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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Organising with Eileen Hull dies ...

Hello Friends

This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team are sharing projects using Eileen's dies to help us get organised.  In my case I have created a couple of things that a boy or girl (or grown up!) might find useful on their workspace/desk.
I used one of Eileen's new dies (Cardbox, Planner Storage & Organiser- Sizzix 662361) and also one of her original Scoreboard dies (Block/Cube/Bank Sizzix 658983) to create a notepad holder and a phone/pen holder.  I also used some wonderful stamp sets by AALL & Create (Set #13 and #14 by Olga Heldwein), they are such fun stamps!
In my stash of papers I have lots of painty backgrounds that I created after taking a couple of classes with Seth Apter - for this one I used his monoprint technique and then brayered some white gesso over the top to lighten the colour and add more texture before adding some paint splats.

I die cut the planner box from my painty card and constructed it, it comes in one main piece and goes together like a dream.  I made two boxes and glued them together to give double the storage space.  You can of course, have a whole row of these, free standing or glued together - they are very substantial and will hold CDs, small books, cards, pens, pencils, brushes - whatever you choose to organise!

I stamped and fussy cut the character for the front, added some hashtag stamps from the same stamp set, made a couple of bookmarks and notepads, all stamped from Set #13 and #14.  Don't you just love that little character peeking over the edge!!

I wanted to make something to house a mobile phone and so I used the Box/Cube, it was originally designed to be able to have a hole cut in the top to make the box into a bank.  I used the idea to cut a larger hole that would house a phone.

I also cut six holes that can house pens, scissors etc., before constructing the box, again cut from my painty background card.  I added the stamping from Set #13.






A view from the top so that you can see the hole I cut for the mobile phone.  I simply measured the phone and cut the hole with a sharp knife.  For a larger phone you could simply cut the hole diagonally and still have room for a couple of holes for pens etc.









I used the left over pieces of card to create some notepads and a couple of bookmarks...
I decided to create a robot (as you do!) with a small block and some bits I had in my stash, his 'lightbulb head' is covered with one of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology domes and his body has been stamped with a stamp from Set #14 of the AALL & Create stamp sets.

I hope you will visit Eileen's Blog to see what my talented team mates have been making this month, there have been and will be posts each week sharing organising ideas.

As always, thank you so much for your visit, I hope to see you again soon!

Best Wishes,  Anne xxx


31 comments:

  1. wow Anne - you can certainly get organised with this little lot! What a fabulous idea and beautifully decorated too! I love your set! Big hugs rachel xx

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  2. Oh my gosh, I have to comment on the robot, first!! He's so absolutely adorable, Anne!! There was a show on US TV years ago called Lost in Space, and I can just here this guy saying the catchphrase "Danger Will Robinson" :) I can't tell you how much I love this set you've created!! The painted backgrounds are amazing!! Wow!! I love the colors!! The critters with their big eyes and scarves are so adorable!! I just love, love these!! I wish I had a fraction of your creativity, my friend!! These are spectacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. No one needs to tell you to be awesome Anne, you already are for sure. A really wonderful set, and such fun too! You definitely had many inspired 'lightbulb moments'. Nicola x

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  4. Oh my, these are totally awesome Anne!! Cannot tell you how much I love this adorable set of organisers!! The colour and texture is perfect and the stamps .. oh!! those stamps .. are absolutely adorable!!!! Love them .. especially the little guy peeking over the edge .. sooooo cute!!! And then there's the robot!!! Oh yeah!! That's definitely Robbie from Lost in Space, just like Lisa said!! He is gorgeous!! You are so very clever and so very creative!! Love, love, love all of these so much!! Have a wonderful day!! hugs xx

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  5. You are not only clever, artistic, and creative, you are FUN, Annie! I was agog over your cool organizing creations, but you really WOWed me and stole my heart with that sensational robot!! As you do!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  6. Love those painty backgrounds Anne! Your storage systems are not only practical but such fun with Olga's stamps. We all need storage just like this to hold those very important pieces in our crafting stash. The idea of building up the organisers to have as many as you need is so useful.
    Thank you for sharing Anne.
    Wishing you a wonderful week.
    Hugs Tracey xx
    P.S Your Robot is inspirational xx

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  7. This is such a fun and practical set Anne! As ever you've worked your magic with Eileen's die designs. It's perfect for organising a desk and what a wonderful way to showcase the AALL & Create designs. I LOVE that you've even created your own Robbie the Robot! xxx

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  8. Such a brilliant set Anne! so much imagination to combine all those wonderful dies. And your painted/inked papers are just stunning. Love it! x

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  9. Fantastic set Anne and brilliant use of the stamps, he looks wonderful in your desk organisation set. Brilliant idea, beautifully executed. Love this set. Tracy ❤️❤️

