Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Eileen Hull Chapter 4 Release Party

 

 

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Chapter 4 is finally here! Each release is so exciting and it never gets old…Here's what Eileen has to say about it.

The Geometric Box is a different kind of design for me. I love the ease of assembly, the unique shape and and the possibility of expanding the box into larger containers! This is a ScoreBoards die so it may be cut from sturdy materials like matboard, chipboard, metal, leather and fabric. The finished box measures 4” h x 3” w x 4” d… or so… a fun feature of this die is that it adapts to how you shape it. You’ll see 🙂 Watch my livestream videos to show how to expand the possibilities of this die.
Use the Geometric Box for storage- for pencils, silverware, flowers, or tools. The box may also be used as a gift container- imagine adding teabags, a pretty silver spoon and a bow as a get well gift!
The Sunflower is a Bigz L steel rule die- designed to cut and score a myriad of materials. The Sunflower is BIG- it measures about 4" across and comes with a leaf, three sizes of petals and a flower center! Stack layers of petals to make a traditional sunflower, or change colors and create a pink coneflower. The basic shape is there for you to create your own flowers! Make a stem for the flower using wire and your Twist and Style Tool. The coordinating Geometric Box die works perfectly as a vase.
I love the whimsical patterns of vintage cutlery and that's why I created this Silverware 3D embossing folder! The design is so detailed you can actually see a tiny bride and groom on the handle of a cake server.
This folder is perfect for creating seating charts, menus, invitations, cards and recipe books. You would be surprised at the many materials you can emboss- metal, paper, cardboard, Sizzix texture roll and more. Once you have embossed the image, rub a light coat of a metallic Luster Wax over the top of the design and you have an amazing result!
I hope you will give these dies a try. Please remember to share them in the Eileen Hull Fan Club Facebook group so we can all be inspired!
 
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So cool I love these new dies. It's been a little crazy round here this last few weeks, and I had to take a little time out after a fall, so I'm yet to play with the Geometric Box Die, and I can't wait! 

So here's what I have created so far using the new dies..........

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A recipe book to jot down any Autumn.Winter recipes in. It has Book Rings holding it together so i can add in more pages, or coupons.


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And of course a Mini Wreath for my kitchen, I love the pop of colour against the dark units and brick chimney wall. And the Sizzix Card Stock has the perfect range of colours for every season, not just Autumn.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Eileen Hull Designs - September is Cards Month

 

 

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During the month of September the Eileen Hull Teams have been sharing their card making projects with everyone, you can check out lots of inspiration over at Eileen's site, via the link below.

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Eileen's Card Caddy Die is a fabulous shape for a card shape, and if you fold your card in half and keep the folded edge inside of the cut line, the hard work is all done for you.

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I also used the die to cut out two layers of paper to cover the card fronts with. One opening right to left, and one opening left to right. This will all come clear in a minute.

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The cards will overlap as above to create a 5 1/4" by 6" gatefold.

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I added a piece of co-ordinating card on the inside, so it made the most of the gorgeous shaped edge that will overlap.

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Next I used the leaf stamp from Eileen's Wonderful World of Flowers stamp set, which was released through Maker Forte. I wanted to create a soft background on the Label, which is also from the Card Caddy Die. I used Wild Honey Distress Ink for both stamping and adding colour around the edges.

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I knew the word stamp would be a little too large for the label, so I masked off the top part and stamped using Potting Soil Archival Ink from Wendy Vecchi. I also added a little more around the edge of the label to increase the depth of the shading. I chose this colour over black because I wanted a softer look.

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And on the inside I added the whole of the word stamp. One of my favourite songs and it was also played at my Wedding, many years ago.

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I don't often make cards these days, but what a quick and easy way of creating something a little different rather than a shop bought one.

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Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x


 

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Tuesday, 16 August 2022

A Male Inspired Leather Journal using Eileen Hull's Card Caddy Die

 

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Yet another great Die from Eileen Hull........

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Designed to be used as a Card Caddy, this Die has multiple uses, including of course...........

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Well it had to be done, yes what a fabulous shape for a journal. And of course I don't need an excuse to delve into my Leather stash. And what a great gift idea for the men in your life.

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The side panel for the Card Caddy makes the perfect pen holder. I puched the leather and handstitched the pieces together using a strong waxed linen thread.

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The stitches show on the inside, but because of the contrast of colour, I like the decoration it adds.

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I added an extra strip of leather to the inside of the spine for extra strength. And punched enough holes to hold three signatures. I didn't stitch my signatures, they are just cut to size and folded around the thread.

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The signatures are held in place with waxed linen thread, as it was much neater than the elastic. Have you noticed the tag on the band? It's double sided, so on one side it's black leather and on the other it's a gorgeous buttery soft tan leather. Hence I chose to use a tan coloured wax thread to coordinate everything together.

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And check out the gorgeous embossing from Eileen's new 3D Woven Leather Folder, it was just perfect for this journal. And no excuses for not having a pencil/pen with my journal again.

Hope you've enjoyed having a closer look at my project, and pop over to have a look at all the other fabulous projects my team mates have created, they really are such a talented bunch.

And if you like the papers I've used you can find them over in my Etsy shop A Printers Daughter via the link at the top right hand side of this page.

Happy Crafting.

Elizabeth x

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Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Eileen Hull / Sizzix Release Party

 

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August is here and it's time for the release of Eileen Hull's new Die Collection, and you know how we celebrate those...................with a Party of course.

The new dies are amazing (as you would expect) and here's what Eileen has to say about them.

