An Aspen Christmas Tag

Hi everyone! You know Christmas is only a few months away right? And since it is my favorite holiday I had to created a little pastel Christmas tag for Blank Page Muse using the Aspen Creepy Cute Kid Rubber Stamp.

I placed the girl stamp onto MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with waterproof Black Ink and stamped the image onto a piece of Watercolor Paper. I used an assortment of watercolors and colored pencil to fill in the girl before fussy cutting the image out.

I cut out two, one of each designs, pink and white striped and polka dots tags from the Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits. I inked the edges and dug out scraps of patterned cardstock to make banners before adhering to the tag along with the girl image.

I dug into my stash of diecuts and added a holly diecut, thread bows and pearl sprays to the corner of the tag. To finish I adhered Pom Pom Trim to the bottom and Hot Pink Ribbon to the top of the tag.

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Supplies

Blank Page Muse: Aspen Creepy Cute Kid Rubber Stamp

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black Ink

Watercolor Paper

Watercolors

Colored Pencils

Watercolor Brush

Scissors

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Patterned Cardstocks

Gwen Studios: Pom Pom Trim

Gwen Studios: Hot Pink Ribbon

Paper Cutter

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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Christmas Memories Journal

Hey everyone! I’m back this week to share my project for Eileen Hull and the theme for this month is Season’s Greetings. Next month over in Eileen Hull’s Fan Club we are doing a Comfort and Joy Journal (December Daily) project with prompts and I decided I would at least get my journal cover cut out and decorated. (Trying to be a head of the game) I used the Journal Diecut for my project along with a couple other diecuts.

I cut a file folder down, still folded, to fit on top of the Journal Diecut and placed slightly past the cutting blade of the diecut (so I could have the spine intact) and run through the Diecut Machine.

This is how the cover looks once cut.

I re-enforced the spine on the outside and inside with patterned cardstock.

I adhered double mats of cardstock to the front and back covers and added a double matted banner to the lower corner of the front cover. I applied an Adhesive Sheet to a scrap of cardstock, cut the Christmas sentiment out from the Holiday Blessings Christmas Phrases Diecuts, added the “memories” sticker from the Big Chat Sticker Pad to the banner along with the Christmas diecut. I cut a piece of the puffy wreath sticker to look like it was behind the banner and added to the banner. I cut out the holly and berries from the Funky Festive Diecut Set and placed on the corner of the memories sticker.

I did add elastic cording to the spine and placed some cardstocks, wrapping paper, notebook paper, etc. but that could change. I haven’t decided if I’m going to add more pages or if I will move the pages around. I guess just what and see what I come up with. 😉

If you have any questions about this project please let me know. Also if you haven’t checked out what the rest of Eileen’s Inspiration Team has created you can find those posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journal Diecut

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheet

Sizzix/Jen Long: Holiday Blessings Christmas Phrases Diecuts

Tim Holtz: Big Chat Sticker Pad

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Funky Festive Diecut Set

Elastic Cording

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Crop-A-Dile

Various Plain and Patterned Cardstocks

File Folder

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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

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. 😊 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)
 
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. 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!

 

Snowmen and Mittens Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop with Eileen Hull!

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to share a peek at my project for Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop! Full reveal /blog post of my project will be later this month.
Be sure to check out the creative ways the Inspiration and Education Teams have used the Mitten and Snowman dies! We hope that you will be inspired too and share how you use the dies in the Eileen Hull Fan Club.
But wait- there’s more- the Release Party continues! You won’t want to miss the Facebook Live at Eileen Hull Designs at 12:00 noon Eastern time on Wednesday, July 1! Join the chat- and a random commenter will win the Snowman die. We are so glad you joined us to celebrate the Chapter 3 release.
Please hop with us through all of the projects and leave comments on the different designers’ blogs. A lucky commenter will win the Mitten Box die…
Supplies Used

Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Christmas Box Snowman Diecut
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Patterned 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 Eileen Hull, Sizzix and Scrapbook.com Products. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Christmas Planner Pages Before the Pen

Hi everyone! Tomorrow is the big day! Are you ready for Christmas? I am barely. 😉  But I did have time to work in my travelers notebook for this weeks before the pen planner pages using an assortments of stamps from Blank Page Muse. For all the details and how to’s you can find my Blank Page Muse blog post HERE.

Supplies 

Various Inks
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Red Flatback Pearls
Yellow Glossy Dot
Clear Glitter Glue
Circle 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 Addiction to Paper Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s feature is Blank Page Muse Products. 

