Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 7 - "Treat Toppers" Three Ways

This is it ... the last set of dies brings us to the end of this amazing blog hop. Thanks to Brenda, Eileen and Karen for the opportunity to participate along with all the other very talented designers - this was fun for me.  The last die is by Eileen Hull and it is called "Treat Bag Topper".
I wanted to challenge myself to use as many of the pieces that came with this packet.  At this time of year, I knew that I could have used the toppers for several treats that are being made in the kitchen the past couple of weeks.  Instead I came up with three other ideas.
The largest topper was covered with some decorative holiday paper, inked and glittered and embellished with a Christmas flower.  The topper holds together an album of Christmas photos that we receive every year from family and friends.  I hate to throw away these photo cards after receiving them, by keep them in a fun album that can be added to every year.  A clear cover, recycled from Sizzix packaging, was embossed with a Sizzix Impression Folder just along the bottom.  Adhesive letters cut with a Sizzilit alphabet die make the title.

The next topper was painted with Fired Brick Distress Crackle paint by Ranger and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Heavy cardstock and papers make a back and a piece of clear acyrlic make the cover.  Small binder rings hold everything together for the collection of cookie recipes that can be made for a cookie exchange.  A Sizzix Gingerbread Man was decorated for the front and snippets of ribbons are tied to the rings for simple embellishments.
The smallest topper was painted with Adirondack Gold Acrylic Paint.  A small length of gold ribbon was tied to the top.  The extra cut-out hearts were painted and coated with Glossy Accents for an added embellishment.  I made a slit into the top so the bag could be pushed through. The cellophane bag holds a paper ornament made from a Sizzix die.

These little toppers can be used in many gift giving or keepsake projects.
So get yourself hopping and see how everyone has "topped" themselves for the final hop!

Sizzix Materials:
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Scoreboard XL Die - Treat Bag Toppers by Eileen Hull
Sizzix Scoreboard Mat board, white

For Photo Holder:
Sizzix Flower Layers #6 - Basic Grey
Sizzix Holly & Berries
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations - Scallops Edge
Sizzilit Wingo Zingo Alphabet
Sizzix Impression Folder - Snowflakes

For Cookie Recipe Holder:
Sizzix Gingerbread Man
Sizzilit Skittle Dee Do Alphabet

For Ornament Bag:
Sizzix Ornament, Circle 3-D
***Note from Brenda, Eileen and Karen***
Thanks for taking time to check out the Triple Play Blog Hop.  You can visit -, for more ideas from Brenda Pinnick, Karen Burnison, Eileen Hull and friends.  Also, if you have enjoyed being inspired by the ideas during this blog hop, please "like" Triple Play on Facebook :!/pages/Triple-Play/125068950891362


  1. love these Madeline! especially the cookie exchange idea! I've loved doing those with friends!

  2. These are great Madeline- you always use the materials so cleverly and in an eco-friendly way. OK, your blog is posted under Triple Play blog with the other Paper Crafters- sorry :-(

  3. Madeline, I love your toppers. They are so colorful and pretty. Merry Christmas

  4. I love your toppers! So pretty! I'm also coming by to let you know you are the winner of my Blog Hop giveaway! A $15 Cold stone creamery GC and some craft stash!

    Please e-mail me your mailing address and I'll get them out sometime next week!


  5. I love how you used the toppers to store memories and keepsakes. Extremely inventive.

  6. Really pretty toppers!! Very colorful!