Micro Paisley and Pink Planner and Goodies

Hi everyone! I am back with a quick post about a micro planner I created for a swap I was in. I used Eileen Hull’s Passport Diecut to create this micro planner for my swap partner Nancy. The swap was a color crush swap and we had to put together a collection of items in our swap partner’s favorite colors and Nancy’s favorite colors are soft pink and sage green…I had problems finding sage green items. ūüėě

I created the micro planner from fabric and fusible webbing. If you missed my how to post on how I made the Fabric Travel journal with the Journal Diecut you can find that post HERE.

I added pockets to the inside covers using lace and I added two micro notebooks, a micro scrapbook that I created from 4″x6″ journaling cards and a place to hold sticky notes.¬†This gave Nancy plenty of goodies to have a hand when she is on the go. ūüėÄ

I found this fun pen and butterfly charm on clearance at Hobby Lobby. It sure added the right touches to finish off the micro planner.

I also put together an assortment of goodies to use with the planner or use in other craft projects.

I had a few canvas make up bags that I bought from Target with the intent of decorating and giving as gifts at Christmas time…which didn’t happen. So I decorated one of those to give Nancy more storage for her craft supplies.
I cut fabric flowers from the Stitchy Flowers & Leaf Dieuts, frayed the edges of the flowers and added a button along with cording and lace and adhered to the corner of the bag. 

Here are some of the goodies I included inside of the bag. If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #292-#293

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Shabby Chic Planner and Beach Floral Giveaway Winner Announcement

Hi everyone! I am back to share another journal I created with Eileen Hull’s Journal Diecut. This¬†journal I actually created before my travel journal but with this one I made mistakes (which I won’t point out ūüėČ)and I¬†didn’t take how to photos as I was working on it. ūüėē So if you missed the how to of my travel journal you can find the post HERE.

This journal is basically the same other than I used Pom Pom trim, a different type of lace and ribbon was used on the spine.

The inside I used a combination of traveler’s notebooks from Michael’s, Target and Webster’s Pages.

I added lace pockets on the inside covers to diecuts and journaling cards.

And there you have it! If you have any questions about this journal please let me know. Also if you want to see the what the Inspiration Team has been up to hop on over to Eileen’s BLOG.


Linda Israel is the winner of this little matchbox with goodies! Also I decided to giveaway a second small grab bag of goodies and the winner of that is Beth Byrd! Congratulations ladies and please contact me with your mailing info. ūüėä
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Fabric Travel Journal

Hi everyone! I am back with a step by step tutorial of Eileen Hull’s Journal Diecut!¬†Generally I get caught up in the process and forget to do photos along the way as I create. ūüėź¬†

The fun part of this journal is there is no sewing whatsoever. ūüėÄ First I started by cutting four pieces of fabric (two for the cover and¬†two for the inside cover) and two pieces of fusible webbing ¬†all pieces slightly larger that the journal diecut.

I placed the piece of fabric on top of the fusible webbing and the other fabric on the bottom and ironed firmly on both sides and let cool. The fusible webbing has directions on how to use it when you get it cut. 

I had to take care as to how I ran the fabric through the diecut machine since I didn’t want the map on the cover to be upside down.

I used Fabri-Tac adhesive to glue all of the journal together. It “grabs” the fabric quickly so no need to hold and wait for it to dry.

Next I adhered trim around the outside to cover the raw edge of the journal.

Trim finished around the cover of the journal.

I adhered lace to either side of the center holes and where I couldn’t see the holes I used an awl to poke holes through the lace.

The inside cover I cut two pieces of stretchy lace and while gluing to the inside I pulled the lace taunt as I went.

I then finished the outer edges with trim.

I used a couple of my 8″x8″ stacks of cardstock and some graph paper to create the traveler’s notebooks for my journal. The 8″x8″ is a perfect size! No measuring or cutting down and all you have to do is fold and punch holes in the spine and sew together.¬†The notebooks have ten papers per signature and I¬†trimmed the excess cardstock that¬†protruded from the notebooks to give ¬†them a more¬†finished look.

I finished the journal by adhering lace to the center¬†and added an elastic¬†band with a charm for the outside closure and strung the inside and added my traveler’s notebook and¬†waa-laaa finished!

Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog for more inspiration from the design team and as always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Fabric Micro Passport Planner

Hi everyone! I am here to share a micro planner I created using the Passport Diecut from Eileen Hull.


I wanted to make a planner out of fabric but I didn’t want it to be floppy so my solution was to use fusible webbing.¬†First I cut the fabric and fusible webbing bigger than the actual diecut which you will need a total of four fabric and two fusible webbings cut¬†off the covers and two fabrics and one webbing for the spine.¬†


Next I ironed the both pieces of the fabric to either side of the¬†fusible webbing…there are directions on how to do that with fusible webbing when you purchase it…and once it is cool run it through the diecut machine to cut the covers and spine. It is ten times easier to do it this way that cut each individually and then try to iron it all¬†together. Ask me how I know? I have already done this on one of my projects that will be shared later on. ūüėĀ¬†
I used Fabri-Tac Adhesive to adhered the covers and spine together according to the directions on the Passport Diecut and then I strung elastic cording through the holes in the spine and tied off according to the directions of the Journal Diecut. Since there was no way to keep the planner closed I punched a hole in the spine and added elastic cording.