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  10. WOW .... talk about organised!! This looks fab and would be great on anyone's desk. I love the stamps you've used and your robot is definitely 'awesone'!! xx

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  11. Anne, You make everything you do look so easy! Yikes! I would not even know where to begin! What a super neat set, for everyone really! I love the fun character you have added he is a hoot!
    And that mini robot!! OMGosh how adorable!
    Thanks for sharing my friend! xo

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  12. These are out of this world fun and creative Anne! I adore your ideas and designs. Loving the whimsical nature and use of your painty backgrounds on each piece and the rusty robot is incredible! Wow wow wow! Well done and hugs, Autumn

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  13. How I love this cute robot! You're so creative, Anne! Your set is made for a perfect organization, but it is so beautiful! I love this bright blue

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  14. Soooooo cool! Such a clever storage idea and those characters are just the cutest ever! Love the blues. You are just the cleverest 3D crafter ever my friend! Hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  15. Brilliant desk set, love the stamps and painted background paper and the phone holder is just to clever! Fabulous projects!

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  16. Not only clever & adorable in all it's wonderful Anne touches, but so useful too. (that's definitely an A+ project that meets all the ticks!) Love the blue shades that you used, and the whimsical characters with which you've decorated all the boxes and goodies. And yes I did get a chuckle from the little guys peeking over the top. This will make wonderful gifts as well as a handy gift to yourself! TFS & Hugs

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  17. Great projects once again. I love that character you've put on top of the bookmarks - definitely for use in public to make people smile. Your robot is funny too!! Elaine xx

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  18. Wow!!! what a fabulous desk set - so many possibilities.
    Toni xx

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  19. Oh, my word, Anne! I love everyone of these pieces! the practical side of me loves the storage units. I could really see a line of those planner boxes attached to the wall to hold those smaller scraps I just can't seem to toss. I am a flipper and putting them into shallow drawers (as they are now) just doesn't work for my organization 'type. Your phone storage is such a clever idea! But that robot is so stinkin' creative, and he really makes me smile. Thank you for sharing all your inspiration! Hugs!

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  20. Lost for words Anne. These creations are very practical as well as being artistic. Your work never ceases to amaze me and is always so colourful and bright. Fabulous artwork. Hugs Rita xxx

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  21. Wow Anne what an amazing set! I love your painty backgrounds, and I can see that you have super organisational skills (you must have my share too) 😂 These cute stamps are perfect and of course every craft room needs a robot! Have a very happy week, Sue xx

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  22. Oh Anne! Every time I visit your blog I am enthralled by your creativity - you have a brilliant way of turning the ordinary into the EXTRAordinary! The organisers alone are wonderful but then the custom made phone box and the little notebooks are such clever additions....and then....you create this cute little robot!!! Gobsmacked...that's what I am!!! Big hugs, Chrisx

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  23. These are just the most creative whimsical designs Anne! LOVE those images and your beautiful backgrounds - what a very clever idea to make the cube box into a holder for your phone! and I LOVE the little robot too!! Julia xx

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  24. This is so much fun Anne! I just love that your projects are always so functional as well as brilliant. The block that holds your phone is amazing, I'm always setting mine down to end up having it buried under supplies. The characters are so quirky, just love the whole theme!

    The weather here has been so dull and grey, I would actually call it a complete lack of weather!! No sun, no rain, no snow, just grey, grey and more grey. Good thing I have tons of new crafting supplies to play with. lol. Still haven't brought myself to pick up my camera, but I did take a walk to the lake the other day to check out the gazillion seagulls that were making a ruckus. lol. Well I hope you have a great week my friend, sending hugs :)

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  25. Fantastic project Anne! What a wonderful way to organize your treasures!

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  26. What a great use of your gorgeous painty backgrounds Anne. Love how you teamed them with Eileen’s new dies to make your awesome desk organiser and phone/pen cube and who wouldn’t want a little robot friend sat on their desk ? I love him! Off to look at the Stamps over at AALL and Create, love the little chaps you used for this project! Hugs xx

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  27. totally could see something like this on my desk both at work and at home!

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  28. Oh my gosh, these are so fun and the fact that it's functional beats all! My son would love these on his desk!

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  29. Brilliant Anne and so useful too. Those stamps are so cute. I have to say that I love your robot, I'm sure Mini Me would love him/her in fact it's time he had a friend, I need to give this some thought soon. Have a great Easter. Big hugs, Angela xxx

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  30. Such a fantastic set! Anne. LOVE the colour and the quirky characters and of course in your fair hands Eileens dies are always worked to their best. Your use of the cubebox to hold not only pens, pencils etc but to also house a mobile phone is such a brilliant idea.
    hugs x

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