Wednesday, January 30, 2019

NEW! Stacking Drawer Die from Eileen Hull

Hello! Did you see all the fun that happened at Creativation 2019? I was so happy to be able to go this year and it was an exciting time for sure! Lots to see and do. Of course when I came home my son infected the whole family with evil germs and we were all sick for a week. We're finally coming out of it and I'm trying to get caught up! First off it is now time to share my projects made with Eileen Hull's NEW SIZZIX DIES! You are going to love them! (Also, another new die that will come out in April is the Notebook die, which also fits neatly inside of the Treasure Box.)

I'm sharing today the show project I made with the Stacking Drawer Die. The die will cut the parts for one drawer and you can then make as many as you want and stack them in whatever way you want. Handily, they can fit inside of the Treasure Box.

Stamping & stenciling on the sides and drawer fronts.

Insides of the drawers are decorated!

LOTS of Distress Oxide Ink colors used on this!

Back of case.

How to:

Step 1 – I did all the inking, stamping and embossing on the drawers while they were still flat. They were cut out of matboard scraps so one side was mermaid pink and the other was white. First I added some white Fresco paint with a brayer to the pink sides to tone it down and give it some visual texture.

The drawers are made to fit very snugly in the sleeves so if you want a looser fit, now is a good stage to carefully cut a sliver of board off of the top edge of the drawer strip with a sharp craft knife.

I painted the insides of the drawers blue and then stenciled and embossed on top. I tried to keep any embossing away from the edges that had tabs to be glued so there wouldn't be the bulk of embossing powder in the seams.

When assembling the drawers, glue the sides together first (top left corner above) and then glue the bottom inside (top right corner above). If you glue the drawer bottom underneath the drawer tabs, it will be too tall and for sure won't fit in the drawer sleeve.

Step 2 – Assemble the sleeves (forgot to take a photo of this part, oops! It's easy though, just a diecut strip that folds up and glues on one side to make an enclosure for the drawer to fit into. I stacked and glued three of them together. I also turned my drawers 'backwards' because I was adding knobs and didn't want the pull out notches to show. It is up to you how to position them.

Step 3 – Because I didn't have the Treasure Box die in hand at the time and had already used the box cut that Eileen sent me for another project, I had to make my own 'enclosure' for the stack of drawers. Otherwise it would have been easy to use the bottom of the Treasure Box, cutting it flush to the depth of my stack, to house the drawers. But it wasn't difficult to hand cut the pieces I needed.

I inked them up with Distress Oxide inks and used Blending Brushes to stencil on the mermaid. I figured out where the design would overlap onto adjoining panels and inked accordingly. I embellished the stamping and stenciling with some gel pen line work too.

Thanks for stopping by! Check out Eileen's blog posts for this month. The other Inspiration Team members are sharing their projects and tutorials featuring Eileen's brand new dies! If you are not already a member, join the Facebook Eileen Hull Fan Club group. It is a warm, supportive group with lots of inspiration and sharing going on. You'll just have to answer a few simple questions when asking to join (to keep out spammers) and then you'll be added. ;-)

Eileen Hull Sizzix
Stacking Drawer ( Sizzix / SB )

Stencil Girl stencil - S001 (fish)
TCW stencil - Mini Cell Theory
TCW stencil - Mermaid Dreams
Tim Holtz Stamps - Sea Life
Ranger Archival Ink - Watering Can, Cobalt, Plum
Distress Oxide Inks - lots & lots of them ;-)
Sizzix mat board
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Hardware
Emerald Creek Baked Texture embossing powder - Dirty Sand, Dragons Egg
Emerald Creek Gemstones - Pyrite
Prima Opal Magic paint - Violet Gold
Distress Paint - Spun Sugar
Paper Artsy Fresco Paint - Snowflake, Smurf
mini shells
foil tape
AJVD - Mermaid Bubbles
Emboss-It Dabber
Distress Blending Brushes
Glossy Accents
Sakura Souffle Pens
gel pens

Sizzix and 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. I adore this! Great job Lisa, as always... Oh creative goddess! Roxie Scozzafava

  2. Love this project! Lisa, you always do such beautiful, neat work. Thank you for your tutorial and inspiration! Hugs!


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