Oh so Cold! Altered Envelope Journal

Hi everyone! I’m back today with an altered envelope that I turned into a junk journal. For the base (cover) I used a business size #10 envelope and some dies, thinlits and embossing folders by Eileen Hull. Let’s get started!

I gathered all the scraps of cardstock, embellishments and bits and pieces to make this journal. As I have said in past blog posts this is a great way to use up what you have laying around from other projects.

The first thing I did was seal the flap of the envelope and then fold in half to create the cover. I cut a piece of cardstock and an old dictionary page to fit inside. I also added a fussy cut polar bear printable as the third page. I folded all together, punched two holes into the spine of the cover and all inside pages. I threaded a needle with ribbon and sewed and tied all together into a nice little bow on the spine.

I adhered patterned cardstock to the inside and outside of the cover. I layered more patterned cardstock and glued to the cover but I left the top open so I could add tags to the pocket. I fussy cut one the little girls that I printed from the Let it Snow Art Dolls Printables. I had actually printed this out for a Christmas project but they didn’t print correctly. I couldn’t throw out the printable and I figured since this was a junk journal why not use it? I adhered the girl image onto the “pocket”, cut and glued two snowflakes together from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and cut a label from the Library Pocket ATC and Tabs Thinlits and glued onto the snowflake. I put together the word “Journal” from alphabet stickers and placed onto the label.

I cut a pocket from the Frame Pocket Journal Diecut and embossed with the 3D Tablecloth Embossing Folder, folded the flaps and adhered to the inside cover. I dug out a paper snowflake, glued to the pocket and added a button to the center of it. I added tags to the pocket. One of the tags I added one of the fussy cut girl, plus a tab which I cut from the Library Pocket ATC and Tabs Thinlits and a chipboard snowflake to the tab. The opposite page I decorated with lace, bits of velvet ribbon and a scrap of patterned cardstock.

The next pages I added scraps of cardstock, Ric Rac and a stamped snowman image to the page. The opposite page I cut and distressed a piece of patterned cardstock and adhered to the page. I cut the larger snowflake from Tim Holtz’s 3D Snowflake Impresslits (retired), placed onto the page along with a strip of patterned cardstock and a sequin which I glued to the center of the snowflake.

The next set of pages I glued a strip of patterned cardstock to the top of the page, placed the chipboard “winter” sentiment on the strip along with scraps of cardstock, vellum and a small snowflake from Doodle Christmas Thinlits. The other page I cut and distressed a piece of patterned cardstock, glued to the page, placed a chipboard “oh so cold!” sentiment onto the patterned cardstock along with another small snowflake. I didn’t add any embellishments to the back side of the polar bear printable.

The next set of pages I placed a small penguin behind a specimen slide that I had in my stash and glued onto the page. I finished by adding the “snow fun!” sentiment, mini snowflake and chipboard snowflakes. The opposite page I added various laces, sheer fabric and Ric Rac to the page.

The last page I adhered scraps of patterned cardstock to the top and a smaller snowflake from the 3D Snowflake Impresslits and a sequin to the center of the snowflake.

I applied Stickles to the girls bonnets and small black gems to the coat of the taller girl to finish.

If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog lately you can find the latest post HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Frame Pocket Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Tablecloth Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Library Pocket ATC and Tabs Thinlits

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: 3D Snowflake Impresslits (retired)

Sizzix/Olivia Rose: Doodle Christmas Thinlits

Let it Snow Art Dolls Printables

Diecut Machine

Various Plain, Patterned Cardstocks and Vintage Page

Scissors

Gems, Lace, Ric Rac, Button

Stickles

Needle and Ribbon

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: 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, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

A Faithful Friend Tag

Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe the month is almost gone. I set some “loose yearly goals” for this coming year where I would like to at least do four blog posts a month…preferably more. Well, this is my fourth post of the month…yay!

Anyways, I would like to share a tag I created using the largest tag from the Tag Collection Thinlits by Tim Holtz and the 3D Silverware Embossing Folder by Eileen Hull. Let’s get started!

I cut from Kraft Cardstock the largest tag and the reinforcer from the Tag Collection Thinlits. I placed the tag into the 3D Silverware Embossing Folder and run through the Diecut Machine. Next, I applied Rose Gold Luster Wax over the embossed image on the tag and a soft blue chalk ink to add a weathered look to the tag.

I dug into my scrap pile of cardstock, rough upped the edges of the larger piece and added two smaller patterned pieces of cardstocks (the larger cardstock piece slightly hung off the tag while the other two pieces of cardstock were placed under the larger piece) and adhered all to the base of the tag.

