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Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 7: Pop-up Treat Bag Topper

Well we've reached the end!

This is the final week of the Blog Hop and we've had a blast! In fact, Brenda, Eileen and I had such fun working together on this hop that we've created a new blog to keep the Triple Play spirit alive. We're soft-launching the blog today, and will feature new projects, tutorials, guest designers and giveaways after CHA (late January). The blog address is: http://www.tripleplay.typepad.com/blog/ You can also "like" Triple Play on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Triple-Play/125068950891362

But in the meantime, let's talk Treat Bag Toppers! This week we're featuring the Scoreboards XL Treat Bag Toppers die, by Eileen Hull.

There are several pieces on this die, so you'll find a topper, label or accessory item for a variety of bag sizes. OR, if you've got a Sizzix eClips electronic cutter on your Christmas list, you can make your own bags, as I did for my project.

Click on the center "play" button (bottom middle of the frame) to play a slideshow of my project for the week. Naturally I was determined to make something pop-up!

If you're interested in static photos, general instructions and a supply list, continue reading after the jump.

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Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 6: Mini Accordion Album Christmas Card

This week we're featuring the Bigz XL Album, Brackets die, by Brenda Pinnick.

I love this die because it has so many combinations. You can use the square frame with or without the nested bracket shape, and then there's a large bracket shape, too. A lot of value on this die.

I decided to construct one of those flippy album thingies (it's a technical term) using the square/bracket nested piece. Hit play on this slideshow (look at the bottom of the frame for the controls) to view my project.

If you're interested in static photos and a supply list, continue reading after the jump.

Oh, and just for kicks I recorded a 30-second video of the album in action.

   

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Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 5: Reindeer Gift Card Holder

Welcome back to Blog Hop day!

This week's die is the Bigz XL Gift Card Holder, Pop-up, which is one of the most quick and easy pop-up dies to assemble.

It also has a built-in greeting and a useful purpose.

It really ought to have been easy to create something this week.

It is, after all, my own die design.

It kicked my hiney.

I had a grand plan that involved the GCH cut out of transparency with an elegant prancing reindeer seemingly suspended in the sky. It could work. I know it could work.

But not if I start at 11 pm and don't have the proper weight transparency.

Then, alas, gravity rules.

The reindeer survived, though. He is now prancing atop a more traditional card, which is probably for the best anyway. Plus, I have inadvertently proven my own point about this die going together quickly, since I created this card from start to finish in the last hour.

01 Reindeer Card Closed 

02 Reindeer Card Side View 
03 Reindeer Card Open 
04 Reindeer Card Open 2 
05 Reindeer Card Close up 
06 Reindeer Card Summary

Supply List:

Bigz XL Gift Card Holder, Pop-up die, by Karen Burniston
Christmas & Traditions eClips cartridge, by Scrappy Cat
Frame & Frame Back, by Eileen Hull
Matboard
Papers by Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye
Snowflakes from Creative Impressions
Scallop border punch from Stampin' Up!
General Craft/Source unknown: rhinestones, ribbon, flocking, cardstock, magnets