30 January 2018

Book Club 2 Collection - Eileen Hull Designs

Creativation 2018 with Eileen Hull Designs

Hi everyone and welcome! Well what fun we had at the Sizzix booth representing Eileen Hull Designs at this year's Creativation show. Anne Redfern and myself flew out to Phoenix for the week and worked hard to add some UK flavour to the mix. Did you see Anne on social media? She was doing FB Live videos, demo'ing, helping in classes, and leading us on a charge to JoAnn's!!! I'm sure she'll share more of her own story on her blog Redanne.

Here are a few photos from the event;

My early morning view walking down to the Convention Center.

Meeting up with friends Maggi Harding (Eileen's Inspiration Team)
and Linda Coughlin (The Funkie Junkie Boutique)

Taking a class with the incredible Seth Apter.

Sharing Eileen's latest die designs at the Sizzix booth.

A selfie with Clelia Pirarba and Miranda Nullo
who'd travelled all the way from Italy!

Hi jinks (and kicks) with Jennalee Anderson, Jess Madaglia, Mitsyana Wright, Eileen Hull, Brenda Walton (YES - THE Brenda Walton!) me, Karen Bearse, Susie Bentz and Kim Evans.

Eileen Hull Designs DT shopping trip to JoAnn's.

Eileen Hull Designs, Book Club 2 Collection - The Wrapped Journal

Now to one of the latest Sizzix dies from Eileen Hull; this 'Wrapped Journal is just one of several new and clever designs that form the Book Club 2 collection which is being released in May/June.

It is a similar height to the Passport, has all the features you love about the Journal (scored spines, pre-cut holes for elastic threads) but has the added bonuses of being deeper (holds four signatures) wraps around (to protect those page edges) and CUTS IN ONE PASS!!!! That deserved to be in capitals because it means NO GLUE REQUIRED!!! Just cut and colour! How awesome is that!

I went to crazy with this one to see just how much could be crammed inside - 20 pages covered in fabrics, papers, die cuts and more as it turns out!!! I'm just sharing the cover with you today as you'll be needed resuscitation if I share it all in one go.

Cut from Mat Board (mount board) this one was sturdy enough to endure coats of gesso, dress pattern tissue, book pages, muslin, lace, stencilling with texture paste and paint (both inside and out). The felt panel on the top holds Eileen's 'Stitchy Flowers' covered with Emerald Creek Crafts 'Hammered Metal' embossing powder over the embroidered stems and button centres.

Inside you'll see the same treatment of the cover and the first of those 20 pages, many of which feature more of Eileen's die designs and Emerald Creek Crafts embossing powders. I promise to share the remainder of those pages at a later date.

Hopefully you'll be starting to see why Eileen's Inspiration Team are really excited about this new Wrapped Journal. There will be a round up of some of their ideas for using it on Eileen Hull's website so make sure you check them all out. You are bound to be inspired. And remember, there's now a place for all fans of Eileen Hull Designs to share and meet like-minded people; with an ever growing number of members the Eileen Hull Fan Club is definitely the place to be right now!

OK, I'll be back tomorrow with a new video and news of a very special blog hop happening on Friday. For now take care and get creative!
Jenny xxx


  1. Beautiful photographs Jenny and I just love your fabulous wrapped journal....amazing both inside and outside xx

    Wish list getting bigger xx
    Hugs Annie x

  2. Another gorgeous journal by the uber talented and lovely you!

  3. What wonderful decoration on this Jenny! love the lace and all the stray threads, the way you folded it and looped your closure - and the stark black felt with lovely flowers - so much to love here!!

  4. Oh I miss you Jenny Marples! Great post and it brings back so many fun memories! That Wrapped Journal you made is to die for and I went back and looked through another couple of times after Facebook Live just to let all of the cool featured sink in. Thanks so much for all that you did to make this event so great <3

  5. Wow! Fabulous photos and an even more fabulous journal! Just adore all the fabulous details here and looking forward to seeing more of this! Hugs, Chrisx

  6. This book is so amazing, I was so lucky to see this live and get to run my fingers over the beautiful designs. Absolutely stunning! It was great spending time with you at Creativation. Hugs

  7. I love all these photos, and all the peeps. I hated missing, but love seeing it through your eyes.

  8. Wonderful photos Jenny! You girls must have had a great time!! Looovee that wrapped journal!! Love all the fabric and lace and tattered edges!! Must be amazing to hold .. so tactile!! Simply awesome!! hugs xx

  9. I have a lot f buttons so I could use them on a journal cover.

  10. Wonderful journal filled with beautiful pages I cannot wait to see! I love all the textures you've layered with fabrics, papers, stencil work, felt, lace and buttons! Just lovely! And your photos of your time at Creativation delight! Hugs!

  11. OMG!!! I'm on your blog?... on your creativation's post?!?!?! oh MY GOD you definitely made my day!!!


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

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