2023 Chapter 1 Release : Sizzix/Eileen Hull

Hello and welcome! 

Today we are celebrating the New Year with Eileen Hull's 2023 Sizzix Chapter 1 Release ..... and oh boy what a FABULOUS set of dies! I can't stop creating with them!

Here is what Eileen says about the dies:

Let's start with the ScoreBoards Frame Pocket Journal- this is a Bigz Plus die so you will need a 9” cutting machine. The Journal measures 4 1/2” x 6 1/2” x 1 1/4” with an adjustable spine. What makes this die special are the additional pieces on the die, a pocket to hold ephemera, a frame and flap! These extra pieces may be used in many of my other journals or they can be used independently. The die may also be configured in a few different ways so watch the blog and Facebook live shows for ideas.

There are two Thinlits sets that coordinate with the Journal. You asked for a new alphabet- you got it- and I added numbers too! The Tile Alphanumeric is very versatile because you can use both the positive and negative shapes. Each letter is perforated which makes it easy to create and line up words.

The other Thinlits set is the Library Pocket, ATC Card and Tab die- a journal essential! Use the ATC card die to knock out a bunch of Artist Trading Card bases and add the library pocket to package it up to swap. The Tab die is perfect to add to the Journal pages or on the ATC.

The last item is a 3D embossing folder called Tablecloth which was inspired by a crocheted cotton piece from my Mom. This adds beautiful texture and dimension to card backgrounds, book pages or tags!

So ..... here a few things I have been making:

This is the first Journal I made for my garden notes for next year. I have used 49 & Market papers to cover the book and also the pockets inside. You can see how wonderful the Numeric Tiles are for making titles.

I have since made a second one ..... !

I have used the same die to make this Ephemera Wallet. This time I used heavy cardstock instead of board and folded in the middle of the spine to create a flat wallet. I will have a video tutorial for this wallet posting next week .... so do come back and see more!

The library pocket makes a super addition to the front ....

...... and I used it again inside to create vellum pockets to hold all those wonderful little bits and pieces of ephemera that come with the 49 & Market papers.

In the middle of the wallet I have used Vellum again to create this set of pockets to hold larger pieces .....

.... and by using vellum I can see what I have to use!

The same journal die has again been used to make this little book - I have just used one cover cut in half.

I have used many of the elements included with the die to create these small junk journal booklets.
And finally !

I used the embossing folder and Library Pocket to create this small card in two tones - blue and white which are my favourite combination for a crisp card.

The little pocket could be used to hold a gift of money or another sentiment. 

As usual we have a super day planned for the release - I hope you can join us for the Live.
There will also be a giveaway so make sure to watch our live on Facebook and/or YouTube. Comment in the chat and tell us what you would create with these dies, then you will be eligible to win a Chapter 1 die/embossing folder.

And of course we will have a blog hop where you can see all the wonderful creative ways the team has come up with for these super dies.

Thank you for joining me today.
Jennie x


Wow, two great journals…love the idea of cutting in 1/2 as well…also, like the use of the vellum to make the pockets so what is inserted shows….todays reveal will be so fun to be immersed in inspiration overload!
eileen hull said…
So many gorgeous samples Jennie- thanks for sharing!
Nelliespinoza said…
So many creative ideas to inspire us! Thank you for such great use of the dies!
Unknown said…
I always look forward to seeing your gorgeous journals, florals, and ephemera. Classical in design, beautiful botanicals, and well balanced in color & texture that goes well in various decors.
Super projects Jennie! I love the way you use vellum! I have to say the little "half" journal is my favorite. Very clever and oh so pretty!