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.
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.
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
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
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!
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!
Note: Whenever possible, I share product links. Some items, however, have been in my stash a very long time, and are no longer available for purchase. Thanks for understanding!
- Eileen Hull Passport Journal Sizzix XL Die (linked in text)
- Sizzix Premium Crease Pad (Linked in Text)
- Kaisercraft “Anthology Collection Kit”
- 6.5″ x 6.5 Paper Pad
- Anthology Collectables
- Really Reasonable Ribbon Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon/Turquoise
- Natural Burlap String
- Little Birdie Crafts Bernice Ocean Mist Flower Box (not live on website yet)
- Wendy Vecchi Pocket Watch Art Parts
- Tim Holtz Distress Products