Jute Halloween Pocket Candy Holder

Hi everyone! Has the weather started cooling off where you live? Here, we are in the lower 80’s but the nights are starting to fill more Fall like so it won’t be long before I’ll be wearing layers and complaining about the cold weather. LOL ūüôā
Well, I am here today to share a Halloween project I created several months ago but wasn’t able to share until now.

Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team had teamed up with Crescent this past Summer and we got to play with samples of Jute Matboard (you can find this in full sheets 32″x40″ in custom framing shops art stores). For my project I thought the black jute¬†mat board would make a great Halloween project.¬†

I started by cutting a Flower Pocket diecut from the jute matboard and from patterned cardstock (to line the inside of the pocket).

I cut the Medallions diecut out twice from patterned cardstock and put together according to the directions. I added thread, twine along with button, sequin and a Dew Drop to the medallion before adhering it to the corner of the pocket.

The other corner I added a jack o lantern sticker from my stash and finished off with sequins, flower, dew drop and thread.

I can either add candy (which I have none on hand…lol) or use it to keep all of my Halloween goodies in one place. ūüôā
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Witch Candy Box

Hi everyone! Today I am here to share my Inspiration Team project this month for Eileen Hull. This month’s theme is Halloween and Holidays and I decided to try and create a little witch¬†from the Cookie Box diecut to hold candy in.¬†

First I cut the cookie box from Mat Board and assembled according to directions.  I used black mat board which is no longer available from Sizzix but you can paint or cover with cardstock.

For the hat I cut from Purple Crackle Glitter Cardstock a Cone diecut ( and assembled) a Scalloped Circle¬†and a 1 1/2″x4″ piece of Halloween Stripe Glitter Cardstock (I used the lime green side of the cardstock) for the face.

I centered the cone in the middle of the scalloped circle die  and adhered to the scalloped circle. I cut a two inch wide piece of black tulle and tied around the cone to create a band. Next I cut out several Romance Flowers diecuts from Orange Crackle Glitter Cardstock and lightly wet, crinkled and let dry before putting together. I added a Dew Drop to the center of a few of the flowers.
I cut a Spring Leave diecut from the Moss Green Glitter Cardstock, lightly wet, shaped and let dry. I¬†used the Twist and Style Craft Tool to create some “twigs” and then I adhered everything to the brim of the hat.

Next I cut several 1/4″ strips of Black Bats Glitter Cardstock, crinkled and adhered to either side of the witch’s face.¬†


For the face I used white sequins, Men’s Dew Drops, a green gem for the eyes and nose. The mouth I punched out a small scalloped¬†circle and then used a circle to punch out a small section that looks like teeth.

There you have it my little witch candy holder. If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

For more inspiration be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog and check out the other team members projects which can be found HERE and HERE.

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

Tsunami Rose Designs: Christmas List Cards

Hi everyone! Today over on the Tsunami Rose Designs blog I have three cards I created using the Christmas List and Big Elements #10 Christmas Pack printables. For a closer look at these cards you can find the post HERE.

For more inspiration from the design Team check out Tsunami Rose Designs blog, join the Facebook group HERE or if you need to buy printables hop on over to the Tsunami Rose Designs Etsy Shop.
As always if you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Fall Fairy on Wheels

Hi everyone! I am here to share my project I created for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team. This month we are showing how to use the Twist and Style Tool.¬†You can do all sorts of fun things with¬†this tool…jewelry, create stems for flowers, etc.

For my project I started by cutting from Matboard the “drawer” from the Candy Box Drawer diecut. I embossed the drawer with Honeycomb Embossing Folder and¬†spritzed both sides with the following Tattered Angels mists: Walnut Gold, Bronze and Tattered Leather. I then put the drawer¬†together according to directions.

Next I cut four 8 inches of 20 gauge jewelry wire, folded in half and put each end through the button holes. To use the Twist and Style tool you can watch the how to video HERE.

Once I got all the buttons and wire twisted I cut the wire down to fit the bottom of the drawer to create wheels which I adhered to the drawer.

I printed a little girl image that I had found on the Land of Nod blog (which has since been deleted :-(). I fussy cut the little girl out, used butterfly wings from my stash, added a little Stickles to the wings and then adhered together and then placed in the drawer box.

I cut a Rosette from specialty paper, adhered to the top of the drawer a long with a small bead.

I twisted a few copper color wire on the Twist and Style tool and then I wrapped the wire around a small dow.

