Christmas in July with Eileen Hull’s Dies

Christmas in July with Eileen Hulls New Release Snowman and Mitten Dies.

I wanted to share with you a couple of fun Wintery projects using the NEW dies that are

now available from Eileen Hull and Sizzix*.

The Gingham Mitten Gift Box uses the #664510 Mitten Box Die by Eileen Hull

It cuts out all the pieces you need to make a super cute gift box that you can fill with treats.

A few tips…

  • Adhere the gingham paper to Sizzix, Little Sizzles White Mat Board* using your favorite adhesive before cutting out the mitten die.  I like to use the Xyron Creative Station* to adhere the paper to the mat board so I get complete adhesive covering.
  • Paint the inside and sides of the box with red acrylic paint.
  • Glue lace onto the front of the gingham mitten before assembling the box.  I like to use a super-fast grab adhesive like DAP Rapid Fuse Adhesive*to glue my pieces together.

The second project is a Snowman Note Card Holder.

I used the #664511 Snowman Box Die by Eileen Hull and adapted it a bit. 

  • When I saw the scored piece that is supposed to be used to create the box, I saw a fence.  So, of course, I had to make a Snowman decorating a fence.
  • I glued two of the box parts together to make the fence.  I created a platform out of extra pieces of Little Sizzles Mat Board* for a place for the fence to stand.

The Snowman Box Die cuts all the pieces to makes these two adorable Snowman Boxes. 

Extra Snowman Supplies                 (*affiliate links)

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There’s a lot of dimension that was added to my Snowman.

  • I painted the fence and snowman with white acrylic paint.  After the paint had dried, I gave them both a coat of One Step Crackle Paint*.  The thicker the paint the larger the crackles.  (My crackles are more subtle.)
  • I used White Liquid Applique* on the rim and top of the snowman’s hat.  I let the liquid applique dry before heating it with a Heat Tool* to raise it.  If you let it dry before heating, the liquid applique raises evenly not bumpy.
  • I used DecoArt Dimensional Effects*on the tops of the fence and around the base.  I also used it on the bottom of my Snowman.

Check out the creative ways the Inspiration and Education Teams have used the Mitten and Snowman dies! We hope that you will be inspired too and share how you use the dies in the Eileen Hull Fan Club.

For a full list of designers visit Eileen’s Blog Here.

But wait- there’s more- the Release Party continues!  You won’t want to miss the Facebook Live at Eileen Hull Designs at 12:00 noon Eastern time on Wednesday, July 1! Join the chat- and a random commenter will win the Snowman die.

Please hop with us through all of the projects and leave comments on the different designers’ blogs. A lucky commenter will win the Mitten Box die…

Thanks everyone!


45 thoughts on “Christmas in July with Eileen Hull’s Dies

  1. Jane says:

    Love the clean simplicity of the gingham mitten, and the inspired use of the snowman die to make a fence note card holder….love it! . Jane R x

  2. Julia Aston says:

    Oh I love the plaid on your lovely red mittens with the added hearts and your snowman scene is so cute with the greenery on the fence and cute ornament on his finger!

  3. Sandra Spielberger says:

    I love the notecard holder you made with the die.Thinking outside the box:) Love to see different ways a can be used.Very creative project.

  4. Susie Bentz says:

    Love your down home, farm fresh, country style! The lace on that mitten is perfect! I love that you turned the box into a fence for the snowman – and then into a notepad holder! Brilliant!

  5. Jenny Marples says:

    Oh I love your projects Sue. The mitten in the plaid pattern makes me think of gingerbread and cookies, and your idea to use the boxing with the snowman to create a fence is fantastic xx

  6. Jennie Atkinson says:

    So Christmassy with the Plaid and Gingham! and the Snowman Notebook holder is just fabulous! Jennie

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    What awesome projects! Love the mitten box… so cute in the red & white gingham design! And you note holder is just adorable! The fence looks awesome, and anything with a snowman on it is right up my alley! So cute with the festive plaid hat and scarf!

  8. eileenhull says:

    Both projects are just adorable and well-thought out. That Snowman notepad was a stroke of genius and the Mitten just warms my heart. Great tutorials too- so glad you could be part of the hop Sue!

  9. Joellyn Warner says:

    That plaid on the mitten is so cute! And, the snowman note holder is such a great idea, too! I love how you saw a fence! 😀

  10. Linda says:

    Such a cute project! And I realized that I have many of the products that you used! Score 1 for me! Yay! Ideas 💡 are bouncing in my head! Thanks!

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