Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Eileen Hull – New Heartfelt Collection Birthday Card



Hello! Eileen's new collection, Heartfelt, is soon to be in stores and all this month the Inspiration Team is sharing projects using it!

This is my last CHA project to share, I made a birthday card featuring Stitchlits dies old and new.


I'm not sure where all my step by step photos disappeared off to but it's pretty simple. The background is heavy cardstock that I embossed and then covered with a layer of Glue 'n Seal. Then I blended Distress Crayons over it to make a colorful base for all the stitched elements and butterflies. Stitchlits dies make it super easy to add stitching to your projects. The dies cut the holes and you just add the floss! I also added some stitched details to the butterflies.

Thanks for stopping by and a little birdie just told me that Sizzix is going to have a huge sale this weekend on Eileen's dies. Wow! It would be a great chance to stock up! Better check it out. ;-)



The supplies I used for this project can be found at Sizzix or Simon Says Stamp. Follow the links below and a shopping you may go!


Sunday, March 26, 2017

GRAND OPENING Of Topflight Stamps!!!

and a blog hop to celebrate it!



It's Topflight Stamps, LLC Grand Opening!!! They can't wait to share with you their fun and different art stamps from all around the world. What makes them different? You can shop for hard to find, international stamps all in one place. And, they offer free shipping for US addresses for orders over $50!!

They also have an amazing Grand Opening Special Discount - 20% off ALL orders - use code TFS-GO20, offer good March 27 through March 31.

Today they are having an AWESOME blog hop (read through the end of this post for details) with some of the best paper crafters in the industry. We are each featuring some of our favorite stamps, many you probably have not seen before. Be sure to comment on this blog and all the blogs on the hop to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE a $50 store credit!!!  PLUS  - each of the designers in this blog hop are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one of the commenters on their post. I will announce my winner here on Monday, April 3.  The $50 Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Topflight Stamps Blog on the same day. Good luck!!

I’m sharing a project I made with the Under the Sea and Beside the Beach sets by Couture Creations.




I used the Karen Burniston Rectangle Accordion Die for the card base. Her dies always have a fun foldout or pop-up element to them. A surprise unfolds when you open this one:



I used lots of stencils and the gorgeous Couture Creations stamps to create the beach/underwater theme to the card. Everything came together and layered beautifully!

Now, be sure to check out all these blogs and comment for your chance to win the grand prize!! Thanks for stopping by. =)

Lisa Hoel - You are here


Most of the supplies I used for this project can be found at Sizzix or Simon Says Stamp.
Follow the links below and a shopping you may go!

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Eileen Hull – New Heartfelt Collection Steampunk Mini Album



Hello! Eileen's new collection, Heartfelt, is soon to be in stores and all this month the Inspiration Team is sharing projects using it! This week I'm sharing a steampunk mini album I made using the 5x5 inch Mini Album Die that is being re-released with this collection. There are lots of photos so hang in there!


Lots of fun doo-dads on the spine!

And on the inside…


The inside front cover has a "wooden" panel (Distress Woodgrain Cardstock!) featuring one of my favorite Stampendous stamps, Bird Gears.


I created a center "pocket page" as a place to tuck in tags and ephemera. (instructions to follow…)


Tutorial time!! First I adhered patterned paper to scoreboard and cut out the covers.


The Mini Album Die is a movers & shapers die so there is a recessed area where you can place the various magnetic movers & shapers dies to cut parts out of the cover. I used the largest circle from the Tim Holtz Circles Set to cut an opening right out of the middle of the front cover.


The Woodgrain cardstock panel forms the backing for the circle inset. The textured side faced inward and I stuck a piece of foil sheet onto the reverse side of the cardstock.


I used alcohol ink on the foil to add texture and interest. This is the part that shows under the big gear in the cover inset.

Spine mechanism that the pages got glued to.

For the spine, I cut ten 1.5 in x 5 in strips of brown cardstock. I folded each in half and then glued five together to the make the fan shaped parts shown above. (These are the flaps the pages were glued to.)

Pages attached to the fan assemblies.

The maximum spine width of this album die is 1 1/8 in so I was able to glue in both of my fan assemblies with the two inner base halves overlapping in the spine area. This left a nice area in the middle where I could bind in some "extras".


Here's the flattened center pocket. I decorated it with stenciling and stamping.


After folding it and and gluing the side tabs, I stapled it in the center fold. I used black elastic cord to tie around the album and hold the pocket in place.



I also threaded a piece of elastic cord through one side of a mini cabinet card and tied that into the binding as well.


Thanks for stopping by for a visit! Please be sure to head on over to Eileen's Blog and see all the wonderful projects the Team is sharing. There is a lot of inspiration to be had! ;-) Each week there will be a new batch to see.

I'm also entering this into the March SanDee &Amelie's Steampunk Challenge.





The supplies I used for this project can be found at Sizzix or Simon Says Stamp. Follow the links below and a shopping you may go!