Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sizzix Book Club Dies by Eileen Hull, in your stores NOW!

Eileen Hull's Book Club dies collection are in the house, ya-hoo!  This is a wonderful set of dies that work together so well as you will see in the mini I made to show you some of the Book Club die cuts.  In this photo is a mini album that fits into a cute little storage box, all made with Book Club Dies.  Scroll on down for a tutorial on the mini, and pop by later for a closer look at the storage box and another mini that fits in the storage box.

You can find these dies in many local craft shops and online and I've also linked them to the Sizzix store.  I used the Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die - Book Binding to make the pictured mini album and the ScoreBoards XL Die - Card Box, Planner Storage & Organizer to make the storage box.
 I used Stamperia's Altelier paper collection for these two pieces.  It is such a lovely feminine and vintage collection.

 On the cover I used the bookplate framelit die from the Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Bookplate, Hinges & Label to diecut the white cardboard core label underneath the fussy cut butterfly.  I love how that focuses the eye on the center of the page.  Then, don't you love that Moments title?  That's cut with the Framelits Die Set 4 pk, Floral Arch & Words .

Get ready for it, lots of photos to follow!  I've photoed all the pages and then I've a tutorial at the bottom to show you how to use the Movers and Shapers Magnetic Die Book Binding die.

 The inside cover features a photo mat and belly band.  On the right side page I've used a hinge from the Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Bookplate, Hinges & Label  underneath the button to make it stand out.

I made these two tags to go in the pocket on the left side, again using the bookplate die from the Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Bookplate, Hinges & Label. I also used one of the hinges to embellish near the top.  On the right side I used one of the larger labels from this same set.

I really love the  Bookplate, Hinges & Label set, I've used it again on these two pages!  There's the larger label on the left and a smaller one on the right.

The  Framelits Die Set 8 PK - Bookmark, Tag and Pocket  has the cutest little tag as part o the set and I've used it on the left page at the top.  That die set also includes 3 little flower dies and I used those to make the flowers on the left and right pages.

On the right side, I've used a scalloped circle embellishment from the Bookplate, Hinges & Label set.  These sets are so versatile and full of fun dies.  The right page has a flower made from the  Bookmark, Tag and Pocket set.

The leftt side is design paper and on the right, down in the corner is that cute little pocket and tag from the  Bookmark, Tag and Pocket set.  At the top is the scalloped circle embellishment from the Bookplate, Hinges & Label set.

On the left page I again used the Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Bookplate, Hinges & Label to cut some hinges that I folded in half and used to cover the holes in the tags that are part of the paper collection. On the right side I used the flower dies from the Framelits Die Set 8 PK - Bookmark, Tag and Pocket set to make the flower embellishment.

Each of the pages in this mini is a pocket and each pocket holds one of these tags that I cut from a really old original Sizzix scalloped tag die.

Supplies -

Sizzix Dies by Eileen Hull used:

Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die - Book Binding

Other Supplies:
MAMBI The Happy Planner Mini Discs - gold
Stamperia Atelier Paper Collection
Bazzill French Vanilla Cardstock - 3 sheets
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Tutorial for making the Mini Album using the Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die - Book Binding dies

Step 1 - Cut the Cover

I used the Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Album, Mini to cut the cover, but you certainly don't have to use a die.  Just cut two chipboard pieces 5" x 5" and cover both sides with design paper.

If you chose to use the Scoreboard die, cut a cover as pictured below.

The cut away the spine portion of the mini leaving two 5" x 5" panels.  Cover both sides of each panel with design paper.  Tip:  Glue the paper to the mat or chip board before die cutting.  That way you will get a well adhered perfectly position cover.  Adhesive sheets such as these from Sizzix are great to use, there are many different options available on the market.

Step 2 - Using the binding system

 You will need the Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die - Book Binding die and a  Movers and Shapers Accesory Base Tray.  Measure 1/2" in from the top and bottom of your cover and then tape the Book Binding die to the cover lining up on the  left edge of the front cover, so that it doesn't move on you.  Now the directions for the base tray will tell you to place the die down and then place the paper over top but I was having a hard time with that so I put the paper down with the die over top.  Guess I never was too good at following directions!  😅

Run the covers through your die cut machine.  If you cut the covers separately, make sure you have them lined up perfectly so that the binding holes match up.  Also pay attention the your design so that up and down designs are right side up and that you have cut the holes such that the inside cover is in fact inside.

Arrows are pointing to the holes.  Now you can bind the mini together using rings or ribbon.

If you choose to use the MAMBI Happy Planner discs that I have used, you will need to cut away about 3/8" from the side so that you can insert the binder discs.

Step 3 - making the inner pocket pages
Cut 6 sheets of cardstock to 9 1/2" x 4 3/4" and score vertically at 4 3/4".  Fold on the score lines making 6 pages.

 Step 4 - place 1/4" score tape on the bottom or use glue to seal the bottom seam on each of the 6 pages.  This will form a pocket.

Step 5 - Use the Book Binding die to cut the holes on the left side of each page.  You can cut several pages at one time.  So that my pages were perfectly aligned, I left one cut page imbedded on the die and lined up the uncut pages with the cut page.   

 Then I taped the pages together so that they could not move, and ran it through my diecut machine.

 Step 6 - Again, if you are using the Mambi discs to bind, you will need to cut away about 3/8" from the binding hole side as in the photo.

Step 7 - Insert the discs into the binding holes or use rings to put the mini together.  Now you are ready to embellish all your pages.  Tip:  It is easier to embellish and complete each page before binding the mini together.


  1. What a beautiful set of projects Maggi! And excellent tutorial- I will have to try some of those tips you shared on using the Book Binding die- thanks :-)

    1. Thanks Eileen, your fabulous dies are so inspiring!!

  2. Gorgeous Maggi, fabulous tutorial too. Love the papers and the butterfly. Tracy x

    1. Thanks Tracy, I appreciate you stopping by my blog!

  3. This is a fabulous project! Love the paper line and you made it shine.

  4. Oh wow Maggi, those Stamperia papers are stunning and your album is just gorgeous, I love all the tags you created and the butterfly is so beautiful!! Anne xx

    1. Thank you Anne, my apologies for not responding sooner. I appreciate it so much that you take to time to leave a comment.

  5. Maggi this is just gorgeous! What a fabulous tutorial and a terrific use of the paper line!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment, appreciate it so much!

  6. Gorgeous Mini Album Maggi! Thanks for the tutorial, fabulous! Loving all your textures and layers!


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