This week’s Meet and Make designer is Eileen Hull. Eileen is the author of Foamboard Magic and Matboard Magic, and she also has several cool projects on FaveCrafts using Sizzix products. In fact, she even released her own line of dies for Sizzix. You can see more of Eileen’s work on her blog. If you’re a die-cutting fiend, you need to meet Eileen Hull!
10 Fun Facts about Eileen Hull:
- I have been known to drink Diet Coke for breakfast.
- My most creative time is somewhere around 2 AM.
- We have moved 13 times courtesy of the US Army and I have loved every place we lived.
- My favorite material to craft with is matboard- it is the perfect paper!
- Hate to admit this one but I am afraid of heights. I got to the top of the Eiffel Tower and freaked out.
- It took me till I was 13 to learn how to do a cartwheel- my three younger sisters all tried to teach me and there was great rejoicing when I mastered it!
- I have more ribbon than any human can possibly use in a lifetime and I blame it on close proximity to a ribbon outlet and extremely good prices. And possibly a slight addiction…
- Original Star Trek fan- so cheesy but so good.
- My favorite color is aqua.
- Childhood nickname is Beany.
Here’s Eileen’s project:
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Teacup ScoreBoard die
- red matboard piece 6″ x 13″
- white pigment stamp pad
- red stamp pad
- flower stamp
- Sakura Souffle pen- white
- Queen & Co pearls
- white rickrack
- scallop border punch
- red line tape
- Cut teacup die from matboard. You will need to cut two of the teacup shapes from matboard.
- Stamp flower three times with white ink on front of teacup. Stamp flower around the saucer shape also. Add pearls to flower centers. Outline edges of the flower petals with Souffle pen.
- Cut several strips of vellum with scalloped punch and arrange on front of cup as seen. Ink edges of cup and saucer with red ink. Outline scalloped edges with Souffle pen.
- Assemble teacup. On the teacup shape in back, you will have to fold the matboard against the score in toward the middle of the cup. Be careful to bend gently without breaking it off.
- Apply lines of strong double sided tape to the sides of the teacup inside strip. Assemble the box.
- Stamp or write message on teabag tag. Fill box as desired!