 
"I am so excited to share my Chapter 3 Sizzix die collection! Each piece in the set stands alone but also coordinates with the others to make a truly versatile and valuable addition to your collection.
The ScoreBoards Skinny Mini Book Box is a really great size- it measures 6 3/4" x 4" with an adjustable built in spine from 3/8" to 2 1/4". This die may be used to create a book by die cutting two covers OR a box if you add the side pieces to the covers. If you add the box supports, it will hold mini-slimline size cards.
The Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits will cut a cool star pattern that perfectly covers the front of the Skinny Mini book or the front of a slimline card. And you can also expand the size of the design to create a whole page pattern.
I have been wanting to make a Card Caddy die for a while... so many people are making cards these days that I figured that they would love to have the ability to make a really pretty container to hold them. I love the shape of this box and it goes together so quickly- also fun to decorate! It will hold cards up to 5 1/4" wide.
The 3D folder is called Woven Leather and it looks so realistic! Makes a great background for cards, journal pages or covers.
The team has been busy creating lots of samples so please make sure to read the blog and be watching social media to see their makes!
There will be prizes! Make sure to post your answer in the comments on the live. Ready? Here's the question: "Which is your favorite Ch. 3 die and what would you make with it?" Be specific- inquiring minds want to know!🙂 

Back to me....................

I absolutely love the new dies, and know they will be a great addition. Here are a few photo's of the samples I created using them.
 
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I love to create journals and the Card Caddy is perfect, not only for holding a journal, but also for keeping all the pieces you are adding to your journal, all those small elements for it, contained and safe in one place.
 
I used one of my own digital paper collections called Butterfly Blues, which is available over in A Printers Daught Etsy shop. 

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I'll be back with a tutorial showing how I created my project later in the month.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

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Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Happy Holiday Memories - for Eileen Hull Inspiration Team

 

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Last year I created a Camper Van Journal using Eileen's Folio Journal Die. The intention was to journal my Summer travels in it, but as you know not a lot of travelling was done last year. So I have decided after being inspired by this months theme to create a Summer Treats Journal. Well you know I love an ice-cream!

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This is the original journal and you can find the tutoral for it over on YouTube HERE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH31T75na5o&t=68s

This photo was taken twenty five years ago, and it still makes me smile today.........


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How could I not be happy. It was a beautiful Spring day in Majorca with a fabulous and very cold Pina Colada, and of course check out the size of that Ice-Cream Sundae.................Heaven


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The papers are a mixture of the gorgeous ice-cream shades of Sizzix Cardstock for the Leaves and Flowers from Eileen's Bookmark, Tag and Pocket Die set. And I'm using up scraps of mostly Kaisercraft papers, so I think that's where the spotty one came from. The tags and scallop border are out of my Eileen project left-over box. Last month definately made me realise I needed to use more of those up in my projects, and they are ready to go!


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And talking of spotty, that was my favourite blouses, Pale Pink with a White Polka Dot. I think I wore it until it wore out!

So head on over to Eileen Hull Designs and check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team. They all have amazing projects, and it's great to see where their favourite places to travel are too.

Hapy Crafting.

Elizabeth x

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Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Using Leftovers for Eileen Hull Inspiration

 

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Guilty as charged I hoard left-over pieces from die cutting..................well you never know when they will come in handy, do you?

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So this month the teams are using up all the bits and bobs (well some of the bits and bobs anyway) of left-overs we have on our desks.

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I have felt flowers and leaves from a project I created last year, or was it the year before.....and also whenever I receive a new die from Eileen I always cut it out in white cardstock, so there are a fair few of those about too.

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So I set about making two journal pockets and two decorative toppers ready for a new journal. I feel there will be a white one coming up.

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Isn't it amazing what you can create with no plan in mind and a pile of left-over die cuts. Don't forget to pop over to Eileen's Page where you can check out what everyones else has been creating, there are some fabulous projects there.

Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x

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Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Birds for May - with Eileen Hull Designs

 

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 All this month over at Eileen Hull Designs we are sharing our projects created incorporating Birds in them. I love the  Wreath and Snowflake Die and it's not resticted by it's Christmas theme, after all Cardinals are not just here for one Season!

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 I started by covering a Pocket Notebook in canvas, and gave it a quick coat of white gesso for tooth.

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Then I added a selection of stamps from Eileens releases with Maker Forte, from the Snail Mail Inspiration and Button Cards and More sets using Black Versafine ink to create a random background. Love these stamps and they live on my desk.

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I die cut the wreath pieces out of several different shades of the gorgeous Sizzix cardstock. Their colour schemes are always so pretty.

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I built up the wreath and added the cardinal and a few stars, then using Bundled Sage Distress ink, I added shading around the edges.

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There are three signatures created from tea dyed paper and are plain so I can make notes in the journal. The inside covers are lined with a gorgeous minty green shade again from the Sizzix cardstock pack, and of course there has to be lace and muslin for a shabby look!

Happy Crafting.

Elizabeth x

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Monday, 18 April 2022

Small Shadow Box for Eileen Hull Designs

 

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I think the entire at Eileen Hull Designs has become addicted to creating with the new Shadow Boxes. I've used the smallest size and cut it out from Sizzix Cardstock, before running it back through the Big Shot Plus in the gorgeous new Mandala embossing folder. I glued the frame together and once dry added white texture paste to give a more shabby appearence.

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The Flower and Leaves come as part of the small Shadow Box set, and they are perfectly sized. The papers and ephenera is a download from A Printer's Daughter Etsy Shop and designed by me.

Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x

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