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!

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!

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

(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 Monday is great and enjoy creating!

Happy Holidays Poinsettia Cards

Hi everyone and Happy first day of December! I want to share a couple of cards I created using leftover scraps and cardstock from Blank Page Muse by Pam Bray’s Tattered and Worn 6″x6″ Paper Pad. Let’s get started!

For the first card I folded the black and white dotted cardstock from the Tattered and Worn Paper Pad in half to create a 3″x6″ card base. I cut a 7/8″x6″(scrap of green cardstock from the Cyan Consortium 6″x6″ Paper Pad) and a 3/4″x6″ patterned cardstock and adhered to the card base.

Next, I punched out a circle from patterned cardstock, inked around the circle and placed glue in the center of the circle before placing onto the card base.

I cut out four poinsettias from Watercolor Paper and holly from Green Cardstock from a Christmas set of thinlits by Momenta. I lightly inked over the edges of all the flowers and holly, three of those flowers and the rest of the holly will be used on the next card. I glued the holly to the back of the poinsettia before placing in the center of the circle.

I placed three gold gems in the center of the flower, added Foam Pop Dots to the back of a Happy Holidays sentiment before placing onto the card base. Lastly I added loops of gold thread under the circle to finish this card.

The second card I did the same steps with the same cardstock from the Worn and Tattered Paper Pad to create a card base. I cut a patterned piece of cardstock 1/2″x6″ and adhered to the card base.

I glued the holly to the back of each poinsettia, added gold gems to the center of each along with loops of gold thread before placing onto the card base. I finished off by adding foam pop dots to the back of the sentiment before placing underneath the poinsettias.

My plan is to share a project everyday for the next 24 or 25 days…fingers crossed. That being said please stop back by the blog tomorrow for another Christmas inspired project!

Supplies

Blank Page Muse/Pam Bray: Tattered and Worn 6″x6″ Paper Pad

Blank Page Muse/Pam Bray: Cyan Consortium 6″x6″ Paper Pad

Watercolor Paper

Green Cardstock

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Diecut Machine

Momenta: Christmas Thinlits

Foam Pop Dots

Gold Gems

Gold Thread

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Red Ink

Green Ink

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 Blank Page Muse, Pam Bray, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

How to Create a Decorative Geometric Pumpkin

Hi everyone! I’m back with a project I created to be used as a home decor piece using the Geometric Diecut and the center die from the Sunflower Diecut as a flower. Let’s get started!

First, I applied Adhesive Sheets to one side of the Mat Board, removed the protective sheet from the adhesive sheet and carefully placed the patterned cardstock into the mat board. I placed onto the Geometric Diecut, ran through the Diecut Machine and cut two sides and two tops.

I slowly glued the edges of the geometric die to the top and bottom dies.

The second geometric die I adhered to the flap of the other die and slowly glued to the top and bottom of the dies to create the “pumpkin”.

I went to the woods and searched for the perfect “stem” for the pumpkin. I found a small branch and had my husband use a handsaw to cut it down for me.

I adhered the stem to the top of the “pumpkin” before cutting out two centers from the Sunflower Diecut. I crushed both dies before shaping and gluing on top of each other. I added a gem to the center, before adding to the top of the pumpkin along with lace, fall berries picks, mini pinecones, moss and cording bows.

This was a fun project that came together rather quickly and I hope this has inspires you to give the Geometric Diecut a try.

If you haven’t stopped by Eileen Hull’s blog lately hop on over to see what her teams have been up to. You can those posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Geometric Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sunflower Diecut

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheets

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Mat Board

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Lace, Cording, Moss, Mini Pine Cones, Gem, Stem, Fall Berry Picks

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesives

(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, A Cherry on Top Crafts and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

How to Create a Festive Floral Christmas Gift Bag

Hi everyone! Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner? I can’t but I can say I’m a little ahead of the game and have a few holiday projects created ahead of time. This first project I want to share is for the 3rd Annual Comfort and Joy Event hosted by Eileen Hull. I up-cycled a cloth bag that a set of pillow cases came in and turned it into a gift bag for Christmas. I used the Sunflower Diecut to create my version of a poinsettia. Let’s get started!

First, I cut out the flowers and leaf out of paper from the Sunflower Die.

I used two of the smaller flowers and the leaf as a patterned to cut the felt slightly larger than the pattern.

I cut two of each of the flowers, total of four, and two leaves. I layered and adhered the flowers on top of each other. I did cut a set in a cream and peach color that I plan on using in another project (stay tuned).

The leaf I added a little glue to the center and pinched together.

Next I cut and tied in the center yellow embroidery thread and unwound. I adhered to the back of a flat back pearl, glued to the center of the flower and the leaf to the back of the flower. I also cut out a couple of hollies from green felt from the Funky Festive Thinlits and added.

I used an assortment of metallic threads, green thread, gold ribbons, gold vines, pom pom trim and red berry sprays to “bling” out the flower.

I have managed to acquire a collection of these fabric bags but never really knew what to do with them but now I do.

Once everything dried I adhered the flower below the elastic on the bag and let that dry well.

I added a body wash to the bag and now my first Christmas present is wrapped! YAY!

But sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog and see what her team has been up to! You can find the latest posts HERE and HERE. If you aren’t a part of Eileen Hull’s Fun Club be sure to join (this is the only way to see the teams Comfort and Joy projects) you can find that link HERE (be sure to answer the questions when joining).

