Tuesday 18 October 2022

Autumn Sunflower Wreath Tutotial for Eileen Hull Designs




Eileen's new Sunflower Die is the perfect addition to an already fantastic collection of Dies.

It's perfect for this time of year to bring in a blast of colour to your decor, when all plants in the garden are dying back and the nights are drawing in. The sun no longer shines through my kitchen window, and it's miserable!

I used Sizzix Card Stock as I love the texture and the colours are just gorgeous.

I recycled a previously decorated 25cm wreath. I started by stripping off the old faded decorations. I wasn't too bothered about any pieces that were damaged, as they would be covered up with the new paper.

I cut out a selection of Sunflowers in various shades of Orange, Yellows and Browns and of course some Green Leaves.

I found some sunny Yellow floral paper that had been in my stash for way too many years (not the only one guilty of that .............am I?).


I cut the paper into strips roughly about 1 1/2" wide and wrapped them around the wreath form, gluing them at the back. The strips are at a slight angle, so as they fill the wreath they create a slight stepped effect rather than trying to get them perfectly flat.


Keep on wrapping the paper until the wreath is totally covered.


Now it's time to play with all thos die cuts and build your Sunflowers....


I added a piece of Burlap/Hessian to create a loop to hang the wreath from, and added my Sunflowers, arranging the leaves in between.

Such an easy upcycle, but it brings a lovely bright splash of colour into my now shaded, dark Autumn kitchen.

Hope you have a go, don't forget to share your projects with us in the Eileen Hull Fan Group on Facebook, the link is below.

Happy Crafting,

Elizabeth xxx

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Tuesday 4 October 2022

Eileen Hull Chapter 4 Release Party





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!

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..........


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.


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.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing the first of my projects for this month using Eileen's latest die releases. Make sure to tune in to Eileen's FB Live/YouTube Livestream and also head on over to see the rest of the project peeks in the blog hop.

Pam Bray
Jennie Atkinson
Sarah Lizzie
Lisa Hoel
Sharon Curtis
Tonya Trantham
Elizabeth Robinson
Jenny Marples
Maggi Harding
Sue Eldred
Karen Bearse

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x