Wednesday 20 March 2024

Eileen Hull New Releases - Lace 3D Textured Impressions A5 Folder

 

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I don't know about you but when all the toys are out on the desk I am forever loosing my dies or die cuts.............. so in a bit to be more organised I made myself a little working folder.
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I have two pockets on the inner right hand side to hold my die cuts and on the left hand side I have a magnetic sheet to hold my dies whilst I work. Why I ask myself have I not thought of this before!
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I cut a piece of 49&Market paper 12" x 8 1/2" and embossed one side then flipped the folder round and embossed the other sided so the patterns mirrored each other.
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This left a plain gap down the centre which made the perfect place to create a spine. I just carefully creased the paper where the pattern finished on both sides, and ended up with a 1/2" plain spine to write on.
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I then inked all over the cover inside and out using crushed olive distress ink, it's quite a bright colour so hopefully the folder will be easy to find! This brought to life the wonderful Lave from the embossing folder.
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On the inside I trimmed a sticky backed piece of magnetic and added it to the inside cover to hold my dies while I work, so annoying when those tiny dies go hiding! and on the right hand side I created two shallow pockets to hold the die cut pieces.
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Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x

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Tuesday 12 March 2024

Eileen Hull New Releases with Sizzix - The Mini Book

 

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Time for a closer look at the Mini Book Die this week. This die is fantastic as you can create a Mini Book with one pass through your die cutting machine, it's so simple.
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I covered a piece of Matboard with a piece of 49&Market paper and cut out the journal.
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I spotted the word "Believe" and roughly cut it out from the paper. Then I carefully positioned it on the die to cut out the strip for the spine with the word showing prominently.
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The inner covers are stamped using one of Eileens flower stamps from the Wonderful World of Flowers set using Evergreen Bough Distress Ink before brushing the ink over the top to blend the colours out.
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The pages were cut by folding the papers in half and carefully placing them on the die so the spine didn't get cut through. The pages were then hand stitched into a signature and glued into the spine of the book. Of course I had to include a little musline for a shabby edge. The sentiment on the front of the journal is from the 49&Market paper pack, and fitted perfectly on the die cut label.
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Happy Crafting,

Elizabeth x

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Wednesday 6 March 2024

Eileen Hull March Realeases with Sizzix - The Storage Box Die

 

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Sadly I missed the Release Party for Eileen Hull's new Sizzix collection. So I have decided to share my makes, one per week over the month of March.
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First up is a sneeky peek of both the Storage Box and the Mini Book Die. So this week I'm sharing a few photo's of the fabulous Sorage Box Die. It is cut firstly from Matt Board and then covered with a selection of papers from the Vintage Artistry Essentials designed by Katie Pertiet for 49&Market. These collections are fantastic as they are double sided and you can mix and match with the die cuts perfectly.
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The top of the box is decorated using the laser cut elements from the paper kit. The top edge of both the box lid and the box itself paper lace to finish off the edge. All of the edges are brushed with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink, to introduce more colour to the design.
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I love the design of this box, there is a lip around the inside of the lid, which means it is held in place perfectly.

It's a fantastic size for storage in any workroom or office and I know I'll be making many more of these as gifts!

Happy Crafting.

Elizabeth x

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Wednesday 21 February 2024

A Spool and Bobbin Work Case with Eileen Hull's Cantilever Sewing Box Die

 

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This die is so much fun and it only takes two sheets of A3 matboard to create (with lots of useable leftover pieces).

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It's the perfect size to creat a Work Case to hold all your Spools and Bobbins in.
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There are always certain colours that are my "Go To" threads and to have them to hand, neat and tidy beside my sewing machine is just perfect!


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I used these pretty pearl headed brads that have been in my stash for so long they may even be vintage! They hold the Cantilever system perfectly in place, so it moves gently when opened.
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I've used Katie Pertiet's beautiful papers from 49&Market. I absolutely love Katie's paper collections arnd they are the perfect weight of paper for die cutting.
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And I just have to mention my beautiful vintage table cloths. Both are damaged and stained, they were bought to cut up to use in projects, I must admit though I am struggling to chop into these beauties.
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The handles on the top of the Work Case are created with the same brads as used in the Cantilever system with four tiny washers added to the brads before they were inserted through the board. This gives them a little raise so you can get hold of them easier.
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I added little fussy cut flowers and butterflies over the holes that weren't needed just to cover them up.

