And so here we are at the start of yet another month! And of course that means a new challenge at Mini Album Makers, but not just any new challenge, this is the first anniversary of this fabulous and very popular monthly challenge.
To celebrate our Blogaversary, we've organized a blog hop this month. We're giving away a $25 gift certificate to Blitsy.com to one lucky reader whose name will be chosen at random from all of the comments on the Design Team blogs. In addition, Lindy's Stamp Gang will give a $25 gift certificate to one lucky participant in our challenge.
So if you have arrived here from Nancy Wetherington's fabulous blog post - welcome!
This month I am sharing another Eileen Hull journal this time celebrating my wonderful holiday in Corsica with two friends last May. I will be sharing photographs of the decoration of the journal, but my tutorial will focus on the little daily journal which is in a box inside the journal.
Want to know more! read on ........
As Corsica historically has a French background I looked for embellishments which would support that. I have used Tim Holtz Memorandum papers to cover the front of the Eileen Hull Journal covers.
I made a closure using magnets which are hidden under the layers on the front cover.
Inside the journal I have used Eileen's Stamp & Photo Die to create a box which is attached to the spine of the Journal.
Three of us went on holiday so I have chosen three vintage photographs to represent us (they do not look like us at all !!!) and some sentiments which are appropriate for the fun time we always have.
On the backcover I created a little pocket for keeping tickets .....
..... quite simply made from a strip of paper sewn to make a pocket.
And inside the box is this little daily journal......
...... decorated in the same papers, and which opens out to allow a page a day diary.
And now I will share with you my tutorial for making this little mini album to fit Eileen Hull's Storage Box.
From your base card cut a piece 11 3/4" by 7" and score where shown to make two spines. Crease these so that they fold inwards and then put this piece aside.
Cut another piece of base card measuring 7 1/2" by 6 7/8" and score down the middle - this forms the start of the "book inside the book"! Then cut the first long flap as shown and stick the lower 2" piece to the back of the booklet to form the first flap.
For the side flap cut a piece of base card as shown and put some double sided tape down the scored edge and stick this to the side of the book.
For the last flap at the front of the book cut as shown and score to make a spine. Add double sided tape to the spine and stick this to the front of the book. Don't worry about what it looks like at the back as ......
..... this will now be stuck to the original covers which you set on one side at the beginning. You should then have a complete book which all folds together to measure 7" x 4".
This is how I decorated the inside of the book making a long pocket on the left hand side and a short one on the right. I had covered the sides first with some cream cardstock with a little stamping.
I didn't bother covering the back of the book as I was running out of paper so just covered the front and the front flap.
I have used two magnets as closures - I always love the sound of the magnetic "clunk" when I close a book!
The magnet on the right hand side was covered up with a little decoration to match the front covers of the main journal.
Finally I added cream cardstock to each page with a little light stamping. The pages were numbered for each of the days I was on holiday in Corsica.
I hope this gives you some ideas for making a journal to fit Eileen's Storage Box Die. It is quite simple to put together and once you have a template easy to put together at short notice for a holiday or a present.
As always thank you for joining me today and all that's left is for me to pass you on to the next stop in the blog hop - the lovely Anne Redfern.