I added moss, a mini pinecone with an assortment of flower and leaf punches to the inside to finish off my little drawer on wheels.

Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog¬†to see what the Inspiration Team has created this month. You can see their projects: HERE, HERE and HERE¬†and as¬†always if you have any questions please let me know.

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

Eileen Hull: Party Flower Gift Bags

Hi everyone! I’m here to share my Inspiration Team project this month for Eileen Hull and this month’s theme is party planning. I have had this set of gift bags I had bought at Target in the Dollar spot laying around and thought wouldn’t it be nice to dress them up with some flowers???

So I cut a set of Romance Flowers Diecuts from white cardstock and painted all with watercolors and let dry.

I shaped slightly with a stylus and adhered a button and dew drop to the center and cut three Spring Leaves Diecuts (one for the other gift bag). I shaped both leaves and glued one to the back of the flowers along with twine and gold metallic thread. Once all that was dry I adhered the flower to the corner of the gift bag.

 I cut three sets of Heart and Soul Flower Diecuts out, shaped, glued together and add a button to the center. 

Next I added two Spring Leaves Diecuts and gold metallic thread to the back of the flower.

Now these little gift bags are all dressed up and ready for gift giving!

If you have missed some of the other design teams awesome party ideas be sure to hop over to Eileen’s blog and see all their craftiness.
If you have any questions about these projects please let me know.

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

Beacon Adhesives: Hello Beautiful Flip Book

Hi everyone! It’s me, Tonya and I am back with another project for the Beacon Adhesive Pop Up!

This time I created a flip book from a variety of products from DCWV and DecoArt. I used the file diecut from the 7gypsies: Gypsy Files Stamp and Diecut Collection (discontinued) and cut four file diecuts from Paint & Create Card Set and the Cut A Part sheet from the Classy Copper Collection.

I dug out several of my punches and using cardstock from the Mixed Media 6″x6″ Pad from DCWV.¬†

I embellished with leftover scraps from the card and Classy Copper Collection.

The card I cut and created files out of I dipped an empty toilet paper roll into Deco Art Teal Mint paint and randomly stamped circles on the front and back of each file.

Once the paint was dry on the two files I used the little set of water colors and splattered paint on the front and back and let dry.

I punched a small hole in the top of each tab and ran twine though and tied off with a bow.

The little girl images are from the Land of Nob blog which is no longer available. I printed out each and fussy cut out.

I used scraps of lace and trim that I had stashed away along with thread and of course I used my trusty bottle of Zip Dry Adhesive. ūüôā

This is the first attempt at trying to make a flip book and I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Beacon Adhesives: Stay Classy Beautiful Card

Hi everyone! It’s me Tonya and I am super to excited to be part of the Pop Up with Beacon Adhesive. DCWV, DecoArt and Favor Crafts!

I started with the Classy Copper Premium Pad from DCWV for this card that I created. I cut and folded a piece of patterned cardstock to a 6″x6″ base for the card. I then cut a¬†different¬† 6″x5″ piece of patterned cardstock, distressed the edges, inked and adhered to the base of the card. The pink¬†verbiage cardstock I punched with a decorative punch and added to the base.

The woman image I found on The Land of Nod blog which is no longer there or I would include the link to the blog. I printed the image, fussy cut out but before adhering the image to the base. I cut a scalloped diecut from Beaded Circles from Spellbinders which I glued to the back of a doily and then added off center of the card.

I cut a banner from the copper embossed cardstock (so in love with the copper) and one of the cut a parts and I cut from the pink verbiage cardstock beautiful and used my favorite go to Zip Dry adhesive to glue everything together.

The lace, trim and button I used 3 in 1 adhesive since it is a quick drying glue. No holding everything in place while I waited for it to dry.

I finished off the card with sequins and a dew drop and now it is ready to give to one of my sweet and beautiful friends. If you have any questions about this card please let me know.

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

Flowering Friendship Container

Hi everyone! I am back to share another project using Eileen Hull’s newest Paper Flower Party Collection!¬†I wanted to decorate a container and fill it with goodies for a friend so I started with this empty container.

I measured and cut patterned cardstock to fit but my container was slightly bigger than the cardstock so I cut a small strip to cover the empty space.¬†Since I’m adding an initial¬†over the strip of cardstock it won’t be¬†noticeable.

