Saturday, December 29, 2018

Project Roundup - Eileen Hull Designs

Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is sharing their favorite projects of the year.  It's really hard to pick just one favorite so I chose several!

I'll start off with this journal as it might be my favorite, just maybe!  It's a small journal that will easily fit in your bag that I made with Eileen's Wrapped Journal die. The cover was done with a combination of Distress Oxide Ink and Stamperia Alchemy papers.  The wrapped journal is awesome, check out a tutorial to make this one here.

I love this set that I made using several of Eileen's dies.  on the left is the  Card Box, Planner Storage & Organizer.  Then I made two different minis, both of which will fit in the Storage Box.  The one on the bottom was made with Eileen's Passport Book die and the one on the right was made with  Book Binding Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die.  Take a look at the tutorial on my original post for more about this project.   

I love this project because it was so fun to make and because it shows you something different you can do with the Wrapped Journal die.  I do love to make mini albums and it's always fun to have something to put them in.  The Passport Book mini fits right inside this adorable little purse!  How cool is that?!  Click here to go to the original post that includes a video tutorial!

I could keep going with "favorite" projects but I think these three are my most favorites.  😅

I am eagerly waiting for the new release, it'll be here soon, woo-hoo!!!!  Until then, I wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Little Gift Sacks from Little Birdie Crafts and AC Moore Arts and Crafts

 Burlap Gift Sacks - Now these are just perfect for little gifts like jewelry.  AND they're already sewn up, all I had to do was add some cute little embellishments to the front.  We need more crafts like this at this time of the year.  Can you say crazy??  Yes we are all running around with so much to do!  I for one, really love something that can be done in minutes and still be cute and fun.

I just hot glued the packages and sentiment on the front.  Nope, I didn't make them, they came just like you see them, ready to use.  Be sure to put something nonstick inside the pouch (the cellophane wrapper they came in worked great) while waiting for the glue you use to attach the embellies to dry.  Otherwise you might glue the pouch closes.  Oops!

Love this sweet little stocking!  I just tied a bow from some Little Birdie decorative twine and attached it with the stocking just below.

Thanks for stopping by!  That's it for my "quick and easy" series this year!  I'm off to Tennessee tomorrow.  Merry Christmas everyone!

All supplies are Little Birdie Crafts and available at AC Moore Arts and Crafts.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Another Quick Card with Little Birdie Crafts

Tis the season of making quick cards!  Here's a fun one.  I started with a red card base and added a plaid piece of design paper.

I topped that with a frayed cut of red burlap from Little Birdie Crafts (available at AC Moore Arts and Crafts) and a Merry Christmas sentiment embellishment.

I glued green burlap and rhinestones on the tree so that it would be decorated and added a glittery flower at the top for a star.  Then I used dimensional foam to adhere the tree to the front of the card.

Bam!  That's it, done, 10 minutes tops.  Easy peasy, and cute!

Little Birdie merchandise is available at your local A C Moore Arts and Crafts store.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Christmas Card Ideas with Little Birdie Crafts

Merry Christmas to you!

Its my favorite time of the year, Christmas.  It's also the busiest time of the year and what everyone needs right now is MORE time, right?

I've got just the project for you, a quick, easy but ever so cute card!

You can put this card together in 10 minutes! Love that!  I used a red card base, yep, pre-cut and folded, nothing for me to do.  I just added a white cardstock layer to the front of the card cut slightly smaller than the red base.  Then I cut the plaid paper 1/4" smaller than the white layer and adhered.  I wanted a snowy hill so I toresome white cardstock and adhered it to look like snow. 

Now look at these adorable snowmen, they are just so cute.  Yeah, I didn't do a thing except pick them out along with the sentiment at the top, from Little Birdie's extensive range of Christmas crafting supplies!  They even have dimensional foam on the back so they are ready to pop on your card.  I did add an extra layer of foam tape to the snowman in the front so he would stand out a little more.

Now just pop the sentiment a bove the snowmen and add a piece of white cardstock inside so that you can write a Christmas greetings.  Now, if you've go extra time, you could stamp a sentiment inside the card!

