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Upcycle with Sizzix is a book the discuss the proper way of suing the Sizzix die cutting machine. It aims to help the readers in making recycled projects that use paper, fabrics, and other objects as materials much easier. Its pages offer new projects that that can be attained using materials that come from other art projects like collages, banners, gifts, and home d├ęcor items. Moreover, each project is accompanied by a list of materials that will be required in making them. The book also comes with photos and illustrations so readers can visualize the things and other ideas that the book focuses on.

PROS

This is perfect for people who are looking for some kind of inspiration in making their die projects. Furthermore, the newbies will have no trouble making their first die cut because the book also provides instructions on how they can properly start with their craft making. The book also offers a chart that the readers can refer to when checking out the compatibility of various Sizzix machines with other die cuts and embossing folders as well as additional information regarding the type of materials that people can use in embossing or die cutting. As for the images of the sample projects, they are accompanied by the list of materials that are used to create them.

CONS

Some people think that the ideas presented in the book are too simple and do not really inspire people to be more creative. There are also some who deem the projects included in the book a bit bizarre to their taste.

EDITORIAL REVIEW

The book adds more creativity to the art of gift wrapping, party and party place designs, and many more occasions with its ideas on using recycled materials and die-cuts. People will gain new insights and inspiration with the amount of information that is presented in the book.

Moreover, the Sizzix brand, which is behind the development of the book, is one of the most popular brand in the field of arts and crafts. The products that they manufacture allow customers to express their creativity by letting them cut various kinds of materials with the die-cutting machine.

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