Monday, August 27, 2018

Emerald Creek Blog Hop - Get Wrapped!

Hi friends! I'm so excited to join in a fabulous blog hop with three amazing companies today!! We are featuring Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, Seth Apter paints by Paper Artsy and Eileen Hull dies by Sizzix!


Today I'm using the awesome Wrap Journal die to create a Halloween Junk Journal, and I'm loving how this turned out!! I've included lots of photos so you can see all the details, but be sure to scroll down to see the video link where you can get a complete walk through and the blog hop line up below! I've also included a list of the supplies below as well.


I had a lot of fun layering paints, stencils, powders and stamps to create a spooky background. The Seth Apter paints were wonderful to work with and mixed beautifully to create even more colours than the four I worked with in the Autumn Set.

The Hammered Metal embossing powder created such a cool effect inside the EC skull stamp! 

I added lots of fun elements along the spine of the journal.


Here's a look at the book opened up. I plan to fill this junk journal with lots of spooky Halloween ephemera!


I created a little tag pocket on the left and decided to tuck the right flap under the cover, but you can also choose to layer it over the top. The Magical Mysteries Dragon's Egg powder added a beautiful purple - complimenting Seth Apter's paints!


I created four 'signatures' which are the little booklets that fit into the Wrap Journal. I cut a cover from Tim Holtz cardstock and then three more pieces of paper from a 7gypsies Halloween collection sized at 6 1/2 x 5", which I folded in the center.


The Canvas Corp Halloween Tags on Kraft cut apart sheet was perfect to cut elements from to add to the notebooks and inside the journal.


I punched small holes with my Crop-o-dile to match up with the diecut holes in the journal and threaded a piece of hemp twine through the center of each signature and then the journal spine.


Some Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink added a shadow around the edges of my pages and I rounded the corners with the We R Memory Keepers corner punch at 1/2".


I used some more Tim Holtz cardstock to cover the inside base of the Wrap Journal, tearing a bit off the edges and adding more of Seth Apter's paint.


A few Tim Holtz' paper dolls and chit chat stickers are tucked in various places throughout the journal.


The spooky little outhouse was fun to add to the back of the journal along with a sticker from my Halloween stash.


To close the Wrap Journal I glued on two metal embellishments and added some ribbon coloured with Seth's paints. I really love the Autumn colours in this set!


I hope you enjoyed having a look at this journal - I really loved creating it!


Be sure to check out the process video where I show you how I create the cover of this journal and then do a walk through of all the fun elements I included!

Supplies Used:

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies-
Embossing Powders:
Stamps:

Embellishments:
*Emerald Creek affiliate links used to help support my blog at no cost to you πŸ’“

 Blog Candy!! 

Let's Get Wrapped Blog Contest!

We are blog hopping with some amazing people today all in the name of fun, and cross brand creativity. 
Of course there will be a prize pack valued over $150 USD from PaperArtsy, Seth Apter, Eileen Hull & Emerald Creek.

To be entered you must pop by and comment on each of the blog posts. 
(We don't want you to miss any of the tips and tricks.)


Contest closes Aug 29th at midnight and a winner will be announced Aug 30th, 2018.


Be sure to head over to the next stop on the hop - Jenny Marples to see her amazing project!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you find lots of inspiration and a few ideas for goodies on your wish list ;) Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win an amazing prize pack, and have a fabulous day friends!  


119 comments:

  1. That journal looks great. The skeleton dangling on the spine made me laugh:)

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  2. What an amazing journal Karla!! I love that skull!

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  3. Thanks for another great project. I love all the extra elements that stick out from the journal.

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  4. Fantastic journal!! Every detail just looks amazing!

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  5. Amazing Halloween mini! My fave may be the masquerading quote. But the embossing powders beats all. They turn out so beautifully grungy.

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  6. I am not a fan of halloween but I love the products you have used.

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  7. Lots of super cool stuff going on in your project ! Love it!

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  8. Karla,
    this is really an amazing journal! I just love each and every page your created! WOW the details are amazing and your stamping ,embossing and graphics are over the top cool and gorgeous! What a super inspiring journal! Thanks so much for sharing Karla!
    hugs,Jackie xx

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  9. Love the cover you made, very inspiring !

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  10. Love the Halloween theme. The spine items are great!

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  11. Great cover, the spine is amazing!

