Yet another great Die from Eileen Hull........
Designed to be used as a Card Caddy, this Die has multiple uses, including of course...........
Well it had to be done, yes what a fabulous shape for a journal. And of course I don't need an excuse to delve into my Leather stash. And what a great gift idea for the men in your life.
The side panel for the Card Caddy makes the perfect pen holder. I puched the leather and handstitched the pieces together using a strong waxed linen thread.
The stitches show on the inside, but because of the contrast of colour, I like the decoration it adds.
I added an extra strip of leather to the inside of the spine for extra strength. And punched enough holes to hold three signatures. I didn't stitch my signatures, they are just cut to size and folded around the thread.
The signatures are held in place with waxed linen thread, as it was much neater than the elastic. Have you noticed the tag on the band? It's double sided, so on one side it's black leather and on the other it's a gorgeous buttery soft tan leather. Hence I chose to use a tan coloured wax thread to coordinate everything together.
And check out the gorgeous embossing from Eileen's new 3D Woven Leather Folder, it was just perfect for this journal. And no excuses for not having a pencil/pen with my journal again.
Hope you've enjoyed having a closer look at my project, and pop over to have a look at all the other fabulous projects my team mates have created, they really are such a talented bunch.
And if you like the papers I've used you can find them over in my Etsy shop A Printers Daughter via the link at the top right hand side of this page.