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. 🙂
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!