today i am sharing with you my first journal i created using one of Eileen Hull’s newest releases, journal (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661906/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-journal)
now this is a game changer for sure. there are simply so many possibilities for this one single die. i can see one for travel, one for birthday’s, one for an exercise journal, one for quote collections, etc
i created it by painting the outside of the covers using a variety of metallic and acrylic paints and added a few stamps and that is how quick and simply fast it was.
then it was time to decorate the inside. for that i cut out pieces of paper, which i folded to make two pages. at the start of each month
here is a quick video of a flip through for you:
and here are some still shots
i hope you have stopped by Eileen’s blog (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com)and checked out the links to the other inspiration team’s projects!! there are some mighty fine ones there each week for you to take a boo at!
Today I am sharing some of my favourite projects i have created using Eileen Hull’s Dies as Sizzix USA (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Eileen+Hull) is having a huge sale of Eileen’s dies and Eileen’s Inspiration team are sharing some inspiration. Some of our projects are being shared over on the Sizzix blog today too, you can find them HERE (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/blog/these-makes-are-the-perfect-projects-for-this-weekend/).
so here are my top three projects.
one of my all time favourite Eileen Dies, the box, square xl (658058) (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/658058/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-box-square). this one die has so many possibilities…. i have made these out of so many different materials but this one is probably one of my favourite ones….
i absolutely love the teacup die (656549) (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/656549/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-tea-cup-3-d) and the 3d die (659875) (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/659875/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-box-make-it-3-d) together…. it is one i use to do give-a-ways with little treats. i also have this set hanging in my studio to remind me to stop/pause/play/fastfoward
my absolute favourite would have to be this set. it is a project i created during a time that i needed a little pick me up and all these flowers; the rolled flower thinlit (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661107/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-3pk-flower-rolled)(661107), the heart and soul flower (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661108/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-heart-soul)(661108) and the pansy flower (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661109/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-pansy)(661109) all placed into the flower pocket die (661112) (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661112/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-flower-pocket)
i hope you have enjoyed going down memory lane with me… a few of my fellow inspiration team members have posted their favourites too so stop by and check them out…..
i am here quickly just to share with you a cute little basket i created using one of Eileen’s newest release, the basket.
first thing i did was cover some mat board with pattern paper and then die cut it out. i then put it together using some score tape.
i had a few pieces cut out of felt so i thought i would layer them onto the side of the basket.
do you recognize the felt bits.. they are left overs from the house die and the journal die!! i don’t like to waste anything!
i wasn’t sure what i wanted to put into this basket. one could put so many different things in it such as candy or stones or gems or.. see what i mean. for mine i decide to put a suggestion in the bottom and when passed onto the recipient they could possibly make this a positive collection point.
so here is my finished project and although I chose to put a quote call in the bottom of mine can you not image it filled with little candies, buttons, elastics, barrettes, .. oh the possibilities are endless!
told you it was a quick post. don’t forget to check out Eileen’s page to see the links to the other design team projects from this months collection/release!!
have you been checking out the creations by the inspiration team over on Eileen’s blog. this month we are showcasing the heartfelt collection; Eileen’s newest release for 2017! today i am back to show you a couple of other journals
i started this one by die cutting the journal (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661906/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-journal) out of paper leather (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661151/sizzix-paper-leather-sheets-8-1-2-x-11-white-10-pack) and then running it through my vagabond using the daisy wreath (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661423/sizzix-textured-impressions-embossing-folder-daisy-wreath)embossing folder and some sizzix ink sheets (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/660542/sizzix-inksheets-4-x-6-transfer-film-5-assorted-sheets). it is the perfect quiet touch to the front of a treasured journal.
next i stitched using some really old thread the house pocket (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661902/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-9pk-house-pocket-stitchlits)
then using a really strong glue i glued it to the front of the journal and the bits to the front of the house
then using a small stamp set i created some tables for my book. i also used some tissue take to tap the edges
once the tabs were completed and before they were put in place in inked the edges of the journal/title label with some black inknow that is it! pretty simple and fast and a great project to hold those must have recipes from your family and especially thoughtful to create to send to those who are leaving the nest!!
today i am here to share with you another one of my projects for this release… this one i used felt as well. i am absolutely loving creating with it.. i need to source myself some more!
i hand stitched these stitchy flowers and leaf (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661903/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-13pk-stitchy-flowers-leaf)to the front to the art journal (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661906/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-journal) using some antique thread. i also added a bit of cheese cloth to the centre button
on the front of the journal, after die cutting the ‘you are my sunshine’ onto a piece of scrap paper i decided i wanted it outlined on my journal and then decided that i liked the idea of stitching….. it is funny how things change when we are creating isn’t it!! what we think we want takes all kinds of turns until it is finished. that is the part of the process i like! when it came time to bind my journal i decided to try using some wire and my twist and style tool!! this makes creating wire bits so easy!!!! i absolutely love these flowers die-cut from felt!!! the ink in the background gives my stitching the depth i loved!
to hid the stitching i die cut another journal cover, covered it with some creative tape and then pressed my felt cover to the front!
and then all that was left to do was to add some papers inside and then that quick and easy i have a journal that will possible hold positive quotes i come across through out my day, month year….
what have you been creating lately! if it is using one of Eileen’s dies (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?q=eileen+hull&p=1) we would love to see it. share it with us on Eileen’s Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/eileenhulldesigns/)..
speaking of sharing, i hope you have had the chance to check out what the rest of the inspiration team has been sharing with you all this month!
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