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Sizzix ScoreBoards Blog Hop–Rectangle Box

It’s Sizzix ScoreBoards blog hopping time again, this time featuring an adorable rectangle box with a lid!  My friend and ScoreBoards designer Eileen Hull sent me this sweet little box to work with and my brain started racing with possibilities.

The box measures 3 3/8″ x 1 3/4″ x 1 7/8″ when it is assembled, which makes it a great size for all sorts of things.  While I could have filled it with candies or other treats as a favor box, or kept it for the doodads that collect on my dresser (I was tempted!), I decided it would become an extra-special gift box for the earrings I made for a friend’s birthday.

I wanted to give the box a metallic look with a little bit of texture, so I used Watermark ink, a stamping wheel and clear embossing powder from Clearsnap to emboss a circle design onto the box.   After heat setting, I used a paintbrush to rub in Antique Silver Pearl-Ex powder and give the metallic sheen.  What I failed to consider, however, is how the metallic would photograph.  Whoops!  It looks fantastic, trust me!   The feet are beads, attached with glue to each corner, and the sentiment is stamped and embossed.

I was super-happy with the dry embossing on the lid that I did using the Sizzix Dots embossing folder and my Big Shot. I’ve never tried dry embossing mat board before, and the results were fantastic.  I love it when that happens!  A quick embellishment cluster of a printed sentiment, a glittered bookplate and leaf, and a Prima flower finished off the top of the box perfectly.  I used a small velcro dot to secure the lid closed.   Voila!  A special gift box for a special friend!

Don’t forget to hop around to the other artists’ blogs to see the other fabulous takes on Eileen’s ScoreBoards design!  If you enjoyed seeing these ScoreBoard projects on the hop, please leave a comment here or on Eileen Hull’s blog so we know you stopped by.   This makes you eligible for a random drawing for a ScoreBoards die!

See more projects here:

Stop by again for our next hop on May 12, we will be making cakes!

Until next time…


April 27, 2010 at 9:40 pm 18 comments

It’s a Sizzix ScoreBoards Blog Hop!

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…

March 31, 2010 at 1:05 pm 16 comments

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