Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Sew on the Go - Using Eileen Hull's Folio Journal Die

 

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I love to hand sew and English Paper Piecing is one of my favourite things to do. So I've created a kit that I can grab and head downstairs to watch tv whilst I'm sewing, and all my bits and bobs are safe in one place.

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At the back I added two of the pieces to create a boxed compartment, which is big enough to hold a fat quarter of fabric, thread and my fabric glue pen.

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I added a mixture of baggies on the centre , a larger one to hold completed pieces and my glue refil. 

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And two smaller ones to hold the paper pieces ready for working with.

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I looped a piece of felt through to use to keep my pins and needles safe. I love using felt in a project, the flowers die cut perfectly from it.

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And created a scissor holder as there's plenty of room inside the journal for storage. This one has two pockets and keeps the points of the scissors safe.

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The quote I thought was very apt.......

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You can see a full flip though of the sewing kit HERE 

Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x

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Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Eileen Hull New Releases Blog Hop

 

 

Hi everyone and welcome. Thanks for joining us for the Eileen Hull Chapter 1 Release Party and Blog Hop. Just wait until you see all of the fun options the new Sizzix ScoreBoards 'Folio Journal' Die has in store for you! You will also love the 'Mandala' and 'Folio Page, Pockets & Flower' Thinlits Die Sets that coordinate with the new Folio Journal. Eileen's Inspiration and Educator Teams have already been sharing card ideas using the new Thinlits Dies. Now, and throughout February, they will be sharing their Folio Journals with you and today we start with a launch blog hop. 


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Please hop through the blogs and be inspired by the work of the talented Inspiration and Educator teams (links below). Leave a comment for each designer and you'll be in with a chance to win a 'Folio Journal' Die. Join Eileen and specials guests for a Facebook Live on Wednesday, Feb 3rd at noon Eastern Time (5pm UK time). Comment on our Facebook Live and be eligible to win either the 'Mandela' Die or the 'Folio Page, Pockets & Flowers' Die Set- two winners! Winners will be announced on the Facebook Live show on February 9 at 6pm Eastern Time. We appreciate your love and support, friends! We hope that you will be inspired too and share how you use the dies in the Eileen Hull Fan Club.


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Happy Blog Hopping

Elizabeth x


Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Card Making for Eileen Hull Inspiration Team

 

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Gosh my first post of 2021, I might be late but Happy New New my friends.

I'm starting the year off by sharing the first project made using Eileen Hull Designs new releases from Chapter one. They are the Mandala, Folio Page and Flowers dies, and I think you will agree they are a gorgeous addion to the collections.

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I've kept my card clean and simple and let the fabulous florals speak for themselves with the help of some gorgeous Sizzix cardstock. I love these colours they remind me that Spring is on the way!

Happy Crafting,

Elizabeth x

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Warmest Holiday Wishes for Eileen Hull Inspiration Team

 

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How on earth are we in November already........ Every year I promise myself that I'll be more organised and have all my cards ready, written and postage stamps stuck on, and guess what........nope.  Thank goodness for the Mittens Box Die, it's allowed me to batch make a pile of Christmas cards in no time at all. The steel rule die allows multiple layers of paper/lightweight card to be cut at once with no phaffing! Perfect for getting me back on track with my mission!

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I used a pack of pre-made 6"x6" white card blancs from my stash, and the leftovers from an old Dovecraft paper pad. The striped base layer is 5 1/2" square, the next layer is 4 1/2" sqare and the hearts and zig zigs are the reverse of the blue paper. I prepped everything ready, and sat and glued everything together whilst watching tv. Simple. I finished off by adding a little doodling around the edges and created a bow for the hearts to hang from. I think the sentiment is from an older Anna Griffin kit it lives solo, so I'm not entirely sure.

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And a happy little accident, I made a bookmark :) The paper was folded in half and tucked inside of the cutting line on one side of the die. The top of the mitten is glued  to create the "L" shape needed to fit the corner of the page. How simple is that, but what a cute inexpensive gift to pop in your card.

Happy Crafting.

Elizabeth x

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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Tea for Two - Eileen Hull New Release Die

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Remember the blog hop at the start of the month, where I shared my "Shoe Fund" box? Well now it's the turn of the "Tea for Two" project.
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First I adhered a sheet of watercolour card to a piece of Matt Board before running it through my Big Shot Plus.

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I painted dots on one tea cup and blousy flowers on the other one. I want the finished project to be different on each side, but the colours to still co-ordinate.

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Once I'd added colour to all the elements, I set them aside to dry naturally due to the adhesive sheet, you don't want to heat that up as it will buckle.

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Once the watercolour had dried, I went over and doodled fine detail using a Micron pen. Suddenly now those blobs of watercolour take shape, and flowers and leaves appear.


