Mini Autumn Breezes Journal

Hi everyone! I’m here today to share this mini journal I created for my Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team project. I had actually started this project this past summer but had laid it aside. I wanted to make a mini pocket journal with the “sleeve” from the Stacking Drawer Diecut. I had seen something similar on instagram and thought the “sleeve” diecut to the drawer was the perfect option. 
Before cutting the “sleeve” out I applied an Adhesive Sheet to both sides of a piece of Chip Board and added patterned cardstock before run through the Diecut Machine.
Fast forward to now, the patterned cardstock isn’t all that “Autumn like” so I added patterned cardstock from Auburn Lane Collection over the other cardstock on both sides. 

I cut about and inch off one end of the sleeves, measured, marked and punched holes so I could add the Closure Handles (I purchased these at Hobby Lobby).
Next I cut an assortment of patterned cardstock and vellum for the inside pages. That was a total of eight pages per signature with there being three signatures in the journal. 

Here is the list of assorted diecuts I used of Eileen’s for the inside pages: Bookmark, Tag and Pocket, Bookplate, Hinges and Label, Floral Arch and Words and the Credit Card Sleeve and Tags (retired) Diecuts. The little pocket diecut I sewed into the center of each signature and then glued close to create the pocket.
Before stitching the pages into the journal I cut a piece of cardstock 1 3/8″x2″ and punched holes about 1/4″ a part, sewed the pages onto the cardstock and adhered to the inside spine.  
Some of the diecuts I folded cardstock in half and slightly moved into the diecut before running through the diecut machine to create a larger diecut page.
I also cut tags and flowers for the inside pockets. I added a brad to the center of each flower.
The outside of the album I added an assortment of diecuts from Eileen along with store bought diecuts. I created these two frozen Charlotte dolls from a mold and paper clay and I also use the little house diecut from the Christmas House Ornament Diecut
I added thread, sequins and gems as filler to complete the front of the journal.
Be sure to check Eileen Hull’s blog for the latest projects from the rest of the Inspiration Team!  You can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE.
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Stacking Drawer Diecut
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookmark, Tag and Pocket Diecuts
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookplate, Hinges and Label Diecuts
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Floral Arch and Words Diecuts
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Christmas House Ornament Diecut
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Diecuts (retired)
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Christmas House Ornament Diecut
Adhesive Sheet
Chip Board
Diecut Machine
Auburn Lane Collection
Paper Cutter
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

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

Altered Coffee Cup Sleeve Mini Halloween Album

I would like to share a mini album I created for The Robin’s Nest design team call that I am trying out for. Please stop by their store and see what fun crafty things that you purchase and use in your own crafty projects. Also check out their blog for lots of fun inspiration too.

I had seen on Pinterest and You Tube these super cute mini albums that are made out of coffee cup sleeves that I have been dieing to create. Since my boyfriend, Greg loves to drink coffee I had him saving the sleeves for me.

First off I traced the coffee sleeves onto the pieces of cardstock and scrapbook paper that I have selected.
I then cut out the shape and adhere it on top of the coffee cup sleeves front and back. Ink all edges of in Versa Magic Sahara Sand Chalk Ink. This gives your pages a soft aged vintage look. Once I punched holes in the side of each sleeve I used Glue Dots Glue Lines to seal the bottom of each sleeve which you can now add a tag or a small memento to each sleeve.
This is the front cover of my mini I created.
 I used a variety of products that I had leftover and that I had received in swaps to create this fun little album.
I used a variety of stickers that I had left over to tags, pages and journaling spots.

The page above is too cute to be spooky. 🙂 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to alter your own fun mini coffee cup sleeve album!
Enjoy creating!!!

Crafty Card Gallery DT and a Art Journal Page Thrown in too

I would have shared this sooner but have been under the weather this week. I do now feel a lot better. First I would like to share some super fun news…drum rolls please… I made the Crafty Card Gallery Design Team…I’m doing the happy dance. Me along with 17 other super talented crafty folks were selected to Jennifer Restivo’s inaugural design team.

If you get a chance please go check out the blog and see just how creative everyone is.

Also I would like to share a quick photo of a page out of my art journal I had worked on. This page is actually made out of a toilet paper roll. First I flattened the roll, used a bone folder to get sharp edges on the roll. The front I wanted to share my cousin Lorie’s birthday. I used scrap’s of scrapbook paper, heart button embellishment, baker’s twine, stamped July the 4th and finally used some left over Crafty Secrets images.

On the other side, which I had a total blast creating, I used scraps of scrapbook paper, eyelet, Prima flower with a brad in the center, Prima wings, Martha Stewart crown punch with a button in the center, the baby is a leftover Crafty Secrets image that half of the body had been cut away. So to cover up this obvious flaw I made a “nest” out packing paper…I think it turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself…***smiles***…and last but not least I used some Pink Paislee stickers for the date.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to create something fun!!!
Enjoy creating!!!