Master Your Die Cutting Machine with Debbie Farinella

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It's time to go beyond the basics of die cutting and get creative with the newest must-have products from Sizzix! Join the talented Debbie Farinella for this exclusive hands-on walkthrough of intricate thin dies, bold Bigz dies, elegant embossing folders, and helpful tools to create fabulous finished projects. Full Description.
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Lessons

Lesson 1: Beyond the Basics of Bigz Dies

Skip the electronic die cutting machine and get out your Sizzix Bigz Dies instead! It's time to create an unbelievable wreath of connected flowers for framing your favorite photos on an eye-catching scrapbook layout. You won't believe how simple and gorgeous this technique is - all from one sheet of folded paper! Then, learn about some must-have tools and tips for success when you're using hot glue as your adhesive of choice.

Lesson 2: Two New Techniques For Using Intricate Dies

Intricate dies with delicate, complex designs are fabulous for creating one-of-a-kind projects. In this lesson, Debbie shows you how to create new levels of brilliance with two absolutely amazing techniques you have to see to believe. Instead of one simple pass through a die cutting machine, she shows you how to place and layer your die for an unbelievable repeating design. Then, see how a few key Sizzix supplies turns your dies into stencils perfect for inking and blending!

Lesson 3: Easy Assembly Tips For Mini Die Cuts

Do you love tiny, complex die cuts but don't love the assembly process? Then you will love the ease of utilizing the Sizzix Adhesive Sheets with each pass of your die cutting machine. Watch as Debbie cuts the tiniest accents from the Mini Sweet Treats set and carefully builds delicious scenes with the help of perfectly placed adhesive. You'll also love the way she creates faux-snow globes from die cuts - you won't want to miss this!

Lesson 4: Impressing Techniques For Impresslits

Which one is better? Metal dies for cutting or embossing folders for creating depth? Would you believe us if we told you that there's a product that does both? Debbie introduces you to the Impresslits collection that is sure to impress you and the recipients of your handmade cards. Cut perfect shapes and emboss amazing depth all in one pass of your Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway for an unbelievable card you have to see to believe!

Lesson 5: Follow Along For a Fold-a-Long Card

Let Debbie and Sizzix open the door to amazing crafting possibilities with a card made using a Fold-a-Long Die. Create an adorable housewarming card, a welcome note to a new neighbor, moving announcements, or festive Christmas doors adorned with wreaths after you see how easy and amazing this die set is! You'll be inspired to try all the fun options in the Sizzix Fold-a-Long Collection.

Lesson 6: Picture Perfect Card Windows

What are Sizzix Sticky Grid Sheets and why are they a die cutting must-have? If you want to create perfect shaker cards, or you use letter dies in your crafting, you'll definitely want them in your crafting stash. You'll learn all about them and see them in action in this lesson where Debbie creates a perfect jungle-themed Shadow Box shaker card.

Class Details

It's time to go beyond the basics of die cutting and get creative with the newest must-have products from Sizzix! Join the talented Debbie Farinella for this exclusive hands-on walkthrough of intricate thin dies, bold Bigz dies, elegant embossing folders, and helpful tools to create fabulous finished projects. You'll be inspired to create after seeing how simple it is to fashion a felt flower floral crown, a wreath of connected flowers from one pass through your die cutting machine, tiny faux-snow globes filled with mini tasty treats, an inviting door front folding card and so much more. Get ready to learn unique die cutting tips and tricks you'll use to get creative for your next project!

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About the Teacher

Debbie Farinella
My name is Debbie Farinella and I'm from California. I am on the Creative Design Team at Sizzix. I have been a part of the paper crafting world for over 30 years! Having won an art contest for Mrs. Grossman's Paper Company during college, and working for the company for six years, I later owned an invitation and stationery store.  I sold it after seven years to enjoy being a full-time mom to three daughters who are now in their 20's! Returning to the paper crafting world, I have been a part of the Sizzix team for 18 years, sharing brand knowledge in our booth at trade and consumer shows. Working at the Sizzix global headquarters in California, I continue to enjoy teaching and demonstrating worldwide. Traveling with my husband and daughters and playing with paper... it's a great life! 
 

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