Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Clip Joint

Here is the latest in the Sizzix ScoreBoard Blog Hop. This cute little rectangular box is perfect for those great things that come in small packages. Fill it with kisses, small embellishments or anything tiny you want to put in it. Be sure to check out what other designers have done and vote for your favorite on ScoreBoard Designer Eileen Hull's blog.
I don't know about you, but I always have trouble keeping up with small pieces and I hate clutter. I turned my box into a clip joint to hold my paper clips. It adds a cheery note to my desktop too!

Big Shot
Rectangular box die
Graphic 45 paper
Gingham ribbon
3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive
Krylon Totally Tangerine Spray Paint
Be Creative® Adhesive
Velcro Dots

1. Cut and assemble box bottom with double-stick tape. Spray both pieces with Krylon paint. Allow to dry.
2. Cover box bottom with paper using Super 77.
3. Cover box top with reverse side of paper using Super 77. Attach top to bottom with brads.
4. Tie ribbon around box top, threading on paper clips before tying bow.
5. Add Velcro dots and fill with clips.
6. Enjoy or give as a gift.

For more great ideas, check out the blogs below:

Ann Butler
Carla Schauer
Cindi Bisson
Eileen Hull
Einat Kessler
Jen Goode
Julie McGuffee
Ronnie Goff
Karen Burniston
Laura Bray
Lorine Mason

Madeline Arendt
Melony Bradley
Marisa Pawelko
Niki Meiners
Roxi Phillips
Sandy Laipply
Sparkle's Studio
Lisa Rojas

Be sure to leave comments! Designers love attention!

Now, go hug someone you love.

I received product from Sizzix and Be Creative® Adhesive.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tea for Two, Two for Tea...

It's time for another Blog Hop featuring Eileen Hull's fabulous ScoreBoards from Sizzix. Our die for this round is the gorgeous Teacup die. The blog hop will begin April 14th at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, so if you want to see all the projects, you might want to wait until then to view it.

Being the think-outside-the-box-even-if-it's-goofy artist that I am, I turned it upside down and made a party hat place card and tea bag-holding party favor for a tea party. We have a Ladies' Tea at Trinity Baptist every couple of months, and I'm thinking these would be a hit!

Once again, the designer of the project receiving the most votes will be given the Teacup die as a prize and one person leaving a comment on one of the blogs will receive a die from the first ScoreBoard collection, a $40 value! Leave your comment here and go to Eileen's blog to vote!

Prima paper, Indeed Collection,Enchanted

Colorbox Chestnut Roan and Peacock Inks

Prima Flowers

Pale Pink Feather

RockCandy Studios' Dresden Foil
Scalloped border and butterfly

Krylon Spray Paint, Watermelon and Ivory

Memory Makers Clear Pebbles

Stampin'Up!® Baroque Swirl Stamp,
Trapezoid, 1/2" circle and 3/4" circle punches
and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker

Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive

3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive

Clear embossing powder

Versamark ink pad

Heat Tool

Before beginning:
1. Add Peacock and Chestnut Roan ink to flowers to coordinate if necessary.
2. Spray Scalloped Border and butterfly with Watermelon paint and then lightly with Ivory paint. Allow to dry.
3. Stamp and emboss swirls with Versamark and clear embossing powder on 1/2 sheet of the patterned paper. Apply Peacock ink directly to paper and wipe with paper towel to remove excess and reveal embossed swirls.

Hat Place Card
1. Adhere swirl-embossed patterned paper to front and back of teacup pieces using Super 77 Adhesive. Trim and sponge edges with Chestnut Roan.
2. Adhere border, flowers and feather to hat. Write name on scrap of print paper with Chocolate Chip marker and punch with 3/4" circle punch. Adhere to center of larger flower and add pebble.
3. Write event name inside place card with Chocolate Chip marker.

Tea Bag Party Favor
1. Apply plain patterned paper (2" X 9")to front and back of rectangular separator die cut using Super 77 Adhesive, allowing the 2" excess piece to extend past top edge. Trim this edge with scalloped scissors. Trim and sponge edges with Peacock and Chestnut Roan inks.
2. Fold along horizontal score lines (vertical score lines will remain as-is.) and fold scalloped flap over top.
3. Print custom tags with inkjet printer and punch with trapezoid punch. Sponge scrap of patterned paper and use to layer tags. Attach to tea bags with staples.
4. Place teabags inside box and fold over top, adhering with Velcro dot.
5. Layer flowers. Write Tea for Two with Chocolate Chip marker, punch with 3/4" punch and adhere to flower center. Apply pebble.

1. Adhere swirl-embossed paper to oval. Cut scalloped border between each scallop, leaving top edge attached and adhere to oval edge with Beacon Zip Dry. Add flower and 1/2' circle cut from patterned paper.

Here are links to other blogs so you can see the creativity that flows from this talented group! Remember, some are set to post AFTER 11 a.m. EST on the 14th.


Madeline's Thoughts

Marisa Pawelko

Eileen Hull

Ronnie Goff

Roann Mathias

Melony Bradley

Sparkle's Tea Cup

Bonnie Bruns

Julie McGuffey

Jen Goode

Sandy Laipply

Niki Meiners

Ann Butler

Laura Bray

Lisa Rojas

Debra Quartermain

Michelle Cummings

Have fun creating and go hug someone you love!

I received product from Sizzix and Colorbox and am a partner in RockCandy Studios.