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Mini Album Makers with Eileen Hull . . .

Today is the 1st of the month and

no foolin'

we're playing with Eileen Hull dies today.


Here's how I began my project with

Eileen Hull's Wrap Journal Die.

Kraft-Tex is my go-to for this journal.

It's heavy paper but it acts and feels like leather.

EH 1After running the Kraft-Tex thru the die, I added color with

Distress Ink: Vintage Photo & Ground Espresso

as I wanted it to look like leather.

EH 2The four holes in the Kraft-Tex/die represent the

signatures that will be added to the journal.

I created 4 pamphlets, each with 3 pages (for now) and

each measuring 5" tall x 7" wide.

Then folded each one in half to produce a 5" tall x 3.5" wide page.

I'm using one-sided scrap paper but will add something to the back of each page in a minute.

Book 1

I cut pieces of thin parchment paper and added those to the back

of the scrapbook paper.

Then, using wax linen thread, attached each signature to the

Kraft-Tex cover.

Book 2

Normally, I would tie the wax linen thread in the center of each signature.

But knowing that I would want to add charms,

I decided to tie on the outside of the cover.

Wax linen thread is very sturdy so will hold onto charms without breaking.

Book 3

I left long threads to make it easy to place the charms.

Now for the decorating!


EH 1

First I added some resin soaked tissue paper to the front cover.

Then added Seth Apter powders to the left edges.

I love how chunky these are!

EH 2

Then added this piece from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

You might recognize it from an earlier blog post.

EH 3

Tying charms & buttons onto the spine was easy!

EH 4

EH 5

Then I used a bunch of collectibles for the inside pages.

Although this is still a work in progress, here are some of the finished pages:

The opening page has a typewriter from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts


a gorgeous envelope tucked behind it.

The image is from my friend Karen Higgins/Karen's Vintage Graphics.

EH 6

EH 7

I'm still learning to be random ~ less stuffy ~ about my pages.

Freer (if that's a word).


EH 8

A clip from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts covered in Seth Apter powders:

EH 9

A flower spray from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts used as a tuck-behind:





The image on the right is adhered to the top of a folded clothes tag

with magnets on both sides so it can cuddle the pages

and keep them closed.


A leaf from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts used as a tuck-behind.


This is definitely a work in progress but easily put together with the help of 

Eileen Hull's Wrap Journal die.

Hop on over to the Mini Album Makers Challenge blog

for my Team Mates projects


show us what you've created this month.

This month's sponsor is


Join April's challenge and you'll be eligible for a prize from

Eileen Hull.

One winner each month chose randomly from

our participants.

Hope to see you over at the



Diana Taylor

This is just fabulous - I love the nature themed papers and the little hanging charms - it's beautiful. I'm inspired to get the Kraft-Tex out as I've had a packet for a while but never really known what to use it for!
Diana x

Anne R

Nancy, you really did make that Kraft-Tex look like real leather (must try some), it has just the right amount of grunge and your signatures are superb! The pages definitely have a more free look, I just love how you decorated each and every one of them. The charms on the linen thread are just the icing on the cake. Love this.... a lot! Anne xxx


Nancy this is amazing, so tactile in design holding all those beautiful thing inside. I know how hard it can be at times to step out or our comfort zone but your random pages are divine, it's as if the wrap journal is giving it a big hug. Amazing.. Tracey xx

Janis Shrable

I love it Nancy. I think I may need one of these dies.

Seth Apter

Spectacular. I love how you used the powders on the cover.

Sara Emily Barker

Nancy, you created a real treasure here! I love the leather look of this journal cover and how you've used those wonderful SA powders. Each page is truly a work of art; happy to see you embrace the loosie-goosie! Thank you for your inspiration; I really want to enter this challenge, but making a journal seems so daunting to me. Thank you, too, for your sweet comment you left on my blog. Hugs! Sara Emily

Susie Bentz

Just lovely! Love the Kraft-Tex and all the dimension on the outside - especially the charms. Lots of surprises on the inside, too!

Diana Taylor

A totally delightful journal. I love the nature theme running through it and the gorgeous little charms. Beautiful, and a great use of Kraft-Tex - you've created a lovely effect.
Diana x

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