Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Eileen Hull 2020 Roundup- Top Four Faves

Hi, Crafty Friends! Can you believe it's the end of 2020 already?! I think you can agree with me in saying that it has been such a crazy year! And in the midst of all the craziness, we still manage to take time to craft!

Today, I'm with the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team to rounding up the end of 2020 with my Top Four Favorite Eileen Hull makes. Out of all the projects I made for the team these were my absolute favorites! 

Below each picture, I will link back to each project's tutorial and list the Eileen Hull die used.

I hope you enjoy my recap of these makes!!

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I really loved this ATC Block! It was bright, cheery, and a great way to burst into Spring...

Using Eileen Hull Designs' Gift Box w/ Scallop Edges and Label 

This one was also very "Spring-y" and was outside my usual style. But sometimes change is good and it definitely was for the better! These bold colors scream HAPPY!!

Using Eileen Hull Designs' Tiny Book Die & Tiny Book Case Die.

This one, I absolutely fell in love with its texture! That cork fabric!!! Gaaaah!! So AMAZING!!

Using Eileen Hull Designs' Passport Die 

And lastly, this post... 
How can I not include my favorite make from my favorite holiday!!
This was just SPOOKTACULAR!!

Using Eileen Hull Design's 3D Teacup & Spoon Die & Post Box Die.

Don't forget, you can check out each project in detail by clicking on the links below each picture where you will find full tutorials of each project that include additional pictures, step-by-step instructions, and a full supply list.

Hope you enjoyed my roundup of this year's projects and I hope to see you again soon!!

Until next time...



Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Tea Cup Christmas- Santa Paws Card

Hey, Crafty Friends... It's been a while but I'm back with the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team!
Christmas is inching closer and it's time to get into Christmas card making mode!! Here's a card for those pet lovers out there! These little teacup cuties are sure to put a smile on anyone's face!

Supplies Used
Eileen Hull 3D Teacup & Spoon (Sizzix)
Jen Long Snowflake Wreath- Snowflake (Sizzix)
Christmas Greetings (Authentique)
PITT Artist Pen (Faber-Castell)
Distress Oxide Ink- Black Soot (Ranger Ink)
110 lb White Cardstock
Glitter Cardstock- Gold
Foam Adhesive
CutterBee Scissors (EK Sucess)
Craft Knife

For today's card, I will be using Eileen Hull's new 3D Teacup & Spoon Die along with festive papers from Authentique's Christmas Greetings Collection.

I started by cutting my patterned papers and chipboard into 4"x 6" pieces. I'll be making a stack of three cups so I'll need 3 pieces of each.

Then, I ran my patterned paper through my Xyron Create-A-Sticker machine to adhesive onto the backs of each of the papers. I peeled them from the film then attached them onto the chipboard pieces.

After I mounted each piece, I die cut the chipboard using Eileen Hull's 3D Teacup die. I only needed the teacups so I didn't need to cover the entire die, just the teacup portion, making sure to place it over the die with the patterned paper side DOWN.

To get the handle to appear on the opposite side of the cup. I placed the chipboard with the patterned paper face side UP.

This way, when I stack my cups, it will stagger... Handle- No Handle- Handle.

But before stacking my cups, I wanted to give the illusion of three-dimensional cups that could actually be filled. So, I used another cup and flipped it over to trace a line with a Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen. Which gave my cups a lip. Then I outlined the cups with the same pen to make the lines consistent throughout all the cups.

Next, I took a craft knife and made a slit right above the "lip". I did not cut this lip completely across, but just enough so another cup can nestle inside.

Then, I fussy cut this cute kitten and puppy from one of my sheets of paper. Authentique's Christmas Greeting Collection has an entire sheet of just puppies and kittens and like sentiments. I found these little guys and they were the perfect sizes for my teacups!

For my card base, I created a 5"x7" card base from white cardstock and matted it with gold glitter paper and a red polka-dotted background paper, each piece had a 1/8" difference between them.