That;s it, bam!  All done!  And it's so stinking cute.  Now who am I going to send this to?

Little Birdie Card Kit
Little Birdie Snowmen and Sentiments

White Cardstock

Don't forget to check out the Little Birdie Crafts supplies available at AC Moore Arts and Crafts.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Stockings with Little Birdie Crafts

Handmade Christmas Stockings!

I had fun today making Christmas stockings from Little Birdie red dotted burlap.  Aren't these just so cute?

 And did you know that Little Birdie products are now available at AC Moore stores?

To make these stockings, I just did a search on the internet for Christmas stocking template and picked one to use, printed it out and used it as a cutting pattern.  The good folks at Little Birdie sent me a great roll of red gold-dot burlap that was about 12" x 2.2 yards.  You can make several stockings from a length like that!

These are simple to make.  Just stitch them up, turn at the top to form a cuff.  Then I used hot glue to add the green trim which is another great Little Birdie product. To keep the hot glue from seeping through and gluing the stocking closed,  I slipped a piece of cellophane inside the stocking.  Then when the glue is dry, you can just pull the cellophane out.  The flowers and tag are also Little Birdie products.

I made this one is a very similar manner as the one above.   I thought it would be fun to glam it up a bit, so I added Stickles to the flowers and greenery.

The greenery is die cut with Sizzix Alteration dies.  So than the greenery would have body and hold up to use over time, I adhered cardstock to lightweight chipboard and then ran it through my die-cut machine. 

Little Birdie Supplies Used:

Red Gold-dot Burlap Roll
Red Handmade Flowers
Glitter Poinsettias
Green Burlap Trim
Handmade Dimensional Stickers

Be sure to stop by AC Moore Arts & Crafts Store and see their Little Birdie crafting supplies!

Thanks for visiting me today!

A Quick Tiny Mini with Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix Needle Book Die

I love little books, in fact I love ALL books!  But this little one is so cute and fun!  It's just 3 5/8" tall and about 2 1/2" wide.  You could write some fun notes inside and attach it to a special gift. 

I used Eileen Hull's Needle Book die to make this and the idea was to put a piece of fabric inside and store sewing needles in it.  But I decided to go in another direction, so I cut some tiny pages 4 1/4" x  3 5/8",  and folded them in half to fit inside.  

To secure the pages in the book, I used my Big Bite to punch two holes in the fold of the paper and in the book cover.  Then I threaded a piece of seam binding through the holes and tied a pretty bow on the outside.

On the front, I just added a design paper layer and topped that with a sticker from the collection.  I added tiny magnets to the srap band for a closure.

To secure the closure band to the back of the book, I used an eyelet.

Quick, fun, easy!  Yep that's how projects need to be this time of the year!

Eileen Hull Designs Sizzix ScoreBoards Die - Needle Book

Graphic 45 St Nicholas Collection

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A Snowy Christmas Card for Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix

Christmas is coming!  Do you have your cards ready to go?  Here'a fun card you can make using Eileen Hull's House/Pocket Stichlit set.

I used Stamperia's Blue Land Collection for the card, it's blues really add to a snowy and icy look.  To make the card, I used dark blue card for the base.  The first layer of the card, is white card that I masked with snowflakes.  I used Bo Bunny Glitter Paste for the masking material and used a stencil brush to apply.  The masking turned out great using that brush!  Then, I selected a blue/white patterned paper to die-cut the body of the house.

I used white card for the windows and a scrap of design paper for the door.  The sentiment was cut from the design paper.

Use dimensional foam to pop up the eaves of the house and then cover with snow.  You can make your own snow by simply troweling on white modeling paste.  Allow it to dry and then highlight with Stickles.  

Don't forget to add some snow on the windows and door.  Put snow in all those places where snow usually collects on a house.

Here you can see the dimension of the roof line and chimney.

Products Used

Because dies are expensive, I want to show youe some other ways you can use Eileen's House/Pocket Stitchlit die!  Turn the house die upside down and make a banner.

On this banner, I used the House Stitchlit die and the Trinket Box frame die.

Thanks for joining me today, I appreciate it!


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