15 September 2020

Project Foldaway Box for Eileen Hull Designs

Hi everyone and welcome. This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team are sharing a variety of different projects inspired by the theme 'The Great Outdoors'. I'm sharing a new 'project box' created as a result of taking Eileen's 'Foldaway Box' online class for Country View Crafts. It's such a clever project and you can still sign up to take the class HERE.

For anyone who has to keep track of the various products used in a project (all those inks, paints, embellishments, dies, stamps etc) having a set of containers that can keep them all together is so helpful. I also wanted somewhere to record process notes and deadline dates. You can see below the smaller box and coordinating Tiny Book which has lots of tea stained pages ideal for just this purpose.

Opening the smaller box up you can see that it's divided into compartments - I used the 'Stacking Drawers' die to create the sections, cutting down the width by 1/4 inch so that it would fit snuggly inside and keep the lid secure - whilst a project is ongoing it can hold those embossing powders, trims, inks, embellishments and more. The lid can also be used as a storage tray.

Below you can see the main foldaway box, the larger box which holds the smaller box and book inside when not in use. I decorated all three pieces with woodgrain paper from the Mintay Papers collection 'Life Stories', whitewashing them with gesso and sanding them back before inking the edges to give them a shabby chic look. The pattern was created using a Rebekah Meier stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and the flowers (highlighted in places with Glossy Accents) came from the same paper collection as the woodgrain paper.

Finally, the photo below shows how the larger box can also be used as a storage vessel for the larger bottles, pens, dies etc with it's joined double compartment. Eileen's design for this really is so clever and it will now be in permanent use on my craft table.

Don't forget you can still sign up for Eileen's 'Foldaway Box' online class for Country View Crafts HERE. And make sure to check out what the rest of Eileen's Inspiration Team have made this month  by visiting Eileen's website.

For now, thanks for visiting,
Jenny xxx


  1. What fabulous projects. They all coordinate so well and look very useful. Love the colours and the stenciling with the flowers is very elegant looking.

  2. Your boxes are gorgeous Jenny, I love the idea of using them to store specific project materials, such a great idea. Really like the idea of using the drawers to make compartments too. Your ideas combined with Eileens foldaway box and the lovely Mintay papers = fabulous. Lottie x

  3. The texture you create is always so amazing! This shabby chic gem is one of my favorites!

  4. Such a beautiful organizing solution for anything, really! The papers are gorgeous <3


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