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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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.”
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.
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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Today is launch day for Eileen’s new Sizzix release, it’s a fabulous collection and I can’t wait to bring these dies and embossing folders to Create and Craft in a couple of week’s time.
First, there’s a look at all the elements:
Here’s the info from Eileen herself on her thinking behind this collection –
“I am so excited to share my Chapter 3 Sizzix die collection! Each piece in the set stands alone but also coordinates with the others to make a truly versatile and valuable addition to your collection.
The ScoreBoards Skinny Mini Book Box is a really great size- it measures 6 3/4″ x 4″ with an adjustable built in spine from 3/8″ to 2 1/4″. This die may be used to create a book by die cutting two covers OR a box if you add the side pieces to the covers. If you add the box supports, it will hold mini-slimline size cards.
The Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits will cut a cool star pattern that perfectly covers the front of the Skinny Mini book or the front of a slimline card. And you can also expand the size of the design to create a whole page pattern.
I have been wanting to make a Card Caddy die for a while… so many people are making cards these days that I figured that they would love to have the ability to make a really pretty container to hold them. I love the shape of this box and it goes together so quickly- also fun to decorate! It will hold cards up to 5 1/4″ wide.
The 3D folder is called Woven Leather and it looks so realistic! Makes a great background for cards, journal pages or covers”.
I’m already thinking that card caddy’s filled with cards would make lovely Christmas presents, so that’s something else to add to my ‘to do’ list!
I’m also very happy to have another journal option – I absolutely love making journals, and how lovely does the Skinny Mini Elements die look on the front?
It also looks beautiful on a card front (and of course the card fits nicely inside both the book and the caddy).
SO NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT INFO!
There’s a blog hop to celebrate the launch as well as a FB live. Pop over to Eileen’s blog for all the details. There’s also some prizes, so make sure you catch the live!
I’ll be on Create and Craft TV on the 22 August with the release, so you can expect to see more creations and inspiration from me over the next couple of weeks.
I’m at Create and Craft TV this Friday with some of my favourite Tim Holtz dies. I obviously love the floral dies, as florals are always my faves, but the bold sentiments are so great to work with them – or for quick cards with a nice bold sentiment, I just love them.
I made this lovely framed piece recently for a Facebook live, so thought I’d share some instructions on making it.
I used the largest frame die from the Shadow Box #2 set for the frame, and cut it four times to make a square.
This frame measures 15.5cm x 15.5cm, so I cut a piece of kraft card that size for the backing, then added some pale aqua card to the front.
I then used a Tim Holtz stencil (THS004) to add some uneven stripes with Sizzix Texture paste. I then added some Prima Sparks acrylic paint on top, in a rainbow. For the rest of the background I did a little bit of stamping in brown ink (Tim Holtz Papillon and Studio Light Jenine’s Mindful Art Collection). Once the ink had dried I dry-brushed some gesso on the background.
To create a little ledge for the houses, I cut two strips of mat board and stuck them back to back, then covered with a piece of frayed burlap. I cut the houses from kraft card and backed them with some patterned paper and an old book page. I added them with foam pads to give a bit of dimension.
I then dry-brushed some gesso on the frame, on the front and sides, then added some Tim Holtz Crackle Texture paste with a spatula and set aside to dry.
Thanks for popping by today, I’ll list below the main products used.
I’m back at Create and Craft TV tomorrow with a beautiful collection from Jenine at Studio Light. There’s a lot in this collection – papers, die cut elements, stencils, vellum, acetate, rub-ons, dies and stamps, all around the same vintage writing theme.
There’s so much in this collection, that if you go for the whole bundle, you will be making for months to come!
I think the style of these images lends itself to quite a romantic/shabby chic style, but really, it can work in many ways. If you like to add layers and mixed media you can, you can keep it simple with the dies and stamps if you like a more clean and simple look, and if you really want to make quick and easy cards you can use the paper pads and die cuts to create beautiful cards.
These are just some of the cards I’ve made, but please tune in for the shows for a better look because there is so much in this collection.
I’m on Create and Craft on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th April, it’s a One Day Special so times are 6pm and 9pm on Monday, then 10am and 2pm on Tuesday.
I’ve also added some links below for CraftStash in the UK and Simon Says Stamp in the US who are also stocking this collection. If you’re in the UK, Craftstash do have some bundle deals here
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Well, I’m very excited about my shows on Monday – two shows of literally all my favourite things! It’s the Best of Eileen Hull, so a bit of a round up of all her best selling dies.
As you know, I’m a huge fan of her journals, and on the show we’ve got the Folio and Wrapped Journals, which I guess are probably the most versatile of all because they have fold around elements you can use or cut off to create different styles of journal.
So first is the Folio Journal. This one has a flap at the front and back of the journal that wraps around, then, there’s a separate element that enables you to enclose that piece, to create like a little box type element which is great if you want to add in separate notebooks, or maybe even a gift.
What I also like about the Folio is that it’s a nice square size, so it really gives a nice area to decorate, and works really well with the various 3-D embossing folders.
Next is the Wrapped Journal. This one also has a wrap around element, but it folds all the way round from the back, making this one ideal for using with leather/fabric, because it doesn’t necessarily need to be a rigid design.
Next is the very fun, Camper die, this creates such a cute 3D camper, that has a kind of box inside, that you can use to add a gift. Of course, you can also use the camper element without making it into the full 3D version, it looks fabulous on a card or journal front.
Another fun 3-D die, this is the Post Box. A great one for creating little savings boxes for kids, of perhaps for a wedding for guests to post little messages. Of course you can also use it as a fun gift box.
This is the Display Stand. It’s perfect for displaying a calendar, or photos, but on this sample I added some magnetic sheet, so I could use it to pop on my desk and hold my thin metal dies while I work.
The Vintage Button embossing folder and Floral Contours dies have been included on the shows because they work so well with the various journals and other dies.
Phew, that’s a round up of most of the items on the show – I told you it was a great mix of faves!
My shows are on the 21st March at 12.00 and 5pm, so I hope you can join me!