Embrace Explosion Tiny Book Part Two

Hi everyone! I’m back today with a look inside my tiny book. If you missed my post on how I created the cover you can find it HERE. Also I realized I didn’t explain why I called this book an Explosion Tiny Book in the post from Tuesday. The simple explanation is the book won’t/can’t be closed because I crammed so much into the pages inside.

The inside cover I added a piece of a printable that was leftover from another project, adhered a scrap of lace and ric rac to create a flap and placed embroidered flower stickers to either side of the lace. I also glued leaf sprigs that I had cut from the Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits to each flower.

The beige colored lace is from curtains that one of my cats shredded…I wasn’t happy about that…but I just couldn’t throwaway the lace so I used a bit for the page. The floral piece of chipboard is packaging from something I had received as a present. I was going to cut something from it with some of my diecuts but I thought it would make a prefect page. The little house tag I cut from the House Ornament Diecut, painted, added a rub on to the roof and flowers that I shaped and adhered to the corner of the tag. I punched a hole into the page, added the tag to a jump ring with ribbon to the page.

Side note before stitching the pages to the inside of the book I used one of the Border Stitchlits (retired) on the piece of fabric with teal embroidery thread, stitched over the diecutted area and added buttons. On the opposite page was a fussy cut image of a bird’s nest that I watercolored and added a fresh eggs diecut from my stash.

The doily I added a tea cup sticker, ribbon and a couple of chipboard pieces from my stash.

The backside of the doily I adhered fussy cut images of a cat with butterfly wings and a party hat to a jar diecut. The next page is an envelope that I cut down. I decorated with scraps of cardstock, a floral diecut, a tab leftover from me cutting a part a file folder and fussy cut images of women and the best friends sentiment. I added the largest tag from the Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits to the pocket.

I added patterned cardstock to the page before fussy cutting the bee image, watercoloring and gluing down. I had a leftover piece of the bookbinding from the Bookbinding and Label Thinlits that I adhered to the flap on the next page. I added a tulips cut apart and nature sticker to the top of the binding. I cut the smallest tag out from the Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits from a leftover piece of acetate and adhered to the bottom half of the binding.

The backside of the binding I glued the scalloped diecut from the Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits to dress up the back side of the flap. For the opposite page I used another tag that I decorated with flowers from the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Thinlits (retired) and a leaf from the Spring Leaves Diecuts. I also added a cut a part sentiment to the page.

On the back side of the tag I adhered a fussy cut jar printable and glued a flower from the Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits and a fussy cut flowers to the jar. On the opposite page (it’s from a candy wrapper) I glued a fussy cut bird to the tab.

The back side of the candy wrapper I created a belly band and added another tag. On the opposite page I adhered scraps of cardstock to the envelope and added the sentiment and women printables to the page.

The envelope I glued cardstock around the “window” and added fussy cut images of flowers. I cut out three of the smallest tag diecuts, decorated and added to the pocket.

I added a spoon sticker and the original sentiment diecut to the doily. On the opposite page I adhered a set of flowers from the Flower, Heart and Soul Diecut (retired) and a leaf from the Spring Leaves Diecuts and a number 8 diecut from my stash to the center of the flower.

On the back side of the fabric I glued trim and pinned a tiny heart tag to the page. On the opposite page I adhered scraps of cardstock, fussy cut flower girl and a mini envelope, and pom pom trim to the page.

I cut out the largest tag (cut down a little to fit the pocket) and adhered a stamped image to the tag and placed inside the pocket on the inside cover. I had originally planned on tying the book closed and had added an eyelet to the back cover so I could run ribbon through but since it is a chunky little monkey of a book I just tied a bow into the eyelet and called it done!

This project definitely didn’t turn out how I had envisioned it would when I first started but I’m sure loving how it “explodes” all over the place.

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

Also if you haven’t checked out the latest projects that Eileen Hull’s Inspiration and Educator Teams have created on her blog you can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE.


Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tiny Book Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: House Ornament Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Border Stitchlits (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Thinlits (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookbinding and Label Thinlits

SIzzix/Eileen Hull: Spring Leaves Diecuts

SIzzix/Eileen Hull: Flower, Heart and Soul Diecut (retired)

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter


Various Cardstocks

Lace, Ribbon, Trim and Pom Pom Trim



Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive


Needle and Thread

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)


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!


3 thoughts on “Embrace Explosion Tiny Book Part Two

  1. My goodness Tonya! You weren’t kidding when you said there would be a lot to see inside what is such a tiny book. You’ve crammed so much goodness inside and thought about how each layer works together. Love this to bits x

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s