Field Notes Journal

Hi everyone! After I short break from the holidays I’m back with a project I created for the collaborating between Eileen Hull’s teams and GelPress! This collab has been going on the whole month of January and at the end of this post I will share links for those posts.

I chose to use a cut out I had laying around from the Notebook Diecut-663635(retired).

I gathered up some stencils, acrylic paints along with the Gel Press Printing Plate and Brayer. I’m looking forward to trying the plate and the brayer since this will be the first time using these. So let’s get started!

First I applied dollops of paint to the plate and with the brayer covered the plate with the paint.

I placed the notebook diecut (cover side down), placed a piece of cardstock over the diecut and plate and with the brayer rolled over the diecut and plate. The photo below is just paint that’s been applied to the plate with no stencils. It’s kind of cool how the paint separated on the plate and left negative areas on the notebook diecut.

I applied more paint to the plate and used two stencils, Petal Stencil and Handcut Blossom 12″x12″ Stencil (discontinued), to add texture and a design to the cover.

I had a leftover label from another project from the Full Size Journal Diecut which I applied paint with the plate and brayer. I also used the Field Notes Stamp from the Field Notes Nature Stamp Set (discontinued) and stamped the label. I strung two pieces of elastic cording through the ends of the label and tied.

I slipped the label and elastic around the spine of the notebook and placed two store bought notebooks under the elastic.

From my stash of fussy cut printables I adhered a floral bulb to the cover to complete.

If you would like to know more about GelPress you can find them HERE for more inspiration. Also if you haven’t seen the latest projects by Eileen’s Inspiration and Educator Teams you can find those posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Notebook Diecut-663635(retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

GelPress: Gel Press Printing Plate

GelPress: Brayer

Acrylic Paints

TCW: Petal Stencil

TCW: Handcut Blossom 12″x12″ Stencil (discontinued)

Field Notes Nature Stamp Set (discontinued)

Elastic Cording

Diecut Machine

Mat Board

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Floral Printable

Scissors

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, GelPress and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Favorite Eileen Hull Projects of 2021 Roundup

Hi everyone! It’s that time of year when Eileen Hull’s Inspiration and Educator Teams share their favorite projects that they have created for the year. I choose three of my all time favorites.

The first one is the Condensed Snowflake December Daily The journal is “condensed” and created with the Full Size Journal Diecut. By the way, I need to start filling the pages with all things Christmas so I can share with y’all!

The second project is Just Trucking’ Along! Truck. If you know me I love adding my own spin on anything I create. I used the Vintage Truck Diecut and the 3D Camper Diecut to make the truck 3D.

The third and final project that I had so much fun with is the Reminisce Tiny Book. The twist with this project I “extended” the spine of the Tiny Book Diecut.

Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see the teams favorite projects of the year. You can find the latest posts HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Vintage Truck Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Camper Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tiny Book Diecut

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Mat Board

Adhesive Sheets

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 Monday is awesome 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!

Mittens and Sweater Card

Hi everyone! I want to share a quick card I created using the Sweater Embossing Folder, the snowflake from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and the mitten from the Mitten Box Diecut. Let’s get started!

I cut and folded a piece of patterned cardstock to create a 4 1/2″x6 1/2″ card base. Next I embossed a piece of Aqua Blue Cardstock with the Sweater Embossing Folder, lightly inked over the raised areas with a Blue Chalk Ink and adhered two strips of patterned cardstock to the embossed cardstock. I added Foam Pop Dots to the embossed cardstock and placed onto the card base.

I ran the Mitten Diecut through the Diecut Machine a couple of times, once for patterned and once for plain cardstocks. I inked the edges of the mitten with a blue chalk ink and glued together.

I cut out a snowflake from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and glued to the mitten along with a vintage button. I placed foam pop dots to the back of the mitten before placing on the card base.

I adhered a cut a part that I found in my stash off center of the mitten, added flat back pearls to the snowflake and several loops of thread to the button and called the card finished!

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sweater Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mitten Box Diecut

Patterned Cardstocks

Aqua Blue Cardstock

White Cardstock

Blue Chalk Ink

Foam Pop Dots

Diecut Machine

Vintage Button

Flatback Pearls

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Thread

(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 Saturday is great 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!

Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Stamp Set Release

Hi everyone! Guess what?!?! I now have a set of stamps I’ve designed with Blank Page Muse!!!Can you tell I’m so excited? The stamp set is called Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Slimline Stamp Set.

I designed this in mind with making mini slimline cards but you can do so much more with this stamp set. I used a sheet of patterned cardstock from a 6″x6″ paper pad, folded in half, to create this card but a standard mini slimline measures 3 1/2″x6″. I figured what is half an inch? Plus its a great way to use up some of those 6″x6″ pads that are laying around.

I placed the snowman face and sentiment stamps onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with waterproof Black Ink and stamped onto a piece of Cream Cardstock. I dug out my chalk pastels, Colored Pencils to color in the face and I filled in the eyes with clear glitter glue.

I adhered two strips of patterned cardstock to the base of the card and placed the snowman face off center of the card. Next I cut a snowflake from Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits out of vellum placed and glued slightly off the card…I cut the excess off and decorated with light blue gems. The final step I matted the sentiment and placed Foam Pop Dots to the back before adding to the lower corner of the card. I also inked around the base of the card with chalk ink.

