Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology

Natural Beauty: Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection

Hello, Friends!  Wow, this has been a busy month for me!  Earlier this month, I shared some projects that I made “just for me.”  This Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection was made during that time, but i simply haven’t had time to share it with you until now.

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Made in a “junk journal” fashion, this 3.5″ x 5″  mini has a 1.5″ spine.  I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun I had making it.  There’s something so relaxing about creating a junk journal.  You get to dig through your stash, use loads of embellishments and texture and basically, have a blast.

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Eileen’s Passport Mini  is a Sizzix XL Die.  It cuts covers, spine and inner pages.

The directions for binding the album come with the die, and you can find loads and loads of wonderful samples and tutorials on Eileen’s Blog.  I also share a lot of tips in the video tour below.

Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection: Creating the Signature Pages

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The signature covers are decorated, but the inner pages are acid free resume paper that I died with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Here’s how:

  • Die cut pages using the Eileen Hull Passport Die.  Use a Sizzix crease pad to prevent the die from cutting all the way through the papers.  The die will crease the pages and punch out the binding holes at the same time.
  • Swipe Vintage Photo Distress Ink directly onto your non-stick craft mat.  Spritz with water until little beads and droplets begin to form.
  • Place the die cut pages into this luscious inky puddle and swipe them through.
  • You may have to repeat this process several times to ink up all the pages.
  • When all the pages have been inked, iron them flat with an iron on the “low” setting.
  • Now you have a lovely stack of stained papers to add to your passport mini signatures.
Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection: Natural Beauty Vignettes

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Little nature vignettes decorate the cover of each signature. Some elements are fussy cut images from the Anthology Collection Kit.  You will see that I used the Graphic 45 Square Tag and Clock Dies in several spots.  That clock frame is sooo useful!

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Other items have been in my stash for so long, I don’t even know where they came from.   I also used lots of images and elements from  the 6.5″ x 6.5″ Anthology Paper Pad.  Kaisercraft also makes little ephemera bits that they call “Collectables” for this collection.

I’ve incorporated lots of natural elements, like this lichen I picked up at a local park, leaves, Spanish Moss and feathers to add to the natural, organic feel of the album.

Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection: Flips and Flaps

You all know how much I love to add interactive elements to my creations as often as possible.  This little mini is no exception.  There are flips and flaps galore!

You can find many of the metal charms I’ve used at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection Video Tour: Tips, Tricks & Ideas

I always find it helpful to view a video of a project like this.  It helps you gain a sense of the size, depth, dimension and function of all the mechanisms.  You’ll find photos that I did not share in this post along with lots of ideas that will be helpful if you decide to make your own Passport Mini Album.  Enjoy!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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11 thoughts on “Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, I can tell you really enjoyed yourself putting this sweet nature album together! I actually had time to watch the video today, and it was awesome to see all those details through your eyes! What a delight from cover to cover! Sending hugs!

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  2. lynn legge

    ohh my Kathy…this is so beautiful..i love the nature theme..and all the bits you used…it makes it so special..like walking in a forest…finding these things on your way…I wish some birds would drop feathers around here…I love the look of them…if you see a naked bird around your way..its just one o caught and …borrowed… a few…lol
    again thanks for the wonderful inspiration

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  3. Anne R

    Kathy, I am in total awe of every one of your creations but this has to be my new favourite, it is absolutely and completely stunning! You have transformed that die into a work of art, I love every single little detail you added – just stunning!!! Hugs, Anne xxx

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  4. Jan Ross

    There are beautiful reasons to be happy! Yes, just listening to you explain the details of your journal was a happy! Love the natural nature junk journal……so you. Thanks for sharing your creation with us. Oh by the way, my order came a few days ago, and I meant to thank you. I just oohed and aahed every little detail! Thank you Kathy.

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  5. Betsy

    EeeeeeeekI I just want to jump up and down! I don’t know how else to describe how I feel about this!!!!! Be still my heart!

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  6. Suzy Q

    Awww! Kathy …i just luv this little junk journal! It’s gorgeous …has lots of ideas for me and it looks like you really had fun making it! Thanks so much for all the inspirations! Hugs …Suzy Q

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  7. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, I hardly know what to say! This little treasure is simply beautiful AND mesmerizing! As usual you have put so much detail and embellishment into your project that I could look at it for hours! I want that! So what is new? LOL Thank you again for sharing your wonderful talent! Hugs

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