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*SNEAK PEEK* CHA Summer 2013 - Sizzix Snippets

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Time for a pre-show Sneak Peek of my brand new Snippets collection, shipping in mid-September and available in stores in October 2013. Here's a preview video to explain the collection:



Thanks to Deena Ziegler who knocked it out of the park on the packaging once again. Speaking of packaging, we added little inset photos to the accessory dies showing them used with the pop-up die they correspond with. This should make it a little easier when you're shopping to know which accessories fit which inserts.

First up, the new Pop 'n Cuts inserts. There is a House with a Thinlits set to decorate. (Watch the video above to see the cool optional texture created on the house by embossing after cutting)


The Multi-Tier is the second new insert. This is a generic insert with four different levels, or tiers, to be able to construct pop-up scenes. The two tall tiers are perfectly sized to hold the Flagpole Sizzlits Strip, as you see here, although of course they can be used for anything else. 


The last new insert is the Sassy Label. Labels continue to be excellent sellers in the Pop 'n Cuts family. Crafters love being able to quickly animate a greeting or use the labels to animate other objects. 


Snippets is mostly comprised of accessory dies, little "snippets" to fill in the Pop 'n Cuts collection and round it out to be a complete collection. Several of the new dies fit previously-released dies to keep them always fresh and exciting. 

I'm very excited to introduce the Stitched Framelits. These dies can be used on their own for layered labels, with or without stitch lines, since the stitch lines are on separate dies.


You'll see in the inset photos how nicely these Framelits coordinate with the Accordion Album, Pop 'n Cuts Base Die Circle Label and the *NEW* Sassy Label Pop 'n Cuts insert.

Next up, two Sizzlits Decorative Strip dies. These borders will work great on Pop 'n Cuts cards but also on layouts, etc. 


The same Chevron and Label Trellis patterns are incorporated into the two new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Sets. The Circle & Sassy Label set can be used to emboss directly onto the Pop 'n Cuts card OR they will also work with the two Stitched Framelits sets to cut out the embossed labels. The Trellis and Swirls set is an all-over pattern - perfect for filling in the fronts of your pop-up cards.


Here's a good example of two more Snippets - little accessory dies that can be used with *ANY* of the Pop 'n Cuts inserts. The Gift Card holder has tuck slots for a standard gift card. Attach it to the front of a Pop 'n Cuts card and you've got an instant pop-up gift card. The Borders & Banners Thinlits work great to enhance the seams between the pop-up and the backing cards. 

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One last Snippets die to show - it's a Framelits set to fit the original Label Pop 'n Cuts insert. Prior to this, there was only the Label & Ribbon Movers & Shapers set, which doesn't give much room for a stamped greeting. Snippets adds a Framelit to fit the Label with a small shadow.

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So there you have it! Fourteen new dies shipping mid-September, available in stores by October. What's your favorite?

In travel news, I am leaving Thursday for Salt Lake City to attend the 25-year-anniversary Stampin' Up! Convention. How exciting! I hear there's going to be an EPIC BIG crowd! Here are the hours you will find me demoing Pop 'n Cuts:

Thursday, 7:00–9:30 PM

Friday, 11:00 AM–4:30 PM

Saturday, 11:45 AM–1:30 PM

Where: Gathering Place

On Sunday I'll be heading to Las Vegas for the Create 'n Connect Conference (aka CHA) to launch the Snippets collection. Monday I'll be doing Rep and Retailer training.

My Sizzix booth demo times are as follows:

Tuesday 9-11 am

Wednesday 11am - 2 pm

Thursday 11am - 1 pm

Where: Sizzix Booth #627

Additionally, I am teaching a CHA class on Wednesday afternoon from 3-5 pm. As of the last update from CHA, there are seats available in the class. It costs $35 for members, which is the minimum charge set by CHA. Every student will receive one of the NEW Stitched Framelits sets and one of the NEW Embossing Folder sets to take home. We will make three projects in class and along the way I will give lots of tips and tricks for how to educate with Pop 'n Cuts to maximize sales. 

W0706 - Workshop

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Room: Ballroom G

Difficulty: All

Supplies: Please bring a tape runner, trimmer, scissors, paper piercer, Tiny Attacher stapler, mini-glue dots and a fine-line glue pen.

Who Should Attend:   Buyer, Designer, Distributor and Creative Professional

Is your store already capitalizing on the Pop 'n Cuts sensation? These innovative pop-up dies are simple, interchangeable, coordinated and hot sellers! Come learn from the designer how to educate with Pop 'n Cuts through demos, make 'n takes and classes to maximize sales. Please bring a tape runner, trimmer, scissors, paper piercer, Tiny Attacher stapler, mini-glue dots and a fine-line glue pen to class.  

Instructor(s): Karen Burniston
Sponsors(s): Ellison/Sizzix

Member Price: $35.00
Non-Member Price: $50.00

 Looking forward to these two awesome events!