Eileen Hull scallop box

hello everyone!! i am here this week to share with you a project using Eileen’s box with scalloped flap (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/sz-656546 NULL.html?w=eileen+hull)

the inspiration team have been showing you all month projects you can create to help you decorate for different celebrations… last week Lisa Hoel (http://creativejuicefreshsqueezed NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2016/07/sizzix-party-decor-ideas-with-eileen NULL.html) showed you what she did with the 3D teacup die and Julia Aston (http://createwithjulia NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2016/07/summer-party-time-with-frogs NULL.html) showed you how to decorate a jar using the Romance Flower… and well today i am here to show you a place to keep all those special celebration details year after year using the Scallop die

this is one of the cutest little dies that you can do so many things with!  here is just one of the many.

so i started with cutting one of the boxes with mat board as well as from a sheet of prima’s tales of you and me (https://www NULL.primamarketinginc NULL.com/shop/store/products/collections/tales-of-you-me) paper.

scallop box die

i painted the edges of my box using distress crackle paint and once it was dry i then glued the paper to the mat board, sanded it and that is how quick and simple a project this makes

eileen hull Scallop box

but then i wanted to put something special inside and it took me a while to figure it out but i did!! using the on the edge file tab die, i made little folders for each month

Eileen Hull Scallop months tabsit is a place to store all those special dates throughout the year!!

how quick and simple of a project don’t you think!!! please join us again next week as some more party decoration ideas will be shared by Eileen’s Inspiration Team!!


Where Women Create box project

hello everyone!!

I am just dropping in today to quickly show you a project I created for the Where Women Create – box project. 

I used Eileen Hulls dies, the doily (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/sz-657375 NULL.html?w=eileen+hull)and the heart and soul flower (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/sz-661108 NULL.html?w=eileen+hull), along with the new line of paper from Prima, Tales of You and Me (https://www NULL.primamarketinginc NULL.com/shop/store/products/collections/tales-of-you-me) to create my boxEileen Hull doilie diei ran the doily through the vagabond using the daisy wreath embossing folder (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/sz-661423 NULL.html?w=eileen+hull)…. I am absolutely in love with how it turned out….Eileen Hull heart and soul die when making the heart and soul flower i die cut and then sprayed with some water to crumble them. then i swiped some distress ink onto my mat, spritz and then tumbled my flower bits into the distress ink…then i left them to dry prior to creating the flower….

inside makes a perfect spot to include a little I love you bookEileen Hull heart and soul flowerdon’t you agree!! WWC box projectthanks for stopping by today!! hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have created!

there are close to 200 entries, each totally unique, so i hope you do stop by the Where Women Create (http://www NULL.wherewomencreate NULL.com/box-contest-entries/)site and check them all out!


Eileen Hull party decorations!

hello everyone!

this month at Eileen Hull Designs the inspiration team is bringing you all sorts of ideas to help decorate those special occasions…

so far we have seen a beautiful centre piece by Tracy Evans  (http://craftaddicts-tracyevans NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2016/07/sizzix-party-ideas-with-eileen-hull-dies NULL.html)and a picnic organizer by Pam Bray (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.com/2016/07/by-seaside-picnic-organizer-with-eileen NULL.html) from her and this week i am here to show you how to turn your canister die into a simple yet quick candle holder

so to start with, if you remember last month we were working with Rendre paper and yes, i tested it again. this time using a variety of color burst (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/pp-kn06117 NULL.html) brights and lots of water.  love the color variations one can get by using color burst.. it is always like a party waiting to happen!!

once the paper was dry i flipped and did the opposite colours on the back side .. so warms and cools.. with the Rendre paper it did not seep through so this was a total love relationship for me!!

and then when the final dry was done i used Eileens Daisy wreath (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661423/sizzix-textured-impressions-embossing-folder-daisy-wreath)texture impression folder and the and the Pansy (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661109/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-pansy)die to create my flowers.
Eileen Hull flowers with Rendr

then I created my canisters (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/659877/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-canister) using matboard and the same texture impression folder.

here they are!!  i love the richness of the colorburst flowers on the plain white embossed mat board!

eileen hulll cannister

and here are a few close ups of those flowers!!

Eileen Hull rolled flower pansy2 Eileen Hull Pansy

how beautiful are these containers.. they are going to be perfect sitting on a table filled with some sand and a few tealights during my next pool party!

what have you got planned for this summer!! what kind of party decor are you making!! please do share with us on Facebook and on Eileen’s page!


needle and thread

hello everyone

have you ever thought about the importance of a needle and thread… how these two small instruments have mended so many things in our lives…

tears in the knees of our favourite jeans,  the hem in our skirts and pants,  the mending of a screen door, the stuffing of a tattered teddybear….the boo boos on our / in our bodies…..

I created this piece awhile ago and totally forgot about it until I happened upon the pictures in my phone so I thought I would quickly share with you.

so I started out by cutting out one of Eileen Hulls Needle Books (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/sz-660767 NULL.html?w=eileen+hull) and covering it with old pattern paper and some no sew tape stuff (can you guess I am not a sewer!!)

needle book and tissue

I fused this to the needlebook with my heat tool

IMG_4541I then covered the whole thing using some archival ink in coffee. I wanted to be sure that the ink doesn’t come off when folks are handling this.

ARchival coffeethen I ran it through my vagabond using one of the border stitchlits (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/sz-660760 NULL.html?w=eileen+hull) by Eileen Hull. because I didn’t want it to move on my plate I taped it down

eileen hull sewing diehow cool is this.. now I have a perfect spot to stitch!

stitchingbecause I wanted this to be special I dug out one of my antique spools with the thread still on it and used that to stitch my cover

antique threadnow it was a matter of decorating and here are some pictures of my finished project!

i cut a little wooden spool in half and wrapped with the thread

Eileen Hull needle book

love the antique thread on this pieceEileen Hull stitchlits

the buttons were given to me from a collection a friend had had for yearsinside needle booki had so much fun creating this little piece!! it is travelling along with Eileen during her Papertrails!!

thanks for stopping by and i hope to hear what you think!


celebrating July

hello everyone!!

i am here today to just quickly post my July calendar page.

today we are celebrating Canada Day here but July also brings celebrations for many this month.. July 4th for my friends in the US, birthdays, anniversaries  and losses are also celebrated this month.

here is my page using the distress crayons and mica sprays

july calendar pagei hope this month brings you tonnes of celebration and possibilities!


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