Christmas Memories Journal

Hey everyone! I’m back this week to share my project for Eileen Hull and the theme for this month is Season’s Greetings. Next month over in Eileen Hull’s Fan Club we are doing a Comfort and Joy Journal (December Daily) project with prompts and I decided I would at least get my journal cover cut out and decorated. (Trying to be a head of the game) I used the Journal Diecut for my project along with a couple other diecuts.

I cut a file folder down, still folded, to fit on top of the Journal Diecut and placed slightly past the cutting blade of the diecut (so I could have the spine intact) and run through the Diecut Machine.

This is how the cover looks once cut.

I re-enforced the spine on the outside and inside with patterned cardstock.

I adhered double mats of cardstock to the front and back covers and added a double matted banner to the lower corner of the front cover. I applied an Adhesive Sheet to a scrap of cardstock, cut the Christmas sentiment out from the Holiday Blessings Christmas Phrases Diecuts, added the “memories” sticker from the Big Chat Sticker Pad to the banner along with the Christmas diecut. I cut a piece of the puffy wreath sticker to look like it was behind the banner and added to the banner. I cut out the holly and berries from the Funky Festive Diecut Set and placed on the corner of the memories sticker.

I did add elastic cording to the spine and placed some cardstocks, wrapping paper, notebook paper, etc. but that could change. I haven’t decided if I’m going to add more pages or if I will move the pages around. I guess just what and see what I come up with. ūüėČ

If you have any questions about this project please let me know. Also if you haven’t checked out what the rest of Eileen’s Inspiration Team has created you can find those posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journal Diecut

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheet

Sizzix/Jen Long: Holiday Blessings Christmas Phrases Diecuts

Tim Holtz: Big Chat Sticker Pad

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Funky Festive Diecut Set

Elastic Cording

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Crop-A-Dile

Various Plain and Patterned Cardstocks

File Folder

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Thinking of You Slimline Card

Hey everyone! I know it has been a minute since my last post but I am back with a quick card I created. Have you seen and heard of slimline cards? It apparently the newest thing to create or I’m just now seeing them (I’m always late to the party) and I thought why not try to make one myself?

The slimline card measures 3.5″x8.5″ (folded) and will fit into a number 10 size envelope ( business size). Instead of measuring and cutting the cardstock to the exact measurements I used Eileen Hull’s Journal Diecut to cut out the base of the card. All I did was fold the cardstock in half and place it where the indention in the diecut that creates the spine wouldn’t cut into the paper. (I used a different cardstock to practice on in the photo below) I used a little washi tape to hold the cardstock in place while I ran it through the Diecut Machine.

I stamped onto a piece of Watercolor Paper the butterfly from the Tim Holtz’s Perspective Stamp Set and the Thinking of You and label stamps from the Simple Sayings Stamp Set in a water proof Black Ink. I used an assortment of inks from my stash to watercolor the butterfly and once dry I fussy cut the butterfly and sentiment out. I used an oval shaped embossing folder on a piece of cardstock (this is from Brenda Walton and is retired) and two other pieces of cardstock that I adhered together to mat the butterfly. I added Foam Pop Dots to the back before placing on the card base. I also matted the sentiment with a scrap piece of cardstock and glued underneath the butterfly.

I think I will have to make more of these! They are so easy to create using the Journal Diecut to make the card base with! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journal Diecut

Diecut Machine

Watercolor Paper

Tim Holtz: Perspective Stamp Set

Tim Holtz: Simple Sayings Stamp Set

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Watercolor Brush

Foam Pop Dots

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Black Ink

Various Inks or Watercolors

MISTI Stamping Tool

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Autumn Mums Tag with Blank Page Muse

Hi everyone! I’m featured today over on Blank Page Muse’s blog with this fun and easy tag I created. You can find the blog post HERE.

If you aren’t following Blank Page Muse on their other social medias you can find them on:¬†
Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest  and Website 

Supplies

Blank Page Muse: Flower and Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Set

Black Ink

Brown Chalk Ink

Tag

Paint Brushes

MISTI Stamping Tool

Watercolor Paper

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Thread and Cording

Heat Tool

Gold Embossing Powder

Copper Embossing Powder

Clear Embossing Stamp Pad

 Dot Embossing Folder

Diecut Machine

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Foam Pop Dots

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements.¬†I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.¬†The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely¬†my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Blank Page Muse and Scrapbook.com Products.¬†

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

From Post Box Diecut to Desktop Organizer

Hi everyone! I’m back with this month’s project for Eileen Hull! I’d started my Post Box project last month but decided I really didn’t like how it looked. (Raise your hand if have several unfinished projects laying in your craft room that you weren’t feeling it or it wasn’t going the way you envisioned it?) I wanted to take the Post Box Diecut in a different direction than what it was originally made for and this is what I came up with.

