Tuesday, December 13, 2022

2022 Round Up for Eileen Hull Designs

 Another year has just about come and gone!  December is the busiest month so Eileen Hull's design team takes a little break and instead of creating something new, we post our favorite Eileen projects from 2022.  Don't worry, we're not sitting back drinking eggnog, we're busy creating great things with the January 2023 coming release!

 I love the full size journal as it's a great size to use for a mini album or a journal. So of course, this full size journal is one of my favorite projects for 2022.  This was acollaboration with Gel Press and I loved getting all messy with paint.  (See the orginal post here and scroll down a bit.) 

Who doesn't love a box?  It's an obsession with me, I can't bear to throw away a nice box.  Consequently I have way too many empty boxes stored here and there.  What's even better?  Making your own Book Box which, at 5" x 6.5" is a perfect size for holding bits and pieces of lots of things!  I used this one to hold a collection of old buttons I got from my Mom.  For more details, check out this post.

I think the Shadow Box Frames die-sets get my votes for most fun projects of 2022.  I made a bunch of these frames!  They go together quickly and are so fun for so many things.  This one isa tribute to my much loved poodles. (Link to the original post .)

And then there's this one, a Shadow Box Frame cube made with 4 Shadow Box Frames.

I'm sure on any given day, I would chose 3 different projects as my favorites.  Ha!  It's just hard to pick!  Be sure to stop by Eileen's blog and see what the rest of the team is doing.

Monday, December 5, 2022

More Cork Projects with Sizzix Cork Roll Surfacez

 I'm still having fun with Sizzix Cork Roll Surfacez.  It's quite a versatile material as you can stamp it, paint it, emboss it, dress it up or dress it down.  So many possibilities!

I decided to put a feminine spin on cork and came up with this cute little box made with Eileen Hull's new Geometric Box XL Die.  I'm very haapy with the result!

I wanted to see what effect using an embossing folder would have on the cork.  As you can see, the cork embossed quite nicely!  I used Eileen's Woven Leather embossing folder on the triangle pieces.  After embossing, I lightly rubbed the pieces with gold and silver Sizzix Luster Wax.  I love the look!

I hot glued lace around the lid and added a pretty glass drawer pull to add to the feminine character of the box.

And of course, flowers, lots of flowers!

Another Cork Project:

I wanted to know how well the cork would hold a crease, and if the cork cracked and looked ugly along the crease lines, so I made this cute little shadowbox frame to show off a lighthouse photo I took.  As you can see in the photo, creasing the cork paper was no problem at all; the shadow box frame held it's shape quite nicely.

I did find that gluing the cork pieces together was not quite as easy as gluing regular cardstock.  After several unsuccessful tries with white glue, I resorted to hot glue.  While that had it's now set of challenges, I perservered and made it work!

I used the flower and leaf thinlits from the Shadow Box Frames #1 set to embellish the bottom of the frame.  Then I nestled in some tiny shells and starfish to complete the seaside vibe.


I love the cork paper, next I want to incorporate it into a 12 x 12 layout project.  If you want to see how it worked with mixed media, check out this post here.

Thanks for visiting!

xoxo Maggi


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