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!

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!

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!

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!

Maker Forte, Eileen Hull and a Special Delivery Card

Hi everyone! Today is the day for Eileen Hull’s newest stamp release with Maker Forte! I used two of the stamps from the Snail Mail-Postage Stamp Set and an assortment of Eileen’s diecuts to create this gift card holder. Let’s get started!

First I cut two “solid card” and one “postage” diecuts from the Snail Mail Thinlits.

Next I folded and adhered the top and bottom edges of the “postage” die (leaving the long side open) to each side of the of the “solid card”.

I ran the Mandala Thinlit through the Diecut Machine, cut the Mandala die in half and glued underneath the “pocket” on the front of the card.

I placed the stamps onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Brown Ink and stamped onto a piece of Cream Cardstock.

I dug into my stash and used flowers and leaves from Flowers and Leaves Thinlits (retired) to add to the stamp images along with a cut a part sentiment and thread to finish off the card. Just add a gift card and write a note inside and it’s ready to give!

Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog to see what her Inspiration and Educator Teams have created! You can find her blog HERE and if you want to shop her stamps you can find those HERE.

Supplies

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail-Postage Stamp Set

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Flowers and Leaves Thinlits (retired)

Diecut Machine

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Cream Cardstock

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Thread

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Foam Pop Dots

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 Maker Forte, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Floral Phone Stand with a Twist

Hi everyone! I’m back with the full reveal of my project that I shared a peek at a couple of weeks ago for the Eileen Hull Chapter one Release Party. You can find that post HERE. Instead of creating just a phone stand I took it one step further with the Phone Stand Diecut and created a small desk top organizer.

I applied Adhesive Sheets to both sides of the Mat Board, placed patterned cardstock onto both sides of the adhesive mat board, placed on top of the Phone Stand Diecut and run through the Diecut Machine.

For the “pocket” on the organizer I used the “pocket/bed” of the Vintage Truck Diecut (using the same steps as above), cut in half and cut each side at an angle.

I put the stand together according to the directions but the bottom piece with the prongs I did not fold according to the direction but left flat and adhered to the bottom of the stand. I glued each piece (pocket/bed diecut) to the bottom on either side of the stand.

From the Phone Stand Diecut I cut a smaller piece, at the fold on the diecut, to create the pocket and adhered to either side of the “pocket/bed diecut”. I also used cloths pins to hold the pieces together until it completely dried. The flap underneath was glued to the bottom of the organizer to create the pocket.

From a previous project I had a leftover label from the Full Size Journal Diecut that I added to the pocket. A goal I have for this year is to use what I have in my massive stash of crafts so I dug out a Prima flower, which I embellished with a flatback pearl, cardstock leave diecuts, loops of thread and pearl spays to finish this project.

You can fit a small planner and ink pen in it perfectly!

If you haven’t checked out Eileen Hull’s blog to see what her Inspiration and Educator Teams have been unto you can find the latest blog posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Phone Stand Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Vintage Truck Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Flowers and Cardstock Leaves Diecuts

Flatback Pearl

Thread

Pearl Sprays

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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Snow and Cocoa Tray and Cards

Hi everyone! I’m back today with a project I designed using the bookbinding thinlit from Eileen Hull’s Bookbinding and Label Thinlits.

I recycled a card box as a base for the tray. The long sides of the tray I cut at an angle with a Crafter’s Knife and the front I cut down. I reinforced the corners of the box with patterned cardstock. I started “wrapping” the first slanted side of the box with patterned cardstock and adhered the edges down. Side note…I used Snow and Cocoa Paper Pad and the embellishments that coordinates with this line.

I wrapped and adhered patterned cardstock on the front and back of the box.

I cut out five of the bookbinding thinlits and put together according to the directions. Next I glued each end of the “hinges” together.

I reinforced the back by added another piece of cardstock.

I applied glue to the back of the hinges and placed inside the tray and added a decorative flat back pearl to the front of the tray.

The “hinges” in the tray will hold the cards/tags in place as I fill it up. I created a couple of cards and will continue to add until I fill up the tray. I used embellishments, buttons, sequins and thread to decorate these cards.

This card I embossed a piece of Aqua Cardstock with the Sweater Embossing Folder and added Snow and Cocoa embellishments.

I cut a piece of patterned cardstock, folded in half, glued the side together to create a pocket which I placed over the hinge. As I said earlier I will be adding cards and tags as the month goes on so be sure to come back to see what else I’ve added to the tray.

