Celebrating Winter with a Little Paper Crafting

Winter Memories Album

Now that the Holidays are over, I’m embracing the quiet of the Winter Season

by creating a few things with Eileen Hull’s and Sizzix’s New Release Chapt. One Dies

and the Simple Winter Woods Scrapbook Collection Kit from Simple Stories*.

Look at this beautiful New Scrapbook Paper Collection from Simple Stories.

I fell in love with the soft, muted colors of the Simple Winter Woods Collection*

and knew I had to have it.  (It was perfect for these projects.)

Winter Memories Album

Supplies Used to make the Projects:    (*affiliate links)

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Winter Memories Album

First, I must show you the new toy I got for Christmas this year.

After many years of use and abuse, I finally upgraded my old Big Shot Machine with a Newer, Bigger model.

Behold the Sizzix Big Shot Plus Die-Cutting Machine*.

I needed it to die-cut the larger dies like the NEW Sizzix Frame Pocket Journal Die by Eileen Hull*.

Winter Memories Album

Winter Memories Album

The Journal measures 4 1/2” x 6 1/2” x 1 1/4” with an adjustable spine.

What makes this die special are the additional pieces on the die, a pocket to hold ephemera, a frame and flap!

Winter Memories Album

There are several ways to make the inside of your album.  

Winter Memories Album

I created a pocket on the inside of the album using the die and covered matboard.

Winter Memories Album

The pocket is great for adding a small skinny notebook or several little notecards.

I used the 3″ x 4″ journal cards from the Winter Woods Paper Collection for the front of the cards.

Winter Memories Album

I used twine and the holes on the spine to hold a small notebook in place.  

I covered the Small Kraft Notebook* using a paper and stickers from the collection.

Hello Winter 2023 Framed Picture

Continuing with the Winter Theme…

I created a framed picture using the NEW Sizzix Thinlets Tile Alphanumeric Die by Eileen Hull*.

The Tile Alphanumeric is very versatile because you can use both the positive and negative shapes.

Each letter is perforated which makes it easy to create and line up words.

Hello Winter 2023 Frame Picture

It’s so easy to create a little dimensional piece of art using the supplies you have around you.

Simple Vintage Winter Woods Card

And last but not least, I created a 5″ x 7″ card using Eileen’s NEW Sizzix 3D Tablecloth Embossing Folder

as the background for my card.

Eileen Hull 2023 Chapter One New Release Dies

For more projects using the NEW Eileen Hull Chapter One Release Dies…

Please join us for the Ch. 1 2023 Release Party on Tuesday, January 3 at 12:00 ET when Eileen will be joined by team members sharing their projects. We will also have a blog hop that day so we hope you will hop along with the team and be inspired!

LIST OF HOP STOPS:

Eileen Hull Designs  
Pam Bray
Jennie Atkinson
Sarah Lizzie
Lisa Hoel
Susie Bentz
Tonya Trantham
Elizabeth Robinson
Jenny Marples
Maggi Harding
Karen Bearse
Sue Eldred   (you are here!)

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Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Eileen Hull Educator Team, I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The view and opinions are my own. 

Top 3 Favorite Projects for 2022

Top 3 Favorite Eileen Hull Projects for 2022

My Top 3 Sizzix/Eileen Hull Paper Crafting Projects.

Every year the Eileen Hull Teams are asked to pick our three favorites Sizzix/Eileen Hull projects

for 2022.  Generally, they’re all my favorites, but these are my top favorites.

(Click on the pictures or links below ↓ to go to the original post with all the details.)

Mae's Treasure Box made using Eileen Hull Sizzix XL Scoreboard Book Box Die

Mae’s Treasure Box

This year I finally got a granddaughter.

Mae is one of the sweetest, happiest, mellowest babies I have ever met.

I love her to pieces. She has the best little smile.

Mae’s Treasure Box is a little box that her mom can slip into the top drawer

of her dresser and add all the little snippets of babyhood that she wants to save.

The “treasure box” was made using Eileen Hull’s Book Box Die*.

You can see the full project details here.

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

Faux Stone Geometric Box

Faux Stone Geometric Box

The Faux Stone Box is one of my favorites because it’s different than most projects I do.

And it’s one of those projects I had an idea for before I made it,

and it turned out just how I envisioned.

The Faux Stone Geometric Box was made with Eileen Hull’s Geometric Box Die by Sizzix*,

Sizzix Matboard* and Deco Arts Dimensional Effects Texture Paste*.

