Sizzix Eileen Hull Shadow Box dies on Create & Craft TV 19/20 May

Gosh I’m so excited for these shows. I have been so happy making all these projects. I have literally not left my craft studio the whole week I was making them except to eat and sleep!

So this is the Chapter 2 release from Eileen Hull, and unusually for her, this release doesn’t have any Bigz dies, there are 3 thinlit die sets, along with a stunning 3-D embossing folder called Crochet.

There are two sets that include the different size ‘sides’ to the shadow box. Shadow Box 1 allows you to create a small square frame, then Shadow Box 2 has a medium and large die, so you can create a landscape frame (as above). But of course, you can interchange the sizes, and say, just use the two longer sides of this one to create a larger square frame.

Then there’s a set called Shadow Box Elements that has some gorgeous little houses along with lots of other dies to decorate your frames. There are also extra elements in the frame sets.

I love the variety of elements in these sets, and the houses are just adorable. They are just as fabulous on cards as they are to create shadow boxes.

They also work so well with other die sets – for this square frame I used the largest shadowbox die and the Wild Blooms 1 die set.

I kind of replicated the project from the packaging photo for this one – it shows off all the little elements really nicely.

I’ve got lots more projects to share, so will pop back soon with more!

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Sizzix Eileen Hull Book Box

Today I’m sharing a little tutorial on this gift box/book, using the new Eileen Hull Book Box Bigz die.

It can be used to create journals, or a lovely box in a book, which is ideal for adding a gift to, or as I did in this case, some handmade cards.

I’ve listed below all the products used (with links), but of course, you can use whatever papers and materials you have to cover your journal.

  1. Take three pieces of Sizzix white Matboard and cover with double sided adhesive roll (I’m in the UK and buy my rolls from Crafty Devils, but you can find similar on Amazon).
  2. I covered two pieces of matboard with Mint Julep, then the other with Limoncello.
  3. Run the mint julep covered pieces through. This will give you two sets of each of the elements (because you will need two covers, and two sets to form the box. You can trim down the piece covered with Lemoncello so it just covers the spine section as that’s all you need from that (or you can cut it all and just save the extra pieces for other books).
  4. I used red line tape to attach the spine to the front and back cover, and to assemble and attach the box section. The easiest way I found to tape the box part is to lay them out end to end and tape them together.
  5. If you want to strengthen the box section, once you’ve assembled it and stuck it into the book, cut some strips of the mint julep texture roll, about 1 inch wide, then stick around the outside. It strengthens the box, but also makes it look neater.
  6. I cut another piece of mint julep texture roll to fit inside the box area, and embossed this with the new Vintage Buttons embossing folder. It just makes the inside a little neater as it covers up where the box is taped to the back cover.
  7. To decorate the cover, I kept it bright and simple with more texture roll. I used Primrose, Ballet Slipper and Limoncello, then some green cardstock for the leaves. I added my niece’s name using the Sizzix Handwritten Alphabet die. I find that using texture roll is a much better option when decorating journals, because it’s less likely to scuff or tear than cardstock, so if I have the right colour in texture roll, I’ll always use that in preference to card.
  8. For the notecard, I carried on the same design, and used a Mint Julep notecard so that it matched.

Hope this tutorial gives you some fresh ideas for using these gorgeous new dies. Don’t forget to check out the Eileen Hull Fan Club group on Facebook because there’s always a ton of inspiration there.

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How to use the Big Shot Pro machine

I’ve got a new video on my YouTube channel today, featuring the Big Shot Pro machine.

The machine is at a really special price on my Boxing Day sale show, but since there will also be a lot of fabulous dies on the show too, I thought it might be a good idea to do a quick video, in case I don’t get much time on the shows to show the machine in much detail. I’ll be back later in the week to show you all the projects I’ve made for the shows.

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21st Birthday card and gift bag

I can’t quite believe it, but my gorgeous niece Georgie is going to be 21 in July. Makes me feel very old. I decided to get my crepe paper flower dies out to make a bold statement flower to dress up a very plain kraft bag.

For the card, I used some dies from the recent Botanical collection by Lisa Jones at Sizzix, the Wild Wreath die is great for special cards.

I’ve put details below of all the other dies I used to create this gift bag and card.

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New Sizzix Effectz range of paints and mediums

This week is very exciting, both Pete and I have shows on Create and Craft TV launching the new Effectz range of creamy acrylic paints, foils, pastes and waxes. So many exciting possibilities with these new goodies.

I do plan to do a video run through of all the new products, I’ve linked them all at the end of this post. I probably won’t get time to film it until next week though as I’m at Create and Craft on Wed, Thursday and Sunday.

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Create & Craft shows on 16 March

I’m back at Create and Craft next Tuesday for two shows with a lovely selection of dies. This cake die set is a Bigz die, so can be used with lots of different materials, however, for this card I’ve used some Opulent Gold card as well as some of the new Mystical Opulent collection – it’s hard to tell from the photo but I used the ombre holographic card for the cake and it’s a lovely sparkly, graduation of colour from a dusky pink to white. The background was created by using the Drifting Hearts die as a stencil with some gold texture paste.

Talking of the Drifting Hearts die, I used it here together with some silver Texture Roll, backed with some more of the Mystical Opulent card – this one is the glitter ombre.

More of the Mystical card here, together with the Birthday Candles die.

I really like the Birthday Candles die – you can pop card behind it, or paper piece it as I’ve done here. You can also just use the candles separately.

A very modern feel to this one – using the Geo Stitched Frames and Bold Alpha die sets.

That’s it for today – I’ll be back tomorrow with more (which include some lovely spring florals)

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More sneak peeks ahead of my Mixed Media show on Tuesday

Here’s a few more of the cards I’ll be sharing on Tuesday on Create & Craft TV – these first two cards are using the Tim Holtz Funky Nature die set. I really love the elements in this set, and they are all cleverly designed with nice layers so you can build up the colours.

I really love the impresslits in this release – especially the four leaf clover, the detail on it is lovely, so I highlighted it with some gold wax.

This Wildflower is a Bigz, so I decided to use some thick corrugated cardboard to give a bit of a rustic look.

Sorry this photo is a bit bright – I couldn’t get a good shot in the bright sun today! It looks much nicer in real life.

The Cafe Colorize set is really good fun, I’ve got a few coffee/tea themed stamp sets so I’m glad to have some nice dies to use with them.

That’s it for now – I’ll be on Create & Craft TV on Tuesday at midday for a double show.

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Sizzix Lisa Jones Botanical collection

I’m back at Create & Craft TV tomorrow with an absolutely stunning collection of dies, papers and washi tape, all with a lovely wild bloom theme. I will share photos of all my projects (there’s a lot, and I feel I’ve barely scratched the surface of what you can do with this collection).

There’s a fabulous Serif Alphabet in the collection, and as each letter is approx 3.5cm high, it’s perfect for home decor projects.

Isn’t the colour palette beautiful? There’s a pack of plain card, plus a patterned paper pack as well as washi tape, all co-ordinating.

There’s a die set to create both frames and that lovely delicate border you see – so it works really well to add a pop of metallic or a bolder colour, and there are circles and rectangles that can be framed with the various floral elements.

If you know me well, you know I have a thing for wreath designs, so this one is my new favourite thing. I coloured this one with some oxide inks to give it a really nice blue/green kind of eucalyptus feel.

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