Chapter 1 Eileen Hull Release Party and Sneak Peek!

Hi there and welcome to the Chapter 1 Eileen Hull/Sizzix Release Party Blog Hop! Just wait till you see all of the fun options the new ScoreBoards Folio Journal die has in store for you! You will also love the Mandala and Folio Page, Pockets and Flower Thinlits dies that coordinate. 
Please hop through the blogs and be inspired by the work of the talented Inspiration and Educator teams! Leave a comment for each designer and you could win a Folio Journal die (as soon as it arrives!) Join me and specials guests for a Facebook Live on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at noon Eastern. Comment on our Facebook Live and be eligible to win either the Mandela die or the Folio Pages, Pockets and Flowers die- two winners! Winners will be announced on the Facebook Live show on February 9 at 6:00 EST. We appreciate your love and support, friends!

I’m so excited about all of the new diecuts from this release and I can’t wait to share a sneak peek of my journal with you. For this project I used the Folio Journal Diecut and the flowers from the Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits to create the cover.

I cut the journal from an extra thick file folder (love the floral design on the folder).

I cut two covers from the diecut and adhered the spine together.

I used an assortment of ephemera, craft supplies from my craft room (it’s a no spend month until my husband goes back to work) and the flowers thinlits from the Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits to decorate the cover of the journal. Later this month I will share the inside of the journal so be sure to stop back by!

Be sure to stop by the other team members blogs to see what they have created and comment on each blog for a changes to win the newest Chapter One Diecuts by Eileen Hull!

Eileen Hull

Julia Aston

Madeline Arendt

Jennie Atkinson

Karen Bearse

Susie Madden Benz

Sarah Lizzie Dodd

Sue Eldred

Maggi Harding

Lisa Hoel

Jenny Marples

Elizabeth Robinson

Tonya Trantham—You Are HERE

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Scissors

Paper Cutter

File Folder

Ephemera, Ribbon, Seam Binding, Thread, Charms and Etc.

(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 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. ūüėČ

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!

Pastel December Daily Glue Book Journal

Hi everyone! I’m back today with my Inspiration Team project I created for Eileen Hull. Truth be told I started this December Daily in 2017. ūüėģ Let’s face it no matter how hard I try I have never finished a December Daily. NEVER! I love looking at other peoples dailies and long to have one that has all the photos and¬†documenting of my everyday life BUT in all honesty I don’t do anything exciting. I decorate the tree, wrap presents and then I get with my family and open the¬†presents…see nothing really exciting. So I turned this into a glue book that I have been working on for the last three years. What is a glue book? It is a journal/book that you glue whatever you want to into it…pretty simple huh? ūüėä
I started this December Daily by cutting the covers from a file folder using the Journal Diecut.
I extended and reinforced the spine with an extra piece of the file folder once I glued the covers together.
I decorated the cover with and assortment of Christmas cardstock, trims and embellishments. The snowman and snow woman is a printable that I sized up before printing, fussy cutting and adhering to the cover. I also glued the clasp to the inside of the cover and tied a piece of cording with a tassel on the end to use as a closure.
I covered the spine with lace, then punched holes through the lace and run the elastic cording through the holes and tied off inside. I also sewed a button to the spine to wrap the cording with tassel to.
For the inside of the journal/glue book I used blank journals that I had purchased in a package of six from Target. They are the perfect size other than I had to cut off the ends so they would fit. 
I used a deer printable that I had received in a swap to decorate the cover of the journal along with pom pom trim. On the inside cover I created a double belly band to hold scraps that will eventually make its way into this book.
This is the perfect way to use scraps of cardstock and printables.
I covered these pages with my collection of Christmas washi tape. 
I have so much Christmas Washi Tape that I had to make a flap to hold the extras.
The Happy Holidays sentiment is an envelope I cut down to create a side pocket to hold tags and printables. I added pieces of patterned cardstock and an embellishment underneath the postage stamp. 
On the other side of the page is the envelope flap that I decorated. 
On the inside of the flap I added more cardstock and a little sentiment I had cut from a piece of cardstock. On the page I created a diagonal pocket to hold Christmas tags I had pulled off of the presents I had received that were to cute to throw away. 
I also added bits of wrapping paper from past presents to the pages as a collage. There you have it a peek of some of the inside pages of my not so December Daily/Glue Book. As always if you have questions please let me know.
If you need more inspiration from Eileen’s team you can find her blog posts HERE¬†and HERE.
Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journal Diecut
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Sizzix/Brenda Walton: Merry and Bright Cardstock Pad
Christmas Ephemera
Printables
Elastic Cording
Lace, Pom Pom Trim and Trims
Embellishments
Various Christmas Cardstock
Washi Tape
Journals
File 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 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 Tuesday is great and enjoy creating!

