Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ScoreBoards Blog Hop

{ETA: I fixed some broken links down below; I apologize if you're receiving this a second time this morning!}

Good morning! You're in for a real treat today - it's another Blog Hop for Eileen Hull's Sizzix ScoreBoards. Today's showcase is the Ruffle Cupcake Holder, which will be available in just a couple of short weeks!

You may remember that I showed you one of these previously. Today's picture shows you just how VERSATILE this die is! While my last one was understated and elegant, this one is full of whimsy and bling - perfect for a girl's birthday party, don't you think? In fact, the only thing that my two samples have in common is that I punched holes in each scallop!

This is really easy to recreate, and to create in bulk. It's a matter of just a few simple steps, starting by using some spray adhesive to stick together the matboard and felt (yes, it's felt! So darn cute!). I used my Big Shot with the ScoreBoard die to cut it with ease! Assembling this die is just a matter of putting in the bottom piece and adding some brads (I chose some really blingy ones here!). I punched the holes along the top with my Cropadile and added some coordinating Stickles for the finishing touch. You know what the hardest part was here? Just waiting for it to dry! (Is my crafting impatience growing to legendary proportions yet, or what?!)

I was over at Eileen's house a couple of weeks ago for a demonstration day and we made a ton of these! They look great all grouped together! I think I've mentioned this before, but when I get together with Eileen, my brain goes into overdrive. The ideas are flying around fast enough to make you dizzy if you aren't careful - and she came up with the MOST brilliant idea for this die. See, we were talking about frosting (take a moment to savor that) and how I was thinking about a way to make these a bit more reusable...Eileen's brilliant moment? To die cut these from plastic placemats! Of course she had found some really pretty ones from IKEA, so I quickly cut it and it was PERFECT! I am definitely going to be on the lookout for some beautiful placemats when I'm out and about!

Just wait until you see the talent that Eileen assembled for today's hop! Here are all the stops along the hop - make sure you stop and say Hi!

Laura Bray

Fabrizio Martellucci

Bonnie Bruns

Barbara Mattheisson

Denise Clason

Lorine Mason

Gabriela Delworth

Eileen Hull

Ann Butler

Candice Windham

Thanks for stopping by today! Be well,


Ann Butler said...

This is just adorable...

Eileen Hull said...

Jenn, love that felt one... so soft. It would be cute for a baby shower too maybe... Thanks for playing with these!

Fabrizio said...

Love it ! And jewelled brad (tap his forehead) never thought of using them ! X Fab

KarenB said...

Little girls would just LOVE a party with blingy cupcake holders like this! I also love the idea of the placemats - you could even check thrift stores for them. Great idea!

Barbara said...

This is darling!

Korie said...

I would have never thought to use felt. What a fantastic idea!

Laura Bray said...

Don't you love playing with the brads with this? Very cute design!

Denise Clason Studios said...

just plain Adorable!

Brenda Pinnick said...

really nice, Jenn! so sweet!

gabrieladelworth said...


I love this piece and the light blue colour!

~ Gabriela ~

Sharon Harnist said...

What wonderful felt, Jenn, and a darling blingy cupcake holder! Die cutting these from plastic placemats is brilliant!

Anabelle said...

This is soooo cute!! What a great little project!!