ClearSnap: Woodsy Autumn Planner

Hi everyone! I’m back with another project this week that I created using the Wrapped Journal Diecut and an assortment of inks from ClearSnap.

I started by cutting one Wrapped Journal Diecut from Mat Board and emboss both flaps with Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

I inked my glass tray with Nutmeg Blends Ink ,add water and painted the outside of the journal and both inside spines with watered down ink and let dry. Next I loaded several Art Daubers with the following inks: Mercantile: Candied Yam and Red Barn, Cornucopia: Pumpkin Spice Inks and lightly rub over the outside/inside in random spots on the journal to emulate woodgrain texture on the cover. I inked the glass tray with Flagstone and Coconut Blends Inks,added water to each color and loaded a paint brush with watered down Flagstone ink and splatter on the outside cover and inside spine and let dry. I completed the same steps as with the Flagstone ink with the Coconut ink and let dry.

I cut and adhere patterned cardstock to the inside of journal and strung elastic cording to the inside of the spine and tie off.

I cut from watercolor paper a set of leaves from the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts and took one small leaf diecut and ink with Coral and Dandelion Premium Dye inks and shape. Once dry I inked with the Clear Embossing Pad and add Copper Embossing Powder to the clear embossing and set with the heat tool. I completed this step again for each of the following embossing powders:  Gold Sparkle and Opalescent

I cut three pieces of cardstock in various sizes to create a flap for the front smaller cover and adhered. I punched a small hole in the center and at the end of the flap and add decorative brad. I cut two more pieces of cardstock to cover the back of the brad on the inside cover. 

I cut out one small wreath diecut, one circle punch and one seal circle punch and adhered to the cover. I adhered a doll head to the corner of the wreath, loop hemp cording, embossed leaf and two mini flowers next to the doll head and added mini gems to the flowers.

I cut 28 inches of hemp cording and fold in half and tied securely around brad.

I wrapped cording around journal and tie a knot about an inch under the brad, add three beads and tie off. Cut off excess cording. As always I welcome comments or questions about this project.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:

Mini Album Makers Challenge: October

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

Eileen Hull: Mushroom Wrapped Journal

Hi everyone! I back today with my Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team project! The challenge for this month was to create a project in a Halloween/Autumn theme. It has been hard to get excited about Fall since the temperatures have been in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s so I decided to use the new DCWV Okey Dokey Paper Pad and go with a black and white leaves, flowers and mushroom theme…you could say kinda Autumn themed. 😁

First I cut the Wrapped Journal Diecut from Mat Board and inked the inside and outside spines with ColorBox Blends Ebony Ink. Once it was dry I splattered ColorBox Blends Coconut and Flagstone onto the outside and inside spines.

I cut the inside cover with one of the black and white speckled cardstock from the Okey Dokey Paper Pad and adhered inside.
From the same paper pad I picked out the black and white line drawings of leaves, flowers and mushroom and cut and adhered to the outside cover. From the internet I found a vintage black and white drawing of a mushroom. I printed and fussy cut the mushroom out. I adhered a piece of patterned cardstock to the smaller cover and the mushroom. On the larger cover I applied a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the back of patterned cardstock. I placed the “Journal” Diecut from the Journaling Words Diecuts and  ran through the diecut machine. I peeled the backing off of the adhesive and added the “Journal” diecut to the cover. I poked a small hole in the center of the spine and ran white elastic cording through the hole and tied off to create a closure. I also strung black elastic cording in the spine to hold journaling notebooks.

I cut the stitching out of a mini notebook. You can find these in packs of three at the Dollar Tree. 

I got four booklets with six pages each from the one mini notebook.
From the Okey Dokey Paper Pad I cut covers for each of the notebooks and then stitched all pages and covers together. I also added my initial  and “Journal” diecut to the cover of two of the notebooks.
I also cut dash boards to cover some of the notebooks and some will hold sticky notes.

I plan on adding more to the journal and will share once I finish those projects. 😀 Also be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see the latest projects the Inspiration Team has created. You can find those post HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenge.

Mini Album Makers Challenge: September

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

Baby Wrapped Journal Cover Part One

Hi everyone! It has been a crazy and insane month and I am barely getting in a project for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team…EEK!!! 😰 I decided since I will have a new grandson in nine weeks I would create a little baby album using the Wrapped Journal Diecut.

