Showing posts with label Color Box Blends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Color Box Blends. Show all posts

Monday, July 23, 2018

Birthday Journal Trinket Box using Eileen Hull Sizzix Dies and Color Box Blends Ink

My grandniece, Mila, turns 6 in August  - and I always make special personalized cards for each of the grands. 
For Mila's card this year, I used Eileen Hull's  Sizzix dies to make a Wrapped Journal Trinket Box!  Here it is closed up.   I die cut 2 labels from Bookplate Hinges and Labels  and added 'Mila is 6' using my Brother Label maker.
I know Mila will be opening and closing this box a lot - so I wanted an easy but durable clasp, so I screwed a Hitch Fastener in the binding area and looped a piece of elastic cord through the cover.  
I was afraid Velcro would eventually rip off the paper and she doesn't know how to tie yet if I bound it with a ribbon!

I adhered washi tape along the top and bottom of the binding and front cover - to hide the holes in the binding that would have been used to attach the signature pages inside the journal.
The Journal cover opens to reveal a Trinket Box inside - where I again used the Hitch Fastener and elastic cording for the clasp.
I glued some rhinestones over the holes in the cover that would have been used to tie the signatures into the journal. 
Inside the Trinket Box, I placed several photos of Mila from this past year as well as a Happy Birthday Balloon!  
And Mila can add her own 'little' things like bracelets and figurines!
I added die cut balloons and sentiment circle on this panel.  The hearts come from the Journaling Cards die
I added my salutation on this panel - using a die cut from Credit Card Sleeve and Tags die.  I cut out the small flower from Bookmark Tag and Pocket Dies out of the panel and then out of a lighter pink and inserted the lighter flower into the space!

I adhered a panel cut from Journaling Cards - Hearts into the bottom of the trinket box adding some heart rhinestones.  A 6 year old can never have enough bling right??!!
Here are the photos of Mila from this past year that I placed inside the Trinket Box - held together with a key chain so she can just pull out the all the photos at once.  I cut all the photos to 3" x 4" size and rounded the corners.
To cover the Wrapped Journal with patterned paper - I die cut two pieces, one of dots (this has large dots on one side and small dots on the other - the same with the plaid.
I find it is easier to use 2 or 3 panels rather than one big piece - as the paper can pull away from the folds.  I used two panels here - and I creased the paper at the folds before gluing them onto the matboard.
I inked the sides of the box and the box binding with Tutu Color Box Blends Ink.  It's so easy to do with the foam applicator on the ink container.
I also inked the inside of the Wrapped Journal on the places I didn't put patterned paper.
To keep the black elastic cord from pulling through the hole I punched -  I cut a circle from Eileen's Bookmark Tag and Pocket Dies out of White Paper Leather and made two holes to tie the elastic through (like those old hole protectors you could stick on notebook paper!)  I did the same thing on the Trinket Box clasp.
I'm pretty sure Mila will love her little box card!
 During the month of July, Eileen's Inspiration Team will be posting creative projects using Eileen's Book Club 2 dies and Color Box Blends Ink.  
Each week the projects will be gathered and posted on Eileen's blog so be sure to check it out!

Also linking my birthday 'card' to:

Stamps:  Party Time - Stamplorations
Paper:  White Little Stizzles Mat Board - Sizzix, White Leather Paper - Sizzix, Hibiscut Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony,  Bitty Big Pale Peony Patterned Paper Collection - PTI.
Ink:  Tutu Color Box Blends Ink, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Wrapped Journal Die, Trinket Box & Frame Dies, Journaling Cards Dies, Credit Card Sleeve & Tag Dies, Bookplate Hinges & Label Dies, Bookmark Tag and Pocket Dies, Floral Arch and Words dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix,  Numbers Die, Balloon Die - PTI,  Happy Birthday Die - Ali Express, washi tape, key chain, rhinestones, Blossom Bakers Twine - The Twinery, Zutter Corner Rounder, black round elastic cord -  Joann, Hitch Fasterners - Idea-ology, P touch Brother Label Maker, photos, Crop a Dile punch, ScorTape, Tombow Glue.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Summer Wrapped Journal and Color Box Blend Inks

For the month of July, Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team will be posting projects using her innovative Color Box Blend Inks along with many of her dies.  

Today I have a Summer Journal to share that I made using her fun new Sizzix Wrapped Journal along with Heart and Soul Flower die, Spring Leaves die, Passport Die, Credit Card, sleeve and Tags Dies and Journaling Words dies!  
All that in this cute  5" x 4" x1 1/2" journal!!!
I have a few photos to show you how I put this together.
I found this lovely Aztec design fabric remnant at Joann's for 50% off!
I used it to die cut several Heart and Soul flower pieces which I then covered with Matte Mod Podge to give the pieces some body and durability as I would be using them on the cover of the journal.
I die cut the leaves from Spring Leaves out of Sizzix Paper Leather and inked them with Bay Color Box Blends.  See that interesting ink container with the sponge on the end?  You press the sponge onto your craft mat which releases the ink -  then you can either sponge onto the item or paint it on with a brush!  I just sponged right onto the leaves.
I found another remnant at Joann's of tan Marine Vinyl - also 50% off!   
(I got some in Navy blue as well but that will be a project for another day!!)
Note:  Always cut vinyl with the backing facing the die so the score lines don't cut through the vinyl.
 I painted veins on the leaves using Flagstone Color Box Blend ink mixed with a little water on my craft mat as I didn't want the color to be too dark.
The lining of the Marine Vinyl is a netting of sorts with a very light grid pattern on it (perhaps for cutting guides?)  I inked it all over with the Bay Color Box Blends.   It took quite a while to dry probably because of the kind of material it is - I used my heat tool on it and also laid it out in the sun for the afternoon!  By the next day - it was dry to the touch.
I pulled this sheet of tags out of the DCWV Electric Jungle Premium Stack - a wonderful 12"x12" pad of summer designs and tags.
 I die cut the tags using the Credit Card Sleeve and Tags dies to make smaller tags out of them.
I also cut pieces from the image pages of the Electric Jungle Premium Stack for the tags to slip into.
I used Eileen's Passport die to cut my pages out of water color paper -  I made 4 signatures of 3 pages folded in half, making 6 pages in each signature.
I water colored the background on every other page using Color Box Blends in Bay, Flagstone and Golden mixed with water on my craft mat.  These blank pages will be used for journaling or adding photos.
I hand stitched two pieces of twill tape to the cover using black button hole thread.  One piece wraps around the back and the other is on the front edge.
A tad messy on the inside but I covered the piece in the middle with a strip of card stock.
Some photos of the completed book inside.
The front page -  JOURNAL is from Eileen's new Journaling Words die set.
A page for journaling with watercolored background.
A small tag slipped in the slot for notes
A large tag slipped in for notes.
I used the loop piece left from die-cutting the slot on the bottoms of the panels to add a little interest!
Side view showing the dimension of the flowers and the black elastic cord used to hold the signatures.  They are knotted in the middle of each signature inside.
Back view - plain and simple!
And from the top! I looped a piece of Mandarin Bakers Twine through each of the tags.

