Showing posts with label Mini Album Makers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mini Album Makers. Show all posts

Monday, July 9, 2018

Summer Wrapped Journal and Color Box Blend Inks

For the month of July, Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team will be posting projects using her innovative Color Box Blend Inks along with many of her dies.  

Today I have a Summer Journal to share that I made using her fun new Sizzix Wrapped Journal along with Heart and Soul Flower die, Spring Leaves die, Passport Die, Credit Card, sleeve and Tags Dies and Journaling Words dies!  
All that in this cute  5" x 4" x1 1/2" journal!!!
I have a few photos to show you how I put this together.
I found this lovely Aztec design fabric remnant at Joann's for 50% off!
I used it to die cut several Heart and Soul flower pieces which I then covered with Matte Mod Podge to give the pieces some body and durability as I would be using them on the cover of the journal.
I die cut the leaves from Spring Leaves out of Sizzix Paper Leather and inked them with Bay Color Box Blends.  See that interesting ink container with the sponge on the end?  You press the sponge onto your craft mat which releases the ink -  then you can either sponge onto the item or paint it on with a brush!  I just sponged right onto the leaves.
I found another remnant at Joann's of tan Marine Vinyl - also 50% off!   
(I got some in Navy blue as well but that will be a project for another day!!)
Note:  Always cut vinyl with the backing facing the die so the score lines don't cut through the vinyl.
 I painted veins on the leaves using Flagstone Color Box Blend ink mixed with a little water on my craft mat as I didn't want the color to be too dark.
The lining of the Marine Vinyl is a netting of sorts with a very light grid pattern on it (perhaps for cutting guides?)  I inked it all over with the Bay Color Box Blends.   It took quite a while to dry probably because of the kind of material it is - I used my heat tool on it and also laid it out in the sun for the afternoon!  By the next day - it was dry to the touch.
I pulled this sheet of tags out of the DCWV Electric Jungle Premium Stack - a wonderful 12"x12" pad of summer designs and tags.
 I die cut the tags using the Credit Card Sleeve and Tags dies to make smaller tags out of them.
I also cut pieces from the image pages of the Electric Jungle Premium Stack for the tags to slip into.
I used Eileen's Passport die to cut my pages out of water color paper -  I made 4 signatures of 3 pages folded in half, making 6 pages in each signature.
I water colored the background on every other page using Color Box Blends in Bay, Flagstone and Golden mixed with water on my craft mat.  These blank pages will be used for journaling or adding photos.
I hand stitched two pieces of twill tape to the cover using black button hole thread.  One piece wraps around the back and the other is on the front edge.
A tad messy on the inside but I covered the piece in the middle with a strip of card stock.
Some photos of the completed book inside.
The front page -  JOURNAL is from Eileen's new Journaling Words die set.
A page for journaling with watercolored background.
A small tag slipped in the slot for notes
A large tag slipped in for notes.
I used the loop piece left from die-cutting the slot on the bottoms of the panels to add a little interest!
Side view showing the dimension of the flowers and the black elastic cord used to hold the signatures.  They are knotted in the middle of each signature inside.
Back view - plain and simple!
And from the top! I looped a piece of Mandarin Bakers Twine through each of the tags.

Please check out Eileen Hull's blog all this month where the Inspiration Team's projects will be gathered together showing the versatility of these Color Box Blend Inks.  
They are Crafters Ink in an easy to hold innovative applicator and they hold more than 10 times the ink of a traditional ink pad.  They can be sponged on with the applicator attached to the container or you can press the ink onto a craft mat and paint the color on with a brush.

