Top 3 Favorite Paper Crafting Projects of 2021

2021 Top 3 Paper Crafting Projects-Sue's Creative Workshop

My Top 3 Sizzix/Eileen Hull Paper Crafting Projects.

As part of the Eileen Hull Educator Team, I post projects every month using her dies.  

This month Eileen asked us to pick our three favorite projects for 2021.  

These three projects are my top three favorites.  

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

Winter Fun Folio Album

The Winter Fun Folio Album was made with the Eileen Hull Folio Journal Die from Sizzix*.

If you like an album with a lot of options, then the Folio Journal Die is for you.  

You can see the full project details here.

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The Sweet Life Tiny Book

Good Things Come in Small Packages.

The “Sweet Life Tiny Book” was made with the Eileen Hull/Sizzix Tiny Book Die*

and Hershey Peanut Butter Cup Wrappers.  You can see the full project details here.

Simple Vintage Fall Memories Scrapbook Album

The “Simple Vintage Fall Memories Album” was made with

the New Full-Sized Journal Die* from Eileen Hull and Sizzix. 

This was probably my most favorite one.  I love this die because of its impressive size. 

The finished album measures 6 1/4″ x 8 3/4″.  

You’ll need to have a Sizzix Big Shot Plus*or Sizzix Big Shot Pro* to cut this.

You can read all the project details here.

Make it Merry Notecard Folio

Make it Merry Notecard Folio

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

Are you looking for a Fun Project to make for the Holidays? 

The Make it Merry Notecard Folio made using Eileen Hull and Sizzix’s Folio Journal Die*

and the adorable Simple Stories Make it Merry Collection*

The Notecard Folio would make a great gift.

*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!

Make it Merry Notecard Folio

Did you Hear?

I will be teaching a Special Holiday Class on Saturday, November 6th,

and Wednesday, November 10th, at The Paper Forest in Washington, Illinois.

Both classes will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Contact the store at 309-745-3440 to sign up or for more information.  

As many of you know, Tammy announced that the store will close at the end of this year.

It makes me sad to lose this store. It is a great store!

I’ve enjoyed shopping there for many years.  

Tammy will continue to offer Holiday Classes throughout November.

These Holiday Classes are their last Hurrah!  

Make it Merry Notecard Folio

Class Description:

Join Sue Eldred and learn how to create a Holiday Notecard Folio using Eileen Hull’s Folio Journal Die from Sizzix and Simple Stories Make It Merry Collection.  You will be using the Xyron Creative Station and mat board to create the folio and six Holiday notecards.  Perfect for gift giving or to use yourself.  

Make it Merry Notecard Folio

There are several ways to use the Eileen Hull Folio Die. 

I will be bringing additional samples to share with you.

Make it Merry Notecard Folio

We will make six cards with envelopes that fit into the Notecard Folio.

Please join me this November at The Paper Forest.

Christmas Brag Book

Christmas Brag Book

This year make a Christmas Brag Book for all your fun Holiday Memories.

For my brag book I used clear flexible pouches from Deflecto Craft Solutions and paper

from Canvas Corp Brands Farmhouse Christmas Collection for a Quick and Easy project.

A Great Gift Idea for the Grandparents.

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A fun way to share Holiday Silliness and the Sweet Little Moments shared between generations.

Christmas Mini Album Inside Back Cover 7414

The Christmas Brag Book was created for Craft Ideas Magazine’s Holiday Issue

and has my Christmas photo’s from last year.

Craft Ideas Holiday 2015

Craft Ideas is a great magazine for creative inspiration.

Christmas Mini Album Inside Pages 7411

Finished Size: 3 1/4” x 6”

Christmas Mini Album Supplies 7388


  • Deflecto 20019CR Flexible Pouch (1 package of 10)
  • Canvas Corp Brands CCP2827 Farmhouse Christmas Tags on Ivory 12 x 12 paper
  • Canvas Corp Brands CCP2826 Farmhouse Christmas Stripe on Ivory 12 x 12 paper
  • Canvas Corp Brands CCP2638 Red & Ivory Mini Dot Reverse 12 x 12 paper
  • Canvas Corp Brands CCP2639 Red & Ivory Ribbon Stripe 12 x 12 paper
  • Canvas Corp Brands Binding Ring-Small Antique Silver
  • Canvas Corp Brands Optical Lens Antique Brass
  • Canvas Corp Brands PaperTape: Christmas Wrap
  • Paper Source 5/8” Ivory/Red Striped Ribbon
  • Red Mini Rick Rack
  • Small Red Button
  • Photos
  • Black Cardstock

