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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Sizzix Effectz Creamy Acrylic Paints

I’ve put together a video all about the new acrylic paints from Sizzix and their unique properties.

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Sizzix mixed media shows with Lisa Jones Botanicals

I’ve got a very busy week of shows this week. Both on Create & Craft UK and US.

First up, I’m on Create & Craft US on Wednesday with a bit of a Sizzix takeover. There are 4 shows back to back, two will be mixed media shows with these gorgeous Lisa Jones botanical dies, then I’ve got 2 shows with the brand new Effectz range of paints and mediums. Check out the website for timings as I know they’ll be different depending on which time zone you are. For UK viewers that might want to watch them, you can watch if you go to http://www.createandcraft.com/us. I’m on from 9pm to midnight our time.

The UK shows are as follows – double Mixed Media show with these gorgeous Botanical dies (and the new Tim Holtz Colorize sets called Under the Sea) on Thursday at midday, then Pete takes over with the launch of the new Effectz range. He’s there Thurs/Fri/Sat, then I’m back on Sunday at 14.15 with my take on the Effectz range. I’ll share my projects with those in a separate blog post.

So it’s a very busy week on C&C for Sizzix!

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