Tuesday, April 18, 2017

You & Me "Couple's" Travel Journal

Hello Crafty Friends!!
Today I'm so excited to be able to share with you all another project featuring the long anticipated Journal die from Sizzix by Eileen Hull!

I created this "Couple's" Travel Journal. This is kind of like a scrapbook/ art journal all-in-one to take on the go when you and your significant other get a chance to "get away". You can jot down eateries or favorite hot spots, snap pics or sketch, slip in memorabilia all in one convenient little book.

Supplies Used
Eileen Hull's XL Journal Die (Sizzix)
Traveler's Journal Blank Inserts
Thin Black Elastic
Tan Headband Elastic
Cream Crinkle Ribbon
Heart Lock Metal Embellishments (Michael's)

These journals are incredibly easy to make, you will not believe it!
First, I started by cutting out two pieces of the journal covers out of chipboard using the Journal die from Eileen Hull's new Heartfelt collection.

I also cut two pieces of patterned paper from DCWV's Linen Closet Stack, to cover the outside and the inside of the book covers.

I inked the edges of all 4 pieces using Jumbo Java Chalk ink and a sponge dauber. 

Then ran all 4 pieces through my Xyron Creative Station Lite and attached to my chipboard pieces.

I overlapped the spine and glued them together, lining up the middle holes.

When dried, I threaded a strand of elastic through each set of holes, for a total of 3 sets.

I wrapped a thicker elastic around the journal for a closure, looped a heart lock charm, and tied it off through the center hole. 

For the inside, I slipped in 3 plain Kraft inserts with plain white blank pages but added a few minor touches...
I adhered pockets, journaling tags, and cutouts to dress up the insides.

Then added crinkled ribbon and another heart charm to the spine.

And here is my finished journal...


  1. cannot wait till it comes in and i am all prepared to start, with fabric and paper

    1. That sounds FANTASTIC!! Please share with us when you make one and don't forget to hastsag it #EillenHull #heartfelt #journaldie!! I am soooo looking forward to seeing what you create!!

  2. It's so you Mitsyana- clean and elegant. I love the foil and it's a nice romantic idea for a book.

    1. Eileen, you are too stinking sweet!! You are always so encouraging and supportive!! ***HUGS*** to you my friend!!

  3. It's so you Mitsyana- clean and elegant. I love the foil and it's a nice romantic idea for a book.