Monday, July 30, 2018

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!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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!