Be Merry Santa Card

Hi everyone! I’m back today with a quick and easy Christmas card in not so traditional colors.

I have the Be Merry and Floral Frame Embossing Folders by Brenda Walton (retired). I’ve used the floral frame embossing folder in several past projects but have never used the be merry embossing folder so I thought I would try my hand at making a card with it.

I placed a Lime Cardstock into the folder and ran through the Diecut Machine. I used a combo of a plum and watermelon chalk inks and lightly inked over the raised image on the cardstock. Next I applied Glitter Glue to different raised areas on the cardstock.

I cut and folded a piece of patterned cardstock, 5″x7 1/8″, matted the embossed image with White Cardstock before adhering to the card base. I punched a circle from pink cardstock and fussy cut a Santa face from a scrap piece of cardstock and glued both to the bottom corner of the card. I finished off by adding Clear Sequins randomly to the card.

Supplies

Sizzix/Brenda Walton: Be Merry and Floral Frame Embossing Folders (retired)

Diecut Machine

Glitter Glue

Patterned Cardstock

Lime Cardstock

Plum and Watermelon Chalk Inks

White Cardstock

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Clear Sequins

Circle Punch

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 Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Poinsettia Gift Box

Hi everyone! Have you ever needed gift wrap, bag or a box for that last minute Christmas present? I have, so today I’m sharing a way to up-cycle a box that would be tossed in the trash and turn it into a beautiful way to present a gift to a family member or friend. So let’s get started!

The box I had laying around measured approximately 9 1/2″x3″. I cut and glued a total of six pieces of patterned cardstock slightly smaller than each panel of the box.

I cut out several poinsettia and leaves (I hope to create some more projects/presents…fingers crossed this month) from the Elegant Poinsettia Thinlits.

I shaped two of the largest, one of both the middle and smallest flower dies and two of the leaves with a Stylus. Once I had them shaped the way I wanted I adhered each on top of one another. The center piece of the flower…for the life of me I don’t remember the name…I rolled into itself and added a drop of glue to keep together. Once adhered in the center of the poinsettia I applied Gold Glitter Glue and let dry.

I adhered the poinsettia along with gold thread and ribbon to one end of the box to finish off the box. Easy peasy! You could change it up with a different type of flower and create a cool birthday present too.

Supplies

Small Box

Sizzix: Elegant Poinsettia Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Stylus

Gold Glitter Glue

Patterned Cardstock

Red Cardstock

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Gold Thread and Ribbon

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 Friday is great and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull’s Chapter 2 Release Party Wonderland Style

Hi everyone and welcome! Today is the big day! It’s Eileen Hull’s Chapter 2 Release Party!

Today we are sharing Folio Journal accessory dies- the Waterfall & Tags and Book Binding Dies and the new Bigz L 3D Camper ScoreBoards Die! But don’t be limited to keeping them in a book- you can also use these elements in different size journals, cards and layouts!Check out all the different ways to use these dies on our Blog Hop. Click through and leave a comment on each of the designers’ posts and be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate in Eileen’s Etsy Shop! Join us on Facebook Live and YouTube Live for an up close and personal look at the team’s projects. Eileen will also demo how to use the dies during the show. Really hope you can join us for this fun event-prepare to be surprised and thanks for joining us.

I’m only sharing a couple sneak peeks of my project today so be sure to come back later when I do a complete reveal. I can’t wait to share with everyone!

Blog Hop Stops

Eileen Hull Designs
Julia Aston
Madeline Arendt
Jennie Atkinson
Karen Bearse
Susie Bentz
Sarah Lizzie Dodd
Sue Eldred
Maggi Harding
Lisa Hoel
Jenny Marples
Elizabeth Robinson
Tonya Trantham You are HERE
Mitsyana Wright
Cheryl Waters

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall & Tags Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Book Binding Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bigz L 3D Camper ScoreBoards Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

(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

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

From Post Box Diecut to Desktop Organizer

Hi everyone! I’m back with this month’s project for Eileen Hull! I’d started my Post Box project last month but decided I really didn’t like how it looked. (Raise your hand if have several unfinished projects laying in your craft room that you weren’t feeling it or it wasn’t going the way you envisioned it?) I wanted to take the Post Box Diecut in a different direction than what it was originally made for and this is what I came up with.

I started by measuring and cutting a piece of Mat Board to only cover the box part and a tiny part of the flap of the Post Box Diecut. I applied a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the mat board, placed patterned cardstock on top of the adhesive sheet along with the diecut and run through the Diecut Machine. The excess piece of mat board I did the same steps with the adhesive sheet and patterned cardstock but this time I place in the center of what is considered the bottom of the box (I rarely measure I’m a “eye baller”) and run through the diecut machine.

