Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stampin' Addicts 2011 Big Shot Blog Hop


Welcome to stop #9 on the Stampin" Addicts Big Shot Blog Hop.  If you have been hopping in order you just saw Paula's Positively Perfect Pennant Projects.  Personally, I am particularly partial to the pretty princess pennant.  (I couldn't resist the alliteration!)   Cute, cute, cute projects!!!


Each stop on the hop features a different Big Shot product.   For my portion, I am showcasing the Blossom Box Die found on page 221 of the 2011-2012 Stampin" Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  This die is designed to make a sweet little box that folds together to make a flower design on the top.  There are many wonderful examples of the die used in this manner on blogs and forums.  For my projects, I experimented with different ways to use it; the result was a set of Thanksgiving decorations.  
First is a happy little turkey--
The tail section is made with the Blossom Box die.  It is cut on the score lines to form feathers which are curled slightly to give dimension.   Although you can not see it from the front, the tail section behind the body is bent to give it depth.  (I will have a tutorial next week with more pictures).  


The body is made with various punches and the waddle is a little paisley flourish cut from the DSP.  I just love the expression!


Next I made two candy dishes--
Both of these are very simple to make.  Just a few cuts on the score lines, adhere the sections together again and you are ready for Holiday entertaining.   Mmm!  


Lastly, a pretty wall decoration to match--
Accordion flowers are very popular right now.  It is SUPER easy to make a larger one with the Blossom Die and NO scoring is required!  Just simple folding!  


I will have tutorials for all these projects next week after the blog hop ends so stop back then!  


Now it is time to hop, skip and jump over to Carmen's Blog to see what great projects she has made with the Candy Wrapper Die!  


Thanks for stopping by!


              
                                                  

26 comments:

  1. That turkey is so very fun! TFS

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  2. Great projects betty!!!

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  3. Oh my goodness, these are fabulous! I love, love, love that Turkey! He is too cute!!

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  4. Great projects Betty... the turkey is too cute and I love the treat bowls too!
    Hugs,

    sharon F

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  5. These are so awesome Betty! I did not think this die had more than one use, lol! I am so glad you proved me wrong...except now I think I have to buy that die!

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  6. Love that Turkey!! What a great idea! Actually, they are all very clever. Way to think out of the box with this die!

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  7. Love these ideas!! They definitely make me want to try out my die!

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  8. Great projects Betty!! They show many ways to use this without having to fight the fussy folding. How's that for alliterations! lol The candy dishes look super easy and love the turkey. Great idea for a giant medallion since these are so popular! That would be a great focal point for the wreaths everyone is making.

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  9. Betty, I always love how you think out of the box! Darling projects - especially that turkey.

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  10. Get out--that turkey is just too much fun! And the candy dishes too. . . Great projects all around, Betty!

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  11. I love how you thought out of the box!! Great projects!!! I love the turkey too cute!

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  12. Candy dishes...who would have thought!! Great idea!

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  13. Lovely projects, Carmen! The turkey and the treat bowls are adorable.

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  14. Sorry, Betty, didn't mean to call you Carmen...

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  15. Happy Little Turkey just may be my favorite
    critter of all time!
    LLL

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  16. I love your turkey. Just as cute as can be.Thanks
    Sally S

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  17. I had no idea this die could make accordion flowers... good tip!

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  18. My favorite paper and a great group of projects. Ahh. Awesome!

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  19. Great ways to use this die. The flower idea is a wow! Love the turkey!
    Kim-s1itcher46

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  20. Betty! I love them! You constantly amaze me with the way you think outside the box. I love it. I think my favorite has got to be the bowls. (well they do have chocolate in them) te he Did you get a picture box? Love how your group shot looks. :)

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  21. Such a cute idea. lisajake128@yahoo.com

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  22. I MUST make that turkey! The cuteness factor is off the charts with that one! Love the candy dishes and the wall decoration, too, but that turkey.... :)

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  23. All these projects are great! That turkey is just adorable and your little bowls are so cute! Love the medallion too! May have to order this die now!

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  24. Amazing cuteness! The turkey is supah fun!!! WTG on the OOTB ideas!!

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