Welcome to my NEW BLOG!
For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week #7 - Eileen Hull's Treat Bag Toppers
Next, I created an “almost” treat bag……The scalloped edge and overall shape of this reminded me of a rooftop – which lead to this folded cardstock gingerbread house, embellished with colorful candy-toned papers from Junkitz. This fun card is a easy way to create a unique holiday greeting using just the treat bag topper, cardstock, patterned papers and just a few minutes of your time. It flips open in an upside down matchbook style to reveal a hand made gingerbread dough ornament (but you could also include a real gingerbread man inside a baggy instead!).
Lastly – my muse was thinking of animals again…. At least this time it wasn’t FEET – it was the whole animal…… when I saw this little oval with the “scalloped” edges, the absolute first thing that came to mind was MOUSE! It looks like a MOUSE! I cut off the left pointed/scalloped edges to created a rounded mouse butt (yes, I said mouse butt). I covered the mattboard die with gray glitter cardstock from DCWV, and popped up the ears a bit using Elmer’s foam tape. A glitter cardstock nose, thread whiskers, giggly eyes, a red yarn tail, and a Santa hat made from fabric scraps finished him off. He matches this adorable paper from Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker North Pole Nights collection just perfectly! I used a Sakura gel pen to write “Merry Christ-Mouse” on the front and layered the patterned papers with green glitter cardstock. Absolutely silly, I know – but I couldn’t resist! (Especially when I photographed the card next to this little Christ-Mouse ornament I made when I was about 10 years old!)
There were more great pieces included in this set of dies – but I’ve horded those away to save for future projects……. If you need even more creative inspiration visit the other 60 designers participating in this blog by following the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop link in the upper right of my home page. Thanks for stopping by each week to view my versions of these dies – and THANKS to the amazing designers of the dies themselves – Eileen Hull, Karen Burniston, Brenda Pinnick, and of course, SIZZIX, for offering such an amazing opportunity to experiment with these dies and share our projects with the creative world!