Friday, January 5, 2018

Sizzix Storage Box by Eileen Hull Designs

If you stopped by Eileen's blog  earlier this week, you may have seen this storage box.  As promised in my earlier post this week,  I'm sharing the details about this adorable box AND another mini.

First up the storage box.  To make the box, I covered a 6 x 12 sheet of mat board with Atelier design paper from Stamperia and then I die cut the box.  (Eileen did a video showing how to make the basic box, you can watch it here.)  After assembling the basic box, I masked on a pattern with white masking paste.  Then the fun part:  I took some Prima Mettallique Vintage Gold Paste and rubbed over the masking and the box seams.  

Then I used the oval mover and shaper piece from the Trinket Box Die to die cut the oval shape from design paper.  I made the simple flower in the center using flower dies from the  Bookmark, Tag & Pocket Set.  The great thing about the Book Club series of dies is that they all work together as you can see in this very long 😊 post!  Of course you can use what you have, but I just wanted you to see how a set of dies can be used together and in many different ways.

On the other side of the box I adhered a doily, yep I rubbed it all over with gold paste.  For a fun little feature, I added a hidden tag from the Bookmark set, do you see it up there on the right corner sticking out of the circular embellishment that was cut from the design paper?

 Here's the tag out of its "hiding" place.  At the bottom I used a word, Moments, from the  Floral Arch & Words set.   To complete the box and give it a really shabby chic look, I glued a really fun floral lace along the edge.

Now let's take a look at another mini that fits inside this little box. Previously we looked at the mini on the right side of this photo made with the Sizzix Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die - Book Binding by Eileen Hull Designs.  (YOu can find that post here.)

This second mini was made with the Passport Book but I made it a little smaller so that it would fit better in the storage box.  Here's how I did that.  

Here's a quick video slideshow of all the pages in the mini.  

I took the center spine diecut and cut it into 2 pieces as shown in the 2nd photo below.  Then I glued one side over top the other so that the spine has two holes and can hold two signatures.  See the 3rd photo below.

Then assemble the book by gluing the front and back covers to the spine. (These photos are just for illustrative purposes.  I normally cover the matboard with design paper before I diecut the pieces.)

Inside the mini I created a lot of pockets and tuck spots for tags and such.

I used the bookplate die from the Bookplate, Hinges & Label Framelits set to make some tags.  This is so easy to do.  Just diecut a few bookplates.  If you have a corner rounder, you can round the bottom corners.  Then locate the center of the tag at the top and punch a 1/8" hole.  I used Tim Holtz hole reinforcers  and jute twine to really make then look like tags.

You can also make a great waterfall that is perfectly sized for this mini with the same bookplate die.

 Die cut 4 bookplates and score at 3/8" as shown.  Apply scor-tape or similar double sided tape.

Adhere the first diecut at the top of the page.  Lift up the bookplate and adhere the 2nd bookplate directly beneath the first as shown above.  Continue with the other two bookplates.

 Now you have a fun paper waterfall in you mini that is perfect for storing photos.  I glued on the scissors to hold all the papers down.  The scissors go so well with the collection!

I used these dies from Eileen Hull's Book Club Release to 
make the storage box and Passport Mini:

Thanks so much for joining me for this long post.  I had so much to tell you about the great Book Club Collection of dies that work so well together whether you're creating a mini, a storage box, cards, the possibilities are endless.  Keep an eye on Eileen's blog to see more great projects from the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team using the Book Club Collection.


  1. It's so brilliant and so beautiful, wow!!

  2. I loved the little waterfall element in your little book. I do hope we can get these dies in the UK soon.


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