Base: 5"x7"
Gold Glitter: 4-7/8"x 6-7/8"
Red Polka-Dot: 4-3/4"x 6-3/4"

I layered and adhered the pieces together using my Xyron Mega Runner.

Side note: 
At the last minute, before adhering the red polka-dotted paper, I inked the edges of it with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.

I also inked the edges of all my teacups with the same Black Soot ink. Then, I nestled each cup inside one another and mounted foam adhesive onto the backside.

I attached the stack of cups onto the from of my card. Then I added more foam adhesive onto the backs of my kitten, puppy, and the sentiment, and attached them onto the card front.

For the final touch, I cut out white snowflakes using the snowflake die from Jen Long's Snowflake Wreath Stamp & Die set and staggered them throughout the background.

And here is my finished card...

How adorable are these little guys!!

This card is perfect for any pet lover in your life or even for your family vet!

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and you are inspired to use your Eileen Hull Teacup die in a new way!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Until Next Time...


Thursday, October 15, 2020

I Am Roses Oct 2020 Blog Challenge

Hey, Gang! It's October 15th and time for another I Am Roses Challenge.

If you are new to I Am Roses and their Blog Challenges, let me give you the quick low-down...

Each month on the 15th, I Am Roses starts a new Challenge hosted on their blog. You have an opportunity to link up projects using I Am Roses products for a chance to WIN amazing I Am Roses products.

I Am Roses will choose 4 entries to win. One WINNER and the TOP 3 entries will win the following prizes for their website...

Winner- $50 Voucher 
Top 3-  (1-$30 Voucher, 2- $25 Vouchers)

Here is what I created for this month's Challenge...

Supplies Used

I Am Roses Products

Other Products
Marquise Machine (Diamond Press)
Rejoice Sentiment Dies (Diamond Press)
Foliage Dies (Diamond Press)
Doily Dies- Variant- Floral (Diamond Press)
Mega Runner (Xyron) 
110 lb White Cardstock
Teal Cardstock
Dark Turquoise Cardstock
Craft Foam
Hemp Twine 
Clear Drying Glue

I love the look of the variegated colors and the veining and textures found in these I Am Roses flowers. 
They truly look like real flowers.

 I hope you like my project and are inspired to join in on this month's challenge!!

To learn more about how to enter and uplink a project, visit the I Am Roses Blog for more details!

While you are there, check out the creations made by my design team sisters... they are all incredibly talented and are sure to inspire you even more!!

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Spooktacular Treat Boxes

Hey, Crafty Friends!
I'm excited to finally bring you the tutorials for my Eileen Hull Chapter 4 Releases! I will show you how I created both projects today so this will be a lengthy one.

 I will do one project at a tie starting with the Teacup and then followed by the Post Box.

The supply list is for BOTH projects together.

Supplies Used
 Eileen Hull 3D Teacup & Spoon Die (Sizzix)
 Eileen Hull Post Box Die  (Sizzix)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Mat Board(Sizzix)
Masquerade Collection (Authentique)
Grey Medium Daisy (I Am Flowers)
Orange Carnations (I Am Flowers)
Black Rose Leaves (I Am Flowers)
Tim Holtz Ideaology Halloween Typed Tokens
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink- Black Soot (Ranger)
Clear Drying Liquid Glue
Black Twine
Flat Magnets
Clothespins- Optional

For the cup box, I used Eileen Hull's 3D Teacup & Spoon Die along with White Mat Board.
This is a smaller die and I didn't need a full-size sheet of matboard so I cut it down.  I also cut down my sheets of Authentique's Masquerade Collection to the same sizes as the mat board.

I ran my paper through the Xyron Creative Station then mounted them onto the front of my mat board.

Then with my Sizzix Big Shot, I die cut the cups. I needed a mirror image of the cups, so I cut one cup with the paper facing me and one cup with the paper facing toward the blades/die. This gave me two die cuts with the paper on the opposite side so they will be on the outsides of the box once assembled.

