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...

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Beautiful Floral Bouquet Card with I Am Roses

Hey, Crafty Friends!! 
I'm back with another gorgeous card for I Am Roses today!

We often take for granted just how just simply being here is a gift. Especially now, during these crazy and unsure times, we must remember that each new day is not promised, and cherish each moment. Small gestures, like video chatting, telephone calls, or even sending a handmade card, can make people feel connected. 

So, I created a card that reminds me of how lucky I am. I have family, friends, my health, a roof over my head, food on the table, and clothes on my back... I may not have all the things I want but I have all the things I NEED... I am Beyond Blessed.

Supplies Used

I Am Roses Products

Other Products
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Magnetic Platform (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Doily (Sizzix)
Foliage and Leaves 1 Dies (Dress My Craft)
Creative Station (Xyron)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Big Chat (Advantus)
Patterned Paper (DCWV)
Shimmer- Yellow Cardstock (DCWV)
110 lb. White Cardstock (Accent)
Green Cardstock (Core'dinations)
Clear-drying Liquid Glue

I can't say this enough... I LOVE LOVE LOVE my tall cards!! And it's been a little while since I last made one soooo... why not?!

I made a slimline (#10 card) by folding a 9 1/4" x 7 1/2" piece of white 110 lb cardstock in half vertically to make a 9 1/4"x 3 3/4" card base.

I used my Xyron Mega Runner to attach a 9" x 3 1/2" piece of patterned glitter cardstock to the front.

I ran a piece of Yellow Shimmer cardstock through my  Xyron Creative Station and die cut a Doily using my Sizzix Big Shot and Magnetic Platform

Then I peeled the protective film backer and attached the die cut doily to the front of my card.

I cut several leaves with my Foliage and Leaves 1 Dies from green cardstock and arranged them onto my doily.

Then I arranged my bouquet of flowers...

 I started with  I Am RosesYellow Gardenias. I used 2. These are quite big.

Then tucked a couple of Achillea Cottage Flowers in between the gardenias and nestled 2 White Lillies alongside them.

Next, I added 2- Aqua 2 Layers Full Bloom Flowers, one atop and one below.

Then. I finished it off with more Achillea Cottage Flowers.

I attached all my flowers to my card front using a strong clear drying liquid glue.

For the finishing touch,  I used words from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Big Chat stack. I like that these are individual pre-cut and self-adhesive words so I can build and create my own sentiments.

And here is my finished card...

I absolutely love how this card turned out. And unlike real flowers, these won't wilt or die and will always stay beautiful. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Until next time...

Friday, May 15, 2020

Handmade Floral Pocket Notebook

Hi, Crafty Friends!! It's that time again ... 
It's time for another I Am Roses Blog Challenge!!

Today, I'll show you how I made this Handmade Pocket Notebook that I've decorated with beautiful I Am Roses Flowers.

Let's get started!

I Am Roses Products Used

Other Products Used
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangles (Sizzix)
Mat Board (Sizzix)
Garden Harvest Collection Pack (Jillibean Soup)
Polkadot Paper - Blue, Yellow
Gingham Paper -Light Blue 
150 Sticker Maker (Xyron)
Square Punch (Epiphany Crafts)
Square Rhinestone Charm (Epiphany Crafts)
Paper Trimmer
Elastic Cording
Rhinestone Slide
Acrylic Beads
2" Fine Chain
Claw Closure
Jewelry Pliers
2 mm Elastic Cording
4" x 6" Notebooks
Liquid Glue
Clothes Pins (Optional)

I started by running sheets of blue and yellow polkadotted paper through my Xyron Creative Station. Then I cut both sheets in half, making 2- 5 1/2" × 8 1/2" pieces. 

I peeled the protective film off the back and attached them onto a 2 separate pieces of Sizzix Mat Board. I covered both sides of each with one side blue and one side yellow. 

The paper comes a little short so make sure the both come up short on the same end.

Then I ran my mat board through my Big Shot using Eileen Hull's Pocket Notebook Die. I made sure the color I wanted on the outside was the color that was faced down onto the die.

This cut out 2 pieces to my pocket notebook. 

I applied a strong clear drying liquid glue to the very last segment of the spine ( the one with the hole in the center) and attached the two spines together, making sure the holes were perfectly aligned. Then I used clothes pins to hold them in place till the glue set.

I cut  a piece of light blue gingham paper to 3 3/4" × 6 1/2". I also cut this pretty floral paper, from Jillibean Soup's Garden Harvest Collection, down measure 3 1/2" × 6 1/4". Then layered and  attached the two pieces together and mounted it onto my notebook cover using my Xyron Mega Runner.

I took a 14" piece of  blue head band elastic and threaded it through the center hole of the books spine.

If you have any charms or buckles add them now before you thread the other end of your elastic through.

If your hole is not big enough to fit your elastic, take a pokey tool or ball stylus tool and wiggle it around in a circular motion to widen it.

Once both ends are through,  make sure the lay flat when wrapped around the journal and make adjustments as necessary. Then tie a simple tight knot on then side of the book to close it off.

I didn't  want my elastic to rip off any flowers I was going to add to my book so I made a makeshift guardrail using this stitched strip die from the Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangles set.

I attached it onto my cover and laid it over the elastic using a strong liquid glue.

Then I die cut several leaves from assorted scrapd of green papers using Eileen Hull's  Leaves, Spring die and curled and shaped them with a stylus tool.

I attached the leaves onto the book cover. Then attached a spread of Stamen. I like to fold them in half. Because these stamens are double ended, it makes it look like I'm using twice the amount I actually am.

Then I added a single Yellow Puffy Rose to the middle of my arrangement.  And added Achillea Cottage Flowers in bunches of twos.

Next, I added Yellow Carnations & White Small Curly Flowers to plug into the huge gaps. 

Then added even more stamens to fill any remaining gaps between flowers.

This turned out even prettier than I imagined!!

But every pretty notebook and needs pretty notebook charms!!

So I made a matching charm by punching out leftover paper a tiny square punch and attached it to my charm using my Xyron "X" Sticker Maker. Then finished it off with a clear square epoxy sticker.

I mounted my charm onto chain link and attached round acrylic beads, a tassel, and a claw latch closure. Then attached it to the spine of my journal.

For the inside of my notebook, I strung 2mm elastic cording through the spine holes and tied each off. Nothing fancy. And just inserted pre-made notebooks.

And here is my finished Handmade Floral Pocket Notebook...

I hope you enjoyed my project for today and that it inspired you to join in on the fun!!

To learn more about the I Am Roses Blog Challenge, link a project, or to see more inspiration from my amazing design team sisters, head on over to the Challenge Blog HERE!!

Thank you so much for taking some time out of your day to stop by!

Until next time...