Showing posts with label CHA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CHA. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Prayer Journal - Heartfelt Dies Collection

During the month of April, Eileen Hull's Creative Team will be posting journals using new dies from her Sizzix Heartfelt Dies Collection. 
I made a Faith Journal out of kraft cardstock.
I used her awesome Journal Die which includes the kraft label on my cover, the branch from her Birds and Butterflies Thinlits die set and her Eyelet Lace Embossing folder on the black Paper Leather panels.
I added some golden charms from my stash with jump rings to the elastic cord bindings.
A few photos to show how I put this together
First I assembled the 2 cover pieces.
I used Newsprint Paper for my pages.  I cut 12 pieces of the 8.5' x 11' to 8" x 7.5", folded them in half to measure 4" x 7.5".  I divided them into 3 signatures, each with 4 papers folded in half giving 8 pages in each signature.
I cut three 15" pieces of white Round Cord Elastic and laced them through the holes, tying the knots on the outside .
I used an Idea-ology Elastic Loop in the middle hole for the piece that will hold the journal closed when not in use.  It has a metal piece on one end of the loop that you can see in the photo above.  You can also just use a piece of elastic cord for this.
I embossed two black paper leather panels  and adhered them to the front and back covers.  Then I decorated the front cover as shown above.
I opened up one of the 8 page folded signatures to the middle and slipped it under the left cord.
I did the same with the second signature under the middle cord.
And the 3rd signature under the remaining cord.
Then I stamped lots of faith themed stampings on the pages leaving plenty of space to journal.
The tabs are part of the Journal Die and I made labels for them with a label maker.

Here is the journal held closed with the Elastic Loop.  It will easily expand if I add things to the pages.

Please be sure to check out Eileen Hull's blog all month for lots of Journal Inspiration!
Stamps:  Inspired: Prayer, Inspired: Faith, Journaling Lines, Walk by Faith, Beautiful Blessings - Papertrey Ink, Creative Worship sets - Sweet N Sassy, Beautiful Scriptures - Clear Dollar Stamps, Bible Verses - Verve, Trust God - Stampin' Up, The Stamp Pad Co., Verses Rubber Stamps, Our Daily Bread, Journaling Art - Clear Art Stamps.
Paper:  Kraft, White - PTI, Black Paper Leather - Sizzix, Newsprint Paper - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous.
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories: Journal Die, Birds and Butterflies Thinlit dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix,  Prayer Die - Inspired Prayer - PTI, Word Window Punch - SU, Idea-ology Elastic Loop and Jump Rings, ScorTape, Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Micron 01 fine black Pen, charms from stash, White round cord elastic - Dritz.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Embroidery Hoop Stand Up Birthday Card

This is my last project for March showcasing Eileen Hull's new dies called the Heart Felt Collection, that were introduced at Creativation in January.
Today I have a birthday 'card' that looks like an embroidery project and stands up with an easel attached to the back!
I have used Eileen's Embroidery Hoop die and her Heart Felt Birds and Butterflies Thinlits die set along with the HAPPY from her Heartfelt Word Stitchlits Thinlits die set.
I layered the white cardstock die cut butterfly over the solid felt die cut butterfly and she is flying above the felt die cut branch!   I die cut and embroidered the HAPPY beneath the branch and added a stamped birthday sentiment strip with a little felt flower from the Heartfelt Stitchy Flowers and Leaf  Thinlits die set.
Here is how I attached the die cut easel on the back.
Here are a few photos showing how I put this together with Eileen's embroidery hoop die.
I laid a 5"x5" square of cotton over the back of the hoop and placed the front of the hoop over the cotton.  The front hoop is cut from cream matboard and Tan Paper Leather from Sizzix that I glued together and I silver embossed the metal piece.
I pressed the back of the hoop with my fingernail so it was inside the outer front piece (like it would be on a wooden embroidery hoop!).  I die cut this piece out of cream mat board.
I added all the pieces along with some light blue rhinestones.
I attached the Tim Holtz die cut Easel to the back, cutting off a piece of the top as it was too tall being sure the bottom edge lined up with the bottom of the cotton.
I sponged the edges of the cotton with Ranger Distress Antique Linen to age it.

Be sure to check out Eileen Hull's blog - she has been posting our projects using her new dies all month and you are sure to find some wonderful inspiration!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Felt Embroidered New Home

Today I have a project to share that I made using another of Eileen Hull's new dies that were introduced at Creativation in January.  For this project I made a stand up card using her House/Pocket Stitchlits die and the LOVE from her Word Stitchlits dies
I started by making the base of the card using Eileen's Mailable Frame die that I cut out of Cream Little Sizzles Mat Board and layered a piece of wood grain patterned paper over it.
I die cut the house and decorative pieces out of felt and glued them together.  The die cuts holes along the edges of the house so it is very easy to embroider a blanket stitch around the edges which I did with red embroidery floss.  I die cut the love over the door and embroidered that as well.  I added a little flower brad to the door as a cute little door handle.
I adhered the house to the front of the Mailable Die cut and stamped a new home sentiment inside.

Wouldn't this be a fun and impressive card to send to someone in a new home?!
You can also use this die to make a little purse by cutting two pieces of the house, cutting off the roof of one (just below the roof line - so you're left with a rectangle), layering the two pieces together (with the rectangle in front) and folding down the roof piece of the back for the purse flap!
You will find examples of the purse made by some of the Creative Team over on Eileen's blog where she will be posting our projects during the month of March!

I'm linking my card to:
Happy Little Stampers

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Heartfelt Birthday Gift Basket

Today I'm sharing another new Sizzix die designed by Eileen Hull that was shown at Creativation this past January.  
A beautiful little Basket die

I made my sweet little birthday basket out of white Little Sizzles Mat Board with some wood grain  patterned paper layered over it.
First I die cut the basket, then traced the pieces onto the wood grain paper, marking where to punch the holes.
I adhered all the pieces of patterned paper to the die cut matboard pieces (being sure to line up the handle holes!) and then assembled the basket according to the instructions.
Instead of using the handles from the die - I thought it would look cute to have twisted wire handles, so I took 18" of 18 gauge floral wire, folded it in half to make it a thick twist and used Eileen's Twist N Style tool to twist it up!  I repeated the process so I had two handles.
This gave me two sturdy pieces for the handles - that I could bend but they would keep their shape.
I used pliers to bend the pieces into equal sized handles and made a loop on each end.
First, I adhered the die cut rims to the top of the basket edges and then attached the handles using 10 mm Flat Broke Brads from Bazzill, having the loops of the handles on the inside of the basket.
I cut some felt flowers and leaves using Eileen's new Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Thinlits dies, layered them and held them together with a little flower brad.  I adhered one flower to each side of the basket.
To finish decorating my little basket - I added a stamped sentiment on each side and filled the basket with basket shred.
Stamps are from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous - Crazy Talk set.
Isn't this basket a lovely way to give a friend a gift card or small gift?   
It measures about 4 3/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" including the handles.
Eileen will be posting all of the Creative Teams projects using her new dies on her blog during the month of March - so please check it out - I know you will be inspired!