The inside covers I adhered lace to create a pocket to hold journaling cards and washi tape. The tags that the washi tape are wrapped around tab closures from the Journal Diecut. I used the diecut packaging to cut these tabs and I embossed them with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder.


Did you know that you can use 4″x6″ journal cards in your planner? I didn’t! All you have to do is fold them in half and either staple or sewing them together to created a mini album! If you aren’t bothered with excess paper sticking out of the edge you can leave as is or cut off the¬†excess and round the corners. I also added washi tape to the outside and inside so I¬†wouldn’t¬†accidentally catch my finger on the staple.


Also I added a divider to hold sticky notes on. I used the leftover piece of a file folder…you know the ones that you can purchase at Target…it is perfect since it is sturdy.


I added two micro notebooks that I had purchased from Michael’s and now the inside of the planner is complete.


The outside of the planner I trimmed the front and back with lace, trim and Ric Rac. I also added charms to the closure and spine to finish it off. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this planner for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #285-287



Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Canvas Corp: Mini Spring Flowers Notebook

Hi everyone!¬†If you don’t already know I love to create junk journals and my own traveler notebooks and I always have leftover scraps of notebook and grid paper that I can’t make myself throw away so I thought why not make a mini notebook from my scraps?¬†
I am excited to share that I have a notebook I created up on Canvas Corp’s blog today! For more info and photos you can find the post HERE.

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

Flower Party Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share with you my project using Eileen Hull’s newest collection of diecuts and embossing folders that have been released this month. I’ve been watching videos on YouTube and came across this¬†video from Debbie-Anne of Ephemera’s Vintage Garden turning file folders into junk journals and decided¬†Eileen’s diecuts would make great embellishments for a journal.

From the Romance Diecut I cut a variety of flower shapes from fabric, tulle and felt (twelve total).

I layered the flower and secured it with a brad.

Also I used a brad with a large flat surface so I could adhere buttons, sequin and a Dew Drop to the top of it. I cut two leaves from the Spring Leaves Diecut in felt. Adhered to the back of the flower along with lace, ribbon and Ric Rac.

I cut the ends off of a file folder so it would be nine inches high (plus I wanted the tab to be in the center of the journal). I scored 1/4 inch on either side of the fold of the file folder to create a spine. Then I measured six inches from the fold on the spine on either side and scored again. This creates a pocket for inside the front cover and the flap that will cover part of the outside cover.

Next I gathered a variety of “junk” for the pages in my journal. I used graph paper, book/music pages, envelope, cardstock, calendar page, etc. for a total of fifteen papers for the inside of the journal. I folded the papers in half and measured and poked small holes 1 3/4 inches apart down the center of the fold.

I sewed all the papers together.  

Next I tied off and then stitched the pages into the cover of the file folder.

The inside pocket I folded a piece of cardstock in half, rounded the edges and cut the fancy diecut from the Square Box Diecut as a tag pull for the pull out. Also I embossed Leather Paper with the Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder, inked over the raised area and cut to fit the inside tab and outside tab. I glued cardstock and a strip of embossed leather paper to the front and punched a small hole in the tab and added the fabric flower before adhering the other embossed paper leather to the inside cover.

Next I cut two of each of the following from these diecuts: Candy Drawer (cover) and Square Box. I embossed the candy drawer covers with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.

On the inside of the journal the flap of the envelope I folded each square box two inches at the bottom  and glued  on each side to create a pocket. Next adhered both to either side of the flap. 

Both of the candy drawer covers I folded the “v” end over and inked the edges and added a strip of cardstock to the center of each one.
I also cut flowers from the Pansy Diecut and a set of leaves from the Spring Leaves Diecut. I adhered those to the top of each tag along with a sequin and dew drop.

I cut from the Heart and Soul Flower Diecut a couple of the smallest flowers and adhered to the envelope. The envelope will be a great place to add journaling cards or little keepsakes. The bright and cheery yellow page I embossed with the Lace Medallions Embossing Folder. 

I had actually folded the pieces of cardstock¬†in half¬†before running it through the machine to emboss…texture on both pages. ūüôā

To finish off the journal I cut a forty-four inch piece of seam binding and folded in half. I worked the seam binding under the flower and then tied it off. All that has to be done is wrap the seam binding around the journal and then wrap around the flower to keep it closed.

There you have my project using Eileen Hull’s diecuts and embossing folders and since I’m a flowery type of gal I know I am going to have a¬†blast creating with all these! Also be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to see what everyone is up to. You can find past blog posts from¬†the¬†Inspiration Team HERE, HERE and HERE using¬†the Paper Flower Party Collection.
As always if you have any questions about this project please be sure to let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!