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And all of the edges were brushed with a little Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to get rid of the stark white edges and blend the colours together.


Happy Crafting.

Elizabeth x

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Wednesday 17 January 2024

It's all about the stitching with Eileen Hull

 

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Happy New Year and welcome. Eileen Hull's first release of the year is a collection of classic's that everyone has been asking to be brought back I'm sharing two of the re-released dies in this post. The Embroidery Hoop and the Needle Book. There is also a Classic Cantilever Sewing Box Die which is amazing and once I've topped up my matboard stash will be my next project.

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I created three different Needle Books one from Primrose Texture Roll which is embossed with Eileen's Sweater 3D Embossing Folder, and holes punched out with another fabulous Die, the Border Stitchlits. I love cross stitch and this die is designed to recreate that effect on card and paper.

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The second Needle Book is cut out from 49&Market papers with signatures cut using Eileen's Folder Die from the Envelope, Folder and Flowers Die set. They were carefully hand stiched before the spine being glued into the inside of the Book. The cover is decorated with a few embellishments from the 49&Market collection.

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The third Needlebook is cut from the Cork Texture Roll that Sizzix make. Again it Die cut's like a dream. The cover is decorated using 49&Market Rub On's and the spine is Die cut again with Eileen's Border Stitchlit. I stitched through to the inside and the piece of felt, so two jobs in one!
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I love creating journals, so grabbed Eileen's Large Journal Die and cut out supplies to create Two Journals.
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Inside of both Journals are eight signatures, hand stitched and bound into the book. I used the Navigator 120gsm paper that I print out my digitial papers onto as it has a fabulous surface to write or draw on.
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As you can see I love to cross stich, this is just one of many projects that are on the go at the moment.

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The outside of both Journals are covered with a selection of various 49&Market papers and embellishments. I used Gesso to knock back the colours to give a muted tone. And of course the focal point of the cover is the fabulous Embroidery Hoop Die.

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Another Die that lives on my desk is Eileen's Tiled Alphanumeric Die, you never know when you need to create a title or word.

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Loved hand stitching the signatures it's so relaxing to do. And the holes on the spine are hidden by ephemera as they weren't needed.

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Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x

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Monday 18 December 2023

My Favourite Three Eileen Hull Projects of the Year

 

 It's that time of year again where we have to choose our favourite three Eileen Hull posts of the year. It's always a tough choice to narrow it down to just three, but here goes.......

 

 

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First would definately have to be this cute little fella from October. You can find the full blog post with all the details HERE
 

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 Another choice is the Steampunk Spells journal created back in August. I love all things Steampunk but don't create in that style very often so it was fun. You can find the full blog post for the journal HERE

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 And last but not least would be the Shabby Chic journal that I created back in April. I absolutely love this journal because of all the different textures.

Sadly I found out after I'd shared my post on Instagram that the papers had been created using stolen designs which is not cool. I bought them from a well known craft company, that I definately won't be making any further purchases from!

Happy Crafting and a very Merry Christmas.

Elizabeth x

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Wednesday 25 October 2023

Autumn Splendor Pocket Journal for Eileen Hull Designs

 

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Happy Autumn everyone, the nights are drawing in and the heating is on. My Summer clothes are packed away and the shelves are stacked with warm and snuggly jumpers, scarves and gloves. Eileen has the most beautiful Autumnal/Halloween napkins in her Etsy store and I couldn't resist this cute little Hedgehog from my pack. He is decoupaged onto Eileen's Pocket Notebook which has been cut out from Matboard and covered with canvas before adding the Napkin. Why you ask.........well it gives a little added texture to the cover. I used a slightly different Napkin on the backcover and the insides are lined with autumnal green paper.

The edges of the cover have a light coating of both Rose Gold and Ivory Lustre Wax, this gives it a real frosty look.

The Mushrooms, Berries and a few rain spots were created using Sizzix Effectz Liquid Gloss.

Inside there are two handmade notebooks decorated with stickers from Paper House, they matched perfectly.

I created a tassel from verigated thread and added beads and a charm of a birdcage from my stash, finally adding it to the elastic on the spine of the journal.


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Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x

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