Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Eileen Hull Journal and HeARTfelt dies

Hello Friends

Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team are showcasing Eileen's fabulous Journal die together with her new HeARTfelt dies.  It doesn't take much persuading for me to use these new dies!
Part of Eileen's new release is her HeARTfelt Paper Pad and I used it to cover the Journal and also to create the signatures inside.
I also used Eileen Stitchlits House/Pocket die and her Stitchy Flowers & Leaf die and of course, the Journal die!  I don't have many step outs today as it was so simple to make...
I die cut the Journal (Sizzix 661906) and covered it front and back with Eileen's Paper Pack (Sizzix 661946).  To seal it and give it more strength I coated the covers with DecoArt One Step Crackle, it creates teeny, tiny cracks.  Then, I painted DecoArt Antiquing Cream in White, left it to dry and wiped it off with a slightly damp baby wipe.  The white stays in the cracks but it is very subtle.
I covered the insides of the covers with more of the Paper Pack.  Each of the signatures was covered with more paper from the pack.
I created two accordion type pockets inside one of the signatures.  I don't really measure, I just wing it with these pockets, but if you are interested and want to know how, just leave me a comment and I will do another post showing the details.
Inside the back cover I added a pocket, made with Eileen's House/Pocket Stitchlits die (Sizzix 661902).
I wanted to use my lovely friend, Tracy Evans, fabulous new stamps somewhere in my Journal.  I stamped and coloured them onto mini cards.  To house them I created a perfectly sized double pocket insert using my Laminator and following a fantastic video by Gio Gio HERE.  It really is a great video!  Do check it out if you would like to have clear pockets in your Journal!
To finish off I die cut a pretty flower from Eileen's Stitchy Flowers & Leaf die (Sizzix 661903) and I die cut the Travel Trailer (Sizzix 660327) from shrink plastic, coloured it with alcohol markers and heated it up, it creates a lovely charm size decoration.  I attached it and some flowers and a heart to a clip for the side of my Journal.

This was so much fun to make, and so easy with Eileen's beautiful papers.  Thanks so much for looking, I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs,  Anne xx


  1. Wonderful! Anne. You have showcased Eileens new dies and papers fantastically both inside and out. Your clear pockets make for a great way of housing Tracys quirky birds.
    big hugs x

  2. What a gorgeous project! Anne, your versatility and creativity is simply amazing! Love the design and how you showcased all the fancy papers and dies.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. Fantastic make Anne. A different style for you and it looks wonderful. Love that travel trailer and all the sweet little itty bitty elements. Nicola x

  4. Thank you so much Anne, such a huge huge thrill for me to see you showcase my stamps, I am absolutely delighted . I love your journal and the papers work fantastically. Love all the pockets too. Big hugs. Tracy x

  5. This looks so lovely Anne. These journals would make super gifts - especially for friends who love notebooks/making lists etc.
    Toni xx

  6. Another great project and I love all those bright papers you've used. Everyone needs a journal although I think yours would be too nice to write in!! Elaine xx

  7. Oh my gosh, this is amazing, Anne!! Wow!! You've showcased the papers and dies and stamps perfectly!! I am totally inspired by every single project you create!! I love the design with the inside pockets and those gorgeous charms!! Spectacular, my friend!! Love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Ooooh this is sooo happy beautiful ! I adore the fun summer colored papers and gorgeous cover and that charm is the bees knees my friend! Fantastic!

  9. a really lovely journal - I love the caravan die - I think I may have bought this a while ago - lovely! Great to see you use Tracy's stamps too! Gorgeous work! Hugs rachel x

  10. This is so bright and fun, Annie! Your whimsical journal shows how wide your style range is! Love those papers, especially for summertime!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Another fabulous journal..... Love it all! Adore how you are so creative with all your signatures and pockets, I am in awe! Still struggling with thr mojo here... I might discover the journal joys one day soon! Nikki xxx

  12. Love, love, love this Anne!!! You've showcased those gorgeous papers perfectly and it's a big YES PLEASE from me for a tutorial on your pockets. I have been intrigued by all the pockets you include in your journals xxx

  13. This is such a fun looking journal .... love the papers. Nice touch adding all the little pockets too xx

  14. Anne, this Heartfelt Journal is just spectacular! Everything is so clean and bright- I love it- all those cool pockets, charms and fun storage places. Fabulous as always! <3

  15. What a gorgeous journal Anne, I'm loving these new papers and your shrink plastic caravan is the perfect finishing touch.
    Julie x

  16. A beautiful bright journal with wonderful pages and pocket ideas. Love how you've used Tracy's stamps in it xxx

  17. Oh, this journal just makes me so happy! I love the papers, and that charm is super fun! How clever! I have a drawer full of shrink plastic and I really must try these sometime--That camper is so stinkin' cute, though! Great how you used Tracy's stamps! Anxiously awaiting the pocket tutorial, if you decide to do it! Sending hugs your way!

  18. Did you say that you do not journal - or scrapbook? You make such wonderful journals Anne. I have ordered that House Die ---
    Have you considered making your very own art journal? Your work is so fabulous.
    Idea #1 - your could take pictures of all your 3D makes (or print them off your blog) and paste them into an art journal showing your own special art!
    idea #2 - your could do some of the mixed media effects I have seen you use and put them in an art journal!
    You could join in the fun at Art Journal Journey --- just a thought.
    Sandy xx

  19. Brilliant Anne! So love your journal, great fun. Angela xXx

  20. This is such a bright, fun and happy journal! The papers are gorgeous and I love all the pages, pockets etc inside and the shrink plastic caravan is so cute! Beautiful! Hugs xxxxxxxx

  21. What a wonderful journal Anne! I absolutely love the bright and cheery feel of this. All of the vibrant summery colours and whimsical patterns, I can't help but be in a good mood as I sift through the photos of your pages. I adore those bird panels, what a lovely addition! Pockets are always a great addition to any journal, and the different sizes are a fabulous idea. The charms are the icing on the cake for me, what a glorious happy journal, definitely a favourite of mine!! Sending hugs too you from across the way :)

  22. As always fabulous journal Anne! <3

  23. What a darling journal!!! I love the "cheeriness" of it!! The papers are darling and the shrinky dink charm adds such a sweet touch. I would love a tutorial on your pockets, also. I love this journal die and now I need to get the paper pad, house, flower and trailer die! (You're such an enabler!!!lol) Thanks for sharing and I can't wait for your tutorial! Cindy

  24. How clean and fresh this journal cover is Anne xx Amazing details both inside and out. Thank You for sharing and huge hugs to you and David xx Just trying to catch up with everyone

    Huge hugs
    Annie xx

  25. Such a beautiful and cute journal Anne! I'm still waiting for my journal die....

  26. LOVE this Anne!! I am catching up and having a lovely browse around your blog to see what I missed ;-)

    Lols x x x

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  28. The birds and the bees and the trees and the sky! Oh how fun! Is the camper Eileen's little camper? Fancy papers and your signatures are Wowzers! I am with you about not measuring things, winging it is much more fun haha! Your little book is spectacular dearie! Perfect for anyone that wants to track their summer vacation memories! Hugz to you muffin!

    1. Yes, it is Eileen's little camper Scottie, Eileen has done a Thinlit die of the camper so I used shrink plastic to make it dinky! xxx


Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x


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