Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Junk Journal - New Journal Sizzix Die by Eileen Hull!

Eileen Hull has just come out with the most wonderful Journal Die from Sizzix!  It was featured earlier this year at her booth at Creativation (formerly CHA)
I made a junk journal to share with you today to show you how fun and versatile this die is!  If you like to make journals - you are definitely going to want this die!
I have lots of photos to show you just how I put this together.
Die cut the journal cover twice out of matboard
Adhere the pieces overlapping the center hole
Cut two pieces of patterned paper 10" x 8 1/2".  I used papers from DCWV Cranberry Christmas - a pretty damask and a woodgrain.   Mark where the holes are and punch them out. Round the corners with a corner punch.  Adhere the papers to the cover being sure to line up the holes.
Push an Idea-ology Elastic Loop through the center hole so that the loop is on the outside. This will hold the Journal closed.  You could also just use a piece of round cord elastic and tie a knot in it.
Sand over a Found Relative to age the surface.
Layer the photo to a piece of card stock, add a Big Chat sticker and a Mirrored Heart, color the cheeks of the children with a Spun Sugar Distress Marker and color the girls bow and blouse with a Weathered Wood Distress Marker.  Adhere this to the cover.
I colored the Mirrored Hearts with Aqua Alcohol Ink.
Cut 8 pages of patterned paper 8"x8" and fold in half to create 8"x4".  Cut 8 pages 8" x 6" and fold in half to create 4" x 6".  I used papers from Paper Stash Dapper by Tim Holtz.
Cut  3 15" pieces of round cord elastic and tie each one through the holes in the folder, pulling them tight and knotting them on the outside.
Divide your papers into 3 groups (mix up the sizes or however you prefer) - and slip them under the cords in the middle of each group (called a signature).
The elastics hold the pages in - but they can also be removed or added to easily using this method.

I added Idea-ology Flash Cards, Pocket Cards, and Big Chat stickers to my pages, highlighting borders with a Black Stabilo Pencil and rubbing with my finger.

I added Page Pockets and Tags to some of the pages for notes or places to insert other mementos, depending on what I use this journal for.

The Journal Die has some tabs on it - I added a few to the tops of some pages and labeled them with Idea-ology Big Chat stickers.

The Journal Die also has a label on it -  I put this on the back, stamped it and added another Mirrored Heart.
The stamp is called Story of Me by Clear Art Stamps I'm not sure if it's still available - it's been in my stash for a long time!
To finish off my Journal - I added a Pine Cone Adornment, Philosophy Tags with Loop Pins and a knot of Linen Ribbon.
Now I just need to fill up the pages!
You'll find this wonderful Journal die here.  Available in April 2017
Please check out Eileen Hull's blog all this month for more wonderful projects using her Sizzix dies!

I'm linking my journal to:

Country View Challenges -  Inspired by Tim Holtz

Happy Little Stampers - Books


Pamellia said...

What an amazing junk journal Julia! I just love all the amazing paper patterns you used for the pages, so many different designs! The cover is brilliant. Love the woodgrain background and the image you chose is fantastic. The little 'created by' tag is brilliant and I adore the charms hanging from the binding. What a fantastic project! hugs :)

Bonnie said...

WOW! What a wonderful journal! I love that antique look!

nancy littrell said...

OMG, Julia...what an amazingly creative project and TFS all your photos too. You are such a talented Mixed Media Journalist my friend. Hugs..

Redanne said...

I have loved seeing how you brought this beautiful journal together Julia, the cover looks wonderful with the 'aged' image. The insides are fantastic, so much variety and I just love the way you decorated the outside too. I think we will get lots of use from this very special die!! Hugs, Anne xx

SewPaperPaint said...

This die is the coolest! I really love what you've created with it here. Stunning journal! Hugs, Autumn

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! What a fabulous treasure! I love your journal! Great mix of papers and doo dads!

Loll said...

What a cool die to create a very special keepsake journal, Julia. Great job with the layout and design. xx

Brenda Brown said...

Utterly delightful Julia, love the whole made up journal with the vintage photo and fabulous inside pages. Great job xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

So fabulous! I look so forward to seeing your ABC projects -- this one is awesome!

Pammejo said...

Amazing junk journal...love the inside pages, pockets and tags oh my!!!! The cover is just delightful!!!

Diana said...

Julia!! this is amazing! I love love love this project! I am a paperhoarder / collector and this would be a perfect way for me to use them up and still adore each piece!! fantastical project!~

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous journal, Julia! Love all the papers you've used and the scratched photo makes for a fantastic focal point on the cover. Great work. I have the die on order for when I'm in the States later this year, but now I'm really impatient to play!!
Alison x

sarascloset said...

Julia, this an amazing journal! I love the papers you've used and the Found Relative scratched up adds that grungy vintage look that I adore! Well done, and thank you so much for sharing your steps! Hugs!

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow Julia, this is amazing!!! Although I'm not a journaling type but I do want this die after your tutorial! I loved every piece of it, luckily you shared lots of photos! And thank you for joining the March challenge - Be inspired by Tim Holtz - of the Country View Challenges blog!

eileen hull said...

This Journal is awesome Julia and I love the colors you chose, all of the cool pages and also the unique way you bound it with the elastic- so many ways this could go... Just beautiful!

Craftyfield said...

Impressive, a whole handmade journal! Junk isn't the right word, it's beautiful and I love the Vintage look and Tim's influence. Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

Kim said...

An amazing job. I love the passport
die and making books. I really enjoined all of the unique pages you created.

Michelle said...

This is so lovely. So many different papers. I love it.
Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

Helen Gullett said...

WOW.. this is an amazing mixed media journal book project. I love your picture of each page. Thank you for playing along with HLS Mixed Media March Challenge! Hope to see you again in April!