Monday, July 6, 2020

Like Mittens in Winter - Eileen Hull's new Mitten Box Die!

Welcome to the hot summer to those living in the Northern Hemisphere!  To help us keep cool this month, Eileen Hull has just released two fun box dies for winter!   Mitten Box and Snowman Box.
Today I'm sharing my Mitten Box!
I die cut all of the pieces for the mitten box out of white matboard.  Then I die cut a second mitten out of matboard. I die cut two mittens and the box piece out of designer paper.  The second mitten has to be cut with designer paper turned to the other side so that the thumb is facing the same way as the first cut.   I glued the designer paper die cuts to the matboard die cuts. 
I die cut the hearts and zig zag piece out of white matboard.  Then I die cut the hearts again out of red Glitter Cardstock from Michaels and glued them to the matboard hearts.
Before adhering the pieces together, I sponged the insides of both mittens with Ranger Distress Faded Jeans onk.  Then I laid a knit/pearl stencil over the mitten and sponged again through the stencil using the same ink.

I folded the tabs on the box piece and adhered it to the inside bottom of the mittens using ScorTape.  I went over the white edges of the mitten and box with a blue Copic.

  I left the inside of the box white since I'd be filling it with a treat.

This fun winter treat box will hold about 6 Hershey Kisses depending on how high you pile them!  You could put the treats in a clear bag and place that in the mitten box.  That way you could include more goodies!
The mittens are 5" tall x 3 1/2" wide (to the thumb!)  the treat box measures 2" x 1 1/4".
I added clear flower sequins to the center of many of the snowflakes on the mittens for a little dimension and sparkle!
I had the perfect sentiment stamp for my Mitten Box! 
Stamped on a sentiment strip and adhered on the front mitten.
Every Wednesday for the month of July, both Eileen's Inspiration Team and Education Team will be posting creative boxes using both the Mitten Box and the Snowman Box - so please be sure to check out Eileen's blog!

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Stamps: Like Mittens in Winter - My Sentiments Exactly (red rubber wooden stamp)
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, North Wind 6x6 Paper Pad - Craft and You, red glitter card stock - Michaels.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Faded Jeans.
Accessories:  Mitten Box Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix.  Copic B37, Frosted Flower Sequins - Honey Bee Stamps, Tombow Glue, ScorTape, Knit/Pearl Stencil M206 - Stencil Girl, Sentiment Strip Die - MFT.

Friday, July 3, 2020

July CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Nativity

Happy Day Before the 4th to all those living in the USA!  
Today is also the day the July CAS Christmas Card Challenge has been posted!   Marcia is our talented hostess this month and she would like us to use a Nativity on our card.
I used the older Petite Places: Nativity Stamp and Die set from PTI for my stable, Holy Family and sentiment, as well as the Scene It: Bethlehem Die from PTI for the starry sky.  I die cut the stable out of metallic gold paper and gold embossed the Holy Family and the sentiment.   I layered a half circle of metallic gold paper behind the stars and set it inside the circle frame which is cut using one of the Stitched Square and Circles dies from Penny Black.
I gold embossed another sentiment on the inside of the card from the O Holy Night set from PTI.  
When everything on the front was in elegant gold - it didn't seem right to stamp with black ink on the inside!
So please check out this month's CAS Christmas Challenge - you will find lots of inspiration from the team as well as our creative July Guest Designer, Jane!
I, for one, am very happy to be getting a jump on my Christmas cards for this year!  
Please join us and you'll be ahead of the game as well! 
 Remember to keep it Clean and Simple (CAS) with lots of empty space showing!

Stamps:  Petite Places: Nativity Stamp Set, O Holy Night Stamp Set - Papertrey Ink.
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  white - PTI, Kraft Stock Metallic - Tim Holtz/Idea-olgy.
Accessories:  Scene It: Bethlemem Dies, Petite Places: Nativity Dies - PTI, Stitched Square and Circles Dies - Penny Black, Tombow Glue, Gold Embossing Powder - Ranger, heat tool.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Eileen Hull's Inspiration Teams New Dies Blog Hop - Box Snowman and Box Mitten

Today I'm participating in Eileen Hulls Blog hop -  her Inspiration and Education Teams are creating projects using her brand new Sizzix Dies that are being released in July -   Box Mitten and Box Snowman!  Both are just adorable and perfect for all those small winter gifts we will be giving soon!
And as you will see by the other Designers projects - they don't just have to be used as a box!

Today I've got a project using the Box Snowman.

I adhered Glitter Card stock to all of the die cut pieces which gives this cute box the feel of bright glittery snow!  My project measures 3" x 4" over all. The box itself is about 2" x 2 3/4".
I decorated the snowmen on both ends of the box and added hearts, which are part of the Box Mitten Die, to his hand and hat.  I also die cut blue 'snowflakes' using a flower die from Eileen's Journaling Cards: Flowers and Leaves Thinlit set.
Here are most of the pieces I cut out - from both mat board and Glitter Card Stock.  I didn't have any orange glitter card and so I cut it out of white glitter and colored it with an orange Copic!
Here is the box piece attached to a snowman on one end - then I attached the other side.

I put some blue basket shred into the box and then filled it with 8 Hershey Kisses
Thanks for coming to the Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop!
Check out the creative ways the Inspiration and Education Teams have used the Mitten and Snowman dies! We hope that you will be inspired too and share how you use the dies in the Eileen Hull Fan Club.
But wait- there’s more- the Release Party continues! You won’t want to miss the Facebook Live at Eileen Hull Designs at 12:00 noon Eastern time on Wednesday, July 1.  Join the chat and a random comment will win the Snowman die!
Please hop with us through all of the projects and leave comments on the designers' blogs. A lucky comment on a random blog will win the Mitten Box die!

Here's the list with links:

Paper:  white Matboard -  Sizzix, Glitter Cardstock - Michaels.
Acccessories:  Box Snowman Die, hearts from Box Mitten Die,  snowflake(flower) from Journaling Cards:Flowers and Leaves Thinlit Dies -  Eileen Hull/Sizzix, YR09 Copic, ScorTape Tombow Glue.