Aug 1, 2018

Tim Holtz Entomology Eileen Hull Wrap Journal

Hello friends!  Today we begin a new challenge at Mini Album Makers.  Our sponsor this month is Eilleen Hull, so I've used Eileen's new Wrap Journal Die to create this Entomology notebook, filled to the brim with Tim Holtz products and vintage finds.  I was hugely inspired by the talented designers of the EcoPaper blog and look forward to blending some of this style into my work in the future.

We'd love to have you join our challenge this month for a chance to win an Eileen Hull Journaling Cards - Hearts Die!

I covered my black chipboard with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Etcetera Paper Stash.  Sadly, I cut this one piece of bug paper I had on the wrong side, so I decided to use a japanese binding and present my journal Manga style!

My friend Madelyn gave me some Japanese/English pocket translation book pages and I wrinkled them up and stuffed them into my inserts.  I imagine a Japanese immigrant coming to the states and exploring our national parks, stuffing this journal with his collections...  :)

I made a little piece of faux amber by stamping one of Tim's Entomology stamps onto a tea bag and adhering it to a wooden token with Mod Podge.  I covered it with Seth Apter's Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder.  I layered with sisal fibers, a library card divider my awesome friend Mimi sent me, a found feather and a ticket I made with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Tim's Ticket Booth Stamps and the Sizzix Dies to match.

These are SOOO much fun to play with!  Thanks Madelyn for sharing your awesome crafty stash with me!  :)

I had a tiny glassine envelope that I filled with tiny feathers and added to my layering, along with torn Design Tape and a toy compass, which I colored with alcohol ink.

I tinted a Wildflower 2 die cut with Bundled Sage Distress Ink.

Inside I added a vintage find, more book pages, a library card my friend Mimi gave to me - so personal and precious to me!  Thanks my friend!  I added more tea bag stamping and Design Tape scrunched up here and there.

I layered a piece of mica with another ticket, Tim's Crocheted Lace, a Clipping Sticker and a Quote Chip.

I used one of Tim's Hinge Clips to bundle another library card, a feather and some holey paper we get at a specialty shop in Saluda, NC.

For my inserts, I purchased mini composition notebooks from the Dollar Tree.  I stamped images from Tim's Entomology Stamp Set with Versamark onto kraft paper and adhered to the front and back cover of four of the notebooks.  I can't take credit for this idea, as all of the talented members of the Eileen Hull Facebook Group are doing the same.  The notebooks fit perfectly inside Eileen's Wrap Journal.  Nevertheless, this goes right along with my posts on Dollar Store Crafts.  You can see all of those HERE.

I seriously love these little notebooks!  :)

Another closeup of the tea bag stamping...

I truly hope you're inspired today and will play along with our challenge at Mini Album Makers this month.  I apologize that this isn't a typical tutorial, but I hope you've learned some tips and tricks along the way.  Make sure to check out my other posts HERE for more in depth mini album tutorials.  Hugs, Autumn

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froebelsternchen said...

Simply gorgeous! WOW!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Autumn this is just WOW, look at all that attention to detail upon every inch of this magnificent wrap around journal. It makes me want to take it in one hand and pencil in another in search of those wonders of nature around us, make notes and sketch.
The addition of the compass would help me find my way and back again!! Magnificent.. Thank you for the inspiration and wonderful piece.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Nancy Wethington said...

Whenever someone makes a book with *stuff* sticking out, I want to dive in. This is such an incredibly interesting book. Love the theme and the ideas you have. Your work is always an inspiration.

Paper Wishes said...

I absolutely love this little stuffed journal. The paper is one of my favorites and Im glad you salvaged it and made something wonderful with it. I enjoyed your story and the book looks just like an enthusiastic botanical notebook. So happy you made and posted this. x Amanda

Fils & Papiers said...

Amazing minialbum, dear!!! How many details!!!

Redanne said...

Autumn, who would have thought that bugs, tea bags and holey paper (love that) could look so exquisite! Your stuff journal is amazing and I just want to reach out and open up each page to see what delights are there! Truly beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, incredible!! Wow!! I don't even know where to begin!! This is so spectacular!! Your attention to detail is amazing!! I love every single thing, from the faux amber (so going to try that!!) to the compass to the papers and stamping!! Truly stunning, my friend!! You are such an inspiration!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Mac Mable said...

I am always stunned at your creativity and today is no different....absolutely amazing. Thank you Autumn for your continued inspiration x. Marvellous project x.

butterfly said...

Absolutely glorious, inside and out. Brilliant Entomology combining - the paper for the covers, the fabulous stamped notebooks inside and that wonderful "amber" medallion. All your layers, and textured sisal and ribbons are just magical. Love, in love, head over heels!
Alison x

Ellibelle said...

Such amazing details!! Beautifully done!

Kate Yetter said...

What a beautiful Journal. I love the natural organic feel to this. And the wrap part is really cool. I bought a bunch of these little books. Love this idea.

Helen Wallace said...

Jaw off the floor time again! Autumn, your journal is crammed to the gunwales with tiny pieces of scrappy goodness. I keep scrolling up and down, discovering new delights on every pass. Especially like the holey paper and the use of Set Apter's wax, but the whole thing is a delight. Congratulations x

simo said...

I am speechless's a layered beauty! So many yummy details... Amazing! Thank you for such inspiration❤

ann barnes said...

Autumn, I continue to be amazed by your gorgeous creations! This wrapped journal is such a wonderful inspiration to me. I love the bugs and all of the papers and of course your mini composition books covered. Just super! I’ve had my eye on that die, I think the size would be so convenient for so many different types of makes! Lovely xxx

Lys said...

Fabulus wrapped journal, so many details to see, and discover. I love the medaillion!

Mimi said...

AWESOME! I loved this the second I saw it on Insta, and you know you used fun shared stuff makes me, like, so happy! 😊 Made my day. Thanks, friend.

sarascloset said...

Super cool journal filled with so many special tidbits! I especially love learning where all your stuff comes from! Your friends have been very generous, and you, my creative friend, have used these things to their greatest potential! I am squealing over this paper on the cover, and need to go see if I have that somewhere. The pages sticking out of the mini comp. books make this appear that the owner has been very busy gathering "Notes". Perfect in every way! Sorry to take so long to get back, but it was worth every second! Love, Love, LOVE this and oh, that buggy token! Brilliant! Hugs and happy weekend!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a wonderful mini album Autumn - both the outside AND the inside! There are so many layers I spent ages on each photograph drinking them all in. You really have created such a wonderful full nature inspired album with so much inspiration for all of us. Jennie x
PS I just LOVE playing with those ticket dies and stamps too !!!! the child in us ..... x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This is awesome Autumn!! The cover is to drool over and the inside is filled with the most amazing bits and pieces!! Absolutely stunning journal, so beautifully assembled and presented!! Love, love, love this!! Have a fabulous day!! hugs xx

Jackie PN said...

I know I am late visiting,but i am so glad I saved these posts to read. These journal pages ROCK!!
That library card with your name on it-is so precious-what a great find from your friend. And the mica and other super bits and papers, wow! I just love each page, I would love to see in person as I bet it is as cool to feel as it is to look at!
And those bug stamps from Tim...well, I thought i talked myself out of them, but alas, I think you have changed my mind,again! lol
Just Fabulous,your mini journals! Bravo!
Jackie xo

Jackie PN said...

Autumn, I visited Eco Papers blog but do not see any translation areas, do you know if there is a place or can you read the language?
Jackie xx

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