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!

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. 

Making a Christmas Putz House

Making a Christmas Putz House

Christmas Putz houses are little cardboard or paper houses.

Sometimes illuminated, they are usually decorated with mica flakes

and glitter to make festive Holiday Villages.

Making a Christmas Putz House
Last year, the Eileen Hull Teams got together to bring everyone a little

Comfort and Joy during a rough Christmas Season.

Everyone seemed to enjoy it, so we decided to do it again.

My Christmas Putz House, made with Eileen’s House Ornament Die*,

is my contribution to this year’s “Comfort and Joy” collaboration.

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Making a Christmas Putz House

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Making a Christmas Putz House


  • Cut two 6″ x 8″ pieces of Christmas Scrapbook.
  • Run both pieces of paper design side up through the Xyron Creative Station®*. As the paper moves through, it adds adhesive to the underneath side. You get complete adhesive covering.
  • Cut two pieces of Sizzix Matboard* 6″ x 8″.
  • Adhere the Christmas Scrapbook paper onto each one of the mat boards. (Underneath will be plain)
  • Lay covered mat board on top of the House Ornament Die*. Sandwich the die and mat board between the cutting plates. Run the die, matboard, and cutting plate through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine*. The Big Shot will cut out the house shape and two tiny houses you can use on a later project.
  • Cut two of the house shapes.
  • Carefully fold on the scored lines.
  • Cut off the top tab with the two holes on both houses. (It is for making the house into an ornament.)
  • You will also need to cut the bottom flap from one of the houses.
  • Use Rapid Fuse Adhesive* to assemble the house. Glue all sides of the house together before gluing the roof tabs.  

Making a Christmas Putz House

  • For the Roof: Cut a piece of Kraft Corrugated paper 2 1/4″ x 4″. Fold in half and glue to the top of the roof.
  • Place two small pieces of white mat board over the window section of the ornament house die and run through the big shot die cutting machine. Trim around the matboard to create two small windows. Cut two small pieces of gold paper or vellum to fit under the window frame and glue them into place. Glue the windows frames onto the house.  
  • Cut a tiny piece of mat board to use as a door.  Glue a small piece of corrugated paper over the door for the roof.
  • Use a 3″ x 4″ piece of mat board as the base for the house. Cover the mat board with scrapbook paper.
  • Glue the putz house, bottle brush tree, and mini snowman ornament to the base.
  • Decorate your Christmas Putz House with small wreaths, snowflakes, glitter and mica flakes.