20 October 2020

Jewel Post Box for Eileen Hull Designs

Hi everyone and welcome. With the release of Eileen Hull's new die designs this month the Inspiration Team are sharing ideas for using the Sizzix Scoreboards 'Box, Post' XL Die and Sizzix Scoreboards 'Teacup, 3D & Spoon' Die. Having previously shared tutorials for two vintage style post boxes HERE, three 'china' teacups HERE and a Halloween treat teacup HERE, today's project is another post box.

Here are a few close ups of the front and back of finished box; 

To create this box I started by pulling a Gel Plate print onto thick tissue paper. The patterns/colours were made using Seth Apter's ESA13 stamp set by PaperArtsy and a number of his Fresco Finish Paints. The splashes of deep yellow were made by spreading out small dots of the Burnt Orange Izink Pigment Ink.

Once pulled, the tissue was stuck onto some mount board using soft gel medium before being die cut using Eileen's 'Box, Post' die. Here's a closer view of the patterned tissue;

After assembling the box (just a case of sticking together the two sides) I tried out a technique demonstrated by Jackie Jimerson on a recent video tutorial HERE - a small Gel Plate was used like a stamp pad to apply strips of Seaglass paint over the top of the printed tissue.

To finish the edges of the box I ran a gold paint pen along them.

To add some extra detail to the Seaglass sections I then stamped one of the word images from Seth's stamp set along them with a coordinating permanent blue ink.

The circular embellishment on the front lid was created by pressing one of the stamps from Seth's set into melted Eileen Hull 'Golden Rod' Molten Dimensions Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek Craft Supplies. Once set I added a drop of the 'Brown Shed' paint into the centre.

I then went on to add more dots of the same paint onto the front of the box using the end of a ball tool.

Since this was so effective I replicated this effect with some of the 'Terracotta' paint and the gold paint pen across the rest of the box.

To finish a hole was punched into the box lid and a piece from a broken bracelet was attached with jump rings. Here are some more close ups of the finished box;

You can see all of the amazing projects that Eileen's Inspiration Team have made this month using her new dies by visiting Eileen's website.

For now, thanks for visiting,
Jenny xxx

Eileen Hull Designs Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die 'Box, Post' available in the UK at Country View Crafts and in the US at The Funkie Junkie Boutique


  1. Amazing result Jenny - loved this tutorial - thank you!

  2. Love it- so cool how you created the pattern on the tissue and added layers! Also the jewel closure- so pretty <3


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