Vintage Inspired Button Decor Piece

Hi everyone! For the month of March Eileen Hull’s Inspiration and Educator Teams have been challenged to create something using felt, fabric and fiber and this is what I came up with!

I had fun, for the most part, altering an empty Laughing Cow container and turning it into a fun home decor piece. Originally I was going to create the container where it opened and things could be stored inside but the project went side ways. UGH! I completely abandoned that idea when I couldn’t get the inside of the container fixed the way I wanted it to look.

First off, I placed the container on top of a piece of cardstock and drew around the container (twice, one each for the top and bottom of the container) and cut both circles out. I placed the circles into the 3D Vintage Button Embossing Folder and ran through the Diecut Machine. Next, I applied Gold Luster Wax lightly over the embossed button images.

I adhered the top and bottom of the container together before adding the embossed images, lace and Pom Pom trim.

I cut two Mandala Thinlits from tissue paper and folded to create a lace like trim for the top of the container.

I placed two of the button card stamps from the Button Cards #2 Stamp Set onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Brown Ink and stamped onto a piece of Cream Cardstock. I cut both images out, roughed up and added ink around the edges.

The Mandala Thinlits I had cut out earlier I glued to the container.

The button cards I adhered the bottom of each to the container and placed Foam Pop Dots at the top of cards. I dug into my stash of old buttons (that had been cut off whatever that had been sewn onto) and glued to the smaller button card.

I once again dug into my stash and this time I used flowers and leaves that I had cut out from the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Thinlits (retired). All I had to do was ink and shape before adding to the top of the container.

I finished off the piece by adding cording and thread bows, loose buttons, pearl sprays and a pearl top pin. I love the fact that I was able to up-cycle the cheese container and turn it into something to be used as decor in the home.

Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog for more inspiration for both of her teams! You can find the latest posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Button Cards #2 Stamp Set

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Vintage Button Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlits

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

Diecut Machine

Sizzix: Gold Luster Wax

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Cream Cardstock

Foam Pop Dots

Empty Cheese Container

Plain and Patterned Cardstocks

Lace, Pom Pom Trim, Cording and Thread

Crinoline

Buttons

Pearl Sprays

Pearl Top Pin

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

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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, Maker Forte, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Maker Forte, Eileen Hull and a Special Delivery Card

Hi everyone! Today is the day for Eileen Hull’s newest stamp release with Maker Forte! I used two of the stamps from the Snail Mail-Postage Stamp Set and an assortment of Eileen’s diecuts to create this gift card holder. Let’s get started!

First I cut two “solid card” and one “postage” diecuts from the Snail Mail Thinlits.

Next I folded and adhered the top and bottom edges of the “postage” die (leaving the long side open) to each side of the of the “solid card”.

I ran the Mandala Thinlit through the Diecut Machine, cut the Mandala die in half and glued underneath the “pocket” on the front of the card.

I placed the stamps onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Brown Ink and stamped onto a piece of Cream Cardstock.

I dug into my stash and used flowers and leaves from Flowers and Leaves Thinlits (retired) to add to the stamp images along with a cut a part sentiment and thread to finish off the card. Just add a gift card and write a note inside and it’s ready to give!

Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog to see what her Inspiration and Educator Teams have created! You can find her blog HERE and if you want to shop her stamps you can find those HERE.

Supplies

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail-Postage Stamp Set

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit

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

Diecut Machine

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Cream Cardstock

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Thread

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Foam Pop Dots

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 Maker Forte, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Floral Phone Stand with a Twist

Hi everyone! I’m back with the full reveal of my project that I shared a peek at a couple of weeks ago for the Eileen Hull Chapter one Release Party. You can find that post HERE. Instead of creating just a phone stand I took it one step further with the Phone Stand Diecut and created a small desk top organizer.

I applied Adhesive Sheets to both sides of the Mat Board, placed patterned cardstock onto both sides of the adhesive mat board, placed on top of the Phone Stand Diecut and run through the Diecut Machine.

For the “pocket” on the organizer I used the “pocket/bed” of the Vintage Truck Diecut (using the same steps as above), cut in half and cut each side at an angle.

I put the stand together according to the directions but the bottom piece with the prongs I did not fold according to the direction but left flat and adhered to the bottom of the stand. I glued each piece (pocket/bed diecut) to the bottom on either side of the stand.

From the Phone Stand Diecut I cut a smaller piece, at the fold on the diecut, to create the pocket and adhered to either side of the “pocket/bed diecut”. I also used cloths pins to hold the pieces together until it completely dried. The flap underneath was glued to the bottom of the organizer to create the pocket.

