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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop - Eileen Hull's ScoreBoards XL Die - Vase, 3-D

I am excited to be a part of the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop!  It’s time for me to share the projects I’ve created with the die I received -  Eileen Hull’s Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Vase, 3-D.   Eileen’s ScoreBoards dies are great - they cut and score making them perfect for working with matboard, chipboard, or other denser materials.  But, in my usual style of trying to think out of the box, I had to experiment with another material.
The result is this clear votive holder, with a shimmering stained glass image, accented with opalescent ribbon, colorful fibers and an opalescent glass butterfly.     Easily adaptable for any occasion with different stamped images,  colored with alcohol inks, or try layering decorative tissue papers onto the plastic with a single coat of the glitter paint for more transulucent color that lets the light shine through. 

I also created some fun Halloween party treat cups using this die which will be posted this week on the Rit Dye website with instructions.  

  1. Wash 2 liter soda bottle, let dry thoroughly.   Use scissors to cut out the middle/flat portion of the bottle.   Cut to fit over vase die.  
  2. Following product instructions, create sandwich using die, plastic and 2 clear plates, cut vase and bottom of vase from plastic using Sizzix Big Shot.  (*Some of the scored areas may cut through the plastic, but this only happened in 2 small sections on my piece - so the finished product was not affected.) 
  3. Ink stamp with black Staz-On and stamp onto center of outside of vase. 
  4. Flip over.  On reverse side (inside) color image with markers.  Let dry. 
  5. Apply two coats of glitter paint, allowing to dry between coats.  
  6. Assemble vase according to directions, using clear Elmer’s glue spots as adhesive. 
  7. Wrap fibers/ribbons around cup and tie in place.  Mount clear butterfly to one piece of fiber  as shown.  
  8. Insert votive or tea light and enjoy the glow. 
Be sure to click on the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop link to the right to see what other amazing creations designers have made with Fresh Vintage dies!  Each week, a new die is shared for endless inspiration.  And visit Oh My Crafts Blog for a chance to WIN one of these amazing dies!


  1. Beautiful! I love it and that you upcyceled to!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! Love the stained glass effect!!

  3. THIS. So clever! I love everything about this and am totally inspired to make something similar.

  4. wow, this is such a cool idea. Love it!!!
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  5. Fancey schmancy. I love it---it would look great on a holiday table. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

  6. How great is this you did a Beautiful job. love the fact you used soda bottles my Aunt did something like this to hang. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  7. Cindi- you always do take ScoreBoards to a new level! Love the soda bottle idea! All of these are so fun- thanks for joining in on another hop :-)

  8. wonderful, such a great idea. and can be used for any event, season or holiday. thank you.

  9. Very cool idea to make your own stained glass.

  10. Omg! So cool! Love how you made the vase into a candle holder!

  11. Great idea...it turned out wonderful!

  12. Fabulous upcycling idea. Love the stained glass effect!

  13. Fantastic Creation. Love to see 3d projects as search online for new projects for my
    Big Shot Sizzix machine. Also really appreciate the thorough directions. This will make a great reference when i try to complete this project.