Thursday, December 9, 2010


Sorry for the delay in my post today, but now on to our regularly scheduled programming!

It's Thursday, and that means it's time for the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop! This week, we are using the Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Album, Brackets by Brenda Pinnick.

Versatility is the key word for this three piece die set! It layers beautifully or can be used for stand alone pieces such as frames, embellishments and more.

Now on to my project!

I used the large window style bracket and the smaller bracket to create this JOY banner. Papers and stickers are from the Jolly by Golly collection from Cosmo Cricket. I stamped on the transparency with the Stunning Snowflake background stamp from Hero Arts with a glue pad and super fine glitter. I inked all my edges with Clearsnap Fluid Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan (I am addicted to this ink color!).

Lots of other fun glitter, crystal charms, pearls, buttons, ball fringe trim and ribbons used to create this banner that can be left up long after Christmas has come and gone!

Here are some detailed pictures of each banner panel:

Used JOY Chipboard letters from my Hero Arts stash!

I love the way striped paper looks when made into a fan rosette!

I used Pop Up Glue Dots to give the chipboard letters dimension!

The crystal is one of the new flat backed Facets from Tim Holtz!

Love those pearls, rhinestones and buttons tied up with string and attached with Mini Glue Dots!

Sizzix Supplies:
Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Album, Brackets by Brenda Pinnick
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pad, Extended, 1 Pair

Hop on over to the next Designer by clicking the FORWARD link on Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop button on the left sidebar -OR- visit the Sizzix Triple Play Blog to see the complete list of participating Designers!

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth


eileen hull said...

Love your project, especially the use of the transparency background. All of the little touches add up to a hugely cool project!

Cheryl said...

Omg! Love your banner Beth! So pretty!!!

Laura Bray said...

I love this idea. I'm a huge fan of banners right now.

Unknown said...

Love the project!!!! and how you used it for a banner...Very creative!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a very cool project. Love it.

Tiffany Windsor said...

LOVE this banner!

madelinesthoughts said...

Very nice Beth, love how you stamped and glittered the transparencies and the colors and papers ... let's just say the whole project. I'm really liking these banners.

Einat Kessler said...

Beth, what a joy! this banner is so beautiful. I love the transparency backgrounds and all the embellishments you added.

Candice Windham said...

Beth, This is such a timely and festive treat. I love how you used the different sizes and made this work. Perfect project!

Karen B said...

Everything about this is pure joy! (See what I did there?) I want to make one of these for my mantle. It's awesome!!!

Karen C said...

I make name signs for the ladies at work - this would be a great alternative to what I do.

BrendaPinnick said...

Hi Beth- I love,love, love your banner! It is a "joy" to look at!! The transparent touch is my favorite part, but I really do love it all! Thanks for using my die!

LollyChops said...

This is AWESOME! You give me such inspiration for my project next week! hahah


LollyChops said...

This is AWESOME! You give me such inspiration for my project next week! hahah


colleen said...

Beth! We had similar ideas... I ADORE your hanging... the transparency background is perfect... and I love all the texture and fun in your JOY!