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)

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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!

Thinking of You Slimline Card

Hey everyone! I know it has been a minute since my last post but I am back with a quick card I created. Have you seen and heard of slimline cards? It apparently the newest thing to create or I’m just now seeing them (I’m always late to the party) and I thought why not try to make one myself?

The slimline card measures 3.5″x8.5″ (folded) and will fit into a number 10 size envelope ( business size). Instead of measuring and cutting the cardstock to the exact measurements I used Eileen Hull’s Journal Diecut to cut out the base of the card. All I did was fold the cardstock in half and place it where the indention in the diecut that creates the spine wouldn’t cut into the paper. (I used a different cardstock to practice on in the photo below) I used a little washi tape to hold the cardstock in place while I ran it through the Diecut Machine.

I stamped onto a piece of Watercolor Paper the butterfly from the Tim Holtz’s Perspective Stamp Set and the Thinking of You and label stamps from the Simple Sayings Stamp Set in a water proof Black Ink. I used an assortment of inks from my stash to watercolor the butterfly and once dry I fussy cut the butterfly and sentiment out. I used an oval shaped embossing folder on a piece of cardstock (this is from Brenda Walton and is retired) and two other pieces of cardstock that I adhered together to mat the butterfly. I added Foam Pop Dots to the back before placing on the card base. I also matted the sentiment with a scrap piece of cardstock and glued underneath the butterfly.

I think I will have to make more of these! They are so easy to create using the Journal Diecut to make the card base with! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journal Diecut

Diecut Machine

Watercolor Paper

Tim Holtz: Perspective Stamp Set

Tim Holtz: Simple Sayings Stamp Set

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Watercolor Brush

Foam Pop Dots

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Black Ink

Various Inks or Watercolors

MISTI Stamping Tool

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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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 Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Chapter 4 Release Party Blog Hop: Lets Party Album!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be a part of Eileen Hull’s Chapter 4 Release Party! There are two new ScoreBoards releases from Eileen Hull and Sizzix! Are you ready for a new 3D Bigz L Tea Cup die? It can be filled with teabags and other assorted goodies or use the Tea Cup cutout on the front of a card there are so many possibilities. Also new is the XL Post Box, a fun little box that goes together in 10 seconds and has a slit in the top to tuck a gift card. You will have fun embellishing in your style to create holiday treats for everyone on your list!

I used the Teacup and Spoon Diecut to create a fun little Birthday Party Album along with several of Eileen’s older diecuts (several that are retired): Banners and Pennants, Bookplate, Hinges and Label, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags and Sweet Treats for You Diecuts.

I cut out six tea cups, backed two with Chipboard to make the front and back covers sturdy, from the Let’s Celebrate Collection. Also most of the collection is double sided.

I also cut out two of the “walls” (lack of a better word) and cut “flaps” off and adhered together to create little pockets for some of the inside pages.

The tea bag diecuts I cut out several and added thread bows and I cut banners out from the Banners and Pennants Diecuts and placed on top of the tea bag diecut and stapled together.

I decorated the cover and inside with a mix of diecuts. I also fussy cut a ton of images from the paper pad and added sequins and pearls to the pages.

I cut several pieces of lace, Ric Rac and fiber and tied all of the teacup together to finish the album. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

To hop along with the Chapter 4 Release you can find the rest of the Inspiration Team and Educators projects HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Teacup and Spoon Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tags and Sweet Treats for You Diecuts

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Banners and Pennants Diecuts (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookplate, Hinges and Label, Credit Card Sleeve Diecuts (retired)

Diecut Machine

First Edition: Let’s Celebrate Paper Pad

Lace, Ric Rac and Fiber

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Chipboard

Sequins, Brads and Flatback Pearls

Stapler

(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 wonderful and enjoy creating!

Chunky Merry Christmas Stocking

Hi everyone! I wanted to hop on today and share a project that I actually created for a swap this past Christmas. I occasionally participate on Instagram with a group of ladies that does swaps. In this particular swap we had to make a stocking from scratch and fill it with handmade and/or store bought goodies.
I found a stocking pattern in a craft book that I had laying around and since I couldn’t quite get the book to lay flat enough to scan and then print it I took the book to Staples and had it enlarged and printed for me. Since the person at the counter at Staples had such a hard time getting it enlarged and printed I wasn’t charged…it pays to be nice especially if it’s busy. ūüėä Also you can find stocking images to print out on the internet. All you have to do is search and pick out the image you like best.
I traced the stocking pattern onto a piece of cardstock and cut out two stockings. I cut two and a half of the Make-it 3-D Diecut  (retired) from White Chipboard out but Eileen Hull has other diecuts that can be used such as the “pocket” from the Christmas Snowman Diecut. Plus you have the snowman that could be used as a decoration on the stocking.  
I adhered the tabs of the Make it 3D die to one side of the stocking. I did the same steps for the other side of the stocking. I measured and cut strips of patterned cardstock and adhered to the “wall” Make it 3D diecuts. 
I glued pom pom trim to both sides of the stocking. The lace I adhered to the inside of the stocking and then folded over to create the cuff. I punched a hole in the side and set a Wide Eyelet with a Crop a Dile. I strung about 12 inches of gold trim and tied off at the top.
I started by adding a paper doily and part of a Christmas snowflake ornament (part of it was damaged) to the corner of the cuff. I built up the layers by using Foam Pop Dots on the back of Christmas diecuts so I could add greenery, over sized beads, pearl sprays, poinsettias and thread bows underneath.
I added small wrapped gifts inside and mailed off to my swap partner. I think I will be making more this year since I now have all the kinks worked out and I know exactly have I will put it together. I stumbled through the process since this was the first one I had ever made. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Supplies
 
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Make-it 3-D Diecut  (retired)
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Christmas Snowman Diecut
Christmas Embellishments 
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Gold Trim
Pom Pom Trim
Lace
Paper Doily
Snowflake Ornament
Poinsettias
Thread
Over sized Beads
Pearl Sprays 
Greenery
Various Christmas Cardstocks
(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. 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 Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

 

Snowmen and Mittens Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop with Eileen Hull!

