Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's A ScoreBoard Hop - Box with Flap

Hi there! Welcome to the first ScoreBoard Blog Hop! If you're coming here first, you may want to head back to Eileen Hull's Blogas she is the starting point today. I was so thrilled when Eileen asked me to join along on this hop, not only because she is such a great friend, but also because I LOVE these new ScoreBoards that she has developed with the fine folks at Sizzix. You've probably seen me use them before, but these are the MOST amazing dies - they are designed to use with matboard and chipboard. This fact allows you to make the most sturdy creations!

I am very fortunate to live quite close to Eileen, so whenever she and I get together, the ideas are flying around non-stop. So after we had lunch this last time, I asked if she had tried using felt with her dies. She hadn't, but thought it was a great idea - and look at how great it turned out! This was done by adhering the felt to the matboard with spray adhesive. I was so excited when I saw it!

When I was decorating it, I couldn't help to think how cute it would have been if it were stitched. I decided to try and peel off the felt from the sections that I wanted to stitch. It came off perfectly! I stitched it (with the wrong tension - darn it!) and ran it through my Xyron to re-adhere it. Isn't it the coolest? Just imagine the possibilities if you wanted to embroider it!

After re-adhering the felt, I added some festive ribbon and stamped book plate (Stamps - Boo To You from PTI; bookplate - Ovals from an old Sizzix die)to create a fun Halloween box! I decided this would be fun to send off to far-off family members for Halloween, so I filled it with a few candies that wouldn't melt in the mail. Self-adhesive Velcro was a perfect closure on this.

There is so much that you can do with this box! Beav already figured out that he can fit baseball cards in them, so he's requested a special one just for him, which means that Wally can't be far behind. As you can see, I'm going to be making LOTS of this one!

Thanks for stopping by today. Join us again in two weeks when we take a look at another die in this series (we are going to do this blog hop every other Wednesday until all the dies in this series have been highlighted - whoo hoo!). ScoreBoards will be available next month, so be sure to look for them in your favorite store soon! Here's where I get to send you on your way - your next stop is Ann Butler's Blog. Other participants include:

Karen Burniston
Korie B.
Eileen Hull

Be well.


Eileen Hull said...

Love it Jenn! Wow- felt= good idea. And baseball cards... I must put that on my list of great things to put in this box. Thanks for Hopping!

Fabrizio said...

That's great Jenn, I love orange so it's right up my street ! LOL TFS X Fab

Korie said...

I love the felt & the stitching. It makes the box feel so cozy. And I know the box is sturdy enough to stand up to the felt. Fantastic idea!!

I had not thought about putting treats into the box. Don't let my daughter see it! :)

Ann Butler said...

Great use of the box, love the felt and stitching...

Whimcees said...

What a clever idea to use the felt and stitching! Very festive and colorful! Thank you for sharing!

Barbara Diane

KarenB said...

Wow! If that is not the coolest thing! I love, love, love the felt and the stitching. What a fabulous project!

kim-paperbabe said...

WOw Jenn, This is stunning in felt I really have to get myself one now!!! TFS, Kim :)

Diane said...

Love the felt and stitching..this die looks awesome!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Great die shape, Jenn -- love how you covered it with felt! Definitely makes a cute candy container, but I love that your boys want to store their baseball cards in them!

gabrieladelworth said...


This is such a fabulous Halloween box!

~ Gabriela ~