Mini Autumn Breezes Journal

Hi everyone! I’m here today to share this mini journal I created for my Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team project. I had actually started this project this past summer but had laid it aside. I wanted to make a mini pocket journal with the “sleeve” from the Stacking Drawer Diecut. I had seen something similar on instagram and thought the “sleeve” diecut to the drawer was the perfect option. 
Before cutting the “sleeve” out I applied an Adhesive Sheet to both sides of a piece of Chip Board and added patterned cardstock before run through the Diecut Machine.
Fast forward to now, the patterned cardstock isn’t all that “Autumn like” so I added patterned cardstock from Auburn Lane Collection over the other cardstock on both sides. 

I cut about and inch off one end of the sleeves, measured, marked and punched holes so I could add the Closure Handles (I purchased these at Hobby Lobby).
Next I cut an assortment of patterned cardstock and vellum for the inside pages. That was a total of eight pages per signature with there being three signatures in the journal. 

Here is the list of assorted diecuts I used of Eileen’s for the inside pages: Bookmark, Tag and Pocket, Bookplate, Hinges and Label, Floral Arch and Words and the Credit Card Sleeve and Tags (retired) Diecuts. The little pocket diecut I sewed into the center of each signature and then glued close to create the pocket.
Before stitching the pages into the journal I cut a piece of cardstock 1 3/8″x2″ and punched holes about 1/4″ a part, sewed the pages onto the cardstock and adhered to the inside spine.  
Some of the diecuts I folded cardstock in half and slightly moved into the diecut before running through the diecut machine to create a larger diecut page.
I also cut tags and flowers for the inside pockets. I added a brad to the center of each flower.
The outside of the album I added an assortment of diecuts from Eileen along with store bought diecuts. I created these two frozen Charlotte dolls from a mold and paper clay and I also use the little house diecut from the Christmas House Ornament Diecut
I added thread, sequins and gems as filler to complete the front of the journal.
Be sure to check Eileen Hull’s blog for the latest projects from the rest of the Inspiration Team!  You can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE.
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Stacking Drawer Diecut
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookmark, Tag and Pocket Diecuts
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookplate, Hinges and Label Diecuts
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Floral Arch and Words Diecuts
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Christmas House Ornament Diecut
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Diecuts (retired)
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Christmas House Ornament Diecut
Adhesive Sheet
Chip Board
Diecut Machine
Auburn Lane Collection
Paper Cutter
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

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