Chunky Merry Christmas Stocking

Hi everyone! I wanted to hop on today and share a project that I actually created for a swap this past Christmas. I occasionally participate on Instagram with a group of ladies that does swaps. In this particular swap we had to make a stocking from scratch and fill it with handmade and/or store bought goodies.
I found a stocking pattern in a craft book that I had laying around and since I couldn’t quite get the book to lay flat enough to scan and then print it I took the book to Staples and had it enlarged and printed for me. Since the person at the counter at Staples had such a hard time getting it enlarged and printed I wasn’t charged…it pays to be nice especially if it’s busy. ūüėä Also you can find stocking images to print out on the internet. All you have to do is search and pick out the image you like best.
I traced the stocking pattern onto a piece of cardstock and cut out two stockings. I cut two and a half of the Make-it 3-D Diecut  (retired) from White Chipboard out but Eileen Hull has other diecuts that can be used such as the “pocket” from the Christmas Snowman Diecut. Plus you have the snowman that could be used as a decoration on the stocking.  
I adhered the tabs of the Make it 3D die to one side of the stocking. I did the same steps for the other side of the stocking. I measured and cut strips of patterned cardstock and adhered to the “wall” Make it 3D diecuts. 
I glued pom pom trim to both sides of the stocking. The lace I adhered to the inside of the stocking and then folded over to create the cuff. I punched a hole in the side and set a Wide Eyelet with a Crop a Dile. I strung about 12 inches of gold trim and tied off at the top.
I started by adding a paper doily and part of a Christmas snowflake ornament (part of it was damaged) to the corner of the cuff. I built up the layers by using Foam Pop Dots on the back of Christmas diecuts so I could add greenery, over sized beads, pearl sprays, poinsettias and thread bows underneath.
I added small wrapped gifts inside and mailed off to my swap partner. I think I will be making more this year since I now have all the kinks worked out and I know exactly have I will put it together. I stumbled through the process since this was the first one I had ever made. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Supplies
 
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Make-it 3-D Diecut  (retired)
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Christmas Snowman Diecut
Christmas Embellishments 
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Gold Trim
Pom Pom Trim
Lace
Paper Doily
Snowflake Ornament
Poinsettias
Thread
Over sized Beads
Pearl Sprays 
Greenery
Various Christmas Cardstocks
(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. 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 Addiction to Paper Blog 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!

 

Oh, How I Love Flowers Rolodex Card

Hey everyone! I’m back with another quick project I created for the Easter Swap I was in awhile back. I used a Rolodex Diecut that I had¬†purchased from Stampin’ Up! several years ago(retired).¬†But there are Memorydex diecuts that can be used instead and you can find those diecuts HERE and HERE.
I did a lot of layering with what I had on hand in my stash. I started by adding a Medallion Diecut (retired) to the corner of the rolodex card. I know you can barely see it but it was how I built up the layering on the card. 
I cut a chipboard banner in to and placed next to the medallion diecut and the other half of the banner I placed on top of the medallion. I added Foam Pop Dots to the other end of the banner. I backed a flower sticker with cardstock and fussy cut and added behind the banner. I placed flowers and leaves diecuts from my stash also to the card.
I finished off by adding two sentiments from my stash to complete the rolodex card. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Supplies

Various Patterned Cardstocks
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Stickers, Chipboard Banner, Various Floral and Leaves Diecuts
Gems 
(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 Addiction to Paper Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Scrapbook.com¬†Products.¬†
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Finding Happiness Pocket Notebook

Hi everyone! I want to share my other journal I created for Eileen Hull for her trip to the UK in September using her newest Pocket Notebook Diecut.
First I gathered up an assortment of Maggie Holmes cardstock Collections to create this journal. Then I applied Adhesive Sheets to the front and back of Matboard before placing cardstock on the front and back of the matboard.
I placed the Pocket Notebook Diecut on top of the matboard and run through the Diecut Machine. I cut two covers out.
I lined up the holes on the spine where only three holes showed both on the top and bottom and adhered together. I cut cardstock to fit both the inside and outside of the spine. I used a Crop A Dile to punch holes and set eyelets in the spine. I also added the elastic cording and tied off inside the spine.
I used the Nestled Borders Rectangles Diecut, stickers, pom pom trim, heart and gem and a couple of flowers and a leaf from Eileen’s Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts¬†to decorate the cover of the¬†journal. If you haven’t checked out the rest of the Inspiration Team’s projects on Eileen’s blog you can¬†find those posts: HERE, HERE, HERE,¬†HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Pocket Notebook Diecut
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts 
Maggie Holmes: Cardstock Collections
Elastic Cording
Pom Pom Trim
Heart Gem
Eyelets
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 Addiction to Paper Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Scrapbook.com, Sizzix and Eileen Hull¬†Products.¬†
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Genuine Vintage Pocket Notebook

Hi everyone! I want to share this Vintage Baseball Pocket Notebook I create for Eileen to take on her trip to the UK. Also I thought why not share since the World Series will be starting soon.

