Thursday, April 2, 2020

Doodle Pocket Notebook with Eileen Hull

Hello readers! Today I have a very cheerful Pocket Notebook to share with you. I am feeling the need for some bright colors these days. This notebook has embossed die cuts on the cover so it is also very textural and fun to hold.

Focus on the Good!

I used sari silk to tie the signatures into the cover.
The inside is just as bright and cheerful:

I thought this would be a good gratitude journal where you could count (and write down) the good things that are still happening!

The elastic flower closure keeps it all together! Read on for the tutorial…

Step 1 – Spritz a sheet of mat board with yellow and orange mists and use double sided adhesive to attach patterned paper to the other side. Cut out the two halves of the notebook cover (patterned paper goes on the inside.)

Stamp with textured stamps onto the cover to add interest underneath the embossed die cuts.

Step 2 – Die cut two sheets of heavy cardstock with the Doodle Die and then emboss them with Eileen's Aqua Splash Molten Dimensions Embossing Powder.

I love how the embossing pops off the cover substrate!

Step 3 – I misted white coffee filters with Pearl Mica Spray and then cut strips out with the scallop die. I used craft floss and an embroidery needle to gather the strips with a simple running stitch.

Step 4 – After gluing and trimming the embossed die cuts to the front and back covers, I glued the gathered strips underneath them. I also glued the Quote Chip onto the front as well.

inside covers
Step 5 – I cut the signature covers using the Pocket Notebook Die. (It's very handy that it also cuts pages for the notebook as well as the cover pieces!) I brayered some teal paint onto the covers to add visual texture before I stamped and embossed on them.

Step 6 – I hand cut the white inner pages of each signature so they would be a little smaller than the covers. I stitched the signatures together with a simple Phamphlet Stitch. To tie the sigs into the cover I used a strip of sari silk for each one and just threaded it through the middle of each signature and then through the pair of holes in the cover – tying it outside at the top and letting the tails hang down for decoration.

Step 7 – Lastly I made an elastic flower band to act as a closure. I pushed the loop of a pearl button through the center of the tissue flower die cuts and then threaded the elastic cord through it – tying it off to make an appropriately sized loop to go around the book.

Supplies used!

Eileen Hull Pocket Notebook ( Sizzix / SB )
Eileen Hull Romance Flower # 66110 - retired
Tim Holtz Doodle Art Sizzix / SB )
Tim Holtz On the Edge Die, Scallops - retired

Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Spills & Splatters
Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Purveyor
Eileen Hull ColorBox Blends ink - Clear (embossing)
Sizzix Mat board
Eileen Hull Molten Dimensions Embossing Powder - Aqua Splash, White Wonder
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint - Caribbean Sea
Ranger Mica Spray - Pearl
Eileen Hull Easy Cut Adhesive
Tim Holtz Quote Chips - Theories
sari silk
coffee filters

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