3 April 2023

Eileen Hull Designs Sizzix Chapter 2 Release Party

Hi everyone and welcome. Thanks for joining the Eileen Hull Designs Chapter 2 2023 Release Party! This quarter the release will be special as Eileen will be broadcasting direct from the NAMTA trade show! Make sure to join her on the Eileen Hull Designs Facebook Page and YouTube channel to watch.

There's a giveaway too! Comment in the Facebook and YouTube livestreams and tell her which of Eileen's other dies would work well with this collection. You have until April 10 to post your comments. And of course watch Eileen's YouTube channel to see die assembly and project ideas.

The release this time is gorgeous and as always works beautifully with Eileen's previous releases so make sure you mix and match when playing! There are three dies in the set: the Card Case, Mini-Slimline & Tickets and Journaling Card, Envelope & Windows.

The Card Case is a Bigz XL ScoreBoards die. This die is specially designed to cut and score thick material up to 1/16" like matboard, chipboard, leather, felt and fabric so your finished project is nice and sturdy. The finished Card Case die measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" and has an adjustable spine that goes from 1/2" to 2 1/2". This is the perfect size journal to hold your 3" x 4" journaling cards, as well as other small items like wallet photos, ATCs and ephemera. There is a swing out flap on each side where you can add pockets or small insert books- you decide what combination you want to do. Make the spine thick or thin- your choice!

The Journaling Card, Envelope & Windows die has 6 pieces- an envelope, 3" x 4" Journaling Card, three window cutouts (use with envelope to remove and back with glassine like a window envelope) and a tab. The Envelope measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" and fits perfectly inside the Journal! Or use it by itself and add your favorite ephemera pieces.

The Mini-Slimline & Tickets die design is similar to the Snail Mail die, which was very popular for creating faux postage stamps. There are four dies in the set- one is the size of a mini slimline card and one is a mat that may be placed behind the perforated piece. The other two pieces are a row of tickers and mat that goes behind that. When you fold over each perforated piece and tear it, it creates individual faux postage stamps and tickets! Die cut the piece from patterned paper for an amazing background- just add a sentiment and let the paper do the work.

My first project with this collection is a big one, using all three of the new releases, some previous releases and a mix of textures and artwork to create an art journal celebrating one of my favourite places, travels in Venice, Italy. For now here's a look at the front cover;

The colours are soft pastel tones evocative of warm summer sunshine and Italian architecture. From the peek inside you'll see this is a double-sided folio style journal which wraps up together beautifully to make something that is easily transported in your bag or backpack. Imagine having a stash of plain watercolour paper inside all ready for you to draw, doodle, make notes and attach ephemera on you own travels!

I will be back to share more detail of the pages inside but in the meantime here's a video flip through;

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my first project using Eileen's latest die releases. Make sure to tune in to head on over to Eileen's website to see more from the rest of Eileen's team.

You can also blog hop on these stops;
Eileen Hull Designs
Pam Bray
Jennie Atkinson
Sarah Lizzie
Lisa Hoel
Susie Bentz
Tonya Trantham
Jenny Marples
Maggi Harding
Karen Bearse
Sue Eldred
Sharon Curtis
Teresita Arvelo
Madeline Arendt
Cheryl Bodkin-Waters

For now, thanks for visiting,
Jenny xxx


  1. Love your journal Jenny! Looking forward to how to attached the elements to the spine!

  2. WOW! An amazing Card Case!!! Great video, so many details and awesome colors on your case.


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