Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 1: Lil' Red Schoolhouse



Welcome to the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop! I'm so honored to be included in my 3rd Sizzix Blog Hop, and this one is the best one yet! 60+ very talented designers are participating (don't worry! You have a week to go through them!); for the next couple of months, we will be each showing you our individual takes on a particular die on Thursday. Three die designers, Eileen Hull, Karen Burniston and Brenda Pinnick have come up with some fantastic dies to showcase.

The first die that we are showcasing is one of Eileen's new Scoreboard dies. It is the new 3D house for the Sizzix Big Shot Pro and it is designed to work with matboard and chipboard, for a sturdier creation (you can use it with paper, too, though!). For my project, I decided to keep it simple and create a fun gift box for a teacher. Making a little red schoolhouse was easy with some red and brown acrylic paint. For the roof detail, I simply drew in shingle lines with a Copic marker.



I then added a flagpole (which is one of those fancy fork-like toothpicks painted white). The flag, an apple for the teacher, was created with Papertrey Ink cardstock and the stamps were from Papertrey's Teacher's Apple.



I used hot glue to adhere one side of the roof piece, but then I left the other side open. I thought it would be fun to let it open and close, so I used some magnetic tape along the inside. I think this would be so cute filled with candy or even a teacher's survival kit of hand sanitizer, a small tissue pack and a little bottle of headache medicine. The possibilities are endless with this fun die!

There are two ways to proceed on the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. The first way is to use the blinkie tool on my right margin; this fantastic widget (developed by the amazing Jen Goode! Thanks Jen!) allows you to go back or forward to the people next to me on the list. The second way to navigate through the blog hop is to go to the Sizzix Blog for a complete list of participants. Take your time & enjoy! The talent that has been assembled is amazing!

Be well.


Sizzix Supply List:
656836
Sizzix ScoreBoards Pro Die - House, 3-D by Eileen Hull

656852
Sizzix Little Sizzles - 12" x 12" Mat Board Pack

Sizzix Big Shot Pro

25 comments:

melonybradley said...

We can always use new teacher gift ideas! Very clever
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Karen B said...

This is incredible. I love everything about this, Jen, including your ideas for how to fill it with a perfect teacher gift. Brilliant!

alwayscharlie said...

This little school house is so sweet! I really like the idea of the roof being open too! TFS

Candice Windham said...

Great design!

Candice Windham said...

Great design!

JGoode said...

your little flag is my favorite part - cute idea! The magnet closure is so smart...

Mod Podge Amy said...

Your little schoolhouse is delightful. That flag makes me smile!

Cheryl said...

Love your little red schoolhouse idea! Super cute!

Brenda Pinnick said...

This is just precious! I love the simplicity of it- great teacher gift, I agree!

Madeline said...

Great, great gift idea!

Teri A said...

Yes this would look so cute sitting on a teachers desk and fill it with candy would make an added gift
Thanks,
Teri

Colleen Schaan said...

Love the flag!!! Great idea

Eileen Hull said...

Jenn, so cute! Love that magnet roof closure idea and also the flag. What teacher would not love to get this? You rock that schoolhouse! :-)

Ann Butler said...

Great idea...

milkcan said...

The flag is awesome!

Roxi Phillips said...

Love the simplicity of a little red school house. The hinged roof with magnet closure is perfect!

TheresaCifali said...

I like the nice clean design. It really looks like a school house.

Einat Kessler said...

I love your house. What a wonderful idea.

Jessica said...

Adorable, and the teachers rescue kit.... priceless. Any teacher would love it I'm sure!

craftaholic said...

TFS!!! That is very cute and I think i need that to add to my scrapbooking tools!!!
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BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

WOW. Thanks for being part of the hop
Rebecca Minor
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Lyneen said...

Precious school house! Super idea to use the magnetic tape.... TFS!

Decorables said...

How wonderful.I am grateful for talented people who create beautiful things:)

HawaiianLibrarian said...

I love your little red schoolhouse teacher giftbox. Lucky teacher! Mahalo for your creative use of the die.

gscrapbooks said...

This is so cute Jen! Awesome job!