I started by cutting the Wrapped Journal Diecut from a piece of Mat Board and I embossed both end with a cloud embossing folder that I had picked up at Joann’s. Next I inked a glass tray with ColorBox Blends Bay Ink, added water, painted both outside and inside ends of the journal and the same for the spines and I let dry. I adhered a patterned cardstock on the back of the journal since I accidentally bled on it. 😔

I lightly inked the edges of the journal and the embossed images with ColorBox Blends Uniform Ink. Next I inked the glass tray with ColorBox Blends Coconut Ink and with a paint brush I lightly painted a wash over the clouds, let dry and then I dry brushed around some of the clouds.

I cut a couple of stars from the Bookplate, Hinges and Label Diecut and inked with ColorBox Blends Tutu Ink and once dry I added Stickles to each star.

I cut the “baby” journaling card from the Simply Stories Hello Baby Paper Pad and added a star brad before adhering to the smaller journal flap. I glued the star diecuts and mini gems to the cover.

I punched a hole at the end of the baby journaling card and added a brad which will be used as a closure. I cut a piece of cording which I folded in half making it 14 inches long before tying it around the brad. I wrapped the cording around the brad, then tied a knot in the cording and added three beads before tying the end of the cording and cut the excess cording off.

The inside of the journal I added patterned cardstock from the Simply Stories Hello Baby Paper Pad. I also covered the back of the baby journaling card with a piece of wood patterned cardstock to hide the back of the brad. I strung the journal with elastic cording and waa laa…finished! I will follow up next month with the inside of this baby album so stay tuned for a full reveal! 😀
If you haven’t checked out Eileen Hull’s blog this month to see what the Inspiration Team has created you can find those posts HERE and HERE.  Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #344-#345 Anything Goes

 Thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: Pleather Wrapped Journal

Hi everyone! Can you believe it is already July?!?! I can’t! When I created this wrapped journal for Eileen Hull’s  booth at Creativation it was in January! If you haven’t seen my past blog posts from last month of this newest diecut from Eileen’s Book Club Chapter 2 Collection you can find those HERE, HERE and HERE.

The Wrapped Journal Diecut I used a piece of “pleather” (plastic that looks like leather) to create this journal. I cut to fit two a pieces of Kraft Paper Leather and adhered to the inside on both spines. I also cut a piece of lace to cover the spine where the booklets would be and glued with Fabri-Tac Adhesive. 

I strung elastic to hold the booklets and tied off inside of the journal. I punch a small hole on the smaller flap and added a decorative brad which I tied bright colored seam binding around the brad. On the inside I adhered lace on either side of the paper leather.

Since I used bright and cheery colors for my journal I went with a similar theme for the inside of the journal.

I used Paper Doll Diecuts through out the journal.

Since I am a hoarder of scrapbook paper, embellishments, etc. This year I have tried to incorporate more of my stash into what I am creating.

I think the little sayings and whimsical diecuts are from Crate Paper but not for sure? I had received those in a swap a few years back. But I think they are a perfect compliment to the paper dolls.

I used up a lot of scraps of cardstock by cutting out several tags from the Credit Card Sleeve and Tags  Diecuts.

I adhered only the lower part of the paper dolls to the page so I could add several tags behind them.

Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog and see what her Inspiration Team has been up to. You can find her blog HERE. 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 challenges:
Mini Album Challenge: July
Cut It Up: Challenge #151

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

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!

Eileen Hull: Nature Wrapped Journal

Hi everyone! I’m back with another wrapped journal I created using Eileen Hull’s newest diecut collection called Book Club 2. I started by cutting a Wrapped Journal from Matboard

Before cutting and adhering patterned cardstock to the outside and inside of the journal I inked both spines inside and out with Peeled Paint Distressed Stain. Once dry I inked the edges of the spines with a light green chalk ink. I inked my glass tray with ColorBox Blends Coconut Ink and added a small amount of water. I loaded a paint brush and splattered both spines with paint. Once dry I added patterned cardstock to the cover and inside.

I cut the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards and embossed before inking with Peeled Paint Distressed Stain. Once dry I lightly inked over the embossed images with a brown chalk ink. I cut a piece of kraft cardstock and patterned cardstock slightly larger width wise for the cover flap and slightly larger than the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards. Before adhering the journaling card to the cover I backed with another piece of patterned cardstock, punched a small hole in the flap, added a green gem brad to the clear button and attached to the flap before adhering ALL pieces to the cover. I printed the word Nature from the computer and I cut the “journal” verbiage from the  Journaling Words Diecuts, lightly inked both and adhered to the cover.
I cut grid paper slightly smaller than the journal, folded and marked and punched holes before stitching each signature into the journal.

