Soooo.... it's July. The middle of Summer and the full-on heat. Everyone doing okay? Keeping cool? Well, here are some fun and frosty projects to bring a little cheer and chill to your day. I'm joining the Eileen Hull educators design team today as we debut two new dies "Mittens and Snowmen" in a BIG blog hop! These great little treat holders are so easy and fun to design and color, you'll want to make a bunch. I've got a tutorial on how I made mine, then be sure to hop over to Eileen's blog to follow the other fabulous designers and check out their creations.
First off, I chose to die cut the pieces of the Mittens die from medium weight white chipboard. This way I can color and stencil and do whatever I like to dress up my mittens. I applied color through the Holiday Knit stencil by Stampers Anonymous using Distress Oxides in Lucky Clover and Peacock Feathers. I did this to two mitten pieces.
Since the stencil was full of this wonderful color combination, I didn't want to waste it so I spritzed it with a little water and pressed it onto the base piece.
It gave this nice texture, but the actual pattern was a bit light.
So I went over it using the Harlequin stencil and Faded Jeans and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides.
I inked the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide to give a finishing touch to all the pieces.
Candied Apple is the perfect red for the rick-rack trim and the hearts in this die set.
I inked the hearts and the other pieces with a little Walnut Stain Distress Ink for a bit of a vintage feel. Then I added the rick-rack pieces to the bottom of the mittens, trimming as needed.
I added some coordinating papers to the inside of my pieces before assembling the gift box.
Next I gathered some embellishments like flowers, berries and gems to decorate my little gift box.
Now it's ready to fill with candy canes and other sweet treats!
Next up is the new Snowman die. Again, I die-cut him and the accent pieces out of white chipboard and had fun coloring the parts with markers.
Assembly is super easy and you can play around with the different hats and scarves in this die set. I had a few hearts left over from the Mittens die, so I added them to my cute little Snowmen.
This die set also has a nifty little gift box feature, so I adhered a snowman on each end and now it's ready for some Winter treats!
Super cute and super fun! I hope you enjoyed these projects.
Thanks for coming to the Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop! Check out the creative ways the Inspiration and Education Teams have used the Mitten and Snowman dies! We hope that you will be inspired too and share how you use the dies in the Eileen Hull Fan Club.
But wait- there’s more- the Release Party continues! You won’t want to miss the Facebook Live at Eileen Hull Designs at 12:00 noon Eastern time on Wednesday, July 1! Join the chat- and a random commenter will win the Snowman die. We are so glad you joined us to celebrate the Chapter 3 release.
Please hop with us through all of the projects and leave comments on the different designers' blogs. A lucky commenter will win the Mitten Box die!