Hey Friend Card

Hi everyone! As I’m slowly getting back into the swing of crafting, from a busy couple of months of things pertaining to family and all things summer, I want to share a card I created for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team! This month’s theme is cards and I used the Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits along with a few other dies, embossing folder and thinlits by Eileen. So let’s get started!

I originally was going to cover a per-cut card base with the Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit and do the usual decorating. But when I I placed the Thinlits onto the piece of glittered cardstock ( I ran the die through the machine two times) it didn’t cut through. Instead of tossing I decided I would fold in half and create a card base. I did back the inside with a piece of light pink cardstock before decorating the front.

Next I cut out the circle from the Ornament Box Diecut and embossed with the Woven Leather 3D Embossing Folder. I lightly inked over the raised areas before adhering to the card base.

I dug into my big stash of scraps and cut out flowers, wreath and leaf sprigs from the following thinlits: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits. I placed Foam Pop Dots onto the back of two strips of patterned cardstock and placed onto the card base.

Next I glued a piece of wood looking cardstock under the raised patterned cardstock along with the wreath die.

I shaped the flowers and leaf sprigs with a Stylus and adhered to the card base.

I added Glossy Dots to the centers of each flower. Also I printed, cut and chalked the edges of a “Hey Friend!” sentiment and placed onto the card to finish.

If you haven’t stopped by Eileen’s blog lately you can find the latest posts from Inspiration and Educator Teams HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Woven Leather 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

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

Diecut Machine

Foam Pop Dots

Stylus

Glossy Dots

Various Patterned and Plain Cardstocks

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesives

(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, Scrapbook.com and Cherry on Top Products. 

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

Here’s the “Skinny” on Eileen Hull’s Chapter Three Release

“I am so excited to share Eileen Hull’s Chapter 3 Sizzix die collection! Each piece in the set stands alone but also coordinates with the others to make a truly versatile and valuable addition to your collection.

The Card Caddy Diecut can hold cards or can be turned into a unique journal. I love the shape of this box and it goes together so quickly- also fun to decorate! It will hold cards up to 5 1/4″ wide.

The ScoreBoards Skinny Mini Book Box is a really great size- it measures 6 3/4″ x 4″ with an adjustable built in spine from 3/8″ to 2 1/4″. This die may be used to create a book by die cutting two covers OR a box if you add the side pieces to the covers. If you add the box supports, it will hold mini-slimline size cards.

The Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits will cut a cool star pattern that perfectly covers the front of the Skinny Mini book or the front of a slimline card. And you can also expand the size of the design to create a whole page pattern.

The 3D folder is called Woven Leather and it looks so realistic! Makes a great background for cards, journal pages or covers.

Below I’m sharing a sneak peek of my upcoming project with the complete reveal later on in the month. Can you tell what was used from the Chapter 3 release?

The Inspiration and Educator teams has been busy creating lots of samples so please make sure to read the Eileen Hull’s blog (which you can find HERE) and be watching social media to see their makes!

Also there will be prizes! Make sure to post your answer in the comments on the Facebook/YouTube live. Are you ready? Here’s the question: “Which is your favorite Ch. 3 die and what would you make with it?” Be specific- inquiring minds want to know!

Chapter 3 Release

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Book Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Card Caddy Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Woven Leather 3D Embossing Folder

(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!

Little Home Mini Album

Hi everyone! I’m back with a quick little little album I created a couple of months ago. I had received the Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits and if you know me I can’t just make what the dies are intended to be used for. When I created this I didn’t do any step out photos because I wasn’t even sure I could make it work. I did create another album with steps last month. If you would like to take a look at that post it can be found HERE.

I used the Carousel 6″x8″ Paper Pad for the cover. As well as some of the scraps from this pad where used for the inside pages and embellishments.

I cut out four of the smaller “frames”, folded the flaps (to the inside) and glued both flaps together to create a pocket for the front and back of the cover. The larger flaps I glued together to create the spine for the mini album. I punched holes, added eyelets and strung elastic cording through the holes and tied off inside.

