Eileen Hull’s Chapter 4 Sunflower Shadow Box Reveal

Hi everyone! Eileen Hull’s Chapter 4 release is finally here and I’m so excited!

The Geometric Box is a different kind of design for Eileen. 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. There are so many possibilities with 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 or as a home decor piece (wait until you see one of my upcoming projects)!

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 or use easy flower shape to create a unique floral arrangement. 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.

The whimsical patterns of vintage cutlery of the Silverware 3D Embossing Folder is gorgeous! 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 first project from this release I used the Sunflower Diecut along with the Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits and the Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit from past releases. So let’s get started!

First off, I cut out four of the smaller frame sides from the Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits and put together according to directions. Side note…Eileen Hull has a few videos on YouTube and on her Facebook Lives where she shares how to put these together. I cut out the Skinny Mini Thinlit, inked the edges and then tore pieces off of the diecut image to give it a tattered look. I crumpled scraps of patterned cardstock before adhering, both the die and scraps and scraps of lace, to the inside of the shadow box.

I pulled yellow, dark yellow, green and brown cardstock from the Eclectic Surfacez Cardstock Collection and cut two sets each of the large and middle flowers and one center and leaf from the Sunflower Diecut. I inked the edges of each and shaped the flowers (including the center) and leaf with a Stylus. I glued all pieces together. I watered down black, gray and white acrylic painted, loaded a paint brush with each color and splattered paint onto the sunflower.

To raise the sunflower up off of the shadow box I added three layers of Adhesive Foam before placing onto the box.

I placed some glittered sprays, tree twigs and bows made from cording under the sunflower to finish off this home decor piece.

Also be sure to join Eileen on her Facebook Page for her live at 12:00 noon eastern time October 3rd, 2022. You can find that link HERE. The best part besides seeing the new dies is there’s a giveaway! Be sure to comment on the Release Party video and answer this question, “What would you create with these dies?” Eileen and the team would love to hear all your amazing ideas! There will be two winners-one on Facebook and one on YouTube. Entries closed at 5:00 pm on Oct. 10. Winners will be announced on Eileen’s Tuesday 10/11 livestream.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Geometric Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Silverware 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sunflower Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit

Sizzix: Eclectic Surfacez Cardstock Collection

Sizzix: Adhesive Foam

Sizzix: Luster Wax

Diecut Machine

Stylus

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Cording, Sprays and Tree Twigs

Scissors

Black, Gray and White Acrylic Paints

Paint Brush

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesives

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull, Scrapbook.com and Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is great and enjoy creating!

You are a Natural Beauty

Hi everyone! I’m back with a project I actually created several months ago for Eileen Hull’s Chapter One Release and never got around to sharing. This project I used the Book Box Diecut but used the hinge on the shorter side of the box instead of the longer side.

I placed Adhesive Sheets on both side of the Mat Board before adding cardstock (Lakeside Blooms Paper Pad (discontinued)) to either side and running through the Diecut Machine.

I put the box together according to the directions but as I stated above I cut the hinge down to fit the side of the box because I had a “mess up” that I had to cover up…ooops!

I cut out a frame from the Books and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired). I placed Foam Pop Dots on the back before placing onto the box. I used embellishments from the Vintage Artistry Sage Collection, a couple of store bought flowers and flower diecuts from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits to decorate the lid of the box.

I adhered lace, thread and added gems to the center of the flowers to finish off the box.

If you haven’t been by Eileen Hull’s blog lately you can find her latest posts from her teams HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Book Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Books and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Lakeside Blooms Paper Pad (discontinued)

Foam Pop Dots

49 and Market: Vintage Artistry Sage Collection

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Lace, Gems, Thread

Stylus

Store Bought Flowers

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Making a House a Home

Hi everyone! I’m back with the full reveal of my Eileen Hull project that I shared a sneak peek of at the beginning of the month. I used an empty ribbon spool as a jumping off point too create a little home decor piece.

