Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 2: 3D Twist Cube

November 11, 2010 at 11:52 am 19 comments

What do you do when your kids are fascinated by your Sizzix 3D Twist Cube?

You let them decorate it!

Sizzix 3D twist cube

Welcome back to the Triple Play Blog Hop!     This week I allowed my kids to lead the way when it came to decorating the project.    They love to draw pictures and make cards for their family and friends, and were begging to be the next one to try twisting the cube.

I tend to be a little overprotective of my craft supplies, but I’ve been in a good mood this week.   The kids were allowed to shuffle through my patterned paper to decide what would go on top, and each one colored a picture on coordinating DCWV cardstock to celebrate their Grandma’s birthday later this month.

We eventually chose paper with coordinating embellishments from My Mind’s Eye, which we layered with Prima flowers and a Wordsworth sentiment from the deep dark recesses of my stash.  Once the kids’ pictures were attached, we were finished!

As much as I love to create detailed, time-intensive crafts, this cube project reminded me that not every project has to be my masterpiece.  Sometimes it’s better to let the masterpieces come from little hands and big hearts.

Sizzix 3D twist cube

This project uses Karen Burniston’s Sizzix Bigz XL Die – Cube, Twist 3-D (Pop-Up) – #656739.    For a complete listing of the designers and their blog links, see the Sizzix Blog Hop master list, or to keep traveling along the hop use the links in the sidebar (top right).

Happy crafting, and happy almost-birthday Mom!

Until next time…



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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Karen B.  |  November 11, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Carla, this IS a masterpiece! I love the creativity and sentiment behind it and your kids are excellent artists! What a treasure! Thank you for using my die.

  • 2. brendapinnick  |  November 11, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    LOVE IT!! What a nice way to give honor to your kid’s creativity! You are a great mom!

  • 3. Michelle Cummings  |  November 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    of course I love this! with the kids art on the sides…so perfect for the grandparents! What a wonderful surprise for them when they open up there birthday card! 🙂

  • 4. Plaid Crafts  |  November 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    LOVE kids’s art, so much. Yay! xo -Mod Podge Amy

  • 5. denise  |  November 11, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    great project, Carla! it’s fun to have the kids help out! miss having mine around.

  • 6. Phyllis Dobbs  |  November 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Carla, this is wonderful! I love the colors.

  • 7. Jen Goode  |  November 11, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    What a great idea to get the kids involved. I think this would make for the perfect gift for Grandparents, teachers…. Love it!

  • 8. Cheryl  |  November 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    What a great idea letting your kids be the artists for this project!

  • 9. nikimeiners  |  November 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    great idea

  • 10. Cindy Rippe  |  November 11, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    You should be so proud of your talented children! What a treasure for Grandma and a really nice design overall.

  • 11. HawaiianLibrarian  |  November 11, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Children teach us the simply joyful act of creating w/ love. Mahalo for sharing your collaboration.

  • 12. Ann Butler  |  November 11, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    it’s always fun to craft with the kids….

  • 13. Madeline Arendt  |  November 11, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Great idea to use for the kids art work. It just gave me another idea for my grandkids.

  • 14. Rebecca Minor  |  November 12, 2010 at 3:57 am


  • 15. Julie - justwritedesigns  |  November 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Wonderful little bday box! Love the colors and pattern.

  • 16. gscrapbooks  |  November 13, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    This is an absolutely wonderful idea – I love that you included kids drawings. So very sweet!

  • 17. Vicki O'Dell  |  November 13, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Great idea! What a nice way to show Grandma how much you love her!

  • 18. Bonnie Rabon  |  November 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Don’t you just love when you can say your kids work? I still have a letter my son wrote me when he was in kindergarten. He just turned 25, lol.

  • 19. Melony Bradley  |  November 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Carla- what a fun idea! Its great you had a chance to include the kids and the project turned out great- so colorful


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