Thursday, November 22, 2018

Winter Wishes Blog Hop

Warm thoughts are unfolding, as we begin to enter a festive time of year. Eileen, Kim and The Teams have created a fun blog hop challenge to kick off the American Thanksgiving and Winter festivities.

I am so excited to be part of this Emerald Creek and Eileen Hull blog hop. Most projects aren't complete without a bit of embossing on them, and this one features lots.
Eileen's journals are so functional yet fun. I love the new Wrap Journal, the size is perfect. 
The Santa suit cover was inspired by the red rubber "HO" stamp from Emerald Creek. 
This quick whimsical project is perfect for holiday journaling or list keeping. 





Begin by blending the front of your Wrap Journal with Barn Door Distress Ink and blending tool. 
Use a heat gun to heat set. 


Working one section at a time apply embossing ink to front cover using an Embossing Dauber. Apply embossing powder and heat set. I did two layers of embossing powder to get a nice even coat. 
Note- don't touch the embossed area until completely cool. Ask me how I learned that one!! 


Cover the inside cover with patterned paper. Double-sided adhesive sheets make this super easy.
Add elastic binding. 


Cut a strip of faux fur to size to cover binding and adhere to journal cover. Be sure you have added your elastic binding before adhering the faux fur as it will cover the holes from the outside of the journal 




Prepare your belt by cutting a strip of fabric 4 inches wide. 



It is hard to see in this picture but fold both outside edges to the middle and iron. Then fold in half and iron again. Top stitch down both sides. 


Add buckle to one end and stitch belt. 


Working in sections apply embossing ink to "HO" stamp and stamp onto the belt. Add embossing powder and heat set. Heat embossing on fabric is fun and a great way to add texture to projects.


To finish off the edges of your journal cover emboss 2 corner charms. Be sure to use tweezers to hold the metal pieces while heat setting. And again do not touch til completely cool. Another lesson learned the hard way more than once. 




Make inserts for your Wrap Journal. Eileen's Passport Journal cuts perfectly sized inserts. 



Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to think of different ways to use embossing powder in your projects. And I hope you make it onto Santa's nice list!!
Don't forget to hop over to the next blog on the list. 

Happy Creating ~ Jennalee 


To play along all you need to do is follow along and comment on every blog. If you play along and link up your own creation using Eileen and Emerald Creek products, you will get 2 bonus entries for the draw. Contest Closes on Sunday, November 25th, with the Winner announced Cyber Monday!

Prize includes an Eileen Hull Journal Die and a $50.00 gift certificate to the Emerald Creek Shop.




49 comments:

  1. I so love the faux fur on here. This screams Santa!

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    1. Thanks Jess!! The faux fur definitely says Santa!!

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  2. Oh my....how clever...love the Santa suit idea! What fun!!!

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  3. Oh my goodness! how fun is this Santa suit journal! love the fur and the Ho Ho Ho belt!!

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    1. Thank you Julia!! The Ho Ho Ho stamp was the inspiration for it all.

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  4. Jennalee, this is just the cutest journal ever!! Such a clever idea and beautifully created - the fur was such a fabulous addition and the belt is the perfect finishing touch. LOVE this!! xx

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  5. This is adorable, Jennalee! I love the addition of the faux fur and that belt and buckle is such a creative idea!

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    1. Thanks bunches Sara!! It’s the simple details that always make me happy.

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  6. The faux fur is a great addition for this Christmas journal - I love it!

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    1. Thank you!! It was one of my favorite details as well.

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  7. Oh such a cute journal cover. Ty for the inspirations. Happy thanksgiving

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  8. So cool and creative! Love the buckle!

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    1. Thank you!! The buckle really brought it to life.

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  9. What an awesome holiday journal! Love the white fur!

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    1. Thanks bunches!! It was one of my favorite details as well.

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  10. Creativity abound!!! The Emerald creek HO stamp is well showcased and the journal wrap should be under everyones xmas tree.

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  11. This is a MUST have. I want to snuggle up with this book. Freaking Genius use of the HO on the belt too. I 🙇‍♀️ to you.

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  12. Absolutely Fabulous, that red jacket is out of this world :)

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    1. Thank you!! Can you believe it’s only embossing? It was really fun.

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  13. So, so cute and creative. Love the santa and his fur!
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    1. Thank you so much!! Santa always makes me happy!!

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  14. Gorgeous, love the faux fur just screams Santa Clause and the belt is especially the coolest of details!!! Fabulous and so creative.

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    1. Thanks so much Pam!! It’s always so fun to emboss on fabric.

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  15. Darling. I never would have thought to use fun fur on a journal. What a great idea.

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    1. Thank you!! The faux fur really was so easy and perfect.

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  16. I’ve never thought to emboss on fabric! Love everything about this Santa book🎅

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    1. Thank you!! I’ve only tried embossing on fabric a few times but is fun and adds such a cool texture to projects.

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  17. So fun! and the fur fabric, fantastic idea :)

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  18. Love, love, love your journal Jennalee. Wonderful idea to emboss on the fabric belt and that faux fur. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  19. What a great idea for the wrap journal, that faux fur is awesome and the belt to secure it is genius! Jennalee I always admire your creativity and the addition of textiles to your projects and this one is so festive! Love it

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    1. Thanks so very much Ann!! It’s always the details that are fun to plan out and watch the project fall into place.

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  20. This Wrap Journal is cool, on its own, but the way you turned it into a SANTA SUIT! This is TERRIFIC!!!

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    1. Thanks Mel!! I love how versatile the wrap journal is!!

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  21. Oh. My. Goodness. This Santa journal is just fabulous! Your makes are so clever and always inspiring! Thank You!

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  22. Beautiful project! I especially love that red book cover!

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  23. Oh my goodness! This is such fun!

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