Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Prayer Journal - Heartfelt Dies Collection

During the month of April, Eileen Hull's Creative Team will be posting journals using new dies from her Sizzix Heartfelt Dies Collection. 
I made a Faith Journal out of kraft cardstock.
I used her awesome Journal Die which includes the kraft label on my cover, the branch from her Birds and Butterflies Thinlits die set and her Eyelet Lace Embossing folder on the black Paper Leather panels.
I added some golden charms from my stash with jump rings to the elastic cord bindings.
A few photos to show how I put this together
First I assembled the 2 cover pieces.
I used Newsprint Paper for my pages.  I cut 12 pieces of the 8.5' x 11' to 8" x 7.5", folded them in half to measure 4" x 7.5".  I divided them into 3 signatures, each with 4 papers folded in half giving 8 pages in each signature.
I cut three 15" pieces of white Round Cord Elastic and laced them through the holes, tying the knots on the outside .
I used an Idea-ology Elastic Loop in the middle hole for the piece that will hold the journal closed when not in use.  It has a metal piece on one end of the loop that you can see in the photo above.  You can also just use a piece of elastic cord for this.
I embossed two black paper leather panels  and adhered them to the front and back covers.  Then I decorated the front cover as shown above.
I opened up one of the 8 page folded signatures to the middle and slipped it under the left cord.
I did the same with the second signature under the middle cord.
And the 3rd signature under the remaining cord.
Then I stamped lots of faith themed stampings on the pages leaving plenty of space to journal.
The tabs are part of the Journal Die and I made labels for them with a label maker.

Here is the journal held closed with the Elastic Loop.  It will easily expand if I add things to the pages.

Please be sure to check out Eileen Hull's blog all month for lots of Journal Inspiration!
Stamps:  Inspired: Prayer, Inspired: Faith, Journaling Lines, Walk by Faith, Beautiful Blessings - Papertrey Ink, Creative Worship sets - Sweet N Sassy, Beautiful Scriptures - Clear Dollar Stamps, Bible Verses - Verve, Trust God - Stampin' Up, The Stamp Pad Co., Verses Rubber Stamps, Our Daily Bread, Journaling Art - Clear Art Stamps.
Paper:  Kraft, White - PTI, Black Paper Leather - Sizzix, Newsprint Paper - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous.
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories: Journal Die, Birds and Butterflies Thinlit dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix,  Prayer Die - Inspired Prayer - PTI, Word Window Punch - SU, Idea-ology Elastic Loop and Jump Rings, ScorTape, Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Micron 01 fine black Pen, charms from stash, White round cord elastic - Dritz.


Esther Asbury said...

Wow!! This is a gorgeous journal! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial with us!! I'll be referencing this in the future!

Bonnie said...

Another awesome project, Julia! I love the neutral colors and all the cute embellishments! Perfect sentiments too!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a fab project this is, Julia!! I'm not surprised you made a Faith Journal.....that really is YOU! The cover is wonderful, and the addition of the charms rocks!! Hugs, my friend!

Redanne said...

Your Faith journal is truly beautiful Julia, I love the black against the Kraft, it is very striking. I have never thought to use the Newsprint for the signatures, that is such a great idea (and one I must 'borrow'). Hugs, Anne xx

Samra said...

WOW! Julia, this project is simply breathtaking! Love absolutely EVERYTHING about it!
Paper Talk with Samra

eileen hull said...

Beautiful journal Julia! Love all the extra touches and embossing. Really nice with the black and kraft...

Annie said...

what a stunning journal Julia...wonderful front cover xxx I can see you making lots of these amazing journals as they are a perfect gift xxx

Hugs Annie xx

Sharli Schaitberger said...

A simply inspiringly! Thank you, Julia for showing the details of how you created this beautiful prayer journal! I love I Think!!