I decorated the cover with and assortment of thinlits and one diecut which included: Shadow Box Elements, Snail Mail, Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers and Scallop Border Movers and Shapers Diecut (retired). Also I used the scalloped die to create the “roof” for the cover of the album. I side note I did cut out several houses, flowers, vines and leaves from all the little bits of scraps of cardstock I had laying around. I figured if I didn’t use it all on this project I would eventually use it on something else.

I did cut out two tags for each cover pocket. I added a Tag reinforcer (Waterfall Card and Tag Thinlits) to the top each tag along with a bit of seam binding.

The inside pages I cut and placed under the elastic cording and proceeded to decorate with the extra houses, flowers, leaves, etc, thinlits that I had cut out a head of time.

I forgot to added I also cut several leaf sprigs from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and used through album.

If you haven’t checked out Eileen Hull’s blog lately, the theme this month is all about using those little scraps of cardstock! You can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail Thinlits

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

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall Card and Tag Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Scallop Border Movers and Shapers Diecut (retired)

Maggie Holmes: Carousel 6″x8″ Paper Pad

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Stylus

Eyelets

Crop-A-Dile

Scraps of Cardstock

Elastic Cording

Gems, Lace and Seaming Binding

Beacon Adhesives: 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 Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Listen to Your Heart

Hi everyone! I want to share a card I created with you all today. At Christmas I received a craft box as a gift that had an assortment of card blanks, patterned cardstock, diecuts, stickers, etc. in it. I finally dug out one of the card blanks and decided to decorate it and this is what I created.

First off I used a Paisley Embossing Folder (I found this at Joann’s) and placed the front half of the card in the folder and ran through the Diecut Machine. Next I inked over the raised edges with an assortment of chalk inks.

There was a sheet of floral cardstock that I fussy cut several of the flowers and foliage out. I also dug into my stash of cardstock scraps and adhered to the front of the card. I placed Foam Pop Dots to the back of the sentiment and placed onto the front along with the fussy cut images.

I finished by adding gems to the sentiment tag and the center of one of the flowers and adding lace, loops of thread and Stickles to the berries.

There you have it! Hopefully soon…I’ll get around to creating something else from this craft box.

Supplies

Card Blanks

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Diecut Machine

Paisley Embossing Folder

Foam Pop Dots

Various Colors of Chalk Inks

Stickles

Lace, Thread and Gems

Beacon Adhesives: 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 Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Listen Up Bird Mini Album

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with another project for Eileen Hull. If you didn’t know the theme this month on her blog is Birds, Nests and Eggs and I actually was able to finish a mini album in a bird theme using the Shadow Box Frames Set 1 Thinlits. Last week I shared a Butterfly Boy Tag as a substitute project since this has been a crazy month and wasn’t sure I would be able to crank out a bird project. But I did so let’s get started.

I cut out four of the “frames” in patterned cardstock.

I folded the smallest “tab” on all the “frames” and adhered those together along with the larger tabs to the inside of the larger tab. The larger tab will become the spine of the album.

I glued the fronts and the backs of the frames together to create the front and back covers of the album.

I cut a piece of patterned cardstock the width of the spine and then “butted” the larger tabs together and adhered the strip of patterned cardstock over the tabs. Next I cut to fit and put together the Bookbinding Thinlit and glued onto the inside of the spine. I cut out a total of eight frames, cut the larger tab off of each frames, folded the smaller tab and adhered each frame together to create four pages. Those were then glued to each “hinge” on the inside of the spine.

Now for the fun! I dug into my stash of embellishments along with using the flowers, leaves and sprigs from the Folio Page Pocket and Flower, Shadow Box Elements and Wreath and Snowflakes Thinlits and decorated each page.

I used label diecuts from the Full Size Journal Diecut, Bookplate, Hinges and Label Thinlits (retired) and flowers from theShadow Box Elements Thinlits. Also I stamped the “listen up” sentiment and a label from the Making Plans Stamp Set and used an assortment of embellishments to decorate the cover.

If you haven’t stopped by Eileen’s blog to see what her Inspiration and Educator Teams have been up to you can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 1 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookbinding Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflakes Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookplate, Hinges and Label Thinlits (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Making Plans Stamp Set

Diecut Machine

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Various Embellishments

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Gems, Fltaback Pearls, Lace and Threads

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesives: 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!

