Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Eileen Hull Journal Shadow Box

Hi all! Hope you've been well. I have a fun new project to share with you that I created with Eileen Hull's new Journal die. Eileen was kind enough to send me a couple die cuts to play with and, after seeing all the cool books people have been making, I couldn't wait to make one of my own.

When I was mulling over what type of book I wanted to do (there are so many possibilities!), I remembered this configurations book I made last year and was like - wow, I bet I could make Eileen's die into a little shadow box book!

Since the book would be displayed open, I kept the front fairly simple, covering it with paper from Tim Holtz's Wallflower collection and adding a knob and ribbon.

The inside was so much fun to create! I had fun experimenting with dyeing ribbon with Tim's new Distress Oxide ink (love them!) and added lots of little bits and pieces. I love doing shadow boxes like this - there is no end to the variety of themes and styles you can use. I can't wait to make more.

The tutorial for my shadow box book will be included in Eileen's upcoming e-book, which will include tons of ideas for using this versatile die. When the book is released, I'll be sure and update the post with all the links so you can get your own. I know it's going to be amazing!

The supplies I used can be found at Sizzix and Simon Says Stamp via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week!


  1. Whoa this is so cool! Another 3D masterpiece by architect Shelly :-)

  2. WOW!!! You are so clever to make it into a shadow box Shelly. I love it! =)

  3. What an amazing box, Shelly.

  4. Wonderfully Creative! Of course! Beautiful work Ms. Shelly....Thanks so much for sharing! So Inspiring, as always! :)

  5. Wonderful card Shelly, your brother will love it, happy birthday to him! Deb xo



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