Nov 1, 2018

Tim Holtz December Daily Eileen Hull Journal


Friends, it's time for a new challenge at A Vintage Journey and our hostess Sandy has chosen the theme Paper Stash.  She says, "I am sure we all have them, those endless bits of beautiful scrapbook papers we have hoarded over the years. Create a project of any kind using them in creative ways in our preferred vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk styles."  I have lots of leftover papers from the Tim Holtz seasonal Paper Stash pads from the last several years and decided to whittle away at the pile, while making a December Daily journal using the Eileen Hull Travelers Journal die. I cut my journal boards from black chipboard and used a glue stick to adhere the pieced papers. 

* Note: This is my second post today.  
See my post HERE with more inspiration for using your paper stash. * 



I didn't do much mixed media in this journal, because the purpose of December Daily is simplicity and daily journaling.  For today's post I'm just sharing the cover, but I hope to work in my journal throughout December and will share those pages down the road.  I sanded and dipped a Baseboard Frame in Frayed Burlap to grunge it up a little more.  I added one of Tim's new Christmas Adornments with string.  The ephemera is from the Christmas Snippets pack.  The black sentiment is from some the Paper Stash.


I found a pack of Tim's Trimmings at Tuesday Morning and wrapped a strip around my cover.  I sanded one of the new Christmas Quote Chips and layered with more of the Christmas Snippets Ephemera, adding an eyelet and twine to the "25". 


I attached the Christmas star from the Adornments pack to the center of my black and white twine, then tied two red jingle bells to each end, then looped it through the elastic insert covers to add some interest to the spine.


How fun to hear this jingle ever time I journal in December!  :)  I hope you've enjoyed this simple paper project and are inspired to pull out your Paper Stash for our current challenge


21 comments:

Kate Yetter said...

Nostalgic and beautiful, Autumn! I LOVE this!
Kate

S@ndy Diller said...

Such a great journal Autumn, I love the papers of course. The details are lovely and so festive. so happy that you joined this months challenge.

Maxine D said...

How gorgeous and 'Christmas-y' Autumn - love it!
Blessings
Maxine

Astrid Maclean said...

A gorgeous album Autumn, I love how you have pieced all the fabulous elements together! With beautiful papers like this, it really does not need any mixed media! I must find out more about December daily, it sounds like a great idea...

Nancy Wethington said...

You are amazing! I don't know how you come up with all these spectacular projects. Love, love, love this one too!

Isabel Gonzalez said...

Another beauty Atumn. I love it!!

Susan said...

I love, love, love this! I have done a Dec Daily the past two years. I may have to do this year’s similar to this. Can’t wait to see what you do inside!

Ann Barnes said...

Oh Autumn, I just adore this wonderful journal! What a beautiful compilation of ephemera and wonderful Christmas magic! xx

Dorthe said...

Your cover is beautiful old time Christmas Autumn , cozy peaceful Christmas , just the way of my childhood , ones.
Hugs, Dorthe xox

Julia Aston said...

So many wonderful bits on your Christmas Journal Autumn! love the colors and patterns of your papers, the layering of the frame, the skating boy, the tree, charm, word chip - love the red bells on the black and white twine - a beautiful journal for the holidays! xx

Brenda Brown said...

This is such a delightful festive journal Autumn. I adore the strong red and white theme with that beautiful contrasting green tree and what a great way to use up some of your left over papers. Have a wonderful weekend xxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Ooooh! I just LoVE this Autumn !!!! The layering of all the papers and ephemera is stunning! I look forward to seeing how you fill this fabulous journal. Jennie x

Jackie P Neal said...

Another beauty Autumn! I do love the colors and patterns of this one . They so much remind me of the 50-60's Christmases past!
Jackie xo

A Pink said...

Your December daily journal is fabulous , Autumn . Love the idea and as always your creativity and layout design is fantastic. Terrific paper stash project x

Nikki Acton said...

You are the master of these journals Autumn - another wonderful design! Love how you have combined the papers and various embellishments for the perfect composition. Look forward to seeing what else you do with it. Nikki xxx

Redanne said...

I really don't think you needed any mixed media in your album, the papers and ephemera you have used say it all so beautifully. Such a great idea to make a December daily journal too, I may think about doing one myself now - thanks so much for the inspiration! Hugs, Anne xx

Marty Fishman said...

Love this gorgeous album and can't wait to see what you do with it next month. I know it will be fabulous! Great way to use up paper stash, too. Hugs!

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely love this Autumn!! Wonderful design and layout with oodles of yummy ingredients! Nicola x

Susanne said...

Awesome journal. The colors and that vintage look.

butterfly said...

A simply glorious Christmas album cover, Autumn... brilliant use of the papers and layered ephemera to create pure festive joy. I love, love, love it... I'm not usually one for all the red and green but you're converting me!
Alison x

Helen Wallace said...

One of these years, I'd like to see a white Christmas, just to see what all the fuss is about! But I can live vicariously through the blog posts of those in the Northern Hemisphere. Love this album cover with the tartan and the bold 25. The ephemera is delightful and I especially like the jingle bells on the spine.

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