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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop!!  I am so excited to be working with The Twinery and Sizzix's very own Eileen Hull for this blog hop!

There are 60 designers participating in this hop using 12 different dies! Isn't that fun!  Here is how the blog hop is set up:
  • Each week, for 6 weeks, there will be new projects featured in the hop. You don’t need to worry about finding a long link list or a specific post, because that little button on the top right side bar will automatically take you to the most recent projects.  (This is week 3 of the blog hop)
  • Did you miss a day or miss a week? Don’t worry, just visit the “FAQ” section at the bottom of this post for more info!
The die that I am using for this project today is the Flower, 3-D Wrapped which is super, super fun!!

Here is the Twinery Twine that I've used on today's project.

Now onto the project!

This die made the most gorgeous flowers and I found that there were so many fun ways to embellish the center of them too! 

I decided to create hair accessories and I even used a few of the gifts to decorate my package!   That black crocheted piece around the box is a headband.  Then I clipped two flowers made from the Wrapped Flower Die on to it!  And then, I wrapped 3 colors of the Twinery's twine around the headband to complete the package decorations.

Here is a closeup of the blue flower.  I cut this one from felt that I bought off the roll at Hobby Lobby.  This flower was made for pennies!  I used the die to cut 2 layers and then rolled the flower together.  With this die your flower can look different just by how tight you roll the flower and how many layers you add!  I LOVE that!!  After I put the layers together, I inserted a group of beads that I also picked up for next to nothing at Hobby Lobby in the wedding aisle.

Here is the red flower and my favorite!  I cut 2 layers of red burlap with the die and also cut 2 layers of a light brown tulle! It cut both fabrics so easily!  I alternated the fabrics so that the tulle was on top.  Then I hot glued an old vintage button I had in my stash to the center.  So easy and fun!

Here is what the headband and flower look like together.  And below is my sweet little girl modeling it for me.

I really love how the flowers turned out and how the twine dresses up the box even more!!

Be sure to click on the Sizzix Fresh Vintage icon (below or on my side bar) to see what the other designers have done with the Wrapped Flower die!  You are in for a treat!

Twine:  The Twinery
Die:  Sizzix Flower 3D Wrapped


  1. Beautiful, Jen! Great color combo, and awesome jeweled centers on those flowers.

  2. Jen- wow! If I got a present wrapped like that I would never wnat to open it it's so pretty! Love how you used all of the different materials and also your photography is outstanding. Thank you so much for joining us on this hop!

  3. Just wonderful, your combination of colors and textures striking!

  4. AWESOME job Jen! These are amazing!

  5. Oh my Jen! These are absolutely gorgeous....I know what you need to start selling now! My favorite is the burlap/tulle flower. Did you just attached them with clips so that you can put them on the headband?

    Sadie is just adorable and she was such a great little model! I love her curls.....I miss those days! Now I just get attitude when trying to do her hair. :)

  6. beautiful gift! Love how you used 3 different twines!

  7. Love Love Love it all!
    Sweet lil daughter, too.
    Looks great!
    Hugs and Blessings,

  8. What a creative and inexpensive way to use this die! The possibilites are endless! Your daughter has a future in modeling! She's lovely!

  9. Beautiful, wonderful colors and projects, thanks for sharing.

  10. Okay, love it on so many levels. Not only did you make beautiful headbands, but they served double duty as gift wrap. Double hearts!

  11. wowo so beautiful love the colors and the differant types of textures you have done. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  12. I love the red flower, too, and your daughter is so adorable, Jen!

  13. What a cute idea! The red flower headband looks just as good wrapped around the gift box... very clever!

  14. Lovely flowers, lovely twine, Lovely gift. A triple play!

  15. What a fabulous gift, Jen! I love the accessories you made with the flower die and the twine wraps up the package so nicely. Who wouldn't love to receive this!

  16. Jen that little package is so cute! I love the flowers! And Sadie is darling as ever!


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