Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop - Flower 3D Wrapped

Welcome to another day, another die, featuring Eileen Hull's Fresh Vintage dies from Sizzix. Today's selection of Eileen Hull's Fresh Vintage Dies is Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower, 3D Wrapped.   When I received this die, I immediately had an idea of how I wanted to use it.  Sometimes you never know if your idea will pan out in the way you would like.  I like the experiment of trying and it came out pretty cool.  It is being used as a new autumn decoration in our house.
The die-cut pieces make the perfect little shade for miniature lights.   I chose to use both of the sizes for the shades, but use two different papers and two different colors.  The type of papers used were parchment paper, used for baking, and orange glassine paper. The two-tone shades on the lights looked fine, but I needed to take it a step further and add some leaves.  So what better leaves to add but those cut from Eileen's Fresh Vintage Leaves die. The leaves were cut from dark green velvet paper and fabric that was fused together with an iron fusible.  (I used Steam a Seam.)  The velvet paper leaves were embossed with a Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

To attach the flower shades to the lights, I began with the larger flower shape.  Use small pieces of red line tape to form the flower shape. (NOTE: I overlapped the ends by one scallop.)  Complete all before adding the smaller shape. Attach the smaller shape the same way as the larger, except, overlap the ends over two scallops.  I cut the flower cap out of green vellum, any lightweight paper can be used.  Clip the shape so it can be placed around the top.  Slightly overlap the cut edges and glue with Beacon Zip Dry glue. To add the leaves, I slipped the stems of the leaves through the wires and glued the stem to the back of the leaf with Beacon Fabric Tac glue.  Alternate the groups of the leaf die-cuts between the lights.  Hang the strand up for display or wrap the strand around a post or find another interesting area to display the light strand.
I was also sent some fun products from Epiphany Crafts. I was not familiar with these until receiving them. Some fun embellishments can be made with these products. The products I used along with Eileen's dies were the round shape tool, the scallop circle tool, the corresponding epoxy shapes, felt flowers and vintage  settings embellishments.
I combined Eileen's flower die, the Epiphany Crafts tools, one of Karen Burniston's dies and older Sizzix alphabet dies to create this three-dimensional table decoration.

To see all the other creations for the "Wrapped Flower" die, all you need to do is click forward or backward on the "Fresh Vintage" button that is located to the right of this post at the top of the right column.
You can see the previous creations by others with more of Eileen's new line by going to her blog to check them out in case you missed them. Also, go visit Oh My Crafts blog and please leave a comment for a chance to win this die.

EXTRA! EXTRA!  Visit today only (10/13/2011) and receive 25% off all Eileen Hull dies.  Promo Code is:SZEH25.  This offer excludes "Outlet" items and cannot be combined with other discounts. Check out this link to read about Eileen and the dies.


  1. How fun Madeline! The lights are so festive, what a perfect way to decorate!

  2. Whoa! Blow me down!!
    Your projects are
    P E R F E C T I O N!
    Hugs and Blessings,

  3. Brilliant! Such a creative, clever and festive way to use this die! Love it!

  4. Great idea with the lights! I'm inspired.

  5. Wonderful idea for light covers, and love the bloom grow project. thanks for sharing.

  6. Very Beautiful this is a great idea i love it. love the colors. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  7. I love this idea... not only a floral garland but with wee little lights as well! Very, very festive!

  8. Lovely and extremely clever - Now am I talking about your project or you as a designer and friend....Perhaps both!

  9. Thanks everyone for those wonderful positive comments. Happy to hear your thoughts. It was a fun project that came to me as soon as I saw Eileen's die. When you have good products to work with it make creating so easy and fun!

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