Monday, October 31, 2011

Scoreboard Die - Caddy Project

A friend and fellow CHA Designer, Eileen Hull designs Scoreboard dies for Sizzix®.  These are specialty dies for cutting mat board.  Many of us are supporting her with a blog hop during October and November by creating projects to feature her 12 new designs which were introduced this summer.  I received the Caddy die to work with, plus Image Stamps designed by Lara Scott and Baker's Twine from The Twinery.

        This is my project:


And these are the supplies I received plus a package of mat board.  I also used DecoArt® Acrylic paint, a sea sponge and a box of Elmer's Craftbond pop-up medium Glue Spots, gros grain ribbon, twill tape and Elmer's Tacky glue:


This is how it all came together:

1.  Dip a dampened sea sponge into a little DecoArt® Americana pink paint. 


2.  Sponge the paint all over 2 pieces of white mat board.  Sponge lightly at first; you can always add more color.


3.  Stamp the design onto the painted mat board.  I used black ink.  Note:  Make sure the paint is dry.


4.  With the patterned side facing down (on the die), cut two sets of shapes using the die.
5.  Assemble two caddys, then glue the backs together.  (I used Elmer's Tacky glue.)
6.  Referring to the photograph, glue 5/8" wide, black gros grain ribbon around the top of the caddy about 1/4" from the edge then glue off white, or blush pink cotton twill tape on top of the black.
7.  Create twine buttons as follows:
    •  Tie an overhand knot at the end of a 12" piece of twine.  
    •  Push the knot into the center of a glue spot.

  
    •  Wind the twine around the center knot, pushing into the glue spot as you wind.
 

    •  When the spot is covered, cut the twine and push the end under the spot.  
    •  Glue the twine buttons onto the twill border.

This little caddy is perfect for holding business cards, index cards and anything else you need to keep handy.  Gluing two together, gives me twice the space to store my stuff!  If you'd like to see more great projects created with this die, just hop forward via the Sizzix Fresh Vintage logo on the left. 

Wouldn't you just love to have this die, some bakers' twine and two of Lara's stamps?  Well here's a giveaway for you:


Here's how you enter to win: 
You will also see the blue, Designer Crafts Connection logo on the left, just above the Sizzix Fresh Vintage logo.  Many of the DCC designers are also participating in Eileen's blog hop.  Hop forward through these DCC designer blogs and see how many you can find with the Sizzix Fresh Vintage logo on their blog.  If you complete the  DCC hop, you will end up back here.  Tell me how many are participating in my comments section and I will pick a winner from those of you who found them all.  I will announce the winner on November 8th, so check back - you'll also find I'm having another Giveaway on November 8th - a Sizzix Sidekick with 2 sets of Sizzlets alphabets - Script and Girls are Weird!!   Y'all come back now............

Yours truly,
Julie :) 

35 comments:

  1. Love it Julie! Lovin the color choices & techniques.

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  2. What a great looking caddy! I love the effect with the sea sponge and those twine buttons are genius! The stamps are really pretty!

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  3. Really cute Julie! Loved how you did the buttons

    www.mel-designs.typepad.com

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  4. This is a awesome caddy. Love the idea of your twine buttons. I am also glad to see you use a lot of the Elmer's products, I have looked at them but have not tried them because I was a bit afraid they would not hold.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  5. The twine buttons are a great technique Julie! Love how you used the sea sponge and stamping over too- very cool! AND a great giveaway too. Thanks for hopping along :-)

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  6. Awesome Idea love the spong look and it also looks like mesh over it you have done such a cool job.The Twine looks cool. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com
    www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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  7. Great caddy. I found 40 DCC designers on this hop.
    Blessings,
    Peggy Allen

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  8. Such a terrific project Julie...love how you used each and every element!
    julieranae@hotmail.com

    Going to spread the love over on FB : )

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  9. These are wonderful projects!! There are five other designers participating.

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  10. Really love this....the twine buttons are so very cute.

