Monday, December 20, 2021

Comfort & Joy in the Eileen Hull Fan Club


We have a special event going on right now in the Eileen Hull Fan Club! Eileen kicked off the Comfort & Joy event off with a Facebook Live in the group. She covered how the event will work and what you can expect. This event is only for Fan Club members so all of the posts/videos/lives will take place within the group. If you miss a live show, you can always watch the replay. Are you a member of the Eileen Hull Fan Club? Join over 5,ooo other members to share ideas, inspiration, sources, challenges and make some fabulous friends – make sure to answer the questions!

Today is my turn to contribute to the event and I used Eileen's dies to help me jazz up some of my Christmas gift giving! First up, the House Ornament Die is perfect to make a little gift box for a pair of handmade earrings and then it can live on as a tree ornament:

Lisa Hoel for Eileen Hull - Comfort & Joy Event 2021, House Ornament Die #creativejuicefreshsqueezed  #comfortandjoy2021 #eileenhull #eileenhulldesigns #eileenhullsizzix #ehinspirationteam #eheducators #Sizzix #mymakingstory #diecutting

I embossed the mat board using Eileen's 3-D Sweater Embossing Folder:

Lisa Hoel for Eileen Hull - Comfort & Joy Event 2021, House Ornament Die #creativejuicefreshsqueezed  #comfortandjoy2021 #eileenhull #eileenhulldesigns #eileenhullsizzix #ehinspirationteam #eheducators #Sizzix #mymakingstory #diecutting

Lisa Hoel for Eileen Hull - Comfort & Joy Event 2021, House Ornament Die #creativejuicefreshsqueezed  #comfortandjoy2021 #eileenhull #eileenhulldesigns #eileenhullsizzix #ehinspirationteam #eheducators #Sizzix #mymakingstory #diecutting

Eileen's dies came in really handy for the teacher/bus driver/class aide gifts I had to have ready for gifting on the last day of school this past Friday. Quick and easy (but stylish) was the name of the game! I used a pad of patterned Christmas paper and the retired 
Flower Pocket Die to make some holders for cookie treats and gift cards.

Lisa Hoel for Eileen Hull - Comfort & Joy Event 2021, Flower Pocket Die #creativejuicefreshsqueezed  #comfortandjoy2021 #eileenhull #eileenhulldesigns #eileenhullsizzix #ehinspirationteam #eheducators #Sizzix #mymakingstory #diecutting

Here's some peeks at the constructions of these makes:

House Ornament:

First I sprayed some mat board with Distress sprays to color it. When dry, I cut two parts with the 
House Ornament Die. On one of the pieces, cut the bottom flap off. I embossed the sides after cutting so the embossing wouldn't be crushed (by embossing first and then running it through again to cut the shapes). I highlighted the embossed texture with a brush and grey Distress ink. After assembling I added the trees (cut using the Vintage Truck Die), deer and roof panels.

Flower Pockets:

I used dry adhesive (sheets or a Xyron machine are perfect) to quickly add the patterned paper to both sides of Sizzix mat board.

Then I cut the shapes. One pass is all you need for all your parts!

I used hot glue to attach the parts. Strong tape would work well too.

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

Supplies used:
Eileen Hull Sizzix 
Sweater, 3-D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  Sizzix / SB )
Vintage Truck Die Sizzix / SB )
Starlight Embossing Folder #660337 - retired
Wreath & Snowflake Die Set  Sizzix / SB )

Tim Holtz Sizzix
Darling Deer ( Sizzix / SB )

Sizzix Mat Board (Sizzix / SB )
Distress Inks
Distress Oxide & reg Spray Stains
acrylic paint

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  1. Love the knitted texture house Lisa and those flower pockets are perfect for cookies! Pretty soft colors too and a great way to use up all that paper we have :-)

  2. Both great ideas. I really do love the Flower Pocket Die.


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