The Wandering Butterfly Boy

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s already the middle of the month and this is my first post! I’ve had a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on…some good and some not so good stuff…ugh! But anyways, I created a tag using some of Eileen Hull’s new and not so new thinlits and embossing folder. Also this month theme on Eileen’s blog is Birds, Nests and Eggs and even though my butterfly boy isn’t a bird (he has wings though and that kind of counts, right?) I wanted to share. So let’s get started!

I had a sheet of gel pressed cardstock leftover from the collab with Eileen Hull and Gel Press that I cut into a tag. You can find those posts HERE and HERE. I embossed the tag with the Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder, lightly inked over the raised areas with a Dark Blue Chalk Ink, added two of the “stamp” dies from the Snail Mail Thinlit, along with a strip of patterned cardstock and a circle punch which I folded around the side of the tag.

Next I rolled up and distressed two pieces of patterned cardstock and “roughing up” the edges and inked. I adhered both to the top edge of the stamp die and added loops of thread and inked up cheese cloth. I used the flowers and vine from the Shadow Box Elements, flowers and leaf sprig from the Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits along with gems for the center of the flowers to decorate the “logs”. I applied an Adhesive Sheet to the back of a scrap of cardstock and cut out the word “Wonder” from the Journaling Words Thinlits (retired).

I printed (the head and body in two different sizes) and fussy cut out both along with the butterfly wings and frog. I found this printable on Etsy and it’s called The Steampunk Fairy Boys and is by itKuPiLLiimaginarium. I added Foam Pop Dots to the back before placing onto the tag. I finished off by applying Stickles to the wings, cap and buttons on the boy’s jacket.

There you have it! If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog lately you can find the latest from the Inspiration and Educator Teams HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journaling Words Thinlits (retired)

Diecut Machine

Dark Blue Chalk Ink

itKuPiLLiimaginarium: The Steampunk Fairy Boys

Adhesive Sheet

Foam Pop Dots

Stickles

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Various Cardstocks

Thread and Cheese Cloth

Gems and Buttons

Beacon Adhesives: 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 Wednesday is great and enjoy creating!

Making Plans Release Party with Eileen Hull

Hi everyone! I’m back with a project I created using Eileen Hull’s newest stamp set called Making Plans with Maker Forte! This set of stamps has so many possibilities! From cards, tags, journals and so much more! I used these stamps on the cover of an unfinished album from a tutorial that Eileen shared on one of her Facebook Lives. Anyways, let’s get started!

I placed an assortment of the label stamps onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked and stamped onto Cream Cardstock and various patterned scraps of cardstock. I also inked up the “dream a little” sentiment stamp and stamped onto one of the labels I had already stamped. I fussy cut all of the labels out and what I don’t use now will be used in finishing the inside…the plan is to do a part two blog post later…so stay tuned!

I also used an assortment of diecuts/thinlits to decorate the cover: Shadow Box Frames Set 02 Thinlits, Shadow Box Frames Set 01 Thinlits, Shadow Box Elements Thinlits, Mandala Thinlit, Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits and Full Size Journal Diecut. Can you spot the diecuts I used?

The label stamps are so fun to layer! I had a “partial” label diecut from the Extra Large Journal Diecut that I layered with a bookplate and the “dream a little” sentiment, used water splatter rub ons (49 and Market) and more label stamps along with several flowers, leaves gems and thread loops to finish the cover.

Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog for more creativity from the Inspiration and Educator Teams and details on how you can purchase this stamp set. You can find the blog HERE.

Supplies

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Making Plans Stamp Set

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 02 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 01 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Cream Cardstock

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Diecut Machine

Gems, Sequins, Thread

Stylus

Paper Cutter

Scissors

itKuPiLLiimaginarium: Bunny Boys Dolls Printables

Beacon Adhesives: 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 Makers Forte, Eileen Hull, Sizzix and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Eileen Hull Ch 2 Reveal and a Little Sneak Peek

Hi everyone! It’s that time again for another release from Eileen Hull and Sizzix! Are you as excited as I am? I am only sharing a sneak peek of my project that I created with a full reveal later in the month. I had A LOT of fun with these new Thinlits and several other diecuts by Eileen! What doing you think? I can’t wait to share this project!

