heartfelt box with eileen hull
Just arriving in stores now is the new line of “From My Heart” dies by my creative designer friend Eileen Hull with Sizzix.
Eileen and I are super excited to be teaching another class together in April,
using this really cool heart box she designed.
Here’s a sample:
Eileen’s Scoreboard Dies are innovative designs for cutting thicker materials like matboard. For my sweetly simple Valentine version, first I painted
a sheet of 140-pound Fabriano watercolor paper with a soft wash of
For a little glitz, I doodled on the flowers and outlined the heart-box top with Ranger’s Liquid Pearls
in Platinum. After the Liquid Pearls dried, I stacked my flower layers, cutting into some of the flowers to fluff the petals.
Next I die-cut a second set of two hearts and box sides from heavy Strathmore Bristol Smooth
paper and assembled the box. To make the white paper blend better with my painted paper, I dabbed the edges with Tim Holtz’s Distress Stain
in Spun Sugar. Then I adhered the textured heart to the top of the box and added the layered flower.
Thinking it would be fun to add a Valentine sentiment to the box, I die-cut a banner from Bristol paper using an old Sizzix banner die (which I couldn’t find online anymore). With a Pitt black ink pen
, I doodled the word “heartfelt” and filled it in with a Prismacolor watercolor pencil
, also shading the tag ends. Using adhesive only on the tag ends, I shaped the banner into a slight curve.
This heart box will be so easy to tailor to many occasions, including Mother’s Day.
I’ll definitely be making more boxes as Eileen and I prepare to teach our class together.
on April 9th (6 pm) and April 13th (1 pm). Come join us. 🙂