Triple-Play Blog Hop Week 7

Merry Christmas

It’s been a busy seven days!  Paul and I visited Washington, DC and enjoyed seeing the Washington Ballet’s version of the Nutcracker.  The choreography, dancing, costumes, and sets were amazing and inspiring. 

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The past seven weeks of this blog hop seemed to have passed in a wink of Santa’s eye!  It’s been so much fun and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my work and the hard work of my fellow designers.

This week, we have an awesome topper die that will be perfect for Christmas and throughout the year.  It’s a die that is on my Christmas wish list and you’ll want it on yours as well.

Some of you may think that you don't have the time to create toppers for your gifts.  Time is getting short. You can still create some toppers for those loved ones in your life.  Create one special topper for each of them.  The Sizzix dies make it a snap to create a number of these at one time.  Once you cut the shapes, you can enlist other family members to help you assemble the pieces. 

The smallest bag in my instructions can be used as a place card.  Just slip after dinner mints or Christmas candy in the bag and place the person's name on the top of the package.  You can also use the wide snowflakes as tags.

Learn how to create these three looks with these free instructions.
Note from Eileen Hull:
"Thanks for checking out the Triple Play Blog Hop! Please visit for more fun ideas from Brenda Pinnick, Karen Burniston, Eileen Hull and friends. 

If you have enjoyed seeing all of the inspiring ideas on the blog hop, please "like" Triple Play on Facebook:!/pages/Triple-Play/125068950891362. Happy Holidays!"

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 


  1. Cute. I like the textured layers. Are the wired snowflakes attached to the top?

  2. Hi Cindy,

    The complete instructions -- can be found by clicking the words "free instructions". And yes, they are attached to the back of the topper. Also, the snowflakes are glued to the ends of the wire.

  3. What wonderful ideas Carol, I just love what you created. This was so much fun! Merry Christmas!

  4. Hi Madeline, Thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you too!

  5. Oh fun! Love this Carol, as always. Sorry it was painful to get up- some days are just like that... This is a beautifyul project. Thanks so much for joining the hop and adding beauty to the group :-) Merry Christmas!

  6. Beautiful!I love the snowfllakes on the wire. I really loved all your projects on the hop.
    Merry Christmas

  7. Thanks, Eileen. There must have been heavy Internet traffic for reasons unknown. I have loved being in this hop and using all of your dies cuts. I've grown in so many ways, thanks to the three of you. Thank you, too, Einat. That is so sweet of you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Everyone.


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