Bits and Pieces Mini Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a few photos and a mini video of a journal I created for Magnolia Exchange swap I am in. This month’s theme was mini¬†mail whatever you send to your swap partner can’t be no bigger than 3″x4″.

After being paired up with my swap partner I decided to create a mini junk journal for her. 

She liked all colors and liked all animals wither they had fur or was scaly. So I tried my best to include what I had in animal images through out the journal.

I raided my stash of stickers, scraps of cardstock and embellishments to decorate the inside. 

Also I included a quick flip through video so you can see more of the inside.

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

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #300- #301

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

Blah Blah Journal

Hi everyone! I am here with my Inspiration Team project for Eileen Hull using the new Journal Diecut. I am in LOVE with this diecut! So many ways to use it! Planner, scrapbook and of course journal.

I have a set of file folders with funny/snarky sayings on them and I thought this file folder with “Blah Blah” would be perfect to make a journal out of it. I had to carefully line up the wording and then I taped it down to the diecut before cutting out. Since both sides of the file folder has a design on it and it is made of a¬†sturdy cardstock I just put together according to the directions. ¬†I added colorful patterned cardstock to the corner of the cover and an image that I printed and fussy cut from Tsunami Rose Designs.¬†

I adhered lace and sewed a button to the spine.

The inside I added pockets and more fussy cut images from Tsunami Rose Designs. I attached the latch with adhesive and a decorative brad which I covered the prongs with a little washi tape.

I used as my closure a tassel with an attached cord and added elastic cording to the spine so I can add my own handmade journals.


I had a leftover piece of file folder which I turned into a book mark. I started by cutting two of the butterflies from the Birds and Butterflies Diecuts from felt. I added bits of lace, thread and cording to the butterfly before adhering to the top¬†of the book mark. I added pearlized pins for¬†antennas and a button and gem to the body. This is a great way to keep your spot in your¬†journal and its cute too.ūüėä

Of course if you are journaling on the go you need a way to store and take washi tape with you. From my Sizzix diecut packaging I used the Needle Book Diecut and cut a few of the needle books out and embossed with the Fantasy Flowers Embossing Folder. Next I cut several 12 inch pieces of washi tape and wrapped. Easy Peasy! 

I also cut two House/Pocket Stitchlet Diecuts out and folded the “roof” down on each diecut and adhered a butterfly from the¬†Birds and Butterflies Diecuts¬† on the tip of the “roof”. I glued two of the corners down to¬†the outside cover and now I have a place to hold washi tape and journaling cards.
  


Some of the washi tape cards I used a mini clothes pin to hold it in place.

Here is a sneak peek of my journal filled up and ready to be journaled in. Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the other Inspiration Team members have created! You can find¬†those posts HERE and¬†HERE.

 If you have any questions about this project please let me know!

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

Tsunami Rose Designs: Traveler’s Notebook

Hi everyone! I am here today to share my design team project for Tsunami Rose Designs.
I decide instead of a typical junk journal I would created a ten pages traveler’s notebook for my dori. I had a leftover file folder that I had used to make a dash board for my planner. I rounded the¬†corners and folded in half to create a 4″x7 1/2″ cover for my traveler’s notebook.

I had leftover printables from the following kits from Tsunami Rose Designs: Tea Party Desserts, Small Mason Jars Collections 1, Decoupage Flowers Set #2 and Printable Ephemera Set # 8 РVintage Childrens Photos which I used throughout the notebook.

Next I cut ten sheets of grid cardstock to fit the inside of the notebook and sewed to the inside cover.

In the center of the notebook I used one of the envelopes from the Tea Party Desserts as a pocket. Before adhering it together I punched the holes and stitched to the center and then glued together.

I used a variety of leftover scraps of cardstock, embellishments and trim to dress up the pages but tried to not over do it.

I added plenty of tuck spots throughout the notebook. Even though the mason jars are small I enlarged some for larger journaling spots. The Lush Soft tag is off of a pair of jeans I purchase and I thought it would be cute addition to the page.

The back side of the lush soft tag I fussy cut a bouquet of flowers and add tiny gems to the centers of each flower along with Stickles to the leaves for a glittery touch.

I adhered a small mason jar to the corner as a pocket and added several printables for tons of journaling opportunities.

