Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Oh, Christmas Tree....


Today is the last round of the Sizzix ScoreBoards Blog Hop. I must say I'm sorry to see it come to a close, because these dies definitely challenge me to think outside the box. To learn more about the Sizzix ScoreBoards, visit Eileen Hull, designer.
Today's die is a bow, consisting of several sizes of strips and buttons. I cut six of each size and probably could have added at least three more of each.

Supplies
Green Cardstock (Stampin'Up@!)
Versamark Ink
Platinum Embossing Powder
Swirl stamp (Inkadinkado)
Wooden Skewer
Sharpie (green)
Makin's Air-Dry Clay
Rhinestone Bling
Angel Pin
Cropadile

Directions

1. Stamp and emboss a full sheet of cardstock (8 1/2" X 11"). Cut six of each size strip.
2. Punch hole on each end with largest hole on the Cropadile if needed. You can also use a regular hole punch, but test it first to make sure the hole isn't too big to fit snugly on your skewer. Loop the cardstock strips and add a touch of glue to hold the ends together.
3. Color wooden skewer with Sharpie. Begin adding loops to skewer, largest at the bottom.
4. Add bling to loops and attach angel pin to top.
5. Push bottom of skewer into clay base to make a stand.

This is a very easy project and could be fun for kids, in which case I would stamp and emboss the cardstock ahead of time. (We all know that kids, embossing powder and heat don't mix!)
For more fun ways to use this die, check out the blogs of the talented designers below. Leave a comment on any of the blogs for a chance to win your own Sizzix ScoreBoard die from the first collection.

Ann Butler

Sparkle's Bow Bracelet

Bonnie Bruns

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world

Debra Quartermain

Eileen Hull

JGoode Designs

Just a Thought or Two

Life in the Craft Lane

Lolly Chops

Michelle Cummings

Marisa Pawelko

Roxi Phillips

Veronica Goff

9 comments:

JGoode said...

Once again I love the shimmer and elegance you add to all your projects. This is a lovely use of the bow die!

BJ said...

LOVE IT!!!!!...I could put that out at Christmas and none of my family would even guess it wasn't store bought...

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very nice. This would make wonderful Christmas tree decorations.

Debra said...

This is stunning, as usual your work has such an elegance!

Ann Butler said...

I love this project, you always do such a great job and so creative!

Einat Kessler said...

What a cute christmas tree!

Peg said...

I love this! What a great idea! I would love to make some of these for the holidays and they would make great gifts especially for those in the hospital or nursing homes. Love it! Love it! Love it!

Michelle Cummings said...

sooo pretty! and that angels is just perfect!

melonybradley said...

Very, very smart designing here!