It’s a Sizzix ScoreBoards Blog Hop!

March 31, 2010 at 1:05 pm 16 comments

Yes, I’m blog hopping again, this time using one of the ScoreBoards Dies from Sizzix, designed my friend Eileen Hull. Looking at the cute little folded Scalloped Box, my immediate thought was that it was the perfect size for holding a gift card. Turns out, I was right!

I wanted the box to look beachy, so I turned it on its side, painted it with Americana paint from DecoArt (Indian Turquoise), and sanded it to reveal the white matboard underneath. I also used another Celebrations die (Flower Layers Set #3) to create the beach blooms. After die-cutting, I moistened the paper with water and bent it around the end of my paintbrush to fold and twist the petals. After inking the folded flowers with Creamy Brown ink from Clearsnap, I adhered them using my trusty Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive over stems die-cut using the Flourish Corner die and trimmed apart.

I then painted the inside using Butter paint and sanded it to distress. I painted and distressed an old chipboard tag, added rub-on letters and attached it with my 450 Quick Dry. I slipped in the gift card, added some sticky velcro, and POOF! Dressed up gift card.

Hop over to the blogs of some fellow craft designers to see what they created with the “Box with Scalloped Flap and Flowers” die. When you are finished, hop back to Eileen Hull’s Blog (or if you get lost, she has the master list) and vote for your favorite project. The winning designer will win the die that made this gift card holder. Don’t forget to leave a comment here or on any other participating blog for a chance to win a die from Eileen’s first collection!

Thanks for “hopping” by, and here are the rest of the links!

Bonnie Bruns
Candice Windham Designs
Cindi Bisson- Fat Cat Creations
Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world

Designs by Roxi
Jenn Ellefson
Just a Thought or Two
Jen Goode
Julie McGuffee
Karen Burniston
Laura Bray
Lisa Rojas
Marisa Pawelko- Modern Surrealist
Michelle Cummings
Melony Bradley
Niki Meiners
Pink Lemonade
Sandy Laipply
Sparkle Studio
Veronica Goff
Carla Schauer Designs
Brenda Pinnick

Until next time…


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The Liquid Scrap Dots winner is… Thinking INSIDE the box–A duck habitat diorama.

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  • 2. Karen B.  |  March 31, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Well now this is beachy keen! (See what I did there?) I love the weathered look and the sideways orientation. The 3D flowers are just perfect. Love it!

  • 3. Sizzix Blog Hop – Scallop Box « Niki Meiners Blog  |  March 31, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    […] Surrealist Melony Bradley Niki Meiners Pink Lemonade Sandy Laipply Sparkle Studio Veronica Goff Carla Schauer Brenda […]

  • 4. Roxi  |  March 31, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Carla, I love your colors! What a great idea for a gift card holder!

  • 5. Ann Butler  |  March 31, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Great job…love the beach theme!

  • 6. Melony Bradley  |  March 31, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Carla, love the way you turned this box on the side and designed it. Also love the beach and distressed look. Great job

  • 7. Brenda Pinnick  |  March 31, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    great idea and timely, too. I could use a day at the beach and this inspires me to daydream about going.

  • 8. Eileen Hull  |  March 31, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Wow Carla. Love the side presentation idea! Also extremely cool flowers. Yes, time for the beach! And a gift card for JoAnn’s too? Perfect- I’m there.

  • 9. CindiB  |  March 31, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    This is adorable! Love the beachy feel and how you flipped it on the side!

  • 10. Madeline Arendt  |  March 31, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Wonderful colors and love the paint technique!
    Flowers add a vintage touch.

  • 11. Kim  |  April 1, 2010 at 3:51 am

    Love it! Great distressed beachy feel!

  • 12. Lillian Child  |  April 1, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Very sweet gift card idea !

  • 13. Modern Surrealist Marisa Pawelko  |  April 1, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I love the distressed new england style! Martha’s got nothing on you 😉

  • 14. Shannon White  |  April 2, 2010 at 5:29 am

    great idea! I love the distressed look!

  • 15. Charity Donaldson  |  April 2, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Such beautiful and fresh colors and simple design!

  • 16. Holly  |  April 28, 2010 at 10:59 am

    This is too cute! Thanks for the blog hop they are so much fun!


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