Barrel Cactus Cookie Box…When Dies Collide

Disclaimer Notice: I’ve received products/compensation from Eileen Hull Inspiration Team and Lynda Kanase. This project however, is 100% my own project! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I explain more HERE!.

Hi Everyone!!!
Do you ever wonder what happens when two of your favorite designers from Sizzix and their dies collide!
Well, today I am sharing with you my Barrel Cactus Cookie Container project using Lynda Kanase newest Succulent Collection along with Eileen Hull’s Cookie Box Die.

Begin by running two pieces of pattern paper from the Succulent Serenity Cardstock Pad
through the Xyron Creative Station. Die cut Cookie Box using the Cookie Box Dies and Little Sizzles Mat Board. 
Form Cookie Box; ink edges with Nutmeg Ink.
Hot glue moss to inside of Cookie Box.

Die cut Barrel Cactus using pattern paper from the Succulent Serenity Cardstock Pad.
Ink edges with Nutmeg ink; form barrel cactus. Glue to inside of prepared box.

Die cut Succulent 2D & 3D  and Paper Clippables from Succulent Serenity Cardstock Pad.

Form cactus flowers, ink edges. Add micro beads to the centers.
Glue to top of barrel cactus.

Ink edges of butterflies; adhere at body.
Adhere to top of box lid.

Create a few more of the cactus flowers; adhere to the sides of the box.

Add bow to box.

I hope you are inspired to grab your Lynda Kanase and Eileen Hull Dies from Sizzix and see what you can create when using them together. Hugs Pam
Sizzix Supplies:
May Arts Ribbon
Micro Beads
Black Gemstones
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
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Did You Say Candy….with Eileen Hull Inspiration Team

Today I am sharing my Rare Oddities Candy Dish I created using Eileen Hull’s Cookie Box Die.
It has to be one of the most versatile dies that is out there. 
Love that I can make it look pretty with pretty paper 
A cool inky container!!!

Today I went with the pretty using Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Collection from Graphic 45. 
I began by die cutting the Cookie Box Die with both the Little Sizzles Mat Board and twice with pattern paper. 
Create Cookie Box according to package directions and then adhere the pattern paper to the inside and outside of box. 

Fill you candy box with your favorite candies or cookies; adhere to a candle stand. 

Tie tulle around the candle stand. 

Die cut Pansy Flowers and Spring Leaves from pattern paper. 
Form flowers and leaves using tweezers. 
Ink edges with brown ink. 
Adhere to candle stand and top of candy box. 
I hope I have inspired you to get the Cookie Box which you can find HERE  in the Sizzix Store along with other of Eileen Hull’s Dies. 
eileen hull die cut magic

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Merry Christmas Baby Ornament…

 Art with Heart December Challenge is still going in full swing so make sure you check it out!  
We are sharing some of our “Favorite Things” and we want you to play along!  So for the month of December just remember anything goes.
So get out some of your favorite Eileen Hull dies from Sizzix and play along with us. 
Can’t wait to see what you create. 
 One of my favorite dies is Eileen Cookie Box die…it so versatile….you can make and use them individually or stack them or like me I left the lid off an created a special ornament. I had seen several box like ornaments this year in stores and online; so I was inspired to create my own.
I began by first cutting the die out using white mat board and pattern paper. 
Ran the pattern paper through the Creative Station from Xyron.
 I inked the outside and edges with brown ink. 
Also ink the pattern paper on the edges prior to placing them on the box. 
Die cut the bottom from the ephemera pack. 
Ink edges and place inside box.
 Spray a small wreath with mist. Allow to dry.
Hot glue red twine around edge of cookie box. 
Adhere to wreath to top of box with hot glue to for nest.
Add birds, pinecones, berries and rusty stars. 
 Die cut leaves from Sizzix Tattered Pinecones and add under nest. 
Add a brown twine bow to the side. 
 Add modeling past to the bottom inside of cookie box to make it look like snow.
Add a few small packages and pinecones. 
Apply modeling past here and there to make it look like it is snowing.
I give my kids a special ornament every year and thought this would be the one I would give to my son and his bride since they are expecting their first baby. 
Love the two red birds, momma is sitting patiently on the nest and daddy looks a bit bewildered, lol
 Honestly, they are super excited so the Merry Christmas Baby will be a fabulous addition to their tree. 
Eileen Hull/Sizzix Cookie Box Die
Sizzix Mat Board
Sizzix Tattered Pinecones
Tim Holtz Yuletide Pattern Paper
Tim Holtz Festive Epherema Pack
DecoArt Modeling Paste
DecoArt Memories Mists Margartia
Celebrate It Pieces Embellishments 
Red and Brown Twine
Brown Ink
Xyron Creative Station
 Remember to link up your December projects HERE!!!
Eileen Hull Inspiration Team

I’m so happy to be apart of Eileen Hull Inspiration Design Team and help promote Eileen Hull’s wonderful products that are manufactured with Sizzix. Eileen and Sizzix so generously supply us with so many fabulous Dies and Embossing Folders to work with like those that I’m using today