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ABC’s it’s easy as 123

1 Apr

ABC’s it’s easy as 123

Sizzix Dies for cutting Letters and Numbers

Sizzix has a number Alphabet and Number dies of all types. Since we are talking fabric here my answer will always be stick to the Sizzix Steel Rule lines of dies marketed as Originals or Bigz as they provide the best frustration free die cutting possible. With your Sizzix BigShot/vintage/BigKick/Vagabond/BigShotPlus the Alphabet and Number dies currently available through Sizzix are: *Block Talk, *Word Play, Fresh Blossoms and Vintage Market *note some of these have the font all on one XL die. Most of the above cut letters 1-2″. For larger letters measuring 2 3/8″ there is a Stephanie Ackerman four die set. Don’t overlook the retired Originals dies (measuring between 5/8″ to 1 1/4″ – FunSerif and Lollipop. And…there are even retired Originals AlphaBars in several styles. Google Sizzix Alphabet and begin your hunt for the style you are after! I look forward to seeing what you cutout and create! 

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PS for the Sizzix BigShot Pro users you have even more options when you add in full height dies from Ellison, and Accucut-Craft/Studio. 



Die Cut Appliqué – Sayings, Lettering and Fonts

21 Aug

If you’ve followed me for any length of time you know I love all things Sizzix no affiliation (but I would like to).  Thus Autumn Splendor design was die cut using Sizzix steel rule dies, everything accept the lettering.  Sizzix does have alphabets though some can be pricey. Often a design requires a specific font style and size. What to do?  Well if you are competent with any of the electric plotter cutters you are good. If not, here is what I do. In Microsoff Word change margins to .5 and choose landscape then click on Word Art. Select the first lettering choice.  I prefer a font that is “welded” meaning the letters are connected. Script Bold is a good choice. Enlarge to taste. Click Rotate to Mirror image for tracing (flip horizontal)  onto fusible.  If your lettering doesn’t fit on one page make separate pages for each word.  

Cut something out and create!