Friday, November 27, 2020

Comfort & Joy - Journal the Holidays with Eileen Hull and her Design Team

Comfort & Joy

Join Eileen Hull, the design and educator teams on the Facebook Eileen Hull Facebook Fan Club page for fun and inspiration all during December!  It's time for some Comfort & Joy after this crazy depressing year!

Thankfully 2020 is rapidly winding down right?  I imagine that for many of us, the holidays will be different and maybe a little lonely.  I will be missing my family and the gatherings that we usually have at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I'm used to cooking big holiday meals and this year I'm cooking for just two.  🙍

We need some fun in our lives so all of us at Eileen Hull Designs put our heads together and came up with an event that you can participate in as much or as little as you'd like. It's a challenge of sorts and we'd like to see you to make a Holiday Journal for this season using any of Eileen Hull Design's book dies.  Your journal could include activities, photos, recipes, shopping lists, daily thoughts, etc.  Really, it can include anything you want; after all, it's your journal!

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between November 27th and December 23rd there will be a post in the Eileen Hull Fan Club from one of Eileen's team members with a prompt for a journal page.  These prompts are meant to get your creative thoughts flowing and give you page ideas for your Holiday Journal.  It might be in the form of a blog post, Facebook Live, recorded quick video, or a Facebook post in the group.  It's up to you to take it from there and we can't wait to see what you come up with, so please share your covers and pages with us in the Eileen Hull Fan Club.

My Journal Cover

I used Eileen's Pocket Notebook die and an older Graphic 45 collection, St. Nicholas  to create my journal.  I'm not much for ink, stamps and mixed media.  I am a paper person and I love to mix patterned papers.

I chose a black base pattern for the outer covers and a red patterned paper for the inside.  Then I added more patterned paper layers.  On the front I added a green layer and then a fussy cut of Santa from the collection.  

I added 3 labels to the cover, Memories, Traditions, and Moments.  I cut them on my Cameo and they are easier to read in real but just didn't photo all that well, sorry.   I placed the words on a strip of solid paper and then popped it up so that the words would stand out.

Some Tips for Assembling Your Notebook:

  1. Begin by cutting matboard slightly larger than the size of your chosen notebook covers.
  2. Select your papers, cut the same size as in step 1 and place adhesive to the back of the papers.  I like to use Eileen's adhesive sheets for this.  Peel the back off the adhesive and adhere the paper to the matboard.  Do the same for both sides of the matboard.  I find that putting the adhesive on the paper rather than the matboard works better.
  3. Place the side down on the journal die that you want for the front cover and run the paper covered matboard through your die-cutting machine.  You will need to cut a front and a back journal cover.  If you are using directional paper, pay attention to the direction.
  4. Now start adding paper layers and embellishments to your covers!

I hope to see you on the Facebook Eileen Hull Fan Club page!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


  1. Beautiful cover Maggi! I can’t wait to see what you put inside!

  2. Gorgeous traditional Christmas feel....x

  3. Beautiful! I'm excited for this event.
    Sharon Betts xx

  4. Your journal is beautiful and this event is such a wonderful way to share time with each other.

  5. Fabulous Maggi .... such a gorgeous mix of traditional colours.

  6. Really helpful hints for creating a holiday journal Maggi. Yours as ever is spectacular xx


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