Basic Supplies:

  • Paper Cutter
  • 1 11/16” Circle Punch
  • Scissors
  • 1/8” Hole Punch
  • Double Stick Tape Runner
  • Glue Stick
  • Craft Glue
  • Thermo Web Mini Glue Dot


  1. For the Cover: Cut a piece of black cardstock 3” x 5 1/4”. Cut “It’s the most Wonderful Time…” from the Farm House Christmas Tags just slightly smaller than 3” x 5 1/4” and adhere to the black cardstock. Add a 1/2” x 3” strip of Red and Ivory Dots to the left side of the tag. Glue a 3” piece of red mini rick rack onto the right side of the tag.
  2. On the Inside Front Cover: Cut a piece of black cardstock 3” x 5 1/4”. Cut a 3” x 5 1/4” piece of Red & Ivory Ribbon Stripe just slightly smaller than the 3” x 5 1/4” and adhere to the black cardstock. Adhere two strips of 1/2” x 5 1/4” Red and Ivory Dots to the top and bottom of the striped paper. Adhere “I’ll be Home…” from the Farmhouse Christmas Stripe layered on black cardstock onto the center of the striped paper.
  3. Insert Cover and Inside Front Cover into the Flexible Pouch.
  4. Add Paper Tape around the plain end of the Flexible Pouch.
  5. Punch a 1 11/16” Snowflake Circle from the Farmhouse Christmas Tags and glue onto the back of the Optical Lens by adding craft glue along the outside edges of the lens. Glue small red button onto front of the lens in the middle of the snowflake.
  6. Cut a 10” piece of Ivory Red Striped Ribbon. Tie onto front cover adding the Optical Lens.
  7. Choose pictures that can easily be cut down to 3” x 5 1/4”. Add to inside of flexible pouches.
  8. Create Back Cover using the Red & Ivory Mini Dot Paper, Red & Ivory Striped Paper and Farmhouse Christmas Strip.
  9. Add Paper Tape to each of the pouches.
  10. Mark and re-punch the holes using 1/8” hole punch on each of the pouches and gather the mini album together using a small book ring.

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Christmas Mini Album Back Cover 7417

This project was created for Craft Ideas and was sponsored by Deflecto Craft Solutions

and Canvas Corp Brands.

Getting Cozy…and a update

Mini Album watermarked

NEW PRODUCT From Clear Scrap…

Stay Warm and Cozy this winter while you play with one of the “New” Mini Mixable Albums

from Clear Scraps.  My Mini Mixable Little Bits 3.5 x 5 Album, made with soft blues and tans,

uses the “Cozy” scrapbook collection from Authentique Papers.

A perfect little album for those snowy winter pictures.

Now that the CHA (craft and hobby assoc.) Trade Show is right around the corner,

I can start showing some of the new projects I made for Clear Scraps.

They have a lot of new albums, stencils and more.  You can check out all of their “New” items here.

It’s a cold one today… So Stay Warm.

mantle onemantle two

Update on Winter decorating:  My Newly Decorated Mantle  (what do you think?)

DCC: Crafting with School Supplies

My Favorite Album

Every since I was a young girl, I have always loved shopping for back to school supplies.

In my family there were 5 kids.  My Mom had to save all summer for this.

It was always a big deal picking out a new outfit and getting supplies.

So when it came time to buy back to school supplies for my kids, I always tried to make it a special day.

I always feel bad for the kids whose mom is going down the aisle stressed and complaining.

That mom just doesn’t get it.  (she’s probably the mom who’s complaining in June)

Now that my son is in High School, back to school shopping isn’t quite the same.

But…I still stop and check things out.

l stock up on glue sticks, theme books and any little thing that I think I can use for my crafting

endeavors.  (I still have lined notebook paper and folders from several years ago.)

Index cards

For my Favorite Things Album, I picked up some inexpensive index cards for .48 at Wal-Mart.

When binding my book, I allowed enough space for two rows of cards.

Inside of Favorite Album 2

Now, I can list favorite recipes, books, quotes.  (anything goes)

Source:  Paper and Stickers from Authentique Papers “Favorite” Collection.

This month’s Designer Craft Connection theme is :  Crafting with School Supplies.

Look for the Designer Craft Connection Logo to start hopping.