From a previous project I had a leftover label from the Full Size Journal Diecut that I added to the pocket. A goal I have for this year is to use what I have in my massive stash of crafts so I dug out a Prima flower, which I embellished with a flatback pearl, cardstock leave diecuts, loops of thread and pearl spays to finish this project.

You can fit a small planner and ink pen in it perfectly!

If you haven’t checked out Eileen Hull’s blog to see what her Inspiration and Educator Teams have been unto you can find the latest blog posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Phone Stand Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Vintage Truck Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Flowers and Cardstock Leaves Diecuts

Flatback Pearl

Thread

Pearl Sprays

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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Love Postage Stamp Junk Journal Page

Hi everyone and Happy Valentine’s Day! I wanted to hop on and share a quick little junk journal page I created using leftover scraps, bits and pieces of ephemera and a printable girl that is from itKuPiLLiimaginarium. You can find the printable HERE.

I find this is a great way to use up what is laying on my desk and pushes me to get creating in the process. I love how I was able to incorporate a used postage stamp in the layout too. The “Be Mine” tag was from a swap several years ago and is a perfect place for the little girl to “sit”.

I’m slowly adding pages as I can to my junk journal. I shared pages last year on the blog and I had hoped to have the journal filled by now, but…you know…life happens. So maybe this year I’ll get it filled?

Supplies

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Paper Cutter

itKuPiLLiimaginarium: Bunny Fairy Paper Dolls Printable

Scissors

Ephemera

Lace and Thread

Sequins and Flat Back Pearls

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 Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Snow and Cocoa Tray and Cards

Hi everyone! I’m back today with a project I designed using the bookbinding thinlit from Eileen Hull’s Bookbinding and Label Thinlits.

I recycled a card box as a base for the tray. The long sides of the tray I cut at an angle with a Crafter’s Knife and the front I cut down. I reinforced the corners of the box with patterned cardstock. I started “wrapping” the first slanted side of the box with patterned cardstock and adhered the edges down. Side note…I used Snow and Cocoa Paper Pad and the embellishments that coordinates with this line.

I wrapped and adhered patterned cardstock on the front and back of the box.

I cut out five of the bookbinding thinlits and put together according to the directions. Next I glued each end of the “hinges” together.

I reinforced the back by added another piece of cardstock.

I applied glue to the back of the hinges and placed inside the tray and added a decorative flat back pearl to the front of the tray.

The “hinges” in the tray will hold the cards/tags in place as I fill it up. I created a couple of cards and will continue to add until I fill up the tray. I used embellishments, buttons, sequins and thread to decorate these cards.

This card I embossed a piece of Aqua Cardstock with the Sweater Embossing Folder and added Snow and Cocoa embellishments.

I cut a piece of patterned cardstock, folded in half, glued the side together to create a pocket which I placed over the hinge. As I said earlier I will be adding cards and tags as the month goes on so be sure to come back to see what else I’ve added to the tray.

Also be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the Inspiration and Educator Teams have been up to! You can find the latest post HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookbinding and Label Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sweater Embossing Folder

Aqua Cardstock

Snow and Cocoa Collection

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Box

Double Sided Adhesive Roll

Sequins, Buttons, Thread and Flat Back Pearls

Foam Pop Dots

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 Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Sparkles Canister

Hi everyone! I’m back yet again with another take on my Sparkles Snowman Happy Holiday Stamp Set. This time I recycled a canister that almonds came in. So let’s get started!

The first thing I did was clean the inside of the empty container to remove any particles that was still leftover.

I cut and adhered patterned cardstock to fit around the container.

I had purchased a pair of socks from the Dollar Tree and measured four inches from the opening and cut that part of the sock off to create a “hat”.

I applied adhesive around the edge of the lid and carefully placed the sock around the lid.

Once the adhesive was dry I stuff a little tissue inside the hat, added Ric Rac, tied at the top, along with a snowflake ornament and cut off the excess thread.

I had placed the snowman face stamp onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Black Ink and stamped onto a piece of Watercolor Paper. I used an assortment of Watercolors and Colored Pencils to finish the face. Once dry I added Glitter Glue to the eyes and adhered to the canister. There you have it! Add some candy and it makes a perfect gift for a family member or friend!

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

Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Blank Page Muse Blog and their Website

Also if you would like to purchase this set of stamps or any others from Blank Page Muse be sure to use BPMTonya at checkout for 15% off your total purchase.

Supplies

Blank Page Muse/Tonya Trantham: Sparkles Snowman Happy Holiday

Empty Container

Patterned Cardstock

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black Ink

Watercolor Paper

Watercolors

Colored Pencils

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Socks

Ric Rac

Mix Media Brush

Glitter Glue

Zip Dry Adhesive

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 Blank Page Muse, Tonya Trantham Designs and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Be Merry Santa Card

Hi everyone! I’m back today with a quick and easy Christmas card in not so traditional colors.