I cut the tiny part of the flap off.

Then I used a strong adhesive to glue both boxes together.

I adhered the smaller box to the lower half of the larger box.

I fussy cut some of the foliage and flowers out from a scrap of the patterned cardstock I used. I wrapped cording around both boxes and adhered a pre-made flower, bows made from cording and thread and the fussy cut images to the box.

Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the Inspiration and Educator Teams have created! You can find those posts HERE and HERE. Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Post Box Diecut

Mat Board

Adhesive Sheet

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Cording and Thread

Pre-made Flower

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 Paper Addiction 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 wonderful and enjoy creating!

Celebrate Today Card with Blank Page Muse

Hi everyone! Over on the Blank Page Muse Blog I share how I created this quick and easy birthday card. For the how to’s and more photos you can find that post HERE.

Supplies

BPM: Aster Creepy Cute Kid and Life is Short Rubber Stamps 

Watercolor Paper

Black Ink

Watercolors

Paint Brushes

Colored Pencils

MISTI Stamping Tool

Kraft Cardstock

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Googlie Eyes, Trim, Sequin, Thread

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Foam Pop Dots

Printed Sentiment from Computer

(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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Designer Crafts Connection: Petal Paper Flowers Tag

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be a part of the Designer Crafts Connection group blog hop this month that is sponsored by DCWV. 
DCWV has been a long-time producer of the stack-a set of coordinated papers. Stacks have been made in so many themes and colors over the years. Happy members of the American Crafts family of products, they continue their pursuit of serving the consumer and their crafty needs with new paper stacks releasing several times a year in updated themes and colors. You can find them online and in a variety of craft stores.

Each designer received a package of Petal Paper by DCWV which can be found at Joann’s in store or online. I knew that DCWV produced the stacks but had no idea that they had a line of different colored crepe papers? Who knew? I received a package of yellow and orange petal papers and knew I had to grab some diecuts and make flowers out of this.  
I folded the paper several times and placed the flower diecuts on top of the Petal Paper and run through the diecut machine.
I added a drop of adhesive to the center of each flower diecuts, placed on top of each other and pinched in the center and shaped.
Next I inked up my glass tray and added a little water to each ink. I randomly painted a tag and once dry placed in the Fractal Embossing Folder and run through the diecut machine. I lightly inked over the edges and raised areas of the tag with a blue chalk ink. 
I raided my stash and added a frame diecut and banners I created from cardstock to the tag. I adhered the flowers, leaves and leaf sprigs to the upper and lower corners of the frame diecut.
I also glued thread and cording bows, buttons, a heart shaped gem and a bit of lace to the flowers.
I placed two cute little girls paper dolls to the tag. I also applied an adhesive sheet to the piece of cardstock before cutting out a hello diecut and placing over the little girls. I finished off by adding sequins, pearls and a ribbon bow to the top of the tag.
You can find more ideas HERE.
Supplies Used 

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Tag
Various Inks 
Chalk Ink
Various Patterned Cardstocks
Lace
Ribbon
Cording 
Thread
Sequins
Pearls
Buttons
(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 DCWV, Joann’s, Scrapbook.com Products. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is great and enjoy creating!

i-crafter: This is My Story Exploding Shaker Box

Hi there! I hope everyone is doing well. Today over on the i-crafter blog I share how I created this fun project using the Exploding Shaker Box and a couple other diecuts.

EPB4
You can find my blog post HERE with more photos and the how to’s. Also if you need more inspiration you can find more projects from the team HERE. If you would like to purchase these diecuts along with other you can find the site HERE.

EPB10

Supplies

i-crafter: Exploding Shaker Box Diecuts 
i-crafter: Tunnel Card Base, Swan Diecuts
i-crafter: Floral Garden Diecuts
i-crafter: i-Press Burnisher and Foam Pad
Diecut Machine
Foam Adhesive
Sequins
Gems
Seed Beads
Various Patterned Cardstock
Chipboard Embellishments 
Thread
Stickers
Buttons
Paper Cutter
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Scissors

(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!

