Showing posts with label Photo Books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photo Books. Show all posts

Monday, April 22, 2019

Three Little Notebooks - Eileen Hull's New Sizzix Notebook Die

Today I'm sharing 3 projects I made using Eileen Hull's fun new Sizzix Notebook Die!
It has JUST been released.
I made 3 little Notebooks -  an Address Book, a Travel Book and a Photo Book.  Each theme was inspired by the papers that I bought at Joann when I was shopping for design ideas!

They are easy peasy to assemble once you've decided on the purpose for your notebook!
All of them were made in the same basic way.
Here are a few photos of how I put them together.
I die cut the Notebook out of matboard and then cut two panels 8" x 5" out of patterned paper to cover the inside and outside of it.  For the pages I cut 15 panels of kraft card, each 7" x  4 3/4" and folded them all in  half to make 3 signatures of 5 pages each. 
(which when folded makes 10 pages in each signature!)
 I glued the paper to the front and back of the Notebook, smoothing the paper over the matboard and then folding them at the binding area and smoothing again where any 'pull aways' might have happened! Sometimes you have to trim a little off the edges after it dries if they don't quite match up!
  I tied 3 pieces of round elastic cord around the middle of the notebook - knotting them on the inside.  I slipped a signature under each of the elastics to hold them in the Notebook.
 Here is how it looks on the outside
 I die cut 26 small tags using Eileen's Credit Card Sleeve and tags die and stamped each one with a letter of the alphabet.
 I adhered one tab to each page. 
 Here's the view from the back.  I added a kraft border piece to the edge of the front and back. 
 Not only is that a design look - but also covers up any white showing if the patterned paper doesn't quite cover the matboard edge!
 I added a piece of white round elastic cord as a closure for the journal - knotting it around the binding cords so it won't fall off when untied!
The next two Notebooks were made pretty much in the same way as the first one above.

I used some fun camper paper (a nod to Eileen's camper Scotty!) for my Travel Notebook. I die cut the word 'travel' from Journaling Words for the cover.
 I cut some credit card pieces from Credit Card Sleeve and tags to use on a couple of the pages (shown below)
 I used two signatures in this Notebook, again using kraft paper cutting 8 pieces 7" x 4 3/4"and folding in half.  Each signature has 8 pages (4 folded in half)
 I again used a piece of white round elastic cord for the closure, knotting it around the bindings.  I added strips of colored cardstock on the edges.
 I slipped an Idea-ology map panel into this Credit Card sleeve (trimmed down) and added an 
Idea-ology 'play' Flashcard to the front.
On another page is a vintage Idea-ology Photo Booth photo slipped into a Credit card sleeve as well as an Idea-ology Pocket Card envelope and Idea-ology 'friend' Flashcard layered on the front.
 My third Notebook is for photos - using this fun camera patterned paper adhered to the inside and outside of the Mini Album die cut out of matboard.
On this album, when I folded it after adhering the pattern paper - the paper split along the binding as I had let it dry too much before bending it at the scoring (just the paper split not the matboard) -  so I  added a piece of black card stock to cover the binding area.  I added this cute photo of my 5 year old grandniece Mila enjoying an ice cream cone last summer framed in a die cut Polaroid Frame. 
I added a black round elastic cord as a closure on this album - knotting it through the binding.
I just added one signature of 4 white pages cut to 7" x 4 3/4" and folded in half - 8 total pages.
 A final view of my 3 little Notebooks! Pretty quick to cut and assemble!
These 3 Notebooks will also fit quite nicely inside of Eileen's new Treasure Box Die - a great way to keep them all together! 

Check out Eileen's blog all month where she is gathering all of the notebook projects created by the Inspiration Team!

I'm linking my Address Book to:



Address Book
Stamps:  Karen Foster Snap Stamps Alphabet - retired
Paper:  matboard, Kraft Paper Stack - Joann's, Ocean Tides - Papertrey Ink, Houses DP American Crafts - Joann's.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Mini Album Die, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, round elastic cord - Joann's, Tombow Glue, Word Window Punch - SU, Zutter Corner Rounder.

Travel Notebook
Paper:  matboard, Kraft Paper Stack - Joann's, Hibiscus Burst and True Black - Papertrey Ink, Camper DP American Crafts - Joann's, DP Bitty Big Blueberry Sky - Papertrey Ink.
Accessories:  Mini Album Die, Journaling Words, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix,  Photo Booth, Flash Cards, Pocket Cards - Idea-ology, round elastic cord - Joann's, Tombow Glue, Word Window Punch - SU, Zutter Corner Rounder

Photo Notebook
Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps Alphabet - retired
Paper:  matboard, white and True Black - Papertrey Ink, Camera's  DP American Crafts - Joann's.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Mini Album - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Polaroid Photo Frame Die - Jillian Vance, round black elastic cord, Word Window Punch - SU, Tombow Glue, ScorTape, Zutter Corner Rounder.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

James is 7!

