Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Blog Hop Wednesday!


It's that time again. Eileen Hull's Scoreboard designs are getting rave reviews all over the designer community. The ability to cut mat board makes them unique and gives your projects an unprecedented sturdiness.
Just in time for the holidays and the busy family on the go, this project will keep you a little more organized. There are slots for up to four message centers. I know we all have our electronic reminders, but this keeps things a little more personal. They are also perfect for leaving little I-love-you notes!
I used the notepad die and cut four notepads. I assembled each one using red liner tape and then put the four together to create the box. I cut another rectangle to fit the base of the box and attached it with Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive.
The box was sprayed with Krylon Ivy Leaf paint just to make sure all edges were colored. I used Bohemia paper to cover all the surfaces and make the belly band. Scrap paper was cut to fit and stamped for the note pages. Trims and metal holders were added all around for the names.
Add a flower-topped RSVP pen and you're set.
Go to www.eileenhull.blogspot.com to link into the blog hop and see some other great projects!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Now, go hug someone you love and tell them how thankful you are for them!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Another Sizzix Scoreboard Preview



This is another sample made with the new Sizzix Scoreboard matboard-cutting dies designed by artist-extraordinaire and dear friend Eileen Hull. I love the way these dies score and cut right through the heavy matboard, giving the project bases great stability and substance.

Today's example is actually a checkbook cover. I just substituted blank pages inside to keep those Christmas wish lists handy. This die comes with the punched covers, scalloped, punched and scored binding and scored clasp.

Directions:
The front, back and both insides were covered with one of my all-time favorite papers, Basic Grey's Boxer Wing-tip. The edges were sponged with Stampin'Up!® Old Olive dye ink. I painted the binding edge and closing clasp with Plaid Folk Art rust paint. I used the Cropadile to re-punch the covers, then the inside pages, lining up the bookcovers to mark the holes. The binding, covers and pages were assembled and tied with black stretchy vinyl beading cord. The ends of each piece of vinyl were pulled through the bead and tied off. A tiny drop of Beacon Quick Grip keeps the tie from coming loose. I used a tapestry needle to pull silk fiber up through the vinyl ties on both front and back edges and tied it off at the top. The clasp was attached with Beacon Quick Grip, although you could use long-shank brads just as easily. Add the sentiment to the tag with a white pen and attach to the clasp.

Slip this baby in your purse and you're all ready to shop 'til you drop!

Silk fiber, clasp and hand-dyed tags are available at www.rockcandystudios.com.

Be sure to check out Eileen's blog at www.eileenhull.blogspot.com

You can see more samples made with this die by following the blog-hop from there.

Mark your calendar to check back the Wednesday before Thanksgiving for another great Scoreboard project!

Now, go hug someone you love and ask them for their Christmas list!