Tuesday, April 24, 2018

April Showers with Eileen Hull…

and I'm not talking about precipitation, I'm talking about parties! Eileen's dies are great for creating party decor. I imagined a shower with a 'tea time' theme and designed some table decorations and favors.

I found a vintage pitcher and creamer at the thrift store that I knew would be perfect for holding bouquets of paper flowers.

You never know what you'll find at the thrift store!

For the favor, I used Eileen's 3-D Tea Cup die to make a little treat holder:

These are super easy to assemble!

How to make the flowers:
First off, Eileen just did a Facebook Live last week detailing how to make paper flowers and the stems using her Twist & Style Tool. You can see that video HERE.

I always cut out a whole pile of various flower parts so I have lots of choices when mixing and matching. One of the materials I used this time was crinoline dyed with Distress Spray Stains. Crinoline accepts color very well and has a loose weave with good body which makes for an interesting layer in the flowers! I also cut some layers out of colored tulle for even more texture in my flowers.

Pile 'o parts!

Mix & match!
I stacked up my layers so they were ready to build and I could make sure I had a nice assortment of shapes and colors represented.

(Oops, I forgot to take a photo of this step when I was making the flowers for this project. The above photo is from a previous project, you can find it HERE. The process is the same.)

The flower stems are easy to create with the Twist & Style Tool. Cut an 18" length of wire, fold it gently in half, and poke the ends through your button. Fasten the ends into the end of the Tool with the clamp (you can also twist it around the hook end if you prefer). The button end goes over the center post in the suction clamp. Holding the wire taut, twist the tool and in moments you have a perfect flower stem. Thread the stem through your stack of flower parts and add some glue to the back to hold them all in place. I fluffed up the petal layers once the flower was assembled.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired. Head on over to Eileen's blog to see more shower projects from the Inspiration Team. Each week's post has been stuffed full of clever uses for Eileen's dies! For even more inspiration, join us in the Eileen Hull Fan Club group on Facebook. Just ask to join and after answering a few questions to make sure you are a real person and not some spammer you'll be in!

I am also entering this project into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Flower Power and the April Emerald Creek Dare.


Eileen Hull Sizzix -

Distress Spray Stains - Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberries, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Picket Fence, Wilted Violet
crinoline fabric
24 gauge wire

Sizzix & Simon Says Stamp 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 thanks you!)


  1. Your 'tea time' projects are beautiful Lisa, the flowers are gorgeous and I love that tea cup!! Anne xx

  2. seriously and absolutely love these flowers!!!

  3. So pretty and such a great tutorial! Thanks for all you do Lisa- you are awesome <3

  4. Adorable project! flowers are absolutely fantastic and I love the soft colors you used! Wonderful work. Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

  5. Gorgeous and adorable treat boxes. Love the flowers and colors, Lisa!


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