Category Archives: Eileen Hull Design Team

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

create cards with sizzix!

hello everyone!!

i am back this week to show you quickly one more card i created this month for the Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/)Inspiration team’s ‘create cards with Sizzix’ card challenge..

you see TODAY is Eileen Hull’s birthday so i wanted to create a card especially for her!
happy-birthdayi used her eyelet lace (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?dir=desc&order=display_start_date&q=eileen+hull)embossing folder and her Pansy (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661109/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-pansy)die  along with a couple of spring leaves (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661111/sizzix-bigz-die-leaves-spring)to create this birthday wish for her!!!

when creating the card I simply cut out two pansy flowers, inked them using my favourite distress ink in ground expresso (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/RESERVE-Tim-Holtz-Distress-Mini-Ink-Pad-GROUND-ESPRESSO-Ranger-TDP47353-TDP47353RI)and layered them using a jingle brad (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-JINGLE-BRADS-Fasteners-TH93331-TH93252). I then just die cut out the ‘handwritten birthday’ (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-HANDWRITTEN-CELEBRATE-Thinlits-Die-660215-660215TH?currency=USD) sentiment and adding happy and some twine and there you have it!!

hope you have followed along on this months inspiration challenge and checked out the wonderful creations by my fellow teamies!!!

diana

quick and simple cards – Eileen Hull

hello everyone!!!
this month the Eileen Hull Inspiration team (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com)is putting together a few cards to offer you some inspiration!!  so for today I am here to share with you just how quick and easy you can whip up some cards   using just a few Eileen Hull dies (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=eileen+hull) and embossing folders by Sizzix (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com)!

I didn’t do step outs as they are so simple you can just look and recreate.. I will mention which Sizzix dies I used though for each.

so to start I thought I would use Eileens Spring Leave’s (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Sizzix-LEAVES-SPRING-Bigz-Die-661111--661111SZ?currency=USD) steel rule die and do a simple celebrate fall card but cut one of the leaves upside down but thought hey, let’s go with that !!
celebratesometimes we just need a card to let someone know we are thinking of them so that is where the Hello You card came in and was created simply by using the Garland die (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/659871/sizzix-bigz-l-die-garland) die and the Kitchen Labels (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/659865/sizzix-framelits-die-set-7pk-labels-kitchen) framelit hello-youthis would probably be one of my favourite themed cards because it is all about the coffee and was so easy to create using once again the Garland die  and two dies from the kitchen collection todays-itson-mei also used other thinlits for the words and some chit chat stickers for my cards but that is it for this week! I hope you have had time to drop by and see all the other great cards created by my fellow teamies!!!

diana