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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Sizzix shows on Create & Craft 16/17 Feb

I’m back on Create and Craft this week, with the new release from Eileen Hull (as well as a special deal on the Big Shot Plus)

Eileen has some fabulous new dies in this release – Book Box – which allows you to create a fabulous journal with a box inside, Phone Stand, a lovely Vintage Button embossing folder and a very clever thin die set called Snail Mail. I shall wait for the shows to explain how they all work, but for now, here’s a little sneak peek at the projects I’ve made for the shows.

Book Box
Snail Mail
Snail Mail
Phone Stand
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Vintage Buttons
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New Eileen Hull Sizzix Chapter One Blog hop

Theres a really fun blog hop happening today to celebrate the launch of Eileen Hull’s new Chapter One release.

You can find all the info on Eileen’s blog – http://www.eileenhull.com/ as well as links to all the blogs taking part in the hop.

There’s a giveaway too! If you leave a comment for each of the designers in the Release Party Hop, or during the Facebook Live or YouTube video, you will be eligible to win one of the newly released products! Tell us what your favourite new product is and what you plan to do with it! Thanks for hopping with us 🙂

I’ve made three projects for this hop – you’ll be able to see these projects in more detail as I’ll have them on my shows on Create & Craft on 16/17 Feb. I’ll also be popping back here later in the month with a tutorial on the Book Box.

So the first project is using the the lovely Book Box. This die creates a journal with box element inside, so it’s perfect for popping a gift into, it’s also the perfect size to put cards in, so I think it would be lovely to make some matching cards to go with the cover then give that as a nice present.

The next die I’m sharing today is called Snail Mail and it creates this really fun background for cards (or it fits nicely on the Book Box). You can also snip each element away (which you’ll see on my next project). This would work so well with different dies and stamps because it kind of creates little windows.

The last one I’m sharing today is an embossing folder called Vintage Buttons. It’s a 3D embossing folder so the detail is just amazing.

Don’t forget to pop to Eileen’s blog to see the rest of the release as well as all the amazing projects – http://www.eileenhull.com/

Best of 2021

I thought I’d have a scroll through my photos and pick out a few of my favourite projects from the past year. It’s been another fabulous year for me working for Sizzix, and I’ve been lucky enough to work with so many gorgeous products. The designers are Sizzix really are a talented bunch, and when I looked back through my photos it was hard to pick just nine photos.

The shows I did in the summer with the crepe paper flowers were a real highlight – having never made crepe paper flowers before this, I was amazed at how much fun it was.

Another highlight from the year was the Botanicals collection from Lisa Jones. Florals are always inspiring to me, and this collection features all my favourite colours. The whole range is beautiful, so this was another show I really enjoyed doing.

2021 was another fabulous year of releases from Eileen Hull. Her journals are some of my most-used dies, and she came out with two fabulous journals – the Folio Journal and the Full Size Journal, as well as some very clever dies to create extra elements such as a waterfall.

Happy New Year, and thank you for following me this year on all the various platforms. 2022 is going to be an exciting year for me. I am giving up my PA job to concentrate full-time on my crafting, so you will be seeing lots more of me – as well as doing more work with Sizzix, I’m planning to do lots more on my YouTube channel, I have so many ideas, and I can’t wait to have the time to put them into action!

I’ve listed below most of the products used on these projects in case you want to find them.

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Sizzix Eileen Hull Full-size Journal

I’ve put together a new video to run through the new Eileen Hull journal, showing how to put it together and running through all the different extras you might need, along with how to add notebooks or your own signatures.

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Sizzix Eileen Hull new releases

There are some lovely new dies in the Sizzix Chapter One release, and Eileen Hull has a really fabulous new journal die. It’s called the Folio Journal, and it creates a lovely square journal with lots of options to configure it in different ways.

As it’s easier to see in real life than photos, I’ve put together a couple of videos. The first is an overview and shows you her new dies, and the second video is an in-depth tutorial to make the journal above.

So here’s the first video

The second video is here

I just love the versatility you get with this die, and I think it’s going to get a lot of use this year!

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