A Beary Merry Christmas Cork Journal

Hi everyone! I’m super excited to share this project with y’all. Eileen Hull’s teams were sent a package of Surfaces Cork Roll from Sizzix to create something using Eileen’s dies, thinlits and embossing folders. I used the Notepad Diecut, Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits, the label from the Card Caddy Diecut and the hinge from the Treasure Box Diecut (retired) along with some other thinlits and embossing folders from Olivia Rose and Tim Holtz. Let’s get started!

First, I gathered up all my supplies before starting.

I applied Adhesive Sheets to both side of a piece of Mat Board, cut the cork and a piece of cardstock to fit the mat board. Next I placed the diecut onto the mat board and run through the Diecut Machine. I cut the cover twice.

I placed the journal cover into the 3D Tree Rings Embossing Folder but could not get it to run through the diecut machine, which sent me into a mini panic. But after much tinkering I used two sets of cutting plates and a crease pad to emboss both covers.

I peeled the cork and mat board away from one of the tabs on the spine.

This will make the spine have a “flat” look once it is glued together.

I used a combination of chalk inks on the cover and I also applied with my finger Rose Gold Luster Wax in random spots.

I picked three different shades of green from the Surfacez Eclectic Color Collection and cut three wreaths from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits. I cut two “open” and wove them through the wreath that I didn’t cut and adhered to the cover.

From the same paper collection I cut out all the parts for the bear from the Doodle Christmas Thinlits and used a combo of adhesive sheets and adhesive to piece together.

I lightly inked over parts of the bear and adhered to the cover.

I punched two holes in the top and bottom of the spine with a Crop-A-Dile and set eyelets into each hole before stringing elastic cording through the holes and tying off.

I covered with cardstock a label from the Card Caddy Diecut and the hinge from the Treasure Box Diecut and adhered on top of each other before gluing to the spine.

For the booklets inside the journal I had an A6 plain planner notebook but it was too tall. No problem!

I measured and cut the notebook in half (2 7/8″) and I also added a bit of glue to the stitches on each end of each book to keep it from coming undone.

I covered each book with a festive Christmas cardstock and added a present and a tree from the Doodle Christmas Thinlits and seals from the Prize Ribbons Diecut (retired) onto each book.

I’m not sure if I’ll make a December Daily out of this or use as glue book? What would you use it as?

If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog lately to see what her teams have been up to you can find the latest posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Notepad Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Card Caddy Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Treasure Box Diecut (retired)

Sizzix/Olivia Rose: Doodle Christmas Thinlits

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: 3D Tree Rings Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Prize Ribbons Diecut (retired)

Sizzix: Surfaces Cork Roll

Sizzix: Surfacez Eclectic Color Collection

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Diecut Machine

Sizzix: Rose Gold Luster Wax

Chalk Ink

A6 Notebook

Crop-A-Dile

Eyelets

Elastic Cording

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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

Pastel December Daily Glue Book Journal

Hi everyone! I’m back today with my Inspiration Team project I created for Eileen Hull. Truth be told I started this December Daily in 2017. ūüėģ Let’s face it no matter how hard I try I have never finished a December Daily. NEVER! I love looking at other peoples dailies and long to have one that has all the photos and¬†documenting of my everyday life BUT in all honesty I don’t do anything exciting. I decorate the tree, wrap presents and then I get with my family and open the¬†presents…see nothing really exciting. So I turned this into a glue book that I have been working on for the last three years. What is a glue book? It is a journal/book that you glue whatever you want to into it…pretty simple huh? ūüėä
I started this December Daily by cutting the covers from a file folder using the Journal Diecut.
I extended and reinforced the spine with an extra piece of the file folder once I glued the covers together.
I decorated the cover with and assortment of Christmas cardstock, trims and embellishments. The snowman and snow woman is a printable that I sized up before printing, fussy cutting and adhering to the cover. I also glued the clasp to the inside of the cover and tied a piece of cording with a tassel on the end to use as a closure.
I covered the spine with lace, then punched holes through the lace and run the elastic cording through the holes and tied off inside. I also sewed a button to the spine to wrap the cording with tassel to.
For the inside of the journal/glue book I used blank journals that I had purchased in a package of six from Target. They are the perfect size other than I had to cut off the ends so they would fit. 
I used a deer printable that I had received in a swap to decorate the cover of the journal along with pom pom trim. On the inside cover I created a double belly band to hold scraps that will eventually make its way into this book.
This is the perfect way to use scraps of cardstock and printables.
I covered these pages with my collection of Christmas washi tape. 
I have so much Christmas Washi Tape that I had to make a flap to hold the extras.
The Happy Holidays sentiment is an envelope I cut down to create a side pocket to hold tags and printables. I added pieces of patterned cardstock and an embellishment underneath the postage stamp. 
On the other side of the page is the envelope flap that I decorated. 
On the inside of the flap I added more cardstock and a little sentiment I had cut from a piece of cardstock. On the page I created a diagonal pocket to hold Christmas tags I had pulled off of the presents I had received that were to cute to throw away. 
I also added bits of wrapping paper from past presents to the pages as a collage. There you have it a peek of some of the inside pages of my not so December Daily/Glue Book. As always if you have questions please let me know.
If you need more inspiration from Eileen’s team you can find her blog posts HERE¬†and HERE.
Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journal Diecut
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Sizzix/Brenda Walton: Merry and Bright Cardstock Pad
Christmas Ephemera
Printables
Elastic Cording
Lace, Pom Pom Trim and Trims
Embellishments
Various Christmas Cardstock
Washi Tape
Journals
File Folder
(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)
DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements.¬†I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.¬†The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely¬†my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Addiction to Paper Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com¬†Products.¬†

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