Welcome to Stop #6 on the Stampin Addicts 2011 Occasions Mini Blog Hop!
If you’re hopping in order, you’ve just been admiring Rhonda’s creations at The Stampin’ Bunny. I just love her style and creativity. . . .
Here at InkPaperStamps, we’re playing with the new Sizzix Petal Cone die, a Stampin’ Up! exclusive. (To add to the fun, we’re also offering some blog candy!)
A Favor for Any Occasion: Just Add Your Special Touch
The Petal Cone die makes it easy to create boxes–for a pair of scored die cuts, just run it through your Big Shot twice.
The mini features lovely open boxes, perfect for petals, candies or small favors.
To maintain an air of mystery, however, you can close the petal tabs. Then, you’re only limited by your imagination in what type of box you can create.
Here, the petal die masquerades as a carrot, fresh from the garden.
So on what occasions, pray tell, can you use a carrot favor box? How about:
- Chinese New Year (be careful, though; if you miss the Year of the Rabbit in 2011, your next chance won’t be ’til 2023)
- a little thank you for the green thumb neighbor who shares their bounty
- your vegetarian cousin’s birthday
- a Peter Rabbit baby shower
- a ‘big kids eat their veggies’ incentive for a special (and picky) toddler in your life
- a little something for your eye doctor. . . .
For the Grad: A Card and a Gift Box
And don’t limit yourself to only pyramid or cone creations with this die.
A simple slice or two from your trusty paper trimmer and you can vary the shape of your Petal Cone box.
Case in point: my double duty graduation cap ensemble.
Embellished with a punch art tassel/clasp, the mortarboard is a card to convey your best wishes to the grad.
Underneath, they’ll find a Petal Cone box that conveys your gift.
(And for anyone wondering ‘Now how am I supposed to get a car into that?’, just drop in the key–if they’re smart enough to have graduated, they’ll figure it out.)
(For a separate view of any project, click on the image. Then click again for a close up.)
But wait, there’s more to the Petal Cone die! This baby also opens the door for a number of cool shaped cards.
The first idea that came to my mind was this luscious strawberry ice cream cone card–can’t you almost taste its creamy goodness?
I have to say, the ice cream cone card turned out even better than I imagined.
And we even got it photographed before The Dog tried to eat it!
(For those of you who missed my stop on last winter’s Occasion Mini blog hop, well, let’s just say there were some tears and an ode to a departed cardstock dreidel.)
Since these projects are a bit ‘out of the box’, tutorials for each of these projects are in the works. If you’d like to be among the first to see them, kindly subscribe to InkPaperStamps’ free updates.
And Now, the Blog Candy. . . .
So, would you like to win Dazzling Diamonds glitter and a selection of the Petal Cone die cut in various cardstocks?
Well, you are eligible to submit an entry for each applicable category below. Do as few or as many as you wish and click here to enter.
You may submit up to three entries in this giveaway, one for each of these:
- Commenting. (leaving a comment below about what you might like to create using the Petal Cone die cuts.)
- Belonging. (being a member of Stampin Addicts, a free public website for Stampin’ Up! fans–click here if you’d like to join now–and tell ‘em HollyLogic sent you!).
- Subscribing. (being a subscriber to InkPaperStamps’ free updates.)
Winner will be randomly selected from all entries submitted by 11:59 pm (CT) Monday January 3. Terms and conditions apply.
Now it’s time to continue on the hop–next stop: Stampin’ Central, where Joyce (AKA broncomom on Stampin Addicts) is featuring Springtime Vintage fabric.
Thanks for visiting InkPaperStamps–hope to see you again soon!