Also be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the Inspiration and Educator Teams have been up to! You can find the latest post HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookbinding and Label Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sweater Embossing Folder

Aqua Cardstock

Snow and Cocoa Collection

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Box

Double Sided Adhesive Roll

Sequins, Buttons, Thread and Flat Back Pearls

Foam Pop Dots

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 awesome and enjoy creating!

Sparkles Canister

Hi everyone! I’m back yet again with another take on my Sparkles Snowman Happy Holiday Stamp Set. This time I recycled a canister that almonds came in. So let’s get started!

The first thing I did was clean the inside of the empty container to remove any particles that was still leftover.

I cut and adhered patterned cardstock to fit around the container.

I had purchased a pair of socks from the Dollar Tree and measured four inches from the opening and cut that part of the sock off to create a “hat”.

I applied adhesive around the edge of the lid and carefully placed the sock around the lid.

Once the adhesive was dry I stuff a little tissue inside the hat, added Ric Rac, tied at the top, along with a snowflake ornament and cut off the excess thread.

I had placed the snowman face stamp onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Black Ink and stamped onto a piece of Watercolor Paper. I used an assortment of Watercolors and Colored Pencils to finish the face. Once dry I added Glitter Glue to the eyes and adhered to the canister. There you have it! Add some candy and it makes a perfect gift for a family member or friend!

If you aren’t following Blank Page Muse on their other social medias you can find them on:

Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Blank Page Muse Blog and their Website

Also if you would like to purchase this set of stamps or any others from Blank Page Muse be sure to use BPMTonya at checkout for 15% off your total purchase.

Supplies

Blank Page Muse/Tonya Trantham: Sparkles Snowman Happy Holiday

Empty Container

Patterned Cardstock

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black Ink

Watercolor Paper

Watercolors

Colored Pencils

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Socks

Ric Rac

Mix Media Brush

Glitter Glue

Zip Dry Adhesive

Snowflake Ornament

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Blank Page Muse, Tonya Trantham Designs and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Mittens and Sweater Card

Hi everyone! I want to share a quick card I created using the Sweater Embossing Folder, the snowflake from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and the mitten from the Mitten Box Diecut. Let’s get started!

I cut and folded a piece of patterned cardstock to create a 4 1/2″x6 1/2″ card base. Next I embossed a piece of Aqua Blue Cardstock with the Sweater Embossing Folder, lightly inked over the raised areas with a Blue Chalk Ink and adhered two strips of patterned cardstock to the embossed cardstock. I added Foam Pop Dots to the embossed cardstock and placed onto the card base.

I ran the Mitten Diecut through the Diecut Machine a couple of times, once for patterned and once for plain cardstocks. I inked the edges of the mitten with a blue chalk ink and glued together.

I cut out a snowflake from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and glued to the mitten along with a vintage button. I placed foam pop dots to the back of the mitten before placing on the card base.

I adhered a cut a part that I found in my stash off center of the mitten, added flat back pearls to the snowflake and several loops of thread to the button and called the card finished!

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sweater Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mitten Box Diecut

Patterned Cardstocks

Aqua Blue Cardstock

White Cardstock

Blue Chalk Ink

Foam Pop Dots

Diecut Machine

Vintage Button

Flatback Pearls

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Thread

(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 Saturday is great and enjoy creating!

Sparkle Snowman Shadow Box

Hi everyone! I’m back today with another project I created using my Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Stamp Set. So let’s get started!

I had purchased a small shadow box at Micheal’s that I thought would be a great way to create a home decor piece with. I dug into my scraps of Christmas paper scraps and adhered the patterned cardstock to both the outside and inside of the box.

I cut a piece of patterned cardstock to fit inside the shadow box. Then I placed the snowman image onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Black Ink and before I stamped the image onto the cardstock I placed washi tape over the “boxed area” of the stamp.

I stamped the carrot, eyebrows and eyes onto appropriate scraps of cardstocks and fussy cut each out.

I adhered the eyes, eyebrows and nose to the stamped snowman face. I applied Glitter Glue to the eyes, added a little color to the nose and cheeks before adhering the face in the shadow box. I finished off by cutting out holly leaves from the Funky Festive Thinlits, shaping those and adding a poinsettia and loops of thread to the box.

If you aren’t following Blank Page Muse on their social medias you can find them on:

Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Blank Page Muse Blog and their Website

Also if you would like to purchase this set of stamps or any others from Blank Page Muse site please be sure to use BPMTonya at checkout to get 15% off your total purchase.

Supplies

Blank Page Muse/Tonya Trantham: Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Stamp Set

Shadow Box

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black Ink

Washi Tape

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Glitter Glue

Tim Holtz: Funky Festive Thinlits

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Thread

Poinsettia

Pastels

Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Blank Page Muse, Tonya Trantham and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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