Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Eileen Hull Chapter 3 Release Party

Hi, Crafty Friends!!
I'm so excited that this day is finally here... It's so hard keeping crafty secrets! But it was totally worth the wait!!

Thanks for coming to the Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop! We hope you you are as excited as we are! Check out the creative ways the Inspiration and Education Teams have used the Mitten and Snowman dies! We hope that you will be inspired too and share how you use the dies in the Eileen Hull Fan Club.

But wait- there’s more- the Release Party continues! You won’t want to miss the Facebook Live at Eileen Hull Designs at 12:00 noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 1! Join the chat- and a random commenter will win the Snowman die. We are so glad you joined us to celebrate the Chapter 3 release.

Please hop with us through all of the projects and leave comments on the different designers' blogs. A lucky commenter will win the Mitten Box de!! The winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on the blogs and announced on Eileen's Facebook Live show on July 7 at 6pm Eastern Time! 

Best of luck to you all!!

Here is my take on Eileen Hulls New Snowman...

Instead of snow, I made...


What can I say?! I'm from Hawaii we don't get snow!! But we have TONS OF SAND!!

I hope you are enjoying the Release Party so far! And that you are inspired by all the wonderful projects you're seeing today!!

I'll be following up with a full tutorial on how I created this card real soon!

Until then...
Don't forget to stop by each of my talented designer sisters' blogs, leave a comment, and give them some love!!

Designer Line-up
Start HERE (Eileen Hull Designs Blog)


Monday, June 15, 2020

Nautical- Friendships Card- IAR June Challenge

Hey, Crafty Friends!! 
It's the 15th of the month and you know what that means...
It's time for another I Am Roses Challenge!! And to kick off the summer I figured it would be great to do a nautical themed card.

I Am Roses Products Used
Other Products Used 
Voyage Collection (Authentique)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Magnetic Platform (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Doily (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves Dies (Sizzix)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
110 lb. White Cardstock (Accent)
65 lb Light Blue Cardstock
Metal Seashell Charms
Foam Adhesive
Clear-drying Liquid Glue
Wooden Dowel

Today, I decided I wanted to make a 5" x 7" card. I started with a 5"x 7" card base made from 110lb white cardstock.

The following are measurements for the other layers...
Red Woodgrain Patterned Paper: 4 7/8" x 6 7/8"
Paddle Patterned Paper & Mat: 3 1/2" x 5", 3 5/8"x 5 1/8"
Blue Star Patterned Paper & Mat: 3 3/8" x 4 3/4", 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

I applied each patterned paper onto its mat and attached them together using my Xyron Mega Runner.

I die cut light blue leaves using a die from the Tim Holtz's Skeleton Leaves dies set and a white doily using the Tim Holtz Doily die.

I gathered up my I Am Roses Flowers, I used...
Dark Navy Romantica Rose Medium White Daisies DaisiesSmall Red Curly Roses,
 Small Blue Curly RosesRed Edge Spring Cottage FlowersSmall Green Daisy Leaves. Then I wrapped the stems around a wooden dowel to curl the stems.

Then I started building my flower arrangement in the top left corner of my card and using a strong clear drying glue, I attached the Large Dark Navy Romantica Rose as the centerpiece. Then I worked my way outward.

Next came the Small Red Curly Roses and Red Edge Spring Cottage Flowers.

Then the Medium White Daisies Daisies.

I tucked the blue skeleton leaves and Small Green Daisy Leaves before finishing off the arrangement with a couple of Small Blue Curly Roses.

 I trimmed the doily die cut and attached it onto the card front and attached it to my card front.

Then, I trimmed down one of my cards from my Voyage Life Cards that read,
"There Are BIG ships and Small ships, but the BEST of all is FRIENDSHIPS".
Isn't this such am endearing sentiment?! I thought that it was the perfect sentiment for the front of this card.

I attached pieces of foam adhesive to the back and added it to the center of my doily.

I finished it off by attaching a couple of seashell charm to the bottom right-hand corner of my card...

And here is my finished card...

I can't say this enough... the detail in these flowers are absolutely amazing!! Just look at the texture and color in these stamens!! They are absolutely gorgeous!!

I hope you enjoyed my card for today! 

And be sure to join allow in the fun over on the I Am Roses Blog...
You could win one of our amazing prizes to the I Am Roses Website!!

For more details on the Challenge and to link your project visit the I Am Roses Challenge Blog HERE!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Cork Fabric Mini Journal

Hey, Crafty Friends!
I'm back again with another beautiful project for Eileen Hull Designs! And we have teamed up with our friends from Belagio Enterprises! So, throught the entire month of June the Inspiration Team will be sharing projects using Belagio's amazing Cork Fabric!

This stuff is super pliable! It die-cuts very well. And because it's fabric you can even sew with it!

Sadly, I can't sew to save my life! But I sure can die-cut till the cows come home!! And here is what I created... a Cork Covered Mini Journal!! Let me show you how I made it!

Supplies Used
Eileen Hull Designs Pasport Die (Sizzix)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Mat Board(Sizzix)
Grey Lillies (I Am Roses)
Daisy Leaves (I Am Roses)
Strong Clear Liquid Glue
Mini Composition Books
2mm Elastic Cording
Clothespins (Optional)

I started with Eileen Hull Designs' Pasport DieMat Board, and 6" x 12" sheets of Belagio's Cork Fabric in BlueTaupe, and Gold.

Then ran the sheets of Blue & Taupe through my Xyron Creative Station and mounted them both onto a single sheet of Mat Board with one color cork on each side.

Once my the cork was adhered to the mat board, I placed my the cork I wanted to be on the outside down onto ONLY the COVER portion of the Pasport Die and ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot. I did this twice so I could have two cover panels, one for the front and one for the back.

Then I ran 2 smaller 3 1/2" x 6 " pieces of Gold cork fabric through my Creative Station
. I mounted both pieces onto a single piece of mat board of the same size, one piec of cork fabric on each side.

Then placed it over the middle segment of the die with stripes and wholes and die-cut it out to create the spine.

Eileen Hull's Pasport Die cut through all three layers (2 fabric, 1 matboard) of material like butter!

Next, I folded the two outer segments of the spine panel along the pre-scored creaselines. Then applied a strong clear liquid glue them and attached the cover panels.

Then, I clipped the panels together with clothespins to prevent shifting while the glue set.

While that was drying, I ran remnants of cork fabric through my Creative Station and attached to the covers of mini composition books. Now, they perfectly coordinate my journal cover.

I threaded 3 single strands of 2mm elastic cording through the holes along the spine and tied each into a basic double knot. 

Then lifted each strand and inserted a mini composition book.

I decorated the front of my cover with beautiful Grey LilliesDaisy Leaves, and Tiny Green Rose Leaves from I Am Roses.

Then finished off with this beautiful metal embellishmwent from the Tim Holtz Quote Bands.

And here is my finished Cork Fabric Mini Journal...

I hope you enjoyed this project! And don't forget to visit the Eileen Hull Blog for more fabric covered inspiration! Check-in all month long! My Design Team sister are doing amazing things!! Haad on over and check it out!!

As always...