You can see the full project details here.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Holiday Crafting is my favorite time of year to craft so it’s no surprise to find a Christmas project

in my top three. This was a fairly simple little album to make.

I used the Sizzix Notepad Scoreboard Die by Eileen Hull*

and paper from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Christmas Lodge Collection*.

It’s the perfect little album for adding a few of your favorite Holiday Pictures and Memories.

You can see the full project details here.

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Home for Christmas Mini Album

Home for Christmas Mini Album

How to make a Holiday Mini Album…

I wanted to share with you a Simple little Christmas Album that I made for

the Eileen Hull Comfort & Joy Event over on Eileen’s Facebook Fan Page.

Sizzix Notepad Scoreboards Die by Eileen Hull

I used the Sizzix Notepad Scoreboard Die by Eileen Hull* and paper from

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Christmas Lodge Collection* to create the mini album.

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Home for Christmas Mini Album

The album may be small, but it has plenty of room for Holiday pictures.

It measures approximately 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Sue’s Tips for Making the Home for Christmas Mini Album:

  • I used the Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the paper before adhering it to the mat board and die-cutting the pieces to make the notepad.
  • I adhered the spine of the front and back cover using Rapid Fuse Adhesive*.
  • For the inside of the album, I created four small “signatures” to place inside the album.
  • To secure the “signatures” inside the album, wrap thin twine around the spine and the paper.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Home for Christmas Mini Album

When it comes to family, Home is the best place to be.

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Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Eileen Hull Educator Team, I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The view and opinions are my own. 

Comfort & Joy Holiday Kickoff

Eileen Hull Comfort & Joy Kick Off

I wanted to share a little bit about a fun event that I’m participating in.  

The Comfort & Joy Kickoff

We are starting the 2022 holiday season with the 2022 Comfort & Joy Kickoff Event an all-day workshop put on by Eileen and team!  You will learn tips, tricks, and techniques for working with Eileen’s products and how they may be used throughout the holiday season.

Join us for our third annual Comfort & Joy holiday craft celebration to create journals, holiday packaging and containers, cards, small gifts, ornaments and so much more!

The first Comfort & Joy event began in 2020.  During the pandemic, we were all at loose ends, missing the holiday celebrations normally enjoyed with family and friends.  We became each other’s family and celebrated together in our small group.  The team put their thinking caps on and created two weeks of content and we all crafted it together!  I personally was very grateful for the Fan Club community that year.

In that spirit, we continue this event… The Comfort & Joy Kickoff Event will be held on Saturday, November 5 beginning at 9:30 Eastern Time and ending at about 4:00.  There will be a little break for lunch.

The event will be hosted in a private Facebook group. Once you pay for the event, you will receive a PDF so check your mail and spam folder!  You will be directed to the Facebook group where the event will take place.

On the day of the event, attendees will gather in the group at 9:30 AM Eastern time to watch the first live. Eileen will start the event off and every 45 minutes, a new team member will be introduced with a tutorial, technique, or project.  Craft along live if you’d like or catch up later on replay- whatever works for you!  There will be a total of 8 classes plus bonus projects.

This is a steal at $20 for the whole day! 

We wanted the event to be affordable to everyone who wants to attend. The team will be sharing the proceeds.  This is a nice way to thank them for the time they put in all year creating ideas to inspire you!

And the Comfort and Joy event doesn’t end there! Following the Kickoff event, the party continues in the Eileen Hull Fan Club Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/EileenHullFanClub

From Nov. 7- 18, there will be additional content provided each weekday for free. 

You are invited to join us if you are not already a member- we are very friendly and share a wonderfully creative community. Don’t forget to answer the questions- they are required for admission

Join the Eileen Hull Fan Club Facebook group for the creative community, support, and fun. 

Faux Stone Geometric Box

Faux Stone Geometric Box

Add a little dimension to your paper crafting projects this Holiday Season.

The Faux Stone Geometric Box was made with Eileen Hull New Geometric Box Die by Sizzix*,

Sizzix Matboard* and Deco Arts Dimensional Effects Texture Paste*.

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

666046 Sizzix Geometric Box Die by Eileen Hull

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box:

  • The Geometric Box Die goes together really easily and is also expandable.
  • Die-cut the box* using mat board* and a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine*
  • You will need to cut two pieces of the middle section of the box.  
  • Carefully fold the box on the score lines.
  • Assemble the box with the tabs on each side of the box. I like to use Rapid Fuse Adhesive* to glue the box. It dries and holds in 30 seconds.