My grandnephew, James, turned 7 last week and they had his party yesterday.   I made a special Birthday Card Book for him and thought I'd share it here today.
James is a wiz at putting Lego Star Wars ships together and so I Googled it and found some fun images for the covers.
 The inside pages are all photos of some of James' Favorite things at this time in his life!
And on the back cover
As you can see - James has a fun and exciting life even at the tender age of 7!
Here are just a couple of photos of his fun Lego themed party!
First, there was fun sliding into the pool in the yard along with water balloon throwing!
Then there were Lego kits for all the cousins to create with.
Then there were presents - and James read his cards aloud to us!
And to top it off -  there was a beautiful Lego themed cake - YUM!
What's more fun than being a 7 year old??!


Stamps:  Quoted: Favorite Things Stamp Set - PTI
Paper:  Kraft and Black - PTI, blue Distress Coredinations, White Little Sizzles Mat Board - Sizzix.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Mini Album Die - Sizzix, Star Wars Lego images from internet, Birthday balloon die - PTI, corner rounder - Zutter, Brother Label Maker, photos, foam dots, bakers twine, black elastic cord.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Eileen Hull Passport Book Die - Christmas Photo Album

Today I'm sharing a little Christmas Photo Album that I made using Eileen Hull's Passport Book die.  All this month members of Eileen's Inspiration Team are posting holiday projects using her Sizzix Dies.
I have been making little photo albums for special photos of my adorable grandnephews and nieces (currently ages 7,6,5 and 3!)
So this album is for Christmas photos of them - and so far include photos from 2014, 2015 and 2016 with plenty of pages for the coming years!

Front cover.
Back cover.
Embellishments knotted onto the binding jute strings.
I've got lots of photos showing my steps in creating this album.
First I die cut the covers and binding piece out of matboard.
I stenciled the covers using a double  tree stencil from Stamplorations using Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste.
At first I was going to just make this a white book - so I painted the binding with PaperArtsy Nougat Chalk Acrylic Paint.
Then I adhered the binding to the cover panels. 
Given that the binding overlaps onto the covers, I did the stenciling a little off center so not too much would get covered by the binding.  
You have to think about which edge the binding will cover on each panel.
I held the edges with clothespins while the glue was drying and painted over the covers with the same Nougat paint.
Next, I brushed Clear Deco Art One Step Crackle thickly over the covers and binding and let it dry overnight.
Close ups of the lovely crackle

At this point, I decided I wanted to add color -  so I got out  bottles of Patina Effect Paste from Prima in Mint Green, Blue and Brass.  I rubbed green on the tree, blue on the background and brass on the binding and star on the tree using my finger.
Then I added Patina Effect Prima Gold Rust Past - just a bit with my finger - to highlight the trees and binding a bit.
Close up views

I felt the trees needed a little definition after adding all the pastes so I laid the stencils back on and sponged with Ranger Distress Oxide Peeled Paint Ink.
I also sponged over the inside covers with the Peeled Paint.
I die cut the pages out of several hues of blue and green Bazzill papers so they have a little texture on them.  I made 3 signatures of 5 pages each - which gives 10 pages when folded in half and 20 surfaces for pictures in each signature - so I'll be able to have photos for up 15 Christmases if I use 4 pages a year!
I threaded green, blue and orange jute string through each signature and binding - ending up with the knots on the outside of the book binding.
I stenciled one of Tim's Mini Stencils on the inside of both covers using Ranger Distress Forest Moss Ink.
I ask your indulgence as I show the photos that I have put in the book so far -  from 2014, 2015 and 2016 with one photo so far for 2017!
Here you can also see how I stenciled the inside of the front cover and added Idea-ology Holiday Talk stickers.
On Christmas 2014 Madelyn was just 8 months old - look at that toothless smile and spiky blond hair!
Angel Mila was 2 and brother Landon was 4.
Below on left - we see Madelyn's first view of Santa with 3 year old brother James.
And look how Madelyn has grown by 2015 - on the right Madelyn is now 1 yr 8 months and cousin Mila is 3 - in cute little matching outfits!
James 4 and cousin Landon 5 in their matching outfits for Christmas 2015
Visits with Santa for all 4 in 2016 in PJ's!  Landon 6, Mila 4 -    Madelyn 2.5    James 5
On Christmas Day 2016 - in matching outfits -  Mila is ready for her modeling career!
And on the right - the first photo for 2017 -  Landon 7 and Mila 5 in front of their grammies tree that they helped decorate this year!

Please be sure to check out Eileen Hull's blog during December for lots of holiday inspiration using her Sizzix dies!

I'm linking my 3 1/2" x 5" Christmas Photo Album to:


Paper:  Cream Mat Board - Little Sizzles - Sizzix,  blues and greens Bazzill Papers.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Peeled Paint,  Ranger Distress Forest Moss.
Accessories:  Passport Book Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Trees Stencil - Stamplorations, Mini Tree Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Adirondack Butterscotch Alcohol Ink, Idea-ology Metallic Stickers/Holiday Talk, jump rings, mirrored stars, Jute String, Tiny Bells, Adornments-Pine Cones, Ice Skates, Nougat PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint, Patina Effect Paste Mint Green, Blue, Brass, Gold Rust - Prima.