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sunflower Diecut

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Funky Festive Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Felt: Light Pink, Hot Pink, Green, Moss

Beacon Adhesives: Fabri-Tac Adhesive

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

Scissors

Flat Back Pearl, Thread, Metallic Thread, Gold Ribbon, Gold Vines, Pom Pom Trim Red Berry Sprays

Cloth Bag

(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, A Cherry on Top Crafts and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

October Pumpkin Patch Tag

Hi everyone! I wanted to hop on the blog today and share a quick over sized tag I created for the month of October…I know the month is almost over…but here it is!!!

I cut the patterned cardstock 5 1/2″x10″ to create the base for my tag. I used the month of October set from the Authentique Calendar Collection (retired). I also selected several of the cut a parts to use on the tag.

I added layers of patterned cardstock and the cut-a-parts I placed Foam Pop Dots to the back of each before placing onto the tag. I cut out leaves and a few leaf sprigs from the Spring Leaves Diecut (retired) and shaped with a Stylus before adhering to the tag along with berry picks and bows made from cording.

I also decorated the back by adding more layers of patterned cardstock and cut-a-parts.

I did some fussy cutting around a couple of the figures and applied foam pop dots to the back of one of the images and sentiments. I also added more leaf sprigs, bows and berry sprigs to finish off the tag.

Supplies

Authentique: Calendar Collection (retired)

Foam Pop Dots

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Spring Leaves Diecut (retired)

Stylus

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Cording, Berry Sprigs, Button

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesives

(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 and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

Eileen Hull’s Chapter 4 Sunflower Shadow Box Reveal

Hi everyone! Eileen Hull’s Chapter 4 release is finally here and I’m so excited!

The Geometric Box is a different kind of design for Eileen. I love the ease of assembly, the unique shape and and the possibility of expanding the box into larger containers! This is a ScoreBoards die so it may be cut from sturdy materials like matboard, chipboard, metal, leather and fabric. The finished box measures 4” h x 3” w x 4” d…or so…a fun feature of this die is that it adapts to how you shape it. There are so many possibilities with this die.

Use the Geometric Box for storage-for pencils, silverware, flowers, or tools. The box may also be used as a gift container-imagine adding teabags, a pretty silver spoon and a bow as a get well gift or as a home decor piece (wait until you see one of my upcoming projects)!

The Sunflower is a Bigz L steel rule die-designed to cut and score a myriad of materials. The Sunflower is BIG- it measures about 4″ across and comes with a leaf, three sizes of petals and a flower center! Stack layers of petals to make a traditional sunflower, or change colors and create a pink coneflower or use easy flower shape to create a unique floral arrangement. The basic shape is there for you to create your own flowers! Make a stem for the flower using wire and your Twist and Style Tool. The coordinating Geometric Box die works perfectly as a vase.

The whimsical patterns of vintage cutlery of the Silverware 3D Embossing Folder is gorgeous! The design is so detailed you can actually see a tiny bride and groom on the handle of a cake server.

This folder is perfect for creating seating charts, menus, invitations, cards and recipe books. You would be surprised at the many materials you can emboss- metal, paper, cardboard, Sizzix texture roll and more. Once you have embossed the image, rub a light coat of a metallic Luster Wax over the top of the design and you have an amazing result!

I hope you will give these dies a try. Please remember to share them in the Eileen Hull Fan Club Facebook group so we can all be inspired!

My first project from this release I used the Sunflower Diecut along with the Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits and the Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit from past releases. So let’s get started!

First off, I cut out four of the smaller frame sides from the Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits and put together according to directions. Side note…Eileen Hull has a few videos on YouTube and on her Facebook Lives where she shares how to put these together. I cut out the Skinny Mini Thinlit, inked the edges and then tore pieces off of the diecut image to give it a tattered look. I crumpled scraps of patterned cardstock before adhering, both the die and scraps and scraps of lace, to the inside of the shadow box.

I pulled yellow, dark yellow, green and brown cardstock from the Eclectic Surfacez Cardstock Collection and cut two sets each of the large and middle flowers and one center and leaf from the Sunflower Diecut. I inked the edges of each and shaped the flowers (including the center) and leaf with a Stylus. I glued all pieces together. I watered down black, gray and white acrylic painted, loaded a paint brush with each color and splattered paint onto the sunflower.

To raise the sunflower up off of the shadow box I added three layers of Adhesive Foam before placing onto the box.

I placed some glittered sprays, tree twigs and bows made from cording under the sunflower to finish off this home decor piece.

Also be sure to join Eileen on her Facebook Page for her live at 12:00 noon eastern time October 3rd, 2022. You can find that link HERE. The best part besides seeing the new dies is there’s a giveaway! Be sure to comment on the Release Party video and answer this question, “What would you create with these dies?” Eileen and the team would love to hear all your amazing ideas! There will be two winners-one on Facebook and one on YouTube. Entries closed at 5:00 pm on Oct. 10. Winners will be announced on Eileen’s Tuesday 10/11 livestream.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Geometric Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Silverware 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sunflower Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit

Sizzix: Eclectic Surfacez Cardstock Collection

Sizzix: Adhesive Foam

Sizzix: Luster Wax

Diecut Machine

Stylus

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Cording, Sprays and Tree Twigs

Scissors

Black, Gray and White Acrylic Paints

Paint Brush

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesives

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