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  12. Karla, your work is amazing!!! Love every detail!!!
    I am so glad, to be in this fantastic journey with you!!!
    Hugs

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  13. Great Art Karla! What a wonderful Halloween junk journal you have brought to life!*☆♡☆* You have inspired me to go through my Halloween stash & create! Great papers & antique images! Love Mr. Bones dangling from the spine!♡

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  14. This is amazing! I love Halloween! I will be back to watch that video again. I cannot wait to try this! So many fun details!

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  15. Wow great use of materials! Skeletons are my fav for Halloween and I love the one on the spine! Great job Karla!

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  16. S-P-O-O-K-Y! :) Love the video! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Don't create much with Halloween but your work is amazing!

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  18. Halloween is always fun for creating and you made a fabulous spooky cute mini here! Great use of the embossing powders and paints. I have to admit my favorite part is all the goodies you added on the spine!

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  19. Thank you for showing us your stunning work.

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  20. I love your junk journal and all the mixed media techniques you used! I am making a junk journal for my October Daily this year.

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  21. Karla, what a wonderful Halloween journal. Love all the details. Thanks for the video.

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  22. This is so cool! love it <3 Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Very spooktacular project. Love all the details. We don’t have much Halloween in Finland but I sure would love it if we had.

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  24. What a fun book! I really like the halloween theme.

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  25. Spooky lol love the Halloween feel

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  26. WOW! that is such a WICKED COOL Junk Journal!! I LOVE Halloween and your design is AWESOME! Have a fabulous Day!

    Theresa

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  27. Wow such detail just amazing I love your work πŸ–€πŸ–€

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  28. Stunning! A wonderfully spooky journal ! X

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  29. oh my gosh, this is so stinking cute, I love that it has that old but new effect, great choice on the stamps and colors!

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  30. Fantastic journal.
    Visitors will enjoy strolling
    through the book to see all
    of the "scary" items.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Wow, Karla, this is absolutely amazing!! I love all of the spooky details you added!! The textures are fabulous!! Each page is wicked awesome!! I love, love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  32. What a brilliant spooky book full of wicked delights. The cover is fab, and I love the detail inside and out. What an amazing hop - it's lovely to be a part of it.
    Alison x

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  33. Wonderful Halloween journal, and the textures and details are all so perfect and fun!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  34. Wow! This is so cool! I love it so much!

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  35. Love this! Halloween is my favorite holiday

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  36. Karla I so love your Junk Journal; oh the video of your background techniques is amazing... that background is spooktacular !! Those colors Oh my so yummy !

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  37. LOVE your collection of Halloween imagery! The assortment of trinkets tied to the journal spine are wonderful!

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  38. What an awesome spooky Halloween Journal! love all the embossing and scary images!!

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  39. I love all the techniques you’ve used for creating texture...most interesting!

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  40. Reeeeally enjoyed the images & quotes combinations and theme!

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  41. Fabulous Halloween themed journal! Amazing layers of techniques and elements - so much depth and dimension.

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  42. ooohhh, it's Spooktacular. Love it. Hugz

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  43. Not usually a big fan of Halloween but your fun journal could change my mind :)

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  44. Spookily wonderful Karla! Love that you've matched the cover to the pages inside so well with a perfect choice of colours xx

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  45. What a fabulous Halloween journal! So much to look at - loads of inspiration to take away. Thanks for the video :)

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  46. Love the Halloween inspired journal; the colors are perfect!

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  47. The amount of detail is fantastic, love the powders

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  48. Wonderful colours and textures - and some great stamps and phrases!!

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  49. Love your Journal! Packed full of wonderful images and Tim Holtz goodies. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  50. Loved your halloweenie take on this project!πŸ’€

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  51. Fabulous journal! I love the Halloween theme!

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  52. Great project! so perfectly spooky for Halloween :)

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  53. This is wonderful Karla. So much fun and so many details to explore. Everytime I have looked through the post, I see more. Thanks for being a part fo the hop.

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  54. This is so wickedly wonderful. I love the amazing imagery and you're so clever in how you brought it altogether. Love it! Thanks for this amazing Hop!
    Kim

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  55. Love, love, love this journal. Halloween is my favorite. Tons of ideas to try. Thank you!

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  56. Been wanting to do a Halloween journal, I am inspired now that the haunting idea of where to start has been wiped away along with the cobwebs that was Clouding my vision.

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  57. Yay, a Halloween album! My favorite season.

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  58. Such talent how do you find the time?

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  59. It is starting to feel like fall! Love the look. Thank you for sharing your process.

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  60. Wow! This is a very different "take" on the project and it looks terrific.

