18 October 2017

Eileen Hull Designs Thanksgiving/Party Mini Planner

Hi everyone and welcome. I'm back for my second post of the day with a new project for Eileen Hull Designs. The Inspiration Team were challenged with the idea of creating projects for the various seasonal holidays taking place for the next couple of months. Now here in the UK we don't celebrate Thanksgiving but I love the colours we associate with this time of year and the idea of throwing a get together party. So here's a planner that is perfect for recording all those important details in the run up to the event and memories from the day itself.


The basis of this little book is the Passport die which cuts, scores and hole punches not only the covers and spine but also the pages inside. I used Dina Wakley paints to colour the cover, using Eileen's some of Stitchy Flowers dies to create stencils and more stencils from Seth Apter/Stencil Girl Products (the dots on Alpha Drips and Number Drips). The title and little flower came from Eileen's upcoming Floral Arch and Words set and the little acorns from an older Tim Holtz Decorative Strip Die.

Imagine my delight to discover a stash of old Kay & Co scrapbook papers when digging for something in the bottom of a cupboard, one of which matched the cover of this little notebook perfectly! Serendipity for sure. I used a sheet of it to cover the outside of two handmade books and frame the Bookplate at the front. You'll spot another of those Stitchy Flowers adorning it.


The books are perfect for recording guest lists, menus, seating plans and so on. I included tabs from the ever popular Journal die throughout each book for ease of reference, each covered in more of that paper.


Towards the back are two small plastic wallets which hold coordinating double-sided photo mats, ideal for adding memories of the day and turning a planner into a record of the event. All of these elements can easily be slipped in and out of the elastic ties.


Finally at the back of the book is a little ruled notepad complete with pencil. I took an idea from Anne Redfern and used Sizzix Paper Leather covered in the coordinating paper to create a pencil holder as that stuff is so incredibly durable.


 So that's it for the second little book of the day (you can find the first one HERE). My talented colleagues from Eileen's Inspiration Team have produced lots more holiday projects for you to enjoy - make sure you hop on over to Eileen's website to see them.

Time for me to pop off and get some more creating done! Whatever you're up to take care of yourselves and get creative. Jenny xxx

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Jenny!! I love your Oxide color play! Looks just wonderful on the journal!
    Jackie xx

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    1. Thank you Jackie! This one was created using Dina Wakley Paints to make it more durable and practical. Glad you like it xx

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  2. Gorgeous Jenny, love the wonderful colour palette and all the details . This would be a perfect gift . Love how you used the Dies. Tracy x

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    1. Thank you Tracy! I thought it would be great to give too :) So glad you like it xx

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  3. An absolute delight Jenny, the colours are gorgeous and so perfect for this time of year. Love the little notebook at the back and the way you did those tabs! Thanks for the shout out too! Anne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Anne. Always my pleasure to share your amazing talents with everyone xx

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  4. Gorgeous journal, so useful and beautiful at the same time! I love the tabs idea and the photo pockets at the back. Such a functional piece of artwork! You are an album making machine! Hugs!

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  5. Fantastic Journal cover and pages Jenny x Love the array of colours x apologies for my sporadic visits been busy with household maintenance etc and hope to get back to crafting/blog visits soon.

    Sending my best wishes and hugs

    Annie x

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    1. Thank you so much Annie. Real life has a habit of getting in the way of having fun doesn't it! Hope you're back in your craft space soon xx

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  6. This is such a gorgeous project Jenny and I am thinking how lovely these would be as Christmas gifts......Oh dear wash my mouth out I mentioned the 'C' word Lol! Have a great crafty week, Angela xXx

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    1. Thank you so much Angela, and actually I agree with you totally on the gift idea :) xx

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  7. A super little book to plan those parties and get togethers - ideal for the up and coming festive season. Wonderfully organised and fabulously decorated . You will definitely be the hostess with mostest using this x

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    1. Thank you so much Seth. So glad you like it xx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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