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I doodled around all the edges, and added details to the tea bags. I assembled the box element between the two cups and decorated using the spoons and tea bags.

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How cute is the finished project, and what an amazing gift it would make. Have fun and don't forget to share your make in the Eileen Hull Fan Page on Facebook. The link is below.

Happy Crafting,

Elizabeth x

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Thursday, 1 October 2020

Eileen Hull New Sizzix Release

 Hooray- two new ScoreBoards releases from Eileen Hull and Sizzix! Are you ready for a new 3D Bigz L Tea Cup die? Fill it with teabags and other assorted goodies or use the Tea Cup cutout on the front of a card- so many possibilities. Also new is the XL Post Box, a fun little box that goes together in 10 seconds and has a slit in the top to tuck a gift card. You will have fun embellishing in your style to create holiday treats for everyone on your list!

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I have a plan for next Spring, New Year, New Shoes!!! So I'm starting saving now in my fabulous box.

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I die cut the box from Sizzix Matt Board, the added some of Eileens Easy Cut Adhesive to the back of a sheet of watercolour card. As the watercolour card was A4 in size it wasn't quite long enough to cover the entire piece, but I didn't need it on the base, so I carefully cut out the two ends missing the base out completely, and thankfully it just fitted.

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I peeled the backing of and adhered the watercolour card to the Matt Board, and started to sketch out my design. The curve of the flap made me think of a shop frount, you know the ones with the brightly coloured awning above the windows, so that's where my inspiration came from.

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I drew the shop front and took the design over the two sides that would be on show after it would be glued together. I also decorated the back of the box, taking the theme all the way round. I love doodling, and you know I love my watercolours.

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I really don't need any excuse to get my watercolours out, in fact they live on my desk all the time. I let the paint dry naturally, as I didn't want the heat tool to lift the adhesive sheets. Once everything was totally dry I went in over the top of the sketched design and added more detail using my Micron pen.

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I had so much fun creating my little shop, I love whimsical design.

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After gluing the sides together, I added a small magnet under the awning as a closure. So there you have it, my new money box all ready to save for my new shoes.

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You can check out the "Time for Tea" project on the 21st of this month, where I'll be sharing a  step by step tutorial.

Happy Crafting,

Elizabeth x 

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 Check out the fabulous new release blog hop

Tonya Trantham

Elizabeth Robinson

Julia Aston

Pam Bray

Maggi Harding

Lisa Hoel

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Karen Bearse

Susie Bentz

Jenny Marples

Mitsyana Wright

Jennie Atkinson

Anita Houston

Madeline Arendt

Sarah Lizzie Dodd

Sue Eldred

Debbie Bankston

You won’t want to miss the Facebook Live at Eileen Hull Designs at 12:00 noon Eastern time on Thursday, Oct. 1! Join the chat – and a random commenter will WIN a new Teacup Die. 


Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Eileen Hull Inspiration Team - The Great Outdoors

 

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This month over at Eileen Hull Designs  we are featuring "The Great Outdoors".  I love this time of year, the leaves are changing colour and there are always lots of jobs to do in the garden before winter arrives. So I thought why now make a Garden Journal and documents the Great Otdoors!

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I used Easy Cut Adhesive to adhere the gorgeous Belagio Cork fabric onto my mat Board. I love this fabric it reminds me so much of the bark of a Silver Birch Tree, so perfect for this theme.

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Once the fabice was in place I finally decided to use the Passport Die for my Journal.

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I love this die as it has a spine, cover and also page that fit in the completed book. I didn't want to waste anything, so I cut out two cover and two spines, so I have a spine cut out ready to use in another book.

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I always use a wet glue to attach my spines to my front and back covers, and I'm loving the iCraft Ultra Bond glue, it;s perfect for the job. As you can see I have all the mod cons to hold my journal together whilst it dries.

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As you know I hate waste and recycle is my middle name, so it's no surprise to anyone that most of my signatures involve brown paper packaging in them. It makes great textured pages, and it's free.

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I found this gorgeous paper pad in my stash from Paper Artsy, it's called Chatsworth, I'm not sure if it's still available as I've had it a while.

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The papers co ordinate beatifully with the brown paper, and I alternated sheets before cutting them with the Passport die. As you can see it even cuts the holes ready for the signatures to be stitched together.

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I used waxed linen thread to sew the signatures directly into the Journal, tying a knot on the outside of the spine at different heights for each signature. It just add's a little extra detail and it saved my elastic for another journal.

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A couple of the pages have secret hiding places for tags.

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So there you have it my finished journal all waiting to be decorated on the inside, using the fun Autumnal stickers from Paper House. Now to find my gardening gloves!

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Happy Crafting,

Elizabeth x

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