Eileen Hull has a new Pocket Notebook die coming out and I was incredibly honored to create something for her release party blog hop.
I love this new Pocket Notebook die. It is so versatile and includes a couple different optional parts. It is Eileen Hull’s newest book die with Sizzix. On the die, you get all of the pieces you need to make an entire book- the cover, pages, latch and pen loop! The Pocket Notebook measures 6 3/4” x 4 1/2” with a spine that can adjust from of 3/8” to almost 2”! String it with elastic, hemp, ribbon or twine. So many options for this fun die!
I wanted to create something a little different so I pulled out some of my vintage games and created a notebook for keeping score on game night.
It includes easy-to-replace paper and a handy pocket to hold pencils and pens.
To make this notebook, begin by cutting matboard front and back covers with Eileen’s new Pocket Notebook die.
Determine where you will want to place the book’s latch. Trace around a micro magnet and carve out a hole for it. Glue the magnet into the hole.
Adhere the covers together and trace it onto two pieces of decorative paper. Next add score tape to the exterior of the cover, peel of the protective covering and adhere one of the decorative papers.
Using the pre-cut holes on the matboard as a guide, re-punch out the holes that you will use for your binding so that the decorative paper has the correct holes.
Decorate the exterior of your book. Ink the edges to provide a frame of sorts.
Flip the book over and repeat the steps of adding score tape and decorative paper to the inside of the book. Re-punch out the binding holes.
Carve out a hole for another micro magnet in the latch and cover with decorative paper. Attach the latch to the back of the book with glue and a brad.
Attach a Monopoly card to a slightly bigger piece of white cardstock to make a pocket. Make two scores on the bottom and sides of the cardstock and snip out the corners.
Adhere to a long rectangular piece of decorative paper and adhere on the inside, placing it to hide the tabs of the brad.
Drill holes in two dice. Thread elastic cording through the book and tie on the outside. Thread the dice onto the dangling cords and knot at the ends.
Cut some paper for score keeping and slide it under the elastic. Add a couple writing utensils and you are all set for your next game night!
Make sure you follow Eileen’s blog hop release party to see some amazing projects and have a chance to win two GIVEAWAYS- the Pocket Notebook die and a gift certificate for Eileen’s Etsy store. To enter to win, leave a comment on each of the posts. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 8 on Eileen’s Facebook Live show.
Thanks for hopping along with us today!
- Eileen Hull
- Susie Bentz
- Pam Bray
- Julia Aston
- Annette Green
- Kathy Clement
- Cheryl Waters
- Ginger Ropp
- Mitsyana Wright
- Debbie Bankston
- Anita Houston
- Maggi Harding
- Anne Redfern
- Jenny Marples
- Betsy Skagen (you are here)
- Anna-Karin Evaldsson
- Tonya Trantham
- Madeline Arendt
- Lisa Hoel
- Karen Bearse
Great stuff used to create this project
- Eileen Hull Pocket Notebook Die
- Eileen Hull Mat Board
- Eileen Hull Scoretape
- Vintage game pieces and vintage game advertising
- Scrapbook paper
- White cardstock
- White paper
- Elastic cord
- Micro magnet
- Fabri-Tac Adhesive