October 10, 2011

Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Day 5 of the Fresh Vintage Blog Hop! Every Tuesday and Thursday for the next 4 weeks some of the most creative designers in this industry will be bringing you inspiration using each of the 12 Sizzix Fresh Vintage Collection dies designed by Eileen Hull. There will be 6 -10 projects per die to get your creative juices flowing. I am so honored to be included among this group of designers!

To visit each blog in the hop, you can click on the Fresh Vintage blinkie on the sidebar or right below.

I received the 3-D Scoreboard Vase and since Halloween is only a few weeks away, I chose to create a spooky tablescape to get in the spirit.

This die really is versatile! I was able to create a variety of containers with different materials to hold lots of Halloween treats by using the die-cut shape as intended and by altering it just a bit.

First I cut the die from Matboard (you can purchase through Sizzix) which is a very cool material that really shows the full potential of this die. It scores halfway through the matboard allowing the vase to curve nicely and also gives a nice dimension to your project.

Next, I colored in every other score using Colorbox Pigment Ink in Silver and a Stylus, added some pipe cleaners as spider legs through the bottom of the vase and topped it off with a label and a little bling. It is easiest to add the legs before you secure the bottom.

The second container also utilizes the matboard - I cut 2 of the vases and connected them together with tape. This container does not have a bottom (although you could make one) so I layered several squares of tulle to hold the candy and to add some more texture to the display. To decorate the vase, I heat embossed the tree stamp and created a resist by running the Colorbox Pigment Stamp Pad in Spooktacular along the entire length of the vase.

The next container is also full size but cut from cardstock. It is not thick enough to reach the scoring blades on the die but you can always score by hand if you want the lines. I used a Rollagraph stamp on the background and dipped the edges in Black Velvet Smooch Spritz mixed with water to get the drippy ink effect. The label is also stamped from the Spooktacular ink pad and heat embossed with a clear, opalescent color.

To create these cupcake wrappers, I cut the die from cardstock and then cut them in half. Just make sure you trace the bottom arc of the die to ensure a rounded bottom. The background is a heat embossed spider web and the edges are Glue Glossed and dipped in Charcoal glitter. I used the Spooktacular stamp pad again to stamp the sentiment and then secured the label with a string of twine.

And finally, I decorated a plain glass vase by cutting several sheets of felt with the die and layering them upon one another to create grass hills and then filling it in with little gravestones and ghosts. The felt is tied on with tulle and will be easy to remove when Halloween is over so the glass vase can be reused.

See, it really is a versatile and fun die!

Sizzix Products: Fresh Vintage Scoreboard XL Die - 3-D Vase, Big Shot, XL Cutting Pads, Matboard
 - Ink: Colorbox Pigment Ink - Spooktacular, Frost White, Silver; Colorbox Decades Antiquing Ink - Venetian Lace
 - Smooch Spritz: Black Velvet, Silver Foil
 - Rollagraph: Jumbo Rollagraph Stamp Wheel - Doll Faces; Jumbo Rollagraph Self-Inking Handle; Jumbo Rollagraph Ancient Page Ink Cartridge - Coal Black
 - Top Boss Embossing Powder: Black, White, Clear, Opalescent Clear
 - Glitter: Charcoal
 - Stylus Starter Set
 - Glue Gloss
 - ColorCatcher
Other Products:
Stamps: Hero Arts, Pink Paislee
Cardstock: Bazill Basics, DCWV
Twine: The Twinery
Bling: Basic Grey
Adhesive: Tombow
Foam Dots: Therm-o-Web
Marker: Sharpie
Heat Gun: Darice
Other: tulle, felt, string, pipe cleaners

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' blogscurrent 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 from any blog's 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 the page. It will bring up blog posts where you'll find direct links to each participating blog along with a thumbnail image of the project.


Eileen Hull said...

Sabrina, this is totally amazing! Wow! You really went to town with that die. I want to come to your house for the Halloween party :-) Love the felt vase wrap especially. Thanks so much for joining our hop!

Jonathan F said...

I agree with Eileen. I'm coming to your house for Halloween. Except I'd spend the whole party studying your creations. :)

Cheryl said...

love your halloween stuff! i just don't have time this year - job interviews, spring (autumn!) cleaning and mortgage appointments are getting the better of me...

jamie long said...

Everything is awesome! Halloween is my very favorite holiday.

CindiB said...

Tons of creatively spooky fun! Looks like a fabulous party, for sure!

Karen B said...

Love it! Great ideas!

Eva said...

wow all of you projects are fabulous, looks like the makings of a great party!!!
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

sharon g said...

WOW, I've never thought of using it that way. I LOVE IT!!!!! I really need to look at youtube videos or something to get even more ideas... sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

Linda Carson said...

WOW! What creative, festive fun! Excellent idea...just excellent!

Kim H said...

love the tablescape. great decoration and treat holders. thank you for sharing.

Alisha said...

Great ideas, what a beautiful spread. Makes me hungry.

KimberlyRae said...

Super F U N!!
Great ideas you have [taking notes]!
Hugs and Blessings,

Cheryl said...

This is so cute! Amazing and so festive!

Leah Crowe said...

What an amazing halloween table!!
I love all the spooky tableware.. you rocked that die!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you really gave this die a workout! And each container is so cute. What a fabulous vignette.

steph said...

Wow, what an awesome table setting. Love it.