Bird Folio Journal Reveal Part One

Hi everyone! I’m back with my project for Eileen Hull and the reveal (part one) of the inside of my journal I created using Eileen Hull’s Folio Journal Diecut and Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits. If you missed the big Chapter 1 Release Party that Eileen hosted at the beginning of the month I have a blog post with details and more photos and instructions on how I created the cover of my folio journal. You can find that post HERE.

I placed a piece of folded patterned cardstock slightly past the cut line of the page diecut (from the Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits), placed washi tape on the thinlit and cardstock before running through the Diecut Machine. I cut three pages/papers per signature for a total of nine pages/papers but today I’m only sharing the first set of pages.

I punched holes and added the claps with brads and then covered with a piece of patterned cardstock. This secures the clasps and brads in place. Side note…I forgot to include this step in the post where I shared how I created the cover….ooops!

I slide the pages up under the elastic cording in the spine and tied ribbon over the elastic before I started decorating the pages. The inside cover I adhered a pocket, shaped and added a flower and leaf to the pocket along with a gem to the center of the flower. The pocket is a great place to store journaling cards or photos. On the first page I added a glassine bag with washi tape. I dug into my stash and found this birdcage die which I adhered to the bag. I placed two tags inside the glassine bag and added flowers and sprigs, one to the tag and one to the corner of the birdcage.

On the inside of the glassine bag I added a bird and shaped punch and more flowers and a sprig along with a piece of trim at the bottom of the bag.

The next several pages I decorated with an assortment of tags, diecuts, stickers, thread, cheese cloth and the flowers, leaf and sprig thinlits. Most of the flowers I added gems or flat back pearls to the center, and I also shaped with a Stylus.

There you have it part one of the inside of my folio journal! If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog to see what the Inspiration Team has been up to lately you can find this month’s blog posts HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about the pages or what products I used (I shopped my stash) please let me know. I’ll do my best to answer.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Eileen Hull’s Folio Journal Diecut

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

Diecut Machine

Various Patterned Cardstock

Various Diecuts, Stickers, Thread, Cheese Cloth, Ribbon, Trim, Gems and Flat Back Pearls

Stylus

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Crop-A-Dile

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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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!

Blank Page Muse: Bird and Floral Sketch Tag

Hi everyone! Today over on Blank Page Muse I share how I created this fun tag! You can find the complete post HERE.

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Supplies

Blank Page Muse: Flower and Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Set

Blank Page Muse: Swirl Stencil

Tag

Extra Heavy Gel

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black Ink

Watercolor Paper

Prima Dulce Paper Pad

Foam Pop Dots

Watercolor Brush

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Lace, Cheese Cloth, Thread and Cording

Scraps of Various Patterned Cardstock

Leaf Sprig Punch

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

Hi! I’m back to share a quick card I created for Paper Wings Productions August “Anything Goes Challenge”  you can do any type of project as long as it has some type of stamping on the it. I had ordered the Tea Time Mix Media Kit from Paper Wings and received this free Hope Whispers cling stamp with my purchase. I had already started this card and thought this sentiment would be the perfect touch to finish off my card.

The card base is 3″x5 1/2″ folded. I inked the base and all scraps of cardstock with chalk ink and adhered to the front of the card. I fussy cut the Digital Bird Image and stamped the Hope Whispers sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and adhered both to the card. I finished off with a sequin and Dew Drop

It is a perfect little card to give someone a lift and to tell them not to give up.
Be sure to stop by and play in this month’s challenge over at Paper Wings Productions!

Supplies Used:

Paper Wings Production: Hope Stamp, Dew Drop, Sequin, Cardstock, Chalk Ink, Digital Bird Image, StazOn Black Ink, Scraps of Scrapbook Paper

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

A Friend Knows the Song in Your Heart Card

Hi everyone! While I was on vacation I brought a small stash of crafts with me to keep my idle hands busy just incase it rained, night time back in the room or I was tired of reading my book. I put together several card bases with some of the left over scraps I accumulated. I would have stamped out my sentiments too but I forgot and left the acrylic block at home. I will be sharing these cards with you as I can. 

I cut the bases for the cards from a 8.5″x11″ sheet of cardstock giving me two 3″x5.5″ bases once folded. Inked all edges of bases and scraps. Adhere scraps of scrapbook paper on top of the base. Fussy cut a bird digi image out and adhered to the card along with a flower and dew drops. Stamped sentiment and cut out and glued to card. I love how colorful and quirky the card turned out. 🙂

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is great and enjoy creating!!!


The Fairy of Spring

 Hi everyone!!! I’m here to share a project I created using the Eileen Hull: Food Jar, 3-D and Spoon Diecut which is for the New Beginnings-Art with Heart Challenge.  This die has so many possible uses. I wanted to create something with a whimsical vintage Springy theme and this is what I came up with. 
The jar base is cut from mat board which I inked all of the edges and then adhered together. I dressed it up with cardstock from the Lost and Found collection from My Mind’s Eye. I added a little bit of tissue paper into the “bottom” of the jar. I fussy cut the Flower Fairy Vintage Graphics out and adhered to the tissue paper, added moss and then proceeded to add lace and the flowers that I had punched/cut out and shaped. 

