Thursday, October 3, 2019

Eileen Hull - Pocket Notebook Release Party Blog Hop!

Today, as a member of her Inspiration Team - I'm joining Eileen Hull's Pocket Notebook Release Party Blog Hop where everyone is showcasing her brand new Pocket Notebook die!

Welcome to the Pocket Notebook Release Party! This is Eileen Hull’s newest book die with Sizzix. On the die, you get all of the pieces you need to make an entire book- the cover, pages, latch and pen loop! The Pocket Notebook measures 6 3/4” x 4 1/2” with a spine that can adjust from of 3/8” to almost 2”! String it with elastic, hemp, ribbon or twine. So many options for this fun die!
Eileen’s Inspiration and Educator teams have combined to show us their amazing Pocket Notebook ideas. Please follow the Blog Hop (links below) to see all of the fabulous projects, techniques and videos!
I made a journal with blank pages inside to record creative ideas, sketches or thoughts!

I die cut the Pocket Notebook out of white mat board.  I sponged the outside covers with Color Box Blends 2 Sunshine ink mixed with water on my craft mat.
I used the same technique on the inside covers but used Blends 2 in Bay.
I die cut most of the flowers from Eileen's Stitchy Flowers and Leaf die set out of double sided Foam Adhesive sheet.
I removed the backing from one side of the die cut pieces and laid them on Deco Foil and Flock Transfer sheets in Blue Diamond, Sunshine Yellow and White latte.
I ran the pieces through my Big Shot.
I peeled the pieces off the flock sheets and had wonderfully flocked flowers!
I removed the backing and layered the flower pieces together.
I did the same process with the 'journal' word from Eileen's Journaling Words die set.


Then I adhered the flowers and word to the cover.  I also added lots of Botanical Remnant Rubs.  I punched a 2nd hole in the middle of the binding and wove a piece of wrinkled seam tape through the holes to use as a closure for my journal.
I only added one signature to this journal at this point.  I simply knotted a piece of white elastic cord through the center hole. 
I cut pieces of white card stock for the signature being sure they fit within the holes at top and bottom.  I can add more pages and two more signatures to this journal when needed.
A finished view with the seam tape closure untied.
You'll find the links to everyone joining the blog hop both below and on Eileen's blog.

Eileen will be doing a Facebook Live at 4 pm Eastern time today (Oct 3, 2019) (Eileen Hull Designs) with a couple of special guests to talk about the new die and she will show even more samples using this fun Pocket Notebook die.  There will also be a giveaway on FB.

There are also two GIVEAWAYS- the Pocket Notebook die and a gift certificate for Eileen’s Etsy store. To enter to win, leave a comment on each of the blog hop posts. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 8 on Eileen’s Facebook Live show.

Thanks for hopping along with us today!

Julia Aston(you are here)
 
Accessories:  Pocket Notebook Die, Stitchy Flowers and Leaf die, Journaling Words Dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Little Sizzles white Matboard - Sizzix, Eileen Hull Color Box Blends 2 Sunshine and Bay, Eileen Hull Foam Adhesive - Thermo Web, Deco Foil and Flock Transfer Sheets Sunshine Yellow, White Latte Blue Diamond - Thermo Web, Remnant Rubs Botanical - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, black enamel dots, Altenew, Wrinkled seam tape, white elastic cord, sponge, water mister, craft mat.

70 comments:

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

I love the bright happy colors you used! With the flock I bet it feels as good as it looks!

Cheryl ~ Fiskateer #002 said...

What a beautiful choice in color! Thank you for sharing. So lovely!

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Julia, thank you for showing your journal. Bright and beautiful. Love your explanation with regards to the foam and also the flock. Was inspired. Maybe get around to doing this my self lol .

laneycath said...

I love the contrast of black and blue against the yellow.

WOW.

Bothiecat said...

I’m amazed at all the different ways people find to use this die. Love your creation.

Patricia Zukowski said...

I like the the colourful add ons on the front cover and the way you made your inside pages.

Patricia Zukowski

Croppingirl said...

Love the flowers and the color scheme!!

Pammejo said...

Beautiful Pocket Notebook...love the Sunshine Blends 2 Ink! It is gloomy and cold here in MT and your happy notebook makes me want the heat and sunshine of Tennessee! Fabulous tutorial! By the way...the Stitchy Flower Die is one of my favorites!

butterfly said...

So bright and fresh and full of springtime... a delightful notebook to share at the party!
Alison x

Gardenrose said...

So vibrant and beautiful - love all the flowers!!

Lyla mcdaniel said...

Love this...the yellow is fun and I like the black lettering and the blue & white flowers that you have done to really set it off.
Thanks for sharing.

Dorothy said...

Such a happy little book!!! I love it!

Denise said...

This planner is absolutely adorable! Love that cover! Thanks for the chance to win the die.

Gail said...

This piece of creative art makes me smile - I love the color choices and die cuts! Amazing work TFS

sharon g said...

