Three from one

Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop!

Today, I am thankful for my friends and family, my freedom, especially my freedom to worship God as I please, and the talented designers, Eileen Hull, Brenda Pinnick and Karen Burniston, and the people at Sizzix who made this blog hop possible.

This week's die is the Frame Die, designed by Eileen Hull. This die has so many great components that I took several days just to decide what I wanted to do with it. I ended up with not one, but three projects with only one cut from this die (except the additional backing sheet for the book): a candy box with see-through top, a recipe book with a framed cover and a tiny little frame to hold a picture of one of my all-time favorite guys.

Be sure to click on the Sizzix icon to the left to continue through the blog hop to see what other designers have done with this die.

Candy Box Supplies
Square Box
Sizzix Bigz Die, Frame (Scallop Frame and Heart)
Krylon Red Spray Paint
Stazon Black ink
Swirl stamp (Stampin'up!®)
Gold Cord
Bead trim
Ivory bead and crochet trim
Beacon Quick Grip
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, Taffy
Black ribbon scrap
Acetate Sheet
Viva Decor Gold Glitter Pen
Marvy Marker, Red

1. Cut a 2 1/2" square from box top. Color inside edges with Marvy Marker. Attach acetate to inside of lid.
2. On lid, draw swirls with Glitter Pen and allow to dry.
3. Spray Paint scallop frame red and stamp with black Stazon. Glue to top of box and add gold braid trim around edge/
4. Glue bead trim around edge of lid and cover ribbon edge with ivory trim.
5. Paint heart with Smooch colors and allow to dry. Write sentiment with Sharpie pen and attach ribbon to back of heart. Adhere to top.
6. Fill with your favorite candy.

Recipe Book Supplies
Sizzix Bigz Die, Frame (Smooth edge Frame, Backing(2) and Flowers)
Krylon Espresso Spray Paint
Patterned paper, four 6"squares
Ribbon Scraps to match paper
Beacon Quick Grip
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, Siren and Taffy
Viva Decor Copper Glitter Pen
Viva Decor Pearl Paper Pen
Computer-generated title
Binder rings
Chestnut Roan ink pad (Clearsnap)

1. Adhere paper to front and back of covers.Use Pearl Paint Pen to accent paper design on outer edge only. When dry, lightly sponge edges with brown ink.
2. Spray frame with Espresso paint. Allow to dry then draw swirls with copper Glitter Pen.
3. Punch binding holes across top approximately 3/8" from the edge.
4. Adhere sentiment to center of cover and adhere frame.
5. Color flowers with Smooch inks. Sponge edges with brown ink and add accents with Pearl paper Pen and Copper Glitter Pen. Adhere to cover when dry.
6. Add binder rings and tie ribbon scraps to cover.

Tiny Frame Supplies

Sizzix Bigz Die, Frame (Small Frame)
Patterned card stock and ivory scraps
Stazon Black ink
Beacon Quick Grip
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, Siren, green and gold
Santa stamp
Red ribbon scrap
Chestnut Roan ink (Clearsnap)

1. Stamp image on ivory card stock, color and set aside.
2. Cover frame with paper, trim and sponge all edges with Chestnut Roan ink.
3. Cover back with extra cardstock, leaving the top open. Insert stamped and colored image and attach frame easel to back.
3. Tie bow through charm jump ring and adhere to frame.

There you go. Three gifts, one die. I had so much fun with this project...and I still have a bag of pieces left that I will have to use for something else.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know I will!


Eileen Hull said…
Cool project Candice- what a great idea to use as a box topper- wish I had thought of that Don't you just love technology sometimes? :-) Thanks for working with my die! Happy Thanksgiving...
Beth said…
Candice - love the see thru box topper and the great beaded trim - Happy Thanksgiving!
how cute is THAT!? I think I want to be on your valentine list!
Brenda Pinnick said…
as always, Candice, I feel like I say the same thing over and over when visiting your site- you are flippin' amazing! LOVE it!!!
just beautiful! this would make such a nice Christmas gift!
Mod Podge Amy said…
This is gorgeous! How creative!
Einat Kessler said…
What a beautiful project. I love your idea! I love the vintage feel you gave to it. Happy Thanksgiving
Cheryl said…
Wow! Would of never thought to make a box topper with that diecut. Very pretty!!!
pat moyers said…
oWhat wonderful ideas for this die. Should have known you would come up with some amazing and innovative new concepts!!!
Eileen Hull said…
Two more! How cool. Love all the rich techniques you always add!
Madeline said…
Neat ideas for each project.
Subriagirl said…
Candice, I LOVE the see through Candy topper! Wonderful use of all the pieces! Huggs
Ken Oliver said…
Hey Candice, very cool...The box topper is a great idea...I am always giving gifts of home made treats...I will totally lift this from you. Thanks for the inspiration.
3 Awesome projects!: loving the colors, bling, even utility of the 3 potential gifts from the frames. (Could you possibly bear to give these away?) Mahalo for sharing all of your how-to, also.
Ann Butler said…
Candice wonderful as always.... I always love your projects
Karen B said…
Unbelievable! My jaw is on the table again, C. That box made me say "Whoooaaa!" in some sort of odd impressed moan that frightened my dog, and then it didn't even end there - two more eye-Candice pieces to admire! (See what I did there?) You're amazing.
Candice Windham said…
Thanks for all the nice comments. I'm just reading this on Monday morning, so you have all started my week with a huge ego boost!
LollyChops said…
Such stunningf projects...and each one unique too!

Love it!

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