/4"
Circles - 4-1/4" x 5"
Leaves #2 - 4-1/2" x 5-1/4"
Decorative Accent - 5-1/4" x 5"
Tulipe - 4-3/4" x 5"

Bigz XL dies - I usually cut them all at 6"x12", except the Flower Folds (needs more than one piece)

September Scrapbooking Ideas

Sometimes the hardest thing about scrapbooking is deciding what to scrapbook. As summer closes and Fall begins, I thought I could share with you some ideas for scrapbooking. The ideas truly are endless, but, sometimes all you need to get started is a little list for inspiration.

Summer Ideas:

Baseball games

Father's Day photos



Summer Sports



Evening walks

Backyard games

Flip Flops

Diving Boards


Farm Fields

Camping Trips

Fun in the Sun

Water Fights

Slip and Slides



Concert in the Park

Hula Hoops

Ice Cream

Snow Cones




People wearing Red, white and Blue

Military family members

Summer Sunset

Corn on the Cob

People on Bikes

Vacation Pictures

A Pitcher of Lemonade

Tailgating at a game or concert

Back to school shopping

State Fairs


A couple holding hands

September Ideas:

Football games


Soccer games

Field Hockey

First day of school

Apple Picking

First Bus ride of the season

Children walking in classroom or sitting at their new desk

School Supplies

Visits with Family

Family Reunions

Apple – picking

It might be difficult to decipher what to do with these pictures when you have them... Think in terms of the stories you will tell someday.... what pictures will jog your memory?

Scrapbooking is all about the stories..... Tell the stories you want to remember, you don't even need pictures, all you need to get started is paper and pen.....