Pumpkin Season Recipe Journal

Pumpkin Season Eileen Hull Recipe Journal For Frilly and Funkie Challenge

Hello, Friends! One of the things I love the most about fall is that I get to pull out all my fabulous pumpkin recipes…if I can find them!  To remedy that situation, I’ve created this Pumpkin Season Recipe Journal with Eileen Hull’s HeARTfelt Journal Die by Sizzix.  It’s just perfect for the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog, where I get to serve as the hostess this month.

Challenge Theme: To Everything There is a Season

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year.  Brilliant leaves, fall flowers,  crisp blue skies, and migrating geese fill the season with a sense of wonder and anticipation  You’re invited to create a vintage or shabby chic project that captures the beauty of fall.  You can make a card, a tag, share a journal entry or any kind of project you desire. Just be sure to create it in the shabby chic or vintage style and be sure to use fall (not Halloween) images and colors.

Pumpkin Season Recipe Journal with Prima Amber Moon Collection

Pumpkin Season Recipe Journal Amber Moon by Kathy Clement Product by Prima Photo 1

Before putting the journal together, I first inked all the edges with a combination of Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  Then I cut out my covers from the A4 Amber Moon papers.  All the edges were inked and distressed.  I also stitched around the front cover to add a little more texture.

When all the cover pieces were glued in place, I put the journal together using the directions that come with the die,

Next, I added a contrasting strip of paper to the spine.  This was heavily inked, crumpled and distressed before gluing in place.  Then I added the ribbon for the closure, and punched a hole for my metal charms.

I found these mustard seeds in my spice cabinet, and thought they’d look great mixed in with all these pretty Prima blooms.

To add extra texture, stitch your sentiment panel onto burlap.

Pumpkin Season Recipe Journal:  A Peek Inside

Decorating the inside of this pumpkin recipe journal was really fun.   I created 3 signatures, or inserts, for the journal.  To change things up a bit, I got a little inventive with the creases and folds.  You’ll see the results in the video below.

Lots of tags and pockets, of course!  You know I love my tags and pockets.

Tuck spots and ephemera, too!  Flipping through this journal is a real adventure.  You never know what you’ll find when you turn the page.

Here’s a sweet slash pocket filled with another signature.  I had not planned on doing this, but when my album got too chubby, I had to improvise.  (Pumpkin recipes have a habit of expanding the waistline, after all.)

I turned one of Tammy Tutterow’s mini pocket envelopes into a shaker element.  Isn’t it too, too cute?

Would you like to see more?  Then I hope you’ll enjoy this 10 minute video tour!

Pumpkin Season Recipe Journal Video Tour

I hope you’ll play along with us in this “To Everything There is a Season” Challenge.  Simply create your very own fall themed (not Halloween) project in a vintage or shabby chic style and link it up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog before midnight, Tuesday September 26th.

The design team will chose their top four favorite projects from all the entries.  Our top pick will be asked to join us as a Guest Designer on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  The next 3 entries will receive a challenge badge to display proudly on their blog.  And everyone who plays along and follows the challenge guideline will be eligible to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

You can find all the details for the challenge and inspiration from the rest of the team HERE.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

12 thoughts on “Pumpkin Season Recipe Journal

  1. Linda, the funke junkie

    Another fabulous journal – you are such a wizard with these, Kathy. Prima’s Amber Moon collection is delightful and you have showcased it so beautifully here. And talk about inventive – mustard seeds – really? I never would have thought to use them in a million years, but wow, the texture is awesome! Thank you for another seriously sensational piece of art!


    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you so very much, Linda! I fell in love with these papers the minute I laid eyes on them. These journals are such fun to create, and it is always a joy to create for Frilly and Funkie! You made my day with this kind comment! xo

  2. stampersuzz

    I love wandering through your art! Page by page is another delight of design, color and inspiration. Beautiful journal as always!

  3. Sara Emily Barker

    Oh, Wow, Kathy! This recipe journal is BEAUTIFUL! I love pumpkin spice anything, so of course, I read your sentiment panel as “it’s pumpkin spice season”. Instant love! I can’t wait to watch your video, because I just want to hold this in my own hands and turn the pages, pull the tags out and peek into all the cubbie holes. Love the stitching, charms and mustard seeds (!!!) on the cover, and I’m sure there will be plenty of goodies within for me to love, too! I still look through that gratitude album I got from you years ago! So much fun! Sending big hugs!

  4. sewpaperpaint

    Kathy, I had so much fun seeing this paper through your eyes. It’s really fun to see what different people do with the same products. A pumpkin recipe book is the coolest idea!!! I’ve made fall cards with pockets for recipes, but never an entire book. (Why not?!) I love your waterfalls and fold out pages and beautiful pockets and frills. You always make me want to invest in the TT die sets, you use them so well! A real treat today and thanks for the video! Hugs, Autumn

  5. Candy

    Kathy, this is such a beautiful little journal celebrating my favorite season! Every page has so many fun things to see. Perfect layouts on each page! Love it.

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