I’m back with a quick and easy project using the Eileen Hull Tiny Book Scoreboards die and washi tape from my stash! I got the inspiration and instruction on how to make this tiny journal from Eileen Hull herself! I follow the Eileen Hull Facebook page where she does live videos showing how to make a variety of projects. I have found her videos to be inspiring, helpful and entertaining. If you haven’t checked her Facebook page out, click here.
A couple of weeks ago she made an adorable Halloween journal using the Tiny Book Scoreboards die. This was a quick and easy project that used washi tape and checked off three of my project criteria, so I knew I wanted to make one! I could never explain it as well as Eileen shows us, so if you’d like to see how she made her tiny book, watch her video.
For some reason I’m always “a dollar short and a day late”, so instead of making a Halloween tiny book, I made one for Thanksgiving. I host Thanksgiving dinner, so I thought I could write guest lists, recipes I want to try, grocery list, etc.. Additionally, one of the members of the Eileen Hull Fan Club had the wonderful idea to have each guest write what they are thankful for and sign my tiny journal. Keep reading if you’d like to see how I made my Thanksgiving tiny book journal.
I started by going through my stash of washi tape and picked some that I thought would look good. I began placing the tape, diagonally, on a piece of Sizzix Mixed Media Board that I cut down to approximately 6×6 inches. I continued adding the different washi tape, alternating widths, until the entire piece is covered.
Next I placed my covered board, washi side down, on the Eileen Hull Tiny Book Scoreboard die, and ran it through my die cut machine. I used the Sizzix Big Shot with a “sandwich” made up of a cutting plate, the scoreboard die, covered mixed media board and another cutting plate. After cutting, I folded the book along the score lines.
To finish the inside of book’s cover, I used Crackling Campfire and Mustard Seed Distress Spray Stains to spray the reverse side of the cover.
Next, using a white gel pen, I drew a line around the four sides and added some swirly doodles on the right side. I CAN’T draw or doodle worth a hoot, so this was actually the hardest part for me!
I took a miniature frame that I had in my stash, cut a head shot from one of the Tim Holtz Found Relatives and glued it inside the frame. I glued the framed picture on the right side of the book, then cut a strip of yellow cardstock and glued that to the left side of the book (this strip will hold my notepad).
To make the notepad for inside my tiny book, I took a piece of light weight yellow cardstock and cut into 2-1/2 inch strips, then cut those strips into 4 inch pieces and scored in the middle. These were tied together with a piece of embroidery floss to form the signature (notepad) of my book.
I wanted to add some interest to my notepad, so I used a couple of peg stamps from my stash to stamp on the notepad cover and bottom corner of each page. I used Distress Crackling Campfire Ink to do the stamping and edging.
To add the Thankful for Family & Friends sentiment on the notepad cover and the Thanksgiving 2020 to the front label, I used the new We R Memory Keepers Colop e-mark Create printer. I purchased this hand-held printer back a few months ago and have been waiting for a chance to use it. I hope to post a review after I use it a bit more!
For the final steps, I inked a Tim Holtz Ideology pinecone charm with Ranger Alcohol Ink in Teakwood and tied it to the front label, added a small leaf embellishment, and popped the label with some foam squares.
Below is a linked list of the products and tools used to complete this project. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments regarding this post. I would be grateful if you’d consider following me and signing up for email notifications. Thanks for stopping by…until next time…
Happy Crafting, Angie
Supplies and Tools
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Eileen has an Etsy shop where you can find a selection of her Scoreboard dies and other supplies. Check it out here.
The peg stamps I used were purchased from Rubber Stamp Tapestry.
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