I applied Adhesive Sheets to both sides of the Mat Board, placed the cardstock on both sides, run through the Diecut Machine and I cut two covers out. 
Also the cardstock I used is from Authentique, it’s retired and I can’t find the package to tell you¬†what the name of the collection is…sorry. ūüėĒ I added a “one of a kind” journaling card from the same collection to the cover. And I fussy cut from another journaling card two baseball players which I adhered one player to the front corner of the cover and added three black gems to each corner of the one of the “one of a kind” journaling card .

The back of the journal I adhered the other baseball players and a couple of  banners to the lower corner.
I lined the last hole up on the spine and adhered together. For a more finished look I cut another piece of wood patterned cardstock and adhered to the spine and set Eyelets in each of the holes.
I ran the elastic cording through the button holes and the middle holes on the spine and tied off. I did add a little adhesive to the back of the button to keep it from sliding around.
I ran elastic cording through the holes on the spine and tied off inside the cover. There is eight elastic bands that can hold journals.
I forgot to add that I applied an adhesive sheet to the back of piece of cardstock and then I cut the word “journal” out from the¬†Journaling Words Diecuts¬†and placed it at the top of the journal cover. There you have it a completed journal cover and all that needs to be added is notebooks. Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the¬†rest of her Inspiration Team has created! You can find this month’s posts: HERE, HERE and HERE. As¬†always if you have any¬†questions please let me know.
Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Pocket Notebook Diecut
Elastic Cording
Button
Gems
Cardstock
(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 Addiction to Paper Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix and Eileen Hull¬†Products.¬†

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

Doilies and Flowers Drawer

Hi everyone! I back with another project in the same week for Eileen Hull! ¬†I used the Stacking Drawer Diecut, Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts and¬†Eileen’s new Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets which are perfect for this type of project!

I started by applying the Adhesive Sheet to the Chipboard and adding the patterned cardstock (both sides) from the Best of Jillibean Soup Paper Pad (I think the paper pad is retired) before placing it on top of the Stacking Drawer Diecut and running it through the Diecut Machine. I put it together according to the directions on the packaging.

I cut flowers and leaves from the same paper pad using the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts and shaped with a Stylus. I fussy cut two doilies from one of the cardstocks and two strips of patterned cardstock.

 Before adhering the strips of patterned cardstock around the cover I added cording, long enough to tie into a bow, around one side of the cover. I glued the doilies on top of along with the flowers, leaves and bows I made out of sewing thread. To finish off the flowers I added glossy dots and sequins to the center of each flower.

I dressed up the inside of the drawer with pink trim…I made a couple of mistakes which I won’t point out…that covered those and no one is the wiser. ūüė¨

I packed all sorts of goodies inside since this is for a swap I am in…I should have taken a photo of all the things before packing it I know. But if I had unpacked it I would have never¬†got it all fit back in the drawer. ūüė≥ ¬†Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog and see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has been up to.¬†You can find this month’s blog posts¬†HERE¬†and HERE.
SUPPLIES:

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Stacking Drawer Diecut
Eileen Hull: Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Jillibean Soup: Best of Jillibean Soup Paper Collection
Cording
Thread
 Pink Trim
Glossy Dots 
Sequins

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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

Magical

Hi everyone! With thoughts of cooler weather around the corner I wanted to share a winter card I had actually created for a magazine call and since it wasn’t selected I thought why not share. ¬†ūüôā
I started out with a folded 6″x6″ piece of Blue Bliss Thickstock from Canvas Corp. It prefect for all of the heavy embellishments I used on the card since it is thicker than normal cardstock. ¬†

I layered a variety of different wintery cardstocks on the front of the card and then added an actual snowflake Christmas ornament along with this adorable chipboard snowman from Canvas Corp. This set of 49 wintery chipboard pieces are in the shop for only $2.25. Love me a good bargain!!! ūüôā

I finished it off with tulle, tiny felt snowflake and other embellishments. The magical banner was from a rub on that at the moment I can’t remember what company…this is what happens when you start getting old…if I do I will update. ūüėČ
If you have any questions please let me know.

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

Welcome Little Star

Hi everyone! ¬†I created this baby card for a magazine call but it wasn’t selected so I thought why not share. ūüôā I folded a piece of mint green cardstock to create a 4″x5 1/2″ card base. I added ¬†some scraps of patterned scrapbook paper to the base.

The chipboard stars I painted in white, yellow and mint green. Let dry and then applied Mod Podge and sprinkled glitter to the each of those. The sentiment is from the Little Star set from Fancy Pants which I stamped onto a piece of patterned scrapbook paper. I¬†finished off the card with two little pearl dew drops. Easy peasy card if I do say so myself. ūüôā If you have any questions please let me¬†know.
Also I am submitting this card for the following challenge: Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #170.

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

Altered Pages: Hope is the Thing with Feathers

Hi everyone!¬†I’m here to share an art journal page I created using a junk mail envelope as a base for my page. I used some of the awesome collage images that are on the AlteredPages site and we are cross promoting ¬†Leaky Shed’s¬†assortment of chipboard dies this¬†month too.

For more details on how I created this art journal page stop over at the Altered Pages blog and check it out!

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