Next I cut out flowers and leaves from the following diecuts: Rolled Flower 3 PK, Romance Flower and Spring Leaves.

I inked the edges of the flowers and shaped with a stylus.

I started with the smallest petal section of the flower and started rolling and shaping as I went. Once I got the flower the way I wanted I glued together.

Next I added trim and the letter to the front of the container along with some punched flowers, Dew Drops and a button.

The lid of the container I adhered a doily and the Rolled Flower 3 PK and added two of the larger leaves to the flower along with a couple of buttons and a dew drop to the center of the flower.

I adhered gathered tulle and twine in the bare spots of the lid.

The yellow flowers are from the Romance Flower diecut I wadded up four of the flowers and then added a brad to the center of the flower and then shaped.

The other two yellow Romance Flower diecuts I wadded up and then flattened back out, folded in half and rolled to create a flower bud.

I added the smaller spray of leaves from the¬†Spring Leaves¬†diecut to the rolled flowers and finished off with pearl sprays and two pearl pins.¬†Now all I¬†have to do is fill it up with goodies. ūüôā

For more inspiration from the rest of the design team be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog!
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating! 

Flower Party Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share with you my project using Eileen Hull’s newest collection of diecuts and embossing folders that have been released this month. I’ve been watching videos on YouTube and came across this¬†video from Debbie-Anne of Ephemera’s Vintage Garden turning file folders into junk journals and decided¬†Eileen’s diecuts would make great embellishments for a journal.

From the Romance Diecut I cut a variety of flower shapes from fabric, tulle and felt (twelve total).

I layered the flower and secured it with a brad.

Also I used a brad with a large flat surface so I could adhere buttons, sequin and a Dew Drop to the top of it. I cut two leaves from the Spring Leaves Diecut in felt. Adhered to the back of the flower along with lace, ribbon and Ric Rac.

I cut the ends off of a file folder so it would be nine inches high (plus I wanted the tab to be in the center of the journal). I scored 1/4 inch on either side of the fold of the file folder to create a spine. Then I measured six inches from the fold on the spine on either side and scored again. This creates a pocket for inside the front cover and the flap that will cover part of the outside cover.

Next I gathered a variety of “junk” for the pages in my journal. I used graph paper, book/music pages, envelope, cardstock, calendar page, etc. for a total of fifteen papers for the inside of the journal. I folded the papers in half and measured and poked small holes 1 3/4 inches apart down the center of the fold.

I sewed all the papers together.  

Next I tied off and then stitched the pages into the cover of the file folder.

The inside pocket I folded a piece of cardstock in half, rounded the edges and cut the fancy diecut from the Square Box Diecut as a tag pull for the pull out. Also I embossed Leather Paper with the Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder, inked over the raised area and cut to fit the inside tab and outside tab. I glued cardstock and a strip of embossed leather paper to the front and punched a small hole in the tab and added the fabric flower before adhering the other embossed paper leather to the inside cover.

Next I cut two of each of the following from these diecuts: Candy Drawer (cover) and Square Box. I embossed the candy drawer covers with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.

On the inside of the journal the flap of the envelope I folded each square box two inches at the bottom  and glued  on each side to create a pocket. Next adhered both to either side of the flap. 

Both of the candy drawer covers I folded the “v” end over and inked the edges and added a strip of cardstock to the center of each one.
I also cut flowers from the Pansy Diecut and a set of leaves from the Spring Leaves Diecut. I adhered those to the top of each tag along with a sequin and dew drop.

I cut from the Heart and Soul Flower Diecut a couple of the smallest flowers and adhered to the envelope. The envelope will be a great place to add journaling cards or little keepsakes. The bright and cheery yellow page I embossed with the Lace Medallions Embossing Folder. 

I had actually folded the pieces of cardstock¬†in half¬†before running it through the machine to emboss…texture on both pages. ūüôā

To finish off the journal I cut a forty-four inch piece of seam binding and folded in half. I worked the seam binding under the flower and then tied it off. All that has to be done is wrap the seam binding around the journal and then wrap around the flower to keep it closed.

There you have my project using Eileen Hull’s diecuts and embossing folders and since I’m a flowery type of gal I know I am going to have a¬†blast creating with all these! Also be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to see what everyone is up to. You can find past blog posts from¬†the¬†Inspiration Team HERE, HERE and HERE using¬†the Paper Flower Party Collection.
As always if you have any questions about this project please be sure to let me know.

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