Eileen Hull: Peaches and Cream Felt Planner Journal

Hi everyone! I’m back again with another project using Eileen Hull’s Wrapped Journal Diecut but this time I made a planner out of it!
Before placing felt over the Wrapped Journal Diecut I placed the Movers and Shapers Floral Cutout Die inside the opening of the wrapped journal diecut  and cut out the journal. Then I used the Magnetic Platform and placed the Movers and Shapers Scallop Border Diecut and place the end of the wrapped journal over the scalloped die and cut.

Next I cut Tan Paper Leather to fit the inside of the journal and adhered with Fabri-Tac adhesive. This will make the journal sturdier. 

Next I cut a piece of pleather to fit over the paper leather and adhered to the inside.

I forgot to add that before adhering the paper leather and pleather to the inside I adhered tulle behind the floral design. The buttons I threads and tied off on the backside and adhered to the center of each floral cutout.

I adhered Pom Pom trim and lace to the outer inside edge of the journal.

I strung the spine with elastic cording and the closure I threaded elastic cording through the button and then sewed to the middle of the spine. I also added bits of lace, trim and ribbon to the spine.

I purchased a pack of three mini composition notebooks from the Dollar Tree and covered the front and back with cardstock.

I used an assortment of chipboard embellishments from my stash to decorate the covers. 

I cut a file folder down and created a place to hold stitchy notes and washi tape samples.

I cut from white cardstock the Credit Card Sleeve Diecut, embossed with the Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder and lightly inked over the embossed images. I adhered the sleeve to the folder, cut a tag to fit the slot and wrapped washi tape around the tape in case I wanted to decorate the planner on the go.

I created a pen loop to hold an ink pen inside the planner. I cut flowers and a leaf from felt with the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts and adhered together and added a gem to the center of the flower.

I wrapped a small piece of elastic around the pen I am going to use in my planner and cut. Next I adhered each side of the elastic on either side of the binder clip, adhere the felt flower to the side of the binder clip and clip to the folder or notebook and add the pen.

I used motivational saying on the covers of the notebooks.

As always if you have any questions about this planner please let me know. Also if you haven’t had a chance to see what Eileen’s Inspiration Team has been up to you can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Mini Album Makers Challenge: June Challenge

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

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!

Tidbits Journal

Hi everyone! I wanted to share my latest journal I created using Eileen Hull’s newest Journal Diecut! I absolutely LOVE this diecut! You can create a planner, mini scrapbook or in my case a glue book to keep my leftover tidbits in. 😊

I cut the cover from Leather Paper and put together according to the directions on the packaging.
I adhered patterned cardstock, doilies and lace to the cover. The Tim Holtz Paper doll I added a set of printable butterfly wings that I had leftover from another project and I inked a Bookplate Diecut with Beach ColorBox Blends, added a printed “tidbits” sentiment and Dew Drops to finish the cover.

I added eyelets to dress up the holes before running elastic trim through to hold store bought notebooks.
I sewed a button to the cover and used cording for the closure. Also as you can see I tried my hand at using a hand held sewing machine to add “sloppy” stitching to the cover. I was going to do more stitching but the sewing machine messed up. 😒

I added four notebooks that I had purchased to the journal and now it is ready for the leftover scraps that I seem to accumulate.

Be sure to hop over to Eileen Hull’s blog for more journal inspiration from the team! You can find those posts HERE and HERE.

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

As always if you have any questions please let me know!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome 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. 🙂

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! 

Sizzix’s New Product Share and Art with Heart Mini Easter Album

Hi everyone! Easter is right around the corner and I am sharing this little shaker mini album I created for this month’s challenge over on Eileen Hull’s blog using Paper Leather, Ink Sheets, Luggage Tag and the Rosebuds embossing folder from the Rosebuds and Seed Packet Set

You can find past inspiration teams projects HERE and HERE using the Paper Leather and Ink Sheets. Also check out these videos HERE and HERE which gives tips and ideas on how to use to use both of these products.
If you have checked out the links I provided you can see there are so many different things you can create with these!!!

For my project I cut out five of the luggage tags from Matboard and then cut each one apart at the fold.
I inked all edges of the diecuts with Picked Raspberry Distress Stain. From the packaging that the Luggage Tag came in I cut two pieces of plastic a little bit bigger than the”windows” of the diecut. I adhered to one side of two of the windows and put aside to let the glue dry very well since I don’t want sequins and beads to get stuck to the edges.
I cut two of the “window” tags from the pink paper leather, a gold ink sheet and then embossed each one with the Rosebud embossing folder. 
I also embossed both of the window inserts the same way and I used a hole punch and punched a hole in the top of each one.

I adhered four of the window tags together along one of the tags that I had glued the plastic to create a window. Once dry I added a variety of sequins, seed beads and a couple Spring like buttons and adhered the other tag with the plastic to create a shaker tag. 

I adhered the paper leather to each side of the shaker tag.

I added flowers, button and pearl sprays to the front of the shaker tag.

I covered two of the tags with some gorgeous Karen Foster Easter cardstock and the inserts from the window tags I embellished with a bunny diecut that I had received in a swap. All I had to do was add a mini white pom pom for a tail to finish it off.

I tied all of the tags together with seam binding. I kept embellishments to a minimum since I plan on adding photos either from my Instax printer or from my phone. The two little dangly tags are from swaps too and I thought where a perfect addition. I love how the ink sheets made the paper leather have a “old and gilded” look which compliments the other elements in this mini.
Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to see what the other inspiration team members are up to and if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:
Sizzix: Paper LeatherInk SheetsMatboard, Eileen Hull: Luggage Tag and Rosebuds and Seed Packet Set, Packaging from the diecut
Sequins, Buttons, Paper Flowers, Dew Drops, Cardstock, Seam Binding, Beacon Adhesive, Picked Raspberry Distress Stain, Dew Drops

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