DIY Faux Stone Geometric Box

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box

  • Use dark gray acrylic paint to paint the entire box. (inside and out)
  • Use a dry brush with a small amount of paint to apply lighter coats of paint over the outside of the box. I painted from dark to light. I used a combination of the dry brush technique with stippling to get my desired look.

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box

  • For my Holiday Embellishment, I used a 1″ gold pendant blank for jewelry making and a 1″ plaid scrapbook paper circle glued in the center.
  • Tie the gold pendant around the top of the box using a piece of braided twine.

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box.

Add a small faux Christmas Tree for a sophisticated Holiday Decoration.

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Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Eileen Hull Educator Team, I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The view and opinions are my own. 

Amazon Fall Rug Event

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Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 4 Release Party

Eileen Hull Sizzix Chapter 4 Release Party

New Chapter 4 Dies by Eileen Hull and Sizzix

The Eileen Hull teams are having a New Release Blog Hop

using the New Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 4 Dies.

Faux Stone Geometric Box

Looking to add a little dimension to your paper crafting projects?

The Faux Stone Geometric Box was made with Eileen Hull’s new

Eileen Hull Geometric Box Die by Sizzix*, Sizzix Matboard*

and Deco Arts Dimensional Effects Texture Paste*.

See the full tutorial here for the Faux Stone Geometric Box.

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

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The Simple Country Sunflower…

was made using Eileen Hull Large Sunflower Die by Sizzix*,

acrylic paint, and mod podge*.

I will share tutorials on each project on my blog later in the week.  

Eileen Hull and Sizzix Chapter 4 Release Party

Check out the Eileen Hull’s Blog for the Blog Hop and even more ideas. 

Eileen Hull Sizzix Release Blog Hop:

Pam Bray
Jennie Atkinson
Sarah Lizzie
Lisa Hoel
Sharon Curtis
Tonya Trantham
Elizabeth Robinson
Jenny Marples
Maggi Harding
Sue Eldred  (you are here)
Karen Bearse

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Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Eileen Hull Educator Team, I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The view and opinions are my own. 

Sizzix Craft Box

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card made with the Sizzix Skinny Mini Elements Thinlet Die by Eileen Hull.

I was lying in bed the other night when I got the idea for this card.

(That’s when I get some of my best ideas.)

It was perfect for the Eileen Hull Card Bonanza Month over on her blog.

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Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Eileen Hull Educator Team, I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The view and opinions are my own. 

Xyron Creative Station

The Fall Floral Stained-Glass Card is a fairly simple card to make.

The one thing that made this card easy was using my Xyron Creative Station*

on the cardstock before die-cutting.

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Directions:

  • Cut a piece of gold cardstock slightly larger than the Skinny Mini Elements Die* to use as the base of the card.
  • Choose a dark gray cardstock for the outline and three pieces of fall-colored cardstock for the inside pieces.
  • Place the cardstock into the Xyron Creative Station* and crank the handle to run the paper through the machine. The Xyron Creative Station* adds a complete layer of adhesive to the cardstock making each little piece a sticker. That made assembling the card simple or “simple-ish.”
  • Place the die on the cardstock and die-cut the gray and the fall-colored paper using a Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine*.
  • Trim the gray paper to the size of the die.  Remove and discard all the tiny inside pieces using a craft pick*.  Remove the protective liner from the back of the cardstock and center it onto the gold cardstock layer.
  • Use a craft pick* to place the inside flower pieces from the colored cardstock.

Materials Used:

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Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

  • Finish creating your flower pattern and add several cardstock layers to a cream card.
  • Add a sheer cream bow.

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

There’s so much more that you could add to the card, like a greeting or a small tag.

But I decided to keep it simple. (or as I mentioned before…”simple-ish”.)

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

I thought I was finished with this card.

But then again, sometimes things just evolve.  

A stained-glass card needed rhinestones.

I added Clear Enamel Dots from Hero Arts* to the center of each flower.

Fall Floral Stained Class Card

For another card idea using the Sizzix Skinny Mini Elements Die,

check out the Skinny Mini Christmas Poinsettia Card below.

Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card.

Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card

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Three Projects with Eileen Hull’s New Chapter 3 Release

Projects using Eileen Hull's New Chapter 3 Dies from Sizzix

Eileen Hull’s New Chapter 3 Dies from Sizzix.

