Felt China Doll Passport Journal

Hi everyone! I am here today to share a project I created for Eileen Hull’s blog! The team this month has teamed up with Kunin to show case their felt. The cool part about this felt is  it is recycled from plastic bottles…you would never know by the texture! 
I created a mini traveler’s notebook from the Passport Diecut for my mom for Mother’s Day.

I started by cutting two covers from white felt, two inside covers and a spine from White Paper Leather. Before adhering all together with Fabri-Tac Adhesive I embossed the paper leather covers with the Waffle Embossing Folder and the spine with the Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder. I forgot to add the paper leather I adhered to the inside of each cover to give the journal just enough rigidness yet flexibility for the journal to expand.

I also cut another cover from felt, cut in half used the Scallops on the Edge Diecut to add a little interest to the pocket. 
I used the following ColorBox Blends (these inks can be found on Eileen Hull’s etsy account HERE) on the cover and pocket: Frog, Leaf, Melon, Tutu and  Sunshine inks by applying color to my glass palette and adding a little water and then I splattered each color of ink separately and let dry.

While the covers and pocket where drying I cut from the Stitchy Flower and Leaf Diecuts a few flowers from the white, peach and olive felt. For the white felt flowers I painted those in Melon and Sunshine and let dry.

I fussy cut this china doll printable that I had purchased from Oxford Impressions (no longer available) and adhered to the cover. I adhered the flowers with gems, pearls and button to the doll.

 I found this micro notebook at Michael’s and thought this would be perfect to add to the inside of the journal. So all I had to do was add elastic cording and add the notebooks.

I had a leftover piece of notebook divider…you know the ones that you can purchase at Target in the Dollar Spot for a dollar? I folded and rounded the corners and added to the center elastic a place to hold sticky notes just in case my mom needs to jot down a reminder. 

In the back pocket I added a gift card to Hobby Lobby and a mini black gel pen but my mom she can use the pocket to receipts, stamps or whatever.

I love how easy it was to use the felt and how well the inks that I used on it turned out!
Be sure to check out Eileen’s blog to see what the Inspiration Team has been up to. You can find past post HERE, HERE and HERE. Also hop on over to Kunin’s blog and see the creativity of their team! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:

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