Here’s to a New Year Card

Hi everyone! Did you celebrate the new year with family or just kept it low key? I spent the day with my son, daughter in law, grandson and other family members doing a late Christmas. We watched my two year old grandson get excited about presents and it was nice just to be around family for the day. Anyway, I wanted to share a quick card I created for the new year. I used Eileen Hull’s Journal Diecut to create the slimline card base and Authentique Calendar Collection Paper Pad (January set).

I placed a folded Solid Colored Cardstock from the Paper Pad slightly below the score line on the diecut and run through the Diecut Machine. I adhered a mat along with a strip of patterned cardstock and a lace shaped diecut to the base of the card. I matted two of the cut a parts from the paper pad with glittered cardstock. The sentiment I glued to the one side of the card and the angel cut a part I added Foam Pop Dots to the back before placing at an angle next to the sentiment.

I cut several of the Wreath with vines and flowers Diecuts (Spellbinder retired), shaped and adhered under and around the angel image. I also added flat back pearls to the center of the flowers, gold leaves and thread to the card. I finished by matting the Happy New Year sentiment with glitter cardstock and adhering above the angel. I used the seal diecut from the Bookplate, Hinge and Label Diecuts (retired) and cut out in glitter cardstock I also cut the number one out of off white cardstock from the Number Cut and Emboss Diecuts. The number I cut the bottom off and a little of the top before adhering to seal and adding next to the Happy New Year sentiment. I hope this has inspired you to get out your supplies and create something today and as always if you have questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookplate, Hinge and Label Diecuts (retired)

Authentique: Calendar Collection Paper Pad

Diecut Machine

Foam Pop Dots

Spellbinders: Wreath Diecuts (retired)

Momenta: Number Cut and Emboss Diecuts

Various Scraps of Cardstock and Glitter Cardstock

Gold Thread

Flat Back Pearls

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Paper Cutter

(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 Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

BPM: Gnome Snowflake Ornament

Hi everyone! Today over on Blank Page Muse’s blog I share how I created this quick and easy gnome Christmas ornament. You can find the blog post with more photos and the how to’s HERE.

Also if you aren’t following Blank Page Muse on their social medias you can find them on:

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and their Blank Page Muse Website

Supplies

Blank Page Muse: Startbright Gnome Wintery Tree Let Your Light Shine Stamp Set

Watercolor Paper

Various Inks and Watercolors

Scissors

Snowflake Ornament

Diecut Machine

Scraps of Patterned Cardstock and Watercolor Paper

Brenda Walton: Medallion Diecut (retired)

Tim Holtz: Holiday Greens Diecuts

Clear Glitter Glue

Foam Pop Dots

White Thread

Paper Poinsettia

Robin’s Nest: White Dew Drops

Zip Dry Adhesive

MISTI Stamping Tool

Waterproof Blank Ink

(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!

Day 10 of Eileen Hull’s Comfort & Joy Event! Build a Snowman Shaker Page

Hi everyone! We need some fun in our lives so all of us at Eileen Hull Designs put our heads together and came up with an event that you can participate in as much or as little as you’d like. It’s a challenge of sorts and we’d like to see you to make a Holiday Journal for this season using any of Eileen Hull Design’s book dies. Your journal could include activities, photos, recipes, shopping lists, daily thoughts, etc. Really, it can include anything you want; after all, it’s your journal!

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between November 27th and December 23rd there will be a post in the Eileen Hull Fan Club from one of Eileen’s team members with a prompt for a journal page. These prompts are meant to get your creative thoughts flowing and give you page ideas for your Holiday Journal. It might be in the form of a blog post, Facebook Live, recorded quick video, or a Facebook post in the group. It’s up to you to take it from there and we can’t wait to see what you come up with, so please share your covers and pages with us in the Eileen Hull Fan Club. If you aren’t a member request to join and be sure to answer the questions so you can be approved.

Today is my day to share a page in my Christmas Memories Journal for day 10 of the Comfort and Joy Event. If you missed the journal blog post you can find all the details on how I created that journal HERE.

