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Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Sizzix Triple-Play Blog Hop Continues!

Karen Burniston's Sizzix Twist 3-D Cube

Once again it seems like my creative muse was out to get me. She wouldn’t just let me assemble this nifty twist cube and decorate it in some creative way. She challenged me to stretch my imagination (and I admit, my patience!) and create something even more interactive. The result: a mailable, still twist-able, “snow globe” snowman diorama ornament.  Don't forget to use the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop clickable link in the upper right of my blog to hop to see the over 60 amazing versions of this cube created by the blog hop designers!

Materials: 

Karen Burniston's Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Cube, Twist 3-D (Pop-Up) - #656739 http://www.sizzix.com/product/2381
Sizzix Big Shot Pro -  http://www.sizzix.com/product/1711  die cutting machine. snowflake patterned scrapbook paper, white cardstock, faux gemstone snowflakes and brad, Elmer's Craft Bond Adhesive, 1/4" white satin ribbon, EK Success Snowflake punches, McGill square punch, transparent tape, plastic sandwich bags, artificial snow


Since my original cube was black cardstock, I needed to cover the outside so snowflake patterned paper was cut and mounted on each side of the cube. Before assembling the cube, EK Success snowflake punches were used to punch snowflake ‘windows’ through the left and right sides. A large McGill square punch was used to punch the square ‘window’ in the front. Since it still had to be “twistable” to collapse for mailing, regular transparency film would not have worked for the windows. Instead, I cut pieces from a plastic sandwich bag and mounted them to the bag side of the cube. A cardstock snowman was created and mounted to the inside bottom of the cube, with a piece of white ribbon looped, sent through the hole in the top and finished off with a gemstone brad, then mounted to the back of the snowman’s hat to pull and hold him up when the cube is un-twisted. ¼” White ribbon was used to cover all seams/edges of the cube. Faux gemstone snowflakes were added for a bit of bling (be sure to mount them where they will not affect the twisting portions of the cube). Artificial snow was tucked inside through the opening in the back of the cube. The result is a little winter diorama ornament which can be twisted, tied with a ribbon for mailing, then popped up to bring a bit of holiday cheer to the recipient.


15 comments:

Karen B said...

OH.MY.GOSH!!! Cindi, you did not? Did you actually just make this amazing snow globe and it still collapses?!! I bow. I bow. Seriously, you rock to the moon and back! Thank you for the time, thought, and creativity that obviously went into this masterpiece.

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is SO cute. I love!!!

Brenda Pinnick said...

very creative and delightfully adorable! bravo!!!

Brenda Pinnick said...

very creative and delightfully adorable! bravo!!!

Cheryl said...

Very cute! Love that your snow globe collapses.

Lynda said...

Very clever and amazing that it still collapses. Brilliant idea!

scrappymama said...

that is awesome how it collapses! TFS! great job!

Ann Butler said...

great job Cindi....

Madeline said...

A totally clever twist!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is wonderful! Such a clever idea.

golden moments said...

love this so interactive!

creativegoddess said...

AMAZING!

Margie H said...

Cindi!!!!
This is such a super wonderful creation!! I think KarenB is a little excited - LOL!! You seriously rocked it, my friend :) xo

melonybradley said...

Just look how the cherry snowman peeks out of the window of the cube! Love that you were able to incorporate the pop up feature with the project.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Wowee zowee! Your collapsing snow globe is phenomenal! Mahalo for your original design.