From Post Box Diecut to Desktop Organizer

Hi everyone! I’m back with this month’s project for Eileen Hull! I’d started my Post Box project last month but decided I really didn’t like how it looked. (Raise your hand if have several unfinished projects laying in your craft room that you weren’t feeling it or it wasn’t going the way you envisioned it?) I wanted to take the Post Box Diecut in a different direction than what it was originally made for and this is what I came up with.

I started by measuring and cutting a piece of Mat Board to only cover the box part and a tiny part of the flap of the Post Box Diecut. I applied a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the mat board, placed patterned cardstock on top of the adhesive sheet along with the diecut and run through the Diecut Machine. The excess piece of mat board I did the same steps with the adhesive sheet and patterned cardstock but this time I place in the center of what is considered the bottom of the box (I rarely measure I’m a “eye baller”) and run through the diecut machine.

I cut the tiny part of the flap off.

Then I used a strong adhesive to glue both boxes together.

I adhered the smaller box to the lower half of the larger box.

I fussy cut some of the foliage and flowers out from a scrap of the patterned cardstock I used. I wrapped cording around both boxes and adhered a pre-made flower, bows made from cording and thread and the fussy cut images to the box.

Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the Inspiration and Educator Teams have created! You can find those posts HERE and HERE. Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Post Box Diecut

Mat Board

Adhesive Sheet

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter


Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Cording and Thread

Pre-made Flower

Patterned Cardstock

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Fall is in the Air House

Hi everyone! It is hard to believe that in about a week Autumn will officially be here. As many of you know I am not really a fan of cooler weather, leaves changing colors or pumpkin spice latte (I’m allergic to cinnamon) but today I am over on Eileen Hull’s blog sharing how I created this fun little Fall house. I love the colors and the texture…it is the first time using extra heavy gel…and how didn’t I know about this gel sooner??? ūüėģ Anyway you can find my blog post HERE.
Also I’ve included links to all of the supplies I used in this projects.

ColorBox: Cornucopia Chalk Paintbox-Red Barn, Pumpkin Spice, Harvest, Butter dark Brown, Mint, Dark Moss
ColorBox: Art Daubers
ColorBox: Mandala Art Screen
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: House Ornament Diecut 
Golden Artist Colors: Extra Heavy Gel (Matte)
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Crinoline Fabric
Glass Tray
Chipboard Flower

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Easy Fresh Eggs Wooden Sign

Hi everyone! I am back today with a super easy project I created for Momenta! I have longed for one of those Farm¬†house¬†signs that is popular but I sure didn’t want to pay $30 or more. Plus I needed it to fit into an odd space above my stove hood in my kitchen.

I had my dad cut a piece of scrap wood 8″x21 1/2″¬†and¬†I sanded over the board once it was cut to smooth the¬†edges. I started by painting one coat of¬†¬†White Stencil Paint¬†and once dry I decided it¬†definitely needed another coat of paint since it has a “streaky” look. In total I applied three coats of paint before I was satisfied.¬†
I used the¬†Black Alphabet Stickers¬†for the lettering of the sign. I picked out “FRESH EGGS’ verbiage and all I had to do was make sure I placed the letters in a¬†straight line.
¬†Once the¬†letters were lined up I removed the backing one letter at a time and stuck to the sign. It couldn’t have been any easier. Easy Peasy! If you aren’t following Momenta you can find them on these following social media sites!



Paint Brush
Wooden Sign
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Spring Flowers Medallion

Hi everyone! I’m back today to share my project I created for Momenta! I wanted to create something floral that I could display on my¬†fireplace¬†mantel with all of my other knick knacks and since I had never created a large medallion I thought the¬†Peony Paper Pad¬†would be perfect for this project.

¬†I started by cutting out six ¬†medallion”panels” from the¬†Large Medallion 3D Diecut. But before running them through the¬†Diecut Machine¬†I applied¬†Adhesive Sheets¬†to the¬†Chipboard¬†¬†before laying the floral cardstock on top¬†of the chipboard.

I adhered each section to the end of each medallion “panel”.

Then I glued the ends together to create a circle.

Then the worse thing happened when I pushed it down to create the medallion the paper ripped and no it wasn’t a small rip it was big. ūüėě I tried to fix it with a hot glue gun and it wouldn’t hold so I used my trusty bottle of¬†Zip Dry Adhesive¬†and it held the¬†center together. I was very determined to make this project work no matter what. A side note the next one I make I will add two more panels for a total of eight instead of six.