Next, I die cut the box component of the die from a piece of plain white mat board. Once cut, I folded it along the premade creases.

I added glue along the creased edges then attached a cup to each side. I made sure they aligned perfectly then weighted it down till my glue set.

I ran this harlequin paper (which is the reverse side of the skulls sheet) from the Masquerade Collection through my creative station and mounted it on more mat board. This time covering both the back and front of the mat board. Then die cut just the spoon from the Teacup die.

I used Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and a blender tool to ink along the edges of the spoon.

I tied a multi-looped bow from black twine and fastened it to a Tim Holtz token that reads "poison" and then attached it to my spoon.

I added an assortment of premade flowers and leaves in dark Halloween colors onto the teacup and tucked a few black leaves and another multi-looped bow underneath.

Then attached my spoon directly to my cup.

Once the glue was dried I stuffed the box with an assortment of DARK CHOCOLATE candies.

And here is my finished teacup treat box...

And now to make the Post Box...

I used more papers from the Masquerade Collection and cut them into 6 wide pieces.

I needed to cover an entire sheet of mat board this time but wanted to use two different patterns. I ran my papers through my Creative Station, peeled off the protective film, and place the papers onto the die with the ADHESIVE SIDE UP, laying each pattern paper onto the sections I wanted to cover with that each pattern. I carefully placed the mat board directly over top and cut off the excess with non-stick scissors. 

Then I die cut the box in one run.

I folded the box along the prescored edges. Then added glue just onto the middle flaps, bent the front over, and attached the front flaps to the glued ones. 

I used clothespins to hold the flaps in place until the glue set. 

 I cut out these adorable images from the 12x12 and 6x6 of the Masquerade Collection.

The small 6x6 paper was used to help decorate the front flap of my Post Box. 

While the 12x12 images were used to mount onto chipboard pieces to create Artist Trading Cards.

I cut words and strips from the Masquerade Elements sheet, inked around their edges, then ran them through my sticker maker and mounted them onto my box.

Lastly, I attached flat magnets to the box to act as a closure.

And here is my finished Post Box...

I love how both of these turned out! And because I used papers from the same collection they coordinate perfectly together!!

Close-up View

I hoped you enjoyed my projects for today!! I know it's much longer than my usual posts but I felt that they belonged with one another and I just had to show them together!  

Thanks for stopping in and bearing with me!!

Have a spooktacular Halloween Everyone 


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Eileen Hull Chapter 4 Release Party Blog Hop

Hey, Crafty Friends!
It is Oficial...
Eileen Hull's Chapter 4 Dies are here!!! WOOHOO-  Two new ScoreBoards releases from Eileen Hull and Sizzix! 

Are you ready for a new 3D Bigz L Tea Cup die? Fill it with tea bags 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!

Here are a couple projects I created just for this Release Party...

For more inspiration, don't forget to visit all my wonderfully talented Inspiration Team Sisters to see what they created...

Here is our amazing lineup:

And if all this wasn't exciting enough...
Eileen will be having an extra special Facebook Live Video at 12 pm noon today!! Trust me, you will not want to miss it because guess what... Eileen will be doing a GIVEAWAY!!! Check out the details below...


Comment on the Facebook Live Release Party to be entered to win the new Teacup die. Comment on the Blog Hop under each designer to be entered to win the Post Box die. Random winners will be picked and announced on Tuesday's Facebook Live!



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

September 2020 I Am Roses Challenge

Hey Crafty Friends!! I am back with the I am Roses team today!! Due to COVID, We decide it was best to take a short break but we are back!! And it's the 15th of the month, you know what that means... time for another Blog Challenge!!

If you are new to the Blog Challenges and check it out! Every month we start a new challenge and giveaway amazing gift prizes to the chosen WINNERS!

All you have to do is create project using at least 3 I Am Roses products and link up your projects from your blog to the I Am Roses Challenge Blog. 

You could win 1 of 4 prizes!!