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

Poinsettia Gift Box

Hi everyone! I’m back with my second project of the month for Momenta! Since Christmas is only nine days away I thought I would share a quick and easy gift box that can be mass produced.
I started by running the Baker’s Box Cutting Template through the Freestyle Diecutting and Embossing Machine. I cut two diecuts out of Kraft Cardstock.  
I folded and adhered the tabs and the bottom to create the box.
From scraps of cardstock from the Metallic Ink Paper Pad I cut four poinsettia, two holly and a couple leaf sprigs. 
To create one flower I shaped two flowers and one holly with a Stylus. I adhered one flower on top of the other, added the holly and a leaf sprig to the back. I used a circle punch and punched a circle from one of the scraps of cardstock from the Peony Paper Pad and glued to the flower. I finished off by adding a sequin and glossy dot to the center of the flower and I did a messy loop of thread and glued behind the flower. 
I adhered the finished poinsettia to the upper corner of the lid of the box. From my stash I added the Merry Christmas sentiment next to the flower.

As you can see there is plenty of room to add candy or even a small gift.  As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.  If you aren’t following Momenta on their different social medias you can find them at:

 Supplies

Momenta:Baker’s Box Cutting Template 
Momenta: Merry Christmas Tree Embossing Folder and Christmas Diecuts
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Thread
Sequins
Gems
Circle 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 Addiction to Paper Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Momenta Products. 


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

Season’s Greetings Truck Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone! I am back with my first project of the month for Momenta! It is hard to believe that in less that 20 days Christmas will be here…YIKES! I am in full crazy mode trying to get everyone bought for, put the tree up and decorate. If you are like me you need quick craft projects that can be whipped out in a hurry. Well, here is a quick gift card holder project that takes 30 minutes or less to complete. 
I found this Happy Holiday Truck Cut and Emboss Diecuts at my locate Tuesday Morning. I cut two truck diecuts from a sheet of red cardstock from the Metallic Ink Paper Pad using the Freestyle Diecutting and Embossing Machine. The wheels I used a scrap of black cardstock (placed a scrap of an Adhesive Sheet on the back side of the black scrap of cardstock) from the same paper pad and placed over the wheels of the die and cut out. I did a little fussy cutting around the wheels, removed the backing from the adhesive sheet and place each black wheel on top of the wheels of the truck.
I lightly inked around the edges of the truck diecuts with a red chalk ink. Next I cut out the railings, happy holidays sentiment and packages in white cardstock for the truck (2 times for each)  and adhered both railings to each truck diecut.
Before gluing the packages to either side of the truck I inked over the edges with the red chalk ink and added a little washi tape to the top. Before adhering the bottom of the truck diecuts together I cut out two trees and adhered to the truck bed. Lastly I inked over the edges of the Happy Holidays sentiment and added to the truck bed along with a gift card.
As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.  If you aren’t following Momenta on their different social medias you can find them at:
Supplies

Momenta: Happy Holiday Truck Cut and Emboss Diecuts
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Red and Green Chalk Ink 
Washi Tape

(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 Momenta Products. 

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

Mini Snowflake Journal

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with my second project of the month for Momenta and I thought since Christmas is oh so close I would create a micro journal with a leftover needle book diecut that I had cut out in leather. Also have you been by Hobby Lobby and seen all of Momenta’s newest Christmas/Holiday diecuts and embossing folders?!?!? If not you need to make a special trip just to get some of these fabulous diecuts and embossing folders!


As I stated I had a leftover needle book diecut that I had cut from leather and I decided I wanted to try and use part of the Let it Snow embossing folder and the snowflake diecut to emboss the leather. I spritzed the areas that I was going to emboss/add diecut with water and placed the bottom edge of the journal and the belly band into the embossing folder (emboss snowflakes only) and run through the Diecut Machine. I completed the same steps for the snowflake diecut too. For people that don’t have access to leather or would like to created this journal out of cardstock the size is 5″x3 5/8″.
In the spine I added a total of four eyelets with the Crop-A-Dil. I ran the Hot Pink Elastic through the eyelet holes and the belly band and tied off.
Then I cut a piece of patterned cardstock from the Peony Paper Pad to 3 1/8″x4″ and several piece of notebook paper slightly smaller than the cover. I punched two holes in the spine and sewed the notebook paper inside of the cover.
I punched out a Scalloped Circle from the same paper pad and adhered to the front of the notebook and cut a snowflake diecut out and added to the scalloped circle along with a sequin and gem.

I also cut four star diecuts out and adhered them back to back at the ends of the twine that I had tied off inside of the notebook and added a gem to the center of each one.
 I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed creating it! If you have any questions please let me know.
Also if you’re not following Momenta on their social networks you can find them on Facebook, Instagram, twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.
Supplies

Momenta: Diecut Machine
Momenta: Peony Paper Pad
Momenta: Let it Snow Embossing Folder with Diecuts
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Eileen Hull: Needle Book Diecut (retired)
Eyelets
Gems
Sequin
Notebook Paper
Twine

(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 Momenta Products. 

