Wednesday, October 19, 2011

{ Fresh Vintage Sizzix Blog Hop }

Welcome to the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop.

I am so excited to be a part of this very talented group of designers bringing you inspiration each week. You are in for such a treat! Every Tuesday and Thursday for the next 6 weeks (this is week 4), one of the 12 dies in the Fresh Vintage collection will be featured. 6-10 projects for every die will be posted by 75 of the most creative designers in our industry.

To view the hop, you can click on the Fresh Vintage blinkie on the sidebar or immediately below. This will take you around to all of the designers on the hop OR you can see all the links on Eileen Hull's blog.

I was invited to create a project using the Sizzix Bigz Die - Leaves.

Here is what I created.

I have some photos to show you how I created this little Christmas tree.

I started by stamping the cardstock with Clearsnap Jumbo Rollagraph Stamp Wheel Doodle, Clearsnap Jumbo Rollagraph Self-Inking Handle and Clearsnap Top Boss Watermark Ink. I heat embossed with Clearsnap Top Boss Embossing Powder: Pearl. I made 3 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.
I used my Sizzix Big Shot Machine and Sizzix Bigz Die - Leaves to die cut leaves for my project. I mostly die cut large leaves and then die cut smaller leaves as needed.

I slightly curled each leaf with and end of a paint brush. I started at the base of the cone and evenly spaced and adhered large leaves using sewing pins. I did glue the leaves once I had them in the right position. I alternated the three different sizes to fill up the cone.
I added Clearsnap Glue Gloss to each leaf tip and sprinkled with Clearsnap Glitter: Peridot.

I painted the little pot to match the embossed snowflakes. I cut apart Clearsnap Design Adhesive: Let's Party and created the border around the top edge with Clearsnap Glitter: Peridot. The ball at the top is from a little branch I got at a store last year and it matches the glitter perfectly!!!!

I hope you enjoyed my project!!!

Once again, to view the hop, you can click on the Fresh Vintage blinkie immediately below. This will take you around to all of the designers on the hop OR you can see all the links on Eileen Hull's blog.

*** [Hop back] or [Hop forward] to visit some other amazing projects***

****For a chance to win this die be sure to visit Oh My Crafts, one of this blog hop's sponsors, (between the dates of September 27-November 3, 2011) and enter for a chance to win a Sizzix Bigz Die - Leaves die!****

Have fun hopping!

For more information on Sizzix and Clearsnap products used in my project click on the photos/links below.


  1. Absolutely FABULOUS!
    What a work of natural Art!
    Hugs and Blessings,

  2. Anonymous12:24 AM

    Your tree is incredible!


  3. Wow Daniela- what a great project! I love your little tree and so clever the way you used the leaves to make the branches. This is just so adorable. Beautiful photos too- cool rounded corners- nice! Thanks for hopping with us!

  4. Daniela, you always come up with the most beautiful, creative projects!

  5. how creative, came out so lovely!
    Eva :0)

  6. super idea for the leaves, Daniela! love it!

  7. Wow, this is really creative and beautiful! Tfs and have a great day. :)

  8. Daniela, I am absolutely lusting over this project. So simple, yet so super elegant and creative.

  9. Daniela, this project is just beautiful! Great job!

  10. Very cool idea love the paper and the color your leaf tree is very cute. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  11. Anonymous3:17 PM

    OOOO, stamped, embossed & glittered! And such a creative use of the die, too. I will post this on the StyroCraft Facebook page for sure!

  12. Such a cute project. Love the white snowflakes. :)

  13. Wow! I am blown away by the creativity (and beauty) of this project. Clever, clever, talented and clever!

  14. I love your branches... that's a fabulous idea!

  15. WOW, Daniela, this is awesome! From the embossed design to the green glitter...I love this!

  16. Isn't it amazing what you can make into a tree? Very vintagy. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Truly a work of Art. I wish I could get my mind to work like this. I recently purchased a
    Big Shot Sizzix and received several dies. I have mostly been focusing on flat items, never even considered something so dimensional. Fantastic design.


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