Hello everyone, welcome back to Blanket Stitch – today I am going to be blogging about the fantastic Sizzix Cardmaking & Embossing 91-piece beginners kit, which I was lucky enough to be sent by the wonderful people at Hobbycraft.
I’ve always wanted a Sizzix machine, but it was one of those things I never quite got round to so I was super excited when it arrived!
First things first: Learning to use it! When you first remove the machine from the box, you need to fix the handle onto the machine, this is super easy to do, everything is written in the instructions and all the parts (and screwdriver) is included for you! I was very impressed that a screwdriver had been included – nothing is worse than having to go and find a suitable screwdriver right when you are looking forward to getting your new toy working!
Next, it was onto exploring inside. The machine itself is well built and sturdy and the instructions inside the box are super helpful in getting you on your way! The beginner’s kit includes:
- 1 Machine
- 2 Embossing Pads
- 1 Shim
- 3 Embossing Folders
- 20 A2 cards + Envelopes
- 40 sheets cardstock
- 2 rub on sheets
- 1 Sandpaper sample
- 1 Project booklet.
Finally it was time to play with my new toy! The instructions, like I said earlier, were easy to follow and I was soon on my way to creating my first embossed cards. Embossing is a great way to add a little something extra to your creations and I definitely suggest this beginners kit. It provides you with everything you need to start making embossed cards and artwork.
Embossing itself, with this machine, is super easy, you just need to select your embossing design and place between the two embossing pads. Place in the machine and wind the handle as it passes through. Once out the other side open it up and you’ll find your wonderfully embossed card!
This kit is a brilliant way to introduce yourself to embossing, and with its ease and helpful instructions you will be making fantastic cards in no time at all.