I had a scrap piece of the Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits that I tore and placed onto the tag. I selected the two women diecut from the Mini Paper Dolls Pack and glued to the tag along with a scrap of sheer fabric. I picked the “A faithful friend” sentiment from the Clippings Cardstock Stickers and placed above the women. I cut two flowers and a leaf sprig from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits, shaped with a Stylus, adhered the flowers on top of each other and glued the leaf sprig to the back of the flower before adding to the tag. I finished by placing a Glossy Dot in the center of the flower and gluing a vintage button to the tag.

If you haven’t been by Eileen Hull’s blog lately to see what her teams have been up to you can find the latest posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Silverware Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Tag Collection Thinlits

Tim Holtz: Mini Paper Dolls Pack

Tim Holtz: Clippings Cardstock Stickers

Kraft Cardstock

Diecut Machine

Rose Gold Luster Wax

Stylus

Glossy Dots

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Vintage Button and Sheer Fabric

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesives: 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, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

I Love You Ma Cherie Artist Trading Card

Hi everyone! Did you know that Eileen Hull has a new set of thinlits called the Library Pocket ATC and Tab Thinlits? If you don’t know what an ATC it stands for it’s short for Artist Trading Card. They are 3.5″ tall by 2.5″ wide. They are a great way to use up scraps and embellishments to create little pieces of art. Also they are fun to trade with other artists. I created a card with no pocket since my ATC is a little on the bulky side. So let’s get started!

I cut out a couple of cards from the Library Pocket ATC and Tab Thinlits. The second blank the plan is to create another one later.

I had a leftover patterned piece of cardstock from another project that I adhered to the center of the card.

I dug into my stash and pulled out an image of teacups. I cut a slit in the top teacup, cut the saucer off and cut out the insides of the handles of both cups. I picked out a couple from the Mini Paper Dolls and placed into the slit at the top teacup.

I glued a circle punch and a decorative heart embellishment onto the card before adhering the mini couple into the cup before adding to the card.

I added layered flowers with a gem, from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits, and a leaf to the handle of the teacup. I glued the label to the bottom teacup along with two sequins and I finished by adding Stickles to the heart.

If you haven’t been by Eileen Hull’s blog in a bit to see what her teams have been up to you can find the latest post HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Library Pocket ATC and Tab Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Mini Paper Dolls

Stickles

Diecut Machine

Patterned Cardstocks, Gems, Sequins

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: 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, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

How to Make a Diecut Holder with the Frame Pocket Journal Diecut

Hi everyone! I’m back with the full reveal of the sneak peek I shared last week for Eileen Hull’s Chapter One Release Party. Details from that release can be found on Eileen’s blog HERE with a video showing all of the teams projects. Instead of going the normal route and creating a journal with the Scoreboards Frame Pocket Journal Diecut I noted that this die would make a nice holder for thinlits, 6″x6″ or 6″x8″ paper pads. So let’s get started!

I applied Adhesive Sheets to both sides of Chipboard and placed patterned cardstock into the chipboard. I cut two covers and two side panels from the Scoreboards Frame Pocket Diecut. I folded the “spine” of both covers and the flaps of the panels. I “peeled”some of the chipboard from the flaps off (this helps the flaps to lay flatter) before adhering to each side of the journal. Since the “bottom” of the holder doesn’t butt up against each other I measured and cut a piece of chipboard and another piece of patterned cardstock and glued to the bottom inside. This adds re-enforcement to the bottom if added weight such as thinlits or paper pads are placed inside.

To decorate the outside of the holder I pulled a decorative chipboard shape from my stash and placed into the Tablecloth 3D Embossing Folder and run through the Diecut Machine. I lightly inked over the embossed area with a tan chalk ink. I used the “closure” from the Full Size Journal Diecut as a label. I adhered both to the front of the holder. I placed an adhesive sheet onto a piece of cardstock and cut out the letters to spell “Eileen” from the Alphanumeric Thinlit and placed onto the label. I cut, shaped and put together flowers, leaves and vines from the following thinlits: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers and Shadow Box Elements Thinlits.

I added gems to the center of each flowers and adhered to onto the label along with leaves, vines and a butterfly that I had fussy cut from a patterned piece of cardstock.

I glued decorative “feet’ to the bottom of the holder to finish. It’s perfect to hold ALL the Eileen Hull thinlits so they are all in one place.

