Saturday, July 28, 2012

Eileen Hull Weekend & Giveaway!

Good morning, everyone! I am so excited to share a project I made for the Sizzix Eileen Hull Weekend. Make sure you check out the Sizzix blog for lots of inspiration using Eileen's fantastic dies. I also hear there are prizes to be won!

For my project, I combined two different ScoreBoard dies - the Teacup and the Caddy. I call it the Tea Caddy! Brilliant, huh? I was pretty thrilled to see that they would fit together. :)

To create my tea caddy, I started by cutting the pieces from chipboard and then painting them with a Snow Cap Adirondack Dabber. The back piece was embossed using the Alterations Stripes Texture Fade and then lightly sanded.

When I think of tea, I think of Great Britain, and when I think of GB, I think of Artistic Outpost's Union Jack stamp. I stamped the flag using markers and then overstamped it with the sentiment - how perfect does that flag fit?! Next, the edges were sanded a bit using Tim's Sanding Grip. I am a PG Tips drinker so I filled a cellophane bag with a few and tied it with a ribbon that was dyed with Faded Jeans Distress Stain. Keeping with the royal theme, I added a little idea-ology crown tied with some of the new Paper Twine. The whole thing was assembled using my Scotch Tape Glider.

Wow, I just realize this totally fits the theme over at the Inspiration Journal blog! This month we're celebrating Red,White, and Blue. If you join in, you could win a $50 gift certificate! Click here for the deets.

Most of the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Make sure you use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order!



I hope you enjoyed my little experiment. I think there are so many ways this idea could be used. I can't wait to play a little more with both of these dies!

17 comments:

  1. Oh Shelly! You did it AGAIN!!! This is absolutely adorable. Love the tea theme and Eileen's dies are terrific. (Two more dies to add to my wish list....lol;) Have a great weekend.
    - DebbieK

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  2. What a gorgeous piece - I love the red and blue against that shabby white, and super ribbon detail!
    Alison x

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  3. How cute is this????? LOVE it!

    ~Linda

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  4. Great project and timely too with London in the spotlight!

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  5. Well we are a nation of tea drinkers here in the UK and I reckon any one of us would love to receive this fabulous creation. Personally I lOvE it! The colours of the flag against the distressed white are perfect. Love Eileen's dies.......A x

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  6. Fabulous idea to combine those two dies Shelly! Love how this turned out and perfect timing with the Olympics having started yesterday. The stamped flag came out wonderfully. TFS!!

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  7. Love how you combined the two different dies to make this. So clever! It's absolutely beautiful!!!
    ~Gretchen

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  8. I love how you combined those dies into one fabulous piece. I am so a tea drinker and often think of GB & tea time. It's beautiful!

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  9. Shelly- oh wow! Great idea to combine the two dies- love that! You always add the perfect touches to your projects. Cool that you cut from chipboard, embossed it and inked with white- looks whitewashed- so pretty. Great stamp and fun crown! Thanks so much for working with my dies Shelly!

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  10. Fabulous! Love the idea of combining the two different dies. I'm a big tea drinker, so how can I not love this project! I also love the look of the faded white paint.

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  11. What a great cup of tea that is! Love it.

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  12. A great combination off the two cups Shelly
    Love it very much.

    Greetings Janny

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  13. A great combination off the two cups Shelly.
    Love it very much

    Greetings Janny

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  14. ...gorgeous piece Shelly and a great gift idea, great shabby chic inking...Mel :)

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  15. I love your art.

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