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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Nature Journal for Eileen Hull Designs

Here's a tag journal I made using some of Eileen Hull Designs dies in ways that you might not have considered.  This journal was made with the Folio Journal die. 



You might be thinking, wait that's a big die and your tag journal is small. While that is true, with a little creative thinking we can change the size.

A journal made with the Folio Journal usually looks like this.  As you can see it's a lot larger than my tag journal above.


I'll be doing a Facebook live to show you how I made the tag journal.  I'll be showing how to make this style tag album tomorrow (9/9/21) at 4 pm EST on Facebook Live with Eileen Hull.




" Admit One" stamp from Eileen's new stamp release with Maker Forte.                                                                                                                                                                           


Stamped image on the right  is part of Eileen's new stamp release with Maker Forte.  After stamping the image I perfectly diecut it with the label included with the Gift Box XL die.



Friday, September 3, 2021

Travel Layout for Creative Embellishments

 We spent 6 weeks this summer wandering through Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks.  Then we spent 3 weeks exploring Idaho.  It was a great trip but smokie from all the fires burning out west and really really hot!


We spotted this black bear while driving through the park.  A friend traveling with us snapped the photo out the window.  Both photos are of the same bear, just in different light.

Another scrapbook friend, Billie, cut the Grand Teton sign for me.  It works great with my layout made with Stamperia Forest papers.


The leaves and acorns are chipboard pieces and I colored them with Lindy's Mists.  I like to use mists as a coloring agent when I have pieces that have etched engravings as these do.  The mists doesn't filled up the etched lines, thus preserving the details.

The bear is fussy cut from the papers.




I used 3 different acorn branches and clusters and layered them, creating a border of sorts,




The moose's antlers are colored with Distress Stain in Picket Fence.  I gave his body a furry appearance by using brown fiber (like Flower Soft) which is easy to use.  Just put adhesive on the chipboard and sprinkle all over with the fiber particles.



Creative Embellishments Products Used






Thanks for joining me today!  Be sure to check out the Creative Embellishments monthly challenge.


Thursday, September 2, 2021

Spellbinder's Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit


WOW!  Take a look at Spellbinders' September Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit!  It's a 3-D  Vintage Cash Register that folds flat so that you can use it on a card.





This is just too cute!!  I used black, brown, and gold cardstock to fashion my register.  Then to glam it up, I rubbed gold Luster Wax over the embossed pieces.


I turned this into a nice large card by layering up some cardstock and then adding that cute vintage cash register. Along the sides I used an older Spellbinders die, Swirls Strip. The gold panel layer was die-cut using a die from the  S5-230 Nestabilities Romantic Rose Etched Dies set.  I love tha the cash register will fold flat for easy mailing.



I love this die and that's:  😊




Spellbinders Products Used




S-4768 Swirls Strip Die 

Other Products

Black and Brown Cardstock

Tim Holtz Kraft Stock - Gold




Thanks for stopping by today.  Spellbinders has a number of  Card Clubs, you can get all the details here.







 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

New Challenge at Creative Embellishments

Time for the September challenge at Creative Embellishments.  Here's the inspiration photo.  The twist this month is to add a  globe or map to your project.



 

I was inspired byt the travel elements in the photo so I scraped a pictureof my husband and me taken at Yellowstone NP and a picture of our home on wheels.



I used the globe Travel Corner to meet the twist.  I used Stampendous Aged Ivory and Eileen Hull Goldenrod embossing enamels to color the chippy.




One of my favorite design elements is to place pretty flourishes under my blooms to show them off. On this layout I used a flourish heat embossed to show off the pretty florals.




Creative Embellishments Products Used



Challenge Rules

Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of September 1st, 2021.

*It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog page. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no old projects. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please share only new projects.

*Please add your entry to the inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.

*Simply add a link to your FB photo (if you do not have a blog) featuring your challenge entry. Let us know how you were inspired by the photo.

*Combining with other challenges is permitted.

* We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.

*WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.

Thanksfor stopping by!


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Layout for Creative Embellishments, Same Place, Different Time.

I love working with vintage colors and photos.  This layout for Creative Embellishments is special because it is a photo of my Uncle taken in France circa 1946.  The smaller photo is my cousin, my Uncle's son, taken in the very same place in 2013.

I've used Graphic 45's DCE, Communique papers that is such a great collection for vintage masculine pages.  On the left side of the page peeking out, is a hidden tag that I've used for journaling.




I used two Creative Embellishments page corner chippies that are heat embossed with gold powder.



Generations is from Creative Embellishments Heritage Word Set, also heat embossed.



Supplies from Creative Embellishments


Other Supplies

Graphic 45 Communique Collection
Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Powder


Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to enter our monthly challenge, you could win a gift certificate!
xoxo Maggi


How to Enter the Challenge

*Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of August 1st, 2021.
*It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog page. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no old projects. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please share only new projects.
*Please add your entry to the inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
*Simply add a link to your FB photo (if you do not have a blog) featuring your challenge entry. Let us know how you were inspired by the photo.
*Combining with other challenges is permitted.
* We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
*WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. (Shipping not included) The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.

Friday, August 27, 2021

New Stamps from Eileen Hull Designs!