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to share a peek at my¬†project for Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop! Full reveal /blog¬†post of my project will be later this month.
Be sure to check out the creative ways the Inspiration and Education Teams have used the Mitten and Snowman dies! We hope that you will be inspired too and share how you use the dies in the Eileen Hull Fan Club.
But wait- there’s more- the Release Party continues! You won’t want to miss the Facebook Live at Eileen Hull Designs at 12:00 noon Eastern time on Wednesday, July 1! Join the chat- and a random commenter will win the Snowman die. We are so glad you joined us to celebrate the Chapter 3 release.
Please hop with us through all of the projects and leave comments on the different designers’ blogs. A lucky commenter will win the Mitten Box die‚Ķ
Supplies Used

Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Christmas Box Snowman Diecut
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Patterned Cardstock

(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 Eileen Hull, Sizzix and Scrapbook.com¬†Products.¬†
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Meow’s it Going? Tunnel Card

Hi everyone! Today over on the i-crafter’s blog I share how I created this fun tunnel card using this month’s¬†Purrfect Birthday Clear Stamp Set¬†along with the¬†Tunnel Base Card, Swan Diecuts¬†and the¬†Floral Garden Diecuts. For the details you can find the blog post¬†HERE.

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If you would like to purchase this stamp set along with the diecuts sets I use you can find i-crafter’s web site¬†HERE. If you need more inspiration you can find the rest of the design team’s posts¬†HERE.

Supplies

i-crafter: Floral Garden Diecuts
i-crafter: i-Burnisher and Pad
Patterned Cardstock
Gems and Buttons
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Blank Ink and Hot Pink Chalk Ink
(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 i-crafter and Scrapbook.com¬†Products.¬†

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



Thinking of You Floral Card

Hi everyone! I’m over the i-crafter blog today with a semi quick card using¬†Happy Birthday Wiper Insert Diecuts,¬†Scattered Thoughts Stamps¬†and the¬†Doily Diecut. For the how to’s of this card you can find the post¬†HERE.

Supplies Used

i-crafter: Doily Diecut
i-crafter: i-stik Adhesive Sheet
Various Patterned Cardstocks
Black and Hot Pink Inks 
Flatback Pearls
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 i-crafter and Scrapbook.com¬†Products.¬†
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

i-crafter: Grow Mini Canvas

Hi everyone! Today over on the on i-crafter’s blog I share how I created this quick and easy mini canvas! You can find the complete blog post HERE.

GRW6

Supplies

i-crafter: Carly Alphabet Diecuts
i-crafter: i-Stik Adhesive
Diecut Machine
Paper Cutter
Scissors
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Sequin and Gem
Various Patterned Cardstocks
Diecuts
Mini Canvas
Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush
Chalk Ink
Lace
Cheese Cloth

(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 i-crafter and Scrapbook.com¬†Products.¬†

GRW1

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

Hot Pink Floral Extended Mini Book Case

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a project I created using Eileen Hull’s newest Tiny Book Case Diecut¬†with a fun¬†added “twist”!
After applying an Adhesive Sheets to both sided of a piece of¬†Chipboard¬†I added patterned cardstock to each side, placed the diecut on top and run through the Diecut Machine. As in¬†the photo below you can see where I cut an extra set of “flaps”.¬†
I adhered the “extra set” of flaps to the front of the case.
I also glued the bottom halves and the lid together.
I cut strips of patterned cardstock the same size as the outside and inside of the case and adhered to give it a cleaner look. 
I cut cording and tied to the closure and added a button, sequin and gem to the center of the closure.

I added an assortment of flowers and leaves, handmade and store bought, to the top of the lid along with lace, cheese cloth, thread bows and pearl sprays.
There you have it! I absolutely LOVE this bookcase diecut and how versatile this diecut is! 
For more inspiration stop by Eileen’s blog to see the latest projects from the rest of team! You can find the latest blog post HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
 Supplies

Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Tiny Book Case Diecut
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Lace
Cheese Cloth
Thread
Flowers
Pearl Sprays
Sequins
Elastic Cording
Button

(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 Eileen Hull, Sizzix and Scrapbook.com¬†Products.¬†
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is great and enjoy creating!

i-crafter: Water Lilies and Butterflies Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone! Today I’m over on the i-crafter blog sharing how I created this gift card holder using an assortment of diecuts by i-crafter.¬†You can find my completed project with more photos and directions¬†HERE.
Supplies

i-crafter: Alphabet Carly Die Set
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Plain and Patterned Cardstock
Glossy Dots
Various Trims
Various Colors of Threads
Butterfly Images
Various Inks
(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 i-crafter, A Cherry on Top and Scrapbook.com¬†Products.¬†

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