Last January at the Craft & Hobby Trade Show Sizzix and Echo Park released some awesome Bigz dies (wood + steel) that coordinate with Echo Park's paper collections. I got the chance to create some projects with a few of those dies, and I fell in love with them. One of them is this yummy triple scoop ice cream cone--perfect for summer themed projects!
I created this fun summer banner using the ice cream die, the sunburst die, and the We Are Family paper collection from Echo Park Paper. Wouldn't that be a great decor piece for a candy bar or drink table at a summer party?
I left off one of the three scoops to keep a good balance in the size of the cones for this project. Since I attached the cones with ribbon in the center, I had to weight the bottom of the cones with some thin chipboard that I attached to the back so they would hang well vertically.
The starburst die serves to unify each piece of the project, and emphasize the excitement and anticipation for summer. I love how this banner turned out, and I think this project would make a great piece of decor for an end-of-school party or a summer birthday party.
In addition to the darling designs, what I love about these Bigz dies is that you can cut through a lot thicker material than you can with thin dies. With these dies you have lots more creative possibilities.
Stay tuned for more Echo Park + Sizzix Bigz Dies projects!