I started by measuring and cutting a piece of Mat Board to only cover the box part and a tiny part of the flap of the Post Box Diecut. I applied a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the mat board, placed patterned cardstock on top of the adhesive sheet along with the diecut and run through the Diecut Machine. The excess piece of mat board I did the same steps with the adhesive sheet and patterned cardstock but this time I place in the center of what is considered the bottom of the box (I rarely measure I’m a “eye baller”) and run through the diecut machine.

I cut the tiny part of the flap off.

Then I used a strong adhesive to glue both boxes together.

I adhered the smaller box to the lower half of the larger box.

I fussy cut some of the foliage and flowers out from a scrap of the patterned cardstock I used. I wrapped cording around both boxes and adhered a pre-made flower, bows made from cording and thread and the fussy cut images to the box.

Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the Inspiration and Educator Teams have created! You can find those posts HERE and HERE. Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Post Box Diecut

Mat Board

Adhesive Sheet

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Cording and Thread

Pre-made Flower

Patterned Cardstock

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Eileen Hull, Sizzix and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Chapter 4 Release Party Blog Hop: Lets Party Album!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be a part of Eileen Hull’s Chapter 4 Release Party! There are two new ScoreBoards releases from Eileen Hull and Sizzix! Are you ready for a new 3D Bigz L Tea Cup die? It can be filled with teabags and other assorted goodies or use the Tea Cup cutout on the front of a card there are so many possibilities. Also new is the XL Post Box, a fun little box that goes together in 10 seconds and has a slit in the top to tuck a gift card. You will have fun embellishing in your style to create holiday treats for everyone on your list!

I used the Teacup and Spoon Diecut to create a fun little Birthday Party Album along with several of Eileen’s older diecuts (several that are retired): Banners and Pennants, Bookplate, Hinges and Label, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags and Sweet Treats for You Diecuts.

I cut out six tea cups, backed two with Chipboard to make the front and back covers sturdy, from the Let’s Celebrate Collection. Also most of the collection is double sided.

I also cut out two of the “walls” (lack of a better word) and cut “flaps” off and adhered together to create little pockets for some of the inside pages.

The tea bag diecuts I cut out several and added thread bows and I cut banners out from the Banners and Pennants Diecuts and placed on top of the tea bag diecut and stapled together.

I decorated the cover and inside with a mix of diecuts. I also fussy cut a ton of images from the paper pad and added sequins and pearls to the pages.

I cut several pieces of lace, Ric Rac and fiber and tied all of the teacup together to finish the album. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

To hop along with the Chapter 4 Release you can find the rest of the Inspiration Team and Educators projects HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Teacup and Spoon Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tags and Sweet Treats for You Diecuts

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Banners and Pennants Diecuts (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookplate, Hinges and Label, Credit Card Sleeve Diecuts (retired)

Diecut Machine

First Edition: Let’s Celebrate Paper Pad

Lace, Ric Rac and Fiber

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Chipboard

Sequins, Brads and Flatback Pearls

Stapler

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Celebrate Today Card with Blank Page Muse

Hi everyone! Over on the Blank Page Muse Blog I share how I created this quick and easy birthday card. For the how to’s and more photos you can find that post HERE.

Supplies

BPM: Aster Creepy Cute Kid and Life is Short Rubber Stamps 

Watercolor Paper

Black Ink

Watercolors

Paint Brushes

Colored Pencils

MISTI Stamping Tool

Kraft Cardstock

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Googlie Eyes, Trim, Sequin, Thread

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Foam Pop Dots

Printed Sentiment from Computer

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Blank Page Muse and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Recycled Nature Journal

Hi everyone! I have a quick project that I created for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team and the theme this month is about nature. I used the Pocket Diecut to create this journal from recycled corrugated cardboard.

I started by cutting two covers from a box I had laying around and adhering the spines together.

I adhered a patterned cardstock to the spine, set eyelets to the holes and strung with elastic cording. I also adhered cardstock and two decorative frame to the cover.

I added a medallion with an assortment of leaves, flower, butterfly, bows and banners to the lower corner of the cover. I left the tops of the frames open so I could add photos if I wanted to in the future.

I added five notebooks to the inside of the journal. Actually it’s an assortment of notebook and dotted paper, cardstock and doilies that I slid under the elastic and if I want I can add more pages.

There you have it! Keep and easy! Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has been up to! You can find the posts HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Pocket Diecut

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Elastic Cording

Corrugated Cardboard

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Patterned Cardstock

Crop-A-Dile

Eyelets

Various Embellishments

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERSThis blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Blank Page Muse: Bird and Floral Sketch Tag

Hi everyone! Today over on Blank Page Muse I share how I created this fun tag! You can find the complete post HERE.

