Welcome to the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop. I was invited to create something for you using the Eileen Hull Scoreboard Suitcase Die in combination with our Melissa Frances product line.
I had such fun playing with this product! I had never used the Sizzix scoreboard product, and I loved making some thing a bit more sturdy with my die cut machine. Over the past few months, I've been enjoying making jewelry pieces, and once I started to assemble my first suitcase, I immediately saw it as a possibility for making darling presentation and storage boxes for jewelry.
(Supply List: Patterned Paper - Lula (PA367) • 2" resin applique wreath (CX853) • 5th Avenue Chipboard Accents (GN445) • Best wishes rub-on -discontinued • Sizzix: Scoreboards XL Suitcase Die, Cream Scorboard • Other, non Melissa Frances supplies - Copic markers, pink seam binding.)
Here are some quick instructions for my project:
• First, glue the Lula patterned paper to the cream scoreboard. Glue paper patterned side up to whichever side of the scoreboard you would like. Then, place the patterned paper face down onto the die. Finally, run it through your die cut machine.
• Using Tea Dye Distress Ink (By Ranger) and an ink applicator tool (also by Ranger), apply ink around the edges of the pieces before assembly.
• Assemble box as directed by the instructions on the die packaging with one exceiption - do not attach the handle of the suitcase to it. (We will not use the handle on this version of the project.)
• Tie pink seam binding in a double bow around the upper third of the lid.
• Distress the edges of the ledger piece from the Melissa Frances chipboard accents. Using glue dots, attach it to the project as seen in the photo.
• Using Copic markers, color the 2" resin wreath to coordinate with the patterned paper. Attach to the ledger Chipboard piece using whatever glue you would normally use to attach buttons to a project.
• Apply Rub-on sentiment to the bottom right of the lid.
FAQ about the Fresh Vintage Blog Hop:
How do I hop around to see ideas using the current featured die? Every Tuesday and Thursday between September 27-November 3, 2011 there will be a new Sizzix Fresh Vintage die featured on 6-10 of the 75 participating designers' blogs. The navigation buttons for "Hop Back" and "Hop Forward" will allow you to easily hop around and see projects featuring whatever the current die is, since those buttons are programmed to navigate only to the blogs that are participating for that die. On the next Tuesday/Thursday, the buttons will automatically reprogram themselves to navigate to the blogs that are signed up for the next featured die.
What if I start at a designer's blog that isn't one of the 6-10 signed up for that die? No problem! Simply hit either the "Hop Forward" or "Hop Back" button on the Fresh Vintage navigation widget on my blog's upper right sidebar and you'll automatically advance to one of the participating blogs.
Can I go back and view the ideas for a previously featured die? Of course! Go to the "Blog Hops" link at the top of the page. It will bring up all of the blog posts where you'll find direct links to each participating blog along with a thumbnail image of the project.
Where can I buy the Sizzix Fresh Vintage dies, by Eileen Hull? You can visit Sizzix.com to find a local and online retailers for Sizzix products. Also be sure to visit Oh My Crafts, one of this blog hop's sponsors, (between the dates of September 27-November 3, 2011) and enter for a chance to win a Flower Layers #9 die!
The Blog Hop has ended and the navigation widget is no longer in the sidebar. How can I see the ideas? Go to the "Blog Hops" link at the top of this post. It will bring up blog posts where you'll find direct links to each participating blog along with a thumbnail image of the project.