Eileen Hull: Mushroom Wrapped Journal

Hi everyone! I back today with my Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team project! The challenge for this month was to create a project in a Halloween/Autumn theme. It has been hard to get excited about Fall since the temperatures have been in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s so I decided to use the new DCWV Okey Dokey Paper Pad and go with a black and white leaves, flowers and mushroom theme…you could say kinda Autumn themed. 😁

First I cut the Wrapped Journal Diecut from Mat Board and inked the inside and outside spines with ColorBox Blends Ebony Ink. Once it was dry I splattered ColorBox Blends Coconut and Flagstone onto the outside and inside spines.

I cut the inside cover with one of the black and white speckled cardstock from the Okey Dokey Paper Pad and adhered inside.
From the same paper pad I picked out the black and white line drawings of leaves, flowers and mushroom and cut and adhered to the outside cover. From the internet I found a vintage black and white drawing of a mushroom. I printed and fussy cut the mushroom out. I adhered a piece of patterned cardstock to the smaller cover and the mushroom. On the larger cover I applied a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the back of patterned cardstock. I placed the “Journal” Diecut from the Journaling Words Diecuts and  ran through the diecut machine. I peeled the backing off of the adhesive and added the “Journal” diecut to the cover. I poked a small hole in the center of the spine and ran white elastic cording through the hole and tied off to create a closure. I also strung black elastic cording in the spine to hold journaling notebooks.

I cut the stitching out of a mini notebook. You can find these in packs of three at the Dollar Tree. 

I got four booklets with six pages each from the one mini notebook.
From the Okey Dokey Paper Pad I cut covers for each of the notebooks and then stitched all pages and covers together. I also added my initial  and “Journal” diecut to the cover of two of the notebooks.
I also cut dash boards to cover some of the notebooks and some will hold sticky notes.

I plan on adding more to the journal and will share once I finish those projects. 😀 Also be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see the latest projects the Inspiration Team has created. You can find those post HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenge.

Mini Album Makers Challenge: September

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day wonderful and enjoy creating! 


6 thoughts on “Eileen Hull: Mushroom Wrapped Journal

  1. Tonya, the papers you used are beautiful and they work together so well. The toadstool on the cover and the signatures are fabulous! Love this journal!Thanks so much for joining in with us this month at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Tonya, I'm so crazy over this mushroom themed journal! And what a clever tip with the mini notebooks. I usually just glue paper over the existing cover. I'm sure these are much softer. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Autumn

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