The Winner will be chosen at random to receive a $50 voucher. 
1st Place will receive a $30 voucher
And 2nd & 3rd Place will receive a $25 voucher.

For more information or to join in on the fun, head on over to the Iam Roses Blog HERE!

Here is my project fot this months Challenge...

I Am Roses Products Used

Other Products Used
Patterned Paper- Essentials Paper Pack (Kingston Crafts)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Stitched Oval Dies (Pink and Main)
Pink your Life- Whisper Friend (Stampendous)
Spectrum Noir- Illustrator Markers (Crafter's Companion)
Procolour Pencils (Derwent)
Clear Drying Liquid Glue

Hope you get a little inspiration and decide to join in on the fun!
Thanks for stopping by!

And until next time...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Wave Journal

Hey, Crafty Friends!! I'm back with the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team today and this month's theme is the Gret Outdoors!

I'm not a "woodsy" or "camping" type of person. Growing up on an island, my idea of the outdoors was the beach and the ocean. So today I created a simple Wave Journal. There is something so calming and relaxing about the sound of the ocean and waves crashing on the shore. It's one of the many things about home.

Supplies Used
Eileen Hull Journal Die (Sizzix)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Mat Board (Sizzix)
Blending Tool (Ranger Ink)
Wave Stencil (The Crafter's Workshop)
VersaMark (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
Clear Embossing Powder (Judikins)
Cardstock- Assorted Blues (Core'dinations)
Ideaology- Hitch Fasteners (Tim Holtz )
Heat Tool
Piercing Tool (aka- pokey tool)
Paper Trimmer (Swingline)
Long Reach Stapler
Clear Drying Liquid Glue
Clothespins- OPTIONAL
Elastic Cord

I started by cutting two panels from Mat Board using Eileen Hull's Journal Die. Then, I attached them together using a clear drying liquid glue to attach the spine together making sure to align the holes in the cutouts. I also used clothespins to pinch the pieces together until the glue set. The clothespins are completely optional but it helps to save time by freeing up your hands.

Once the glue was set, I placed the Wave Stencil over the cover (laying it open and flat) and inked VersaMark directly onto the entire surface of the mat board. I wanted one continuous to stretch out over both the back and front covers.

Then, I pour clear embossing powder over the entire stenciled image, dusted off the excess, and heat embossed it with a heat tool.

I applied a series of Distress Oxide Inks over the embossd image.  Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers (for the sky), and Mermaid LagoonSalty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch (for the waves).

The waves look absolutely amazing!! I love it already!

Next, I die cut two more cover panels. This time, instead of Mat Board, I used blue cardstock. I then trimmed off the spines into segments and ran all my pieces through my Xyron Creative Station and attached them to the inside of the cover.

I did this after stenciling because I knew I was going to ink up the cover and didn't want to accidentally get them inked or smudged.

Then, I used my piercing tool to poke a hole through the front cover and screwed in a Hitch Fastener.

I threaded elastic cording through the hole located in the center of the spine, threaded through my charm, then looped around the front to create a closure for my journal. Then just hooked it onto the hitch.

For inserts, I cut sheets of graphing paper down to measure 8" x 8.5". I folded them in half so that they were 4" x 8.5" - folded then inserted the papers into a sleeve made from blue cardstock of the same size. And then I stapled the group together using a long reach stapler.

I threaded more elastic cording onto the spines. Nothing fancy here. Just single strands, knotted. Then I slid each book/ insert under the elastic to hold them in place.

And here is the finished journal. It's super simple. Very modern and zen... just like the ocean itself.

I love this charm I found. I cant remember who made it but I do kniw i found it at a Hobby Lobby a while back and it had been sitting in my stash ever since. It has a quote from Alice in Wonderland's Through the looking glass... somewhat Alice's character said her father would always say. 

Love it!!

Then, of course, the continuous waves that wrap around the back, around the spine, and then around front...

There you have it... 
my Great Outdoors... a trip to the sea on the cover of a journal.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial!

Thanks for stopping by and until next time...