I tied off each signature on the inside of the journal. Also I forgot to add that I used jewelry cording as a closure for my journal. I dug into my stash of beads and added a few to the end of the cording. 

This journal can be used to document vegetable or flower gardening or drawing doodles from days spent outside.
If you haven’t stopped by Eileen’s blog to see what the Inspiration Team has been up to you can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions please let me know.

I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes: #340-#341
Simon Says: Work it Wednesday June: The Great Outdoors!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: Winged Charlotte Wrap Journal

Hi everyone! I want to share one of my projects I created for Creativation this past January for Eileen Hull’s newest diecut collection called Book Club Chapter 2 which should be hitting your locate craft and hobby store any time this month. I am SOOOOO in love with this newest Wrapped Journal Diecut and I’m sure you will be too!!! Go ahead and grab your favorite beverage and sit back because this is a photo heavy blog post. 😊

For some reason I thought I had taken a photo of the front of the journal laid out completely but I didn’t. I must have got into a “zone” when I was creating this 😉. I inked both spines, inside and out with Faded Jeans Distressed Stain and once dry I inked a glass tray with ColorBox Blends Coconut Ink, added a little water, loaded a paint brush with the color and splattered onto the spines.

I decorated the journal inside with blue and silver cardstock from Momenta. On the cover I fussy cut flowers from a piece of leftover cardstock and adhered to the cover. 
Next I added a metal frame and before adding a frozen Charlotte doll (I made from a mold) I glued fussy cut butterfly wings I had in my stash to the back. I forgot to add that before gluing down the metal frame I added loops of thread too.

I punched tiny holes into the spine and sewed two buttons into place. Side note I did add a little adhesive to keep the buttons from moving around. I punched a small hole in the cover and before adding the brad I tied off a piece of seam binding and added a bit of adhesive for good measure to hold everything in place.

I adhered mini pom pom trim to the inside cover of the journal and strung elastic cording to hold the little booklets I created in place.

I cut two papers per signature slightly smaller than the journal and stitched together for a total of four booklets.

I used a wide assortment of diecuts and printables that I had leftover from past projects.

The printables I found in a shop called One Crab Apple on etsy.

Creating these little journals are a great way to use up leftover scraps and bit and pieces of embellishments that you have laying around.

Notice the butterfly theme through out the journal.

I used the “wander” diecut from the Journaling Words Diecuts

I always remove the zippers and the zipper pulls from bedding packaging and use them as a “body” for butterflies.

I love adding bits of trim to the edges of the pages for a little interest and texture.

Instead of gluing images completely down on the page I only added glue at the bottom and side to create a nice tuck spot for journaling cards.

More little tuck spots behind this sweet little girl image.

This oval diecut I added glue to the top and bottom so all you have to do is slide a photo or journaling card underneath the oval frame.

Several of the fussy cut butterflies I adhered down the center just in case more journaling notes could be added at a later date.

Some of the pages I kept simple for either journaling or photos that can be added later.

Tim Holtz’s Paper Doll where the perfect touch of whimsy throughout this journal.

I turned a journaling spot diecut side ways to create a belly band to hold these two tags.

If you have leftover alphabets use them randomly or as a cute saying in your journal.

I love how the bit of ribbon turned out on the butterfly! It’s the perfect color combo! 

The Pom Pom trim adds an adorable touch to the side of this page.

The yellow scalloped piece of cardstock was leftover from a diecut I used on another project. Instead of throwing it away I added it to the bottom of the page for an extra pop of color.

On the last page I added  adhesive to the bottom of the diecut to create a pocket to hold a journaling card.

Now are you as EXCITED as I am about this new wrap journal?!?!?!? There are so many possibilities  with this diecut!!! Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the rest of the team is doing with this amazing diecut! You can find last week’s blog post HERE.

As always if you have any type of question about this project, the wrap journal, etc. please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #338-#339
Crafter’s Castle Challenge: #6
Simon Monday Challenge: Anything But A Card
Mini Album Makers Challenge: June Mini Albums

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