Sizzix and Stephanie Ackerman Explore Artistic Inspiration in New Collection

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Crafts market pioneer offers fresh design options for Sizzix die-cutting machines

Stephanie Ackerman dies, heart dies, creative expression

From pumpkins to hearts, the versatile designs in Stephanie Ackerman’s Homegrown & Handmade collection will inspire consumers to create beautiful projects with many different mediums.

“Whether you’re a cardmaker, scrapbooker, stamper, stitcher, mixed-media artist or all of the above, every single product in my collection can be transformed into something special with the medium you are using."-Stephanie Ackerman

Mixed-media artist Stephanie Ackerman returns to Sizzix® with versatile designs that the everyday crafter can enjoy creating using its family of die-cutting machines.

Crafters can transform 12 quintessential designs into inspiring altered art, journal cards, home décor items, mementos and other crafts projects with the Homegrown & Handmade collection by Ackerman.

“Whether you’re a cardmaker, scrapbooker, stamper, stitcher, mixed-media artist or all of the above, every single product in my collection can be transformed into something special with the medium you are using,” said Ackerman. “And all my dies coordinate perfectly with my past release, so you can easily mix and match to create fantastic pieces of art!”

Three Bigz™ dies in standard, L and XL sizes in card, box and tag designs make uplifting notes, handmade cards and journaling inspiration, while seven Originals™ dies create embellishing arrow, Christmas tree, flower, heart, house, pumpkin and star shapes. The steel-rule blade inside Bigz and Originals dies cut any material that scissors can cut, expanding crafting possibilities across different do-it-yourself markets.

Rounding out the new design options, Framelits™ die set stamps tender sentiments onto accompanying tags, and a Sizzilits® Decorative Strip die adds scallop borders to any papercrafting project.

“Crafters will appreciate the versatile projects that Stephanie’s new dies allow them to create,” said Cara Mariano, Art Director for Sizzix.

The Homegrown & Handmade collection by Stephanie Ackerman is now available in local craft boutiques and major retail craft chains. For more information, visit http://www.Sizzix.com/home.

About Stephanie Ackerman
Whether it’s paper, fabric, paper, 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 38 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 http://www.Sizzix.com/home.

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