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Welcome to this super duper blog hop!! When I saw Marisa Pawelko's line of unique and snazzy Sizzix dies from The Modern Surrealist collection I knew it was awesome! But for what? Well, for a DIY Hip Hop Party!!! Today I am going to share with you how to use these dies and basic craft supplies to show your swagger off at a “SWAG” Party!!

DIY Hip Hop Party SWAG Theme by Hydrangea Hippo - Vignette

This Sizzix Blog Hop is totally spectacular! Are you ready for some really rad projects? Hop with us today to check out who has been making what with Marisa Pawelko's line of unique and snazzy Sizzix dies from The Modern Surrealist collection! Her designs will put a little sparkle and extra pizzazz into your day. With the versatile Sizzix Originals dies and the Sizzix SophistiCut Machine you can make fun and easy jewelry, add some perk to your fashion, brighten up your space with a little lively décor- and whatever other exuberant crafts you can imagine up!


You can throw your SWAG party for kids, your teen, or hey, even the adults can get in on this fun cheeky party action! Think Aziz Ansari's character, Tom Haverford, from the TV Show Parks & Rec.

DIY Hip Hop Party SWAG Collage TITLE

For this party, I used  Sizzix dies from The Modern Surrealist collection to create party favor bracelets, favor boxes, a decorative banner, and cupcake toppers. And guess what? These are all made from fun foam and Rowlux Illusion Film! Here's how to create this fun party look:

Here's what you'll need to create this party look:

Now that you've got all the supplies, you need to invite some peeps to your partay! I created these invites with fun foam, cut to 4″ x 6″, and these printed invites, cut out and mounted to the foam. I then cut some of the sungalsses from fun foam and glued them to the invite.

Printable INvites Hip Hop Party

I created two versions of the invitations that you can download and print right here from my blog! (just right click and save to your computer)

Now, you might be wondering, well, yeah, fun foam is cool but REALLY, is there something mom can wear when there isn't a party? I took the bracelet die and created an upscale leather and chain cuff that you can wear with jeans or give a bit of sass to a cocktail dress for a night on the town. This bracelet goes together lickety split with these new Modern Surrealist dies by Sizzix! I'll be sharing a how-to-video for the bracelet on FRIDAY. Plus, I'll have a resin necklace project with the fab Unicorn die from this Modern Surrealist collection with Sizzix so be sure to catch that later next week!

Hang out with these designers, see what awesomeness they've made, leave them some love and join Sizzix back at their blog to share what goodness there was to be had:

·  Margot Potter @margotpotter

·  Jonathan Fong @jonathanfongstyle

·  Hilary Kanwischer @hilaryscraps

·  Anna-Karin Evaldsson @layersofink

·  Tami Mayberry @tamimayberry

·  Karin Jordan @leighlaurelstudios

·  Laura Russell @makelifelovely

·  Jennifer Priest @hydrangeahippo YOU ARE HERE

·  Tiffany Johnson @iheartart GO HERE NEXT

·  Tanner Bell @alittlecraftinyourday

·  Courtney Chambers @alittlecraftinyourday

·  Kathy Cano-Murillo @craftychica

·  Jade Harrington @jaderbomb



Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “DIY Hip Hop Party with The Modern Surrealist Collection from Sizzix – a Blog Hop!

  1. All these party items are fantastic!! Love all the glitter, the fun banner, the cupcake glasses and everything else.

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 2:36 am