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  61. How fun is your Halloween journal! I love "junk journal" such a great name!! It's a beauty, that's for sure. :)

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  62. Karla, this is so cool! I can only imagine how spooktacular it will be when its all filled up! I really love the way the purple magic embossing order plays off off the mixed purple color you made with the paper artsy paints! The aroma line of EC powders smells divine, I have never used the black but I bet its deliciously good! This is truly a wonderful piece, the hammered metal in the crevices if the skull was genius! Just so many wonderful details, thank you for sharing!

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  63. Love your Spooky take on the project! Love you stencil work too!

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  64. wonderful project!! love all the details & the spookyness... great technique choices too, off to see the video!

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  65. FABULOUS!!!! LOVE the Halloween theme!!! LOVE the finish on the skull!!

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  66. Beautiful work. Thanks for the overhead view a the end; it really shows how much room this book leaves for thicker embellishments on the pages. TFS

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  67. Love this unique junk journal! So spooky and so much fun!

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  68. Awesome project. Spooky, fun and wonderful. So many fantastic details.

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  69. Love a good Halloween Journal! Great dangling skeleton on the spine. Thanks for the video also.

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  70. This is a spooky delight, Karla. So much to see and enjoy . Wonderful and creative . Tfs x

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  71. Lots of attention to detail!

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  72. Scary oroject. Thanks for sharing. I'm loving this book cover , Baked Texture and Paperartsy paints.

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  73. Love your journal..so wicked and cool! Thank you for the inspiration ❤

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  74. Loving the Halloween take on this album, it looks great! Really enjoying visiting all the different projects in this blog hop, they are all so unique! Thanks for sharing :)

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  75. Wow! This is going to be great to display for Halloween! Chrisx

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  76. Excellent project!!!! loved every step! thank you for sharing!

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  77. A fun project! Thanjs for sharing the how to's!

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  78. Ahhhh! Love this Halloween journal! I'm just working on one too. Great details throughout.....spooky goodness! TFS!

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  79. Amazing journal! Love every detail!

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  80. I love that you went with a Halloween theme. So much fun on each part of your journal and signatures.

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  81. I love your Halloween theme and how you created your journal. The video was a great way to experience your process and I learned a lot watching it. Using multiple layers, allowing some to fade with new layers covering over really gives the whole background a lot of life. I especially loved watching you create the skull. Boo-tifully done...I especially loved the hues you chose for each color and the use of purple for paper inserts.

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  82. What spooky wizardry! Great work on both the binding and the pages!

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  83. Crazy Fabulous!!!!! Great details and theme!!!

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  84. Wow! I really appreciate the shopping list. You combined everything so well. Thank you for including the video. I’m a beginner.

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  85. so spooky and perfect for Halloween.

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  86. Love all your Halloween goodies on here! Wonderful techniques too. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Heather

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  87. Halloween is my favorite time of year and this could not be more fabulous! All of the elements just flow together so easily. And your little Skeleton on the Binding just sets this cute little Journal off!

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  88. This is so cool, I love every little detail, awesome job love it! πŸ‘‰❤😁

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  89. This whole process was so fun to watch. So many techniques to try. Wicked journal!

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  90. what a great creepy spooky project!

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  91. Such amazing colors and details!

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  92. This is so my style - dark and creepy - bring on Halloween!

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  93. This is fabulous, great spooky theme xx

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  94. You really went over the top on this! It's fabulous and so inspiring. Thank you!

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  95. Wow- so much detail and creepy cool techniques. That skull-wow! Thanks for working with my die <3

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  96. You're so timely with Halloween! I was out shopping today and it's everywhere! Your grungy goodness is beautiful. The little skeleton is an awesome touch!

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  97. This is amazing! I love the texture and colors on your front color. Each page is vintage and pretty. And I love all the embellishments.
    Kate

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  98. Awesome I love Halloween so this is lush !! xx

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  99. I'm a little late to the blog but I couldn't find out how to access it until now. Anyway, love all the projects above and can't wait to see everyone's blog! This will be short as my keyboard is being finicky today! (Or maybe I just have fat fingers!)

    You have just cost me a fortune but I have to have some of these supplies! Love your work!!!

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  100. Creepy-cool! The skull, of course, is terrifying. Thanks for the info and the inspiration...

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  101. Super cute Halloween idea.. and I like the colors and using the cards as part of your pages. Good job.

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  102. What a great Halloween wrap journal... you captured the theme so well. I am loving the different ideas using the same die! So cool!

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  103. What a fun Halloween journal. Love seeing all the details and vintage bits.

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  104. Love the pocket. Love the theme throughout. Skeletons, masks, ground expresso..loved the details.

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  105. Wow! Beautiful Halloween project!!!

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