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Artist Trading Block Collaboration

In March 2015 we hosted a collaboration between our fantastic Design Team and the Inspiration Team over at Sizzix Die Designer Eileen Hull’s website.
We were so thrilled with the results that we thought we’d make a “forever” page of the projects.
You can view that page HERE and click on each one to be taken to that designers tutorial or blog post on the block she made.

The die we used makes a block like this –  (you can buy it online by clicking on the picture) –
It also has a magnetic opening in it so you can use any of your Movers and Shapers dies to cut out peek holes
in one or two sides of your cube. Super versatile!

Sizzix Score Boards Block Die

Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die – Block Cube Bank – 3D










We used the BEAUTIFUL Sizzix Matboard to create our blocks. It takes all kinds of stamping and ink just beautifully.
Our team used the cream (linked to the picture so you can buy online), but it also comes in white and black!
It’s sized perfectly to fit through your Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

Sizzix Mat Board - Cream

Little Sizzles 6″ X 13″ Mat Board Pack











We hope you’ll try creating some amazing Artist Trading Blocks!
Be sure to visit our gallery for tons of inspiration on these unique and “out of the box” adventures in stamping and stenciling!!
Stampendous Artist Trading Blocks Collaboration Gallery

Steampunk by Wendy Price


From Stampendous:
ASCRS02 Cling Steampunk Set
VM001 Versamark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®
DP100 Detail White Embossing Powder
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Patterned Paper
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Die’sire Essentials Flowers


  1. Trim kraft cardstock to 5 x 12 inches. Fold in half horizontally to create a 5 x 6 inch card.
  2. Stamp image in Versamark on vellum. Heat emboss with white embossing powder. Trim and adhere to kraft diecut circle.
  3. Diecut flowers from kraft cardstock. Assemble to create flower. Embellish with button for center and handcut burlap petals.
  4. Stamp text image on right side of card base.
  5. Adhere pattern paper, clock image, and flower to card.

House-Mouse® Scent of Lilac by Kristine Reynolds


From Stampendous:
HMM09 Scent of Lilac
SSC1215 Beary Nice Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH34 Medium Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
Fran’s Favorite Mixed Media Paper

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Patterned Paper by American Crafts
Adirondack Aqua Dye ink
Copic® Markers (E50-E51-E53-E93-V15-V12-YG00-YG01-YG03)
Ribbon by May Arts®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Fold a 11″ x 4 1/4″ piece of orchid cardstock in half to create a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ top folding card.
  2. Adhere paper panels to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ white panel.
  3. Stamp image and sentiment on a white panel and color with markers.
  4. Sponge clouds on panel with Aqua ink.
  5. Adhere image panel to top of card.
  6. Wrap ribbon around panel and then adhere to card.

Butterfly Trio T-Shirt by Fran Seiford


From Stampendous:
CP750 Creative Palette Rounds
CRS5044 Butterfly Trio
SSH57 Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle

White Shirt from the dollar store
Acrylic Paint in desired colors
Sponge dauber or Makeup Sponge


1. Wash and dry shirt to remove sizing from fabric.
2. Use Pink, Orange and Yellow paint on Round Creative Palette, spread to edges with brayer.
3. Use Bubble Wrap Stamps from Round Creative Palette to remove paint from brayer leaving patterns.
4. Stamp paint filled stamps on shirt above and below center.
5. Lift palette with hands supporting acetate backing. Turn over and press to shirt in desired location.
6. Remove palette from shirt.
7. Load bubble wrap stamps again from palette and stamp overlapping large circle.
8. Load Butterfly stamps with contrasting paint by putting a small amount of paint on a palette, lightly dip a makeup sponge or sponge dauber in paint, tap off excess paint until you can see the texture of the sponge, tap lightly on stamp until entire image is loaded with paint, press firmly on final project.
9. Allow to dry.
10. Iron, using a paper to protect iron and design, to heat set.
11. Launder normally as needed.

Hummingbirds by Rhea Weigand


From Stampendous:
CRS5072 Cling Hummingbirds
DCS5072 Hummingbirds Die Set
SSC1201 Angel Wings Quotes Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Patterned Paper by Authentique
Prismacolor® Colored Pencils
Copic® Markers (R81, R34, R56, YG03, YG17, YG67, BG53, BG49, BG57, BV23, BV25, BV29)
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Card base is 6×6 made with white card stock.
  2. Wood grain pattern paper is cut to fit as is checkered paper.
  3. Pop up die from Elizabeth Crafts was used to create the insert.
  4. Image is colored with Copics and colored pencils.

Copic Guide:

  • Flowers: R81, R34, R56
  • Leaves: YG03, YG17, YG67
  • Bird: BG53, BG49, BG57, BV23, BV25, BV29, YG03, YG17, YG67