Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 2: 3D Twist Cube

What do you do when your kids are fascinated by your Sizzix 3D Twist Cube?

You let them decorate it!

Sizzix 3D twist cube

Welcome back to the Triple Play Blog Hop!     This week I allowed my kids to lead the way when it came to decorating the project.    They love to draw pictures and make cards for their family and friends, and were begging to be the next one to try twisting the cube.

I tend to be a little overprotective of my craft supplies, but I’ve been in a good mood this week.   The kids were allowed to shuffle through my patterned paper to decide what would go on top, and each one colored a picture on coordinating DCWV cardstock to celebrate their Grandma’s birthday later this month.

We eventually chose paper with coordinating embellishments from My Mind’s Eye, which we layered with Prima flowers and a Wordsworth sentiment from the deep dark recesses of my stash.  Once the kids’ pictures were attached, we were finished!

As much as I love to create detailed, time-intensive crafts, this cube project reminded me that not every project has to be my masterpiece.  Sometimes it’s better to let the masterpieces come from little hands and big hearts.

Sizzix 3D twist cube

This project uses Karen Burniston’s Sizzix Bigz XL Die – Cube, Twist 3-D (Pop-Up) – #656739.    For a complete listing of the designers and their blog links, see the Sizzix Blog Hop master list, or to keep traveling along the hop use the links in the sidebar (top right).

Happy crafting, and happy almost-birthday Mom!

Until next time…


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  1. Carla, this IS a masterpiece! I love the creativity and sentiment behind it and your kids are excellent artists! What a treasure! Thank you for using my die.

  2. brendapinnick says:

    LOVE IT!! What a nice way to give honor to your kid’s creativity! You are a great mom!

  3. of course I love this! with the kids art on the sides…so perfect for the grandparents! What a wonderful surprise for them when they open up there birthday card! 🙂

  4. great project, Carla! it’s fun to have the kids help out! miss having mine around.

  5. What a great idea to get the kids involved. I think this would make for the perfect gift for Grandparents, teachers…. Love it!

  6. What a great idea letting your kids be the artists for this project!

  7. You should be so proud of your talented children! What a treasure for Grandma and a really nice design overall.

  8. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Children teach us the simply joyful act of creating w/ love. Mahalo for sharing your collaboration.

  9. Ann Butler says:

    it’s always fun to craft with the kids….

  10. Madeline Arendt says:

    Great idea to use for the kids art work. It just gave me another idea for my grandkids.

  11. This is an absolutely wonderful idea – I love that you included kids drawings. So very sweet!

  12. Don’t you just love when you can say your kids work? I still have a letter my son wrote me when he was in kindergarten. He just turned 25, lol.

  13. Carla- what a fun idea! Its great you had a chance to include the kids and the project turned out great- so colorful