I am excited to share three projects I created using Eileen Hull’s New Chapter 3 Sizzix

die collection!

They are a fun group of dies.

Each piece in the set stands alone but also coordinates with the others

to make a truly versatile and valuable addition to your collection.

Back to School Gift Box

Back to School Teacher Gift Box

If you’re looking for to “butter up” the new teacher, this BTS gift box is a fun project to make.

The Back-to-School Teacher Gift Box uses Eileen’s New XL Card Box Die*.

I LOVE this Die* and I can’t wait to share all the ideas I have for this die for the Holidays.

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

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Puppy Love Skinny Mini Album

Eileen’s Skinny Mini Book Box Die* makes the perfect sized album for pictures

of my pup Dexter.

The die also comes with the side parts to make it into a box.  (genius!)

Puppy Love Skinny Mini Album

I created accordion pages for the inside of the album by scoring and attaching 6″ x 12″ cardstock.

Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card.

Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card

While the Skinny Mini Elements Die* is not a Christmas Die,

it sure makes one cute Christmas card.

It coordinates perfectly with the Skinny Mini Book Box Die*.

Sizzix Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card-Sue's Creative Workshop www.sueeldred.com 4940

This card comes with a little back story.

After I made this card, I sent Eileen a picture of the finished project.

She messaged me back that I was brilliant for making the poinsettias using the cut-outs

from the die.  I agreed that “would have” been brilliant, but (darn it) I had used premade

paper poinsettias for the card.

Up for the challenge, I remade the red poinsettia using the cut-outs from the die.

I left the white poinsettias for comparison.  (and laziness)

I cut the points off the side and arranged the petals on foam mounting squares.

Voila, a poinsettia!

Eileen Hull Chapter 3 Release Party

Check out the Eileen Hull’s Blog below for even more ideas. 

Here’s the list of Chapter #3 Blog Hop Stops:

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Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Eileen Hull Educator Team, I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The view and opinions are my own. 

Eileen Hull/Sizzix Dies on Sale

Up to 70%* off
Enable Alert:

You know I love using Eillen Hull’s dies from Sizzix.

So, I thought I’d share that several of my favorite Eileen Hull dies are on Sale.

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How to make a 3D Miniature Camper

Eileen’s adorable little Camper Die* is on sale for only $14.00.  (reg. $34.00)

You can read about the “Snazzy Red Camper” here.

Simple Vintage Fall Memories Album

The Eileen Hull Full-Sized Journal Die* is on sale for $34.79.  (reg. $57.99)

You can see the “Simple Vintage Fall Memories” post here.

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And the Eileen Hull/Sizzix Pocket Notebook* is on sale for only $13.80.  (reg. $45.99)

You can read about the “Country Christmas Pocket Notebook” here.

The sale won’t last forever, so get them while you can.

Home Sweet Home Shadow Box

Home Sweet Home Shadow Box Frame

The Home Sweet Home Shadow Box was made with Eileen Hull’s

New Shadow Box Dies and Elements from Sizzix.

Home Sweet Home Shadow Box Frame

I used a combination of several of the new dies to make my Home Sweet Home Shadow Box.

The shadow box was die-cut using a thick kraft cardstock. (110 lbs.)

I added double-sided adhesive foam behind the house, grass, flowers, and sign to

make it dimensional. I used toothpicks cut and painted white behind the picket fence

and inserted them into tiny holes poked into the base of the shadow box.

665935 Sizzix Shadow Box Elements by Eileen Hull

665935 Sizzix Shadow Box Elements, 12 pcs. Thinlet Die Set*

This Die set includes four houses along with a range of decorative elements to make your designs pop. The Shadowbox Elements Die set works hand in hand with the Sizzix Thinlits Shadow Box Frames #2 by Eileen Hull to create a beautifully detailed center piece within the Shadowbox.

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665938 Sizzix Shadow Box Frame #1 by Eileen Hull 665938 Sizzix Shadow Box Frame #1

665938 Sizzix Shadow Box Frames #1, 7 pc. Thinlet Die Set*

665939 Sizzix Shadow Box Frames #2 by Eileen Hull

665939 Sizzix Shadow Box Frames #2, 3 pc. Thinlet Die Set*

Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 2 Release Party

Check out the Designers Links below for even more ideas. 

There is a giveaway too! Comment on each participating designer’s blog and during the live on Tuesday and let us know what you would create with these dies, and you will be entered to win one of the items in the Chapter 2 release!

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