If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog lately to see what her team has been up to you can find her latest post HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Scoreboards Frame Pocket Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tablecloth 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Alphanumeric Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Adhesive Sheets

Chipboard

Diecut Machine

Patterned and Plain Cardstocks

Chalk Ink

Stylus

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

Beacon Adhesives: 3 in 1 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, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

Eileen Hull Chapter One Release 2023 Style!

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! It’s time again for a new release by Eileen Hull and I’m super excited about it. There’s so many possibilities with this collection and, of course, with my project I didn’t use the diecut the way it was original suppose to be used. I’m only sharing a tease and will post a full reveal later on in the month. So let’s get started!

Let’s start with the ScoreBoards Frame Pocket Journal– this is a Bigz Plus die so you will need a 9” cutting machine. The Journal measures 4 1/2” x 6 1/2” x 1 1/4” with an adjustable spine. What makes this die special are the additional pieces on the die, a pocket to hold ephemera, a frame and flap! These extra pieces may be used in many of my other journals or they can be used independently. The die may also be configured in a few different ways so watch the blog and Facebook live shows for ideas.

There are two Thinlits sets that coordinate with the Journal. You asked for a new alphabet- you got it- and I added numbers too! The Tile Alphanumeric is very versatile because you can use both the positive and negative shapes. Each letter is perforated which makes it easy to create and line up words.

The other Thinlits set is the Library Pocket, ATC Card and Tab Thinlits– a journal essential! Use the ATC card die to knock out a bunch of Artist Trading Card bases and add the library pocket to package it up to swap. The Tab die is perfect to add to the Journal pages or on the ATC.

The last item is a 3D embossing folder called Tablecloth which was inspired by a crocheted cotton piece from my Mom. This adds beautiful texture and dimension to card backgrounds, book pages or tags!

There will also be a giveaway so make sure to watch our live on Facebook and/or YouTube. Comment in the chat and tell us what you would create with these dies, then you will be eligible to win a Chapter 1 die/embossing folder! Also be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog which you can find it HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: ScoreBoards Frame Pocket Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tile Alphanumeric Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Library Pocket, ATC Card and Tab Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tablecloth Embossing Folder

Diecut Machine

(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!

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Gift Card Post Box

Hi everyone! How is your holiday season going? Are you finished shopping, got presents wrapped, tree up and decorated? Me? Nope, only a few presents are wrapped and I still need to put ribbon and bows on the packages. YIKES! This will probably be my last post this week so I can catch up on everything that I need to do around the house and be ready for Christmas…I feel the walls closing in on me…also I have projects that needs to be worked on for Eileen Hull’s Chapter 1 2023 Release…can you believe that 2023 is right around the corner? I can’t!

Anyways, I found this project in my stash of unfinished projects. I had painted and put it together but that is as far as I got with it. I used Eileen Hull’s Post Box Diecut, the lid used from the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired), Ornament Box Diecut, Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits along with a couple other dies. So let’s get started and finish this project!

I had painted this Post Box Diecut on both sides and once dry I adhered together. I had also painted the frame/lid from the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired)and glued that to the back of the box. I used a Mod Podge to seal the whole box and then I lightly inked over it to give it an aged look.

I cut a piece of patterned cardstock to fit around the box which I folded and glued the ends together to create a belly band.

I cut a circle out of patterned cardstock from the Ornament Box Diecut and three wreath from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits. I adhered all three wreaths to the circle before gluing all to the belly band.

I applied a piece of an Adhesive Sheet to the back of a piece Surfaces Cork Roll and placed a deer thinlit from the Darling Deer Thinlits onto the cork paper and run through the Diecut Machine. I inked the deer with a couple of chalk inks.

I applied the deer to the center of the belly band and a tiny gem to its nose. I cut the Merry Christmas sentiment from a piece of cardstock and added to the circle.

I finished by adding a seal punch to the top of box and two holly thinlits from the Doodle Christmas Thinlits and three gems to finish this project.

It’s a perfect to hold a gift card and some candy or a tiny trinket. What would you put inside it?

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Post Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Darling Deer Thinlits

Sizzix/Olivia Rose: Doodle Christmas Thinlits

Adhesive Sheet

Surfaces Cork Roll

Diecut Machine

Mod Podge

Patterned Christmas Cardstocks

Sizzix: Surfacez Eclectic Color Collection

Paint and Paint Brush

Paper Cutter

Gems

Beacon Adhesives: 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, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

Let’s Make a Snowman Card with the Skinny Mini Book Box Diecut

Hi everyone! I’m back today with card I created using my very own Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Stamp Set. You can find it over at Blank Page Muse HERE. It’s still a pinch me moment that I actually have a stamp set! I also used the Skinny Mini Book Box and a few other thinlits, embossing folder and etc. which I’ll share as I get more into making this card. Let’s get started!

