Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sizzix Triple Blog Hop Week 1 "Let it Snow" Holiday Centerpiece

It’s finally here! The day we have all been looking forward to. The first installment of the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. What is the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop you ask? Well, as I said before, three licensed designers from Sizzix, Eileen Hull, Karen Burniston and Brenda Pinnick, have put together a blog hop featuring 62 professional designers from the craft industry, including myself. Each week we will create a project from one of their Sizzix dies. We will continue for seven weeks. So, every week you can click on the button on my side bar and “hop” to each designer’s website to see what they have created with these terrific dies. That means that every week you will have the chance to see 62 different ideas from one Sizzix die, and I guarantee you will never see two projects that look alike.  The talent among this group of designers is amazing! Don’t forget to stop by each week. You’ll be glad that you did.

And now, drum roll please… I would like to show you what I created with Eileen Hull’s House Scoreboard Die.

I decided I wanted to design a centerpiece around this house die, and so I created my “Let it Snow” Holiday Centerpiece. Here’s how I did it;


#656836 Sizzix Scoreboard Pro Die-House 3D by Eileen Hull
Sizzix Big Shot Pro cutting machine
Sizzix 12”x12” matboard- white
8 ¾”H x 11 ½”W wood base
4- Small wood candle cups
Light Green acrylic paint
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Hot glue gun
Green Spanish moss
Faux snow
Miniature trees
Pattern paper
Vivid!  Dye inkpad-Corn Flower blue by Clearsnap
Christmas Epoxy stickers by Recollections
Candy canes and peppermint candy stickers by EK Success
White card stock
Small sign
Snowflake garland
Small wooden fence
Small white bead
Small Square Styrofoam
Exacto knife


1.    Place matboard into the Sizzix Big Shot Pro die cutting machine with the Sizzix Scoreboards Pro House Die and cut out. Adhere pattern paper to each piece of the house using Zip Dry Paper Glue. Add color to the windows with Corn Flower inkpad. Assemble house according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Set aside.
2.    Paint wood base and candle cups with green acrylic paint. Let dry. Adhere candle cups to the base bottom with glue gun. Adhere Styrofoam and Spanish moss to the base with glue gun.
3.    Cut toothpicks in half and stick them to the back of the stickers. Lay stickers on white card stock. Once stickers are adhered to the card stock, cut stickers out with scissors. NOTE- I backed the stickers with card stock because I used Epoxy stickers, which are clear.
4.    Adhere toothpicks to candy canes and peppermint candies with glue gun. Add stickers to house. Adhere house to the base with glue gun. Next, glue trees, snowmen, candy canes and peppermints to the base. Glue fence around the base. Add garland around the fence.
5.    Adhere “Let it Snow” sticker and snowflake stickers to the sign. Adhere the sign to the fence. Sprinkle faux snow all around the base.

That’s it, you’re done! You now have a super cute holiday centerpiece and it only takes three to four hours to create. With the Sizzix Scoreboard House die being so easy to assemble and decorate, your family will think you spent days working on this holiday centerpiece!

Now, don’t forget to stop by each week to check out what I have created with each new die. Next week we’ll be working with Karen Burniston’s Pop-Up Twist Cube. Check it out at  After you see what I have created, you can click on the button on my side bar and that will take you to all of the other designers and also the Sizzix website. While you’re there you might as well purchase the dies we are working with. You can then create some very cool projects of your very own!

Until next time…

Happy Stampin’

Stampin’ Queen Creations


Denise Clason Studios said...

WoW, you've made a whole winter wonderland! Great job!!! makes me wish we got snow more often in Vegas!

Karen B said...

Holy cow! This is amazing. What a wonderful creation.

megpiedesign said...

I love this! Very clever! Especially your base ... too cute!

Candice Windham said...

Great idea, Lisa! Beautiful work!

alwayscharlie said...

I can't believe that your wonderland started with the die cut house! What a terrific scene you've created!!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Oh, wow, this is wonderful!

melonybradley said...

Lisa- your stamped creations are so fun! Great job

Decorables said...

Wow! Fantastic idea creating a whole festive scene. Thank you for your excellent instructions:)

Vidette said...

Are you ready for Christmas or what? That is simply gorgeous.

Terry said...

Wow! What a cute scene!

Teri A said...

I LOVE This so much this would be a great gift

Colleen Schaan said...

WOW... this is AMAZING!

Ann Butler said...

Hey Girlfriend this truly is a Center Piece....Love it!

Madeline said...

Truly wonderful Lisa! Definitely a great holiday centerpiece - beautifully done.

Eileen Hull said...

Lisa my friend you have outdone yourself! Super cute- so cozy. Thanks for working with my die!

Cheryl said...

Great idea! Cute winter scene.

Roxi Phillips said...

Ok... now I'm ready for winter! Sweet!

TheresaCifali said...

That is beautiful!

Einat Kessler said...

What a cute house!

GeorgiaBabydoll said...

That's really beautiful! A great centerpiece to keep on the table throughout the winter season.

Jessica said...

Absolutely adorable. When I was little,my mom made a small villiage under our tree. I loved all the little houses and cars and people. I still have them but they are so old now it would be impossible to use them. Maybe I'll create my own little villiage...Thanks

craftaholic said...

Very, Very Nice!!! So much Detail!!


WOW. Thanks for being part of the hop
Rebecca Minor

Lyneen said...

What a cute winter wonderland.... love all the detail. TFS

HawaiianLibrarian said...

You are the Winter Queen! I bow to your creativity! Mahalo for your winter scene.

gscrapbooks said...

All of the detail is AMAZING! You do beautiful work!