Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Cork Fabric Mini Journal

Hey, Crafty Friends!
I'm back again with another beautiful project for Eileen Hull Designs! And we have teamed up with our friends from Belagio Enterprises! So, throught the entire month of June the Inspiration Team will be sharing projects using Belagio's amazing Cork Fabric!

This stuff is super pliable! It die-cuts very well. And because it's fabric you can even sew with it!

Sadly, I can't sew to save my life! But I sure can die-cut till the cows come home!! And here is what I created... a Cork Covered Mini Journal!! Let me show you how I made it!

Supplies Used
Eileen Hull Designs Pasport Die (Sizzix)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Mat Board(Sizzix)
Grey Lillies (I Am Roses)
Daisy Leaves (I Am Roses)
Strong Clear Liquid Glue
Mini Composition Books
2mm Elastic Cording
Clothespins (Optional)

I started with Eileen Hull Designs' Pasport DieMat Board, and 6" x 12" sheets of Belagio's Cork Fabric in BlueTaupe, and Gold.

Then ran the sheets of Blue & Taupe through my Xyron Creative Station and mounted them both onto a single sheet of Mat Board with one color cork on each side.

Once my the cork was adhered to the mat board, I placed my the cork I wanted to be on the outside down onto ONLY the COVER portion of the Pasport Die and ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot. I did this twice so I could have two cover panels, one for the front and one for the back.

Then I ran 2 smaller 3 1/2" x 6 " pieces of Gold cork fabric through my Creative Station
. I mounted both pieces onto a single piece of mat board of the same size, one piec of cork fabric on each side.

Then placed it over the middle segment of the die with stripes and wholes and die-cut it out to create the spine.

Eileen Hull's Pasport Die cut through all three layers (2 fabric, 1 matboard) of material like butter!

Next, I folded the two outer segments of the spine panel along the pre-scored creaselines. Then applied a strong clear liquid glue them and attached the cover panels.

Then, I clipped the panels together with clothespins to prevent shifting while the glue set.

While that was drying, I ran remnants of cork fabric through my Creative Station and attached to the covers of mini composition books. Now, they perfectly coordinate my journal cover.

I threaded 3 single strands of 2mm elastic cording through the holes along the spine and tied each into a basic double knot. 

Then lifted each strand and inserted a mini composition book.

I decorated the front of my cover with beautiful Grey LilliesDaisy Leaves, and Tiny Green Rose Leaves from I Am Roses.

Then finished off with this beautiful metal embellishmwent from the Tim Holtz Quote Bands.

And here is my finished Cork Fabric Mini Journal...

I hope you enjoyed this project! And don't forget to visit the Eileen Hull Blog for more fabric covered inspiration! Check-in all month long! My Design Team sister are doing amazing things!! Haad on over and check it out!!

As always...


  1. A wonderful notebook Mitsyana! love the cork pieces you used - so pretty with the gold binding and the cork coverings of the notebooks inside!

  2. This makes my heart happy - simple, elegant and bits of sparkle from the metallic elements! Wonderful!