Thursday, July 1, 2021

Eileen Hull Sizzix Chapter 3 Dies Blog Hop - 3D Ornament Die

 Today I'm joining in a Blog Hop with Eileen Hull's other Inspiration and Educator Team members showing off her new Chapter 3 dies.  The 3 dies are:  Truck Box Bigz Die (that goes perfectly with her recently released camper trailer!),  Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits dies and Box Ornament.



I used her 3D Box Ornament Bigz Die to create a Graduation Gift Box that I slipped a gift card into. 

A non-seasonal use for a seasonal die!  

I also used the star die from her new Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits die set on this project.
This gift box went together very quickly!
I die cut the ornament pieces out of Kraft Stock Metallic 3 paper from Tim Holtz.  It's about the weight of card stock - not as heavy as matboard.  
You may have to use a double layer of the paper when cutting the box sides piece, as the score line may cut through the first piece as the paper is thinner than matboard would be.  
You can, of course, use matboard and cover it with DP.
I silver embossed a beautiful Stars Texture Stamp from Motive Stamps on the front and back panels and silver embossed the sentiment (retired PTI) on a strip of white card layering it over the front panel.  I also adhered the crescent shape from the die along the top and bottom of the front as well as the stars.
The sentiment says:  Reach for the Stars and Achieve Your Dreams
Here's a view of the back.
I put a gift card in the box but you could put in a small gift, money (!) or candies as well.
One quick and easy photo of putting this lovely ornament box together.   Simply fold the middle piece along the score lines, put ScorTape along the tabs and press it onto the front and back panels!  
I did cut a tiny bit straight across the bottom of the ornament to prevent it from rolling.

There is a GIVEAWAY too! Leave a comment on each of the designers' blog posts and you will be entered to win one of the new dies! 

  Here's the list of the Team members participating:

Julia Aston  You are here!

Eileen is also hosting a FB live at 12 noon ET July 1st on FB Eileen Hull Designs to reveal her new dies and sample projects.  An additional die will be given to someone who attends and comments at the Release Party Facebook Live.

A busy day!   You can also view the video on her FB later if you miss it.



Graduation Gift Box
Stamps: Stars Texture Stamp - Motive Stamps Nellies Choice, Star Gazer Additions - PTI (retired)
Ink: Versamark.
Paper: Kraft Stock Metallic 3 Gold - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, white - PTI.
Accessories: 3D Box Ornament Bigz Die, Wreath and Snow Flake Thinlits dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Silver embossing powder, heat tool, ScorTape, white basket shred.

29 comments:

eileen hull said...

Julia, this is the perfect gift card container to celebrate the new graduate, a new job, changing careers, graduation or good job! The colors are so rich and elegant and it feels pretty sturdy even though it is cut from paper. Good idea to stabilize it by cutting part of the circle so it sits flat!

Crafty Mum of 3 said...

Oooh, I like this! That sumptuous gold makes this project look almost art deco. Thanks for sharing, Sharon B

karen adams said...

Love it! Great idea!

Rosemary said...

Love this. So elegant and stunning.

Tammy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Who wouldn't want to receive this gift!!!

Linda Zombori said...

Absolutely lovely Julia! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents…

Self Images said...

Cute project and a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Jillymo said...

Fabulous Julia, a really stunning & original gift project. Love it, thanks for that! Jill x

Chasn Paper said...

Excellent idea for the ornament die! This die can be used for so many different things!

Judy M said...

I love all of the new designs. Can't wait for more

Christine Alexander said...

The new 3D dies look awesome :)

Denise Bryant said...

I love the ornament box! Really cute project for your graduation gift box, and it looks very fun to create!

Frances said...

Looks like a lovely die - so versatile

Gardenrose said...

So sweet and creative!

Karen Gartland said...

I love the metallics, just perfect and classy for christmas time

Alison lee said...

Love the simplicity of your colours

Bonnie said...

What a great way to gift a graduation present, Julia! Love the touches of gold!

LJMILLER said...

Love the gold but love love that dotted round stamp!!!

Dakota said...

THIS design is the reason I decided to buy this die! Love the idea!

Jenny Marples said...

I love this Julia! It reminds me of a bubble popped straight from a bottle of champagne and is the perfect way to make a celebratory gift so special x

Loll said...

Fabulous way to stretch the use of the ornament 3D die, Julia. Beautiful gradution box ... love the gold and silver. xx

KGBaird said...

I adore this ornament gift box! The silver embossing adds so much richness to it. Wonderful job!

ElizabethR said...

This is a fabulous idea and it's so elegant xxx

Glennis F said...

Awesome ideas

Denise Evans said...

This ornament box is beautiful! Love the gold texture! What a wonderful gift!!

Laurie said...

Sweet idea for a gift box for any occasion! Thank you!

Sue D said...

Beautiful gift box with the metallic paper.

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Festive and elegant take on this die - love it!

Laura Tree said...

Awesome, Julia! Golden and glitzy, it’s a perfect little celebration in itself.