Eileen Hull: Season’s Greetings Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone! I am back with a quick gift card holder for this month’s blog hop with DCWV and Eileen Hull! If you are like me and you give a lot of gift cards at Christmas but don’t have them on hand or the wrong theme this House Gift Card Holder is the perfect solution.

I started by cutting two of the house dies from the DCWV Cranberry Christmas Collection. The lighter patterned cardstock I cut a part and adhered to the inside of the card (the cardstock that will be seen once the flip/door is open on the card….back wall and door). Next I glued the sides and once dry I inked the edges.

I added trim, Ric Rac and button to the roof of the house and tied gold metallic thread around the button. From the cut a parts in the same collection I use my circle punch to punch out the snowflake. I adhered the top portion of the circle to the card, added a Dew Drop and sequins. This will keep the flip/door closed. Also from the same cut a parts I added the season’s greeting sentiment to the door and I adhered a dew drop and sequins to create a door knob.
This is a very easy card to create and you can knock out several in an hour!

Also I would like to submit this gift card holder for the following challenge:


Be sure to check out this past month’s projects from the Inspiration Team. You can find the post HERE, HERE and HERE and DCWV HERE. As always if you have any questions please let me know.

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

Eileen Hull: Enjoy Treat Pocket

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my project that I created for the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop! The inspiration team from Eileen Hull’s and the DCWV design teams have teamed up this month to create some fun holiday projects!

I started with the Flower Pocket diecut which I cut it from matboard and two sheets of gold patterned cardstock from the Cranberry Christmas Collection from DCWV. I cut out and and put together according to the directions.

Next I cut out four of the smallest Pansy diecuts from the same Cranberry Christmas Collection and shaped  and adhered together.
I punched out an assortment of snowflakes and an Enjoy sentiment from the DCWV DIY Project Stack Gift Decor Collection.  I adhered these along with a bow I made from gold thread and miniature gold Christmas trims.
I added some sequins, Dew Drops and a button to dress up the flower, snowflake and tag.

I filled up the pocket with candy and now it is ready to give as a gift! How easy is that? As always if you have any questions please let me know.

Also I would let to submit this project for the following challenges:

Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to see the past few weeks blog hop projects! You can find those HERE and HERE.

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

Whimsical Mushroom Jar Hut

Hi everyone! Today Eileen Hull’s and Stampendous’s design teams have teamed up to do Along the Garden Path blog hop! My project is a combination of Eileen Hull’s Make it 3D and Button Jars and Labels dies and Stampendous’s Mushroom Home stamps and Dies. I thought the shorter jar looked like a mushroom stem and would be perfect since I could cut it from matboard.

I started by cutting two of the jars and one of the make it 3D boxes from Matboard, four jars and one of the make it 3D boxes from patterned cardstock. The mushroom top I used the Stampendous’s die and cut four tops from patterned cardstock.

I inked the jars with a tan chalk ink and adhered the patterned cardstock to all of the mat board pieces. I measured a half of an inch up from the bottom on the backside of each jar and made pencil marks. 

I adhered each jar piece to the make it 3D box.

I sandwiched the top of the jars between two of the mushroom top dies and adhered together.

I stamped the circles, door and window on varies pieces of patterned cardstock.

 I fussy cut and adhered the individual pieces together and then added to the mushroom.

I added sequins to the mushroom top, a cord bow, paper flowers and Dew Drops to finish it off. 

Now its ready to store my pencils. 🙂 If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also be sure to check back each day to see what each team member creates from Eileen Hull and Stampendous design teams!

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

Canvas Corp: Noel Saggy Baggy

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a gift bag I decorated using a Lime Green Saggy Baggy and a Petaloo DIY Burlap Wild Sunflower paintable flower. This was a super quick and easy project to put together and was less than an hour to complete.

I spritzed the flower with Plain Jane Fire Baseboard Mist and let dry (you can use a blow dry to speed up the process).

I cut from the Green Burlap Sheet a Holly leaf used the Holly Branch Diecut, applied Mod Podge to the front of the leaf and once dry I spritzed with Kiwi Glimmer Mist.  I cut two inches of lace from the Lace Trimmings Assorted Pack and gathered in the center and tied off with Jute Cord. I tied off two more bows with the  Jute Cord and then adhered all the pieces to the bag with Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac.

I clipped to the jute cord a Mini Lime Green Clothespin and a tag from the Krafty Christmas Assortment of Tags. I added a button and a dew drop to the tag to finish it off. Oh so simply to decorate you can whip a bunch out in no time.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

I am Grateful

Hi everyone and welcome to the Crafty Card Gallery Fall themed blog hop!
We have 9 very talented card makers who have each designed a fall themed card.
If you’ve never done a hop before, it’s a group of bloggers that have joined together. You hop from blog to blog using the links in each post.
Be sure to visit each of the blogs and comment on the posts and follow their blogs. Some of the bloggers are giving away prizes – so you want to be sure to comment so you can be eligible to win. 
You should have arrived from: Kerin Sylvester:  www.onecraftycorner.com
If you didn’t, please go back to the start so you can do the whole hop: http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
Thanks for joining us in the hop!
Your next stop in the hop is: Shawnee Penkacik:  http://www.sunshinythought.com
Here’s the full list in case you get lost:
Kerin Sylvester:  www.onecraftycorner.com
Shawnee Penkacik:  http://www.sunshinythought.com

This card I started with a 5 1/2″x5 1/2″ folded cardbase which I cut a 5″x5″ piece of patterned cardstock, inked the edges and adhered to the cardbase. 

