Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Sparkle & Shine with Eileen Hull – 2023 Desk Calendar

Hello Eileen Hull fans! This month the theme has been "Sparkle & Shine" and it's my turn to share. We've also been partnering with Sizzix to create with their new Surfacez Cork Roll. I combined the two into one project. I really like how the "shine" contrasts with the cork.

Lisa Hoel for Eileen Hull - Sparkle & Shine with Sizzix! 2023 desk calendar.  #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #EileenHull  #eileenhulldesigns  #sizzix #mymakingstory #TeamEileen #mysizzixstory

I used Eileen's Display Stand Die to cut the base for the calendar. Eileen has also designed a calendar that fits perfectly onto this stand and you can purchase the printable in her etsy shop. Let's take a look at how I put it all together.

1) First I printed the calendar pages out onto cardstock and cut them out. (Eileen has cutting instructions included on the file.)

2) To make them into a pad, stack them up and back with a piece of thin chipboard also cut to 4" x 3".

Clip the bundle together so the top edges are compressed together tightly and spread a thin layer of PVC glue all along the top. Let it dry while clipped together. Eileen recently did a Live where she goes over making a Display Stand calendar including how to make this pages pad. You can watch that here.

3) Time for the stand part! I covered a sheet of Mat Board with double sided adhesive sheets and then covered that with a piece of Cork Roll.

The Display Stand is a one pass cut! All you need to make the stand gets cut out at the same time.

4) I wanted to add shiny foil accents over the cork. Sizzix 3-D Adhesive is a medium great for spreading through a stencil. Once it drys, it remains tacky so you can use it to apply Foil, metallic flakes and other things.

5) Applying the foil is easy. I just laid it over the dried tacky adhesive and rubbed.

Oops, once I folded up the stand, I realized I had added the foil to the bottom instead of the part that would face up and show. No problem, I just unfolded the stand and added some more to the part I missed.

6) The flower was cut using the smaller petal sections from the Sunflower Die. (It's not just for sunflowers!) I used the shaping tool to give dimension to the petals.

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 die - Display Stand Die #664346, retired
Eileen Hull die - Sunflower ( Sizzix, SB )

Sizzix Surfacez Cork Roll
Sizzix Deco Foil Sheets - Rose Gold
Sizzix Mat Board
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Distress Spray Stain - Saltwater Taffy
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Code

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  1. Love the gold foil on the cork,,,need to get that adhesive! Leslie Miller


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