Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Eileen Hull Book Club Collection Birthday Card

Hello there! Eileen Hull's Book Club Collection has made its way into the stores now and there are endless possibilities when using it! It's not just for flowery projects. ;-) I made a masculine birthday card for my brother-in-law by layering interesting patterned papers and stamped cuts.

The grey paper stamped with a wood grain pattern is the page part from the Trinket Box die. I cut that  first and then used the Movers & Shapers Book Binding die to cut the notches in the edge. You need the Base Tray (what I have) or the Movers & Shapers Shuttle to use this die.

Base Tray and Book Binding die

Washi tape is easy to remove after cutting.

One cutting pad goes under the Base Tray. I positioned the die where I wanted it and used washi tape to make sure the paper didn't shift around. I placed another cutting pad over the top to complete the sandwich and ran it through my Big Shot. Easy!

One of the great things about the Book & Pages, Trinket Box, Frame Die is that it comes with the bonus Movers & Shapers oval die that you can insert into the opening of the frame part. However, if you are going to cut that shape without the oval die (or another M & S die) in the opening, your substrate can get stuck in there because there is nothing underneath to help push it out. If you own other Movers & Shapers base dies (Tim Holtz has designed several) you probably have one of these little magnetic foam blocks around:

Pop that into the opening when you cut and your paper/board should release easily. You can also use a stack of foam squares, foam core board or even a piece of kitchen sponge as well. Eileen just did a FaceBook Live today on how to use this die and tips on using the Movers & Shapers part. You can find the video HERE.

Keep your eyes on Eileen's blog this month. All month long the Inspiration Team will be showcasing projects made with the collection. There also might be some peeks of the new collection debuting at Creativations in a few weeks. Just saying' ! ;-)  Thanks for stopping by and happy New Years!

Dies Used: 
Eileen Hull - Book & Pages, Trinket Box, Frame (Sizzix
Eileen Hull - Book Binding (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull - Bookplate, Hinges & Label (Sizzix)
Tag & Bookplate (Sizzix, SSS)

Other supplies:
Sizzix Base Tray or Movers & Shapers Shuttle
Tim Holtz Tinsel Stencil
Tim Holtz Dapper Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Textile Surfaces
Tim Holtz Mini Fasteners
Paint - Paper Artsy Fresco Finish, Pumpkin Soup
Distress Ink - Ground Espresso, Black Soot
Archival Ink - Jet Black

Simon Says Stamp and Sizzix links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also says thanks!)


  1. Your card is amazing Lisa and I just love how you incorporated part of the trinket box into your design! Anne xx

  2. I adore this card! Such a creative use of all the different elements!

  3. Gorgeous! Love how you intermingled the pieces together, brilliant use of the dies and the textures and color hues are gorgeous!


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