Friday, March 18, 2016

Hey, We are Guest Bloggers! Eileen Hull for Sizzix Dies


Hi, lovely crafters, Darcie here.  A couple of months ago, Eileen Hull asked some of her friends if they would be interested in doing a guest post on her blog and of course we said yes! We met Eileen at CHA a few years ago after the lovely Anita Houston (www.theartfulmavenhaven.com) heard about Zippee and said to Johnna, "you have to meet Eileen Hull. She is renovating a Scotty vintage camper". 



Eileen designs amazing dies for Sizzix and makes wonderful paper crafting projects. So at CHA, she introduced us and the rest is history.  Since then, Eileen and her camper Scotty have been all over the country, teaching and sharing her love of all things crafty. This year at CHA, she asked us to do some make n' takes in her booth where she was actually able to get Scotty into the convention center. It was so much fun - she had some wonderful guest artists demoing there. The booth was busy the whole time!


We designed two projects for her using some of our favorite Sizzix dies. The full tutorials are on her blog here:  www.eileenhull.com so please check it out! Also, there is a HUGE sale going on today and tomorrow at the Sizzix site too. Make sure to visit and get some great deals, up to 40% off.

We decided to continue with our Come Clean 2016 initiative and corral our happy mail. As you go through your stash, you may find the perfect item to send to a friend and it's nice to have a place to put it while in transit. We used Eileen's Flower Box Scoreboard die for all of the boxes. It's the perfect size for envelopes, notecards and other supplies. 

Darcie's Project - Happy Mail Station




Johnna's Project - Happy Mail Supply Caddy





So, please check out Eileen's blog and make these with us. They are so pretty and practical at the same time!  And don't forget to join our Facebook group, Scrappy Camper Sisters Come Clean 2016 if you are clearing out and organizing your craft supplies and want some company. Bye for now!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Bonus Project for March ScrappyCamperSisters Come Clean 2016

This month we are tackling ephemera. It could be vintage or what my sister so lovingly calls fauxphemra. As crafters and artists we all have it and mine I noticed has crept into other rooms! I love finding a box of unwanted letters from the 1800's or old menus, the smell, the language, the beautiful old handwriting, so lovely.

This project deals with postage stamps. Here are a few items you will need to make what I will call the Happy Mail Frame.



  • 1 frame old or new any size (I used a 8x10 in frame)
  • Cork sheet (I found mine at Michael's craft store $5.99 a roll on sale and it's adhesive backed)
  • Modpodge 
  • A clip of some sort (I pryed mine off a cheap clipboard)
  • Beacon Quick Dry glue or E6000 something strong to adhere the clip
  • Scissors 
  • Postage Stamps (mine came from actual happy mail I recieved)
First disassemble frame. Use glass to trace cork then discard glass.
Modpodge stamps on frame first adhere it to frame then coat it with a top coat of Modpodge.




Assemble frame putting cork in and glue a clip toward the top. This will allow you to use clip for hanging a piece of art a friend may have sent. You can also make one and send a piece of your own artwork on the clip to a friend as a gift. 
This can be done using any ephemera. Try sheet music, book paper, old maps, letters, buttons and coins, it's a great way to use up all those little things sitting in a drawer or box.

I hope you are joining us over on our Facebook page ScrappyCamperSisters Come Clean 2016 Group page, for more challenges, ideas and sharing the process. 

Due to technical difficulties I am sad to say we will not be streaming Saturday, March 5th. We will announce when we will be streaming the March project. 

Follow us on www.ustream.tv/channel/scrappycampersisters  for our live classes.

Store found objects in old cigar boxes 

Postage Stamps

Old ledger paper, book paper, letters

Store larger items in a file cabinet

Before sorting, I had just kept throwing things in drawers, now I put big items in filing cabinets, smaller items in old cigar boxes that are labeled

Have a great weekend! XX, J