Whenever I get a new die, i just can't wait to cut up a bunch of shapes....a kid with a new toy! The new Barbara Walton designed Sizzix dies have such beautiful packaging that I couldn't help but pick up a few from Ben Franklin Crafts. Even though the packages didn't have any instructions, the paper die cuts were very easy to assemble using the cover photos. One tip: Use lightweight paper or card stock for the rosettes as thick card stock makes it difficult to accordion fold the piece. Here are the results of just a couple of hours of cutting, taping and gluing.
It was lots of fun figuring out color combinations and very satisfying to use up my overflowing box of printed scrap paper. I still haven't figured out what to do with these cones, but most likely they will become favors filled with sweet treats. I'm considering using them for gift tags/cards and putting a scrolled message inside the cone. For a paper crafting party they might be wonderful filled with assorted embellishments. Are there any other ideas ideas out there in blogland?