First off, I folded a piece of cardstock in half and placed slightly below the cut line on the Skinny Mini Book Box and run through the Diecut Machine.

I used several scraps of plain and patterned cardstock and adhered to the front of the card base. I cut a strip of cardstock and placed into the 3D Crochet Mandala Embossing Folder and run through the diecut machine. I lightly inked over the raised edges before gluing to the card base.

I placed the snowman face and sentiment onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Black Ink and stamped onto a piece Watercolor Paper and cut out both.

I watercolored the snowman and once dry added Stickles to the image.

Next I matted the snowman image before adding to the card base and placed a White Diamond Dotz on each eye.

I cut out several snowflakes from the following thinlits and diecut: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits, Doodle Christmas Thinlits and 3D Impresslits Snowflake Diecut (retired). I added one snowflake to the base before gluing the matted snowman on top of that.

I layered two of the snowflakes, added Foam Pop Dots to the backs of two and placed onto the base. I glued the smaller snowflake directly to the base, added gems to the center of each one.

I finished by matting the sentiment and adhering underneath the snowman image and adding loops of metallic to the snowflakes.

If you aren’t following Blank Page Muse on their social media sites you can find them on:

Blank Page Muse Blog

Instagram

Pinterest

Facebook Fan Group

Blank Page Muse Website

Supplies

Blank Page Muse/Tonya Trantham: Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Stamp Set

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Book Box

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Crochet Mandala Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Olivia Rose: Doodle Christmas Thinlits

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: 3D Impresslits Snowflake Diecut (retired)

Sizzix: Making Essentials Cardstock Pack

Diecut Machine

Foam Pop Dots

Scissors

MISTI Stamping Tool

Watercolor Paper

Watercolor Brush

Watercolors

Pastels

Black Ink

Stickles

White Diamond Dotz #8002

Gems

Blue Metallic Thread

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: 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, Blank Page Muse, Eileen Hull, Tonya Trantham and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

My Three Favorite 2022 Eileen Hull Projects

Hi everyone! I’m back with another blog post and today I share my top three favorite Eileen Hull projects of 2022. I did have a hard time narrowing it down. But after going back and forth with the eight posts I selected I did finally picked the three that I loved the most. Let’s get started!

These are in no particular order, but I love a good recycle/up-cycle project and this project checked all the boxes for me. I used an empty Laughing Cow Cheese container and the Vintage Buttons 3D Embossing Folder and the Mandala Thinlit as the bases for this home decor piece. You can find this post HERE.

The next project is another home decor piece and I loved the fact I got to incorporate the Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits, Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit and the Sunflower Diecut to create this. You can find that post HERE.

The last project is another recycle/up-cycle project that I used an empty ribbon spool as a base and used a wide assortment of dies and thinlits such as the Ornament Box Diecut, Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits, Vintage Truck Box Diecut, Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits and Shadow Box Elements Thinlits. You can find this post HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Vintage Buttons 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits,

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sunflower Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Vintage Truck Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheets

Beacon Adhesives: 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 great and enjoy creating!

A Beary Merry Christmas Cork Journal

Hi everyone! I’m super excited to share this project with y’all. Eileen Hull’s teams were sent a package of Surfaces Cork Roll from Sizzix to create something using Eileen’s dies, thinlits and embossing folders. I used the Notepad Diecut, Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits, the label from the Card Caddy Diecut and the hinge from the Treasure Box Diecut (retired) along with some other thinlits and embossing folders from Olivia Rose and Tim Holtz. Let’s get started!

First, I gathered up all my supplies before starting.

I applied Adhesive Sheets to both side of a piece of Mat Board, cut the cork and a piece of cardstock to fit the mat board. Next I placed the diecut onto the mat board and run through the Diecut Machine. I cut the cover twice.

I placed the journal cover into the 3D Tree Rings Embossing Folder but could not get it to run through the diecut machine, which sent me into a mini panic. But after much tinkering I used two sets of cutting plates and a crease pad to emboss both covers.

I peeled the cork and mat board away from one of the tabs on the spine.

This will make the spine have a “flat” look once it is glued together.

I used a combination of chalk inks on the cover and I also applied with my finger Rose Gold Luster Wax in random spots.

I picked three different shades of green from the Surfacez Eclectic Color Collection and cut three wreaths from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits. I cut two “open” and wove them through the wreath that I didn’t cut and adhered to the cover.

