Eileen Hull: Hello Tag

Hi everyone! I know I have been “missing in action” for a lot of April and the first part of May. April I had a nasty virus that just would not go away and on top of that allergies. The first part of May I went on a beach vacation which was much needed to say the least. I have been working on projects but haven’t been able to share those at this moment but they are coming…I promise. ūüė䬆




This month on Eileen Hull’s blog it is ALL about flowers! I created this tag using up leftover ink from one of my previous projects. I started with a blank white 6.25″x3.125″ tag which I laid in the following watered down inks: Eileen Hull’s ColorBox Blends¬†Tutu, Wildberry,¬†Melon¬†and ColorBox Coral Premium Dye Ink. I moved the tag around in the mix of colors to cover the tag completely. I let it air dry but you can use an heat embossing tool to speed up the process.¬†Once dry I embossed the tag with the Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder.


I cut from two different cardstocks the Embroidery Hoop Diecut and using one part of the diecut from each of the different cardstocks I adhered to the front of the tag. I wrapped the excess around the tag. I adhered a patterned cardstock to cover the back of the tag.



I stamped the Welcomegirl rubber stamp image onto a piece of watercolor paper and inked out onto my glass tray the following colors of ink: Golden, Stop, Uniform, Hydrangea, Melon and Nutmeg. I watered down each ink and then watercolored girl image. Once dry I fussy cut her out and adhered to the card.


I cut an assortment of flowers with white cardstock from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts and once I cleaned off my glass tray I spritzed the following Tattered Angel Simply Sheer Mists: Soft Peach and Peony and added just a little water to mute colors some. I laid the flower diecuts into each color doing both sides before removing to dry. I also cut one set of leaves from the Flower and Leaf Stitchlits. Once the flowers were dry I shaped with a stylus and adhered together.


I added an assortment of sequins and Dew Drops and Rainbow Glossy Dots to the center of the flowers and adhered to the tag along with bits of cheesecloth.


I stamped a Hello sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and added a few sequins randomly placed to the tag. I finished off with three strands of trim and a button to the top of the tag.


Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has created! You can find past posts HERE. As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this tag for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes Challenge: #334-#335



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

Little Birdie Crafts: Altered Snowman Box

Hi everyone! I am super excited to share that I have been asked to be a part of the Little Birdie Crafts design team!¬†I’m so in love with all the beautiful flowers, trims and¬†paints the company has to offer…plus there is so much more! You can find the website¬†HERE.

For my first project I decided to alter a cell phone box that I had lying around…actually I have several boxes laying around…and create a¬†retro style Christmas themed gift box. For the full tutorial you can find my blog post¬†HERE.¬†

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

Floral Jewelry Box

Hi everyone! I am back with another project using Eileen Hull’s newest diecut from the Book Club Diecut Collection. I created this jewelry box from the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut.

I started by cutting all the pieces from Mat Board and the sides of the “drawer” I cut two pieces from patterned cardstock. I embossed the top and bottom of the box with the Rosebud Embossing Folder (retired Eileen Hull). Next I used the Hydrangea ColorBox¬†Blends to add color to the box. I applied the ink to a piece of glass watered down and added a wash to each piece.¬†Before putting together I adhered a piece of plastic on the back side of the oval opening.

The drawer I cut from mat board along with patterned cardstock to cover both the inside and outside of the drawer. I put together according to the directions. 

I added a drawer pull and added trim inside the drawer to finish it off.

I cut from white cardstock a vine and flower from the Floral Arch and Words Diecuts. I inked and adhered to the drawer. I also added a button and Dew Drop to the flower.

I added flatback pearls to the outside of the drawer to finish it off. Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to check out¬†the latest projects from the rest of the Inspiration Team! You can find Eileen’s blog HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

I also would like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #306-#307 Anything Goes

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

Blossom the Hare Tag

Hi everyone! I am back with another quick tag I created using an assortment of leftover diecuts from previous projects. I started with a diecut from the Caddy Bag as the base for my tag. I also used a Beaded Circle and a Scalloped Rectangle Diecuts from Spellbinders (both are retired diecuts).
I went through my collection of scraps of patterned cardstock and cut six slim strips and adhered to the base of the tag. Next I added the beaded circle, scalloped rectangle and a circle diecuts off center of the tag.

I stamped Herbert Hare Stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper, fussy cut out and watercolored with an assortment of Eileen Hull’s ColorBox Ink which can be found HERE¬†I added fussy cut set of roses to the head of the hare and then glued to the corner of the¬†tag.

I stamped the word “blossom” from the Tall Word Collage Set and added it to the circle. I cut a single flower from the Stitchy Flowers & Leaf Diecuts. I shaped,¬†adhered Dew Drop, sequins, thread and I added a small sprig of leaves to the front. I added pom pom trim to finish off the tag.

Also I would like to submit this tag for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #296- #297
Stampotique Designers Challenge: Only Animals SDC279

If you haven’t purchased Eileen Hull and Friends Journal Treasury ebook be sure to do so before the end of August it is only $11.87 which is 30% off of the $16.99 regular price! I have a journal featured and there are 85 journals from other designers. So LOTS of inspiration packed in one ebook! You can find the link to purchase the ebook¬†HERE. If you have any questions or comments please let me know.

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

Nerdy Cat Box

Hi everyone! This month Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team and Stampotique’s Design Team have teamed up to show how to create some simply stunning projects combining diecuts and stamps.¬†Since I LOVE anything cats my first project had to be something with the Nerd Cat Stamp.


I cut from watercolor paper two sets of the Caddy Bag Diecuts. The two diecuts that looks like tags (with a hole in the top) will be used in another project.
I folded the both the diecuts and one of the diecuts I cut the sides off since there is no need for them.