I have the Be Merry and Floral Frame Embossing Folders by Brenda Walton (retired). I’ve used the floral frame embossing folder in several past projects but have never used the be merry embossing folder so I thought I would try my hand at making a card with it.

I placed a Lime Cardstock into the folder and ran through the Diecut Machine. I used a combo of a plum and watermelon chalk inks and lightly inked over the raised image on the cardstock. Next I applied Glitter Glue to different raised areas on the cardstock.

I cut and folded a piece of patterned cardstock, 5″x7 1/8″, matted the embossed image with White Cardstock before adhering to the card base. I punched a circle from pink cardstock and fussy cut a Santa face from a scrap piece of cardstock and glued both to the bottom corner of the card. I finished off by adding Clear Sequins randomly to the card.

Supplies

Sizzix/Brenda Walton: Be Merry and Floral Frame Embossing Folders (retired)

Diecut Machine

Glitter Glue

Patterned Cardstock

Lime Cardstock

Plum and Watermelon Chalk Inks

White Cardstock

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Clear Sequins

Circle Punch

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 Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Poinsettia Gift Box

Hi everyone! Have you ever needed gift wrap, bag or a box for that last minute Christmas present? I have, so today I’m sharing a way to up-cycle a box that would be tossed in the trash and turn it into a beautiful way to present a gift to a family member or friend. So let’s get started!

The box I had laying around measured approximately 9 1/2″x3″. I cut and glued a total of six pieces of patterned cardstock slightly smaller than each panel of the box.

I cut out several poinsettia and leaves (I hope to create some more projects/presents…fingers crossed this month) from the Elegant Poinsettia Thinlits.

I shaped two of the largest, one of both the middle and smallest flower dies and two of the leaves with a Stylus. Once I had them shaped the way I wanted I adhered each on top of one another. The center piece of the flower…for the life of me I don’t remember the name…I rolled into itself and added a drop of glue to keep together. Once adhered in the center of the poinsettia I applied Gold Glitter Glue and let dry.

I adhered the poinsettia along with gold thread and ribbon to one end of the box to finish off the box. Easy peasy! You could change it up with a different type of flower and create a cool birthday present too.

Supplies

Small Box

Sizzix: Elegant Poinsettia Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Stylus

Gold Glitter Glue

Patterned Cardstock

Red Cardstock

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Gold Thread and Ribbon

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 Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Up Close Snowman Mini Slimline Card

Hi everyone! I’m back with a quick mini slimline card I created using my Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Stamp Set.

I folded a 6″x6″ piece of Red Cardstock in half to create the base for the card and another piece of patterned cardstock as a mat and adhered to the base of the card. I had already stamped the snowman face and sentiment onto a piece of White Cardstock but since the face image didn’t stamp clean (it had smudges of ink) I cut the face in close and watercolored and used Colored Pencils. I matted both the face and the sentiment with a patterned cardstock and adhered to the base of the card.

The card actually came together quick. If you would like to purchase this set of stamps or any stamp set from Blank Page Muse be sure to use the BPMTonya at checkout for 15% off your total purchase.

Also if you aren’t following Blank Page Muse on their other social medias you can find them on: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, BPM Blog and their Blank Page Muse Website.

Supplies

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

Red Cardstock

White Cardstock

Colored Pencils

Watercolors

Watercolor Brush

Patterned Cardstocks

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Glitter Glue

Zip Dry Adhesive

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black 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, Tonya Trantham and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Lets Party with Eileen Hull’s Chapter 4 Release!

Hi everyone! Today is the day! The Chapter 4 Sizzix Release is exciting for so many reasons- there are two never-done-before designs! One is the Full Size Journal which is a Bigz Pro size- you will need a machine with at least a 9″ throat to cut this die- like a Big Shot Plus or Pro. Not to worry- if you don’t have that machine, Eileen will have the pre-cut pieces available in her Etsy store for you to work with. The other new technology is a 3D Embossing Folder! It’s called Sweater and is oh so cozy. Also new this release is a Bigz Notepad die with lots of options for materials and uses, and a Heart Mandala Thinlits to decorate with!

I chose to create a “condensed” December Daily with the Full Size Journal Diecut. Later this month I will share the full reveal of my journal…so be sure to come back later in the month!

Also there is a GIVEAWAY too- leave a comment on each of the designers’ blog posts and you will be entered to win one of the new dies! Details can be found on Eileen’s blog HERE. Another prize will be given to someone who attends and comments in the Release Party Facebook Live.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Heart Mandala Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Notepad Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Sweater Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Mat Board

(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 awesome and enjoy creating!