Since I live in the South it is rare I get play in the snow or building a snowman. I thought I would created a “build a snowman” shaker page using the Christmas Box Snowman Diecut and Album Page Insert to create a shaker pocket.

I started by cutting off the edge of the album page insert with the holes and folding in half. If you don’t have these type of page inserts you can also use the inserts that baseball and football cards are stored in.

I cut two of the snowmen diecuts out of patterned cardstock and adhered back to back. You can use a double side cardstock but the one I selected was red in color on one side and a red snowman just didn’t look right. I cut out two of each: scarves, carrot noses and arms and assembled the snowman. I added black gems for the eyes and buttons for one side and a fussy cut poinsettia for the other side of the snowman.

I cut and applied Double Sided Adhesive to the inside edge of each pocket.

I added an assortment of clear glitter, sequins and snowflake sequins to the larger pockets before adding the snowman and a snowflake ornament. I peeled the backing from the adhesive and sealed.

The smaller pockets I did the same steps before adding the toboggan and hat to the pockets. The center pocket since it folded in the center I only added glitter and sequins.

I cover the adhesive strip with washi tape. Here’s a tip if the washi tape doesn’t want to stick to the pocket you can add adhesive to keep it in place.

There you have it! I hope you have a chance to make one for yourselves. As always if you have questions please let me know.

If you aren’t a member of Eileen Hull’s Fan Club be sure to answer the questions when you join so you can follow along in the Comfort and Joy Event and see what everyone else in the group is creating! It really is a fun group to be a part of!

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Christmas Box Snowman Diecut

Album Page Insert

Double Sided Adhesive

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Various Patterned and Plain Cardstocks

Glitter, Sequins and Snowflake Sequins

Washi Tape

Snowflake Ornament

(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 Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

My Top Five Favorite Eileen Hull Journal Projects for 2020

Hi everyone! How are y’all doing? Are you ready for Christmas? Sad to say but I’m getting there slowly. It seems every year I say I will get things done and finished early so I can enjoy the holidays but that seems to never happen. Ugh! I’ve been busy working on house projects instead of craft projects and time has gotten away from me. I think I will work on a card or other craft project while I watch a little TV at night and then I get sleepy and well, you know the rest.

Anyway, for this month Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team has been asked to share their top favorite projects of 2020. So, I thought I would share my top five favorite journals I created using Eileen’s diecuts. These’s no particular order (easier to work backwards than jumping all over the blog pulling links for these posts) but my first project is the Recycled Journal. This project came together quickly because I used an old corrugated box for the cover and notebook, dotted, doilies and scrapbook papers for the inside.

Second on my list is This Everyday Life Mini Junk Journal. I loved the quirkiness and fun colors used to create this journal.

Third on my list is Little Snowgirl Wishes Mini Book. I always enjoy thinking outside the box especially if the diecut isn’t meant to be a journal.

Fourth is the Lovely Butterfly Girl Mini Book. I loved adding wings to the little girl that is on the cover.

The fifth and finally project is the Chunky Mini Vintage Junk Journal. I got to use all the bits and pieces that I seemed to accumulate on my desk. Nothing wasted on this journal!

Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog and see the rest of the teams favorites of 2020. You can find Eileen’s blog HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Christmas Box Snowman Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tiny Book Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Gift Box with Scallop Edges and Label Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Pocket Notebook Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Needle Book Diecut (retired)

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 Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

BPM: The Happiest Season of All Tag

Hi everyone! Today I am over on Blank Page Muse’s blog with a fun how to of how I created this tag. You can find the blog post HERE with more photos and details.

Supplies

Blank Page Muse: Baby Sitting Smile Vintage Portrait Stamp

Number 10 Tag

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black Ink

Various Inks and Watercolors

Watercolor Brush

Watercolor Paper

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesives: Fabri-Fix and Zip Dry Adhesive

Snowflake Ornament

Cording, Thread, Mini Pom Pom and Trim

Various Cardstock and Scrapbook Papers

Tim Holtz: Funky Festive Diecuts

Tim Holtz: Holiday Greens Diecuts

Tim Holtz: Ornate Frame #2 Diecut

Vintage Snow Bells Embossing Folder

Diecut Machine

Foam Pop Dots

(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 Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

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. 😉

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!