Happiness is Handmade: A Tour of the Sizzix Lifestyle Home at Creativation 2019

Can you hear the buzz in the air? That’s excitement as makers everywhere wait to learn about all the exciting new products on display at the AFCI Creativation trade show, which took place last weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. We were super excited to share the Sizzix 2019 story with everyone there, and now we’re happy to share it with you!

This year, our goal was to highlight all the creative ways Sizzix can enhance your lifestyle, and what better way to do that than right in the home? That’s right, our amazing design team transformed our booth into an entire house, complete with kitchen, living room, backyard and even a garden shed! Come with us as we explore our favorite rooms and the handmade treasures they hold.

Some people call the kitchen the heart of the home, and we can’t disagree. We love how all the personalized details add warmth and style. With Sizzix dies, you can cut vinyl to embellish jars and cannisters, stencil pottery and easily make appliqués for one-of-a-kind tea towels and trivets.

Next up, the Sizzix living room! Look how easy it is to transform a bland piece of furniture into something that expresses your personal style with just a few stenciled touches. Quilts, throw pillows and other soft crafts are cozy home accents and family heirlooms. We love this gallery wall, too, featuring both paper and soft craft projects made with our newest chapter art and essentials!

Our next stop on the Sizzix home tour is just for kids! Our creative play space showcases all the fun projects for children, including plenty of colorful room décor ideas and interactive games for learning and playtime, like this fun button dinosaur project that’s perfect for younger ages.

Of course, parents need playtime too, and our office/making space is a haven where creativity and productivity come together beautifully. Our favorite? We can’t decide between the desk lamp personalized with stencils and paint, or the custom craft organizer made with Tim Holtz’s Wildflower Stems.

Speaking of Tim, let’s step outside to the shed, where he showed off his latest Sizzix collection. Part garden house, part industrial workshop, this space embodies Tim’s signature style, with countless ideas for papercraft, mixed media and home decor projects featuring new chapter art.


Here's a few more showcased Chapter 1 projects from the show, and what you see here is just the start of the Sizzix story for 2019! Every quarter, we’ll be releasing a new chapter with a whole new collection of designs packed with seasonal inspiration for all kinds of making activities—cards, soft crafts, home décor, upcycling and so much more. Check out the complete Chapter 1 collection here, and be sure to follow us on social media to keep up to date with future Chapters as they’re available.


Our team had a great time at Creativation, and now it’s your turn! What will be your making story for 2019? Be sure to share it with us using the hashtag #mymakingstory. We hope it’s full of inspiration, fun and creativity!

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