Week Four - Sizzix Triple-Play Blog Hop

 Simply Golden

The scent of pine drifts about my house.  I close my eyes and breathe deeply to savor the bouquet.  Immediately, memories of my childhood and the many wonderful Christmases I spent with my family fill my thoughts.

Ruby red, emerald green, and antique gold are just a few of the luscious colors that adorned our family’s tree.   Being of Italian heritage, our ornaments were always colored in opulent gold.  It is these memories that are the inspiration for this week’s project.


The Frame/Frame Back Die by Eileen Hull is perfect to create ornaments for your Christmas tree or as gifts for family and friends. They also work great as hostess or teacher gifts.

The Madonna rubber stamps by Stampsmith are perfect for this time of year and give your collage and old-world charm.

Inka Gold wax by Viva Decor provides the rich gold color for the frame.   This dense wax covers quickly and dries fast.  Buff it with a tissue and it acquires a soft shine.

-- Altered Shoes --

All that glitters is just not gold.  These cute shoes are a quick way to put a bit of bling in your little one’s wardrobe.   Liquid Fusion by ILovetoCreate makes it easy to attach little gems, seed beads, and pearls to shoes that your little girl will love.  

 All-Star Issue of Scrap and Stamp Arts Magazine
Pick up the January, 2011, issue of Scrap and Stamp Arts Magazine and learn how to create Layered, Mixed-Media Cards.  My article also includes instructions for paper batik backgrounds. 

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Week Three - Sizzix Triple Blog Hop

 One Die - Two Projects

This versatile die, Beautiful Bloom flowers by Brenda Pinnick, was such fun to use that I had to create two projects from the flowers.

From paper to fabric, you’ll find so many ways to use this great flower die just like my fellow Designers.  Remember to click on the blog hop link on the right to see more ideas. 

Quick Floral Journal

The first project is a quick journal cover that is perfect for gift giving.  The journal is a simple black book that is embellished with batik paper, ribbon, and a felt flower.  You can use the same technique to alter a simple photograph album for those photographers on your holiday gift list.

The instructions for creating paper batiks can be found in  my article for the January, 2011, All Star issue of Scrap and Stamp Arts Magazine Tulip dies  by ILovetoCreate and Inks by Ranger Industries, Inc. help you create rich-looking batiks. .

Quick Floral Bracelet

Deck your wrists with flowers with this fun bracelet and/or Choker Necklace.  Although I made my own  jump rings and  closures for the bracelet, you can purchase these findings at your local craft store. 

The bracelet takes very little time to create.  If you can sew a button on a shirt, you can make this bracelet.  You can make a matching choker necklace just by adding more length to the ribbon.

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Sizzix Triple-Blog Hop Week 2

Romantically Chic Cube

Twist Cube, 3D Pop-up, Bigz XL Die by Karen Burniston, Sizzix®

For Project and Instructions by Carol Heppner Click Here

Twist Cube Die: http://www.sizzix.com/product/2381

When we think of parties, we normally focus on indoor decorations. But think o
utside of the box and let your guests know they are in for a treat as they pull up to your home.

Imagine, if you will, a small tree outside your house alive with little white lights for the holidays. Pretty? Sure. But, at this time of year, everyone has pretty white lights. You want more.

Imagine that very same tree with a few of these Romantically Chic cubes gently swaying in breeze. Your guests will know they are in for a very special time. And, Karen's Twist Cube Die will help making these cubes a breeze.

No trees outside? Then fill a garden planter with sand, add some sturdy twigs, attach your lights and these cubes and then place your homemade tree on your porch.

What's nice about this project is that you can use these cubes as outdoor decorations any time of the year making this Sizzix die one that should be on your wish list.

These cubes are not weather proof, so they will not stand up to rain, snow, or any type of moisture. So you will have to bring them indoors right after your party.

They can be used indoors as well and would look great on Christmas trees.

If you eliminate the flower and crystal from this project, it can be folded and sent as a greeting card. Just add a Thanksgiving or Christmas greeting to one of the sides of the box.

For instructions on making this project visit my Triple-Blog Hop Page. At the bottom of the instructions, you will find a link that will allow you to download the instructions. There is also a list of companies whose products were used in this project.

To see the master post on Sizzix blog visit: http://sizzixblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/sizzix-triple-play-blog-hop.html

Please make sure to visit my fellow Designer's blogs for more ideas.
Just click on the Blog Link on the right-hand column.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you liked this week's project.