Sunday, April 2, 2023

Spring Has Sprung, Plus A New Dies & New Ideas

Chapter 2, 2023 Eileen Hull/Sizzix collection has sprung!

The new set will work with so many of the other dies designed by Eileen.  

There are three dies in the set: the Card Case, Mini-Slimline & Tickets and Journaling Card, Envelope & Windows. NOTE: Buy all three dies and get FREE SHIPPING on your order in the US PLUS save an additional $10! Cost to buy dies individually is $122- buy the bundle and pay only $112. Outside US, I will deduct $10 from shipping.

The Card Case is a Bigz XL ScoreBoards die. This die is specially designed to cut and score thick material up to 1/16" like matboard, chipboard, leather, felt and fabric so your finished project is nice and sturdy. The finished Card Case die measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" and has an adjustable spine that goes from 1/2" to 2 1/2". This is the perfect size journal to hold your 3" x 4" journaling cards, as well as other small items like wallet photos, ATCs and ephemera. There is a swing out flap on each side where you can add pockets or small insert books- you decide what combination you want to do. Make the spine thick or thin- your choice!

Here are a few photos of how I used Eileen's new dies:

The projects below ae made from various materials that I enjoy incorporating in most projects I make with Eileen's dies. Though paper is a wonderful material to use, I guess the challenge of what other materials can do is something I enjoy! These projects use other dies for embellishments and other purposes from collections of Eileens's and others from Sizzix. They co-ordinate well and show the versatility of Sizzix dies.

Muslin covered and stenciled card case

Inside fabric card case

ATC cards and pockets

Card case made from acrylic package and rice paper

ATC cards and pockets

The Journaling Card, Envelope & Windows die has 6 pieces- an envelope, 3" x 4" Journaling Card, three window cutouts (use with envelope to remove and back with glassine like a window envelope) and a tab. The Envelope measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" and fits perfectly inside the Journal! Or use it by itself and add your favorite ephemera pieces.

Double Envelope Holder

Envelope Holder with Journaling Cards

Envelope Book

Journaling Cards for Envelope Book

The Mini-Slimline & Tickets die design is similar to the Snail Mail die, which was very popular for creating faux postage stamps. There are four dies in the set- one is the size of a mini slimline card and one is a mat that may be placed behind the perforated piece. The other two pieces are a row of tickers and mat that goes behind that. When you fold over each perforated piece and tear it, it creates individual faux postage stamps and tickets! Die cut the piece from patterned paper for an amazing background- just add a sentiment and let the paper do the work.

Birthday card set

Birthday card / Set of four

Thank you cards

Thank-you cards / Set of four


****There's a giveaway too! Comment in the Facebook and YouTube streams and tell us which of Eileen's other dies would work well with this collection. You have until April 10 to post your comments.

****Watch my YouTube channel to see die assembly and project ideas! Eileen does two livestreams each week on Facebook and YouTube-sharing more ideas on how to to use these dies in lots of different ways. 

****You are invited to join the creative community Facebook group, the Eileen Hull Fan Club, where you'll find special events and exclusive content. Follow Eileen on Instagram at @eileenhull!

There are lots of samples so, make sure to read the blog and be watching social media to see all the makes! LIST OF HOP STOPS:

Eileen Hull Designs << you are here
Pam Bray
Jennie Atkinson
Sarah Lizzie
Lisa Hoel
Susie Bentz
Tonya Trantham
Jenny Marples
Maggi Harding
Karen Bearse
Sue Eldred
Sharon Curtis
Teresita Arvelo
Madeline Arendt
Cheryl Bodkin-Waters



1 comment:

  1. LOVE your FABULOUS BEE CASE and your BEAUTIFUL ENVELOPE BOOK! Great makes with the slimline card and tickets! So many great ideas you have shared. Thank you for sharing!