Stamperia Spring Botanic Eileen Hull Treasure Box and Notebook Tutorial
Hello, Friends! It’s time for another great challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog. I’ve created a shabby chic Eileen Hull Treasure Box and Notebook Insert Tutorial using Stamperia Spring Botanic papers for my inspiration piece. But before we take a look at that, let’s see what the magnificent Maggi Harding, our challenge hostess, has to say about this challenge.
Challenge Theme: Spring is in full bloom!
This is my favorite time of the year. Here in the south the trees and shrubs are all blooming and showing their splendor. Many are busy planting their vegetable gardens. The migrating birds have returned to build nests and raise a new family. Your challenge is to create a vintage or shabby chic project that illustrates the magic of spring in bloom!
Eileen Hull Treasure Box and Notebook Insert: Good Things/Small Packages
You all know how much I love creating little lap books filled with pretty papers, interactive elements and sweet embellishments. It’s truly one of the most satisfying ways I know to spend time in my studio. But, when you can create a sweet little box to house that little lap book…well, then I’m pretty much in heaven. When Eileen Hull released her new Treasure Box and Notebook Dies, I was instantly hooked!
I mean…really, people! That darling little notebook tucks right inside the Treasure Box. The Treasure Box measures about 5 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ when finished. And the wee notebook is just as darling at 3 5/8″ x 5″. Cut the pieces from mat board and you’ll be thrilled when you see that all the fold lines are pre-creased for easy assembly. This frees you up for what I call “the fun stuff.” You are ready to decorate and embellish in minutes.
I can think of about a dozen different ways to use this box/notebook combo. But altering them with these stunning Stamperia Spring Botanic papers was first on my list. Since I know many of you will want to give this project a whirl, I’ve prepared a tutorial for you to follow. Because of that, I won’t be sharing a ton of details in my blog post. They are all in the video for you to enjoy.
Seth Apter Baked Velvet Embossing Powders
As someone who loves to embellish with metals, I’m always thrilled when a product comes along to make my job easier. All the metals and chipboard used in this project have been altered with Seth Apter’s Mediterranean Baked Velvet Embossing powders. There are several different ways you can apply these:
- Press the item into a VersaMark Embossing Ink Pad. Then sprinkle with the desired powder and heat emboss.
- Paint the item with Distress Paint, then sprinkle with Baked Velvet while the paint is still wet. Heat emboss.
- Cover an item with liquid adhesive and then sprinkle on the Baked Velvet…but this time don’t heat emboss. You’ll add a lovely soft, almost suede, texture to the item.
- Mix and match powders to create a custom color.
- Layer colors as did in this project…and you’ll learn all about that in the tutorial below.
Spring Botanic Notebook: A Peek Inside
This Spring Botanic Notebook is not a mini album in the sense that it is not designed to hold photos. My inspiration was to create a sort of lap book, or look book filled with gorgeous images. Beautiful spring poetry and artful spring quotes are sprinkled through the pages. I’ve used Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs, Ephemera bits, Paper Dolls and Clippings to enhance the theme.
Here’s a quick peek at some of what you’ll find inside this darling mini album.
Stamperia Spring Botanic Eileen Hull Treasure Box and Notebook Tutorial Video
If you’re ready to dig in and see how this lovely little project came together, just click play.
You’ll find a linked supply list at the end of this post. To see more Eileen Hull tutorials on my blog click HERE.
Spring is in full bloom! Now it’s YOUR turn!
You are cordially invited to join in on this fun challenge. To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic spring themed project. Then link up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EDT on Tuesday, May 7th. You can find all the rules and information HERE.
The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!
I can’t wait to see what you make!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
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