This Vintage Mixed Media Journal Is Just What You Need!

Hello Friends! Daniela here with my first Sizzix blog post! I am so excited to share a sweet project using Eileen Hull's Passport Book Die. This die is so universal, you can use it for so many different purposes. For my project today, I'll use all kinds of beautiful funky Tim Holtz papers and products to pair with this die!


To die-cut the Passport Book Die, I first die-cut the cover in both chipboard and paper. Since I want to cover both the front and inside panels of the Passport Book Die, I also die-cut these twice in my choice of paper. For the pages inside, die-cut as man as you'd like to have in your book. I love a chunky book, so I added lots of pages inside.

I used thin elastic to go inside my pages and through the spine of the book to keep it all together.

For the front cover, I've used a few dies; Writing Desk, Funky Floral #2, Mixed Media #5 and Shadow Script #1. Always remember to ink your edges to show off the beautiful edges of the die-cut flowers. You can also mix and match your Funky Floral #2 flowers, which will make them pop more.

Look at that Mixed Media #5 die! These are my absolute favorite. Inking and placing a sheet of colored cardstock behind the die-cut really makes all the difference in the world. As you can see here, the flowers really show up on the blue background.

For the inside of my little Passport Book, I can add personal touches here and there for my liking. I'll be sure to add some notes about my mom or grandmother to cherish it!

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3 thoughts on “This Vintage Mixed Media Journal Is Just What You Need!”

  • Nanci LaRue

    This is so beautiful & sweet. I can imagine it as a gift for a dear friend! You take such care in the details and that just shines through. Your vision together with these amazing Sizzix products creates MAGIC!
    Thanks for sharing Daniela

  • Catherine Hanson
    Catherine Hanson Jul 20, 2018 at 02:16 pm

    I love this book! I saw it in person and it's even more beautiful. Great details and perfect color palette. Thanks, Daniela, for sharing this project with us.

  • Kayte Hansen

    Such a beautiful project! I love how you broke it down and use of so many dies! Makes it easy to see how to do it and I am now ready to do it on my own!!! You rock!!!

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