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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Book Club 2 - Eileen Hull - Wrapped Journal

Hello Friends

Eileen Hull's long awaited Wrapped Journal (Sizzix 662816) is about to be released and I, for one, cannot wait to get my hands on the new die (the Inspiration Team only had access to the prototype up to now).

Eileen's Inspiration Team were given die cuts to make samples for Creativation and this project is one of the first ones I made.  As some of you know, I love leather and felt and this one is made from 3mm pure wool felt.... it is very tactile...
Starting with the die cut and some beautiful 3mm felt, acrylic paint, strong glue and a piece of lace, cut the felt to fit the die cut.  Felt can be cut very easily with this Bigz XL die, this felt is quite thick and I used a Premium Crease Pad to prevent the score lines from cutting right through.  This is not necessary, it is just my preference when using thick felt (or leather).
The lace was added to the felt first, it was stitched and glued in place.  A few French knots were added, as an accent, using red embroidery thread.
Paint the inside of the die cut before gluing this onto the felt die cut and leave overnight to dry.  Attach the closure string (made with Eileen's Twist & Style Tool) by gluing it between the felt and the journal die cut.  A heart shaped button was added to the front for the closure string to fasten to.  String the journal with elastic to hold four signatures.  
There is a lot of room in this journal and you can make quite large signatures.  Signature covers can be cut from Eileen's Passport die, they fit beautifully in this Wrapped Journal.
For this Journal I created three signatures and one pocket insert.
Here is a view of the back of the finished Journal.
This whole journal goes together like a dream, it is a lovely shape, it can be made thick or thin depending on the thickness of the signatures and it is such a handy size to fit in a purse/handbag.  

I hope you enjoyed seeing my first Wrapped Journal, there are more to come!  Thanks so much for your visit and I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Anne xx

28 comments:

  1. This is so pretty Anne, wouldn't it make the most marvellous Christmas gift?? Your spot on with felt being tactile.. amazing material to work with. I love the idea of there being more space for signatures within the wrap journal die and the fact that the passport die is the perfect size to create them is a real bonus.
    I could see this wrap die being so useful to me for fabric alone.. Hope I have the pennies when it's widely available.
    Thank you for sharing this ever inspiring beauty Anne.
    Creative Hugs Tracey xx

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  2. Absolutely Gorgeous Anne! That red is just stunning!
    Jackie xx

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  3. Wow, Anne, this is so stunning!! I love the beautiful red felt and the lace!! The touches you added, like the French knots are amazing!! I just want to run my fingers over it!! It so gorgeous and I love, love it!! Have a great day, my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Oh Anne, that felted heart and white contrasting lace melt my heart! This is so incredibly beautiful and the vintage Basic Grey paper inserts truly made my jaw fall open! EEEK! The icing on the journal cake! TFS and hugs, Autumn

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  5. Ellen is such an amazing designer and you are such an amazing executioner, Annie! Wait, that didn't sound right! I love how this sweet journal is like a tiny clutch bag and I love how very feminine and sexy it is with the red felt and white lacy! Beautiful, my friend!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  6. Oh my goodness Anne, it is just stunning!! The wonderful lace against the deep red just looks amazing and I adore that heart shaped closure!! The pockets are such a clever addition too!! Who would not want to carry this little album around with them!!

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  7. What a cute journal! Lovely!

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  8. This looks stunning ..... what a gorgeous journal. I love the lace on the front, it looks so feminine xx

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  9. SQUEEEAL! Anne, this is a new favorite for me! That bold red felt contrasted with the pure white of the lace is so striking, it literally took my breath away! Such a wonderful tactile journal cover! Love those perfectly made inserts, and it looks like I see a special pocket and lovey tag peeking out behind, too! You leave me speechless! Hugs!

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  10. Truly one of your masterpieces Anne <3 I miss this beautiful journal but know the folks on Hochanda will flip out when they see it! Thanks for making this die so spectacular <3

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  11. Gorgeous Anne. I’ve only just started using leather for my passport die but can see I will need to try felt next! You are such an inspiration. Thanks too for the detailed instructions as I know that also takes time to prepare. I’m looking even more forward to getting this die in the next few weeks now. 😊

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  12. This is so pretty Anne - what a fabulous journal - my die is ordered ...looking forward to getting it and having a play! I am wondering about the size but I guess it can't be too big if it will fit in a handbag! Hugs rachell xx

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  13. Oooooo Ann ..... I want it .... it is stunning ❤️❤️❤️ Tina xxx

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  14. Loving that lace on the red felt - it really shows it off. Another great project and tutorial. Elaine xx

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  15. Ditto to all the above! .Your personal touches to the lace-french knits in red,adding puffy heart...the total project is just beautiful. TFS! :)

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  16. This is such a beauty Anne, I love the style of this journal and it's made even better with your red felt and gorgeous lace! Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

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  17. Love this journal Anne x The red felt looks amazing and the lace really pops against it xx Simply stunning inside too xx

    Huge hugs
    Annie x

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  18. Ooh, ooh, ooh! This is absolutely stunningly gorgeous! Beautiful colours and love the lace. This die looks awesome! Hugs my friend. xxxxx

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  19. This is just SO beautiful with that gorgeous lace on the red. Love that felt heart bauble on the tie and your wonderful pages inside with the pockets!

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  21. Just gorgeous! I cannot wait to get this wrap journal. Ohhhh and this a a test to see you get emailed ;)

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  22. Sorry to have been so MIA for a while, but hopefully back on track now. I used the excellent instructions from Our Darnell and it seems to be working. Between Blogger and Win10, I have been way too busy. I love the gorgeous red felt, it does really look like I want to reach into the monitor and stroke it! Of course I love lace, and how pretty it makes that rougher texture of the red become more feminine. The inner parts are always great, as you ever do. Whomever is going to get this fabulous journal is going to treasure it! TFS & hope things are going good. Hugs

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  23. Wow Anne! - you've done it again! This is stunning - love the colours and fabulous texture! The heart is a perfect addition! Hugs, Chrisx

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  24. The lace flower trim looks just fabulous against the red felt - what a beautiful wrapped journal. Love the funky papers inside too. So sorry I've been missing so much... I really hope to do some proper catching up soon.
    Alison x

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  25. Soooo beautifully tactile and it would be especially warm and cozy for a winter project. Beautifully made Anne. Nicola x

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