Creative Jumpstart 2021

Creative Jumpstart 2021
Join me for the 10th Anniversary of CJS2021

Tuesday, December 10

Countdown to Creativity

Tim Holtz has pre-leased three new dies ahead of CHA- Jumbo Tattered Florals, Garden Greens, and Spring Greenery that are available to pre-order!  You can read all about them on Tim’s blog: and you can also ask your local stores to pre-order these items!

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These dies are so amazing -- I used them to create a no sew Valance using some old corduroy, canvas, burlap, a table runner, felt, buttons and a hot glue gun. The best part is it only took about an hour, from start to finish!

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I did have to adjust the width of the table runner to fit inside my window. I chose to sew that, but I think using a hot glue gun would also work for that part! I cut all the pieces from the various stack of fabrics and layed them out in place on the table runner.

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When I was happy with the plalcement, I used the hot glue gun to attach them permanently to the valance. I did pick it up now and again to make sure all the leaves and petals at the top were attached securely to the canvas.

Countdown to Creativity Catherine Scanlon

When it was done I placed some clips with rings evenly spaced across the top to attach the tension rod and added it to the window. It's a beautiful valance that doesn't darken the bathroom and it was so easy! I think I might make a set for my office!

Many of the other Sizzix Design Team members will be sharing projects using the new dies over the month. Make sure you check the Sizzix blog for links to all the other beautiful projects the team will be posting!  You can find more details about the new dies here and here.


  1. [...] Today we have a project by Catherine Scanlon.  Catherine embellished curtains with the new dies!  You can find out more about Catherine’s gorgeous new curtains on her blog at: [...]

  2. This is SO beautiful, Catherine, and such an amazing creative idea! Absolutely fabulous use of the new Tim dies!

  3. Fabulous project Catherine - gorgeous use of these wonderful dies. I WANT THEM!!


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