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

Have a Merry "Sloth-mas" Gift Box

Hi everyone and welcome to the Pocket Notebook Release Party! This is Eileen Hull’s newest book die with Sizzix. 

On the die, you get all of the pieces you need to make an entire book-the cover, pages, latch and pen loop! The Pocket Notebook measures 6 3/4” x 4 1/2” with a spine that can adjust from of 3/8” to almost 2”! String it with elastic, hemp, ribbon or twine. So many option for this fun die!

Eileen’s Inspiration and Educator teams have combined to show us their amazing Pocket Notebook ideas. Please follow the Blog Hop to see all of the fabulous projects, techniques and videos! There are also two GIVEAWAYS- the Pocket Notebook die and a gift certificate for Eileen’s Etsy store. To enter to win, leave a comment on each of the posts. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 8 on Eileen’s Facebook Live show.

For my project instead of doing the normal notebook I decided I wanted to do something a little different. I chose to make a gift box with an elastic closure. I know this looks a little hard but in reality it is easy peasy to create!

I started by covering both sides of Chipboard with Adhesive Sheets. Once I completed that step I added patterned cardstock from the Cozy and Bright Paper Pad and cut two of the covers from the Pocket Notebook Diecut and the larger “panel”  from the Make It 3D Diecut (retired).
I cut the “panel” in half, four inches each piece, with a Paper Cutter and folded the tabs in.
I adhered both “panels” tabs to the inside cover of the pocket notebook diecut.
Next I adhered the other cover to the other side of the “panel”.
I adhered the spine/bottom together and covered the sides with more patterned cardstock (I wanted cleaner edges and to cover the holes in the spine). 
I covered chipboard with adhesive sheets on both sides and applied patterned cardstock to both sides and cut “flaps”/spines from the Pocket Notebook Diecut. One flap is 1 7/8″ wide from the fold and I used a corner on the edges of the flap. The second flap is 1 1/2″ wide from the fold. I folded/rounded the edges of both spines.
I adhered the 1 1/2″ to the back side of the box.
The 1 7/8″ spine I lined up will the center hole after applying adhesive.

I added ric rac around the flap of the box.
I added velcro to the inside.
And before adding an Elastic Closure through the center hole on the flap I fussy cut one of the sloths out and adhered to the corner.
I gathered all my Christmasy seam binding, thread, jute, a bell and flowers and added to the corner of the flap.

Also from the same paper pad I cut out two tags and added those to the seam binding.
There you have it! Easy Peasy Christmas gift box using the Pocket Notebook Diecut! I am definitely going to make more of these to have on hand to put my Christmas presents in.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Pocket Notebook Diecut 
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Make It 3D Diecut (retired)
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Ric Rac
Seam Binding
Velcro
Flowers
Bell
Thread, Cording and Green Jute

(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 Eileen Hull and Sizzix Products. 
Now for all the fun stuff! As stated earlier in this blog post there will be two giveaways-the new Pocket Notebook Diecut and a gift certificate to Eileen’s blog. So be sure to comment and follow. 😊

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ClearSnap: Peace, Joy and Love Tag

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great New Year’s Day! I’m back with a tag I had originally created for Christmas but I figured it could pass as a wintery tag too.

I started by inking a glass tray with Fruit Punch Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink, adding water to ink and placing the tag into the ink mixture. Once the Tag is completely covered with ink I removed and let dry. I inked the Swirls Molding Mat with Peony Ink from the Enchantment Petal Point Ink Pad and randomly stamped the tag with the Swirls Molding Mat. I cleaned the molding mat and inked with the Mint Ink from the Enchantment Petal Point Ink Pad and randomly stamp the tag.

I placed the Snowflake Stamp from the Cookies Clear Stamps onto the Acrylic Block and ink with Clear Top Boss Embossing Stamp and stamp the snowflake several times onto the tag. Add Opalescent Embossing Powder and set with a heat tool. I stamped more Snowflakes with Clear Top Embossing Pad and add White Embossing Powder and set with a Heat Tool.

I placed the words “Peace”, “Joy” and “Love” from the Cookie Clear Stamp Set onto an acrylic block and inked with Mint Ink from the Enchantment Petal Point Ink Pad. Next I stamped onto a piece of White Cardstock, cut out and edges each word with Mint Ink.
I placed the amp stamp onto the acrylic block, inked with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink, stamped onto a piece of cardstock and fussy cut the amp stamped image out.

I adhered the “Peace”, “Joy”, “Love” and amp images onto the tag and added sequins to the centers of each of the white embossed snowflakes. As always if you have questions please let me know.

I cut three 8 inch pieces of white and aqua lace and aqua cording and tied off all pieces at the top of the tag with white twine I glued a button to the lace and cording.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!