I decided to add two big banners to cover the rip of the medallion. I picked the cardstock for the banners from the¬†Metallic Ink Paper Pad. I cut a “v” in the end of both banners before adhering on top of the medallion.
From my own personal doily stash I adhered a 5 1/2″ mint green doily on top of the banners. The second doily is from the¬†4″ Watercolor Doily¬†which I glued off center of the other the larger doily.
I picked a floral cardstock from the Peony Paper Pad and fussy cut several of the flowers and leaves out and then adhered to the doilies. I also added a cording bow under the lower collection of flowers on the medallion.
Now it is ready for the mantel along with all my other spring decorations. ¬†Need more¬†inspiration? You can find Momenta’s blog HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
6″ Mint Green Doily
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
SIzzix/Brenda Walton: Large Medallion 3D Diecut

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Pretty Posies Trinket Box

Hi everyone! I’m back with the full reveal of one of my projects from Eileen Hull’s newest diecut collection! This diecut is called the Trinket Box Diecut and this project along with the other Inspiration Teams projects were shown at Creativation! So exciting!

I cut two sides of each for the bottom and top parts and a top and bottom from Matboard. I also inked the outside edges of the lid and bottom. I used the Authentique Imagine Paper Collection to cover the inside and outside of my trinket box. I added the clasp to the lid and bottom. 
And the hinges I had in my stash. I measured, punched holes and added those instead of the hinge diecuts that you can cut from the diecut. 
I added the “feet” to the bottom of the box and corner protectors to the corners of the lid. I¬†adhered Pom Pom trim around the top and bottom of the box.
Inside the box I adhered patterned cardstock and added trim around the edges of the lid and bottom of the box.
I adhered an assortment of patterned cardstock, vellum and lace to the top of the box. I added a paper doily from my stash.

The leaves and flowers are from the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecut and are cut from crinoline fabric. I inked the flowers with Sunshine Blends Ink and the leaves are inked with the Frog and Leaf Blends Inks. I also added store flowers from my stash and twine to finish off the lid. As always if you have questions about this projects please let me know.

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

ClearSnap: Autumn Hoop Wreath

Hi everyone and happy first day of October! I want to share an Autumn Hoop that I created for ClearSnap. I started by spritzing Log Cabin Smooch Spritz into a plastic bowl and adding a small amount of water to create a stain. I saturated a fabric scrap and wipe down the wooden hoop until the desired color was achieved. I put the hoop a side and let dry.

I cut from white cardstock nine leaves from the Millinery Leaves Diecuts. I inked up a glass tray with the following inks: Eileen Hull ColorBox Blends: Nutmeg, Sunshine, Golden, Frog and Melon and ColorBox Premium Dye Coral Ink and added water to  the inks. I placed the leaves in the inks mixture until all were covered. Once dry I placed each leaf in the Textured Impressions embossing folder and run through the diecut machine. Next I lightly ink the veins of each of the leaves with the ColorBox Petal Point Fluid Soft Pastel Chalk Ink Pad. 

I inked the glass tray with Eileen Hull ColorBox Blends: Nutmeg Ink and add water and loaded a paint brush with watered down ink and splatter each leaf. Once dry I shaped with a stylus and my hand.

I cut from white cardstock several Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Heart and Soul Flowers Diecuts and inked a glass tray with Eileen Hull ColorBox Blends: Sunshine and Golden Inks, added water and laid each flower in the ink, remove and let dry.
Next I shaped the flowers with stylus and adhered together. I layered buttons and a sequin in the center of each flower and adhered. I glued the larger of the two flowers to the top center of the wooden hoop.

I added a layered mix of the other smaller flower, leaves, twigs and Fall Berry Sprays around the top of the hoop. I finished by adhering several loops of cording to the arrangement.

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Autumn is in the Air Candle Holder

Hi everyone! I’m back and I wanted to share a quick Fall home decor project I created for ClearSnap.¬†

You can use any size jar for this project. First I adhered Jute Cording around the jar three times.

Underneath the jute I applied Antique Mod Podge with a sponge brush and add Sprinkle! Chunky Glitter onto the Mod Podge area of the jar. Shake off excess and let dry.

Apply mini gems around the top of the jute cording.

Cut two medium flowers and three small flowers from Crinoline fabric with the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts. Lightly ink two art daubers with Red Barn and Carney Inks and apply to the center of each flower. 

Once dry add a drop of adhesive to the center of each flower. Lay each flower on top of each other and pinch the center of all the flowers and shape.

I cut one Leaf out of Watercolor Paper from the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecut. Ink art dauber with Carney Ink and apply over the leaf diecut and shape leaf.

Apply Top Boss Embossing pad to the edges of the leaf. Sprinkle Copper Embossing Powder over the embossed area of the leaf and set embossing powder with heat tool. 

I completed the same steps as above with each of the following embossing powders: Gold Sparkle and Opalescent Embossing Powders.

Loop two hemp cordings and tie off along with a couple of messy loops of yellow and peach thread. Adhere to the back of the flower along with the leaf and glue to jar. 

Add lace and pearl sprays behind the flower and to finish off all you need is a battery operated candle.

This project would be prefect for an Autumn wedding too. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Fall/Autumn 
Crafter’s Castle Challenge: #8

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