Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Notebook Die from Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix

 I love this Notebook die that was part of a Sizzix Eileen Hull vault release.  It makes such a cute little mini or journal and it fits right inside the Treasure Box (also released this month).

When I make minis, I always cover my matboard with either design paper or plain cardstock before die-cutting.  Then I glue on ribbons to use as ties before embellishing the front and back covers.

I have a ton of photos to share with you of all the inside pages so make yourself comfortable!  

Before I show you the inside, take a look at the buttons on the spine.  I used them to attach the elastic bands that bind in the signatures.  I used thin, .8mm, elastic thread so that it would thread through the button's holes.  I threaded it through each button hole creating two elastic bands and tied it off inside the cover.

Inside front cover and front page of 1st signature.

On the left side are two flip pages and on the right is a Faux Postage die-cut (from March 2024 release) and a Library Pocket die-cut.

Inner flap opened.

On the left is a die cut folder and on the right is a pocket made using the Mini-Book die.

A Graphic 45 Journal Card makes the center page.

On the left another pocket made with the Mini-Book die and on the right a die-cut envelope.

On the left a page that flips up and on the right a die-cut page pocket.

Front page of the 2nd signature.

On the left flip pages for photos and on the right a photo mat.

Another page pocket on the left.

Journal card used for the center page.

Photo mat on the left and just pretty colored embellishments on the right.

Two simple pages for photos.

More flip pages.

Back of 2nd signature and inside back cover.

I used a lot of Eileen's dies when making this mini and you can see how so many of her dies work together to enhance your projects.

Here's a link where I used the Treasure Box to hold 3 of these Notebooks.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Coming Soon, Another Fabulous Vault Release from Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix

 I love that Sizzix is re-releasing 3 more much loved dies from Eileen's past collections.   They are releasing in May in the UK and here June, here in the USA.  I have a peek at these dies for you today.

The great thing about these dies is that they all work together.  The Stacking Drawers fit inside the Treasure Box (as shown in the photo) or stand alone.  The Notebook is just the right size to fit inside the Treasure Box too!

I made a set all from the same Graphic 45 paper collection, Come One, Come All.  It was a dreary day and I needed some color in my life!


Here's a closer look at the Treasure Box.  I added a little handle to the front and the usual flowers, of course! I'll have a tutorial showing how to make this and the stacking drawers next month.

Stacking drawers with little hardware pulls.  I think these are something Tim Holtz came out with a while ago.

And finally, this adorable mini album.  I'll be showing this in detail next week here on my blog.
Thanks for joining me today!  Be sure to stop by Eileen's blog to see some more great designs the Team!

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Spring Themed Large Tag for Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix

Hurray for spring!  I love seeing everything in bloom this time of year.  Eileen's team is celebrating with spring themed projects this month and of course, I've immersed in bright colors and flowers.
I used a small Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag although its not very small at 5.5" x 10"!  It has lots of layers that I've popped up with cardboard pieces to give it lots of dimension.

The thing I love about Eileen's dies is that they work so well together with her many journal dies.  But, did you know that they also work great on tags and journals?  On this tag, in addition to the Mandala Die-cut you see peeking out on the left, I've also used the Mini-Book die released last month and the card die from the Starlit Village and Card Panel die set.

Left:  Mini-Bok Die-cut;  Right: Card Panel Die-cut

The Mini-Book die-cut is the green layer underneath the cream mat.  I used 2 Card Panel die-cuts; on the left is the blue print layer and on the right, is the pink layer.  Adding shaped die-cuts to your cards and tags always adds a special touch.

I love this tag, I'm going to add it to my rather large display of tags that I've made over the years.  Something about tags draws me in.  I don't find card making all that fun, I just love tags! This one was made with Graphic 45's Let's Get Artsy collection and I do love its bright colors!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix New Storage Box Assembly Tutorial

 Let's make a box covered with pretty papers!  Eileen Hull has a new XL die that makes into a great 4" x 4" storage or gift box.

Here's  how you put it together.


Step 1:  Use 2 sheets of 6 x 13" matboard and run the die through your die cut machine twice.  You should have the pieces shown in the photo below.  You will also need 2 additional small strips shown at the bottom of this photo.  Cover the flaps with red liner adhesive tape as shown in the photo. (You can use the adhesive of your choice.  I like red liner tape because it has a strong bond.)

Step 2:  Take the two largest pieces and fold on the score lines.  Adhere one piece to the square which is the bottom of the box.  Then attach the 2nd sidewall piece along the side and to the bottom of the square forming a box.  (You can attach the side walls to each other before attaching to the square lid.  Either way works.)

Step 3:  Now make the lid.  Attach the walls together and then adhere to the 2nd square forming the lid.  The flaps should be inside the lid.

Step 4:  Insert the 4" x 5/8" strips inside the box top making a lip that fits down into the box bottom.  Adhere the strips such that about 1/4" protrudes from the box lid. This hold the lid in place.

Step 5:  Now let's make this box pretty!  Cut paper to cover the box sides as shown in this photo.

Step 6:  Apply adhesive, glue or tape.

Step 7:  Adhere the smaller panel first.  It wraps around two corners.  Then adhere the large piece beginning at a wrapped corner.  The paper then will fit nicely all around the box.

Step 8: Cut a  5" square and score at 1/2" on all 4 sides.  This will be the cover for the box.  Clip the corners diagonally as shown. (sorry for the blurry photo!)

Step 9:  Adhere to the top of the box folding down along the sides at the score lines.

Step 10:  Cut paper 5" x 1 1/4" and score both ends at 1/2".  Cut another strip 12" x 1 1/4" and score at 4" and 8".  Cover the sides of the lid in the same manner as the box, beginning with the 5" strip.  (Sorry no photo.)

Step 11:  Now your box is finished and all ready for embellishing! I glued some lace around the box top and added some fussy cut images on the sides.

Step 12:  Build some height on the lid by adding flowers and ribbons.

All finished!

Thanks for joining me today.  Be sure to stop by Eileen's blog and see all the beautiful works from the other designers.

xoxo Maggi

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666498 Sizzix Scoreboard XL Die - Storage Box

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Mini Book Die - Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix

This is the cutest little book ever!  I did a twist, making the inner pages larger than the cover.  Why?  Because I could. 😄 I used Graphic 45's Love Notes collection to make the book along with lots of Eileen's dies.

View from the spine. I stamped one of Eileen's postage stamps on a die cut Faux Postage and used on the back cover. I adhered ribbon underneath the layers on both the front and back covers to create a tie closure.  

Let's take a closer look at the cover.  The floral layer was die cut with a label die from the Sizzix - Thinlits Dies - Everyday Tags and Labels. That layer is topped with G45 chipboard pieces.  

Inside left is a flap page made by die-cutting the cover on design paper trimming and then trimming it down to fit inside.  On the right is a cute little file folder that is part of the Envelope, Flower and Folder die set.

The flap folds over to reveal a punched out oval stamp from the new Faux Postage die.  I used Eileen's Postage stamp set to stamp on the oval.

The next two pages are covered with design paper and a journaling card.

On the right side is a cute little envelope that is perfect for tucking in love notes.  It's a die cut from the Envelope, Flower and Folder die set.

More fun pages!

Last page, another stamped and die cut image from Eileen.

And now the most fun part of all, each page is actually a pocket and holds a tag die cut with Eileen's Waterfall Card and Tags Set.  The tags are 2 1/4" x 3 3/4", perfect for a photo or note.

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Sizzix - Thinlits Dies - Everyday Tags and Labels

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to visit Eileen's blog to see what all the designer's have made.


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