Tuesday with the Team – Sizzix meets DCWV with Connie Nichol

Small Circles

Today I wanted to show you a few projects I created with a Sizzix small circle die and some wonderful paper from DCWV.

sizzix die

I recently got this die – isn’t it great?  You can cut a whole bunch of one inch circles at a time and since it is the nice thick Sizzix die you know it will cut like butter through a variety of materials, whether they be felt, fabric, wood veneer, craft foam, cardboard, or paper!

corrugate stack side view

DCWV recently released some new 6×6 stacks including this corrugated paper stack.  Such fun colours and a great size for die cutting.  The sheets are the perfect size for a Sizzix die without any trimming and slip neatly through the Big Shot machine.

introduced my Sizzix circle die to the DCWV corrugated sheets and it was a match made in heaven.  Colourful corrugated circles abounded and the most interesting negative space was also created.  It was much too interesting to toss into the recycling bin, so I ended up creating another layout with these ‘leftover’ pieces.  .

after die cutcircles



So here’s the first layout I created with the corrugated circles.  I took a few bright colours and adhered them to a strip of cardstock to make a border.  Perfect for a picture of a bunch of energetic boys.   My ears still remember the volume of noise that they generated.

Supply List:  DCWV cardstock, patterned paper (A Type of Art stack) and corrugated paper, Sizzix alphabet and circle dies and Big Shot die cutting machine, May Arts ribbon, machine sewing, Stampin’ Up! border punch, buttons, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft glue.


I had some extra circles left over, so I slapped them onto a piece of white cardstock to make a card.  Very quick and fun.  As always, a piece of May Arts ribbon adds the perfect finishing touch.  I used a Stampin’ Up! stamp for the sentiment.


I used my two favourite adhesives for these projects – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L tape runner works perfectly when adhering paper to paper and I adore Beacon 3 in 1 Adhesive for making sure those heavier or unusual  items  stay stuck.

cha photo booth

Here’s the layout I made using the negative pieces leftover after die cutting the circles.  The circular holes were perfect for adding a Robin’s nest dew drop or other embellishments.

Supply List:  Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock, DCWV corrugated paper, Sizzix  circle die and Big Shot die cutting machine, May Arts ribbon, Pink Paislee washi tape, Tim Holtz plastic alphabet, The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Beacon adhesives.

dew drops

Love those Dew Drops!

To see more of Connie’s work – visit her blog Every Day’s an Adventure


2 responses to “Tuesday with the Team – Sizzix meets DCWV with Connie Nichol”

  1. Kim Thomas says:

    Awesome! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

  2. Kathy Strawson says:

    hard to pick a favourite LO, but I am leaning toward those 9 rambunctious boys.

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