Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tidbits Journal

Hi everyone! I wanted to share my latest journal I created using Eileen Hull's newest Journal Diecut! I absolutely LOVE this diecut! You can create a planner, mini scrapbook or in my case a glue book to keep my leftover tidbits in. 😊


I cut the cover from Leather Paper and put together according to the directions on the packaging.


I adhered patterned cardstock, doilies and lace to the cover. The Tim Holtz Paper doll I added a set of printable butterfly wings that I had leftover from another project and I inked a Bookplate Diecut with Beach ColorBox Blends, added a printed "tidbits" sentiment and Dew Drops to finish the cover.



I added eyelets to dress up the holes before running elastic trim through to hold store bought notebooks.


I sewed a button to the cover and used cording for the closure. Also as you can see I tried my hand at using a hand held sewing machine to add "sloppy" stitching to the cover. I was going to do more stitching but the sewing machine messed up. 😒


I added four notebooks that I had purchased to the journal and now it is ready for the leftover scraps that I seem to accumulate.


Be sure to hop over to Eileen Hull's blog for more journal inspiration from the team! You can find those posts HERE and HERE.


Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:


As always if you have any questions please let me know!


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Doily Dori

Hi everyone! I am here to share a journal I created for Creativation/CHA for Eileen Hull's booth this past January. I am really pumped over this Journal Diecut which will be coming to stores sometime in May.  


For this journal I cut the cover from felt and adhered together with Fabri-Tac adhesive. This is a great glue to use since it "grabs" and dries quickly.

On the cover I adhered a doily from my stash and a couple of felt flowers that I cut from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts and added a Dew Drop to the center of the flower.


I strung 3 MM elastic through the holes and tied off.


I cut down a couple of notebooks that I had picked up at the Target Dollar Spot so they would fit in the journal. 


See how easy peasy this was to create! Now I can either use it as a planner or as an art journal. 😀


Be sure to hop by Eileen Hull's blog to see what the Inspiration Team has created! You can find the latest journal creations HERE. If you have any question about this journal please let me know.
Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge # 276-277


Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoying! 


Monday, April 3, 2017

Quilt Queen Shadowbox

Hi everyone! I am super excited to share that my little shadow box is featured over on Canvas Corp blog today! As you know I love creating with diecuts but they can a little expensive if not on sale or if you are lucky enough to find them on clearance. When I do purchase them I always try to think of other possible uses besides the obvious use the diecut is intended for and this is the case with the House Gift Card Holder Diecut. I had purchased these cute printables from Lisa's Altered Art on Etsy and I had wanted to use an image or two in some type of shadow box. Then I had the bright idea that I could use the House Gift Card Holder and the Make it 3D diecuts to make my own shadow box. For instructions and photos you can find the post HERE



Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Eileen Hull's House Gift Card Holder One Diecut Many Ideas!

Hi everyone! I am here to share a few past projects using the House Gift Card Diecut Item #657378 by Eileen Hull. This weekend a select group of Eileen's diecuts are on sale up to 80% off retail price!



The projects I created below shows how versatile this House Gift Card diecut is and the best part only $12! If you are wanting to snag this diecut hop on over to Sizzix because it is retiring and once gone it's gone. You can find the Sizzix sale HERE. Eileen is doing an informal blog hop and to see how each team member has used their favorite dies click on each team members name below. Also if you have a favorite project that you have created using one of Eileen's diecuts you can link your project up HERE and you could win a prize too. Be sure to link up your project before April 7th.

Also click on the links to each House diecut project to see how each were created!
Creepy Haunted House Album was so fun to create! I cut several pages from various cardstock, book pages, etc and added all sorts of spooky embellishments. I also did a mini flip thru video to show how the inside turned out.


Welcome Baby house was created for a baby shower that I was invited to. I also used the Box, Square Diecut item # 658058 to create the walls of the house.


Beach Front House is, of course, and actual gift card holder and I used a metal clasp to keep the door closed.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Pencil Pocket

Hi everyone! I am back with yet another project from Eileen Hull's newest Heartfelt Diecut Collection. This time I decided to create a pencil pocket with the Journal Diecut and the best part of this is there is no sewing involved whatsoever. 😀


I started by cutting two Journal Diecut Covers from Canvas.


I pinned one side of the pocket cover down past the holes to create a flap.


I ran a line of 3 in 1 adhesive around the edge of the pocket that has the flap and then lined up and placed on top of the other and firmly pressed down to make sure the adhesive stuck together.


I added Pom Pom trim around the outer edge of the pocket.


On the back side of the pocket I added a decorative trim to cover the little holes. 😊


On the front of the pocket I adhered a large piece of lace over the top of the folded side.


Last but not lease I added three sets of velcro dots to the pocket. Now I have a stylish pencil carrier to hold all my goodies. You can see what the Eileen's Inspiration Team has created with these diecuts HERE and HERE. Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoying!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Eileen Hull: Journal Envelope Pocket

Hi there! I am back for the third day in a row with another project I created for Eileen Hull's booth at CHA/Creativation. This journal pocket I created for my foam-dori using the House/Pocket Stitchlits Diecuts


I cut four house/pocket diecuts from felt and "stacked" each diecuts end up on end (line up the holes) before stitching together because if you don't it will make it hard to stitch all four pieces of felt together. I stitched the sides together to create pockets and the flaps I stitched individually.  I used cross stitch thread and did a back stitch on all edges. You can Google or Bing back stitching if you are unsure how to do this stitch.


The bottom flaps I used Fabri-Tac to adhere it to the pocket and the top flaps I added a velcro dot to keep each pocket closed.


I also cut a couple of felt flowers diecuts from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Collection and adhered to the flaps of the pocket journal. Now there is a place to hold stickers and washi tape samples in the foam-dori journal. Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull's BLOG for the latest from her Inspiration Team and as always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Foam-dori Journal

Hi there! I am back again with yet another project that I created for Eileen Hull's booth at CHA/Creativation.  This diecut I am very excited about its release since it can be used to make planners or dori's as they are called. 
I used the Journal Diecut to cut the front and back of the journal from foam. I adhered the front and back together at the spine.


I used Fabri-Tac to adhered lace to the outside of the spine and inside. I also added Ric Rac and Pom Pom trim to dress up the outside of the dori.


I dressed up the inside of the dori with large Ric Rac and a lace pocket to hold notes, receipts or stickers.
I threaded elastic cording through the holes twice and tied off. This will hold four notebooks and in the center I threaded more elastic cording through the spine and tied off. This will keep this dori closed.


As you can see these journals are very easy to put together and they can be used for anything. Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull's BLOG and see what the other team members have been up to.If you have any questions please let me know!


Thanks for stopping by, hop your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!