Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Wrap Around Folio and Single Sheet Tag Book for Eileen Hull Designs (Tutorial)

Hello and welcome to more creativity with Eileen Hull's dies. Today I am sharing a new way to create with the Folio Die which also includes another single sheet tag book. 

I really love the chunkiness of the new Folio die and have been experimenting with different ways of cutting the outer covers and to date this is my favourite - a wrap around!

Cutting three spine pieces provides a means of adding three covers together hence the wrap around (hope that makes sense!).

The Folio opens up to reveal ....

... a central folio ...

... which holds a folder and notebook (made using the Notebook Die).

Along with a Tag Book made from a single sheet of 12 x 12 patterned cardstock.

I have used 49 Market Papers and Ephemera. I only discovered this brand recently and am very impressed with the quality and thickness of the cardstock and the beautiful co-ordinating papers.

I have used Eileen's new waterfall die to create this little showpiece on the inside cover.

Here is the video explaining how I have made the Folio.

And here is the video explaining how I made the single sheet Tag Book.

You should be able to pause the video where necessary to capture cutting and scoring instructions and where to fold and glue.

Thank you for joining me today and I really hope you enjoy these new ideas.

Jennie x

Eileen Hull Dies Used:

 Sizzix Scoreboards XL Folio Journal #664884
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Card, Waterfall and Tags #665154
Sizzix Bigz Notebook Die #663365

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Wood Effect Butterfly Box


I am over on the PaperArtsy blog tonight sharing a project for our Free To fly theme.
I have been having great fun using Raquel's Infusions wood effect technique to create this whimsical box using Eileen Hull's Trinket Box Die and a recycled tube and empty ribbon spool.

Do join me over there if you want to see more!

Jennie x

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

One Page Tag Book for Eileen Hull Designs (Chapter 2)

 Welcome to Eileen Hull's Chapter 2 Release Party! Today Eileen's teams are sharing Folio Journal accessory dies, the Waterfall, Tags and Book Binding dies (and the adorable Bigz Camper Van). There is no need to limit these dies for books, you can use them for so many different elements in different size journals, cards and layouts. 

I love creating little books from a single sheet of 12 x 12 paper, in fact it was what drew me to scrapbooking all those years ago. So what better way than to share Eileen's new tag dies than to make a small folded tag book which can stand alone or which you can add to a journal or notebook.

Check out all the different ways to use these dies on our Blog Hop. Click through and leave a comment on each of the designers' posts and be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate in Eileen's Etsy Shop. 

You can start the blog hop here:

Eileen Hull Designs
Julia Aston
Madeline Arendt
Jennie Atkinson
Karen Bearse
Susie Bentz
Sarah Lizzie Dodd
Sue Eldred
Maggi Harding
Lisa Hoel
Jenny Marples
Elizabeth Robinson
Tonya Trantham
Mitsyana Wright
Cheryl Waters

Join us on Facebook Live and YouTube Live for an up close and personal look at the team's projects ..... and their craft rooms! Eileen will also demo how to use the dies during the show. I really hope you can join us for this fun event. 

So here are a few more details of my tag book along with a YouTube tutorial.

Using just a few simple folds and cuts it is easy to create lots of places for tags and ephemera.

The little book opens out with even more pockets and tags ......

.... and including enough room for photographs.

My parents when they were "courting" went everywhere by bus and their photograph albums are full of bus tickets. So I tried to create something similar using Tim Holtz photographs and stamped tickets.

These flowers came with the papers (49th Market) and were just perfect without adding too much bulk.

Either watch the tutorial video here or click on the YouTube link.

These little books either stand alone, or can be added to a journal. This is a Pocket Notebook I made for my friend Elizabeth and I added a little tag book to the back cover. I made it slightly longer in length to accommodate some larger tags.

Do join me later in the month when I will have another tutorial for a one sheet tag book which will fit inside the new Folio die.

As always thank you for joining me today.

Jennie x