I side view of the notebook not too chunky…just the right size. ūüôā

I’ve added it to my dori and now it is ready for me to add lists, notes and journaling to.¬†

Be sure to hop over to the Tsunami Rose Designs etsy shop and pick up these printables or if you are looking for a something different there is several themes available and the best part they are only $2.50! If you are needing inspiration stop by Tsunami Rose Designs blog and see what the talented design team has created and join the Tsunami Rose Design Fan Group on Facebook too!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Tsunami Rose Designs: Firmin Riviere Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I am here to share my very first project as a design team member with Tsunami Rose Designs!!!


I used a variety of printables from Tsunami Rose’s etsy shop¬†for this journal. Besides the printables being gorgeous they are ALL 50% off until September 1st…meaning everything in the shop is $2.50 including journaling kits!!! ūüôā


For the base of my junk journal I started with a file folder. ¬†I cut the folder down with the front and back being 5 3/4″x8 5/8″ with a 1 1/2″ and 2″ fold over for tuck spots inside and¬†the spine being 1 1/2″ wide.


I adhered leftover cardstock/scrapbook paper to the covers both inside and out along with printables from Collage Cards Set 2 and¬†Ephemera Set 3. I covered the spine with lace. I used a combination of Zip Dry¬†and 3 in 1 adhesives¬†since everything won’t come apart and the 3 in 1 “grabs” and dries quickly. Both adhesives are made by Beacon Adhesives.

This is a view of the cover before folded.


And the inside before the flaps are folded down and adhered to create pockets.


I coffee dyed regular copy paper…my first time. It’s a lot of work but looks great. ūüôā


The journal has three signatures with eight papers per signature.


I used the Ephemera Set 3 for these pages. The pull out is actually a small booklet. I folded the printable in half and added coffee dyed notebook paper along with scraps of cardstock, rub ons and some of the printables I fussy cut and added to the pages too. 


I used the Vintage Shipping Tag Collection on these pages along with some other free printables that can be found on the Tsunami Rose Designs blog.


I created pockets out of some of the printables and I added some of the Library Cards 2 Set 3 through out the journal. Also I used a little bag from an order I had received and a coin roll as a page tab.


More free printables from the blog. The one with the kitten I fussy cut and adhered the corners to the tag to create a pocket and then added more printables as tags.


I cut the bottoms off of two of the tags from the Vintage Shipping Tag Collection, the tiny row of roses and fussy cut those out and added to both sides of the decorative gift bag. Then I punched holes in the tags and added fiber to the tops of them.


Even though I used a variety of printables from¬†Tsunami Rose’s etsy shop¬†instead of a kit I think the journal has turned out lovely.


There you have it my very chunky junk journal using what I have from my craft room and printables from Tsunami Rose Designs!  If you want to purchase, check out the blog to see what the other designers are up, like her Facebook page or join the Facebook group all of the links are below.

Entire shop 50% off until Sept. 1 : https://www.etsy.com/shop/TsunamiRo…

As always if you have any questions about this junk journal please let me know. Also I will try and do a video or periscope at a later date. I need quiet time and the family isn’t cooperating.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday 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! 

Vintage Theme Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a junk journal I created for a swap I am in over on Swap-bot. My swap partner LisaLaughs agreed to do a journal no smaller than 4″x6″ with three signatures and with each signature having 10 pieces of paper with an open theme.¬†Since Lisa loves pink and anything vintage I tried to¬†incorporate as much of both as I could.¬†
The cover of the journal is created from a file folder and I used leftover printables, rubber stamping, receipts, paperbag, envelope, paint chips, cardstock and packaging. 

I used Heidi Swapp rubber stamps all the way through the journal.

A lot of the printables I used are free from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden and the little girl on the cover is from the Land of Nod Studio. I love printing on textured cardstock because it gives the printables a look of being printed on canvas. ūüôā

I also created a video to show what was inside and I hope you enjoy. ūüôā

I would like to submit this junk journal for the following challenges: 

If you have any questions about this journal or anything I used in it please let me know.

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

Happiness Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a few photos and a video of ¬†a junk journal that I created for myself…which is a rare thing…most of the time I create things for swaps or design team projects.¬†

I used a lot of scraps of cardstock from previous projects, embellishments I had received in swaps and used a few digital images I had found on the internet.

The cover is out of a file folder and there are 12 papers per signature with a total of 5 signatures and in all there are 240 pages front and back in this journal.

I received the butterfly image from Debbie-Anne who has Ephemera’s Vintage Garden on etsy. I love the zipper and dress pins I added to it to give it that quirkiness.

I am submitting this journal for the following challenges: 
Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge¬†
Paper Wings Productions Monthly Challenge

Hope you enjoy the video!

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