Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 2: Christmas Ornament

Welcome to week 2 of the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop! Thank you so very much to everyone who stopped by! If you missed last week, just click here – week 1. I am blown away by all the different ways the house was created during week one… seriously awesome work.

This week’s featured die is Karen Burniston’s Twist Cube Die. I went a different direction and made a Christmas ornament. I know you’ll see plenty of twisting examples during the hop but if you’d like to check out one I’ve previously done, check here – Daisy Twist Cube.

My twist cube ornament…

ornament

Views of each side of the cube…

ornament-all

I used a clear overlay to create the cube and placed my paper on the inside of the cube. This way, the photos and everything are protected from the tree branches so they don’t get all scratched up. Also, because I’m using paper and an overlay, both of which are very light, no branch will be dragged down and hanging low.

Notes: In the bottom right picture (pink with red dots), I used a date stamp to mark when the photos where actually taken. I added white paint around each square before I placed them inside the overlay.

Supplies: Sizzix Bigz XL Twist Cube 3-D Pop-Up Die #656739 by Karen Burniston, Sizzix Big Shot, clear overlay, patterned paper and punch outs from the Create Paper Snow Day Collection, Saddle Brown StazOn ink, white paint, alphabet stamps, craft tape (J and V Enterprises), Zip Dry Glue, ribbon. Photo credit: Nicole Denae Photography.

Who else is participating? Click here to find out – master list of designers.

Hope you’re enjoying the hop, just click on “hop forward” below (or in my side bar) to continue on…

See you next Thursday!

15 comments:

Karen B said...

Yes, yes, yes! Absolutely brilliant to cut the cube from transparency and put the photos behind it. Smart, clever girl with adorable family. Thanks for putting your creativity to work with my dies. You're a treasure!

Brenda Pinnick said...

LOVE It!!! great idea, awesome design, beautiful family...it's got it all!!!

Cheryl said...

Great idea!!! And so cute!

milkcan said...

How sweet! I love that yellow and white border!

Phyllis Dobbs said...

This is so cute and a wonderful display of your family photos!

Cindy Rippe said...

Love the clear overlay and pictures. Trendy Christmas colors too!

Madeline said...

Super idea! Always fun to experiment with more than just paper!

Denise Clason Studios said...

what a cute twist cube! adding your children's name, too sweet!

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is so cute. Love it!

scrapchick said...

Very cute!

CyndiU said...

Great ornament. TFS

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a wonderful little photo box! Great way to use and display your pics.

Eileen Hull said...

Love that Gretchen- was wondering if it would work with transparency! What a mind...

Melony Bradley said...

The transparency will add durability- like it lots!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

What a great idea to make an ornament! Mahalo for sharing a new way to use this cube.