The first thing I did was cut two circles in patterned cardstock from the Ornament Box Diecut and adhered to the top and bottom of the spool. I cut a strip of the same patterned cardstock and adhered around the center of the spool and added flatback pearls to the bottom lip of the inside circle. Next I cut out one wreath from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and added adhesive in random spots to the back of the wreath. Side note… what I will be adding to the top will anchor down the wreath.

I cut out five of the largest trees from the Vintage Truck Box Diecut, cut the trunks off, folded all, adhere the backs of the trees together and lightly ink the edges of the tree.

I cut two houses from the Shadow Box Elements Thinlits, a small section/frame of the Shadow Box Frames Set 02 Thinlit ( measure and cut at the house die roof line), fold and glue together. I backed the inside of both houses before adhering to the front and back of the “frame”. I also folded, cut and glued a strip of cardstock to create a roof.

I adhered both the tree and house to the top of the spool and proceeded to add an assortment of flowers, vines and leaves dies from the following diecuts: Wreath and Snowflakes and Shadow Box Elements Thinlits to the top of the spool.

I also added loops of thread and hand inked cheese cloth along with sequins, gems and flatback pearls to the flowers, leaves and vines.

I cut out the home sentiment and backed with a coordinating patterned cardstock, added Foam Pop Dots to the spool and placed the sentiment onto the front of the spool to finish.

If you haven’t been to Eileen Hull’s blog lately to see what her teams have been up to you can find the latest post HERE. Also on the 26th of April Eileen will have newest release of stamps with Makers Forte so be sure to come back to my blog for my latest project.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Vintage Truck Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 02 Thinlit

Foam Pop Dots

Diecut Machine

Empty Ribbon Spool

Various Plain and Patterned Cardstocks

Flatback Pearls, Gems and Sequins

Stylus

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Cheese Cloth

Thread

Green Chalk Ink

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

From a Dresser Drawer to Diecut Storage

Hi everyone! I’m back with a project that I had actually created this past Summer. You know life happened and kept on happening and now has finally (for the moment) settled down. A little back story, me and my Dad a couple of years ago took an old dresser that my husband had wanted to toss and I decided that we, meaning me and my Dad, would cut the dresser down after carefully removing the top of the dresser to reuse. We removed two of the drawers (it had a total of four drawers), add a shelf to create a big opening to store my husband’s not so nice looking lunchbox (I added a curtain to hid said lunchbox) when he wasn’t at work. I have a blog post from when we did this project several years ago if you want to have a look, you can find that blog post HERE, before diving into the diecut storage drawer. (Also that post was on my old blog).

I employed the help of my husband to pull off this project off. The first thing I did with the drawer was sand over the whole area to scuff up the finish.

I used a piece of 21/32″x16″x36″ Paint Grade Wood Panel to replace the bottom of the drawer.

The next thing we did was “punch” out the bottom of the drawer because once you put all those heavy diecuts in the bottom would fall out since it isn’t very thick.

We, meaning my husband, measured and cut the wood panel to fit the bottom of the drawer.

My husband screwed the wood panel to the bottom of the drawer.

Now it’s my time to get to work! I used a spray paint with primer to completely cover, inside and out, the drawer. Side note, next time when I make one of these I will use a brush and paint on the primer because I used a total of three and a half cans of spray paint.

I lightly sanded the knobs that came with the drawer and spray painted those. Another side note, to get an even finish while spray painting I punched holes with my Crop-A-Dile into a piece of corrugated cardboard and screwed the knobs into the cardboard. This keeps the knobs upright and makes it easy to spray paint.

Now I passed the drawer back to my husband so he could add wheels to the bottom of the drawer. My husband marked with a pencil the holes to attach the wheels and drilled tiny holes into wood.

He attached each wheel with washers and screws.

I added the knobs and placed most of my Eileen Hull Diecuts, I have way more that what can fit inside the drawer, and rolled up under the side board I have in my craft room. I hope this inspires everyone to create one for yourselves.

Supplies

Old Drawer

Four Wheels

White Spray Paint

21/32″x16″x36″ Paint Grade Wood Panel

Drill and Saw

Washers and Screws

Sand Paper

Your Favorite Eileen Hull Diecuts

Crop-A-Dile

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!