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 cdjb11@yahoo.com 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!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Introducing....... the soon-to-be-released Sizzix ScoreBoard Scalloped Box!  This week Eileen Hull (the designer of these amazing dies) challenged us to use at least one office supply in our design.  Those of you who know me, know I tend to be a bit compulsive - well, I challenged myself to use at least 95% office supplies and I am happy to say I was able to meet my challenge!  I am part of a huge team of designers participating in a new Sizzix Blog Hop to share ideas every other Wednesday in the coming weeks for working with these new dies.  Please stop by and see what all the fabulous designers have come up with and vote for your favorite (I think I'm the most obsessed office supply user!) on Eileen Hull's blog - http://www.eileenhull.blogspot.com/ . Make sure to vote because there are two prizes: one for the designer creating the project that gets the most votes and one to a random person commenting on any of the participating blogs. What a fun way to get inspired!

 

Supplies:

 
Sizzix ScoreBoard Scalloped Box 
Manilla shipping envelope
Large and small silvertone paperclips
Brass fasteners
Dictionary
Clear box sealing tape
Dymo label maker
Rubber bands
Wire tool, scissors, pencil
Swirl background rubber stamp, gray inkpad
Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist
Elmer's Craft Bond Tacky Glue
Cropodile punch

 
The box was used as a template to cut the covering from the shipping envelope.  I placed the hole in the flap of the envelope directly over the middle point of the scalloped edge.  Once cut, I stamped the portions of the paper that would not be on the scalloped flap front of the box using a swirl background stamp and gray ink.  Elmer's Craft Bond adhesive was used to mount the stamped cover to the box.  Assorted sizes of paper clips were coiled and twirled randomly using a wire tool, then mounted on the front scalloped panel.  A dictionary page was covered with clear packing tape.  From that the butterfly was created, and small pieces were collaged to cover the side panels of the box.  Two brass fasteners were used to hold each side together (Cropodile used to punch holes).  Paper clip antennae were added to the butterfly, which was then mounted to the center of the scalloped edge, just over the hole, using a brass fastener.   To close the box, I cut the brass mechanism from the envelope itself, stamped the paper beneath it to match, and mounted it on the bottom front so the prongs would fold through the hole upward and close the box. A large rubber band was wrapped around one outside edge over the seam in the box, crossed over on the back side, then wrapped around the opposite edge to hide that seam. The label maker was used to create the "fly butterfly fly butterfly fly" label, which was mounted on the top edge and "fly" beneath the buttefly on the bottom center.   Lastly, the finished piece was given a bit of shimmer with a coat of Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist. 

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