Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Eileen Hull's Geometric Box and Sunflower Dies - Flower Tutorial

Eileen's Geometric Box is so pretty and has many uses.  It could be a favor box, gift box, dry flower vase pencil cup, it could be so many things!

I chose to make the box without a lid so that it can be used as a pencil cup.

Flower Tutorial

I used Eileen's new Sunflower Die to make a flower embellishment.  Here are the steps.
1.  The die has 3 size flowers on it; cut 4 of the middle size and 3 of the small flower.  Ink the flowers and then lightly mist them so that they can be easily shaped.

2.  Pinch the sides of the flowers together.  I like to use my tweezers to help shape the petals.  Dry the flowers, reshaping as necessary during drying.

3.  Stack and glue the flowers such that the petals are not completely overlapping each other.

4.  To make the center, roll the petals up into curls as shown.  I used my tweezers but you could use the end of a small paint brush or something similar.

5.  Stack the three curled centers onto a brad and secure.  Unroll the petals slightly so that the flowers fit together.

6.  Adhere the center to the petal assembly and look at your beautiful flower!

View from the back.

View from the side.

Here's another flower I made with the same die.  This time I cut 2 large flowers and 2 of the middle size and the round centerpiece.  Instead of pincing the petals, I gave each petal a twist with my tweezers.  Then I stacked and glued the two middle size flowers onto the 2 larger flowers.

I made the center of the flower by putting a thick layer of Glossy Accents all over the centerpiece and then poured microbeads all over.  I allowed that to dry and then sprayed with acrylic sealer to keep the beads from popping off.  (You can filled in any areas that don't have enough beads by adding more glue and beads before spraying with acrylic sealer.)

I cut 2 leaves using the die from green cardstock to place behind the flower.  

I wanted a fall themed card holder so I made 2 XL Cardboxes from Eileen's Chapter 3 release and glued them together.  Then I wrapped them together with design paper from Graphic 45's Let it Bee collection.  
I used a journaling card underneath the flower.

On the back I added two small commercial flowers.



Napking Rings with Eileen Hull's new 3-D Silverware Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

I made these elegant napkin rings with Eileen Hull's new 3-D Silverware Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and a few items from my stash.  Watch the video below to see how easy they are to make.

The luster wax brings out all the  embossed details.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Chapter 4 Sizzix Release with Eileen Hull Designs

A message from Eileen about the exciting Chapter 4 release:

Chapter 4 is finally here! Each release is so exciting and it never gets old…
The Geometric Box is a different kind of design for me. I love the ease of assembly, the unique shape and and the possibility of expanding the box into larger containers! This is a ScoreBoards die so it may be cut from sturdy materials like matboard, chipboard, metal, leather and fabric. The finished box measures 4” h x 3” w x 4” d… or so… a fun feature of this die is that it adapts to how you shape it. You’ll see 🙂 Watch my livestream videos to show how to expand the possibilities of this die.
Use the Geometric Box for storage- for pencils, silverware, flowers, or tools. The box may also be used as a gift container- imagine adding teabags, a pretty silver spoon and a bow as a get well gift!
The Sunflower is a Bigz L steel rule die- designed to cut and score a myriad of materials. The Sunflower is BIG- it measures about 4" across and comes with a leaf, three sizes of petals and a flower center! Stack layers of petals to make a traditional sunflower, or change colors and create a pink coneflower. The basic shape is there for you to create your own flowers! Make a stem for the flower using wire and your Twist and Style Tool. The coordinating Geometric Box die works perfectly as a vase.
I love the whimsical patterns of vintage cutlery and that's why I created this Silverware 3D embossing folder! The design is so detailed you can actually see a tiny bride and groom on the handle of a cake server.
This folder is perfect for creating seating charts, menus, invitations, cards and recipe books. You would be surprised at the many materials you can emboss- metal, paper, cardboard, Sizzix texture roll and more. Once you have embossed the image, rub a light coat of a metallic Luster Wax over the top of the design and you have an amazing result!
I hope you will give these dies a try. Please remember to share them in the Eileen Hull Fan Club Facebook group so we can all be inspired!

My Designs

The vintage cutlery 3D embossingfolder was perfect for making elegant napkin rings for the coming holidays.

Take a look these napkins rings made with this folder.  They will look so elegant on my table with white napkins.  Join me Oct 11 and I'll show you how I made them.

Now take a look at these two XL dies.  Here's the Geometric Box from Eileen.  The box can either be lidded or not.  I decided to leave the lid off.
Here's my geometric box that I've embellished with the 2nd XL die in this release, a sunflower.

This is the sunflower die. I made two similar but different flowers with this die.
I've styled it two different ways.  This one with a curled leaf center.

And this one, a more traditional sunflower with microbeads forming the center.  I've attached the flower to two card holders from the Chapter 2 released in August. 

Be sure and stop by Eileen's blog and see all the great projects made by Eileen's designers.



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