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 27, 2012

Jelly Bean Tree - Sizzix Spring Linky Party!



Each spring we love to make an Easter Egg tree with plastic eggs hung on a small tree in our yard.   For a fun miniature version of this tree, I thought it would be fun to use real jelly beans.  The Sizzix Scoreboards XL Vase 3-D Die from designer Eileen Hull made creating this Easter jelly bean tree quick & simple!   It was first cut with Sizzix matboard, then a second vase was cut from the floral side of TaDa Creative Studio’s Mommy’s Closet paper.  The vase was assembled according to the instructions and then wrapped with the floral paper vase.  The vase was filled with sand, and a small branch from our yard was inserted to form the tree.   Real jelly beans were strung from the branches using an embroidery needle and “Blossom,” “Caribbean,” and “Honeydew” twine from the Twinery.    Multiple strands of each color twine were also tied around the vase in a decorative bow.  Extra jelly beans were used to fill in the top of the vase over the sand.    Visit Eileen Hull's blog for links to all the other amazing Spring creations being featured in this Sizzix Spring Linky Party!

My guys are 13 and 11 today and it's hard to get them to stop long enough to help with our tree now, but back in 2008 they were still enjoying helping mom with this yearly tradition!

6 comments:

  1. Cindi, this is the cutest project EVER! Love that and I am totally going to make this one :-) Thanks for joining in the hop- it's so much fun to to see everyone's great ideas!

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  2. OMGosh, Cindi! LOVE what you did with the TaDa paper!!! What a great project = WOW! Thanks for sharing this with us :)

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  3. Cute... Cute... Cute.... and the boys too. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. What a cute twist on the mini Easter Tree. I'm loving all the different uses for this cupcake die.

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