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Supplies

Blank Page Muse: Flower and Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Set

Blank Page Muse: Swirl Stencil

Tag

Extra Heavy Gel

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black Ink

Watercolor Paper

Prima Dulce Paper Pad

Foam Pop Dots

Watercolor Brush

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Lace, Cheese Cloth, Thread and Cording

Scraps of Various Patterned Cardstock

Leaf Sprig Punch

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)
DISCLAIMERS
This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements.¬†I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.¬†The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely¬†my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Blank Page Muse and Scrapbook.com¬†Products.¬†
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So Sweet Shabby Chic Tennis Shoe

Hi everyone! I’m back with another project that I am so excited over. I have long wanted to revisit some of the diecuts that I have in my collections that I haven’t used in years. I was inspiration by @mintycraftsbycharlie on Instagram over the tennis shoe she created from cardstock and since I have the 3D Shoe Diecut #658987 (retired) that is by Eileen Hull I thought why not try and make a tennis shoe for myself?

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I applied Adhesive Sheets to both sides of a piece of Mat Board and cut and placed patterned cardstock on both sides of the piece of mat board before placing on top of the shoe diecut and running through the Diecut Machine.

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I  shaped, folded the tabs and adhered the sides of the shoe diecut to the soul diecut.

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I folded the bottom tab, shaped the “tongue diecut” and adhered to the front opening of the shoe.

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I laced up the shoe with ribbon to keep the shape of the shoe while I worked on the “toe area”. I used a scalloped circle diecut (I used a Spellbinder’s diecut that is retired) which I cut 3/4 of it in half and the other half I glued to the back heel. I started by adhering a small portion of the scalloped circle diecut to the toe.

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I cut on either side of the scalloped circles of the diecut.

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I glued the scalloped circles to either side of the shoe making sure I shaped (rounded) the toe as I applied adhesive.

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I also added tissue to the inside of the toe so if it got bumped it wouldn’t loose it shape.

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I added patterned cardstock and trim around the bottom of the shoe.

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I added gems to the scalloped circle diecut, a tab and fussy cut butterfly to the back.

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I used two different sized circle punches, fussy cut rose and I adhered all to the tongue of the shoe. So what do you think? As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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Supplies

Eileen Hull/Sizzix: 3D Shoe Diecut (retired)

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Spellbinder: Scalloped Circles

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Trim and Ribbon

Gems

Circle Punch

First Edition Paper: Pretty Posy Paper Collection

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)
DISCLAIMERS
This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements.¬†I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.¬†The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely¬†my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com¬†Products.¬†

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This Everyday Life Mini Junk Journal

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog! I’m still working out the kinks of WordPress…so different from blogger…so bare with me. Well, anyway I want to share my project that I created for Eileen Hull this month. The theme for August is junk journals. Some of you might be wondering what is a junk journal? It’s anything! Junk mail, old book pages, old music papers, tags off of clothing, scraps of notebook paper, scrap of cardstock that “you think” might be too small to use, that one lonely sticker that you have no idea what to do with it, etc. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating a junk journal.

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I had actually started this journal in March and Covid happened! I had to go to Nashville for a week and a half and watch my grandson while my son worked from home and my daughter in law was at the time stilling going into the office to work until she was finally sent home to work too. I had forgotten how hard it was to do anything with…at the time…17 month old getting up early and going non-stop.

I started the cover of this journal by cutting a Gift Box with Gift Box Scalloped Edges and Label Diecut from Mat Board.

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I measured and cut 1 5/8″ (spine) for both covers and a 1 5/8″ mat board for the additional spine. I adhered both 1 5/8″ spines together to create the first spine and the small flap at the end of the box I adhered the additional 1 5/8″ spine to the flap and the scalloped flap to the other side of the spine. Apologies for no step out photos, I thought I had taken photos of those steps but apparently not. I cut patterned cardstock larger that the journal cover and adhered the edges to the inside and then cut and adhered cardstock to the inside. I decorated both the outside and inside with leftover diecuts, stickers and embellishments. I also added velcro to the flap and cover to keep closed, a decorative eyelet to the spine and a charm to dangle from the spine.

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I cut two strips of cardstock 3″ wide and folded every 3″. I adhered the ends of the ¬†two cardstocks together to create a pocket to hold a tag and adhered one of the 3″ squares to the inside of the cover. I forgot to glue ribbon to the inside cover before adhering the accordion style pages to the inside. So my solutions was to “chunk up” the pages so when it is closed the pages don’t sag.

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So now for the fun stuff! Decorating the pages! I won’t go into too many details on how I decorated the pages since for the most part are self explanatory.

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I used lots of scraps of cardstock and stickers to decorate the pages.

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I also created tuck spots throughout the journal.

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I used scraps of accounting paper that I cut, folded and stapled together to create tiny journals. To keep those in place I added belly bans to hold them.

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I hope you have enjoy my take on what a junk journal is to me.

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If you haven’t stopped by Eileen’s blog to see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has created you can find those blog posts HERE and HERE.

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 As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Gift Box Scalloped Edges and Label Diecut

Mat Board

Paper Cutter

Diecut Machine

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Crop-A-Dile

Scissors

Various Patterned Cardstocks, Embellishments, Diecuts and Stickers

Charm, Eyelet and Trim

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)
DISCLAIMERS
This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements.¬†I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.¬†The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely¬†my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com¬†Products.¬†
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