Have you noticed something different? There are no ScoreBoards dies in this collection! This Release includes two Shadowbox Frames Thinlits sets that also include some decorative flowers and shapes. The pieces may be used interchangeably to create square and rectangular frames. The Shadowbox Elements Thinlits set contains more decorative pieces to embellish your fames with but they may also be used on cards, tags and journals! Topping it off is the Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder that you will just have to have- the detail is absolutely incredible!

 This set of dies is very versatile since all of the components coordinate and work together so you can create endless combinations of projects in multiple sizes and shapes. The embossing folder creates a beautiful background for all of the scenes you might want to make, in addition to all the other uses you will find for it. 

Thanks for being open to new ways of creating!

GIVEAWAY: Comment on each participating designers blogs and during the live on Tuesday and let us know what you would create with these dies and you will be entered to win one of the items in the Chapter 2 release!

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Crochet Mandala Embossing Folder

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Sizzix: Making Essentials Cardstock Sheets

Adhesive Sheets

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Beacon Adhesives: 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!

New Eileen Hull Chapter One Release!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share a little sneak peek of my Chapter 1 release with you! This diecut collection is so versatile, practical and fun to embellish.

The Phone Stand, and XL Scoreboards die, is a MUST-you need one for every room! Make for yourself, family, friends, for gifts or to sell-the die cuts the stand in one pass and is very easy to assemble.

The Book Box can be used to make a book or a box that holds A-2 greeting cards. What a great way to package handmade cards…or a quick and easy book!

Add the Vintage Buttons Embossing Folder to create vintage backgrounds for cards, journals, pages and tags. The 3D effect is stunning when you add a little Luster Wax to bring out the highlights…

The Snail Mail Thinlits die cuts a postal pane that coordinates with two of Eileen’s Snail Mail Maker Forte Stamps. This die was designed to use on the front of a A-2 card!

The dies may be found in local scrapbook stores, online and Eileen’s ETSY Store.

Here is a couple of little peeks of my project and I will share the full reveal later this month so be sure to stop back by!

Stop by Eileen’s blog for more inspiration from the rest of her teams. You can find her blog HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Phone Stand Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Book Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Vintage Buttons Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Luster Wax

Mat Board

Adhesive Sheets

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

Paper Cutter

(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 day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Field Notes Journal

Hi everyone! After I short break from the holidays I’m back with a project I created for the collaborating between Eileen Hull’s teams and GelPress! This collab has been going on the whole month of January and at the end of this post I will share links for those posts.

I chose to use a cut out I had laying around from the Notebook Diecut-663635(retired).

I gathered up some stencils, acrylic paints along with the Gel Press Printing Plate and Brayer. I’m looking forward to trying the plate and the brayer since this will be the first time using these. So let’s get started!

First I applied dollops of paint to the plate and with the brayer covered the plate with the paint.

I placed the notebook diecut (cover side down), placed a piece of cardstock over the diecut and plate and with the brayer rolled over the diecut and plate. The photo below is just paint that’s been applied to the plate with no stencils. It’s kind of cool how the paint separated on the plate and left negative areas on the notebook diecut.

I applied more paint to the plate and used two stencils, Petal Stencil and Handcut Blossom 12″x12″ Stencil (discontinued), to add texture and a design to the cover.

I had a leftover label from another project from the Full Size Journal Diecut which I applied paint with the plate and brayer. I also used the Field Notes Stamp from the Field Notes Nature Stamp Set (discontinued) and stamped the label. I strung two pieces of elastic cording through the ends of the label and tied.

I slipped the label and elastic around the spine of the notebook and placed two store bought notebooks under the elastic.

From my stash of fussy cut printables I adhered a floral bulb to the cover to complete.

If you would like to know more about GelPress you can find them HERE for more inspiration. Also if you haven’t seen the latest projects by Eileen’s Inspiration and Educator Teams you can find those posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Notebook Diecut-663635(retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

GelPress: Gel Press Printing Plate

GelPress: Brayer

Acrylic Paints

TCW: Petal Stencil

TCW: Handcut Blossom 12″x12″ Stencil (discontinued)

Field Notes Nature Stamp Set (discontinued)

Elastic Cording

Diecut Machine

Mat Board

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Floral Printable

Scissors

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, GelPress and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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