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!
From The Funkie Junkie Boutique
- Stamperia Spring Botanic paper pad
- Eileen Hull Treasure Box Die
- Notebook Die by Eileen Hull
- Seth Apter Mediterranean Baked Velvet Embossing Powder Set
- Venise Lace
- Antique Linen Re-inker
- Prima Lavender Washi Tape (retired)
- Dragonfly Charm
- Steampunk Bee Charm (currently out of stock)
- Tim Holtz Products
- Tim Holtz Ornate Frame (retired)
- Idea-Ology Box Feet (out of stock)
- Gold Metallic String
- Champagne Wrinkled Ribbon
- Resin Dragonfly (Prima/retired)
- Button from my stash
Oh Kathy there you go again taking my breath away! That box truly is a treasure with the Stamperia paper and gorgeous altered metal (LOVE that you used the embossing powders to transform it!) and then the notebook inside is an absolute gem! The altered frame on the front sits perfectly with the little flowers and dragonflies and I love the touch of fabric on the spine. Truly breathtaking!
Oh my goodness, I do love your treasure chest and little notebook! It is truly a nod to spring! I often make minis that are not for photos but just for looking, love that you’ve called it a lap book, great idea!
Such an amazing project, Kathy. What a challenging invitation your video makes for this box/notebook combo! Now I’ll be adding these Eileen Hull dies to my wish list. The idea of a book that mostly is not an album is intriguing. The Stamperia papers work so well for this. I’m thinking a set of seasonal notebooks to add to home decor or even papers/embellishments that reflect a person’s favorite hobby to give as a special occasion gift. You’ve gotten my creative juices flowing so thanks for inspiring!
Awesome creation. Great use of colours and stamps. Very beautiful.
A feast for the eyes with all the patterns and colors! LOVE the notebook inside and the big bold round closer. The pages are wonderful Kathy…knock my socks off.
I AM INSPIRED. I have the Eileen Hull die to make the book. I didn’t know where to start to use it in a project. Thanks for the kickstart.
Wow, Wow, and more WOW! Kathy, you have outdone yourself again! This little box with the lap book inside is a breath of fresh spring air! Your video is a MUST SEE blockbuster! Love the papers, the embossed elements (makes me wish I had that set!) and every single detail! You are so generous with your tips, and I’ve learned a lot from your video! I had a real giggle when you mentioned you buy your paper sets in groups, because I was thinking at the beginning as you flipped through that beautiful collection, ‘Kathy must buy these Stamperia collections in bulk!’ Clever lady, you are! Hugs and enjoy your weekend!
What a beautiful card. Your instructions are so clear that I wish I had all the supplies to begin on this card right away. Thank you for sharing your talent.
A treasure within a treasure! Like finding gold inside of an already gorgeous box! Love your mini book and the fabulous box storing it! I would love to sit and craft with you and see how you pull all these pages together!
aww Kathy I want this lol I love all the colors and that box….to die for…everyone loves little boxes filled with mementos inside..love all the tiny details..so vintage im in love
Well, Kathy, it’s abundantly clear that your artistic talent has no limits! This box and look book are absolutely off the charts gorgeous! You know how I feel about Stamperia paper and this collection is so drool worthy. I’m so glad you chose this particular collection. All of the little embellishments are really beautiful and I love the way you altered them. The tips you give on everything you do are so very much appreciated! I have started making a list from each tutorial about how to do different things so I don’t forget. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely project! Hugs!
This is so beautiful. Your talent never ceases to amaze. Your tips and tricks are the best in all the land. I always enjoy your videos, such a great way to start my morning.
Exquisite beyond words! It’s just gorgeous and what a gift for a friend or Mother’s Day this would make. I can’t wait to watch the video. May I ask a favor. At some point do you think you could do a video on the beautiful bows you make with buttons in the middle. I would love to learn how to make them. Thank you.