Please check out Eileen Hull's blog all this month where the Inspiration Team's projects will be gathered together showing the versatility of these Color Box Blend Inks.  
They are Crafters Ink in an easy to hold innovative applicator and they hold more than 10 times the ink of a traditional ink pad.  They can be sponged on with the applicator attached to the container or you can press the ink onto a craft mat and paint the color on with a brush.

I'm linking my little journal to:
Mini Album Makers

Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, Green Parakeet, Tropical Teal, Orange Zest, True black - Papertrey Ink, DCWV Electric Jungle Premium Stack - JoAnn, white Paper Leather - Sizzix.
Inks:  Color Box Blends - Bay, Flagstone, Golden
Accessories: Tan Marine Vinyl, Aztec Print fabric remnant - JoAnn, Wrapped Journal, Heart and Soul Flower die, Passport Die, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Dies, Journaling Words - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Hand Written Vacation - TH/Sizzix, Tombow Glue, Scor Tape, black button hole thread, big eye needle, Mandarin Bakers Twine - The Twinery, Matte Mod Podge, sponge brush,  Twill Tape - Martha Stewart, paint brush, water, mini stapler, large brad.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Eileen Hull Sizzix Inspiration Team - collaborating with Stampotique!

This month Eileen Hull's Sizzix Inspiration Team is joining with Stampotique!   We were happily supplied with 6 Stampotique stamps of our choice - so you will see lots of variety over on Eileen's blog every Tuesday in June!

For my first project -  I used Eileen's Tea Cup 3D die, Stitchy Flower and Leaf Thinlit dies, and the flower from her House Pocket Die.
I die cut all the teacup pieces out of White Little Sizzles Matboard.  I then cut 2 tea cups and athe saucer out of paper from Eileen's Heart Felt Paper Pad.     I stamped 3 Girls on one side of the tea cup and Spider Grass and Good Things sentiment on the back teacup using Archival Black Ink.  
I sponged the edges of all the pieces using Eileen's Color Box Clear Snap Blends Hydrangea ink - so easy with the sponge applicator as part of the ink holder!
I covered the tea bag tag (part of the Tea Cup die) with more paper from the Heart Felt Paper Pad and a felt heart cut from Eileen's House Pocket die set.  I looped a piece of twine through the hole and attached the loose ends on the inside of the cup.  I stamped the Good Things sentiment and Spider Grass stamp using Archival Jet Black ink, coloring the Spider Grass with a light green Zig Clear Color brush and added light blue Tiny Twinkles..
I sponged an oval on the center of the saucer using the Hydrangea Color Box Blend ink and tied a 4 loop bow around the handles using white wrinkled seam tape
I die cut flowers and leaves from Eileen's Stitchy Flower and Leaf thinlits using Olive and Aqua Kunin Felt.  I pinched one end of each leaf together and added a dot of hot glue to each for a little curl, adhering them to the saucer at the bottom of the teacup with hot glue.
I added more blue Tiny Twinkles on the backs of the girls for a little sparkle and a larger blue rhinestone to the center of the flower.  I love this sentiment that is part of the 3 Girls stamp -  "Life is nothing without Friendship - Cicero". it reminds me of old family photos we have of my sister and me at the beach or lake with friends.
Sometimes I like to dunk biscotti in my tea - so I thought that might be a nice gift to put inside my teacup if I was giving this to someone!
I hope I have inspired you to check out all the fun stamps over at Stampotique as well as all of Eileen Hull's wonderful Sizzix Dies!

I'll be back next Tuesday with another joint project -  and you will find all of the Inspiration Teams' projects over at Eileen's blog during the month of June!

I'm also linking my project to:
Stamps and Stencils
Words with Meaning

Mixed Media Monthly
#36  Put a Stamp on It

Stampotique Flower Challenge SCD275

Stamps:  3 Girls, Good Things, Spider Grass - Stampotique
Ink:  Archival Jet Black,  Hydrangea Color Box Blends
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Matboard,  Heart Felt Paper Pad - Sizzix
Accessories:  Tea Cup 3D Die, Stitchy Flower and Leaf Thinlits, House Pocket Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Olive and Aqua Kunin Felt, light Green Zig Marker, twine, foam dots, Tombow Glue, hot glue gun, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, rhinestone - Kaiser Craft, white wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.