Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Eileen Hull Sizzix - Chapter 1 - 2022 Release Blog Hop

Today I'm participating in Eileen Hull's Sizzix Chapter 1 Dies 2022 blog hop.  They have just released the Book Box Bigz die that I'm using in this post, along with the Phone Stand Bigz Die, the Snail Mail Thinlit die (that coordinates with her Snail Mail Everyday Sentiments Stamp Set by Maker Forte) and her Vintage Buttons 3D embossing folder

The blog hop starts at Eileen's blog.

Today, I'm sharing my project using her Book Box Bigz Die.

I have several photos of the finished project followed by many photos of how I put this together.

The beautiful paper I covered the box with is from American Crafts sold as single sheets at Michaels.

I die cut the binding out of Gunmetal Cowhide Genuine Leather from Sizzix. (no longer available)

The back of the box.

The stamping inside the cover is from Eileen's Wonderful World of Flowers stamp set by Maker Forte which I white embossed.

How to:
I die cut the pieces twice using the Book Box Bigz die.  You need two of each of the pieces accept for the binding piece shown on the right.
I folded the tabs on each of the box sides pieces and adhered them using ScorTape on the end tabs to create the box frame.
Be sure the tabs are lined up evenly and that the frame created is 'squared'.
I folded the binding piece on the score lines just enough to make it curve.  I added ScorTape to the inside edges
I laid the back cover over the binding piece that had the ScorTape on it.
I wanted to create a closure for the box using Idea-ology Linen Ribbon.  I cut a piece of the ribbon 28" long.  I laid a piece of ScorTape across the middle of the inside back cover.
(no tape on the binding piece)

I applied ScorTape to the tabs on the box piece and laid it over the back book cover, leaving equal space on top and bottom and lining up the left edge along the edge of the back cover - which leaves a little space on the right side of the back cover.

I laid the loose end of the ribbon straight across the binding and put ScorTape over the last edge of the binding so the tape holds the ribbon in place when you attach the front cover.
I adhered the patterned paper to the die cut  cover using Ultra Bond Adhesive
Tucking the cover under the loose ribbon and pushing it right up to the edge of the binding.

I did the same with the back cover - adding the piece of patterned paper.

I die cut another binding piece out of this cool Metallic Gunmetal Cowhide from Sizzix.  As can often happen - there were a few cut throughs on the scores in the leather, so I used a really strong glue to adhere the leather binding to the matboard binding (Beacon 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue).  I held the ends on with clips and let dry overnight, checking the binding every so often and pressing it down with my finger if it was lifting anywhere.

To finish off the box, I cut and adhered the patterned paper to inside cover, and the sides of the box.
And here it is with the tie closure in a bow.
A beautiful gift box or storage box!

The blog hop starts at Eileen's blog

There's a giveaway too! If you leave a comment for each of the designers in the Release Party Hop, or during the Facebook Live or YouTube video, you will be eligible to win one of the newly released products! Tell us what your favorite new product is and what you plan to do with it! Thanks for hopping with us!

Stamps:  Wonderful World of Flowers - Eileen Hull/Maker Forte.
Paper:  white matboard, DP American Crafts (Michaels).
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Book Box Bigz Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Genuine Leather Metallic Gunmetal Cowhide - Sizzix, white embossing powder, heat tool, Linen Ribbon - Idea-ology, Beacon 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue (under leather binding), Ultrabond Adhesive - iCraft (to adhere papers to box), ScorTape (on tabs putting box together)


eileen hull said...

Julia, the paper you used for the box is soooo pretty and the leather binding really sets it off. Love your cards too! Thanks for sending them- can't wait to show everyone on the live!

AuntieGT said...

I love your box book, it is so elegant, what a lovely gift this would make… x

AuntieGT said...

I love your box book, it is so elegant, what a lovely gift this would make… Jane Robson x

Mac Mable said...

What a gorgeous box book and loving the pretty paper and the gunmetal edge x.

jennifer cox said...

I love this! Beautiful design

Laura Szablewski said...

It's lovely, Julia!

Sandy Spielberger said...

Like the leather binding and the way you attached the closure.

Linda Zombori said...

Very pretty Julia❣️❣️❣️

Maggi said...

Gorgeous box Julia, love the roses paper!

Christine Alexander said...

that's such a great gift box, love the DP you used.

Stamped Impressions said...
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Stamped Impressions said...

Thanks for sharing how you put the linen ribbon on! Your box looks fabulous!

Karen said...

Great tutorial Julia, loved all your projects so great to see them live in the video!

sharon g said...

The gun metal leather is my favorite part! This looks just great.

sharon g said...

I forgot to say that I would like to make an album with the leather. With photos of our grandkids and daughter

Chris said...

I love your project, so pretty!

Chris said...

Love all of your projects!

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant, Julia! What beautiful paper and you've used it perfectly! Wow!

Sue D said...

This is beautiful. I would like to create this for special keepsakes.

Lea said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for the tutorial. Definitely making this following your step outs