I'm linking my little journal to:
Mini Album Makers

Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, Green Parakeet, Tropical Teal, Orange Zest, True black - Papertrey Ink, DCWV Electric Jungle Premium Stack - JoAnn, white Paper Leather - Sizzix.
Inks:  Color Box Blends - Bay, Flagstone, Golden
Accessories: Tan Marine Vinyl, Aztec Print fabric remnant - JoAnn, Wrapped Journal, Heart and Soul Flower die, Passport Die, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Dies, Journaling Words - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Hand Written Vacation - TH/Sizzix, Tombow Glue, Scor Tape, black button hole thread, big eye needle, Mandarin Bakers Twine - The Twinery, Matte Mod Podge, sponge brush,  Twill Tape - Martha Stewart, paint brush, water, mini stapler, large brad.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Eileen Hull - Wrapped Journal Die - Wander

Eileen Hull has some wonderful new dies available now at your local retailer and available at Sizzix on July 5th.  They are called  Book Club Chapter 2 Collection.  Today I'm sharing a travel journal I made using her Wrapped Journal #662816 Sizzix Die.
I also used Eileen's new Journaling Words dies for 'wander' on the cover
and 'travel' and 'journal' on the first page
I tied an Idea-ology Word key (Journey) onto the jute binding.
I used Idea-ology Linen Ribbon for the journal closing allowing extra ribbon to accommodate the fattening as things were added to the journal pages!
I used ScorTape to adhere the ribbon to the back of the journal so it wouldn't get lost when untied.
Here's how the wrapped journal looks when opened up
Here's how I made it! 
 I cut the journal out of matboard and sponged the binding sides and all edges with Ranger Distress Salty Ocean.
I used blue ink to coordinate with the map pieces (from a National Geographic Magazine) that I cut to fit the cover pieces.  I sponged the edges of the map pieces with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
Then I adhered the panels to the cover.
I made 4 signatures of 4 pages each -  each page is 7" x 5" and folded in half (giving a whopping 64 pages to the journal!) cut from Wendy Vecchi Newsprint paper and Paper Stash/Correspondence by Tim Holtz.  I lined up the folds in the pages with the holes in the cover, marked where the holes were and punched through the pages.  I used Idea-ology black jute string (4 pieces of 17" each) to bind each signature to the cover, tying the knots on the outside of the journal.
Here are photos of all the pages.
Pockets for pressed flowers or photos


 Here is the center of the first signature where you can see the jute binding it to the cover.
 More pockets
 cards for notes

I used tags cut from Eileen's new Credit Card Sleeve and Tags die on some of the pages where I had envelopes or pockets so they could be found easily.  I looped a piece of twine through the holes on the tags.  Two of the tags are on the top of the pages, two are on the sides.















 Library pockets with ATC trading cards slipped inside for notes.
 Glassine envelope for small treasures
 Card stock pockets


Even with bits sticking out past the pages, you can still cleanly close the journal and nothing falls out!
The wrapped cover design gives lots of room for expansion as things are added to the pages.
I brushed Gel Medium over the map pieces to give the cover some protection from all the handling it would get while traveling!
Now I just need to go somewhere!!
 Please check out Eileen's blog where you will find lots of inspiration from the Inspiration Team using these fun new Book Club Chapter 2 Collection of dies!
They are available NOW at your local retailers and will be available at Sizzix on July 5th!

I'm also linking my book to:



Stamps:  Road Trip - Inkadinkado, Passport Please and The Place You Left and My Favorite Thing - Uptown Design Co., Scenic Route - Inky Antics, Journaling and Story of Me - Clear Art Stamps, Happy Trails and Take Note and Journaling Lines - Papertrey Ink, Journal du Jour - Art Stamp.
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Mat Board - Sizzix,  maps from National Geographi Magazines, Paper Stash/Correspondence - Tim Holtz, Newsprint Paper - Wendy Vecchi, Brushed Silver - Stampin Up.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, Gathered Twigs, Black Hero Hues, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: Wrapped Journal Die, Journaling Words Dies, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Plane Die - Tim Holtz/Movers and Shapers/Sizzix, Wild Flowers Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Lead the Way Arrows Dies - MFT,  Idea-ology Black Jute String, Photo Booth Pocket Cards, Flash Cards, Word Keys, Linen Ribbon, Mini Brown Bag - Michaels, Glassine Bags - Papertrey Ink, Artist Trading Cards - Hampton Arts, Gel Medium - Dina Wakley, ScorTape, Quick Dry Tacky Glue - Aleenes, Bakers twine - the Twinery. Crop A Dile.