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Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop–Beauty Bloom

Today’s Sizzix die is Flower, Beauty Bloom # 655455, designed by licensed artist and all-around great person Brenda Pinnick.   The flowers can be used individually, layered, flat, curled, whole or split into petals…the options are only limited by imagination!

sizzix tussy mussy flower gift cone

Since my last 2 hop projects had a neutral base, I decided to go with color this week.  Lots of color.   To make this tussy-mussy-style gift holder, I started by painting the paper-mache cone a bright green (Americana  Citron Green, by DecoArt).    Brenda was nice enough to send along some die-cut samples of her new fabric line “Couleur Vie” and some of National Non-Woven’s bamboo felt in coordinating colors along with the pieces cut from cardstock.    I added a bracket shape cut from Brenda’s fabric and one of  her other dies (coming to the hop soon!), and layered two yellow felt flowers that I dotted with gold Stickles.

After painting one of my corrugated kraft letters (Deja Views, love these letters!) in the same green paint, I layered the monogram and additional felt and fabric Beauty Blooms using Helmar’s Liquid Scrap Dots to add dimension and keep the layers level.  A ribbon handle finishes the package, which is just the right size for a pair of earrings, candy treats, or other small gift.

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Keep hopping by using the buttons in the sidebar to the right, or by using the Sizzix blog hop master list.   We will be hopping next week on Thanksgiving Day, so be sure to check back after your turkey is gone to see what we create using the Frame Scoreboards die by Eileen Hull.

Until next time…


November 18, 2010 at 11:41 am 18 comments

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!

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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

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