Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Eileen Hull & Kunin Felt Journal

It's the perfect combo! Eileen's dies cut felt beautifully and those flowers and butterflies are fabulous in felt! I used the Mini Album die to make a cute little journal full of happiness:

AND I'm trying to get on the band wagon and figure out the best way to do a video flip through of a journal. I have some room for improvement I think but you get the idea. ;-)

AND here are a few still photos in case the video is a little too zippy. ;-)

BUT WAIT, there's more! I also have a little tutorial to share. All the patterned papers I have used come from Eileen's new Heartfelt Collection Paper Pad.

Step 1 – I adhered the patterned paper to the Sizzix matboard before cutting out the cover. I wanted to use elastic to bind the signatures in, so I punched my own holes into the spine with my Crop-o-dile tool.

Step 2 – I cut the pages out of the Heartfelt paper and made them 4.5 x 9 inches. I scored them down the middle with my scoring board which made it really easy. Some of the pages I embossed. When I was done I mixed and matched them into three piles to form my signatures.

Easy Peasy scoring!

I stitched the signatures together using a pamphlet stitch. Check out this video to see how.

Step 3 – Gather up the parts to assemble the journal. I used dry adhesive sheets to attach the felt cover square to the matboard. TIP! When you are cutting acrylic felt, it helps to use the Precision Base Plate and put a sheet of scrap copy paper underneath the felt. You will get a cleaner cut that way.

I had to double up my elastic in the center to get the ends of the elastic to end up inside the journal.

It's easy to slip the signatures underneath the elastic straps.

Step 4 – Have fun pulling out piles of ephemera and sticking it into your junk journal!

Glorious mess!
Be sure to check out all the Heartfelt projects that the Inspiration Team has been sharing over on Eileen's blog this month. Our collaboration with Kunin Felt has been very fruitful!

The supplies I used for this project can be found at Sizzix or Simon Says Stamp. Follow the links below and a shopping you may go. ;-) Some links are affiliate links and there will be no additional cost to you but they help support my art endeavor. Thanks!

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