26 June 2018

Eileen Hull Designs Faux Suede 'Wrapped Journal'

Hi everyone and welcome. So the time has arrived; the long awaited and anticipated Eileen Hull Designs 'Wrapped Journal' Scoreboards XL Die has arrived in stores! It feels like a lifetime ago that Eileen's Inspiration Team were creating samples to share at the Creativation show in Phoenix. And now, all these months later, the team are finally sharing those samples with you over on Eileen Hull's website. Let's take a more in depth look at the first of three that were made for the show - you may also have spotted it very briefly on Sharon Curtis's Hochanda show for Sizzix on June 16th.

The Faux Suede 'Wrapped Journal' Cover

When Eileen sent us some cuts of the Wrapped Journal back in December 2017 she also included a beautiful piece of faux suede fabric with a black embossed pattern. Keen to make use of it I painted the journal cover black before gluing the fabric in place around the outside. To imitate the look of an old leather belt I cut a strip of grungeboard and soaked it in Walnut Stain Distress Ink before punching holes and adding a buckle. Now let's dive on inside.

The Tim Holtz 'Memoranda' Collage Journal Pages

The pages inside were cut from black card, scored on one side so that they could be hinged to the spine rather than hooked in with elastic. I will do a video tutorial for this next month to explain it in more detail. Each page and the inside covers had Tim Holtz 'Memoranda' Paper Stash added (with stitching around the edges) to provide the basis for each mini collage, all based on the theme of love.

You'll spot on the first inside cover the words LOVE and JOURNAL, both of which are included in Eileen's new Thinlits die set 'Journaling Words'. And the little red hearts come from yet another of her new Thinlits die set 'Journaling Cards, Hearts'. Throughout the journal you'll also see that I've included embroidery thread stitching using two older Thinlits die sets from Eileen, 'Border Stitchlits' and 'Chevron Stitchlits'.

Tim Holtz' Photo Booth pictures helped to build the 'story' on each page with the addition of his Mirrored Hearts and Clippings Stickers. I also added snippets of fabric and lace from my stash to add extra texture to the layers of paper in each collage. Here are the remaining pages (click on each one for a closer look);

I hope you've enjoyed today's flick through of this journal. Please do make sure you head over to Eileen Hull's website to see what my hugely talented team mates have created - there's so much eye candy you are bound to feel inspired! And if you missed yesterday's post on my blog you'll see another Wrapped Journal featuring stamps and stencils from AALL & Create HERE.

I'll be back again tomorrow with my latest Frilly and Funkie DT project for the current 'By Airmail' challenge so I hope you can join me for that.
For now take care of yourselves and get creative!
Jenny xxx


  1. Jenny your fabulous journals are so awesome to look at, and this one is no different! I love the finish you have used for the outside. This wrap journal is extra special in how it slowly reveals its inside glory and the inside of this is a treat indeed! Thanks for sharing your lovely work! ~Ann. xx

  2. Oh my goodness! This journal is just stunning! I love the inside pages. I am really out of the loop because I have never seen those TH photo booth pictures. I am going to have to look for some of those. The stitching and accents make it look like a family heirloom that someone unwrapped and pulled out of an old chest in the attic. Beautiful!


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