Category Archives: Eileen Hull Design Team

ColorBox blends with Eileen Hull

hello everyone!

oh it seems forever since i have written up a blog post; i guess it’s been a while hasn’t it.

today though i am here to share with a cute and fast(ish) project i created in the spirit of ‘love’

i started out by cutting the suitcase (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/657124/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-bag-suitcase)from the Sizzix leather paper sheets to which i had added a few colors of ColorBox.

now seeing as I am fairly new to them I started out with a heavier touch then needed. i am loving all the colours but chose to use nutmeg, sunshine, melon and my newest fav, stop!

so how do I proceed.. well I added a bit of water and let my colours mix and mingle and then set it aside to dry.

now I liked where this was going but just knew it needed a bit of texture so i inked the inside of the Daisy Wreath (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661423/sizzix-textured-impressions-embossing-folder-daisy-wreath) embossing folder using the nutmeg color blend

i was sure to ink both sides prior to placing my dried paper leather sheet inside and running it through my vagabond

now my suitcase needed a bit of stitching

and finally it needed some accents and a little book was created with the left over bits of paint and paper leather!

thanks for stopping by today to see what  a great combination Eileen Hulls dies by Sizzix, her paints by ColorBox and the ‘let me see what I can do next with this’ paper leather by Sizzix…..

til next time..

happy creating

Diana

 

Sneak Peaks – Creativation (CHA) 2017 – Eileen Hull Designs

hello everyone!!

i am just jumping in here really quickly to share with you all some sneak peaks of some projects i have created for Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com)

this is the front of my favourite die this year !!

as well as this one. i have to admit i had a really hard time sending this one off. i filled it with lots of time and energy and it is so me!  this one is holding a special treasure … meaningful things to share…

and this is another version of the first two and will be sure to be filled with ‘home’i am so excited about this set of new releases from Eileen and i can’t wait until you see what she has and for you to get your hands on them!!

Eileen drives around 2,500 miles to the venue each year, along with her beautiful 1960’s camper van called Scotty. this years adventure was just that. she ran into some of the nastiest weather … brave lady. i sure couldn’t of done it… so if you happen to be at the event being held in Phoenix this year, do stop by and give her a hug and a pat for Scotty for me!!!
this is Scotty at CHA in 2016 all set up in the Make and Take area… i snagged this photo from a fellow inspiration team member!

i hope you have enjoyed the sneak peaks. i just have to say i am so honoured to be able to be a part of this new release and of this team. Eileen designs beautiful products, Amy Bowerman keeps us all on task as our design team co-ordinator and my fellow inspiration team are amazing….. i am a very very lucky girl!

diana

quick cards using Sizzix

Hello everyone!
today I am jumping in here quickly just to show you how fast and easy it is to put a couple of cards together using Sizzix dies and festive papers

so for this first card I cut the large  oval out of the stitched oval (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661188/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-pk-stitched-ovals)set, backed it with a bit of festive paper and die cut Eileen’s banners from the  banners and pennants set (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/660329/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-8pk-banners-pennants)…all that was left was to add the word Peace from the vintage tidings (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661605/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-3pk-vintage-tidings)set
peace-on-earth
and then I used the oval that was left from the first card, added the tree from the woodlands thinlit (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/RESERVE-Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-WOODLANDS-Thinlits-Die-660978-660978TH?currency=USD)die and a simple chit chat sticker (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-SEASONAL-CHITCHAT-Stickers-TH93050-47066)
let-it-snow
see what I mean.. simple and fast! I might add a piece of twine down the side of this one!

so I believe that I may just take a few minutes tonight and cut myself out a few more and then call my cards for the year done!
how about you? have you finished your cards yet!
diana

die cutting magic!

hello everyone!! I am here to share some wonderfully exciting news!

Eileen Hull and Bella Crafts Publishing have put together a brand new ebook featuring projects from myself and my fellow inspiration team along with many other creative and talented artists!!!

(http://bellacraftspublishing NULL.com/die-cutting-magic-with-eileen-hull?wpam_id=18)
It is jam packed with beautiful photos of 100+ inspirational projects using Sizzix (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/) dies! Learn how Eileen’s versatile dies can be used to make 3D home decor pieces, gift wrap, mini-albums, stitching, layouts, 3D flowers, mixed media project, favors, and party accessories- there’s something here for everyone! Special introductory pricing for limited time only. Get your copy now: (we will get you the link)

so some more exciting news….
The magazine is regularly $12.97, but will be $2.97 during the sale, after which it will go up to full price.(after midnight on the 28th of November!)

I invite you to click on the link here on the right or above in the body and it will take you right were you need to be to purchase!!

happy creating everyone and please do share our fantastic news!

diana

Eileen Hull / DCWV – Holiday project

 hello everyone!!! hasn’t this been a fun and festive month with the Eileen Hull Inspiration team creating pieces using the DCWV paper line!! I have seen so many projects that I want to recreate.. so many talented folks. I hope you have checked it out!!
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for my project this month decided to create a piece to display on my desk at work, that is if it makes it into the office and off my window sill in my studio!
so i started out by cutting out 5 ATB’s using matboard (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Sizzix-LITTLE-SIZZLES-MAT-BOARD-PACK-6x13-WHITE-656492--656492SZ?currency=USD). I love using this stuff as it makes for a solid base when creating a 3D project.
next I started cutting out  using the DCWV Cranberry Christmas (http://www NULL.michaels NULL.com/dcwv-cranberry-christmas-premium-stack/10491306 NULL.html#q=cranberry+christmas&start=1)paper pack squares in various sizes. I absolutely love the richness of this paper line and the foil bits oh my!!
counting-up-the-squaresthen the planning began and the first of three romance flowers were created. I glued the squares together for each pedal on all three sets in order to be sure there was colour from all sides!
romance-flower eilieens-romance-flowerand it was time to figure out what I wanted these blocks to say and in what order… so a bit of planning as I was laying them out….
designing-the-sides
and now I think I have it… except for a few changes…
atb-planningand now here you have the completed set (and look no ink!!)
eileen-hull-3dblock christmas-3d-blocks-joy christmas-3d-peace christmas-3dblock-loveI love love love how these turned out.. and that I can arrange them in all different ways… hmmm.. I wonder if there is another word in there as well using the letters; perhaps I should add some more…
 oh and I was just thinking the “LOVE” side could be displayed during February for Valentines day…yes.. these blocks will get lots of use in my home
hope you have been following along and checking out all the projects on this fun blog hop we have had with DCWV this month!
oh and that you are creating!!
diana