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  11. O WOW SUPER DUPER !! Love it!!

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  12. Beautiful caddy, Julie. Those twine buttons are delicious.

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  13. Lots of AWESOME goodness in this giveaway! THANKS for the opportunity!

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  14. Great job on your caddy. I tried taking the other blog hop; found 26 with both Sizzex and Dcc before I ended up in a terrible loop. Sorry I could not get to all the sites but certainly enjoyed "the ride".

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  15. What fun to see all of the projects. I spied 5 designers from Designers Crafts participating in the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Hop. Thanks for sharing your wonderful, colorful project.
    csparky61@yahoo.com

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  16. Oh, how pretty! Love the black swirls on the pink. Classy and elegant. What great ideas! I loved all TEN of them. :o) Thanks for the give-away.

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  17. Okay, I'm back.. I misunderstood the question and only checked on the designers for today's hop, not for the complete Sizzix Fresh Vintage Hop. So.... I believe that 33 out of the 48 designers are also participating in the Sizzix hop. I do know that I viewed so many beautiful projects and found many more blogs to follow. I guess it is a good thing I am unemployed right now!

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  18. Wow! Your caddy is gorgeous! And what a fabulous giveaway!! Thanks for the chance!

    I loved looking at all 10 of the designers blogs!!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  19. Very special, and it's more than just a pretty caddy, it's quite useful, too. Love the black & white twine "buttons" -- genius!

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  20. I think this is a great giveaway. So many fun things to make. I found 13.

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  21. i counted 10... hope that's right?
    taraz9 at excite dot com

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  22. Beautiful caddy! Love it- swirling with ideas for gifts. I enjoyed looking at the DCC group- found lots of new blogs to read, sigh, my house will never get cleaned! Seems to me about 32 of them love fresh vintage but I must say I probably lost my way. Ps the last linked blog was not working....

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  23. Alessandra Loiacono11/03/2011

    The blog hop was fun! Thank you so much for the chance to win this wonderful kit! I love your projects, awesome twine buttons!
    And the number is: 31
    I hope I'm right! :)

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  24. Hi Julie - I got up to 20, and then Crafty Chica did not have the link on her page... I went back to the list, but I kept going round in circles.... sigh.

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  25. Great ideas. I counted 40 DCC Designers w/Sizzix logos on their blogs.
    Peggy Allen

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  26. I so love accessories and bling! I would love to win this fab prize. Thanks for the chance.

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  27. I absolutely love your project! I'm so going to make some twine buttons like that soon! :)

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  28. Wow how fabulous. love this sweet little caddy!!!! Love your blog heading back to read more of your post...thanks for sharing and the give-away.

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  29. What a neat idea with the caddy! I think it work with a magnet strip on back and put on fridge to hold notes or recipe cards. Thanks for the great idea.

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  30. Fun stuff and great hop- loads of great projects! Jeez though! Why didn't you ask how many DIDN'T display the button!? ;) I found 27 (counting this blog) that did. btw- http://thecraftychica.blogspot.com/ doesn't have the DCC button up so there's no moving past her page without going back to the DCC homepage. :(

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  31. LOVE this idea!! I would have NEVER thought of this but it is AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  32. OKAY I'm back and I think I counted TEN!!?? Hope that I am right!! THANKS for the chance to win and for the heads up about the other giveaways!! =) I am a HUGE Sizzix FAN and a NEW follower of yours!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  33. Well, I made a stab at counting but was repeatedly distracted by all the fun and then hit a dead-end at Kathy C-M's (no link), so I think I should at least get a prize for stick-to-itiveness. :) Anyway, my iffy count is 25 plus you. Love your fabulous project!

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  34. Well, I made a stab at counting, but I was continually distracted by all the fun going on at each stop and then I ran into a dead-end at Kathy C-M's (no link) and had to backtrack, so maybe I should at least get a prize for double-duty. :) Anyway, my iffy count is 25 plus you! And your caddy project is fabulous!

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