Finally!!  I can now tell you about Eileen Hull's new stamp sets premiering today!  Join Eileen on her Facebook Live today, to get a close up look at these stamps. This first release features 2 great stamp sets and a background stamp.  Take a look!

 Buttons, Cards and More Set (6x8)                                Snail Mail Everyday Sentiments Set (6x8)

Vintage Damask (4x6)


There are so many ways to use these stamps.  I made a couple of vintage cards but there are so many other things you can do with these.  Be sure to keep an eye on Eileen's blog for ideas.


First let's take a look at a simple vintage thank you card. 



I love this sentiment from the Buttons, Cards and More Set.  Here's the great thing about this sentiment - It's exactly the same shape as the label diecut from Eileen's Gift Box XL Die!  I just stamped onto cardstock and then diecut with the label die. This is another way to use your Eileen products together.  The wreath surround and bow are diecuts from the recently released Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits Dies.  I love how I can use dies from different sets all together on one project.




Near the bottom on the striped strip I used the thanks sentiment from the Snail Mail Everyday Sentiments Set.


On this card I created a background with the Vintage Damask Stamp.  Then I stamped the Sunshine Buttons Stamp  from the Buttons, Cards and More Set onto cardstock.


Rather than showing the stamped button images, I glued real buttons onto the front.  




A little lace across the bottom completes the vintage look!


Aside from cards, think about the great ephemera you could make with these stamps, library cards, button cards, tickets, all distressed and ready to pop into a junk journal or onto a vintage tag.  I just got these stamps after returning from a 6 week vacation so I haven't had much time to play with them but my mind is churning with ideas!  Stay tuned!

Supplies


Eileen Hull Vintage Damask Stamp by Maker Forte 
Eileen Hull Buttons, Cards, and More Stamp Set by Maker Forte


Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you're as excited as I am about Eileen's new stamps!




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Eileen Hull Designs Thinlits - Time for Christmas Cards

Eileen has a great new Thinlets Die Set, Wreath & Snowflake.   It's perfect for card making and I bet you can think of other uses too.  Below I have a tutorial for you that you can adapt to make any size card.



I made a slider easel card with the set using an older Graphic 45 Christmas collection, A Christmas Carol.



The die set includes a wreath bow and a sweet little cardinal.




Slider Easel Card Tutorial

1.  Cut a base for your card.  Mine is 5 1/4" x 7 1/8".  The base is the blue dotted paper in the photo below.

2.  Cut a piece 5" x 6 7/8".  This is the red patterned paper and is the 2nd layer from the bottom.  Then cut out from the center of the red patterned paper 5/8" from the bottom and left and right sides forming a flap, i.e. do not cut at the top.  

(To adapt:  Make the bottom base any size you want.  The piece on top of the bottom can be the same size or you can cut to leave a 1/8" border all around as I have done.  Just be sure to cut out the center 5/8" - 3/4" from the sides and bottom of the top piece.)


3. Cut a piece   4 1/8" x 6 1/4".  This is the blue patterned piece (not the dotted blue) you see above.  If you are adjusting the sizes, this piece needs to be a little wider than the opening that forms the flap.  

4. Score the flap at 1/8" at the bottom and score at the top where the flap folds up.  Then fold the flap bottom to the top of the flap opening - see below photo.

5. Attach the bottom of the piece from step 3 (blue patterned) to the 1/8" scored section of the flap centering.  The flap should not be as wide as the blue patterned paper.  Glue only the 1/8" flap to the blue patterned paper. See next photo below.



6. Now put glue JUST around the edges of the left, right and bottom of the red patterned paper and glue to the blue dotted base.  YOu can only glue around the edges, otherwise the slider will not work. You should be able to pull the blue patterned paper up forming a "mountain" with the red patterned flap as below.


7.  Side view showing the flap mechanism.  Attach a pull of some sort to the top of the pull out slider mechanism.  I made a circle tab from red patterned paper.



8.  Now you can decorate the slider as you wish.   I added a cut apart from the Paper collection to a 4' x 6" rectangle and then glued to the bottom part of the easel only so that it stands up when the easel is pulled out.  I used the wreath around the cut-apart and topped it with the pretty little bow.  In the upper corner I added some greenery and the cardinal, all from this die set.

View of finished card laying flat.

Now you have a really pretty interactive card all ready to be mailed!


Here's a simple card made with the same Thinlits.  I used 3 cuts of the wreath to make it nice an lush.  






Eileen also has a new XL die out called the Box Ornament.  Isn't this so cute?


I cut the ornament and used it to make a cool card with a Steampunk twist.  This is Graphic 45's 2020 Christmas collection.  I used platinum paper with gold paper accents so that the dimension would show.

I love that the bow is 2 parts.  Cutting the outline from a different paper helps give the bow dimension.







Supplies



Graphic 45 A Christmas Carol Collection


Both the Wreath & Snowflake Thinlits Set and the Box Ornament are great dies for your holidays crafting.  The Wreath and Ornament Set is designed such that it is sized to work with the Box Ornament, so you can mix and match these sets.

Thanks for joining me today!

Maggi xoxo

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