Wednesday, January 8, 2020

We are Better Together- Eileen Hull's new Sizzix Display Stand Die

Today I'm sharing my 2nd project for Eileen Hull - using the 2nd of her new Chapter 1 Sizzix Dies - called Display Stand.   
I used it today to create a  photo frame with a little a display platform along the bottom 
(you can turn it upside down to design with as well - but I'll show that on my next project using this wonderful die!)
This project features my two sweet sister cats, Scout and Boo, as well as little plastic kitties that I got in a package of dogs and cats at the Dollar Store!  In the photo Scout is on the right and she's a little smaller than her sister, Boo, on the left.  

First I die cut the Display Stand out of matboard.  It's all one piece and looks like this.
I'm going to show you how it folds together - it can seem tricky at first, but once you do it - it's really easy!
So first you just fold it on the score lines
Then you push the top piece  on the right above, down through the opening in the middle.  Here I have just started pushing it through and when you push it further - that tab in the middle......
will slip right into the slot on that piece in the middle there
Then you fold over the piece under my thumb above on the left - and the slight tab pieces tuck right under the corners on right and left -  see the area under my thumb below. 
(hint:  this is the other way you can hold the Display Stand)
Here's how it looks from the back - such a clever design!
So - to make the frame piece on the front - I used one of the frame dies from Eileen's Journaling Cards: Flowers and Leaves die.  I cut a piece of watercolor paper 4"x5" and cut out the center with the wavy frame die.
I ran 1/8" Scortape along three sides of the frame - right on the outside edges - leaving the top open.  I adhered it to the top part of the Display Stand.
I cut the photo down to 4 3/8" x 3 3/4" and it slipped right into the frame - so I can switch it out for another photo at any time!
I cut a piece of patterned paper to adhere under the plastic kitties. I adhered the kitties with a hot glue gun to hold them on securely.  I stamped the sentiment from the Better Together stamp set from Altenew.  I glued on little flower sequins around the kitties as well as on the top left corner of the frame.
 This sweet photo Display Stand measures 5 1/4" x 4" with the stand piece coming out 1 1/2" in the front. The perfect size for display on a desk or shelf!
All of Eileen's Inspiration Team are creating this month using her two wonderful new dies - Display Stand and Gift Box - so be sure to check our Eileen's blog every Wednesday in January to see all the creative ideas for using these dies!

I'm also linking my project to:
Country View Challenge: January

Try it on Tuesday:
What a cutie - make someone smile

Die Cut Divas
New Things (a new die!)

Stamps:  Better Together - Altenew
Paper:  Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, watercolor paper - Canson, DP - Petite Places Patterned Paper Pad - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Display Stand Die,  Journaling Cards: Flowers and Leaves die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, photo, plastic cats - The Dollar Store, Mixed Flower Sequins - Simon Says Stamp, hot glue gun, 1/8" Scortape, Tombow Glue.


Cindy C. said...

Super cute project! Thanks for playing along our January challenge at Die Cut Divas.

Christine Alexander said...

what a great photo display stand Julia, I love the addition of the cats on the base :)

My name is Erika. said...

Oh yes you did do what a cutie! Those kitties are adorable, and I am impressed with that frame. It is really cool. I think I need to put it on my wish list. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Bonnie said...

What a great idea for displaying photos or cards! Scout and Boo remind me of the kitty we used to have. So sweet!

Meggymay said...

An adorable and cute card, the kittens looked so sweet. Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

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Mac Mable said...

Thank you for the step by steps and what a fabulous 3D project. Wonderful inspiration and so very creative x.

butterfly said...

Oh, that's delightful! I love the idea of using the stand to stage a 3D echo of the photo behind. Those little cats are very cute, and the real cats are beautiful - as all cats are!
Alison x

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing project! I loved seeing how it all came together and those kitty cats are super cute 😁. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

Arlene said...

What a great frame. Fabulous creation. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our something new challenge.

Teresa said...

Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Country View Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again, Teresa DT xx