Even though the card looks hard to put together it really isn’t.  I cut the following pieces of patterned cardstocks 3 1/4″x5″, 2 3/4″x5″ and 2 1/4″x5″ and used a decorative punch (5” side) on each piece and then measured 2 1/2″ of the punched edge (the center) and cut with in a 1/2″ of each piece of cardstock. I then “curled” the cut edges around a pencil and then adhered each piece on top of each other to create a pocket.

I used the Doily diecut to cut a doily from off white piece of cardstock, ink edges and then glued to cardbase and inside the “pocket”.

 I cut the big leaves from the Holiday Greenery diecut on off white cardstock. I then inked with a variety of peach, tan, brown, yellow and green chalk ink. I blended the colors together and then wadded and crinkled the leaves up and then shaped the ends with my stylus. I folded down the middle and inked the center with brown ink.

The smaller leaves also come from the Holiday Greenery diecut too. I shaped those with the stylus and then I adhered all the leaves and paper flowers around the “pocket” of the card along with twine which I made a bow out of. I finished off the with a sentiment from Canvas Corp’s Grateful Stamp Set and two little twigs from a tree.

If you have any questions about this card please let me know.

Now for something fun! I will be giving away a goodie bag of things (such as blank cardbases, ribbon, buttons, RN dew drops, sequins, rubber stamp, etc.) that can be used for your own projects and all you have to do is be sure to comment and also become a follower of my blog! Pretty easy peasy huh? I will announce the winner Monday, October 26th. So be sure to comment below and become a follower of my blog for a chance to win!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

S is for Santa

Hi everyone! I’m here to share my altered matchbox using the Robin’s Nest  Christmas  Collection for the Robin’s Nest “Christmas Blog Hop” linky party which is going on today.




 Please be sure to hop on over to the Chattering Robin’s Blog and checkout everyone else’s creations using Robin’s Nest products and be sure to become a follower of each blog  and leave a comment too for a chance to win a bottle of the  Christmas Dew Drops because each blog will pick a winner. 🙂 

For my project I altered a 300 count matchbox. I covered it with Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock.

I printed the “Santa” image from a digital sheet I purchased from Pink Paislee. I inked the edges of the image and adhered it to a piece of red cardstock. 

I added bits of tulle, ribbon, holly and twine decoration to the top of the box. I finished off with some buttons and Christmas Dew Drops.  

The “drawer” I added a pull to make it easier to open.

I filled the inside with crafty bits of fun for my friend to use in some of her many craft projects.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Also I am entering this in the Ellen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge.

Supplies Used: Robin’s Nest: Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock, Christmas Dew Drops, 300 count matchbox, drawer pull, Chalk Ink, Tulle, Buttons, Twine, Santa Digital Image, Holly 

Remember to leave a comment and follow each blog for a chance to win a bottle of Christmas Dew Drops
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

White Mice and Buttons

Altered Pages Design Team 
has joined the
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog 
Design Team for Challenge #14 
Button It in a UP Blog Hop! 

Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store…usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!  You can participate in the Craft Hoarders Challenge and win a prize from the blog sponsor… Altered Pages!

I admit it! I have tons of buttons stored in jars, boxes and even little baggies from the many swaps I have participated in the past and for me it is sometimes hard to turn loose of them and use them in my projects. But I would like to share a quick gift card holder/wall decoration that is easy to create using buttons and an empty toilet paper roll.  Are you ready to get started? 🙂

First off I painted the toilet paper roll inside and out. Once dry dry I flattened the roll which I ran it through my Sizzix die cutting machine to flatten it but if you don’t have one you can use a bone folder to get crisp edges. I used the Tim Holtz Scallops die on the bottom of the TP roll and the top I embossed with Geometric Ring embossing folder. Then I applied mod lodge on the outside, let dry and the inside the scalloped bottom added a thin line of mod lodge and clipped together with clothes pin and let dry.

Next I adhered a ban of cardstock from the Happy Travels Paper Pad right below the embossing on the TP roll, added lace, ribbon and seam binding bow to the outer edge of the roll. I cut a 10″ piece of seam binding for the handle and adhered each end to the inside of the roll. Then I finished it off with flowers that I punched out from  one of the Text Pages, shaped just a little, layered and adhered together and topped off with hemp cord and a button.

I cut one of the Victorian Labels out and glued to a piece of cardstock, added gathered lace, hemp cord and  buttons in various spots along with a couple of paper flowers to finish off this re-purposed and now useful project.

I hope you have enjoyed my project and if you have any questions please let me know.

Supplies Used:

Altered Pages: Glitz-Happy Travels Paper Pad, Text Pages, Victorian Labels AP-1303, Dyeable Seam Binding, Dew Drops
Sizzix: Tim Holtz- Scallops die, Cuttlebug: Geometric Embossing Folder, Hemp Cord, Lace,  Ribbon, Buttons, Acrylic Paint, Flower Punch, Chalk Ink



Tonya Trantham (you are here)

To find the links to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team posts visit Craft Hoarders blog http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com/ and check out the group of talented ladies that are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop to all the other blogs and see their take on what you can do with buttons and leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win some cool prizes too!
I hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Good News!

Hi everyone!!! I’m here share some fun news today. In January I submitted a few cards to Crafts Ideas magazine. I had one card selected out of the ones I submitted. So when I received an email yesterday with a digital link to the magazine I was one excited to person to see my card on the cover!!! Yes!!! Front cover…I feel like I had arrived…lol!!! Be sure to check the issue out when you get a chance because  it has some very adorable cards along with other craft projects to try.  

Also while I’m thinking about it The Robin’s Nest is hosting a Garden Blog Hop on March 31st. I hope everyone will be able to stop by and check out what each design team member has come up with for this hop. I know can’t wait to share what I have created with everyone! 🙂

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