The butterfly and the little birdie is fussy cut from theVintage Spring Printable-Country Living Project sheet. For the butterfly I added a little Stickles and an antenna made from 24 gauge bead wire which I wrapped with Tim Holtz Elements Tissue Tape. 

The little spoon is cut from mat board and to get its shape I dampened the bottom half of it. I used the largest stylus to make a “bowl”. I then used an actual baby’s spoon to finish shaping the “bowl” and the handle. Once dry I inked and adhered cardstock to the front and back of the spoon and inked it again. 🙂

I added a bit of moss, little birdie and a punched flower, sequins and dew drops to finish off this adorable spoon.


Also some other challenges I would like to submit my little Spring Fairy to:

Cut It Up Blog Challenge: National Craft Month, Anything Goes! Challenge #41

PAPER SWEETIES MARCH INSPIRATION CHALLENGE #17 – ‘POLKA DOT LOVE

Supplies Used:
Eileen Hull: Sizzix ScoreBoards Die – Food Jar, 3-D and Spoon
Other Sizzix Dies: Flower, 3-D Rose, Sizzlits: Flower #2 and Sizzlets: Stampin’ Up Little Leaves
Flower Punches
24 Gauge Bead Wire
Tim Holtz Elements Tissue Tape
Versa Magic Dew Drop: Aquatic and Oasis Green Chalk Ink
Crystal Stickles
Mat Board 
Lace
Sequins
Moss
My Mind’s Eye: Lost and Found Collection 
The Robin’s Nest: Pink Glitter Cardstock, Dew Drops 
Eclectic Anthology: Flower Fairy Vintage Graphics
The Graphic Fairy: Vintage Spring Printable-Country Living Project


If you want to play along with these challenges be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog, Paper Sweeties and Cut It Up Blog Challenge for more details. Also if you have any questions let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!


Do You Hear Spring Calling?

Hi everyone and Happy Spring! I’m here to share my project for the Robin’s Nest. This month I used the Spring Collection which is 20% off  this month and I might say it is simply springy.  Also we are cross promoting with Altered Pages which has some awesome vintage collage images.
I have an over abundance of buttons, lace, ribbon, charms, ephemera from swaps and I really want to get it contained into one storage container. Well, this is what I came up with…an altered egg carton!!! It has 18 cups to put away tidbits of crafty goodness.


I started with gessoing the egg carton inside and out. Once the gesso is dry paint with acrylic paint. I didn’t paint the top or inside of the lid because I would be covering it with cardstock.

Next cut two Green Butterfly Glitter Cardstock (I used the backside of the cardstock) to fit the top and inside of the lid.

Adhere to the top of the lid.

Also to the inside lid…I inked around the edges of the cardstock to add more color.

I added Moss Green Glitter Cardstock to the top along with Purple Ants Glitter Cardstock and Spring Stripe Glitter Cardstock which I made banners out of and adhered to the lid. Next I glued lace around the outer edge of the egg carton.

I used this Metallic Blue Christmas Trim that I got on clearance for 40 cents at Hobby Lobby…I love a great deal! 🙂 I glued it just above the lace all the way around. I then added sequins and Beach Dew/Tear Drops to ever other “bead”.

A close up of the bow with stacked buttons and topped off with a Beach Dew/Tear Drops.

I fussy cut from the Little Spring Birdies collage sheet a bird and nest with baby birds and adhered them to the corners of the lid and then decorated with paper flowers (some store bought and some handmade), dew drops, gems that were rescued from a damaged prom dress and mini Easter eggs. I also added Stickles to the images.

The most time consuming part of altering this egg carton was the gessoing and the painting. Other than that it is easy peasy to decorate. 🙂
I have already added my collection of goodies to all the cups. Now I will be able to have them at my fingertips when I need to add the right little something to one of the many projects I have going on. 
Also notice I added a dew drop to each “tip” of each cup. 🙂

Supplies Used:
Empty 18 count egg carton
Green Butterfly Glitter Cardstock
Purple Ants Glitter Cardstock
Spring Stripe Glitter Cardstock
Moss Green Glitter Cardstock
Beach Dew/Tear Drops
Water Dew Drops
Cherry Chocolate Dew Drops
Altered Pages: Little Spring Birdies
Sequins
Christmas Garland
Paper Flowers
Flower Punches
Crystal Stickles
Mini Plastic Eggs
Lace
Ceramcoat Caribbean Blue Acrylic Paint
Gesso
Buttons
Sizzix: Sizzlits Little Leaves

Be sure to stop by the Robin’s Nest and check out the sale that is going on this month and while you are at it stop by Altered Pages too. If you have any questions give me a holler and I will do my best to answer.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

P.S. Be sure to stop back on Monday cause I have a “mini” altered egg carton that I want to share… it’s an adult version of an Easter basket. 🙂


Spring is Here Matchbox

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a quick post of  a 300 count matchbox that I had altered over a year ago for a magazine call. It wasn’t selected so I put it back to share at a later date and since I have Spring fever…lol…I thought I would share. 🙂 
I used scrapbook paper, a variety of flowers, gems, dew drops, seam binding, and a “Spring is Here” sticker to create this vintage Springtime matchbox. Also I had found the little ceramic dove when I was cleaning so I added Crystal Stickles to it to glitter it up.

If you have any questions about how to alter a matchbox please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!