Monday, June 11, 2018

Eileen Hull Book Club 2 projects Contemplative Patent Leather Wrapped Journal

Today I'm sharing a tutorial on a journal I made using Eileen Hull's new Sizzix Die - Wrapped Journal.  The right edge was die cut with another new die - Scallop Border.
Something about this wonderful golden patent leather inspired me to use black with it.
(Eileen actually cut this journal and sent it to me as we were making samples before we got the dies and she says the die cuts the leather like butter!)
I added an Idea-ology Word Band and Typed Token to the binding cord with jump rings and tied with a piece of black and white twine.
I tied a saddle stitched grosgrain ribbon around the journal as it's closure - using a jumbo eyelet and Idea-ology buckle.
 The hearts panel was cut using Eileen's new die - Journaling Cards - Hearts  The word love layered over it is from her new Journaling Words die set.
I made 4 signatures out of black cardstock - cutting each page 7" x 5" and scoring them in half at 3 1/2".  I used 4 folded pages in each signature.
   I punched holes in each page to match up with the binding holes on the journal and then attached each signature using black elastic cord - tying the knot on the inside.

I white embossed a contemplative stamp on each page.

Stamp:  Inner Strength - River City Rubber Stamps
 Stamp:  Go to Natures Words - Wordsworth
I used leaves and flowers on some pages cut from Eileen's new Journaling Cards - Flowers and Leaves dies.
 Stamp:  For a tree to become tall - from Alison Bomber set EAB01 - PaperArtsy
 Stamp:  There is a Garden - Stampotique
Stamp:  Learn to Be Silent - from Alison Bomber Set EAB03 - PaperArtsy
Stamp:  The inspiration you seek - from Alison Bomber Set EAB03 - PaperArtsy
 Stamp:  What You See -  Impression Obsession
Stamp:  from Paint Your Canvas set - Lil Inker Designs
 Stamp:  Do Wah Ditty - Technique Junkies
Stamp:   Do What You Can - Cornish Heritage Farms (retired)
Stamp: I must have flowers - from Alison Bomber Set EAB01 - PaperArtsy
Stamp:  from Paint Your Canvas set  - Lil Inker Designs
 Stamp: Kind Words - Inky Antics
 Stamp:  Plant Kindness - Stampotique
 Good Things - Stampotique
 It Was the Sweetest - Stampotique
 Side by Side - Inky Antics

The 4th signature in this book has 4 blank  pages as a place to write my own reflections.
Stamp from Paper Journal Set - Clear Dollar Stamps
 Here's a top view of the pages snug inside this wonderful wrapped Journal!  You can see here how the right side wraps around and over the left side so it is expandable if you add pockets and fill them on your pages! 
 The finished size is about 4 1/4" x 5 1/4".
Please be sure to check out Eileen's blog all this month where the Inspiration Team will be posting lots of projects using these wonderful new dies!

 All of the new Book Club - Chapter 2 dies are available for purchase at your local retailers now and will be available at Sizzix on July 5th.

Stamps: listed above by each page.
Paper:  True Black Cardstock - Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Wrapped Journal Die, Scallop Border Die, Journaling Cards -Hearts Die, Journaling Words die, Journaling Cards Flowers and Leaves die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, white embossing powder, heat tool, Black Saddle Stitched Ribbon - Papertrey Ink,  ScorTape, jumbo eyelets - Stampin'Up, Crop a Dile, black elastic cord - Joann, Idea-ology word Bands, Typed Tokens, Jump Rings, black and white twine,  golden patent leather (from Eileen Hull - she purchased it at Marden's in Maine.)


Redanne said...

Julia, I love this journal!! Aside from the tactile feel of leather, the colour is amazing and it looks wonderful with the black strap, it provides such a lovely contrast. The quotes are a lovely addition too! Hugs, Anne xx

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Julia, that journal is so beautiful. the mustard and black is stunning and such a cool gift. Love it :)

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful book of inspiration, Julia! I love the quotes stamped in white on the black! WOW!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful leather book filled with such inspiring quotes. TFS the details of your book and each page. Julia. I am so impressed. Hugs...

Mac Mable said...

Such an elegant and classy journal with lots of wonderful sentiments too x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow. what a cool leather journal book, Julia! Love the color combo (mustard/black/metal)! And all the inspiring quotes heat-embossed inside are amazing! It's wise of you to have the 4 blank pages for your own reflections. Hideko xx

froebelsternchen said...

This leather journal booklet is just amazing Julia - what a lovely die!
I am in awe of the scallop border as well! ANd all those fantastic quotes! Gorgeous!
Hugs, Susi

Loll said...

WOW! Amazing journal, Julia! The design is fantastic and love that you actually used leather for the cover. The quotes are very uplifting. Having pages at the back to add in your own reflections is such a wonderful idea. A lovely gift for a friend, or for yourself. Beautiful and creative project! xx