Thursday, 3 October 2019

Eileen Hull Designs Pocket Notebook Blog Hop!

Hi everyone and welcome. Today is the official launch day for Eileen Hull's latest die - the Pocket Notebook - and to celebrate a whole heap of extremely talented creatives have put their own spin on it for a very special Release Party!!! Eileen’s Inspiration and Education teams have combined to show us their amazing Pocket Notebook ideas. Please follow the Blog Hop to see all of the fabulous projects, techniques and videos (more details at the end of this post).


 That's just a taste of what can be created with this new die, now here's what the Pocket Notebook looks like - 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, or even bind it. So many option for this fun die!


 I decided to create a Christmas themed Notebook using some of the Kaisercraft Frosted Collection.


 I love this die as Eileen has done all the measuring for you, including the inserts! I lined four sheets folded paper up along the line of the book cover, so the signatures are all the same size.


 Then using a waxed linen thread I did a basic stitch to hold the pages together.


 I find it easier to use household pegs to keep the pages together as I stitch them


 After cutting the covers from Matt Board, adhering them together, I cover them with a gorgeous paper with Santa on.I strung all of holes available on the die with elastic, as I needed space for five signatures.


 I used lace and some of the coordinating Collectables to decorate the front cover.


 And of course I don't need an excuse for a little bling, and just look at the shine on the Golden Rod Molten Dimensions Powder.


 I carefully added the powders using the Clear Ink from Eileen's Colorbox Blends2 collection.


 Unfortunately as this was an afterthought, when I heated the powders the glue under the paper moved slightly, and there are a few wrinkles (bit like me) but I quite like that, as it makes the Notebook a little shabby.


 I finished off by adding a little White Gold Gilding Wax from Cadence.



That's it for my project - now back to the Release Party and that Blog Hop I mentioned at the top of this post.

Please follow the Blog Hop to see all of the fabulous projects, techniques and videos!

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 posts. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 8 on Eileen’s Facebook Live show. Eileen will be on Facebook Live today at 4:00 Eastern at Eileen Hull Designs with a couple of special guests so be sure to tune in.
Thanks for hopping along with us today!

Anne Redfern

36 comments:

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Love, love, love this! The embossing powder looks fabulous. Great project!

Beryl said...

It's fabulous Elizabeth. Love all the detail x

Thelma said...

Love this, especially the embossing powder burst of colour.

Lyla mcdaniel said...

Love the embossing powder effect. Love the paper too!!

Rosemary Meadows said...

Beautiful! I love the paper that you chose & the embossing powders just set it off with the perfect amount of bling.

Carol McFee said...

I love the colours of this journal

misapus said...

Love it! I’m sooo gonna start Christmas decorations soon.
Anita Holte

Brendaskt said...

You've inspired me to do a Christmas/December Daily journal this year

Taresa Reynolds said...

Great book!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful Christmas book Elizabeth! love the bits of moulten embossings and your lovely embossed inside covers!

Naomi Tevebaugh said...

Lovely! Christmas inspiration for sure!

Sandy Spielberger said...

Wow- that embossed detail is adorable. Will have to look through my collection of embossing powders and start playing after I got Eileen`s new die.

traci said...

Beautiful book. Love the papers and the cover is awesome.

Redanne said...

A really beautiful notebook, those papers are gorgeous and I love the embossing that you did too - very shabby chic and very beautiful Elizabeth. Hugs, Anne xx

Laura said...

Beautiful pocket notebook, Elizabeth! Love the papers!

Marylou Kidd said...

This so lovely, calm and heartwarming!

TGonzales said...

Wrinkled and a little shabby is not what I see. It is beautiful. I really love the lace on the cover.

Michelle Golz said...

I love how the embossing powders took this project over the top!

Deb C said...

Too cute, embossing is a great touch!

Noreen said...

I love the vintage look and the Christmas print.

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Love all the embossing and gold touches. So pretty!

ann barnes said...

Gorgeous! I am so happy to see the expanded spine on this, it turned out awesome! Your Christmas theme is beautiful

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty notebook! Love the textured paper! So pretty! The heat embossing adds such a neat texture and look. Love it!

Kristy Tyra said...

Your project is lovely and elegant. :)

Jenny Marples said...

Elizabeth this is fabulous! I love the choice of papers for your Christmas Pocket Notebook and you've added so much more to them by embellishing with a combo of Eileen's Molten Dimensions and lace. The kraft signatures inside coordinate beautifully too x

laneycath said...

Thx for the ooooops hint
" Unfortunately as this was an afterthought, when I heated the powders the glue under the paper moved slightly, and there are a few wrinkles (bit like me) but I quite like that, as it makes the Notebook a little shabby."

And this was very enlightening:
" I finished off by adding a little White Gold Gilding Wax from Cadence"

Lorraine

Tammy said...

This is beautiful! I can't wait to get my die!

eileen hull said...

Such an elegant book Elizabeth! That touch of gold is spectacular and the kraft pages are just perfect. Thanks for all the tips- so glad you were part of the Release Party!

Linda Storey said...

Really love this & your paper choice!

Sue D said...

This is beautiful. I like the details with the embossing powder.

Inviting Thoughts said...

Hi Elizabeth, I love Christmas paper that is not the usual red, green and white, this is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Pauline K said...

Love your journal. The wax treatment really gave a unique look to your cover. Beautiful!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Thank you for the close ups of the details and all the help in stitching the pages! The molten colors really added so much dimension and bling to finish it all off!! Beautiful journal ready for the holidays!!

Suzy Q said...

Oh my!!! I adore your journal notebook creation! Those Kaisercraft papers are just my absolute favorite Christmas papers!!! And luv how you embossed your outside covers first! So vintage looking ...my favorite look! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q

Kayly Creations said...

Elegant!

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