Friday, October 14, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Big Shot Blog Hop - Candy Wrapper Die

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts Big Shot blog hop where we are featuring some of the different big shot dies as well as a few accessories. I know I use my big shot on just about every project I make!! It's my most loved and well used "toy"!

If you are following the hop in order then you just came from Betty's site Kitty Stamp where she featured some great projects using the blossom box die. She sure has inspired me to get my die out and actually use it!!

On my stop I am showcasing the Candy Wrapper die and each of my projects show you ways to use your die in nontraditional ways. I love coming up with ways to use my dies in an alternate fashion.

Below is my first project and it is perfect for this time of the year, I know Fall is in full swing here (and a bit of winter) and is my favorite time of the year!



I made this using the Gently Falling stamp set as well as the perfect pennants die. Doesn't look like candy wrapper die does it. I used two partial candy wrapper pieces to make this darling little box similar to how I altered the Milk Carton die. To give the leaves the dimension of color I first stamp the main image and then used my water color crayons and markers to add additional color and I also watercolor some shimmer paint to them to add a bit of sparkle.

This next project is perfect for Halloween treats! Who doesn't love Halloween AND Treats?!!?

For this one I did the same technique to elongate my die as I did when I extended my matchbox die. I used the set Wicked Cool and made the little lolly which you can pull off and save after all the treats are gone and hang on a little Halloween tree.

Lastly I came up with this fun sparkly Christmas basket.



Besides the Candy Wrapper die I also used the Stocking Accents die to decorate the basket. I used two entire pieces to create the base of the basket, I flipped the bottom ends to make the basket base and flipped top ends over the sides to give my basket some fun depth. I also slide some out that wonderful glitter paper underneath the flaps to really make it sparkle!!

I hope you like my projects and have found a few new ways to use your Candy Wrapper die. Now hop on over to Sara's site Lily's Ink Pad and fun projects using the Milk Carton die!! Happy Stamping!

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25 comments:

Yapha said...

Great projects!! I really like that Gratitude box. The shape is lovely and the colors are just stunning.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Soooo Cute Carmen! I thought I loved the first candy/fall treat box best.. and then I got to the holiday one! Very cute!
Hugs, Sharon F

Tanya Boser said...

Cute boxes! Can't wait to try them all out!

Debra Burgin said...

Honestly, I had to re-read the intro on your post to make sure I was looking at the candy wrapper die! Your projects are genius!

Paula said...

Love them all Carmen! Very clever ways to use one of my favorite dies in my collection. :)

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Love the different ways you showed to use this die!! I really love the diamond shapes it created on the box.

Lisa Young said...

Darling projects! I decided I need to use this die more often! Thanks for the inspiration.

SueBee said...

Super cute Christmas box!
Susan B.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Well look at that--I'd have never come up with those cute box ideas. Carmen, you are the Candy Wrapper queen!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Love them Carmen!! I love the christams basket. You did a great job!!

snowbear said...

Awesome basket! FAbulous idea!

maurita said...

such cute boxes!! can't wait for more details on the christmas box!

Mickey Roberts said...

What fun ways to use this die, Carmen! Great projects!

Anonymous said...

Cute ideas, Thanks
I love fall and all the leaves
Sally S

Betty said...

Wow!! You have shown some really great options. I love the glimmer paper accents on the basket!

Heidi Baks said...

Great ideas, Carmen! I never saw these coming!!!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love that little folded box that came first. Then you had the other projects--so darn cool. You've inspired me!

Kim said...

Oh my! What awesome ideas! I love the 1st project. I would never have thought of this as a box.

Twila said...

Carmen! Great projects! I love that first box I think the most. The way you inked your leaves is fantastic. It is such a beautiful little box. FUN! for sure!

Adriana Benitez said...

Wow, Carmen - I didn't know they could be used this way. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Anonymous said...

So cool - love the colors! lisajake128@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

Squeeee! The glimmer paper peeking out of the windows on the Christmas box is brilliant! (Pun intended.) Love the Gratitude box, too. I can just see everyone writing something they are grateful for on little slips of paper to be out in the box. TFS!

Shelley Z said...

Carmen, You really thought outside the box on these! The first and last projects don't even look like this die! Way to go! Now I have to give these a try!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Great projects!! I love the candy cane box!!! It is too wonderful!

Jade Lorenzini said...

Love your projects. Love the basket it so cute!

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