From the same paper collection I cut out all the parts for the bear from the Doodle Christmas Thinlits and used a combo of adhesive sheets and adhesive to piece together.

I lightly inked over parts of the bear and adhered to the cover.

I punched two holes in the top and bottom of the spine with a Crop-A-Dile and set eyelets into each hole before stringing elastic cording through the holes and tying off.

I covered with cardstock a label from the Card Caddy Diecut and the hinge from the Treasure Box Diecut and adhered on top of each other before gluing to the spine.

For the booklets inside the journal I had an A6 plain planner notebook but it was too tall. No problem!

I measured and cut the notebook in half (2 7/8″) and I also added a bit of glue to the stitches on each end of each book to keep it from coming undone.

I covered each book with a festive Christmas cardstock and added a present and a tree from the Doodle Christmas Thinlits and seals from the Prize Ribbons Diecut (retired) onto each book.

I’m not sure if I’ll make a December Daily out of this or use as glue book? What would you use it as?

If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog lately to see what her teams have been up to you can find the latest posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Notepad Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Card Caddy Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Treasure Box Diecut (retired)

Sizzix/Olivia Rose: Doodle Christmas Thinlits

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: 3D Tree Rings Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Prize Ribbons Diecut (retired)

Sizzix: Surfaces Cork Roll

Sizzix: Surfacez Eclectic Color Collection

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Diecut Machine

Sizzix: Rose Gold Luster Wax

Chalk Ink

A6 Notebook

Crop-A-Dile

Eyelets

Elastic Cording

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

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How to Alter a Jumbo Wintery Themed Paper Clip

Hi everyone! Have you ever wondered what to do with those jumbo paper clips that you see in the office and craft sections in store? I will show you how I altered this paper clip, using a good portion of leftovers from other projects that was on my desk, into a book mark or as a closure to a bag/gift. Let’s get started!

First, I cut to size a scrap piece of bluish cardstock from the Making Essentials Cardstock Pack to fit the paper clip. I placed one end of the cardstock into the Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder and run through the Diecut Machine.

I lightly inked over the raised embossed areas, folded the non embossed area of the cardstock and slid the cardstock through the paper clip.

I added adhesive to the lower half of the non embossed flap and glued to the back of the embossed cardstock. Side note…you want the “banner” to still move freely on the paper clip so don’t glue directly to the paper clip.

I cut two small strips of glittered tulle, gathered together and staples in the middle. Side note…glue would have been a lot messier. Also I don’t think I will ever buy glitter tulle again. I left a glitter trail everywhere I moved. YIKES!

I had a leftover strip of cardstock that I embossed with a Polka Dot Embossing Folder (retired), adhered the tulle to the backside of that and then glued to the banner.

I had two leftover banners that I had cut from the Geometric Box Diecut so I decided to cut the top off of each and adhered both to the top of the banner. Another side note (apparently I’m full of them today) I had used the those shapes to created a cool little treat box for Eileen Hull’s Comfort and Joy 2022 Kickoff Event (only $20). It’s over 8 hours of different designers sharing projects to make. If you are interested you can find the link HERE to purchase. Also I cut two Snowflakes from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and glued those on top of each other before adding to the banner.

I cut two snowflakes from the 3D Impresslits Snowflake Diecut (retired). The smaller snowflake I lightly inked over the raised edges of the die, added a Foam Pop Dot to the back before placing on top of the larger snowflake. I also added a sequin and gems to the center of the snowflake, glued a bow to the side and added lace to geometric shaped banner.

The larger snowflake I did the same steps as with the smaller snowflake but glued directly to the banner. While I was cleaning up my craft room I came across this half sheet of snowmen that I had stamped out multiple times. I decided to fussy cut all out and use as needed. I have no idea who made the stamp and if I find out I will update my supply list. I added a foam pop dots to the back of the snowman before placing onto the lower half of the banner. I also glued a cord bow underneath the snowman to finish.

I think it turned out pretty good considering I was, for the most part, using what I had laying on my desk. I tried it out on a book and I think it look great. I also think you could use this to keep a Christmas bag closed to give as a gift.

Supplies

Jumbo Paper Clip

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Geometric Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: 3D Impresslits Snowflake Diecut (retired)

Sizzix: Making Essentials Cardstock Pack

Diecut Machine

Polka Dot Embossing Folder (retired)

Glitter Tulle

Foam Pop Dots

Lace, Cording, Sequins and Gems

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: 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, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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