Thursday, June 14, 2018

More Eileen Hull Wrapped Journals!

The Wrapped Journal frenzy continues! Eileen Hull's newest journal die is sure to please and after our long, impatient wait is finally appearing in stores. Her Inspiration Team is sharing journal and other projects all month long that utilize her new Book Club Chapter 2 Collection of which the Wrapped Journal is a cornerstone. Eileen Hull is also the sponsor this month over at Mixed Media Monthly and she sent some Wrapped Journal die cuts to the MMM Design Team and they had lots of fun with those! Inspiration abounds! Be sure to head on over to check out the June 'Wrap it Up' challenge and join in for a chance to win one of Eileen's dies.

And now for one of my favorite projects (better grab a seat and a cup of something)…

Looooots of board game ephemera all throughout the inside:

and more game goodies on the spine (I had fun at the thrift stores hunting for it all!)

Hang on for some how-to!

Step 1 – I collaged Monopoly money onto the outside of the journal cover.

I also lightly brayered chalk paint over the cover…

…and the inside cover:

Step 2 – I used stencils to add further layers to the front and inside covers. Some were just plain ink and other parts I also embossed with embossing powder.

Step 3 – I used elastic for the binding so I could easily slip the signatures underneath the straps.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to head on over to the "Wrap it Up" challenge at MMM:

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I'm also entering this in the June Mini Album Makers Challenge:

Eileen Hull Sizzix -

Distress Ink - Mustard Seed, Faded Jeans
Distress Oxide Ink - Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple
Archival Ink - Jet Black, Leaf Green, Red Geranium, Tiger Lily, Forget Me Not
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint - Metallic Glaze, Banana, Smurf, China
Prima Clear Gesso
Distress Collage Medium - Matte
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder - Tiger Lily, Cornflower Blue, Buttercup
gel pens
Pear Pins
Tim Holtz Mini Paper Clips
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Blocks, Cheveron, Mini Set 9, Mini Set 1

Sizzix & Simon Says Stamp links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)


  1. 155/5000
    Such a great playful and interactive project. Wonderfully colored journal and a brilliant combination of game and design.

    Huhgs Senna

  2. Lisa, feel free to send this journal right on my way! My husband would flip his lid! He looooves Monopoly and board games and we have quite the collection. I always love picking up games out thrifting and using them for art. So this is truly amazing and inspiring to me! What fun and how beautiful! The cover lettering really takes the cake... :) We are so thankful you shared with us at Mini Album Makers this month. Big hugs, Autumn

  3. This project takes the cake! So clever and cool- and who doesn't play games? Genius!

  4. Lisa, this album was definitely one of my favourites at Creativation (and not just me!), it is such a clever idea, beautifully made - and such fun too. Love this, so much!!

    Thanks so much too, for sharing this with us at Mini Album Makers this month! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Incredibly fun and creative album, Lisa! I love board games and I just want to pick up your album and flip through it so I can see all of your game references. Hugs!

  6. Really brilliant use of all these playful materials and objects, thanks so much for sharing this. x

  7. I just adore this journal! The playful theme is so creative! Such an awesome make!!

  8. Congratulations, Lisa! I was thrilled to see your fun journal receive Top 5 honors at MAM! Love this! Hugs!

  9. Lisa this is honestly the best wrap journal ever!!!... the title made me laugh out loud, and all the elements just blow me away!!!.. Fantastic!!


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