Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July Eileen Hull Release Hop!!!

Hello Crafty friends it is release time for Eileen Hull Designs Sizzix diecuts! Happy Canada Day!!! We are having a fabulous blog hop complete with prizes so I hope you hop along!  I hope you subscribe & follow my blog for lots of free tutorials & projects!!

Thanks for coming to the Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop! Check out the creative ways the Inspiration and Education Teams have used the Mitten and Snowman dies! We hope that you will be inspired too and share how you use the dies in the Eileen Hull Fan Club.
But wait- there’s more- the Release Party continues! You won’t want to miss the Facebook Live at Eileen Hull Designs at 12:00 noon Eastern time on Wednesday, July 1! Join the chat- and a random commenter will win the Snowman die. We are so glad you joined us to celebrate the Chapter 3 release.
Please hop with us through all of the projects and leave comments on the different designers' blogs. A lucky commenter will win the Mitten Box die!!!
Thanks everyone!
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Here is my July 1st, Happy Canada Day, Christmas in July project all in one! Eileen Hull has 2 new die cuts out and we are hopping to show them off! One of the new die cuts is called Box Mitten. If you know anything about winter sports in Canada the Olympic Team traditionally wears Canada Mittens for the opening ceremonies as part of their uniform. That was the inspiration for my project. I made a Display Stand for a photo from my days as an athlete. I used a clip so I can change the photo out if I want to. 


Wow look at all the amazing projects on the hop! That is a lot of inspiration!! Don't forget the release party too!!

Tutorial Time!!

This is an easy project to do & would be easy to change to suit whatever photo you choose to display. Cover mat board with double sided adhesive & your chosen paper. If you want you can put paper on the other side as well. For this project it worked fine that the edges & part of the back show in white. Place the paper you want showing face down onto the die cut. 


This die cut is a little longer than 12" so you will want to make sure the paper lines up with the straight line at the top leaving a bit of the stand part without paper. This will not show when assembled. Super easy to make these stands!! Simply assemble the stand as in the above video! The actual assembly is at the 1 min mark. 

I wanted to add a few Canada chipboard elements. I got these a few years ago from a wonderful, Canadian Woman run company called Southern Ridge Trading Co. The Maple leaf was covered & heat embossed using Eileen's White Wonder powder. You may want to gesso the chipboard in white 1st to get a true color. 


Next I covered Canada in Golden Rod. 


The mitten die was covered in paper & cut out. Then is was run through using the Sizzix machine using the Basket Weave embossing folder. Sadly I didn't realize this one is not available. However you can use any folder you have- be creative! The edges of the mitten were distressed with Ebony ColorBlends. 


The pieces were simply glued together & the photo added. Just like that I have a Canada keepsake. Also it lies flat when not assembled which makes it easy to mail! This project would be great with snowy winter paper & a winter photo. 

Supplies
Eileen Hull Mitten Box diecut by Sizzix
"         "      Display Stand "             "
"         " embossing folder Basket Weave  by Sizzix
Embossing in Golden Rod & White Wonder by Emerald Creek
Ebony Colorblend
Paper & sticker by Photoplay 

Blog Hop order!! remember to leave a comment to win. 

50 comments:

  1. I love how you personalized your project to be Canadian. Oh Canada! I love all the texture you used too.

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    1. Thanks so much Cheryl!! That's the great thing about these bases you can design any theme you want.

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  2. Great idea, love the display stand die anyway so what better way to combine! Jane x

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    1. thanks so much!!! I agree so many possibilities!

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  3. Fabulous idea to combine with the display stand.

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    1. Thanks so much Rosemary- yes imagine the possibilities!

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  4. Just beautiful! I even have a knit look embossing folder! Beautiful home decor!

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    1. thanks so much Tammy- that would be perfect!

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  5. What a wonderful project highlighting your great photo, Canada and Eileen's sweet mitten Karen! Great use of the display stand.

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  6. I love the way you combined2 of Eileen`s dies in this project. That embossed mitten is really nice.

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    1. thats what is so great about Eileen's dies!! Thanks so much Sandy

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  7. Happy Canada Day to you Karen! I love this project SO much (you made me feel homesick.... in a good way), the Maple Leaf looks so striking on the beautiful embossed mitten. Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thanks so much Anne! Yes Oh Canada!! Hugs

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  8. Happy Canada Day! This is such a fun project - great texture and dimension...and awesome display!

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  9. Happy Canada Day Karen!!! I love how you've personalised this project and really shown how versatile the new mitten is. Loving all that yummy texture and of course the glamorous you back in the day xx

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    1. Thanks so much Jennie!! that mitten is so versatile! yes that was me very glamorous LOL hugz

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  10. That was a great idea to use the two different dies together!

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  11. What a fabulous way to use those mittens! and such a personal project too. Happy Canada Day! Jennie x

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    1. Thank you Jennie!! I know and a great keepsake as a bonus.

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  12. Happy Canada Day!!! Love all the molted embossed pieces and the photo is just perfect! Great idea using the Display Stand!

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  13. Sweet Canada Day! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦❤️πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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  14. Such a cute idea, and on Canada Day, wink, clever!

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  15. Happy Canada Day! Great project. I love the story behind this project too.

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    1. thanks so much for taking the time Cathy!

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  16. How creative and great design!

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  17. love how you combined the different dies. Gives me some ideas!

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    1. thanks so much Lisa! Glad I could inspire

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  18. I love the Canadian Mitten! How fun is this!

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  19. A clever keepsake - and I like the brick embossing.

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    1. Thanks so much Noreen. Yes it is on one of my tables right now near some red poppie but it does look a little odd when it is 96 degrees out!

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  20. Love this Karen. Attaching the Mitten to the Display Stand was genius. And you jhave to love that the post went up on Canada Day. (I am an honorary Canadian after all) :-)

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    1. thanks so much Eileen! Yes the timing was great & true north strong & free!!!

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  21. Very cute! Nice representation of your native country and maple leaf symbol. 😊

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  22. Happy belated Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Day! It’s a soggy day in Calgary and you have given me more ideas πŸ’‘ for my new mitten die and the display stand! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Thanks so much fellow Canadian!!! Glad I could inspire Linda

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