Spellbinders Wreath Builder die

I’ve got a new video up on my YouTube channel today showing how I made this cute wreath card, along with the foiled sentiment.

Here’s the video – it gives a good look at the Spellbinders Glimmer Foil system too, which I know lots of you are curious about (and in my opinion it’s a fabulous foiling system)

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Card Making Class in Bromsgrove this Saturday

It’s my regular card making class this Saturday at the Baptist Church in Bromsgrove (message me if you would like to book a place).

This month, we are making a mixture of Christmas cards and general cards. Last time we focused on Christmas so I thought this time we’d do a bit of both!

Eileen Hull’s Comfort & Joy project using the Card Caddy die

Did you take part in the Comfort & Joy workshop on Saturday? If so, you’ll have seen this Christmas caddy I made.

Today, I’m sharing a video tutorial on how to make some cute little notebooks for all your Christmas planning to put in the caddy.

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12 Cards of Christmas video series

Do you need some inspiration to get going with your Christmas cards?

If so, hopefully I can help!

Starting today, I’ve got a series of 12 videos on my YouTube channel, where I’ll be making a selection of cards. Hope you can join me, here’s the link to the first one (don’t forget to subscribe to my channel once you’ve watched it so you don’t miss the rest!)

New Sizzix Chapter 4 release from Eileen Hull

I’m back at Create and Craft TV on the 17/18 October with the new release from Eileen. This release consists of 2 Bigz dies – Geometric Box and Sunflower, and beautiful 3D embossing folder called Silverware.

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Eileen Hull Sizzix Chapter 4 Launch Party

Chapter 4 is finally here! Each release is so exciting and it never gets old…

Eileen has 3 products in this release, all a little bit different.

First up is the Geometric box, here’s what Eileen had 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!

And here’s my project using the Geometric box, I decided to make a little gift box, using Rose Gold Texture roll to cover my box, and then I cut some extra panels and embossed them with the Acorns embossing folder by Tim Holtz. I had some ceramic knobs lying around and I thought the bright blue would look lovely against the rose gold. I created a little hinge for the lid, just with a couple of strips of texture roll.

Next is the beautiful sunflower…..

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 big bold size of the sunflower, it would be great cut from felt for home decor projects. I have other things in mind for this, as I like Autumn projects and feel that the sunflower works so well with Autumn schemes. I decided to make a card and combine the sunflower with one of the new Sizzix Stencil sets.

Last up for this release is a fabulous 3D embossing folder. I love the vintage style to this. Here’s what Eileen had to say about it…..

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 haven’t had a chance to make anything with the embossing folder yet, but I have lots of ideas! I’m on Create and Craft TV with this new release on 17/18th October so by then I should have lots of fabulous projects to share with you!

GIVEWAY – Enter the giveaway! Join us at 5pm UK time/12.00 Eastern on Tuesday 4 October in the Eileen Hull FB group or YouTube. Comment below the Release Party video and answer this question, “What would you create with these dies?” We loved hearing all your amazing ideas last time and want to hear more! Extra points for creativity 🙂 There will be two winners- one on Facebook and one on YouTube. Entries closed at 5:00 pm on Oct. 10. Winners will be announced on Eileen’s Tuesday 10/11 livestream.”

Sizzix Chapter 4 on Create & Craft 5/6 October

I’m back at Create and Craft this Wednesday and Thursday with some very cute Chapter 4 Sizzix dies. This cute little guy is from the Floral Safari set. There’s also a lovely elephant and zebra, with stamps to create little extra details.

Next up is the lovely Birds and Blossom set, this framed piece shows all the dies in the set, which make a beautiful piece of art, but you can use all the elements individually for some lovely card designs.

This collection is full of cute animals, and the Arctic Animals set is no exception. Love this little husky.

These finger puppets are really fun. Great for kids parties, but you can also snip off the bottom to use them on card fronts.

Finally, the Adornment Impresslit embossing folder creates this rather elegant mandala design with so much detail.

The show times are as follows (but check the schedule as they are subject to change – 5 October at 4pm and 8pm, then 6 October at 8am.

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Spellbinders Folk Song & Peace and Joy

I had fun creating this card with the new Spellbinders Folk Song die set and Peace and Joy stamp set.

There’s a video showing how I made the card if you’d like to see the process:

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Card making class in Bromsgrove 17 September

It’s Christmas card making this week for my regular card class. Although I have thrown in a couple of Autumn cards too. I do have a couple of spaces still, so if you are interested in joining us, then drop me a message.

Spellbinders UK Website Launch celebration and blog hop

To celebrate the launch of their new UK website, Spellbinders are holding a blog hop today, and I’m honoured to have been asked to join in. This is going to allow shoppers from the UK and Europe to shop for Spellbinders more easily.

So let me share my project for the blog hop. I used the new Camper Life die set to create this fun Christmas card (this set is available from 14 August, so you’ll find it in the coming soon section of the website).

I also created a video tutorial for this card, so if you’d like a detailed look at how I made it, then here’s the video….

So now for the blog hop info! Most importantly, there is a giveaway! Spellbinders are giving away a £25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers selected from the comments on their blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday August 14th 11.59pm EDT. The winners will be announced the following Wednesday. Winner is responsible for shipping costs, duties and taxes.

BLOG HOP ORDER

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Yana Smakula
Vicky Papaioannou
Bibi Cameron
Michelle Short
Sharon Curtis YOU ARE HERE
Gemma Campbell
Lisa Tilson
Angela Tombari
Natasha Davies

Thanks for joining in, I’ve really enjoyed taking part in this hop and have especially enjoyed seeing all the beautiful creations from the rest of the blog hoppers.

Don’t forget to have a look at the new UK website if you’re in the UK or Europe.