Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Christmas in July & New Chapter 3 Sizzix Dies from Eileen Hull

Did you catch the Release Party & Blog Hop at the start of the month for Eileen Hull's brand new Sizzix dies? We had a fun time (watch the replay) and the Blog Hop was packed full of inspiring makes from the Teams! Eileen has three new dies in her Chapter 3 release:

You can find the tutorial for my first project, a 4th of July table decoration, HERE. The second project I made for the Hop is a Holiday treat holder made from the Ornament Box Die and Wreath & Snowflake Die Set.

Lisa Hoel for Eileen Hull - Sizzix Chapter 3 dies have been released! Christmas in July Ornament Box Die treat holder  #eileenhull #eileenhulldesigns #eileenhullsizzix #ehinspirationteam #eheducators #Sizzix #mymakingstory #diecutting

These festive little boxes go together quickly and would make great party favors or place card holders for your Christmas table. You can also use the ornament sides for… ornaments! (and not make it into a box) I used the die to cut felt circles and stitched up this ornament for my Christmas tree:

Lisa Hoel for Eileen Hull - Sizzix Chapter 3 dies have been released! Christmas in July Ornament Box Die stitched felt tree ornament  #eileenhull #eileenhulldesigns #eileenhullsizzix #ehinspirationteam #eheducators #Sizzix #mymakingstory #diecutting

I have a short tutorial for you about assembling it as a treat box. Super easy peasy – take a look:

Step 1 – I cut out all the parts I needed first. Before cutting the shapes, I covered the Sizzix Mat Board with silver Rinea Foil Paper so the inside would have some bling. I also cut two snowflakes out of heavy cardstock to glue on the fronts. The elements in the Wreath & Snowflake Set are sized to fit perfectly on the Ornament!

Step 2 – I glued on the snowflakes (the fine tipped bottle of Matte Collage Medium is perfect for such tasks.) I used a palette knife to swipe on Crackle Texture Paste in the areas around the snowflakes.

Once the paste was dry (and crackled!) I spritzed them with Tumbled Glass and Pewter Distress Spray Stains along with some water. The color settled in the crackle and around the edges of the snowflakes. So pretty!

Step 3 – For assembly, I like to use a strong liquid glue so I have a bit of play time to adjust the position of the tabs. Red line tape is strong and works well too. Glue gun glue is bulky in the seams so I usually stay away from that. Anyway, if using liquid glue, clip the tabs with clothespins for a bit while the glue sets.

One more side to glue!

So that's it! Easy as pie and you could make a whole bunch of these fairly rapidly.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to keep an eye on Eileen's blog for more new die inspiration from the Educator and Inspiration Teams.

Supplies used:

Eileen Hull Sizzix 
Ornament Box Die Sizzix / SB )
Wreath & Snowflake Set  Sizzix / SB )

Ranger Mica Spray - pearl
Ranger Texture Paste - Crackle
Distress Collage Medium in fine tip bottle
Distress Spray Stain - Tumbled Glass, Pewter
Stickles - Rock Candy

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