I’ll be sharing more projects with this stamp set later on so be sure to stop back by! Also use code BPMTonya to get 15% off this stamp set along other purchases too. So be sure to head to Blank Page Muse’s website and purchase Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Stamp Set.

Supplies

BPM/Tonya Trantham: Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Stamp Set

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black Ink

Cream Cardstock

Colored Pencils

Foam Pop Dots

Paper Cutter

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Various Patterned cardstocks and Vellum

Light Blue Gems

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are ( Blank Page Muse, Tonya Trantham and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Blank Page Muse and Cat Lovers Hop

Hi everyone! Blank Page Muse and Her Peaceful Garden are teaming up to do a blog hop and it’s all about cats! This hop is to celebrate cats of all sizes and shapes during the last full week of October because National Cat Day is October 29th. Also the best part Blank Page Muse is one of the sponsors…lots of cat stamps to choose from…wink, wink!

When you have a chance check out all the cat stamps on the websites: Blank Page Muse and I Brake for Stamps.

Since I’m a lover of all things cats I couldn’t wait to create a little card using the close up cat face from the Cats Full Sheet from I Brake for Stamps Site.

My inspiration for this card is my cat Omega. A little info on her…I actually seen her born (runt of the litter) over eleven years ago and she was half the size of her litter mates. She can be a little diva at times but I wouldn’t have it any other way. She LOVES chin scratches, sleeping next to my pillow at night and can be very chatty if she’s hungry. But most important of all she’s even converted my husband into a cat lover. I told my husband when he proposed that she was part of the package deal. Anyways lets get started on how I created my card.

First I placed the cat stamp onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Black Ink onto a piece of Watercolor Paper.

I gathered up an assortment of inks and watercolors and painted the cat image.

I folded a 6″x6″ piece of patterned cardstock in half to create a card base. I cut another piece of patterned cardstock slightly smaller than the base and two strips of cardstock and adhered all to the card front. I added a mat to the cat image before gluing to the card and I finished off by adding flatback pearls down the side of the card. Be sure to stop by Her Peaceful Garden’s blog for details on the hop. You can find the post HERE.

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

Blank Page Muse Blog

Instagram

Pinterest

Facebook Business Page

Facebook Fan Group

Supplies

I Brake for Stamps: Cats Full Sheet

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Watercolor Paper

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Watercolors

Watercolor Brushes

Flatback Pearls

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black Ink

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 Blank Page Muse, I Brake for Stamps and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

TCW and Eileen Hull Crafty Collaboration Notepad Holder

Hi everyone! I’m back with my project I created for the TCW and Eileen Hull collab! I’m excited to get to try the Ocean Blue Stencil Butter for the first time along with the Petal Mandala Stencil and Uplifting Stamps. I choose the Notepad Diecut to use all these TCW products on so lets get started!

I had painted the outside of the covers for another project but changed my mind and decided to use the Ocean Blue Stencil Butter since it complemented the light green. I secured the stencil to the cover and used a Paint Knife to spread the Stencil Butter over the stencil.

I removed the stencil carefully from the cover.

I placed the stencil over the back cover and rubbed. It left a cool reverse design.

Next I added a blue watercolor splatter to a piece of Watercolor Paper and once dry, inked and stamped one of the butterflies from the Uplifting Stamps onto the paper.

I splattered watered down white and a teal paints on both covers and while that dried I cut a total of four “spines” with a half inch “flap” from the notepad die (sorry I didn’t get photos of that step…I was in a zone). I glued all together and cut to fit the bottom of the diecut. I covered the “spine” with patterned cardstock both inside and out before adhering the butterfly image to the front of the holder.

I finished off by adding a couple notepads to the holder. If you need more inspiration stop by Eileen Hull’s Blog for the latest and be sure to follow TCW on their blog which can be found HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Notepad Diecut

TCW: Ocean Blue Stencil Butter

TCW: Petal Mandala Stencil

TCW: Uplifting Stamps

Paint Knife

Watercolor Paper

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Diecut Machine

Mat Board

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Watercolor Brushes

Patterned Cardstock

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 TCW, Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Her Heart was a Secret Garden Journal Page

Hi everyone! I’m back with a semi quick (lots of fussy cutting) journal page I created using Eileen Hull’s Snail Mail Everyday Sentiments Stamps by Maker Forte.

I placed the grid stamp onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with a Dark Brown Chocolate Ink and stamped a piece of Cream Cardstock. Once dry I cut off the off the cream colored edges. As you can see I accidentally got ink in one of the boxes when I stamped the image but no worries it will be covered.

I gathered up scraps of patterned cardstock, a flatback pearl, resin flower, thread and I fussy cut images I had printed from itKuPiLLiimaginarium on Etsy.

I also used a small heart die from the Mitten Box Diecut and the leaf sprig die from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits to decorate page.

Now all I have to do is add it to my art journal that I’ve been slowly filling. If you would more inspiration stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see what her team has been up to. You can find her blog HERE.

Supplies

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail Everyday Sentiments Stamps

MISTI Stamping Tool

Dark Brown Chocolate Ink

Cream Cardstock

itKuPiLLiimaginarium: Printables

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mitten Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Paper Cutter

Scissors

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 Maker Forte, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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