Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The Bigz Plus Slotted Treat Box by Eileen Hull for Sizzix

When I first saw the Bigz Plus Slotted Treat Box I immediately thought of a Piggy Bank because of the slot in the front.  Well them my mind wandered about and I remembered that Graphic 45 had a collection with flying pig images; so of course, this piggy bank was born!

The Bigz Plus Slotted Treat Box measures 6 1/2” x 5” x 3 1/2” and aside making a cute piggy bank, it can be some many other things. It can hold a set of cards, journals, doll clothes, ephemera storage or you can even use it as a gift box! This is a Scoreboards die which is specially designed to cut and score thick material like matboard, chipboard, leather, felt, fabric and metal.  Take note, this is important, an A 9” wide machine is required to cut this die.  It works with the Sizzix Switch and Big Shot Plus, Spellbinders Gemini & 8.5" Platinum, and others with a wide mouth platform.

I used Eileen's Alphanumeric Thinlit die to cut the "My Piggy Bank" letters.  The piggy is fussy cut from a design paper from Graphic 45's Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection.

I hinged the back to keep the lid in place.

Then I just embellished it with fun piggy images and begging words!

The great thing is you don't have to use the slot, you can cover over it and then it's just a cool box!


Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Eileen Hull's 3D Embossing Folder & Starlit Village and Card Panel Thinlits

 We live in a growing neighborhood so there are always new people moving into new houses.  This card is just the thing for that occasion!

I started the card with an embossed background made with the Keys 3D Embossing Folder. I used Core'dinations cardstock to emboss the keys and then sanded the embossed keys to make the keys stand out.

Next I die-cut some houses using the Starlit Village and Card Panel Thinlits Dies and layered them over each other.  Note that this Eileen Sizzix die is very special, in that it is only available at A vintage key from Graphic 45, a bow and flower finishes the look.


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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Using Elements from Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix Chapter 3 Dies

As always, Eileen Hull's latest release is fabulous!  I love that her dies work together like on this card where I used elements from 3 different dies in her Chapter 3 release. 

I started my card with a black cardstock base and covered the front with design paper from Graphic 45's Love Notes collection.  I love the Keys embossing folder so I thought a card with keys as the focal point would be fun. I used the Keys embossing folder on a strip of black cardstock and rubbed over the raised embossing with gold Sizzix luster wax to make the keys pop.  I also cut corner elements from the embossed keys using the XL Scoreboard Slotted Treat Box die.

Keys Embossing Folder

Slotted Treat Box

I printed my sentiment, "You own the key to my heart" on a clear transparency and glued it to a tag that came with the Love Notes collection.  Now to tie my sentiment all together with keys and hearts, I die-cut 3 hearts using the Envelope, Folder & Flowers Thinlits dies and added some faux stitching to make them pop.  

To finish it off, I added a Graphic 45 Staples key.

Envelope, Folder & Flowers Thinlits dies 

Thanks for visiting today!!
Maggi xoxo

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

New Field Notes and Specimen Card Die from Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a new style mini album/journal from Eileen Hull.   It's the Scoreboard XL Field Notes and Specimen Card Die and it holds  5” x 7” pages and photos!  I used 49 and Market's Artopia Rouge paper collection to make this mini.

I love the scalloped edge!

On this page you can see the Specimen Card which I've used as a frame.  The letters are Eileen's Alphanumeric set and the heart is from the new Envelope, Folder & Flowers thinlits set.

I made a pocket on the right with an older die, the Folio Page Pocket, and tucked in tags I made with Eileen's stamps.

More tags on the right made with Eileen's stamps and a cute little envelope made with the new  Envelope,, Folder, & Flowers Thinlits dieset.  Inside the envelope are stamps diecut with the mini slimline tickets die.

On the right side I made a pocket with a Eileen's Fashionable Button Card stamp. I just stamped, then cut out the card and glued on 3 sides forming a pocket, easy peasy!  Inside I tucked a cute little tag.

I love Eileen's new Envelope, Folder & Flowers Thinlits dies! It includes that adorable file folder on the left. I used a metal closure to hold the file folder closed. There are lots of tags on these 2 pages made with the older Card, Waterfall, and Tags thinlits set and a pocket on the right from the Folio Page, Pocket, Flowers Thinlits set.

I used the Journaling Card & Envelope dies to make the left page and on the right, I used an ATC card and cut out an oval using a die included in the  Journaling Card & Envelope set.

More tags and a file folder.

The library pocket (on the left) works so well in minis. It's a great place to stash photos, ephemera, or tags. The pretty flower on the pocket was made with dies in the new Envelope, Folder & Flowers Thinlits dies.

Eileen's newest 3D embossing folder is Keys.  I used Luster Wax to bring out the key details.  Then another file folder held closed by a keyhole on a brad so that it swivels.

Another of those cute little envelopes topped with a circle embellie made with one of Eileen's stamps.

On the left, 2 photo mats made with the Mini Slimline Tickets die.  And on the right, a pocket made with the Card Panel from the Starlit Village set.

Two ATC photo mats on the left and a library pocket on the right. The 5¢ stamp is made with one of Eileen's stamps.

On the right is another pocket I made with the Starlit Village set and on the left, another folio pocket, an ATC card, and more tags.

Last pages!  I used a diecut from the Heart Mandala die to stencil on the left page.


I used a key topped with a cameo on the spine. And that's all folks.😄


Whew, long post!  Hope you enjoyed this mini album and maybe got inspired a little!


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