Crafts Leader Sizzix Announces Partnership with Stephanie Ackerman to Create DIY Product Line

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Newest Sizzix licensed designer to showcase collection at Paper Arts Show

Sizzix Die Cutting Machines
“Everything has a purpose. When you start with a firm foundation like all the pieces in my new Homegrown & Handmade line were designed for, then the sky is the limit!” said Stephanie Ackerman.

Sizzix®, the crafts market leader in die-cutting machines, steel-rule dies and accessories, is proud to announce it has signed mixed media artist/educator Stephanie Ackerman to its rank of licensed designers. Ackerman’s Homegrown & Handmade collection will debut at the Craft and Hobby Association 2014 Paper Arts Show in Atlanta, Ga.

“We are thrilled to welcome Stephanie into our Sizzix family of licensed designers!” said Susan Spiegel, Ellison’s Vice President, Marketing. “Consumers will appreciate the originality and versatility that Stephanie’s Homegrown & Handmade line has to offer.”

Ackerman, led by her keen passion on educating crafters on their creative possibilities, shares her mixed media art designs that easily fashion practical art, cards, gift items, journal embellishments, party décor and more in her new die-cutting, stamping and embossing collection for Sizzix.

“Everything has a purpose. When you start with a firm foundation like all the pieces in my new Homegrown & Handmade line were designed for, then the sky is the limit!” said Ackerman. “Whether you’re a papercrafter, stitcher, mixed media artist or cardmaker, every one of my product pieces can be used in an assortment of fun and inspiring ways.”

The Homegrown & Handmade collection by Stephanie Ackerman will be available in local craft boutiques and major retail craft chains in September. For more information, visit

About Stephanie Ackerman
Whether it’s paper, fabric, dough or paint, Stephanie Ackerman is a mixed media artist who’s a lot like you, combining a busy mom lifestyle with her many creative passions. A former member of the Prima Education Team, a rubber stamp designer for Purple Onion Designs and now a die designer for Sizzix, Stephanie draws upon her vast experiences in stamp carving, stitching, art journaling, making tags and working with canvas and wood to inspire this uniquely upbeat collection just for you! Learn more about Stephanie by visiting her website:

About Sizzix
Launched in 2001, Sizzix is a division of Ellison Educational Equipment Inc., the market pioneer and leader of die-cutting machines and accessories. Through its portfolio of die-cutting machines and die-cutting products, Sizzix leverages Ellison’s 37 years of proven manufacturing and technology heritage to empower creativity among its customer base with new and innovative products. Sizzix is a recognized global brand that can be found in over 100 countries and in major and specialty retailers. For more information on Sizzix and its line of craft-inspiring products, please visit

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