Thursday, April 25, 2019

Eileen Hull's new Notebook Die Paired with Graphic 45's new Kaleidoscope Collection

The New Notebook Die

Eileen has done it again with this fun new Notebook Die!  What I love best about this die is that it makes the cutest little book that fits inside the Treasure Box.  

The books measure 3 3/4" x 5" and you can fit 3 of these inside the Treasure Box.

Inside the Books

Rather than making the typical signature booklets that are bound inside the Notebook with elastic bands, I decided to do things a little differently.

I cut papers and layered them together and adhered to the inner spine to make my inside.  I cut 3 pages from Graphic 45's Kaleidoscope Collection as follows:

7 1/2"  x 4 3/4"  score at 3 1/2" and 4".  This is the bottom page.
7 1/8" x 4 3/4", score at 3 3/8" and 3 3/4".  This is the middle page.
6 3/4" x 4 3/4", score at 3 1/4" and 3 1/2".  This is the top page.

After scoring, fold on the score lines and then turn over and apply scor-tape to the narrow scored section as in the photo below.  (The white strip is scor-tape)  I used 3/8", 1/4" and 1/8" scor-tape.

To assemble, adhere the 3/8" scored section of the middle page to the 1/2" scored section of the bottom page, centering.  Then, adhere the 1/4" scored section of the top page to the 3/8" scored section of the middle page, forming a booklet.

After assembling the pages, remove the 3/8" scor-tape from the back of the bottom piece and adhere to the inner spine of the notebook.  When completed it should look like this.  The pages fit nicely inside of each other.

The Treasure Box

Now that we've made 3 little books, it's time to make a Treasure Box to hold them.  I made this with Eileen Hull's Treasure Box Die by Sizzix that came out in January.

I used Graphic 45's Kaleidoscope collection and Little Birdie flowers.  I can't help myself, I have to put flowers on everything!

Making a Hinge for the Treasure Box

The Treasure Box die comes with two hinges and a handle but I wanted to make a different hinge system.    I cut a piece of Tim Holtz Substrate Sheet 4 3/4" x 2" and score lengthwise at 1".  Use the hinge to attach the lid to the body of the treasure chest.  I first glued the hinge to the body of the box and then folded the hinge over the edge of my table and attached to the lid.  I also used glue to adhere the lid so that I would have a little time to manipulate the lid and have it perfectly seated on the body of the chest.

Here are the 3 Notebooks and the Treasure Chest pictured all together.

Eileen Hull by Sizzix Dies

Sizzix Scoreboard Die _ Notebook
Sizzix Scoreboard Die - Treasure Chest


  1. Wow wow wow!!! Fabulous books and box!!! Love the G45 papers!

    1. Thank you so much! I really love this G45 collection, it's so different.

  2. I love the hinge! And the clever way you scored the pages to make an easy binding system, too. I have to confess, I did not love this G45 collection...until now. You made it beautiful!

    1. Thanks Kathy! I love this collection, those bright colors on that black, yum! It's my inner 60's flower child, LOL!

  3. Gorgeous set Ms.Maggie! The flowers coordinate so beautiful w/this colorful paper. I actually just bought this G45 paper. It's so vibrant. Love the books you made to match. Wonderful project!TFS!

    1. Thanks Roxanne, I really appreciate your kind comment!

  4. Brilliant tip! I used tape to hinge one of my boxes but I was NOT smart enough to hang it over the edge! Duh (face palm!) Also love the way you added the pages and I will definitely be doing that in the future. I love this collection from Graphic 45 and this set is an absolute treasure!

  5. Thank you Susie. Have to tell the truth, I was cussing while trying to adhere the 2nd part of the hinge and then it me like a ton of bricks, duhhh....Yeah hang it over the edge, works fabulously!

  6. Love your creative way to make the inside pages. Will definitely use that for one of my future albums. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  7. So smart! That paper is really cool and you totally rocked it Maggi. Love the hinge and overall vibe :-)


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