The blue and yellow look so pretty together. one of my fave combos.

Thelma said...

Love the bright colours. And thank you for the reminder of using foam die cuts.

Karen said...

Love the colors such a great combo that flock is fabulous!!

Sandy said...

Very nice color selection

Rosemary Meadows said...

Such happy colors, I love the flocked flowers.

jane stillman said...

Love the gorgeous bright colours, such a happy notebook to look at on a dull wet day

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I just LOVE how happy this beautiful notebook makes me feel!

Betsy Skagen said...

So bright and cheerful!

Carol McFee said...

Love this, so bright and sunny

misapus said...

Eileens blends are so pretty. Love this
Anita Holte

Sandy Spielberger said...

I`ll have to try out those flock sheets .Great idea ! I like the colours you used for the cover.Where can we get Eileen`s blends now?

Taresa Reynolds said...

Love the colors you used!

traci said...

Very pretty-love the yellow and blue combination.

Naomi Tevebaugh said...

Love the yellow!

Kags44 said...

Love the colours

Creating with the Heart said...

Love all the beautiful details!

Cindy Cade said...

Very cheery! 😀

Redanne said...

What a triumph this notebook is Julia, the colours are so refreshing and will surely inspire you each time you pick the notebook up. I love the beautiful contrast of the flowers - flocked flowers (hard to say but gorgeous to look at). Such an inspiring notebook, I love it! Hugs, Anne xx

Laura said...

Bright & beautiful, Julia!

Jean said...

Those colours cheered me up thank you :-). great creation. thanks for sharing and thank you for the hop xx

Unknown said...

Fab! Zany colours!

Marylou Kidd said...

Lovely!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty pocket notebook Julia. Love the bright yellow and those textured, flocked flowers! So cool!

Helen Adams said...

Lovely a d bright. I like the flocked flowers.

Vicki G said...

Love that “Bay” color — it’s beautiful! Love the use of die cut word — I always forget to incorporate them.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh that happy yellow! LOVE all the rub ons and the flowers! So cool!

TGonzales said...

This is such a fun journal and the perfect place to keep ideas. I'm going to have to make one.

Angela said...

Just lovely!!

Pauline K said...

Happy, bright Journal...Love. I have never seen the flocking paper used. Great touch!

Michelle Golz said...

Love the yellow! So cheerful ❤️

Liette Lafontaine said...

thank you for sharing with us!!Love it!!

Deb C said...

The flocking is such a great touch!

deb musick said...

I love the whimsical colors you chose. This was a happy notebook! Love it!

Noreen said...

I love how you colored the inside and outside of the cover.

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Love the bright and cheery colors! Thanks for sharing!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Beautiful colourway, brings light to a dreary day here today Julia. Love your demonstration of the flowers those are dies I really need to add to my collection. Thank you for sharing. Creative wishes Tracey x

Jenny Marples said...

Julia I loved getting to see this gorgeous Pocket Notebook for real here in the UK and now it's fascinating to see how you created it. LOVE the way you've used the flock for the flowers to add beautiful texture and gone for a bold, impactful colourway. It's gorgeous! x

ann barnes said...

Love the blue and yellow, it makes for such a happy project and the flocked flowers turned out so cool! Thanks for sharing this super notebook!

Pat D said...

The colors and your creativity are amazing. Love it

Roxanne said...

This book just makes ya smile! Great color combo and full of sunshine! TFS!

Kristy Tyra said...

What a neat idea with the flocked paper. I couldn't see (in my mind's eye) how that was going to work, but it sure looks nice!

Barbara said...

Beautiful ideas

Sue D said...

so pretty with the cheery blue and yellow colors.

Tammy said...

Love the colors of this! The beautiful flowers and the butterfly! So beautiful!

MammaYaya said...

Love how cheerful you’ve made your notebook, lovely work :)
Sheila

Emma Rose said...

Love the colours and flocking

Linda Storey said...

Love the yellow!!

Annette Green said...

Fun, fun fun!! So bright and happy.

Bonnie said...

Awesome, Julia! I have a journal that I need to do something with. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Inviting Thoughts said...

Hi Julia, I love the lovely effect you have obtained with Eileen's inks and the colours you have chosen, this is an adorable notebook.

Angela said...

Love the colors! So bright and cheerful!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

What a splendid way to keep our creative ideas all in one place!! Love Eileen's newest die and that it expands or is small. Your flocking for the flowers and words were such an inspiration!! Great journal!

Brendaskt said...

Loved how you used the die cuts!!! And the color yellow.... love!

Dana Roepke said...

Love the bright and cheerful colors - thanks for sharing !

Suzy Q said...

Beautiful, bright and cheery is this cute little journal notebook! Thanks for all your painting techniques! It is so helpful! Hugs, Suzy Q

Kayly Creations said...

Great notebook. Didn’t know about the flocking, will have to try!