I stamped the cat image twice and colored in the glasses, nose and the inside of the ears on the orange patterned cardstock. Next I fussy cut the image of the cat out and on the pink image of the cat all I cut out was the shirt which I adhered to the full cat image.


I embossed the box with the Waffle Embossing Folder and then adhered the diecut that I had cut the sides off to the side of the other diecut. Be sure the flap is going in the other direction since this will be how you open and close the box.


Next I glued the box together and added thin ribbon to both sides of the box. 


I added an assortment of bright and happy patterned cardstock to the top of the box along with thread and a snippet of Pom Pom trim. I dressed up the cat with mini pearl buttons, mini flower and googly eyes.


I cut and water colored a couple Romance Flower Diecut and once dry I crinkled them up and added a Dew Drop to the center. I cut two of the smaller flowers from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecut, shaped and added dew drops to the centers. The last thing I cut was the smaller leaves from the Spring Leaves Die which I glimmer misted and once dry I shaped. Now I was finally ready to adhere everything to the top of the box!


It is prefect size to either add candy, washi tape or whatever you want to and give as a gift! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


To see this month’s Inspiration Teams projects you can find the posts HERE and HERE¬†and Stampotique Designs Teams projects you can find the posts HERE, HERE and HERE.


I would also that submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #288-289
Stampotique Designers Challenge: #SDC 275



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

Felt China Doll Passport Journal

Hi everyone! I am here today to share a project I created for Eileen Hull’s blog! The team this month has teamed up with Kunin¬†to show case their felt. The cool part¬†about this felt is ¬†it is recycled from plastic bottles…you would never know by the texture!¬†
I created a mini traveler’s notebook from the Passport Diecut for my mom for Mother’s Day.

I started by cutting two covers from white felt, two inside covers and a spine from White Paper Leather. Before adhering all together with Fabri-Tac Adhesive I embossed the paper leather covers with the Waffle Embossing Folder and the spine with the Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder. I forgot to add the paper leather I adhered to the inside of each cover to give the journal just enough rigidness yet flexibility for the journal to expand.

I also cut another cover from felt, cut in half used the Scallops on the Edge Diecut to add a little interest to the pocket. 
I¬†used the following ColorBox Blends (these inks can be found on Eileen Hull’s etsy account HERE) on the cover and pocket: Frog, Leaf, Melon, Tutu and ¬†Sunshine inks by applying color to my glass¬†palette and adding a little water and then I splattered each color of ink¬†separately and let dry.

While the covers and pocket where drying I cut from the Stitchy Flower and Leaf Diecuts a few flowers from the white, peach and olive felt. For the white felt flowers I painted those in Melon and Sunshine and let dry.

I fussy cut this china doll printable that I had purchased from Oxford Impressions (no longer available) and adhered to the cover. I adhered the flowers with gems, pearls and button to the doll.

¬†I found this micro notebook at Michael’s and thought this would be perfect to add to the inside of the journal. So all I had to do was¬†add elastic cording and add the notebooks.

I had a leftover piece of notebook divider…you know the ones that you can purchase at Target in the Dollar Spot for a dollar? I folded and rounded the corners and¬†added to the center elastic a place to hold sticky notes just in case my mom needs to jot down a reminder.¬†

In the back pocket I added a gift card to Hobby Lobby and a mini black gel pen but my mom she can use the pocket to receipts, stamps or whatever.

I love how easy it was to use the felt and how well the inks that I used on it turned out!
Be sure to check out Eileen’s blog to see what the Inspiration Team has been up to. You can find past post HERE, HERE and HERE. Also hop on over to Kunin’s blog and see the creativity of their team! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:

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

Tidbits Journal

Hi everyone! I wanted to share my latest journal I created using Eileen Hull’s newest Journal Diecut! I absolutely LOVE this diecut! You can create a planner, mini scrapbook or in my case a glue book to keep my leftover tidbits in. ūüėä

I cut the cover from Leather Paper and put together according to the directions on the packaging.
I adhered patterned cardstock, doilies and lace to the cover. The Tim Holtz Paper doll I added a set of printable butterfly wings that I had leftover from another project and I inked a Bookplate Diecut with Beach ColorBox Blends, added a¬†printed “tidbits” sentiment and Dew Drops to finish the cover.

I added eyelets to dress up the holes before running elastic trim through to hold store bought notebooks.
I sewed a button to the cover and used cording for the closure. Also as you can see I tried my hand at using a hand held sewing machine to add “sloppy” stitching to the cover. I was going to do more stitching but the sewing machine messed up. ūüėí

I added four notebooks that I had purchased to the journal and now it is ready for the leftover scraps that I seem to accumulate.

Be sure to hop over to Eileen Hull’s blog for more journal inspiration from the team! You can find those posts HERE and HERE.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:

As always if you have any questions please let me know!

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

Doily Dori

Hi everyone! I am here to share a journal I created for Creativation/CHA for Eileen Hull’s booth this past January. I am really pumped over this Journal Diecut which will be coming to stores sometime in May. ¬†

For this journal I cut the cover from felt and adhered together with Fabri-Tac adhesive. This is a great glue to use since it “grabs” and dries quickly.

On the cover I adhered a doily from my stash and a couple of felt flowers that I cut from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts and added a Dew Drop to the center of the flower.

I strung 3 MM elastic through the holes and tied off.

I cut down a couple of notebooks that I had picked up at the Target Dollar Spot so they would fit in the journal. 

See how easy peasy this was to create! Now I can either use it as a planner or as an art journal. ūüėÄ

Be sure to hop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the Inspiration Team has created! You can find the latest journal creations HERE. If¬†you have any question about this journal please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge # 276-277

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoying!