You are a Natural Beauty

Hi everyone! I’m back with a project I actually created several months ago for Eileen Hull’s Chapter One Release and never got around to sharing. This project I used the Book Box Diecut but used the hinge on the shorter side of the box instead of the longer side.

I placed Adhesive Sheets on both side of the Mat Board before adding cardstock (Lakeside Blooms Paper Pad (discontinued)) to either side and running through the Diecut Machine.

I put the box together according to the directions but as I stated above I cut the hinge down to fit the side of the box because I had a “mess up” that I had to cover up…ooops!

I cut out a frame from the Books and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired). I placed Foam Pop Dots on the back before placing onto the box. I used embellishments from the Vintage Artistry Sage Collection, a couple of store bought flowers and flower diecuts from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits to decorate the lid of the box.

I adhered lace, thread and added gems to the center of the flowers to finish off the box.

If you haven’t been by Eileen Hull’s blog lately you can find her latest posts from her teams HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Book Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Books and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Lakeside Blooms Paper Pad (discontinued)

Foam Pop Dots

49 and Market: Vintage Artistry Sage Collection

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Lace, Gems, Thread

Stylus

Store Bought Flowers

Paper Cutter

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 Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Nothing but Treats Little Bat Jar

Hi everyone! I wanted to hop on and share a fun little bat project I created to give to my grandson.

Since I love Yoplait Oui Yogurt and I seem to have a endless supply of empty glass jars I decided I would try my hand at turn one into a little bat.

First, I removed the labels and cleaned thoroughly and gessoed the inside and outside of the jar. Once dry I spray painted black inside and out. I had half a can on hand but you can use black acrylic paint.

Next I cut a circle diecut from the Ornament Box Diecut, folded the circle in half and cut two wings out (I cut free hand style). I inked the edges of the wings with a purple chalk ink.

I folded back each end of the wings to create a “tab” and adhered to each side of the jar.

I tied a bow are the top of the jar and attached the boo and pumpkin dies from my stash.

I finished by gluing googlie eyes to the front of the jar and adding candy.

Supplies

Empty Oui Jar

Google Eyes

Sponge Brush

Gesso

Black Spray Paint

Black Cardstock

Black Cording

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Diecut Machine

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.comProducts.

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

All Things Old are New Again Wedding Frame

Hi everyone! I want to share a project I created for an upcoming design team call for Gwen Studios.

Truth be told I started this project about four years ago…yep I pulled this from the pile of unfinished projects that I have pushed off to the side in my craft room. In the photo below this is where I had stopped with this frame. I had used a mat board frame that I covered with patterned cardstock, created a shallow shadow box with the Make It 3D Diecut (retired), add Medallion Diecuts (retired), the photo and trim.

Since my son and daughter in law’s wedding anniversary is coming up I thought this would be a great time to finish this and give it to them as a gift. I did cut out the Mr and Mrs sentiment and the Mandala Thinlit and add to the side of the frame.

I used the 3/8″ Black Satin Ribbon by Gwen Studios to create two bows.

I adhered the single bow to the top corner of the frame and added a flower, pearl sprig and a scrap of lace.

The larger bow I glued to the bottom corner of the frame and finished with flowers and pearl sprigs. Don’t you think the flowers “pops” against the black ribbon?

I think the frame will look perfect in my son and daughter in law’s house since it has a farmhouse vibe going on.

If you are looking for a different color of ribbon you can find that at Walmart.com along with patches and fabric. Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Gwen Studios: 3/8″ Black Satin Ribbon

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit

Scissors

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Various Patterned Cardstocks, Paper Flowers, Pearl Sprigs and scraps of Lace

Mat Board Frame

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 Gwen Studios and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Happy Camper Jumbo Paperclip

Hi everyone! I’m back with a quick and easy project that I created using Eileen Hull’s 3D Camper Diecut.

I gathered leftover scraps of patterned cardstock, lace and an oversized paperclip to create a jumbo book mark for summer reading or to keep the map marked while traveling. I cut a floral patterned cardstock and a cream colored body of the camper (the cream cardstock I will back the floral body of the camper to make it more sturdy).

I cut out two each of the door and the window and adhered a piece of lace to the window and then adhered the other door and window to cover the back of the each. You wouldn’t have to do this but I wanted to add a little dimension to both diecuts.

I cut two of the rectangular diecuts from the Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Thinlits (retired).

I folded in half and placed around the paperclip and adhered both ends together.

I glued the camper into each tab and adhered the cream colored diecut to the back side of the camper diecut.

I cut out a couple of flowers and leaf sprigs from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits, shaped and adhered to the corner of the window. I added a gem to the center of the flower and a thread bow to finish it off. As always if you have any questions about this

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

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Camper Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Thinlits (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Jumbo Paperclip

Various Scraps of Cardstocks

Lace and Thread

Gems and Sequins

Paper Cutter

Diecut Machine

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 great and enjoy creating!

Spooky Pumpkin Treat Baggie

Hi everyone and Happy Halloween! I wanted to hop on and share a quick treat holder I created!
I started by cutting a bag using the Treat Bag Diecut and putting it together according the directions on the packaging.
I cut out three pieces of the madallion diecuts that I had purchased from Coco and Reno and put together. I added that and a scrap skull border to the top portion of the bag.
I fussy cut a jack-o-lantern and adhered that along with three circle punches and a spooky sticker on top of the medallion. I finished off by adding several loops of green metallic thread behind the circle punches. Just add some candy and a clothes pin and it is ready to give to your favorite trick or treater! As always if you have any questions please let me know.
Supplies

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Treat Bag Diecut
Coco and Reno: Medallion Diecuts
Halloween  and scraps of Cardstock
Metallic Green Thread 
Clothes Pin
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Various Circle Punches

(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 Thursday is wonderful 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, HEREHERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Pocket Notebook Diecut
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!

Blooming Birthday Folded Card

Hi everyone! I am back again with another fun project that I created using Eileen Hull’s newest Gift Card Folder and Label 2 Diecut but I turned it into a fun little card.

I started this project by placing a piece of White Chipboard on top of the Gift Card Folder and Label #2 Diecut, running it through the Diecut Machine and I folded all four sides of the diecut down. I inked a glass tray with Melon and Wildberry Blends Inks, added water to each ink and placed the diecut in the ink mixture. I covered completely on both sides of diecut. Once I had it covered I removed and let dry.
I placed each flap of diecut into the Damask 2 Embossing Folder and run through the diecut machine. I cut a strip of patterned cardstock 1/2″x8″, wrapped around the folded card and adhered the ends together to create a belly band. Next I placed the heart stamp from the Bible Clear Stamps onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of Watercolor Paper  I inked two Art Daubers with Salmon and Princess Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and inked the center of the heart with Salmon and the outer edges of the heart with Princess. I fussy cut only the stamped heart out.

I inked the glass tray with Caribbean Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink, added water to the ink and painted a scrap of watercolor paper. Once dry I inked the Simple Dots Rollagraph with Tahiti Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and rolled onto the painted scrap of watercolor paper. I punched a circle from paper and adhered to the belly band. I cut a “v” in a small scrap of decorated watercolor paper and adhered to the circle punch on the belly band along with stamped heart, flower and a leaf from my stash. I also added a gem to center of flower.


I placed the Blooming Birthday stamp and the leaves stamp from the Blooming Floral Diecuts and Stamps onto the MISTI Stamping Tool and inked both with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of watercolor paper. 

I placed the matching diecut over the stamped sentiment and leaves, secured both with washi tape and run through the diecut machine. I inked the glass tray with Inchworm Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink, added water and painted the stamped leaves image. I adhered the sentiment, stamped leaves and flower which was from my stash and added sequins and a gem to center of flower. There you have it a small card that can be added to a birthday present. I think I might try and do some different theme cards just for the fun of it. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know. 

Supplies
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Melon Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Wildberry Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Frog Blends Ink
Sizzix/Jen Long: Blooming Florals Diecuts and Stamps 
Patterned Cardstock
Gems
Various Fabric flowers and leaves
Circle Punch
Sequins
Paper Cutter
Scissors
Glass Tray
Paint Brush
Washi Tape
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 Sizzix and Scrapbook.com Products. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Fall is in the Air House

Hi everyone! It is hard to believe that in about a week Autumn will officially be here. As many of you know I am not really a fan of cooler weather, leaves changing colors or pumpkin spice latte (I’m allergic to cinnamon) but today I am over on Eileen Hull’s blog sharing how I created this fun little Fall house. I love the colors and the texture…it is the first time using extra heavy gel…and how didn’t I know about this gel sooner??? 😮 Anyway you can find my blog post HERE.
Also I’ve included links to all of the supplies I used in this projects.
Supplies

ColorBox: Cornucopia Chalk Paintbox-Red Barn, Pumpkin Spice, Harvest, Butter dark Brown, Mint, Dark Moss
ColorBox: Art Daubers
ColorBox: Mandala Art Screen
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: House Ornament Diecut 
Golden Artist Colors: Extra Heavy Gel (Matte)
Spatula 
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Gems
Cording
Crinoline Fabric
Glass Tray
Chipboard Flower

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Bird and Flowers Altered Bird House

Hi everyone! I am back with another project and this time I altered a birdhouse that I had bought at Target in the One Spot on clearance. It was a Halloween theme birdhouse but I had in mind to do something different with it and this is what I came up with.
I started by tracing the sides and roof onto a piece of paper, I cut out each piece to create a pattern. I then traced the patterns onto watercolor paper and cut each piece out.
I inked the glass tray with Papaya Cream Pigment Ink from the Mermaid Paintbox Collection, added water to the ink and painted all four Watercolor Paper walls and let dry.

I inked an Art Dauber with Papaya Cream Pigment Ink from the Mermaid Paintbox Collection and inked the edges of all the walls. I inked the Ornate Border Molding Mat with Berry Pigment Ink from the Mermaid Paintbox Collection and stamped each of the four walls and once dry adhered each wall to the wooden birdhouse.

I cut four pieces of watercolor paper to fit the roof. And with a scallop edge punch, I punched one side of the watercolor paper, cut another piece of watercolor paper and folded in half. Then I punched both sides with the scallop edge punch. I also punched a Circle from a scrap of watercolor paper. Next I inked a glass tray with Rose Gold Pigment Ink from the Mermaid Paintbox Collection and added water, placed all the roof and circle pieces into the ink mixture and once I got the desired effect I wanted I removed and let dry.

I inked the Simple Dot Rollagraph with Espresso Pigment Ink from the Taos Petal Point Collection and inked all roof pieces. 

I adhered all roof pieces to the wooden birdhouse roof. I also added gems to each scalloped edge of roof and adhered the inked circle punch to front of the birdhouse. I added gems underneath the roof on the front of birdhouse, cut and adhered the lace to the front and back of the roof edge.

I placed the bird and wing diecuts from the Birds and Butterflies Diecuts on top of the Handwritten Creative Card and run through the diecut machine. I cut two of each out of the bird and wing. I reversed the Handwritten Creative Card so bird diecuts could be glued together.

Next I inked art daubers with Gulfstream and Coastal Pigment Inks from the Mermaid Paintbox Collection and inked the bird and both wings diecuts. I placed the wings to each side of bird and adhered the bird to roof. I finished by adhering the bow, pearl sprays, flowers and leaves to bird. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

ColorBox: Mermaid Paintbox Collection– Papaya Cream, Berry, Rose Gold, Gulfstream, Coastal and Ice Glacier Pigment Inks
ColorBox: Taos Petal Point Collection: Espresso Pigment Ink
ColorBox: Art Daubers
ColorBox: Simple Dots Rollagraph
Wooden Birdhouse
Scallop Edge Punch
Glass Tray
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Pencil
Ribbon
Pearl Sprays
Paper Flowers and Leaves
Lace
Black Gem
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Birds and Butterflies Diecuts

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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

Love You Card

Hi everyone! Can you believe it is already August?!?!? I blinked and summer is almost over! 😳 I’ve been busy these last couple of months and really haven’t had a chance to enjoy time in the pool like I normally do. Oh well, I’m getting ready to change that! 😎 While I am here I want to share a card I created for Momenta!

I had a bunch of leftover cardstock scraps from another project so I decided I would try and come up with something from what I had on hand and this is what I came up with. I started with a 4 1/4″x7 1/4″ folded piece of cardstock from the Momenta Basic Paper Pad (retired).
I cut a piece of cardstock from the Watercolor Metallic Paper Pad to 3 1/2″x7 1/4″ and adhered to the front of the card base. From the same paper pad I cut a Rectangle Diecut from stripped metallic cardstock and adhered to the card base.

Next I placed a 4″ yellow polka dot Watercolor Doily and a scrap of cardstock that I cut a “v” in the end to create a banner onto the card.

I cut “love you” and the decorative heart diecuts from the Romance Pack Cutting Template from cardstock scraps from the Metallic Ink Paper Pad.

I had a scrap of an Intricate Border Diecut leftover that I added to the card along with “love you” sentiment and decorative heart diecuts. I added a fabric flower and leaf from my stash with sequin and gem to the center of the flower and gems to the decorative heart diecut to finish off my card. If you don’t following Momenta on any of these social medias please go give them a follow:

Momenta: Facebook
Momenta:  Instagram 
Momenta: twitter
Momenta: Website

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Momenta: Basic Paper Pad (retired)
Gems
Sequins
Flower and leaf
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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