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Whispers of Love Note Pad Holder

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with a fun little notepad holder I created with Eileen Hull’s newest Gift Box with Scallop Edges and Label Diecut and part of her oldie but goodie Trinket Box and Frame Book and Pages Diecut.
I started by applying Adhesive Sheets to both sides of the Mat Board and placed the cardstock from Whispering Love Paper Pad on top of the matboard. I cut one side and two of the larger scalloped edges from the Gift Box with Scallop Edges and Label Diecut. I cut one square with the small flap off with a Paper Cutter and folded both small flaps. This will create the bottom of the box.
I completed the same steps for applying adhesive sheets to mat board and cardstock and cut two hinges from the Trinket Box and Frame Book and Pages Diecut. I cut a little off of the top of each one and one of the folded edges and then folded each side.
I adhered both hinges to each side of the box.
I cut a piece of patterned cardstock to fit the bottom of the box and adhered to the small flaps. The two scalloped edges I adhered to the bottom of the box. 
I adhered Ric Rac, added flowers from my stash and fussy cut a couple of leaves from the Whispering Love Paper Pad and glued to the back of the larger flower.
I punched out a few leaf sprigs and shaped and added to the smaller flowers. I tied a bow in cording and another bow in thread and added along with a little piece of lace to finish off the holder.
Instead of adding a note pad I think I will use it for the time being to hold my set of tags. As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.
If you haven’t checked out Eileen’s Inspiration Team latest projects you can find those HERE and HERE.
  
Supplies

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Thread
Cording 
Paper Flowers
Scissors
Leaf Sprig Punch
Ric Rac
Lace

(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 and Sizzix Products. 

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

Be my Valentine Coffee Sleeve Album

Hi everyone! I want to share a project from the past with you today. This coffee sleeve album I created was published in the Craft Ideas magazine several years ago. I came across this while looking for something in my craft room and thought why not share (the magazine is no longer around. 😞)
I used four coffee sleeves that I had saved from Starbuck’s coffee runs with my husband. I adhered various rectangle shaped patterned cardstock to each side before using a Crop-A-Dile to punch two holes in each sleeve. I adhered the bottom of each sleeve together.
I deconstructed a Victoria Secrets bag carefully. I cut the ribbon from the handles and used those to tie the sleeves together. 
I used a scalloped diecut and cut a couple from the solid hot pink on the gift bag and placed with paper clips on two of the sleeves.
From my stash of Valentine goodies I added sentiments, used postage stamp, buttons, hearts, etc., to each of the pages.
I punched twelve diecuts out from cardstock and added three to each of the pockets on the sleeves. 
I added an assortment of diecuts and the “Be my Valentine” sentiment to the cover.
I also used paper flowers, a felt heart, buttons, mini gems shaped like hearts and pearl top pins to finish the cover of the album. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know. I also hope this inspire you to use with you have laying around the house to create your own album.
Supplies

Four Coffee Sleeves
Victoria Secrets Gift Bag
Crop-A-Dile
Zip Dry Adhesive
Paper Cutter
Diecut Machine
Baker’s Twine
Paper Clips
Ephemera
Ric Rac, 
Gems and Flatback Pearls
Various Patterned Cardstock
Various Diecuts and Punches
Buttons
Various Paper Flowers
Pearl Top Pins

(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 Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

February 14th Love Card and Candy Treat

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with some quick projects for Valentine’s Day using Momenta paper pads, diecuts and a few things from my own personal stash.

I started the card by cutting a piece of black cardstock from the Metallic Ink Paper Pad 4 1/4″x 51/2″ (that’s folded).
I raided my stash and adhered a doily to the front of the card. I placed a piece of Adhesive Sheet onto the backside of a piece of cardstock, placed the Love diecut from the Floral Wreath Cut and Emboss onto the cardstock and run through the Freestyle Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. I removed the backing from the “negative” of the love diecut and placed on top of the doily.
I fussy cut a bouquet of flowers from one piece floral cardstock from the Peony Paper Pad and added foam pop dots to the back before placing on the card base. From my stash I adhered “14” and “Feb” from a scrap of cardstock above and below the flowers. I finished the card off by adding messy loops of thread and glitter glue to the leaves and centers of the flowers.
I made another quick project to give as treats for the family. 
I cut two of the smaller diecuts from the  Nested Borders Rectangles Metal Diecuts (it’s a great way to use up scraps of cardstock) and adhered the smaller diecut off center. I punch a hole on each side of the larger diecut.
The love diecut that was leftover from the card and a smaller bunch of fussy cut flowers I adhered to the diecut. I adhered a button, sequin and flatback pearl to the sentiment and place a lolly pop in the puched holes. You can make several of these in an hour and these would be perfect for class parties.
As always if you have questions about these projects please let me know.  If you aren’t following Momenta on their different social medias you can find them at:

Supplies

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Hole Punch
Foam Pop Dots
Clear Glitter Glue
Doily and Scraps of Patterned Cardstock
Button, Sequin and Flatback Pearl
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 Addiction to Paper Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Momenta Products. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!